South DaCola Podcast Ep 012 2018 Predictions with Scott Hudson

South DaCola Podcast Ep 012 2018 Predictions with Scott Hudson

Host Scott L. Ehrisman and nameless co-host (Absent).

Special Guest Scott Hudson host of The Ledge, Big Brother Gossip, and Day Drinking With Scott & Colette Podcasts.  




Produced by Robert Mehling

Theme Music “Rainy Day” by Brian Masek & Friends

Tags and Topics

Scott Ehrisman, Robert Mehling, Pierre, Sexual Harassment, Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, Scott Hudson, The Ledge, Rant a Bit, Trump, Shithole Countries, Twitter, Facebook, War, North Korea, Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff, Office Vacancies, Midterm Elections, #MeToo, Dennis Daugaard, Kristi Noem, Marty Jackley, Chislic, Billie Sutton, Susan Wismer, Tim Bjorkman, Shantel Krebs, Dusty Johnson, Teacher Pay, State Budget, State Employees, Legislator Pay, Per diem, Downtown Parking Ramp, Paul Ten Haken, Jolene Loetscher, Youth Vote, Voter Turnout, Jim Entenman, Greg Jamison, Mike Huether, Kermit Staggers, Christine Erickson, Jim Sideras, rib fest, Cory and the Fireflies, Jodi Schwan, Sioux Empire Fair, Vikings, Super Bowl, US Bank Stadium, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Football, SKOL, Sam’s Club, Costco, Lake Lorraine, Supreme Court, Internet Sales Tax, Amazon, Use Tax, Podcasting, Real Punk Radio, Grant Hart, Big Brother, CBS, iTunes, Game of Thrones, Day Drinking With Scott & Colette, Voyeur, Big Brother Gossip

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Perlocution Podcast Episode 005 Slacktivism

Slacktivism Noun informal –  actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g., signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website.

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.


Hosted by Jeni Mc and White Boi

Special Guest Justin Hanson

Produced by Robert Mehling

Tags and Topics

Perlocution, Jeni Mc, White Boi, Robert Mehling, Midwest, South Dakota, Slacktivism, Justin Hanson, Hair, Guess Who, Urban Dictionary, Social Media, Fake News, Ice Bucket Challenge, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, Hurricane Relief, Puerto Rico,  Katrina, News Cycle, Reality TV, Thoughts and Prayers, charity, Pink, NFL, PRCA, Prayer, Memes, Trolls, Keyboard Warriors, Twitter, Facebook, Patrick Lalley, Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, Worldstar, Swatting, Doxing, Shark Week, Common Sense

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Sioux Empire Podcast 080 – Sioux Falls Business with Jodi Schwan


This week on the podcast, Jodi Schwan from SiouxFalls.Business stops by to get down to business with hosts Robert Mehling and Natasha Estes.  Which mostly consists of food places coming to Sioux Falls.  Other Topics include Kevin Lein is an outstanding human being, the McDonald’s of the future, food delivery proliferation, Minnesota Ave development, future development in Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls Podcasting scene, fake news, customer service at tech companies, and more.  This episode is sponsored by Superstitions – A Psychological Spectacle.  From the mind games of Zac Tenneboe (@zstonish) comes his new show, “Superstitions.” It’s more than just a magic show, but a stunning one-man performance weaving mystery and theater. No rabbits. No top hats. No smoke and mirrors. Witness a different way to experience illusion.  The first 50 people to use promo code “siouxempire” will receive $1 off each ticket purchased online. Don’t miss out on this discount deal before it’s too late!  The Sioux Empire Podcast wants you to know that we’re in the Business, of giving you the Business.  

Jodi Schwan




605 Made



Deep Freeze


Principal with Principles


Customer experience in the world of tomorrow


Minnesota Ave Development


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Sioux Empire Podcast 073 – All About Sarah Rhea Werner

What’s up with this whole podcast thing?  That’s the question Robert Mehling and Natasha Estes seek to answer on this week’s episode with Write Now Podcast host and Forbes contributor Sarah Rhea Werner.  We also talk about finding your niche in the information firehose that is the internet.  Does modern technology convince us too often that we control everything in our lives?  Are stories the fundamental building block of human thought?  Listen to find out.  This week’s episode is brought to you by the Chaos Reigns podcast.  A podcast about independent filmmaking, acting, horror films, and whatever else strikes us. With Dominic Wieneke and Ari Show.  The Sioux Empire Podcast can’t wait to hear the first episode of Sarah Rhea Werner’s The Death Cast.

Guest Host Sarah Rhea Werner, Forbes contributor and host of the Write Now Podcast.




Girl In Space




Chaos Reigns Podcast


Tattoo Artist Dustin Buri



Has podcasting become over saturated?



