Speak Your Piece
A Podcast About Utah's History
Season 4 | Hosted by Brad Westwood | Senior Public Historian | Utah Dept. of Culture & community Engagement
The past is never truly “in the past.” It’s all around us, it informs us. It speaks to our shared and to our separate identities. “Speak Your Piece (SYP)” is a podcast where contributors share their insights and discoveries about Utah's 12,000 year (plus) human story. Hosted by Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian (Dept. of Culture & Community Engagement), a new episode is released every other week, sometimes more, sometimes less. / SYP explores the key arguments within a new or worthwhile older publication, article or website; or delves into a notable museum, archival collection, archaeological report; or allows a respected writer, curator or historian to speak freely, sometimes about difficult history. Speak Your Piece seeks to tell a history you may not have heard before.
Three of the Most Recent Episodes
Native American Boarding Schools in the Am. West & in Utah (ca. 1870s-1980s) with Dr. Farina King (Diné): Part 1 – an IntroductionJuly 31, 2023
American Boarding School Policies with Native American College Adviser Franci Lynne Taylor (Choctaw) – Part 2July 31, 2023
“Making Lamanites: Mormons, Native Americans and the… Placement Program”: A Conversation with Historian Matthew Garrett – Part 3July 31, 2023
Hosted by Brad Westwood, Senior Public Historian from the Utah Department of Culture & Community Engagement, "Speak Your Piece" is published every other week (sometimes more sometimes less). Podcast are around sixty minutes long (however, seasons 1 and 2 were produced in two thirty minute segments). "Speak Your Piece" sorts out an author's key arguments (in a book or article); the same for an exhibit, database, podcast or blog; all in a lively discussion with the historians, curators, archaeologists or archivists who produced the work. You may subscribe to the SYP podcast on Apple, Spotify, BuzzSprout or other podcast platforms.
The podcast is recorded and engineered at both the Utah State Library Studios and Studio Underground at Stokes & Associates in Salt Lake City.
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