#127 – Trump Grimace Birthday Challenge

Episode Notes

Back again for the tail end of pride. We discuss RFK Jr's gym etiquette, that kaput submarine, Samuel Alito having a sugar daddy, and how the state of Utah is scared to run social media posts about Pride Month.

#126 – Hanging Ten in Hell

He did everything right and they indicted him!!! Trump might be going to the pen, but not without some empty promises of free Cuban food first.

We cover some real fun topics in this one like the endless world of digital advertising and data collection, a genius developer building a surf community in the middle of the Utah desert, roads collapsing under increasingly dramatic climate change, and more.

And finally, we talk a bit about the freaks who continue to wage war on the incredibly scary concept of books.

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#125 – A Proud Gridiron Grift

Yo! The boys are here with a fresh ep in the early days of (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. We cover a lot in this episode, including all of the fresh new hell the right is creating with the never-ending attack on gay and trans people. And it turns out that our governor is a bit of a coward. Who knew? We talk debt ceiling, Chris Steward resigning, Utah oil production, and the Supreme Court doing more anti-labor nonsense.

And finally, we end with a story in the SL Tribune about BYU and other NCAA athletes being scammed via newly allowed NIL deals, including with FTX and NFTs. Amazing.

The Pride parade in SLC is Sunday 6/4! And while you're there, go check out DSSL's booth and grab some BYM decals and talk socialism with good people.

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Outro music: Trauma Bonds by High Vis

#124 – The Insider Feat. Mark Agee

Episode Notes

Greg and Jordan talk to Mark Agee (@markagee), who is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, to discuss the ongoing strike, working conditions for writers, and what led to this strike.

Then we discuss the 60 Minutes piece on the whistleblower who revealed secrets on the LDS Church's finances, including setting up shell corporations to hide wealth. Then we read an article saying why that is actually normal religious activity.

Donate to help WGA strikers at DSA Los Angeles's Snacklist which provides food and drinks to strikers on the picket lines.

#122 – Rocky Road

The Boys are completely and totally (and officially) Back.

We catch up on some of the things that have been going on lately, including yet another trademark American Mass Shooting and the very serious continued argument over "mental health" in this country. Trump found liable for sex pest stuff, COVID is over (again), Tucker's taking his talents to The Bay, and more.

Our main focus in this episode is the issue of homelessness and the concept of social housing– referenced by former-and-currently-running-for SLC mayor, Rocky Anderson in a piece in the SL Trib. We continue this topic with a discussion of Robert Gehrke's article talking about evictions in Utah hitting a 7-year high.

Articles covered: Rocky Anderson: More affordable housing is possible. So is keeping a neighborhood’s character

Utah evictions have hit a 7-year high. We need to maintain safety nets for our neighbors, Robert Gehrke writes.

#120 – Dewey Decimal Organizing

Episode Notes

Greg and Jordan were joined by members of the Salt Lake City Public Library's Workers United (@SLCPLWU) to discuss their union drive and what the realities are of organizing on the ground in Utah

Here is the link to their campaign to demand the SLC Library Board honor the union: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-slcpl-board-of-directors-respect-slcpl-workers-united

#119 – Retvrn

Episode Notes

Greg and Jordan are back from their various sabbaticals to discuss all sorts of issues we missed including Trump being indicted, Joe Brandon's reelection campaign, the Salt Lake City Mayoral election, a Utah Senator's house getting vandalized, and the GOP Convention.

Anyway, good to be back.

Bonus: Interview with Armed Queers of SLC

Greg sits down for a quick interview with the Armed Queers of SLC — an explicitly socialist and radical Queer organization dedicated to the militant and armed defense of LGBTQ people nationwide. We chat about the privilege of advocating gun bans, the harmful LGBTQ+ rhetoric coming from the right, and the work they're doing to protect drag shows and educate folks on leftism and self defense.

Follow the Armed Queers on Twitter and Instagram: @armedqueersslc

#116 – Follow the Profit feat. Alice Caldwell-Kelly

Episode Notes

Jordan and Greg are joined by Alice Caldwell Kelly (@AliceAvizandum) to discuss a multitude of subjects, including Mike Lee's small suspension, the LDS Church hiding assets through shell corporations, how it is such as zero-drip religion, and then we finish it up with a reading series on why Mormons are so susceptible to financial schemes.

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#115 – Hey Now, We're an All-Star feat. Tom Sexton

Episode Notes

Happy All-Star Weekend, Utah. The entire world has decided to focus its attention on our snowy, mountainous state to watch a bunch of guys who generally wouldn't want to be caught dead here. In this episode Greg and Jordan are joined by Tom Sexton (@TomSexton) from the Trillbillies podcast to discuss the game, why Jazz Owner Ryan Smith is getting way too into it, and finally we also discuss a bit about how Utah has a senator who calls himself "based" on twitter.