Newsletter For The Week Of September 11, 2019.
The Burger Diaries Volume 3 (Meg Walter, The Beehive)
"Like every young Mormon couple, my husband and I spent some time living in Washington DC before settling in the city of salt. Whilst in our nation’s capital we tried Shake Shack for the first time. And then we were there 2-3 times a week every week we lived there. Because once you shack, you never go back.
I always order the ShackBurger: a single, thin, crispy patty topped with lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce, which is a tangy riff on fry sauce. And fries. The Shake Shack fries are the cause for most Shake Shack controversy. Haters will claim that they are the fries available in any grocer’s frozen food aisle. Which, fine. But I ask you this: do those market fries prepare themselves? I don’t go out to eat to get food I can’t prepare myself. I go out to eat because I don’t want to prepare food myself. So what if Costco sells the same crinkle fries? Shake Shack is cooking them for me and I’m willing to pay for that.
I’ve been twice since Shack Shack opened, and waited in line for forty minutes in the August heat both times. I have no regrets."
This Is The Place Podcast (Chris Rawle, Meg Walter, The Beehive)
Chris and Meg rekindle an old discussion about penguins. An intoxicated woman calls 911 to report she is following a drunk driver but it ends up being herself. The topic of bad eyebrows is broached. Another woman visits the Philippines and tries to smuggle a baby through the airport. It does not go well. In her defense, she wanted to give it a name and a blessing? Chris and Meg move onto bigger and better things: sex ed. They offer their expertise for anyone who needs it. Angry parents and old people make an appearance. The words "inappropriate and embarrassing" are used. Teachers get thrown under the bus at every opportunity. Last but not least, does Lake Powell encourage promiscuity? And why are quagga mussels trying to take over the world?
Hive Mind Podcast (Meg Walter, Eli McCann, The Beehive)
In this very British episode of Hive Mind, Eli and Meg discuss The Great British Baking Show and being forced to wait a week between episodes like it’s the freaking nineties again. Then Meg tries to convince Eli to watch Love Island. She does not succeed. And finally, they talk Matilda, Danny Devito’s film interpretation of Roald Dahl’s literary classic. Eli and Meg don’t agree on everything, but they do agree that Sticky Money, the tv show Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood force their tenacious daughter Matilda to watch, should absolutely be a real show. Because they would absolutely watch it.
Strangerville Podcast (Eli McCann, Meg Walter, The Beehive)
This time in Strangerville Eli is too sarcastic to get married. And a woman recounts her worst ever babysitting experience.
The King And I: The Stories No One Sees
An Open Letter To Our Politicians
What Is The Weirdest Thing About Your Town?
Pioneer Day: The World's Greatest Holiday
Stadium of Fire is the Most Utah Thing Ever (And I Mean That in a Good Way)
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
The Dudes of The Bachelorette as The Dudes of Utah
Tuning In For The Fourth Quarter
We Need An Agenda For The Upcoming 2020 Utah Governor Race
Unclipped Strings: The Stories No One Sees
Hive Mind Presents: Our Favorite 2018 Media
Riff & Run Vol. 2: Musings On Jazz Basketball & The NBA (Chris Rawle, The Beehive)
Happy Thanksgiving From The Beehive
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
Falling Out The Other Side: College Football & The Stories No One Sees
Riff & Run, Vol. 1: Musings On Jazz Basketball & The NBA
I Watched TREK So You Don't Have To And Please Don't
Prophets & Polos: The Stories No One Sees
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.
An Uneducated Rugby Man’s Notes On Rugby
Crown Burger And The Case For Kitsch