Urban Indianz Podcast



Tags and Topics:

Robert Mehling, Natasha Estes, Sarah Rhea Werner, Write Now Podcast, Forbes, Writing, Writers Block, Outlines, Podcasting, Inspiration, Organization, Facebook, Information Overload, Guilt, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Library of Alexandria, The Onion, Quantum Physics, The Walking Dead, Video, Deathcast

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SEP070 – Read All About it with Joe Sneve

Extra!  Extra!  Listen all about it!  This week the Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and Natasha Estes) sit down with Argus Leader Metro Watchdog reporter and motorcycle rebel Joe Sneve.  We talk with him about everything from Snapchat cabbies and rouge interns to goings on at Sioux Falls City Hall and lots of mental territory in between.  This week’s episode is brought to you by the Chaos Reigns podcast.  A podcast about independent filmmaking, acting, horror films, and whatever else strikes us. With Dominic Wieneke and Ari Show.  Stay tuned to the Sioux Empire Podcast for all your hard-hitting highway pig investigative journalism.   

Parental Advisory







Joe Sneve Links:





Story Tips Direct Line: 605-331-2318



Farmers market shakedown


Snapchat Cabbie:


Theresa Stehly:

Lawn violation-


God –


Candidates and public input characters:



The plagiarizing intern


iMediaEthics Story about Intern


Hiway Pig


SEP070 - Read All About it with Joe Sneve

SEP070 – Read All About it with Joe Sneve


Tags and Topics:

Argus Leader, Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, Joe Sneve, Greg Belfrage, Metro Watchdog Reporter, Top Dog, Miracle of Birth Center, Falls Park Farmers Market, South Dakota Department of Revenue, Snapchat, Metro Cab, Paramedics Plus, Theresa Stehly, Bill Maher, Donald Trump, Lawn Care, Simpsons, Highway Pig, False Flag, Wastewater Treatment Plant Digester, Catholicism, Nuns, Greg Neitzert, Republicans, Midterm Elections, Sioux Falls Mayor Race, Paywall, Atheists, Apostate, Missionaries, Humanism, Apologetics, persecution complex, rude neighbors, Dell Rapids, Mike Huether, Code Enforcement, Minnehaha County, Burke, Billie Sutton, Public Input, David Zokaites, Bruce Danielson, Scott Ehrisman, Sarah Burchard, Crime, Gang Violence, Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Apartheid, Robert Mehling for City Council, Monk’s, Hungry for Truth, Cheese Platter, Cory Myers, University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Internship, Al Neuharth Media Center, Main Street Pub, The Volante, Twitter, Facebook, Story Tips, Metrics, Post Malone, Urban Indianz Podcast, Gabriel Night Shield, Levi Hansen, Char Green-Maximo, Chaos Reigns, Ari Show, Dominic Wieneke

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Heavily Armed Sioux Falls Muslim Man Ehab Jaber Says “Be Terrified”

A Sioux Falls (Ehab Jaber) man who showed up at a conference on Christianity and Islam a couple of weeks ago was asked to leave after entering the Hilton on South Louise with a gun.

Officer Sam Clemen says security at the hotel told Ehab Jaber that guns were not allowed in the facility and he left without incident.

Hotel security called the police who, along with an FBI agent, interviewed Jaber and determined he wasn’t threatening anyone.

Jaber went to his vehicle and recorded himself displaying some guns that he brought with him. Clemens says he has a lot of guns, but he didn’t threaten anyone and had a permit.

Jaber then posted this video on his Facebook page:


"Be Scared" Facebook Ehab Jaber

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Women’s Day Ugliness on Social Media

A reader of the blog was kind enough to submit these thoughts on some of the interactions she’s had on International women’s day.

On international Women’s Day I woke up to a not unusual female experience. I had posted on Kristi Noem’s facebook post “Krist Noem I beg you to stand for the women of South Dakota. You have the ability to protect us – do so!” To which a man replied “well, well, well, eat a dick.” I fired back with “intelligent” and went on my Facebook way.  

I thought I would leave it at that but as I was just waking up my reflection began to boil my blood. I thought to myself, No. I am not going to pass this off as a fleeting internet troll that does not impact my life because the truth is it does. This man felt that it was acceptable to attack my comment with over sexualized misogyny.  

The online abuse of women has become so pervasive in women’s lives that we are used to it. I knew full well that commenting on a public post could potentially come with trolls but the sexual nature of the comment unnerved me. What in my post could possibly have prompted this man’s response?  

I asked myself that question but the answer does not lie with me. The answer to that question can only be answered by our culture where the online misogyny and abuse of women and girls is tolerated. That my tiny comment could provoke this response is my reality and the reality of the world I am raising children in.  

Online misogyny is a human rights catastrophe that we tolerate daily. In years past I had a Facebook friend, a young man with whom I had attended high school with make a status referring to sexual rape as a “struggle cuddle”. At the time I went on a fiery tirade in my tiny corner of the internet and declared that I would not stand for misogyny in my Facebook world. I unfriended many.  

