Newsletter For The Week Of August 28, 2019.

Fallen Zebra (Meg Walter, The Beehive)

“It was January 1st, 2003 when I walked into Gold’s Gym wearing an oversized hoodie over a zebra-striped Nike sports bra that was a little too tight and a little too flashy for my comfort level. But I had received it as a gift and it felt like someone was giving me permission to be racier than I had given myself permission to be. I imagined the gift-giver spotting the zebra-striped Nike sports bra hanging on a rack in a department store and thinking to themselves, ‘This is perfect for Meg.’ They were probably stoked they had found the piece of athletic wear that best fit my essence. I imagined them running to the register, bouncing with excitement, buying the zebra-striped Nike sports bra, wrapping it immediately when they got home, placing it under the tree, and then creating a paper chain representing the number of days until Christmas when they could watch me open the perfect gift, the very essence of my being. A zebra-striped Nike sports bra.”

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This Is The Place Podcast (Chris Rawle, Meg Walter, The Beehive)

Chris and Meg discuss the defining topic of our time: tree sex. According to a respected historian “There's a lot of sex going on in plants that people don't know about." Who's having it? Who isn't? Is it appropriate to watch a YouTube video titled The Sex Lives Of Christmas Trees? When did plants get so raunchy? They progress to a more family friendly subject, lawmakers waging war against....flushable wipes? Yes, flushable wipes. Public awareness is raised for the 3 P's: pee, poo, and paper. Chris applauds lawmakers for finally doing something about unleashed dogs. They close with an unexpected heavyweight battle, Jimmy John's vs Parking Solutions. It's intense and according to one politician, contains "bad actors on both sides, and people on both sides who are trying to do their very best." One side says, "He’s called me names, and cussed at me, insulted my religion, and just tried to intimidate me." The other says, “They have tried to provoke us many times, gotten in my face and told me to (expletive) myself.”

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Hive Mind Podcast (Meg Walter, Nick Morley, Eli McCann, The Beehive)

In this episode, Eli and Meg recap their week in television. Eli started Characters and I Think You Should Leave, both sketch series on Netflix. Meg mourns the absence of more Instant Hotel episodes and explains the new Amazon series The Boys.

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Strangerville Podcast (Eli McCann, Meg Walter, The Beehive)

A discussion about “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” Then Eli takes the Strangerville Live stage to talk about the time he called 911 on a door-to-door salesman.

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Recent Stories

The King And I: The Stories No One Sees (Chris Rawle, The Beehive)

A Call For Answers

An Open Letter To Our Politicians

What Is The Weirdest Thing About Your Town?

Pioneer Day: The World's Greatest Holiday

The Burger Diaries Volume 2

Stadium of Fire is the Most Utah Thing Ever (And I Mean That in a Good Way)

No, But Really, Date Braden.

Like Kings Of Old

An LDS Millionaire Update

The Burger Diaries: Volume 1

Destruction/Creation

Leadership Thoughts: Get Yourself a Horse Baby

No, It's Not Some Fever Dream. Saturday's Warrior Really Happened.

Some Assumptions About The LDS Millionaire Looking For His Wife

A Very Jazzy Offseason

The Dudes of The Bachelorette as The Dudes of Utah

Tuning In For The Fourth Quarter

A Noble Nacho Quest

Water/Air

We Need An Agenda For The Upcoming 2020 Utah Governor Race

Provo's Most Eligible Finale

Lost/Found

Provo's Most Eligible Week 4

Conversion Therapy

Provo's Most Eligible Week 3

Provo's Most Eligible Week 2

Provo's Most Eligible Week 1

Unclipped Strings: The Stories No One Sees

Deseret Pork

Hive Mind Presents: Our Favorite 2018 Media

Utah's Great Songwriters

Riff & Run Vol. 2: Musings On Jazz Basketball & The NBA (Chris Rawle, The Beehive)

Happy Thanksgiving From The Beehive

The Weight Of Being Empty

Letters To Utah

Don't Be Afraid Of The Shadow People, True Stories From Utah's Haunted Hospitals: Saint Mark's

Don't Be Afraid Of The Shadow People, True Stories From Utah's Haunted Hospitals: Psych Wards

Don't Be Afraid Of The Shadow People, True Stories From Utah's Haunted Hospitals: Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

The Utah Way

Falling Out The Other Side: College Football & The Stories No One Sees

Riff & Run, Vol. 1: Musings On Jazz Basketball & The NBA

Chance

I Watched TREK So You Don't Have To And Please Don't

Prophets & Polos: The Stories No One Sees

A Rave By Any Other Name

Top Shelf Dope: The Fight to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Utah

Five Guys Without Burgers and Fries: An In-Depth Look At Upcoming 2020 Utah Governor Race

A Series Of Escalating Questions About Donovan Mitchell

You Have Kids, Now What? Volume 1: Take Them To The Symphony. Really.

Let The Season Begin

The Grudge

An Uneducated Rugby Man’s Notes On Rugby

A Very Jazzy Journal

Crown Burger And The Case For Kitsch

The Gospel of Garth Brooks