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Riley Jensen (Twitter: @rileyjensen) has been playing or coaching high school and collegiate football for more than 27 years. Over the past (7) years he has been part owner and co-founder of the Mountain West Elite sports camps which operate in several states. He started as a quarterback at an NCAA D1 school (USU), was named 1st team junior college All-American QB (Snow College), coached football at a Division 1 program (NC State), and has coached several successful Salt Lake City area high ...
 
Western Life Radio is Utah’s premiere outdoor radio program, airing on 11 stations statewide. 97.1 FM KCYN in Moab 97.5 FM KZNS in SLC 630 AM KTKK in SLC 700 AM KALL in SLC 750 AM KOAL in Price 860 AM KKAT in SLC 960 AM KOVO in Provo 1280 AM KZNS in SLC 1340 AM KTMP in Heber 1370 AM KSOP in SLC 1490 AM KCPX in Spanish Valley Segments cover a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, Off Highway Vehicles, Boating, etc.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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Actress Joanna Lumley details her 4,000-mile trek up the Nile River to the river's fabled source in Rwanda. Joanna shares what she learned from people she met while filming a documentary about the trip, and describes her ride to the pyramids on one very fine camel. And TV host Samantha Brown tells Rick how she keeps herself from stressing out over …
 
Rick checks in with Dylan Thuras from Atlas Obscura to discuss a few of their favorite small, sometimes eccentric museums around the world. Then author Peter Fiennes describes some of the real sites where Greek myths were set, and how they can speak to us today. And two historian tour guides share some of their top reasons to visit the Peloponnese,…
 
This episode features a conversation between Sean Slatter, CEO and president of LSI, about owning and operating a consulting business with operations in Northern Utah and Washington, D.C., and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. The company specializes in business and economic development, social impact practices, logistic…
 
English tour guides share their enthusiasm for enjoying the riot of color and inspiration you'll find in England's best country gardens. Then author Catie Marron explains how she designed and planted a garden as a way to feel a sense of belonging in her new home. And physicist Alan Lightman explains why it's healthy to give yourself a little unstru…
 
This episode features a conversation between Nate Thatcher, CEO of XIMA, about what it takes to build a software as a service company from the ground up, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. XIMA is a software company making inbound business phone call reporting more user-friendly with its flagship product, Chronicle. T…
 
Author Mark Adams shares what he learned about Incan history while trekking to Machu Picchu. Then author Sarah Vowell explains how Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette helped unify Americans after the contentious presidential election of 1824. And Rick checks in with tour guides from Edinburgh to get tips on visiting Scotland's whisky distil…
 
This episode features a conversation between Katelin Roberts, the executive director of BioHive, the fastest growing nonprofit life sciences community in the nation, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. BioHive represents more than 1,300 life science and healthcare innovation companies devoted to life-changing intervent…
 
Enjoy some of the best-ever writing on life in far-away places with a recommended reading list from a Harvard professor of comparative literature. Then get tips on the historic towns and royal retreats that are easily enjoyed as day trips from Berlin. And hear about daily life in Mexico City in 2022 from an American expat — and why he considers his…
 
This episode features a conversation between Vital co-founder Alex Doman, a company dedicated to improving brain performance, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. They discuss how the company’s innovative headphones and app help listeners find a desired state of mind — to relax, meditate, focus, or optimize thoughts. Do…
 
Celebrate Bastille Day with French guides. They'll explain the impressionist techniques perfected in the early 20th century, provide insider advice for designing the perfect Parisian itinerary, and help tackle the immense collection at the Louvre. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and…
 
New York Times reporter John Branch tells us how one family in southern Utah keeps a cowboy tradition alive at rodeos across the West. Chris Baker recommends itineraries for scenic road trips and sites to explore across California. Plus, Jack Davis pays tribute to the American bald eagle, whose recovery from the brink of extinction is an environmen…
 
Explore what Canada has to offer! Newfoundland's Alan Doyle recommends sights to enjoy the rugged beauty of his Atlantic island home. Comedian and author Rick Mercer shares some of his favorite places to enjoy across Canada. Plus, raise a glass to New Orleans as Elizabeth Pearce unveils how to appreciate the history of America's most "spirited city…
 
In this episode, hear from Go Utah's corporate retention and recruitment team, including the office Deputy Director Ben Hart, Director of Corporate Growth and Business Development Daniel Royal, and Analyst Abby Hunsaker. The three join podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah's communications director, to provide an overview of the state's post-performan…
 
Hear how the characters of Nordic mythology can help you better understand the past, and how they influence the epic tales that entertain us today. Discover Dutch towns to explore beyond Amsterdam where you can view technological marvels as well as medieval charm. Also, find out how tourism in Nicaragua is trying to rebound from multiple setbacks, …
 
