The Sioux Empire Podcast

The Sioux Empire Podcast is the “quirky but harmless” podcast that’s all about northern plains: News, Comedy, Music, and Culture.

 

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Sioux Empire Podcast 104 Normal SD Spring Weather with Jason Folkerts

It’s blizzarding with hail and lighting right now.  Might be a good time to stay in and listen to this week’s episode of The Sioux Empire Podcast.  Lone snowpocalypse surviving cast member Robert Mehling talks with Jason Folkerts, Director Exhibitions, and Collections at the Washington Pavilion.  They talk about all the exciting things happening at the pavilion and in the Sioux Falls art scene in general. But first, Robert delivers election results, criticizes the no booze at West Mall 7 vote, and presents his supercut of the funniest moments from the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook breach testimony at Congress.  This episode is sponsored by Macabre Grimoire Podcast. Macabre Grimoire is a podcast of paranormal and mystery exploration. Psychic/medium Ari Show, magician Travis Nye, and historian Robert Mehling delve into the dark places where mysteries go unsolved, events go unexplained, and the line between legend and fact becomes obscured. Whether you’re a skeptic, believer or something in between, the Macabre Grimoire will change the way you see the world.  Coming May 1st! Learn more at MacabreGrimoire.com. The Sioux Empire Podcast is beginning to think putting away the snow shovel last week was a poor life choice.

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Map worth a thousand words

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/city/2018/04/11/analysis-sioux-falls-central-district-voters-tenhakens-weak-link/508000002/

No booze in theaters

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/city/2018/04/03/city-council-says-no-beer-and-wine-west-mall-7-sioux-falls-movie-theater/484525002/

Interview Jason Folkerts, Director Exhibitions and Collections at the Washington Pavilion

https://www.jasonfolkerts.com/

https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Local-artist-sketching-piece-for-24-hours-in-downtown-Sioux-Falls-433206863.html

https://www.thesiouxempire.com/serve-sioux-falls-24-hour-sketch-a-city-event/

Liz Miller

https://www.lizmiller.com/

Arc of Dreams

https://siouxfallsarcofdreams.org/

Siouxpercon

http://www.siouxpercon.com/

Sioux Empire Film Festival

https://www.siouxempirefilmfestival.com/

Macabre Grimoire Podcast

https://www.thesiouxempire.com/category/macabregrimoire/

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Janet Brekke Candidate for Sioux Falls City Council at Large A

Interview with Janet Brekke Candidate for Sioux Falls City Council at Large A

From her website:

Janet understands how Sioux Falls city hall is supposed to work.

Prior to owning the HoneyBaked Ham Co & Café she worked as a City Attorney under five different mayors:

  1. Rick Knobe,
  2. Joe Cooper,
  3. Jack White,
  4. Gary Hanson,
  5. Dave Munson.

Prior to this, Janet served for a time as a Minnehaha County Deputy States Attorney.

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Sioux Empire Podcast 103 Podcast Palooza


Podcast Palooza!  You’ve heard the saying about too many cooks, but does that rule apply to Podcasters?  Apparently not! This week the Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, and Seth Glover) welcome Travis Nye Magician, and co-host of Macabre Grimoire Podcast, White Boi, Comedian and host of the Perlocution Podcast, Jeni Mc, entertainer and Host of the Tactical Pain Podcast and co-host of Perlocution Podcast, and Podcast aficionado Matthew Livingston.  Zany antics and madcap adventures in poor communication ensue. But first, Seth reads a short story teaser by local writer Melissa Rochelle May as part of his the Bi-Weekly book club. This episode is sponsored by Macabre Grimoire Podcast. Macabre Grimoire is a podcast of paranormal and mystery exploration. Psychic/medium Ari Show, magician Travis Nye, and historian Robert Mehling delve into the dark places where mysteries go unsolved, events go unexplained, and the line between legend and fact becomes obscured. Whether you’re a skeptic, believer or something in between, the Macabre Grimoire will change the way you see the world.  Coming May 1st! Learn more at MacabreGrimoire.com. The Sioux Empire Podcast still isn’t sure what a Shillelagh is. Speaking of holidays, we’re taking Easter off, so next episode will be April 15th!

