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Aug 28, 2020

We talk with Candidate Kael Weston about his time at the State Department, Fallujah, his book ,and his congressional campaign. Kael believes that Utah has a political model of civility that is an example for the nation. We talk fake patriotism, indivisibility, and how critical thinking is imperative for a democracy. There is also some pizza ASMR. Kael Weston is the real deal and you should check out https://www.westonforcongress.com/

Aug 7, 2020

AWESOME NEWS! Democratic gubernatorial candidate CHRIS PETERSON is the real deal! He's a home grown roots back to 1847! He's a law professor WHO BAKES PIES! Chris Peterson worked for the Consumer Protection Bureau which helped protect and payback people who had been defrauded! He's an overall nice guy who will tell you his feelings on a mask mandate, how to create a more inclusive state, and he has really awesome 1960's glasses! Guys. Chris Peterson is a talented dude. Make him governor. 

Aug 5, 2020

Black Lives Matter and Dance Dance for Revolution held and anti-police violence protest in Cottonwood Heights on Sunday that ended with Police violence. Darlene McDonald gives an eyewitness account to the event that unfolded. 

Jul 29, 2020

SL County DA Sim Gill virtually stops by the Blacksite to discuss his dual role as a reformer and enforcer. We discuss the Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal decision and other officer involved shootings. 

Jul 21, 2020

Open your favorite hard seltzer for very special Blacksite guest - Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke! We discuss Gehrke's career, how reporters handle their own opinions and biases, the dangers of a binary party system, and the possibility of Utah becoming more 'purple' in the future. Gehrke also sneaks in the word panoply in there - so pay attention!

 

And, as always, Chris Stewart sucks - but we'll have to save that for another episode. 

Jul 17, 2020

Teacher of the year Lauren Merkley visits the Blacksite to discuss how she is preparing for the 2020 school year with a pandemic still looming. Dan states that "The Scarlet Letter" should probably not be included in AP lit anymore because....YEESH!

Also, Courtney rants about the Wayfair Human Trafficking story and Dan discusses what Human Trafficking actually looks like. 

And, as always:

CHRIS STEWART SUCKS. 

Jul 17, 2020

Teacher of the year Lauren Merkley visits the Blacksite to discuss how she is preparing for the 2020 school year with a pandemic still looming. Dan states that "The Scarlet Letter" should probably not be included in AP lit anymore because....YEESH!

Also, Courtney rants about the Wayfair Human Trafficking story and Dan discusses what Human Trafficking actually looks like. 

And, as always:

CHRIS STEWART SUCKS. 

Jul 17, 2020

Teacher of the year Lauren Merkley visits the Blacksite to discuss how she is preparing for the 2020 school year with a pandemic still looming. Dan states that "The Scarlet Letter" should probably not be included in AP lit anymore because....YEESH!

Also, Courtney rants about the Wayfair Human Trafficking story and Dan discusses what Human Trafficking actually looks like. 

And, as always:

CHRIS STEWART SUCKS. 

Jul 17, 2020

Teacher of the year Lauren Merkley visits the Blacksite to discuss how she is preparing for the 2020 school year with a pandemic still looming. Dan states that "The Scarlet Letter" should probably not be included in AP lit anymore because....YEESH!

Also, Courtney rants about the Wayfair Human Trafficking story and Dan discusses what Human Trafficking actually looks like. 

And, as always:

CHRIS STEWART SUCKS. 

Jul 9, 2020

Blacksite Podcast investigates... er, interviews Mallory Rogers and Mykala Rogers about their recent email campaign to have Bountiful High reconsider it's not-so-PC mascot of "The Braves" – (Think white kids in headdresses and face paint – like Coachella). They received a rather combative email from Bountiful Mayor Randy Lewis and – well here we are! Also on the pod is James Singer,  co-founder of Utah League of Native Voters, to discuss history of the use of Native Americans as mascots.

Jun 17, 2020

Katie Matheson joins Blacksite to discuss Dan & Courtney's conversion to conservatism (for primaries only). We discuss our pop culture outlets, the Utah Business Revival's basic mantra of sacrifice the elderly for the economy, and the very confusing color-coded covid system.  

CHRIS PETERSON IS AWESOME! WE LOVE CHRIS PETERSON!

Jun 10, 2020

Andrew Stoddard (not to be confused with famous English Cricketer Andew Stoddart) joins Dan, Courtney and Ryan at the Blacksite to grade Utah's Covid-19 response (spoiler: it's bifurcated), Rainy Day funds, Mitt Romney and the GOP gubernatorial primary. 

Jun 3, 2020

Darlene McDonald joins us on our first ever zoom podcast!

May 28, 2020

This a rebroadcast of our episode with Spencer Cox from October 2017. We're still here, just re-grouping and re-tooling after this crazy pandemic. We've got new episodes coming in June! Stay tuned, and thanks so much for your continuing support!

Mar 5, 2020

Katie Matheson is back for a re-cap of this week's legislative session.

Feb 12, 2020

Alliance for a Better Utah's Chase Thomas joins us again!

Feb 7, 2020

Mitt - a hero? Plus guest Katie Matheson!

Jan 29, 2020

Chase Thomas and Katie Matheson of Alliance for a Better Utah join us at the Blacksite to discuss upcoming bills in the Utah Legislature. Next, we talk about the heroics of Pierre Delecto... maybe.

Also, Courtney gets a gavel.

 

Jan 22, 2020

Alliance For A Better Utah's Chase Thomas is here, Impeachment Watch 2020 & the Utah condom scandal! DA DA DAAAAAA!

Jan 15, 2020

Dan addresses last weeks CATS error, the heating up Utah governors race, and guest Eric Biggart.

Jan 10, 2020

Now, a little treat for you all. We saw Cats so you don't have to. We go over our explicit waking nightmare that was the Cats movie. Also, we compare Last Jedi to Rise of the Skywalker. 

Jan 8, 2020

We're finally in the future! We did it! It's the year 2020 and there are some important dates coming up that will determine your well-being...so, PAY ATTENTION! Dan, Ryan, and Courtney discuss major primaries, voting dates, and encourage you to participate as if your life depends on it - because it does. 

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