This episode features conversations with Lance Soffe, Go Utah’s Targeted Industries director, Tulinda Larsen, the executive director of the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, Win Jeanfreau, executive director of iMpact Utah, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. This podcast also includes valuable info…
 
This episode features a conversation between Davis Smith, CEO and founder of Cotopaxi, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. They discuss the mission of Cotopaxi, Utah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, what it means to be a B Corporation, and how the pandemic impacted Cotopaxi’s operations. Smith shares advice for entrepreneu…
 
Get tips from an American-Japanese author for experiencing the rugged allure of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. Then hear from a nature photographer what it's like to spend a summer boating up Hudson Bay in search of polar bears. And learn all about how Dubliners celebrate Bloomsday — good fun even if you still haven't finished Ulysses. For mo…
 
This episode features a conversation with three One Utah Summit Startup Pitch runners-up: PÜRTREK, Light Line Medical, Merit3D, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. The three company founders participated in last month’s VentureCapital.org Deal Forum competition held at Silicon Slopes, where real-world investors identif…
 
This episode features a conversation with the One Utah Summit top three Startup Pitch finalists: Poly Platform (first place and people’s choice), Dental Dash (second place), Jipe (third place), and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Poly Platform is a smart-city civic engagement platform that serves as a one-stop shop for…
 
Two English tour guides discuss a time-honored way to enjoy the British countryside: "rambling" along Britain's well-marked system of hiking trails. Then author Peter Fiennes describes his cross-country journeys in the footsteps of great British writers, and what his travels revealed about how much the UK has changed in recent years. And Rick learn…
 
Where and when does a situation go bad? It's easy to think that an accident is the result of a single bad decision. But as Laura Maguire tells it, to understand an accident, which can be read as a failure of decision making, you really need to examine the systemic influences and the progression of choices that led up to that pivotal moment, because…
 
This episode features a conversation with Tim Ryan, the chief financial officer of Bout Time Pub & Grub, a neighborhood sports bar, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. In this Business Elevated episode, listen as Ryan describes starting the first 1600-square-feet restaurant in West Jordan and growing to 15 locations in…
 
Get in a festive mood as Rick invites a few of his friends to compare the beer styles of Europe, and the cultures that go with them. Also, writer David Farley tells us about an eccentric hill town not far from Rome. It's home to a generation of bohemian residents, and one of the strangest mysteries in Italy — a centuries-old relic the Vatican would…
 
This episode features a conversation with Marla Gutmann, a trained mechanical engineer, outdoors enthusiast, nature lover, and one of the co-founders of Wild Sage Mountain Guides, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Wild Sage Mountain Guides is a Utah backcountry guide business founded by women for women backpackers. G…
 
Author Graham Robb describes a few of the extraordinary historical characters of Paris. Then vintner and tour guide Cecilia Bottai shares tips for planning a getaway to the relaxed "green heart" of central Italy. And author Celia Lyttelton tells us how she traveled the world to find the ingredients for making her very own custom perfume. For more i…
 
Journalist Euny Hong explains how South Korea has made itself not only an economic powerhouse but a pop-culture superpower. And tour guides from Portugal join Rick to share recommendations for planning a week's getaway to Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, and the colorful, historic towns in between. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - inclu…
 
British travel writer Will Hide recounts his journeys along the back roads of Appalachia, where country music first arose from the melodies and instruments of immigrants from the British Isles. Then tour guides from France share tips on exploring the Loire Valley's many magnificent châteaux. And author Sara Zaske reveals what she learned from the G…
 
This episode features a conversation with Natalie El-Deiry, the director of immigration and New American integration at Go Utah, in its newly formed Utah Immigration Assistance Center, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. The Utah Immigration Assistance Center was established following the 2022 legislative session to su…
 
Guidebook co-author Pat O'Connor delves into the details of driving in Ireland, where renting a car can be worth the extra expense when it gives you the flexibility to explore the countryside on your own schedule. Then author Mary Morris explains why she prefers to go solo to connect with other people in her travels, and how she ensures her safety.…
 
This episode features a conversation with Molly Rose, the founder of Virtual Assistant Academy, a company providing career alternatives for those wanting to work wherever, whenever, and with whomever they want, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Rose discusses the academy’s training and certification program, her reas…
 
Travel writer Julian Sancton tells us how a trip to Antarctica helped him see that continent through the eyes of the early polar explorers. Then science reporter Zach St. George explains how some North American tree species are migrating to survive a warming climate. And two Italy-based tour guides take us to the resort lakes of northern Italy, whe…
 
Get acquainted with some of the most popular French and Italian saints, and learn why they remain important to their countrymen. Plus, actor David Suchet shares what he discovered while making a documentary about the life and times of St. Peter, and the first-century world he inhabited in Galilee. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - i…
 