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Seth’s Book Club

“Mama” by Melissa Rochelle May

A Short Horror Story Reading

https://www.patreon.com/melissarmay

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Sioux Empire Podcast 102 Is Sioux Falls Broken? with Matthew Livingston


The long twilight of the Legislative Session is over so the Sioux Empire Podcast Crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes) join up with friend of the show Matthew Livingston to tackle things closer to home.  We talk through the recent crime statistics released for Sioux Falls and the communities reaction. The economic news for Sioux Falls residents as bankruptcies rise. Thankfully we manage to spin it into a thing about exotic animal smuggling.  After that Robert threatens Matthew until he finally spends some time reflecting on listening to almost all of the first 100 episodes of The Sioux Empire Podcast and how far we’ve come. This episode is sponsored by Macabre Grimoire Podcast. Macabre Grimoire is a podcast of paranormal and mystery exploration. Psychic/medium Ari Show, magician Travis Nye, and historian Robert Mehling delve into the dark places where mysteries go unsolved, events go unexplained, and the line between legend and fact becomes obscured. Whether you’re a skeptic, believer or something in between, the Macabre Grimoire will change the way you see the world.  Coming May 1st! Learn more at MacabreGrimoire.com. The Sioux Empire Podcast hopes that one day Seth will accept that Curling is the one real game of kings.

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Headlines

We’re Number #2

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/03/09/25-cities-where-crime-soaring/409912002/

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/city/2018/03/13/top-cops-give-sioux-falls-city-council-their-assessment-community-crime-drug-use-marty-jackley/422833002/

I really think that as a community we can pull together and make it to number one.

We’re not in the money

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2018/03/13/south-dakota-bankruptcy-filings-rise/418179002/

http://www.businessinsider.com/state-economy-ranking-q1-2018-2?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral

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Sioux Empire Podcast 101 One Summer Night with Peter Pischke

Peter Pischke, a candidate for Sioux Falls School Board, stops by the show to tell Seth Glover and Robert Mehling about his ordeal trying to collect signatures in Sioux Falls, and the kinds of policies he’d like to see in Sioux Falls Schools.  But first, Seth’s bi-weekly book club explores another tale of horror from Ambrose Bierce; this one is called “One Summer Night,” it’s a lot scary and a little racist.    This week’s episode is sponsored by the Chaos Reigns Podcast.  Chaos Reigns is a talk show about Horror Films, Sci-Fi, Comics, Acting and a host of other topics.  The Sioux Empire Podcast doesn’t require any signatures to listen.

 

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Seth’s Book Club

“One Summer Night” by Ambrose Bierce

https://youtu.be/hiS-k8eNID0

 

Peter Pischke

https://www.gofundme.com/pischke-for-sioux-falls-schoolboard

 

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Sioux Empire Podcast 100 Happy 100th Episode with Kenny Anderson Jr

Kenny Anderson Jr Candidate for Sioux Falls Mayor is here to celebrate The Sioux Empire Podcast’s 100th episode with hosts Robert Mehling and Seth Glover.  But first, with restrictive liquor license laws and a sound ordinance harassing long-standing downtown institution Icon Lounge, is Sioux Falls turning into a crime-riddled larger version of the town from Footloose?  Not if Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, and Imagine Dragons have anything to say about it!  This week’s episode is brought to you by the new music podcast My Father’s Records.  In “My Father’s Records” comedian Dan Bublitz Jr digs into his father’s massive vinyl record collection. In each episode, Dan talks about an album or two from the collection. He talks about the experience of listening to the record to facts about them.  100 episodes, wow, The Sioux Empire Podcast would like to say thank you to all of our listeners and supporters.  We couldn’t have done it without you.  THANK YOU!

 

Please help support The Sioux Empire Podcast and the work we do to bring you local content.

https://patreon.com/user?u=572508

 

Kenny Anderson Jr Candidate for Sioux Falls Mayor

https://www.facebook.com/kennyandersonjr4mayor2018/

http://www.kennyandersonjr4mayor.com/

 

Check out Hack Sioux Falls!

https://hacksiouxfalls01.splashthat.com/

 

Headlines

The Sound of Science at Icon

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/city/2018/02/26/icon-lounge-suspends-concerts-after-noise-complaints-pile-up/374650002/

 

Thirsty Sioux Falls

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Is-the-liquor-license-cap-stunting-the-growth-of-Sioux-Falls-475351073.html

 

Sioux Falls Rocks

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Its-official-Metallica-is-coming-to-Sioux-Falls-475150383.html

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Imagine-Dragons-to-perform-in-Sioux-Falls-this-summer-474726963.html

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Sioux Empire Podcast 099 The Alchemist and Nick Weiland

This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.

