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Midwesternish

A podcast for people who ♥ the heartland.

Hosted by writer, storyteller and public radio journalist Gina Kaufmann, a Midwesterner born and raised.

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  • Midwesternish listeners, we have a new podcast for you!KCUR's Suzanne Hogan brings you tales of the everyday heroes, renegades and visionaries who shaped…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…