Utah Famous

Utah Famous

A podcast about the people, places, and history that make Utah so unexpectedly awesome.

Episodes

October 27, 2022 38 mins

This week, Sarah tells some spooky stories from four University Campuses in Utah. Scholars beware! But seriously, some of these are pretty creepy.

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Have you heard the Utah cookie gossip? This week Jordan is bringing up the Crumbl vs Crave and Dirty Dough lawsuit and we are here to fill you in on the details (along with a side of our own opinions).

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December 21, 2021 53 mins

On this episode Jordan and Daniel dive into the fascinating history of the department store ZCMI.

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November 9, 2021 15 mins

This week, Sarah  talks about the wildlife crossing bridge in Summit County that you maybe didn't know was there...but you'll be really glad it is.

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October 26, 2021 26 mins

**DISCLAIMER: These minisodes are not for kids or those who scare easily.**

The last in our Halloween series of minisodes about infamous Utah killers, this week Daniel Blaser joins us once again to talk about the Hi-Fi murders that happened in Ogden, UT in 1974.

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October 23, 2021 15 mins

**DISCLAIMER: These minisodes are not for kids or those who scare easily.**

Continuing in our series of minisodes for the month of October about infamous killers from Utah, this week Jordan and our special guest Daniel Blaser are taking about Arthur Gary Bishop who committed his crimes in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s.

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October 19, 2021 19 mins

**DISCLAIMER: These minisodes are not for kids or those who scare easily.**

In this episode of our Halloween Minisode series on infamous killers from Utah, we have special guest Daniel Blaser back filling us all in on Ervil LeBaron, the polygamist leader who orchestrated several murders in the 1970s.

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October 16, 2021 15 mins

DISCLAIMER: These minisodes are not for kids or those who scare easily. 

For the month of October we're doing a series of minisodes about infamous killers from Utah with our special guest, Daniel Blaser. This next one is about Gary Gilmore, whose Utah County murders and later execution became something the whole nation talked about in the late 1970s. 

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October 12, 2021 17 mins

DISCLAIMER: These minisodes are not for kids or those who scare easily. 

For the month of October we're doing a series of minisodes about infamous killers from Utah with our special guest, Daniel Blaser. This first one is a "mild" one about Charles Theide, the first person executed after Utah became a state.  Stay tuned for more in this series and place bets on how many episodes Sarah can stand!

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September 28, 2021 54 mins

We're back! In this return episode, Sarah and Jordan talk about 10 things that you might have missed (or that you might remember) from the summer of 2021 in Utah.

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May 25, 2021 75 mins

Joining us this week is Daniel Blaser to give us a condensed Utah Jazz history so if you were wanting to get on the Jazz bandwagon, here's your chance.

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April 13, 2021 46 mins

This week, Sarah give us the history and background of Trolley Square, one of Utah’s most unique malls. But of course, it wasn’t always a mall AND it wasn’t always for trolleys.

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March 12, 2021 64 mins

Like us, you've probably watched "Murder Among the Mormons" on Netflix and we curious where some of the locations are around Salt Lake City. In this episode we have special guest Daniel Blaser on to take us on a Dark Tour to the locations involved in the Mark Hofmann case and some locations from the documentary itself. We also have all the locations included right here for you to visit (please be respectful of reside...

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February 9, 2021 49 mins

This week, Sarah talks about Utah's top five...everything–--from Universities and high schools to largest cities and smallest towns. Do you have a favorite music venue, ski resort, donut place, hike, or National Park? See where it ranks on this incredibly random list of Utah's top five's.

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January 26, 2021 20 mins

Remember when we talked about the haunted happenings at the Capitol Theatre? Well, this week Jordan is taking us back to talk about the history of this classic theater from the beginning to present-day. 

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January 19, 2021 45 mins

This week's episode we recorded with Nate and Brandon for their podcast, This is a Place! We discussed why we started both our podcasts and, since they talk about places in Utah, we talked a little more about Allen Park/Hobbitville since we visited it  after doing our initial episode. We hope you enjoy this episode and give a listen to This is a Place if you haven't already!

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December 22, 2020 57 mins

We couldn't get through the holidays without sneaking an episode in especially about something truly important: Hallmark Movies! There were a handful filmed in Utah this year and this week Sarah breaks down the stories and filming locations along with some formulas for a good Hallmark Movie. Merry Christmas!

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November 24, 2020 31 mins

We all know about the first Thanksgiving but do you know about Utah's first Thanksgiving? This week, Sarah tells the story followed by a discussion of Utah Thanksgiving side dishes. Hope you're hungry.

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November 17, 2020 37 mins

Did you know that the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake used to be the world famous Hotel Utah? This week, Jordan will give us the history of this beautiful building and what once was including celebrity guests, clothing requirements, and why the Mormon's allowed a bar in the hotel.

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November 3, 2020 42 mins

This week, Sarah talks about Capitol Reef National Park including why it's called Capitol Reef  and what you can do at this park that's kind of in the middle of all our National Parks.

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