This week Nick Weiland, candidate for Sioux Falls City Council, has been tricked into guest hosting the Sioux Empire Podcast with Robert Mehling and Seth Glover. Before we deep dive into Sioux Falls politics, there’s another installment of Seth’s Bi-Weekly Book club. This week we explored a tale of adventure, love, and destiny with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This week’s episode is sponsored by the Chaos Reigns Podcast. Chaos Reigns is a talk show about Horror Films, Sci-Fi, Comics, Acting and a host of other topics. The Sioux Empire Podcast went on a dream quest back in college (Go Yotes), I dreamt about skittles making me happy, so I ate skittles non stop for three days and got epic sick. True Story.

Seth’s Book Club
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416

Nick Weiland, candidate for Sioux Falls City Council at-large seat B
https://www.facebook.com/weilandforcitycouncil/

http://Weilandforcitycouncil.com

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Sioux Empire Podcast 098 Porn and Pancakes Church Breakfast with Patrick Lalley

This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.

This week Sioux Empire Podcast crew members Seth Glover and Robert Mehling welcome Radio’s Patrick Lalley (Host of Information 1000 KSOO’s The Patrick Lalley Show).  So grab your porn-themed church pancakes and alcohol infused cupcakes and pull up a chair.  We talk about a Sioux Falls church that’s outreach is getting a little personal. A baker who’s cupcakes can’t get you trashed but are getting trashed by the laws of South Dakota.  And we give you an update on the defeat of SB 145, the bill that let South Dakota sell your organs to zoos for meat.  (That’s not what SB 145 was about but admit it, the way this session is going you kind of believed it for just a second).  We also talk about South Dakota Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson’s campaign of punitive retribution against voters.  This week’s episode is brought to you by the new music podcast My Father’s Records.  In “My Father’s Records” comedian Dan Bublitz Jr digs into his father’s massive vinyl record collection. In each episode, Dan talks about an album or two from the collection. He talks about the experience of listening to the record to facts about them.  The Sioux Empire Podcast does not endorse or condone drinking every time “bikes” or “biking” are mentioned on The Patrick Lalley Show on Information 1000 KSOO every Monday thru Friday 3 pm to 5 pm.

Patrick Lalley Information 1000 KSOO

http://ksoo.com/author/patrick-l-lalleygmail-com/

Headlines

Insert church porn joke here.

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2018/02/09/sioux-falls-church-hosts-porn-and-pancakes-event/324895002/

Booze cupcakes

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2018/02/11/cupcakes-sioux-falls-dessert-maker-gets-notice-city-hall-using-alcohol/325162002/

The Expendables (that’s you)

http://www.keloland.com/news/article/investigates/challenging-comp-claims?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KELOLAND_News

UPDATE This was killed in committee.

Damn Journalism!

http://www.capjournal.com/opinions/columnist/senator-objected-to-honoring-television-s-angela-kennecke/article_6c513f1e-12e8-11e8-b883-e3d4ab356abe.html

South Dakota News Watch

https://www.sdnewswatch.org/

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Sioux Empire Podcast 097 Owl Creek Bridge and Theresa Stehly

This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.

Theresa Stehly makes her triumphant return to The Sioux Empire Podcast this week to tell Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, and Dustin Buri all about city government and her adventures in amateur journalism. But first, Seth give the crew a little run down on “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce. A story Kurt Vonnegut called “the greatest American short story.” Theresa tells us all about her newsletter “The Stehly Report” and talks about what it would be like to run a small newspaper. She also gives us an update on last week’s legislative coffee and a quick rundown of recent city news. This episode is brought to you by Sioux Falls Sno Jam Comedy Festival celebrating comedy and…Snow! That’s right there is no other comedy festival like it. Thirty comedians from around the country will be traveling to Sioux Falls, SD to perform in various venues across the city. Over the course of three days they will perform in both stand up and themed showcases, not only testing their comedy wits but their endurance to the cold. All the while supporting a good cause. Net proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics of South Dakota. Kurt Vonnegut also once called The Sioux Empire Podcast “the greatest American Podcast.” Sure he died seven years before this podcast existed, but you’d be amazed what you can find out with an ouija board and enough cough medicine.

