Midwesternish Some call it fly-over country, but they're just jealous. We're rural and urban. We're coastless, and ok with it. There is a perception about what life is like in the middle states, but we think that picture might be a little off. Midwesternish is a podcast about the thinkers, doers and changers in the Midwest. Hosted by Gina Kaufmann, a Midwesterner born and raised.
Midwesternish

Midwesternish

From KCUR 89.3

Some call it fly-over country, but they're just jealous. We're rural and urban. We're coastless, and ok with it. There is a perception about what life is like in the middle states, but we think that picture might be a little off. Midwesternish is a podcast about the thinkers, doers and changers in the Midwest. Hosted by Gina Kaufmann, a Midwesterner born and raised.

Most Recent Episodes

The North To The Midwest: It's Not You, It's Us

Minnesota wants to rebrand itself as "The North," because apparently they think they're different from the rest of the Midwest. So, is it time to break up? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

Midwest Accent

The Midwest has a reputation for being a bland, neutral, accent-free place. But experts say that simply is not true. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

School Lunch

We produce a lot of food in this part of the country, and some of it ends up as school lunch. But with every cafeteria tray comes a large helping of economics and politics. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

From A Small Town To The Big Stage

Singer Vanessa Thomas credits her idyllic childhood in a cozy Kansas town for her international success. But she ended up in that town through a set of dark circumstances. And her path forward hasn't always been a straight shot. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

Squirrels Go Rogue

Midwesterners are used to seeing squirrels all over the place - in the woods, in cuisine (really) and in their front yards. But some species are leaving the Midwest for the west coast and abroad. And they're not making friends easily. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

Midwest Famous

What's it like to be an icon in the Midwest? The tap-dancing McFadden Brothers tell the story of their coming up, and how they're carrying on a legacy for African American arts in the Midwest. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

Demo Derby

People have been intentionally destroying cars in demolition derbies for generations. It's like the Midwest's Colosseum. But the old school demo derby is running out of gas. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

Challenging Midwestern Clichés

When we talk about being from the Midwest, it usually comes with some familiar words. "Quaint" and "old fashioned" or worse, "close-minded" and "too slow." So are they true? Well - it's complicated. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

Trailer: Midwesternish Season 2

Ever been to a squirrel cook-off? How about the demo derby? Well ... that's ok. Here in the Midwest we eat all kinds of food, play all kinds of sports and maybe aren't exactly what you thought — particularly if you identify as a Midwesterner yourself. Midwesternish is a podcast that explores (and sometimes explodes) what it means to be Midwestern. Stories of triumph, identity and casseroles.

The Best Of All Possible Worlds

Reporter Laura Ziegler reflects on what bringing her family and her father under one roof really meant. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher . Music: " Feathered ," " Silent Flock ," and " On Belay " by Blue Dot Sessions; all have been edited for length.

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