This week’s episode features SLUG writer Chris Proctor interviewing hip-hop artist Evidence, we dive into the archives with SLUG writer Alex Ortega interviewing punk band Dead To Me and Esther Meroño talks with Cody Winger and Jesse Parent from “Put Your Mouth Where The Word Is” poetry slam. We also check out the latest releases from punk band Handicapitalist and indie garage-pop band Secret Abilities. Plus, Jeffery Steadman from YELP drops in to talk about bar food in SLC. Let us know what you think by calling our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324.

Host: JP
Executive Producer: Angela Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Jeanette D. Moses, Ricky Vigil, Esther Meroño, Jonathan Paxton
Theme Song by Birthquake
Theme Producer: Jesse Ellis
Audio Mastering: Andrew Glassett (andrewglassett.com)
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate O’Connor

Interviewers: Chris Proctor, Alex Ortega, Esther Meroño
Music This Episode: Evidence, Secret Abilities, Mammoth, Dead To Me, Handicapitalist, Theta Naught

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