19 episodes

A podcast for people who ♥ the heartland. Hosted by writer, storyteller and public radio journalist Gina Kaufmann, a Midwesterner born and raised.

Midwesternish Gina Kaufmann

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

A podcast for people who ♥ the heartland. Hosted by writer, storyteller and public radio journalist Gina Kaufmann, a Midwesterner born and raised.

    Introducing A People's History Of Kansas City

    Introducing A People's History Of Kansas City

    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 Kansas City and the region. If these stories aren't told, they're in danger of fading into the past. The first episode drops February 6. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

    • 1 min
    The North To The Midwest: It's Not You, It's Us

    The North To The Midwest: It's Not You, It's Us

    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 up? Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

    • 17 min
    Midwest Accent

    Midwest Accent

    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 Play and Stitcher .

    • 25 min
    School Lunch

    School Lunch

    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 economics and politics. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

    • 16 min
    From A Small Town To The Big Stage

    From A Small Town To The Big Stage

    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 dark circumstances. And her path forward hasn't always been a straight shot. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

    • 16 min
    Squirrels Go Rogue

    Squirrels Go Rogue

    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 the Midwest for the west coast and abroad. And they're not making friends easily. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Google Play and Stitcher .

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Rooster521 ,

SO looking forward to it!

I’m really looking forward to season 2!

Gina is easy (and fun!) to listen to and does a wonderful job making herself sound relatable and comfortable on the air.

The content is great and it brings me back to my own midwestern... ish... roots!

Great work, KCUR! Keep projects like this going!

AltaBella2020 ,

Was feeling homesick and I found this

I'm from Illinois and I currently live in Texas. BIG culture shock, and I literally searched "Midwest" and found this gem. The subjects and stories aren't strictly Midwest in theme, but it made me feel less homesick so that is something... anyways, Keep this going!

djh918 ,

Tough topics handled right.

Surprisingly phenomenal. Sometimes there are topics I cringe at listening to, but when i make it past a minute or so with Gina Kaufman walking me down the path I find I make it to a whole new level of understanding! Great show.

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