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Bourbon, Beer & Books Ep. 4 - Rendezvous with Rama

July 19th, 2021

Kase's pick, Rendezvous with Rama, is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke. Set in the 2130s, astronauts explore a cylindrical alien starship. How does this 1973 classic hold up?

Nine Rails Arts Podcast Ep. 26 - Ogden City Limits

July 14th, 2021

In Episode 26 of the Nine Rails Arts Podcast, we had a great night on the patio of Ogden’s Lighthouse Lounge chatting with local musicians (The Proper Way’s) Scott Rogers and Shane Osguthorpe, and SLC photographer Natalie Haws (Beehive Photography), about the upcoming Season 2 of their popular music documentary series, Ogden City Limits. 

Don't miss an episode of The Banyan Collective’s Nine Rails Arts Podcast, as hosts and arts advocates, Todd Oberndorfer, Cam McLeod, Jake McIntire, and Shane Osguthorpe explore what it means to be an adventurous creative. Hear the stories of Ogden’s new Nine Rails Creative District, recorded from the Banyan Collective studio, located in heart of the District and home to artisans, designers, and creatives, The Monarch Building.

Van Sessions at The Monarch: The Last Visible Dog

July 5th, 2021

Dave Garofalo, formally of Safety Suit for 17 years, joined by Dave Warton, lead on a beautiful journey as The Last Visible Dog. 

Van Sessions is proudly supported by The Monarch Building in the heart of Ogden's Nine Rails Arts District, a generous grant from Ogden City Arts, and love from Roosters Brewing. 

Bourbon, Beer & Books Ep. 3 - Jaws

July 4th, 2021

Full of welcoming metaphors and more depth than anticipated, JAWS, the book, surprised us in a few ways. As Leigh noted, "Even when it's's still trying to do stuff." 

Other notes, Kase finally imbibed, we endured symphony practice, and a tree fell on Seans internet (true story). Otherwise, smooth livestream and podcast.


LITerally Ep. 51 - Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal, APPROPRIATE

June 24th, 2021

Sometimes, it's just best to sit back, listen, and learn. Going into my interview with Paisley Rekdal, that was my plan, and I'm happy I stuck (mostly) to it because there's no reason to mess up a good hour of great, researched insight with my fumbling. So fortunate to have Utah's Poet Laureate and author of APPROPRIATE (and many, many other books of poetry and nonfiction) on LITerally. - Kase

Van Sessions at The Monarch: Che Zuro

May 28th, 2021

Recorded LIVE in front of a studio audience inside the Monarch Building in the heart of Ogden's Nine Rails Arts District, this is Van Sessions featuring Che Zuro.

Bourbon, Beer & Books Ep. 2 - The Sun Also Rises

May 26th, 2021

Bourbon, Beer & Books - The Sun Also Rises, gender fluidity, impotence, bull fighting, and whiskey Where does that type of trophy-hunting/prove-your-masculinity fit in today's literary scene?

We take a candid look at The Sun Also Rises. LITerally Host Kase Johnstun is joined by Sean Davis and Tia Brown to discuss The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway and his place in history.

  • 5 word review
  • What we’re drinking?
  • Masculinity and Gender Fluidity
  • Iceberg Theory

Nine Rails Arts Podcast Ep. 25 - Vanessa Castagnoli, Executive Director of Ogden Contemporary Arts

May 21st, 2021

In Episode 25 of the Nine Rails Arts Podcast, we’re joined by Venessa Castagnoli, Executive Director of Ogden Contemporary Arts. OCA creates and shares globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advanced arts programing. Ogden Contemporary Arts Center is an exhibition space and contemporary art center in the historic Monarch building at 455 25th Street in Ogden.

Don't miss an episode of The Banyan Collective’s Nine Rails Arts Podcast, as host and arts advocate, Todd Oberndorfer, explores what it means to be an Adventurous Creative! Hear the stories of Ogden’s new Nine Rails Creative District, recorded from the Banyan Collective studio, located in the District’s epicenter and home of artisans, designers, and creatives, The Monarch Building.

Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show 376 - Bluff Charge

May 14th, 2021

Where Outdoor Adventure summits the airwaves, this is the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show!! I’m your host, R. Brandon Long, on belay with you for the next 40 minutes. Along for the ride is the BEST co-host in all the land, Todd to the Top!! I am hanging out in Banyan 1 - Inside The Monarch in the HEART of the Nine Rails Arts District! Todd is joining from the comfort of Todd-O Studi-O’s 


All this and more on Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show Episode 376 - Bluff Charge


WEEKLY HAPPY | It’s warm and sunny outside, and we have fresh Van Sessions stickers




Cougar Stalking
Grizzly Charge
Ski Memorial Day
Ogden River Improvements
Everest Deaths
There’s a Utah App For That
Mercedes e-Skate
Buying a Kia in Russia is no Joke

WORTH WATCHING |My Octopus Teacher

GEAR:30 | Visit | Use CODE “OOA” for 15% OFF! 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK | “The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” —Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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OUTDOOR JUKEBOX | Van Sessions - Branson Anderson


As John Muir would say, “The Mountains are calling and we must go…

LITerally Ep. 50 - Bradford Philen

May 11th, 2021

From across the globe and from 12 hours in the future, Bradford Philan joined us on the LITerally Podcast. Let's just say that I enjoyed the 'heck' out his book When the Color Started. Grab it.

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