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Join hosts C.J. and Kent as they take a look behind the mask of "Midwest-Nice" to reveal the true, brutal, face of Wisconsin. Through exploring everything from the strange to politics, we'll learn with a few laughs!

Brutal Wisconsin CJ Lane, Kent Taylor

    • Comedy
    • 3.1 • 15 Ratings

Join hosts C.J. and Kent as they take a look behind the mask of "Midwest-Nice" to reveal the true, brutal, face of Wisconsin. Through exploring everything from the strange to politics, we'll learn with a few laughs!

    Indigenous Removal and the United States’ Citizens Response

    Indigenous Removal and the United States’ Citizens Response

    This week C.J. and Kent discuss a new challenge to Act 10, attempts to obtain the disciplinary records of police officers in our state, and a UW regent appointed by Scott Walker overstaying his term in office. For the main topic they discuss more newspaper articles from Wisconsin in the 1830s, which can help us further understand the mindset they applied to the removal of indigenous peoples. Moreover, through an analysis of these articles we can see first hand the racist ideology that underscores their actions.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    The White Settler Colonial Mindset in Their Own Words

    The White Settler Colonial Mindset in Their Own Words

    This week Kent and C.J. discuss the news, including the calls for the UW to divest in companies that do business in Israel, the recent storms that so many without power, recently emerging cicadas, and a manure spill that killed many fish. They also discuss an article from an 1837 issue of the Belmont Gazette which lays clear the White Settler Colonial mindset.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    News From Wisconsin History

    News From Wisconsin History

    This week Kent and C.J. discuss a lawsuit over new liquor laws, the ongoing attack on DEI in our state, and the lack of transparency about police who are shown to be dishonest. They also discuss some news stories around the turn of the twentieth century including a lake monster, weird skeletons, and a man who could talk to ghosts.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    A Brief History of Wisconsin Part II: the Voyageurs

    A Brief History of Wisconsin Part II: the Voyageurs

    This week Kent and C.J. discuss the disenfranchisement of people with disabilities, a lack of transparency over the deaths in Wisconsin’s prisons, and spreading wildfires. For the main topic they discuss the fur trade in Wisconsin and the period of French exploration and colonization.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    A Brief History of Wisconsin Part I: The Ice Age and First Settlers

    A Brief History of Wisconsin Part I: The Ice Age and First Settlers

    This week C.J. and Kent discuss a spate of wildfires, a Trump election denier being picked to head up the RNC in Wisconsin, and PFAS money. For the main topic they begin their series on a history of Wisconsin.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    USS Wisconsin: One of the Last Battleships

    USS Wisconsin: One of the Last Battleships

    This week C.J. and Kent discuss bombs threats to a Waukesha and the addition of an election denying lawyer. For the main topic they discuss the history of the battleship USS Wisconsin and its monstrous 16-inch guns.

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

The mortality ,

Down to earth , great content

I have been really digging getting to know these gentlemen . Great content .

Max9208 ,

👍

Well done guys!!

a.brandt ,

These guys are hilarious

Chris and CJ’s banter is so funny to listen to. Plus finding out random, weird but very cool Wisconsin stories is always fun. Definitely one you want to listen to with headphones in. Not for everyone but ones who like it will enjoy it!

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