I was happy with this. I found my corner of the internet to be more enjoyable. However, hiding your head in the sand does not create world change. It does not teach my daughter how to stand in her truth and be unashamed and unafraid. I hope for a world where I would not have to caution my daughter on the danger of using her voice online as she would be sure to be attacked somehow. I should never have to strengthen her by telling her “yes honey share your story but be warned.” 

This morning’s events urged me forward to say loudly that I will fight online misogyny at every chance I get and I will enlist the help of any ally. I also encourage Mr. Todd Wolf to have a conversation with me. Honestly this morning I thought of how I could personally attack Mr. Wolf but this does nothing. It would be a pointless argument leading nowhere. Instead I want to invite him to reflect on why he felt this was acceptable, challenge his thoughts and invite him to change.  

I don’t for one second believe that Mr. Wolf is a bad human being. He is a human deserving of compassion and understanding just as any other human and I have faith that perhaps his bump against this particular feminist was just the catalyst for change his life may need. We can’t fight each other and expect to win.

 We have to invite the tough and challenging conversations to create growth. To inspire change. Mr. Wolf surely has family and friends who know he is a good guy. I don’t doubt it. What he did was wrong and I’d love to see him remedy his wrong. Maybe we can have coffee. There is a feminist happy hour this evening I am attending. Feminist Happy Hour in honor of International Women’s Day Event for LEAD South Dakota (Leaders Engaged and Determined)
Would love to see you there.

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SEP058 – Rise of the Sioux Fallsians with Clinton Brown Part 1

It’s big crew in a little apartment night on The Sioux Empire Podcast as your full Zoo Crew (Robert Mehling, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, and Seth Glover) welcome entrepreneurship Jedi Master Clinton Brown, owner of the Bakery Co-Working space of Sioux Falls. Brown gives the crew a masters course in business and journalism, and we teach him it’s ok to hug. The guest train doesn’t stop there, though, this episode also features cameos from familiar friends of the show like magician Travis Nye and phantom stranger Neil Stach. We also discuss the need for people in Sioux Falls and South Dakota to broaden their horizons. Brown talks a little bit about small town news vs. real news, as well as digs into some of the myths we believe in this area about issues like human trafficking. You know, lighthearted stuff like that. This week’s local music spotlight is local artist Denham McDermott with the song “Stay.” This episode is sponsored by SiouxperCon 2017: The Sioux Empire Strikes Back. SiouxperCon is a fan convention celebrating several mediums: including comic books, anime, board games, video games, science fiction, and fantasy. A non-profit event, SiouxperCon is dedicated to promoting literacy and valuable life skills in an inclusive and friendly environment. Net proceeds from the convention will benefit REACH Literacy and the JY6 Foundation. The Sioux Empire Podcast still thinks Clinton Brown needs a hug.

Clinton Brown and The Bakery of Sioux Falls



Denham McDermott




Story Links

A Sioux Fallsian by any other name


How Happy are you?


No Country for Old Men



Lots of jobs, lots of poverty


Free steakhouse


Mitchell students get tacky


Wives spend your money and belong in the kitchen


Tags and Topics:

Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, The Bakery, Clinton Brown, Alluvio, Sioux Fallsian, Argus Leader, Hawaii, Minnehaha, Canton,  Minnehaha County Sheriff, Watchmen, The Walking Dead, Neil A Stach, Human Trafficking, Hunters, Meth, Truck Drivers, Cambodia, Sturgis Rally, Weed, Gateway Drugs, Marty Jackley, Meth, Georgia, Puerto Ricans, Walmart,  Fat Jokes, YMCA, YMCA of the Twin Cities, Woodbury MN, Poverty, Unemployment, Underemployment, Citibank, Minimum Wage, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Giliberto’s, Affordable Housing, Public Transit, Cost of Living, Lawrence Kansas, John Candy, The Great Outdoors, West River, Leo Holzbauer, Delmont, Kitchen Nightmares, Wessington, Sunset Bar, R&B Food Center, Scenic, Cartman, South Park, Conlin’s Furniture, Adam Sandler, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Gregory, Vermillion, Korean War, Chae’s, awl, thumbtacks, The Mitchell Republic, Click Bait, Facebook, Free Market, Capitalism, Market Forces, Albuquerque NM, Alex Jones, InfoWars, Fake News, Journalism, Spelling Errors, Argus Leader, Editors, Yellow Journalism, Winston Churchill, The Lion, Lauren Forsch, Wacko’s Comedy Club, Dan Bublitz Jr., Zach Dresch, Kellen Marson, Grits, Denham McDermott

Parental Advisory

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Sioux Falls Native Devin Terrell Clark Wins His First UFC fight

Sioux Falls native Devin Terrell Clark wins his first UFC fight and thanks Sioux Falls on national television.

The video below was posted on Facebook by Brian Rand.

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Podcast Extra: The Sioux Empire Podcast Carves a Jack O’Lantern On Air

We carved a Jack O’Lantern live on Facebook this weekend.  Well, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, and Emily Gheorghiu carved it.  I (Robert Mehling) sat there and watched.  Enjoy!

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