 

Seth’s Book Club
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, a short story by American author Ambrose Bierce, is “one of the most famous and frequently anthologized stories in American literature”. Originally published by The San Francisco Examiner on July 13, 1890, it was first collected in Bierce’s 1891 book Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. The story is set during the American Civil War, in which Bierce himself was a soldier.

“An Occurrence” is renowned for its irregular time sequence and twist ending. Bierce’s narrative, discarding linear sequence, and adopting the protagonist’s inner experience, is an early employment of stream of consciousness. Calling it “the greatest American short story,” author Kurt Vonnegut added, “It isn’t remotely political. It is a flawless example of American genius, like ‘Sophisticated Lady’ by Duke Ellington or the Franklin stove.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Occurrence_at_Owl_Creek_Bridge

It has been adapted as a film, as well as an episode of the twilight zone and, has been imitated in popular culture thousands of times.

Tags and Topics:

Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, Seth Glover, Theresa Stehly, Voting, Government Spending, The Stehly Report, Tom Walsh, Great Life, Golf Contract, Pat Starr, Snow Gates, John Hult, Tim Stanga, Greg Belfrage, Patrick Lalley, KSOO, Kermit Staggers, Gary Hanson, Utility Costs, Pam Nelson, Minnehaha County, Mike Milstead, Minnehaha County Sheriff, Argus Leader, Small Newspapers, Gannett Media, Joe Sneve, Jeff Barth, Crime, Todd Epp, KELO, Veterans Cemetery, Larry P. Zikmund, City Council, South DaCola, Jim Schmidt, Lincoln County, Lura Roti, Bruce Danielson, Mixed Use parking Ramp, Gold Plated Ramp, Annexation, Llyod Company, Tax Increment Financing, TIF, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce, Civil War, Kurt Vonnegut, Dustin Buri, Sioux Falls Sno Jam Comedy Festival

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Sioux Empire Podcast 096 The New Colossus with Polly Dean

This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.

This week The Sioux Empire Podcast Crew (Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, and Seth Glover) get serious to talk about human trafficking with Polly Dean from The New Colossus.  But First, they talk about Russian Gun Advocates, arbitrary, meaningless lists,  and all of those bald glowing children in Brandon.  This episode is brought to you by Sioux Falls Sno Jam Comedy Festival celebrating comedy and…Snow! That’s right there is no other comedy festival like it. Thirty comedians from around the country will be traveling to Sioux Falls, SD to perform in various venues across the city. Over the course of three days they will perform in both stand up and themed showcases, not only testing their comedy wits but their endurance to the cold. All the while supporting a good cause. Net proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics of South Dakota.  Don’t look into it but The Sioux Empire Podcast is the #1 podcast in the entire universe according to absolutelynotamadeuplistwebsiteseriously.fakeweb.  

 

The New Colossus

http://www.thenewcolossus.org/

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/New-online-donation-platform-launches-in-Sioux-Falls-470598863.html

Sno Jam Comedy Fest

http://www.siouxfallssnojamcomedyfest.com/

 

Headlines

The Sioux Empire Podcast has no scruples and will totally launder your rubles.

http://www.keloland.com/news/article/investigates/update-the-keloland-kremlin-connection

A Failing Grade

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Report-South-Dakota-lags-behind-in-tobacco-control-efforts-470913593.html

More arbitrary lists

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/South-Dakota-ranks-worst-in-state-driving-laws-in-new-report-470998833.html

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2018/02/01/premier-center-lands-top-50-busiest-u-s-concert-venues/1086265001/

Radioactive!  Radioactive!

I guess all of those bald glowing children were drawing some attention.  

http://www.keloland.com/news/article/news/brandon-included-in-new-report-about-radium-in-tap-water?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KELOLAND_News

Tags:

Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, The New Colossus, Polly Dean, Argus Leader, Human Trafficking, arbitrary lists, KSFY, KELOLand, Law Enforcement, Bad Drivers, Brandon, Russia, Imagine Dragons, Internet Safety, Emotional Manipulation, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Snapchat, Criminal Record, Student Loans, Rehabilitation, Drugs

 

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