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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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New York Times bestselling writer Sean E. Williams Coming to SiouxperCon 2018 Courtesy of The Sioux Empire Podcast

We are so pleased to announce the return of friend of SiouxperCon, Sean E. Williams.

Sean E. Williams

Sean E. Williams

Sean E. Williams is the New York Times bestselling writer of FAIREST: THE RETURN OF THE MAHARAJA, SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN, and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES for DC Comics/Vertigo Comics, UNNATURAL SELECTION for Stela, and more. He’s the co-founder of the “Diversity Focused. Digital First.” creator-owned comic book publishing company Comicker Press.

Sean’s appearance is graciously brought to you by 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 run by one of SiouxperCon’s most ardent supporters Robert Mehling. Robert and the crew have been with SiouxperCon since the start and this year they have become a partner with us.

SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN

Please join us in thanking The Sioux Empire Podcast and welcoming Sean to SiouxperCon 2018: Return of the Con brought to you by Black Hills Federal Credit Union and held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center September 28th to the 30th.

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Remember to visit SiouxperCon.com to purchase your tickets to SiouxperCon 2018: Return of the Con. We have many amazing options for you including a package that includes a meal with all of our amazing guests.

 

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Sioux Empire Podcast 079 – All About Pokehon (Joseph Ektnitphong)


This podcast contains adult content, listener discretion advised.

Pokehon (Joseph Ektnitphong) is back for part two on The Sioux Empire Podcast.  With the Podcast crew plus one tattoo guy (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, and Dustin “Brie” Buri) they discuss Funko Pops, Comic Con, Vlogging, SiouxperCon, Fatherhood, Nerd Culture, 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 is impressed that we had an adult conversation about the differences in attitudes and culture between generations without being condescending or bashing the younger generation for being different from us.  (Listen and Learn Baby Boomers)

 

Tags and Topics:

Pokehon, YouTube, Joseph Ektnitphong, Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Natasha Estes, Dustin Buri, San Diego Comic-Con, Panels, Short People Problems, Funko Pops, Vlogging, Grit, Travel Vlogs, Art Class, Painting, theoretical physics, automation, creative work, universal income, SiouxperCon, Ramkota, Sioux Falls Convention Center, Chuck E Cheese, Local Music, Fatherhood, Minecraft, Nerd Culture, Future Shock, mental elasticity, quantum computers, isolation, globalism, Billie Sutton, Tattoos

 

Links:

Pokehon

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQRTz_LK3ljIpZ3Vqrb4Y2Q

SiouxperCon

http://www.siouxpercon.com/

 

Tattoo Artist Dustin Buri

https://www.facebook.com/dustin.buri

https://youtu.be/iqKdEhx-dD4

 

Full Circle Book Co-Op

https://www.facebook.com/fullcirclebookcoop/

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10 Spot Spotlight: Jeni Mc

It’s that time again, the time for another sporadic 10-Spot Spotlight. If you keep up with this column you might remember back to late March/early April, we released a 10-Spot “comics you should know” special edition featuring comics from across the country. I really hope that you took the time to check them out as they are all very talented. I apologize for my lack of consistent releases with this column. I have been very busy over the last few months with several of my own projects that haven’t left me much time to write.

 

Alas, here we are nearing the end of June. The first day of summer was only a few days ago and it’s been almost two months since the last 10-Spot came out, but we are back featuring another fantastic local artist and our first Femme Fatale comedic presence, Jeni Mc (pronounced Mac). Truth be told I sat down with Jeni back in mid-April at Coffea in downtown Sioux Falls with the hopes of publishing this in early May in time to help promote SiouxperCon as we were both performing in their “SiouxperCon After Dark” program.

10 Spot Spotlight: Jeni Mc

10 Spot Spotlight: Jeni Mc

Jeni is a Sioux Falls native. All through school she participated in theater & arts but after graduating took a hiatus because she was working full time. While Jeni has dabbled in standup her background is mostly theater & improv. She got her start about ten years ago. On a whim, Jeni auditioned and got casted for “Tony & Tina’s Wedding” an interactive dinner theater where the audience acts as the guests of the wedding. Here she learned the difference between scripted theater & interactive theater. She did several projects with that theater company. Through that, she met her show husband Dave Holly. Dave started the “Vaudies” & needed a sidekick which ended up being Jeni. The “Vaudies” is a live variety show and much like “Sunny & Cher” Dave & Jeni co-hosted together tandem style.

