40 episodes

Join us as we explore unique small towns across America, unleashing their stories and the peculiar people that live there. SmallTownUSA is hosted by two small town transplants, Karmen and Jessica, who will leave no saga untold.

SmallTownUSA 19 Media Group

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Join us as we explore unique small towns across America, unleashing their stories and the peculiar people that live there. SmallTownUSA is hosted by two small town transplants, Karmen and Jessica, who will leave no saga untold.

    The town where an empire vanished

    The town where an empire vanished

    In Wyoming, there's a town that not too many people know about. A town with an optomisic name. Unfortunately, the founders and homesteaders of this town were unable to sustain their dreams, due to the unrelenting scorched earth, dust and racism. Join Jessica as she takes a quick detour off the route to Empire, Wyoming.

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    • 13 min
    The town that's a big tool

    The town that's a big tool

    What's that smell? Why it's the Great Salt Lake's sulfuric stink. I think Mark Twain would be proud of our stop in Tooele, Utah. He would probably not be so proud of the horrible Utahn dad jokes Jessica decided to share. Pop a quick squat with Karmen and Jessica, then let's get the heck out of Utah.

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    • 28 min
    The town that has nice melons

    The town that has nice melons

    What do you get when you combine a giant sand mountain, the pony express, some secret hybrid melons, and Karmen and Jessica? The end of the SmalltownUSA. I mean, that would be heavy and they probably wouldn't survive. Thank goodness it's not the end and we can head over to Falcon, Nevada, an oasis, for a pit stop. And really, just a pit stop. Not too much here to see.

    It's also Black History Month. Karmen and Jessica shed some light on a couple trail blazers in Nevada, who helped advance social justice and equity.

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    • 31 min
    The towns where the hills ate the eyes

    The towns where the hills ate the eyes

    What would you do if you were stranded for months on a cold, blizard-ridden mountain top with your family and little to no food? More importantly, who would you eat first? Even more importantly, what part would you eat first? Karmen and Jessica are still in California visiting Donner's Pass, where the infamous Donner Party decided to take matters into their own hands and become cannibals. They truck in over to Truckee to learn about its dark past. It's getting serious over here.

    • 33 min
    The town made from blood, sweat, and wood

    The town made from blood, sweat, and wood

    The Lincoln Highway, a forgotten passage through the US. First stop, Dutch Flat, California. Home to only 110 folks, but with a rich history. And when we say rich, we mean Gold. Dutch Flat isn't all shiney and precious, it has some dark history too. Don't miss your exit, join Jessica and Karmen as they start their cross country tour full of wood, sausage, and tatters.

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    References:
    https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/history/
    http://www.dutchflatcc.org/uploads/4/1/8/3/41833955/spring_2017.final.pdf


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    • 32 min
    The town that ate green sand and Spam

    The town that ate green sand and Spam

    January celebrates some crappy national days and can be a bit chilly. Make sure you check your Spam folder and join Jessica and Karmen as they prepare for Season 4 of SmallTownUSA, traveling back in time...(seriously, time travel) to some warmer, but shaky island sand in Guam.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

B baller 40 life ,

Fantastic

I love hearing all the interesting stories that the ladies find. They are excellent story tellers too while often getting the details just right with delivery for me.

Also… top notch on production value.

APowerMoJo ,

I Love This Pod

I'm a big city boy, so when I stumbled across this podcast I don't even know what made me click on it. But I am so happy I did. These 2 ladies are super entertaining, giving out tidbits of information about places I am sure I would've never heard of otherwise. On top of that the production of the show is top notch.
They make me want to go visit some random places! This show is well worth a listen. It literally is a trip.

Brad Winchester ,

Really Fun

I love learning about the unique traditions of small towns and the particular culture within each town. These ladies manage to make what I just made sound really boring incredibly entertaining.

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