Things get a little weird when Brian Staker stops by the Soundwaves studio, and Jeffrey Steadman from Yelp checks in to give us the scoop on “awkward” restaurants in the Salt Lake area. We also listen to music from Staker’s band, Get Stakerized! and new local, solo artist Magic Mint.

– SLUG writer and host of podcast The Awkward Hour, Brian Staker, speaks with host Dan Nailen about the upcoming Awkward Fest. A celebration of the Awkward Hour’s 6th anniversary and all things socially inept, the event will bring together a collection of Salt Lake City’s art, performance and entertainment personalities.

– Brian Staker is not only a master of the ungainly he also performs bluesy, 1990s rock under the moniker, Get Stakerized! Listen in as we check out “Dying By Degrees.”

– Local musician Andrew Shaw, who you may know from such local groups as The Platte and Color Animal, has most recently pursued a solo music project as Magic Mint. His debut release, Grand America, is a lackadaisical trip through slow, and sometimes dark, indie rock. On this episode we listen to the track “Sheep” off the six-track EP.

– Jeffrey from Yelp stops in for a chat with our host, Dan, to give us a heads up on the delicious restaurants around SLC that have an interesting dynamic. Whether it be a strange layout or an interesting theme, Jeffrey has the knowledge and we are eager to get in the know about these local eateries.

Host: Dan Nailen
Executive Producer: Angela H. Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Esther Meroño, Alexander Ortega, Dan Nailen
Theme Song by Lindsay Heath & Mike Sassich
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate Colgan

Interviewers: Dan Nailen
Music This Episode: Get Stakerized!, Magic Mint, Mammoth