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Cox and Friends
40 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
The state of Utah's growth, NBA All-Star weekend recap, Bloomberg's farmers comments, and the legislative session
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by some of the friends to talk about the latest from the campaign, the Republican primary ballot, and the amazing amount of support that everyone has shown throughout the past couple of months. Then we dive into former New York City Mayor, Mike Bloomberg saying he could teach “anybody” to be a farmer, the state of Utah's growth, and how entrepreneurs are changing rural Utah. We also take a look into the NBA's All-Star weekend events, how the Elam Ending shaped the All-Star game, and Rudy Gobert's crazy performance. Lastly, we touch on the legislative session so far.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race, Iowa caucus chaos, narratives shaped by the media, and Utah Jazz updates
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by some of the friends to talk about the latest from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Race, the Iowa caucus chaos, Utah’s Super Tuesday primary coming up on March 3, and the issue with over-complicating the polling process. Then we discuss George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton's popularity and how media in the 90's shaped the narratives of both presidents. We also talk about the Simon Bamberger's mansion going up for sale, why Jewish settlers tried to establish farming communities throughout Sanpete county in the early 1910's, and the diverse cultures throughout Utah. Lastly, we dive into the Utah Jazz's struggles, their loss against a beaten down Denver Nuggets squad, and being a piece away from truly being all in. We finish the episode with a little bit of Super Bowl recap. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
U.S.-Iran tension, 2020 Utah gubernatorial updates, the surging Jazz, and the NFL playoffs
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by most of the friends to talk about the growing tension between the United States and Iran, President Trump's decision to authorize the drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran accidentally shooting down a civilian passenger plane en route to Ukraine, and Sen. Mike Lee's frustrations surrounding the Iran briefing. Then we dive into the latest updates from the gubernatorial race, Rep. Rob Bishop's decision to not run, we recap the Utah Eagle Forum convention this past weekend, and the realities of outrage culture. Lastly, we talk about the Utah Jazz's win streak, Dante Exum's farewell, and how Jordan Clarkson's introduction to the lineup has completely changed the team. Then we recap the weekend in the NFL playoffs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Impeachment hearings, the Democratic debates, Utah's state seal, and the Utah Jazz
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by most of the friends to talk about why the general public isn't paying attention to the impeachment hearings, why the Democratic debates have been upsetting to watch, and why it's so hard to find accurate information these days. We also talk about Utah's state seal and how you could find yourself with a felony if using it illegally. Then we dive into Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen's tenure so far as the head coach of the Utah Valley University Wolverines, some of the best student section names, and how we become more partisan sports fans as we get older. Lastly, we dive into the Utah Jazz season so far, some of our favorite takeaways, and Mike Conley's early struggles.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
McKay Coppins’ profile of Mitt Romney in the Atlantic, JTM navigates new chapters
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by some of the friends to talk about McKay Coppins' (The Atlantic) profile piece about Utah senator Mitt Romney, his Twitter burner account, and whether or not any of the friends have a burner account. We also talk about the latest updates in the race for the next Utah governor and some of the new faces that have joined the race. Then we're joined by James The Mormon (now JTM), an entrepreneur and former rapper/singer/songwriter, to talk about the negatives that have come along with his music persona, and the misunderstandings surrounding his image. We also dive into the NBA season being back and talk about some of the key things that we're looking forward to seeing this season including the Utah Jazz, NBA Twitter, player height controversies, and how injuries can shape the teams come playoff time.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Analyzing the NBA-China debacle, Kanye's Sunday Service, and clean energy in Utah
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by all of the guys of the group and we're talking about the latest news surrounding China including Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of protestors in Hong Kong, how it could affect NBA relations, and what it could mean for freedom of speech in China. We also talk about Owen's experience with helping out during Kanye West's Sunday Service at the Gateway, PacifiCorp's 20-year plan to cut back on coal and increase wind and solar power in Utah, and what it means for coal country. Lastly, we talk about the latest from the Utah Jazz preseason games, how the team's depth is underrated, and where they rank in the western conference. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
Greg Jackson talks "History That Doesn't Suck", "Underrated, Overrated, or Properly Rated", and presidential power
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by almost all of the friends and Greg Jackson, a Utah Valley University professor and the creator and host of the 'History That Doesn't Suck' podcast, to talk about how he became infatuated with history, his work with UVU, and the inspiration behind starting his podcast. We also play a game of "Underrated, Overrated, or Properly Rated" with some of our favorite presidents of the United States and the risks of too much presidential power. Lastly, we talk a little MLB, Jazz training camp updates, and Jim Olson is the new president of the Utah Jazz.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Rep. Steve Eliason on the suicide rates in Utah, raising mental health awareness, and his work on a new $2 million suicide prevention campaign
On this episode, we're joined by representative Steve Eliason to talk about how he came to be in the legislature, the best thing about being a representative for the great state of Utah, and his work surrounding the latest three-year $2 million campaign that focuses on mental and behavioral health.We also talk about the high suicide rate within the Rocky Mountain region, the statistics behind suicide in Utah, and some of the measures that are in place to combat the alarming rates. Then we talk about Steve Young's book, "QB: My Life Behind the Spiral" and how empathizing better, educating ourselves, and opening a dialogue about mental health can help Utahns throughout the state. We also dive into how the next legislative session can help the campaign and the possibility of creating mental health centers that can supply additional resources to those struggling with mental and behavioral health. Lastly, we talk about things that we collected growing up, how safely storing firearms can decrease suicides in Utah, and recap the latest in Utah sports including Team USA, the Utes and BYU, and the Utah Jazz. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Live from the Utah Rural Summit hosted at Southern Utah University!