When Utah nurse Melody Forsyth learned her baby-to-be had Down syndrome, she and her family thought it would change their lives. And it did - for the better. Ruby, now six, has led the Forsyth family into a world of outdoor recreation, including skiing. Watching Ruby ride the Chickadee lift at Snowbird and ski down with her Wasatch Adaptive Sports …
 
This episode features a conversation with Stackline’s Chief Revenue Officer Dave Helmreich, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Helmreich discusses the retail intelligence and software company’s tools that help leading brands sell products across an ecosystem spanning online retail, marketplaces, social media, and dire…
 
Kayaker Dave Ellingson tells us how he learned to savor the unexpected on a paddling adventure in Minnesota. Then German comedian Hape Kerkeling relives his hike on the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain, where he learned something new every day. And adventurer Christina Nealson recommends places in New Mexico to get in touch with both the indigenou…
 
This episode spotlights the 2022 Talent Ready Apprenticeship Connection (TRAC) Week, which takes place April 11-15 at the Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center on the Salt Lake Community College campus. This conversation features an all-star cast, including: Vic Hockett, director of the Talent Ready Utah initiative within the state’s Eco…
 
This episode features a conversation about Fierce Fighting Championship with the organization’s founder Cody Bunderson, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Bunderson discusses his passion for mixed martial arts and opening his first fighting gym in Price, Utah, which has grown to more than 300 members and the founding …
 
Get an expert's tips for enjoying the best of the Louvre's gigantic trove of treasures on a short visit. Then hear about what you can expect from US embassy and consulate staff, should you need their assistance while traveling, from the President of the American Foreign Service Association. And listen in as Rick recalls his first unchaperoned backp…
 
Visit any western resort town and you’ll find a robust LatinX community, sometimes making up 30% of the population. It’s a robust part of community culture. But oftentimes, it’s a segment that doesn’t ski. SOS Outreach, a nonprofit serving 15 resort and urban communities nationwide including Utah, is seeking to change that. Today, Last Chair will v…
 
This episode features a conversation about Kado with the organization’s founder Gladymir Philippe, and podcast host Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Philippe discusses how he came up with the concept for Kado, a marketplace that brings real-world experience into the classroom to eliminate graduate underemployment. The Quebec native …
 
A Brussels-based tour guide offers his recommendations for making the most of a weekend in the Belgian capital. Then one of Rick's co-authors joins us to explore what it means to become a "temporary local" when traveling, and how it can help you actually relax on your next vacation. And listeners share ideas for enjoying areas they know well, as lo…
 
This episode features a conversation about the Utah Black Chamber with the organization’s founder and president, James Jackson, and podcast host, Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Jackson shares his experience founding and growing the Utah Black Chamber, from what he thought would be a side hustle job in 2009 to a thriving entity rep…
 
Irish-born comedian and writer Maeve Higgins shares what she's observed about the US after a decade of living in New York City, and Irish tour guide Barry Moloney explains why his hometown of Kinsale, on the scenic south coast of County Cork, is so popular among visitors. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descripti…
 
Visitors to Sundance Mountain Resort this winter have found a wonderful new experience at one of Utah’s great hidden gems. Working with the experienced Sundance team, legendary ski industry leader Bill Jensen has helped them transform the resort with new lifts, terrain, snowmaking and much more. Jensen, a longtime visionary who has led some of Nort…
 
This episode features a conversation about Real Salt Lake with the organization’s president, John Kimball, and podcast host, Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Kimball shares his experience as interim president and now president of the organization, what new ownership means for the team, and why he thinks Real soccer fans are some of …
 
Hear how the Irish language, once banned by English colonial rulers, has re-assumed its place at the heart of Irish identity. Then listen in as musician Kieran O'Hare explains why he finds Irish bagpipes more pleasing than the better-known Scottish ones, and plays a few traditional tunes on the Irish tin whistle. And eavesdrop on a pair of Irishmen…
 
A lifetime ago, back in 1981, Brad Meiklejohn was ski-bumming and working at Alta when he witnessed a full-depth avalanche on High Rustler. It was mesmerizing, and it changed his path in life. He went on to study snow and avalanches on the East Coast, moved back out West and joined what was then known as the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center. His life…
 
This episode features a conversation about Utah’s new state flag initiative and a bit of Utah history with Dr. Paul Reeve, a professor of history and the Simmons Chair of Mormon Studies at the University of Utah, with podcast host, Pete Codella, Go Utah’s communications director. Dr. Reeve shares the historical context of each element of the curren…
 
Learn about the Ancient Ohio Trail and its cluster of mysterious geometric earthworks left behind by pre-Columbian "mound builder" cultures. Then find out which cultural treasures — architecture, landscapes, townscapes — have been added to the World Monuments Fund's most recent list of endangered sites. And hear about some of the more curious place…
 
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