Dr. Raymond Ward visits the show to talk opioids, healthcare, and jamborees! However, Ryan's state of health is not up for discussion - HIPPA! We discuss the new democratic slogan and why it makes us hungry for Papa Johns! Also, Trump has a great Yacht story he'd love to share with your boy scout.
Special Guest Ben Frank talks about his campaign experience running for Utah CD3. We thank Mike Lee for help in killing the GOP Healthcare bill. Trump is so sick of winning that he he needed to be historically unpopular too. Dan rants about revolutionary rhetoric on the Left. What happened to just being Democrats?
We interview the frontrunner for Utah's 3rd Congressional District, John Curtis, and ask him why Provo was only named the 2nd best managed city in the U.S. Ryan is giddy with the news that Donald Trump Jr. openly colluded with Russia - and we got the receipts! But... does anything mean anything anymore at this point? Trump and the awkwardness that was the G20 summit. Finally, fireworks are super fun AND dangerous! Talk of banning fireworks in Utah because some yahoos almost burned down the state. Finally, Dan rants about town halls that take place in neither a town nor a hall.
Gerda Saunders was a University of Utah professor when she realized she was experiencing symptoms of early-onset dementia. As her mind slowly deteriorated, she began documenting her condition. These "field notes" became the book "Memory's Last Breath," which has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, NPR, and readers everywhere.
Gerda joins the Blacksite to tell us about her experience with dementia, as well as her struggle to live and plan for death within the regulations of the American health care system.
If you're anything like us, you'll be moved by Gerda's story. Don't miss this one.
In this special 4th of July episode, we bring back two of our most popular guests, conservative Yossof Sharifi and liberal Kim Bowman, to help us make sense of whatever the hell is going on with Trump's twitter feed. We also debate the philosophical underpinnings of health policy (more fun than it sounds) and the dangers of the LDS Church dipping its toe into the seedy underworld of pigmented clothing.
Plus, find out how we ended up having to publicly apologize to Lt. Governor Spencer Cox! (It's Dan's fault.)
We're rebranding the POPcast this week, as we prepare to separate it from the Blacksite name. Before we move, we celebrate the most American movie on the most American of holidays. But is Independence Day actually good, or were we just young and stupid in 1996?
The panel also dares to try Fireworks Oreos. They taste less like sulfur than we expected.
We chat about our favorite patriotic movies: Air Force One, The Right Stuff, Lincoln, and This Divided State.