Cover art for podcast RadioWest


20 EpisodesProduced by KUERWebsite

KUER’s award-winning interview show explores the world through deep thinkers who host Doug Fabrizio asks to think even deeper. Join writers, filmmakers, scientists and others on RadioWest: A show for the wildly curious.

episodes iconAll Episodes

The End of Craving

December 7th, 2023


In recent years, many Americans have cut carbs and sugar, reduced fat and tried every diet. Yet millions of us still have high blood pressure, are pre-diabetic and obese. Why?

The Real Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

December 5th, 2023


With Ridley Scott’s film “Napoleon” in theaters, we’re talking today about the real "Petit Caporal," a normal man who lived a life that was anything …

The Perfect Fence

November 29th, 2023


In 1874, a farmer named Joseph Glidden patented what became known as “the perfect fence:” two wires lined with sharp, metal barbs.

The (Previously) Untold Story of the Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon

November 29th, 2023


When you think of the Grand Canyon, you probably think of rocks and, of course, the Colorado River. But in the summer of 1938, two women risked their …

The Secret of Cooking

November 21st, 2023


For many of us, cooking is an annoying, boring chore. But the food writer Bee Wilson says there’s a simple secret to an easier life in the kitchen, and it begins with the person who cooks.

RadioWest Films: ‘A Sister Must Sacrifice’

November 16th, 2023


Miranda couldn’t wait to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She just didn’t know her weight would be a problem.

A People’s History of the Nuclear West

November 15th, 2023


In 1951, the U.S. government began test detonations of nuclear bombs in the Nevada desert. It wasn’t long before people started getting cancer.

The 2023 Salt Lake City Mayoral Election

November 9th, 2023


The race for Salt Lake City mayor comes down chiefly to two people, and both are, in a way, seeking re-election.

Through The Lens: ‘Body Parts’

November 7th, 2023


During the silent film era, women directed, wrote scripts and had a lot of say over how they were portrayed on screen. Fast forward a hundred years to the #metoo movement, and that dynamic has entirely changed.

How the Ocean Works

November 1st, 2023


The oceanographer Helen Czerski wants you to think of the ocean as a vast, planet-spanning engine. And what it drives is no less than life itself.

The Reckoning of Mitt Romney

October 31st, 2023


When Mitt Romney was 17 years old, he attended the 1964 Republican national convention with his dad, then-governor of Michigan. George Romney, …

Radio Hour Episode 17: ‘Sherlock Holmes and The Final Problem’

October 30th, 2023


Plan B Theatre and “RadioWest” are back with a new hour of live radio — and a live audience — with “Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem.”

The Man Who Tasted Words

October 26th, 2023


It’s through the senses of taste, sight, hearing, smell and touch that we perceive the world around us. But just how reliable, really, are those senses?

The Case Against the Gondola

October 23rd, 2023


The Utah Department of Transportation received more than 35,000 comments about its plans to build a gondola in Little Cottonwood Canyon. According to …

The Disastrous Voyage of the Wager

October 19th, 2023


In 1740, the Wager set sail from England in search of Spanish treasure. Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong.

The Scariest Movie of All Time

October 13th, 2023


In 1973, moviegoers were seen fleeing from theaters. Some fainted; others threw up. That was the year that “The Exorcist” was released.

How to Cure Your Craving for More

October 12th, 2023


If you find yourself fixating on something you want but know you don’t need, it’s not your fault; it’s the “scarcity brain” at work.

Through The Lens: ‘A Run For More’

October 6th, 2023


In 2018, Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe, a transgender woman, ran for a city council seat in San Antonio, Texas — just as a flurry of anti-trans legislation …

The Unraveling of Tim Ballard

October 6th, 2023


In July, Tim Ballard stepped down as CEO of Operation Underground Railroad, just as “Sound of Freedom,” the movie based on his work, was released. …

"Sluffing School" and Other Utah-isms

September 29th, 2023


Wanna talk like a real Utahn? Well, pour yourself a glass of “melk” and head on up to the “ruf.” We’ve got some “explainin’” to do.

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to RadioWest


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens