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Join Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and his friends for talk on politics, sports, tech and pop culture. It's the podcast you didn't know you needed...and probably don't.

Cox and Friends Spencer J. Cox

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    • 4.8 • 159 Ratings

Join Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox and his friends for talk on politics, sports, tech and pop culture. It's the podcast you didn't know you needed...and probably don't.

    The state of Utah's growth, NBA All-Star weekend recap, Bloomberg's farmers comments, and the legislative session

    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.

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    • 39 min
    The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race, Iowa caucus chaos, narratives shaped by the media, and Utah Jazz updates

    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.

     

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    • 55 min
    U.S.-Iran tension, 2020 Utah gubernatorial updates, the surging Jazz, and the NFL playoffs

    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.

     

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    • 59 min
    Impeachment hearings, the Democratic debates, Utah's state seal, and the Utah Jazz

    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.

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    • 38 min
    McKay Coppins’ profile of Mitt Romney in the Atlantic, JTM navigates new chapters

    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.

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    • 47 min
    Analyzing the NBA-China debacle, Kanye's Sunday Service, and clean energy in Utah

    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. 

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

SuperChrisU ,

Please bring this back!

Now that he’s governor, this show should come back! It’d be nice and I for one would enjoy listening to it.

kailah f ,

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Amazing

IsaacRoman 97 ,

Spencer Cox kills constituents

Would be cooler if Spencer Cox wasn’t on it, since he’s responsible for aiding Gary Herbert in condemning and allowing COVID to wreak havoc on the state

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