25 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 • 25 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.

    True Crime in Indiana

    True Crime in Indiana

    Colleen and Janice discuss true crime in Indiana with the founder of Cold Case Chronicles, a popular, Indiana-based cold case podcast.  Indiana has had its share of infamous crimes - many that have gone unsolved.  Join us as we learn more about how podcasts and citizen detectives are changing the landscape of crime solving. 

    Cold Case Chronicles is made up of four women from totally different backgrounds brought together for their desire to give exposure to lesser known cold cases.  Started in July 2019, the hosts recorded over 80 episodes dedicated to finding answers for families.


    Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Co-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Theme Music: Michael Miltenberger
    Sound Editing: Michael Miltenberger

    • 55 min
    Bourbon, It's Not Just From Kentucky Any More

    Bourbon, It's Not Just From Kentucky Any More

    Colleen and Janice share many laughs discussing sexy beverages, après ski and growing up in families who did and did not drink alcohol (can you guess which host grew up without?) Joining them for an interview and a lesson in Indiana bourbon is the man behind the wildly popular @indianabourbon Instagram page, Dirk Fentz. 

    Dirk Fentz is a bourbon enthusiast focused on bringing attention to Indiana spirits, Indiana farms, and Indiana families.  Find him on Instagram @indianabourbon and discover the wide variety of high-quality bourbons made in Indiana.


    Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Co-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Theme Music: Michael Miltenberger
    Sound Editing: Michael Miltenberger

    • 41 min
    What's That Smell?

    What's That Smell?

    Colleen and Janice welcome Jesse Kharbanda, the Outgoing Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council.  In this enlightening conversation, Kharbanda explains the challenges of pollution in Indiana (and across the country) and the actions addressing those challenges.

    Jesse Kharbanda is the  Outgoing Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization. Jesse has focused HEC’s initiatives around environmental health & justice, land & water protection, and climate solutions. Jesse has been passionate about expanding the tent of people who care about the environment, and he has been personally involved in forging deeper connections with public health organizations, the business community, and faith-based groups, among other constituencies. Jesse’s leadership honors include being named to the “Forty Under 40″ list by the Indianapolis Business Journal, being recognized as the sole Indianapolis-based community leader in his induction year named to Delta Omega, the national public health honorary, winning the Hulman Health Achievement Award for Public Policy Advocacy, and being awarded with an honorary degree by DePauw University.  Jesse has graduate degrees from Oxford University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Chicago.  On October 7th, 2021, Jesse announced that he will be beginning a new chapter in his career; after seven months helping with his organization's transition, he embarked on that new chapter on May 2, 2022. 

    Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Co-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Theme Music: Michael Miltenberger
    Sound Editing: Michael Miltenberger

    • 54 min
    Is Indiana Funny...In A Good Way?

    Is Indiana Funny...In A Good Way?

    Joined by Jared Thompson, co-creator/co-director of the Limestone Comedy Festival and owner of The Comedy Attic in Bloomington, IN,  Colleen and Janice discuss all things comedy in Indiana (and across the US).


    Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Co-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Theme Music: Michael Miltenberger
    Sound Editing: Michael Miltenberger

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Defending Indiana Trailer

    Defending Indiana Trailer

    • 1 min
    Still Not Experts - Season Two Finale

    Still Not Experts - Season Two Finale

    Nymphs, Egyptian beer and sibling issues - these are just a few of the topics addressed in the season two finale.  Colleen and Janice welcome their #1 Season Two Fan (and Janice's mom!), Carmen Jones, and #1 "Non-Listener", John Brennan, who offer their thoughts on why they listen...and why they don't.   



    Hosts: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Co-Producers: Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez
    Theme Music: Michael Miltenberger
    Sound Editing: Michael Miltenberger
    Season Two Intern: Kate Beck

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

looololdnie ,

Awesome

Hilarious original and always entertaining! Love it!

kmuno ,

Well done!

Brilliantly funny! Keep it up, ladies!!

KikiLynch22 ,

Not just about Indiana!!

Hilarious podcast about all things and a great representation of the region and the sand people!

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