36 episodes

Do you think Indiana is a flyover state in the middle of the U.S. with just corn and basketball? Are you wrong or are you right? Find out by listening to Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez, stand-up comedians who were born and raised in Indiana, as they discuss the stereotypes, jokes and myths about Indiana with special guests who help them try to defend the Hoosier state.

Defending Indiana Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Do you think Indiana is a flyover state in the middle of the U.S. with just corn and basketball? Are you wrong or are you right? Find out by listening to Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez, stand-up comedians who were born and raised in Indiana, as they discuss the stereotypes, jokes and myths about Indiana with special guests who help them try to defend the Hoosier state.

    Kurt Vonnegut - Hoosier Icon

    Kurt Vonnegut - Hoosier Icon

    Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest American writers of all time, was a Hoosier! Colleen and Janice go deep into discussing the life and work of Vonnegut with special guest, Chris Lafave, curator for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Guest: Chris Lafave is the curator for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chris has been studying and speaking about Kurt Vonnegut for over a decade, and has spoken at book festivals, schools and prisons a...

    • 45 min
    Stranger Things in Indiana

    Stranger Things in Indiana

    Colleen, Janice and fellow co-producer, Michael Miltenberger, discuss some of their favorite unusual stories coming out of the Hoosier state. Both current events and past mysteries are shared such as zebras and camels on the interstate, the Kokomo Hum and Pukwudgies. Seriously, we are not making this stuff up. Stay in Touch with Defending Indianadefendingindiana@gmail.comDefending Indiana WebsiteDefending Indiana on FacebookDefending Indiana on InstagramDefending Indiana on ...

    • 39 min
    Hoosier Writers, Oh Hell Yes!

    Hoosier Writers, Oh Hell Yes!

    So it turns out many people really do write books in Indiana. Bronwen Carlisle from Indiana Humanities joins Colleen and Janice to discuss the books and authors that everyone should have on their reading lists. This is a great conversation that highlights another overlooked but significant fact about the Hoosier State...and it's damn entertaining too.Bronwen Carlisle, programs and special projects manager, manages a variety of Indiana Humanities’ literary programs, including the I...

    • 49 min
    Hoosier Santa?

    Hoosier Santa?

    Before you fly over Indiana for the holidays, just listen to this episode. Maybe you're missing something...? Colleen and Janice reminisce about their past Hoosier holidays with nods to live nativity scenes, unstable ice skating rinks and time and a half. Fortunately, Kathleen Crews, Director of the Santa Claus Museum & Village and Melissa Arnold, Executive Director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, save the episode by explaining the true magic of Santa Claus,...

    • 45 min
    It's Been A While - Season 3 Finale

    It's Been A While - Season 3 Finale

    We know, it's been a while! Colleen and Janice wrap up season three with their customary witty banter while offering very little useful information. Join us as we defend our delayed season finale and provide updates from the past year. Season 4 coming soon!Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. RodriguezCo-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. RodriguezTheme Music: Michael MiltenbergerSound Editing: Michael MiltenbergerStay in Touch with Defending Indianadefendingindiana@g...

    • 35 min
    Amazing Hoosier Women: Leaders Throughout History and Today

    Amazing Hoosier Women: Leaders Throughout History and Today

    Indiana has been home to extraordinary women. From actors and singers and writers to entrepreneurs and notable women from history, amazing women have been born and raised in Indiana (or if they spent a few years here - we're claiming them too!).One of these amazing Hoosier women, Christina Hale, worked her way through college as a proud single mother and served as a nonprofit executive for Kiwanis International, fulfilling a variety of roles that included chief communications officer an...

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Coco SMC ,

Not just for Hoosiers.

Laughing while learning! Love this podcast!

looololdnie ,

Awesome

Hilarious original and always entertaining! Love it!

kmuno ,

Well done!

Brilliantly funny! Keep it up, ladies!!

Top Podcasts In Comedy

The Joe Rogan Experience
Joe Rogan
SmartLess
Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Will Arnett
Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Lemonada Media
Women Talkin’ ‘Bout Murder
Audacy and Paper Kite Podcasts
The Commercial Break
Commercial Break LLC
Call Her Daddy
Alex Cooper

You Might Also Like