 

Jeni’s background in standup comedy came from her affection for her friend Mike Klatt, another local stand-up comic. He was performing at an open mic at Fat Daddy’s, (a comedy club that has since closed) and she noticed that there wasn’t any female comedians there. She made a comment about how stand up couldn’t be that hard all you have to do is stand up and work the pole. Another comic then told her if she thought it was so easy to go up, so she did. It happened to be a night the club was having a contest and she ended up winning. These days she prefers watching stand up more than performing stand up. Jeni still actively does improv with “Basement Dwellers” performing at mostly private gigs. Now that we know that we got this introduction out of the way let’s get to the important stuff.

10 Spot Spotlight: Jeni Mc

10 Spot Spotlight: Jeni Mc

DB: What’s your favorite local hangout spot?

JM: My favorite local hangout spot. Taco Johns? Is that not a good answer? I go there like five times a week. It hasn’t happened today, but maybe on my way home. I don’t hang out there, but they know me by name. In general, I usually hang out in downtown Sioux Falls.

 

DB: What do you like most about South Dakota? What do you like the least?

JM: Most about South Dakota? Well if they’re not transplants everyone is like family. When you make good friends they just as well be your cousins. Everyone is very family oriented in their closeness. My least favorite thing is our polar arctic long winters. It’s bad for my health, bad for my humor, bad for my hair, and just an all around issue. So I’m not a big fan of the cold.

 

DB: What was your best show? Worst Show?

JM: The best show I’ve ever did I would say was Finnegan’s Farewell show at Granite Falls Casino because I really loved my character and my cast mates. I loved the crowd. It was a very different casino crowd than you usually have. Usually, at casino’s people come and go but this audience stayed for the whole show.

The worst show wasn’t one I was actually cast in but was supporting my friends and helping with some of the backgrounds. Our green room got robbed while they were doing the show. That was probably the worst most awful thing because we walked away with such a high from a great performance. It all goes back to the best things about South Dakota about all being family so you don’t think of bad things like that happening. It was the first time I ever felt unsafe about theater.

 

DB: What are you working on right now?

JM: I hope to host a matchmaking festival this fall featuring local comics & cupids.

 

DB: What would the name of your debut album be?

JM: Dialog Heavy. I talk a lot (she laughs).

 

DB: How old were you when you realized Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny probably never actually knew one another in real life?

JM: I grew up a Jehovah Witness so…Jesus was my Santa Claus.

 

DB: On average how many times a week do you hurt yourself trying to dance in the shower?

JM: Like more than four.

 

DB: What do you think about when you are alone in your car?

JM: How pretty I am (she laughs). Like if I have enough time to take a selfie before I need to get to where ever I’m going.

 

DB: When you’re at a buffet, how many plates of food do you start off with?

JM: Always two, always two, because I might get tired and not want to get back up.

 

DB: You’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be & why?

JM: A new edition to the crayon box? If I was a color I think I would be Stardust and there would be glitter in it because we’re all made of Stardust.

 

If you’re lucky, maybe you can catch this Irish “Betty” out and about in downtown Sioux Falls sharing cheers of joy or maybe you can just find her on social media!

 

For my complete schedule & social media links visit my website www.danbublitz.com

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SEP071 – All About Joe Sneve

My how the tables have turned on The Sioux Empire Podcast.  This week the reporter becomes the reported as the Sioux Empire Podcast interrogation team (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and Natasha Estes) break down Argus Leader Metro Watchdog reporter Joe Sneve.  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 always starts the answer to any question with “That’s a great question.”

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Joe Sneve Links:

http://www.argusleader.com/

https://twitter.com/Argus_Joe

http://www.argusleader.com/staff/13171/joe-sneve/

https://www.facebook.com/joesnevereporter

Story Tips Direct Line: 605-331-2318

jsneve@argusleader.com

Legislative Coffee Episode Referenced:

http://www.thesiouxempire.com/sep029-trans-legislative-coffee/

SEP070 - Read All About it with Joe Sneve

Tags and Topics:

Argus Leader, Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, Joe Sneve, Political Science, University of South Dakota, Mike Card Ph.D, William Richardson Ph.D, William Anderson Ph.D, Eric Jepsen Ph.D, Elizabeth (Betty) Smith Ph.D, Al Neuharth Media Center, Vermillion, Main Street Pub, The Hills Have Eyes, River People, Dumpster Diving, Pamida, Writing, Alcoholism, Al Neuharth Scholars, Journalism Careers, The Future of Journalism, Journalism, Established Media, Source Development, Work Experience, Steve Young, Stu Whitney, Greg Gianforte, Mike Huether, SiouxperCon, Highway Pig, Sarah Burchard, Transgender Issues, Kansas, Nightcrawler, Legislative Coffee, Music, Motorcycle, Pearl Jam, John Thune, D-Days, Thomas Daschle, Alpine Valley Wisconsin, Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, Dave Matthews, Deftones, Radiohead, Print Media, New York Times, Sioux Falls, Boom Town, 5 year plan, Urban Indianz Podcast, Gabriel Night Shield, Levi Hansen, Char Green-Maximo, Chaos Reigns, Ari Show, Dominic Wieneke

