Whether you are from Minnesota or not, these 5 homegrown podcasts will entertain you.
Levi Weinhagen, “Pratfalls of Parenting”
The affable Weinhagen uses his chops as a comedian, arts journalist and dad to make this Tuesday staple a freewheeling riff on local arts and kid-rearing that feels like a good hang with a buddy at the park as the kids romp. Listen in as Weinhagen pumps up the various local arts scenes, and compares parenting notes with writers, comics, playwrights, actors, musicians, and himself.
Duck Duck Gray Duck – Navigating the Nonsense and Spotlighting the Profound
Designed for Gen Xers, this politically incorrect podcast featuring childhood friends Frank & JJ Bugs from South Minneapolis, highlights a humorous mix politics, celebrity gossip, entertainment news, sports, parenting, weird stuff, mixed with local commentary. This podcast is only a year old, so now is a great time to be one of the early adopters no matter what your age or background.
Tommy Mischke, “The Mischke Road Show”
Hard to believe that maverick Mischke’s traveling circus is but a year-and-a-half old; his music- and sound-affects-flecked treks in and around St. Paul and Minneapolis and on to Kansas and Nashville have borne terrific yarns and newsworthy notes, and his recent greatest-hits package from his freewheeling nights at KSTP remind the faithful of his rare spoken-word talents and provide a promise of much more to come. Dude’s a poet, rocker, and writer of the first order, and we’re lucky to have him – now just a click away any time of the day or night.
Tom Barnard, “The Tom Barnard Show”
The KQRS King of morning radio set up The Tom Barnard Network. This podcast is the kinder, more conversational version of Barnard, though one wishes it would more often stretch beyond the same drive-time snoozathon that is The KQ Morning Show.
Wrong About Everything
A fun, irreverent and bipartisan look at Minnesota and national politics. Two Liberals and Two Conservatives debate the issues of the day with humor and vigor.