The Magic of Kanab Podcast

Welcome to the Magic of Kanab Podcast. Host Hal Johnson takes you on an enchanting tour of the expansive region nestled in Southern Utah famous for its geological wonders and boundless adventures. Listen and let your imagination run free as you hear tales of the Wild West and stories from fascinating locals. From the world-famous Wave to the multiple nearby national and state parks and secret gems hidden around every corner, come discover the true magic of Utah's Kane County.
Episode 1  |  July 21, 2022

How to win the Wave Lottery

25 min

In this episode, Hal Johnson talks with Duane Baird, visitor center host at the Kanab Office of Tourism, and Paul Gagner, co-owner of Dreamland Safari Tours as they share tips and tricks on how to get a permit to visit the Wave. Located just east of the center of town, the Wave is a bucket list destination for many adventurous travelers. Seasoned national parks and adventure expert Phil Telfeyan also joins the show to talk about his experience winning the lottery and hiking the wave.

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Episode 2  |  August 4, 2022

Treasure Hunting in Southern Utah with Dan Dillman

23 min

In this episode of the Magic of Kanab, Jerron Glazier and third-generation treasure hunter, Dan Dillman, join us to discuss the cursed treasure of Montezuma and its effects on the people closest to Dan. Stay tuned to also hear about his new HISTORY channel show, Lost Gold of the Aztecs

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Episode 3  |  September 1, 2022

Little Hollywood

36 min

In this Blockbuster episode of Magic of Kanab, Hal talks movies. Hundreds of westerns have been shot in the Kanab area and stars such as The Rat Pack have stayed in town. But old westerns aren’t the only Hollywood action Kanab gets—there’s a new movie coming to town in the near future.

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Episode 4  |  September 15, 2022

Fierce Women: Polygamy, Power, and an Evasive Saloon

23 Mins

Hal talks with Emily Bentley about the historical women of Kanab and their role in shaping what the city is today. Later, he dives into discussion with former mayor Karen Alvey about her experience running the city and how being a female in her field made her experience unique.

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