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Alfred The Butler – Wednesday Comics – #047

The week after Siouxpercon means the guys are recovering with some comic books. We talk about Batman and Swamp Thing team up, The Button ending, and Secret Empire #2 on this week’s show. Finally at the end, we go over some reasons who love and hate Image Comics!
0:00-10:19 – Intro
10:20-19:47 – Daredevil #20
19:48-29:30 – Royal City #3
29:31-34:51 – The Flash #22
34:52-43:56 – Secret Empire #2
43:57-49:35 – God Country #5
49:36-1:07:12 – Batman #23
1:07:13-1:56:40 – Game Time – Love/Hate: Image Comics
1:56:41-2:01:29 – End of the Show
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Thank you Siouxpercon 2017!
Thank you to Reddit user /u/RIPGeech (Joe) for the logo.
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SEP069 – Live-ish from SiouxperCon 2017

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This week the Sioux Empire Podcast crew (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, and Natasha Estes) are live-ish from SiouxperCon 2017 The Sioux Empire Strikes Back.  We started off trying to talk about podcasting and the process involved and ended up talking with the audience about Cosplay crotch bulges.  You know, like we do.  Robert also explains the things that come out of our things, and then people put our things in their ears.  Seth tells the audience that podcasting is all about sharing your experience with the world.  He then tells the audience he has nothing to share.  The crew also takes some time to cut on the one poor guy there from Aberdeen.  A great big Sioux Empire Podcast Thank you to everyone who came to our live show and the fantastic SiouxperCon staff!

 

Tags and Topics:

Robert Mehling, Sloth Glover, Emily Gheorghiu, Natasha Estes, Amanda Mehling, Cosplay, SiouxperCon, RSS, Podcast, Bonus Round, Pinball, Back to the Future, The DeLorean, Alcohol, Splendor, Kegbot, Skittles, Wednesday Comics, Travis Nye, Z*Stonish, Pokehon, Chaos Reigns, Death Rot, Dominic Wieneke, Ari Show, Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, Lore, Welcome Nightvale, Greg Neitzert, Up With People, Roland R-05, Mixers, Audacity, Sioux Falls Saints, St. Paul Saints, PAC-Man Suit, Sam Kinison, Eggplant, Rick and Morty

SEP069 - Live-ish from SiouxperCon 2017

SEP069 – Live-ish from SiouxperCon 2017

 

SEP069 - Live-ish from SiouxperCon 2017

SEP069 – Live-ish from SiouxperCon 2017

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SiouxperCon 2017 Slideshow

Check out some of our team’s amazing photos from this year’s SiouxperCon 2017.

SiouxperCon 2017

SiouxperCon 2017

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Siouxpercon 2017 Behind The Scenes Featuring the DeLorean from Back to the Future and The Ecto1!

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SEP068 – All About Dylan Jacobson

SEP067 - Champions of the Beer Galaxy of Terror With Dylan Jacobson

SEP067 – Champions of the Beer Galaxy of Terror With Dylan Jacobson

This week we get to know comic book artist Dylan Jacobson.  Dylan takes us a journey from his humble beginnings being found in a crate under an overpass, to his dream of finding financial aid and working for EA, all the way to his visit to a crab buffet the day we recorded this.  We talk about crappy jobs, killer clowns, and why Sioux Falls is a great setting for superheroes.  Dylan also talks about how rewarding it is to inspire others, especially school children to use art to tell their stories.  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.  Dylan had a lot of crabs just before we recorded this episode of The Sioux Empire Podcast.

Dylan Jacobson Links

https://www.patreon.com/Dylan

https://www.facebook.com/Championscomic/

https://twitter.com/dylanjjacobson

 

Tags and Topics:

Robert Mehling, Sloth Glover, Natasha Estes, Dylan Jacobson, Beer, Papyrus Font, EA, Lord of the Rings, Deadspace, Dakota State University, Powerpoint, Digital Storytelling, Life Coach, Artist Residency, Washington Pavilion, The Tide That Returns, Mark Wagner, Skullmore, Zine, Free Comic Book Day, Travis Bentley, MST3K, SiouxperCon, Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon

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