On this episode, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox is joined by a few of the friends live at the Utah Rural Summit hosted at Southern Utah University to talk about the economic viability of rural Utah.We are also joined by Extension Associate Professor for Utah State University, Paul Hill, to talk about the Rural Online Initiative Program and how the program provides alternatives to the traditional workforce by offering more remote opportunities. Then we are joined by Medical Oncologist for Intermountain Healthcare, Derrick Haslem, to talk about how TeleHealth is transforming the traditional doctor visit and what it means for rural Utah. We also talk about the Utah Summer Games with Interim Director, Pace Clarke, and what it means for SUU and the economy of Cedar City. We are then joined by Curtis Blair, Principal at Hoodoo Capital, to discuss rural entrepreneurship and the countless opportunities for creating a business in rural Utah. Lastly, we dive into the latest updates from USA Basketball and the close call with Turkey and how USAB is going to impact Donovan Mitchell's game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Should we actually buy Greenland? Also, half-baked ideas, Spencer Cox's quirks, and Utah in the fall
On this episode of the Cox and Friends podcast, Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is out on the campaign trail so Owen Fuller is our stand-in host for the week and he's joined by a couple of the friends to talk about whether or not we should actually buy Greenland and why it's not as irrational as it sounds. We also dive into some of our favorite half-baked ideas, as well as the best moments from the campaign trail. Then we talk about some of Spencer Cox's funniest quirks and the best thing about Utah in the fall.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Miles Hansen on the wildest places he's traveled to, working in the White House, WTC Utah, and Jazz updates
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Miles Hansen, the President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, to talk about some of the craziest places he's traveled to, his work in Iran, and how he became the director for Gulf affairs at the National Security Council in the White House. We also talk about the moment Miles realized he wanted to come back to Utah to work for World Trade Center Utah instead of working in Washington D.C. Then we dive into the work that the World Trade Center Utah is doing to help grow and expand Utah's exports and allow local companies to branch out internationally. Lastly, we talk about Utah Jazz' guard Donovan Mitchell's new shoes, the time Charles Barkley flipped of Miles, and Steve Starks being named the new CEO of Larry H. Miller Group.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
58 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Mike Grella on Amazon's HQ2, updates on the Point of the Mountain, and the NBA offseason
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Mike Grella, Amazon's former Director of Economic Development, to talk about the Days of '47 rodeo, what went right and wrong with Amazon's HQ2 plan, and the incentives surrounding Utah's economy. We also talk about the Point of the Mountain growth and whether or not we're dreaming too small regarding the overall area. Lastly, we dive into Owen's world fair idea and the NBA offseason and how the Jazz are going to perform next season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Davis Smith on the origins of Cotopaxi, the impact of Questival, and life-changing survival trips
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Davis Smith, the CEO and founder of Cotopaxi, to talk about his decision to build the outdoor gear company in Utah, what Cotopaxi stands for, and how a young shoe-shining boy from Peru led Davis to found the company. We also talk about how Davis got the inspiration to start the Cotopaxi Questival, the 24-hour adventure race, some of the craziest survival trips he's ever experienced, and the time he got Salmonella from a bad coconut. Lastly, we dive into how Davis kayaked to Cuba, which included 3 a.m. workouts and the sinking of his kayak.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
The latest from the campaign trial, the 2019 Democratic debates, and NBA Free Agency
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to recap a few of the different counties that the Lt. Gov has been traveling to while on the campaign. We also talk about Spencer's son, Gavin, returning home from his mission and the various ways missionaries adjust to life after serving. We also talk about the Utah Coal Country Strike Team and the work they're doing in Carbon and Emery County to help combat the economic decline in the surrounding areas due to falling coal production and coal mine closures. Then we dive into the 2019 Democratic debates and explore the state of health care coverage, student debt, and the institutional support behind Joe Biden. Lastly, we talk all things NBA starting with the start of Summer League here in Utah, the departure of Derrick Favors from the Utah Jazz, the introduction of Ed Davis and Bojan Bogdonavic, as well as the efficiency of the Jazz's front office.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
