It’s the Fourth of July, so we thought we’d focus on one of the few inspiring trends in America today: the wave of new candidates running for office. Blacksite co-creators Courtney and Ryan Jones made the decision to run for office in their districts a few months ago. We check in with them on how they made that decision, the effect it has had on their lives, and whether they have any chance at winning in conservative Utah. Courtney and Ryan are proof that literally anyone can run!
Chris Jones, star of the Tex Murphy video games, joins us to discuss the long history of dinosaur movies and their new low point. Militarized raptors were not enough to save the latest Jurassic movie.
Sarah Bourne has adapted the “mommy blog” medium to politics, but she’s really just telling her family’s story. Our panel learns that telling personal stories may be the only way to move America forward after these weeks of devastating setbacks. Join us for some commiserating. Blacksite Podcast is back!
Host of NPR's 1A Joshua Johnson joins us at the Blacksite (...er, we join him at KUER) to discuss having beneficial conversations in an increasingly polarized world. And West Side Story. We also talk about West Side Story and then we make deep cut musical references.