47 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Campaign kickoff recap, obscure Utah history, Escalante pronunciation controversy, and KD goes down in game 5
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and we're recapping the past week where the LG kicked off his campaign for Utah Governor, which includes a tour of the 248 incorporated cities and towns in Utah. We talk about some of the surprises that he's seen while on the road, obscure Utah history with Jon Cox including mailing bricks to the people of Vernal to build a bank in 1916 and the time when over 400 people rode sleighs to play baseball in Kamas on Statehood Day in 1896. Then we talk about the controversy surrounding the pronunciation of Escalante. Lastly, we break down game 5 of the NBA Finals where we saw Kevin Durant go down with an apparent Achilles injury and how injuries will affect the legacy of the this year's champion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | May 31, 2019
'World's largest' energy storage announced in Utah, importance of our rural communities, and our NBA Finals preview
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Vice President of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Tom Dowling, and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Gas Storage, Craig Broussard, to talk about the unveiling of the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project which will be the world's largest renewable energy storage project in Utah. We also talk about why it is so important to have a discussion and create dialogue revolving around rural communities when analyzing opportunities for renewable energies. Lastly, we preview the NBA Finals involving the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | May 21, 2019
Scandinavian Days in Ephraim, five "on-the-rise" Utah companies, revisiting the Scofield Mine disaster, and Game of Thrones???
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends to talk about Scandinavian Days, some of the events that will take place over the weekend in Ephraim and some of the history surrounding the festival. We also break out a new segment of Owen Fuller's 'Tech Time', in which we take a look at the five most "on-the-rise" Utah companies. Then we discuss some obscure Utah history, including the Scofield Mine disaster and how it devastated the community. After that, we talk about what the state is doing to help coal communities combat the surge of technology and economic shifts, as well as, how the changing demographics of the two major parties can be seen in Carbon County. Lastly, we touch on the controversial Game of Thrones series finale and the best aspects of this year's NBA Playoffs.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | May 14, 2019
We're running for Governor!
Lt. Governor Spencer Cox is joined by his wife Abby and the friends as he reveals some big news: he's running for governor! We run down the "why" and "how" of the Lt. Governor's upcoming gubernatorial campaign, talk about how to get involved, and give some behind-the-scenes takes on filming the announcement video. Let's go!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | May 7, 2019
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with Doug Foxley and Spencer Stokes
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and Spike 150 co-chairs Spencer Stokes and Doug Foxley to talk about Spike 150's Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Celebration Ceremony and Festival at Golden Spike National Historical Park. We discuss the history behind the railroad, how it has impacted our society today, and the worlds only operating, 'Big Boy'. We take a look into some of the artifacts from the Transcontinental Railroad era that will be on display, as well as a couple of other main attractions that you'll be able to see during the event!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
John Curtis on his quirky socks, his time as the mayor of Provo, and the bipartisanship in Congress
Lt. Governor, Spencer Cox, is joined by a few of the friends and congressman John Curtis to talk about his passion for quirky socks, his background in the business sector before becoming the mayor of Provo, and how he decided to run for Congress after Jason Chaffetz departure, with a little help from Owen Fuller. We also discuss the past 526 of Curtis' days in Congress, his approach towards town hall meetings, and what it means to have a face-to-face conversation with constituents these days. Lastly, we touch on the Emery County lands bill, some of the most misunderstood aspects of Congress, and some of the best food in Provo.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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