The Sioux Empire Podcast
The Sioux Empire Podcast or TheSiouxEmpire.com is the “quirky but harmless” blog and podcast that’s all about northern plains: News, Comedy, Music, and Culture. We produce weekly podcast episodes in addition to our active local interest blog with writers from around the region. Join us on our comedic odyssey through all things Sioux Empire, pop culture, and beyond.
Urban Indianz Podcast
The Urban Indianz Podcast is an Educated and Entertaining Look through the eyes of the modern day Native American. Hosted by everyone’s favorite natives Gabriel Night Shield (three-time Native American Music Award Winner 2010 & 2014 ISMA Best Hip Hop Winner VIBE Magazine TOP 50 Unsigned Artist), Levi Hansen, Char Green-Maximo, and Kat Stands. Every episode ends with a Native Hip Hop Artist Spotlight. As seen in the Washington Times, USA Today, Argus Leader, Rapid City Journal, Associated Press, and on South Dakota Public Radio.
FROM USA Today:
Gabriel Night Shield sees the same repeating stereotypes of Native Americans.
“It’s one of the two: the drunk living in the streets,” Night Shield said. “Or the guy that’s living in the teepees.”
What he doesn’t see is his story. The Sioux Falls resident, who grew up in Rosebud, is a musician, a businessman, and father. Millions of other Native Americans lead similar lives, but don’t see it reflected in the media, Night Shield said.
He’s taking matters into his own hands, releasing a new podcast next month to focus on the lives of Native Americans in urban settings.
The “Urban Indianz” podcast will premiere June 12 with three episodes on iTunes, SoundCloud, and other outlets.
Night Shield, who lived in Boston and Seattle before settling in Sioux Falls 17 years ago, envisions the podcast as one with a national audience. He and his two co-hosts, Levi Hansen and Char Green-Maximo, will tackle one topic in each episode, drawing from their own lives for inspiration.
Moving between reservations and large cities can be overwhelming for Native Americans, Night Shield said. Life away from home can be isolating, and that’s often what causes people to move back and live closer to their family.
He hopes to provide them and other listeners with a new perspective on current events and talk about what it’s like to work and raise a family in a city away from the reservation.
“I feel like that voice is lost,” Night Shield said.
Each episode will also have a segment on art and end with Native American hip-hop. Night Shield is a music producer and locally-based rapper who has won multiple national awards.
The show will be produced by the Sioux Empire Podcast Network, with a new episode every two weeks.
— USA Today (5/24/2017) “Sioux Falls-based podcast finds ‘lost’ voice for Native Americans.”
South DaCola Podcast
Described in local media as a “Trouble Maker” Host Scott L. Ehrisman, editor of the popular state and local politics blog South DaCola and a nameless co-host break down the day’s headlines and interview Sioux Falls and South Dakota newsmakers, public figures, and elected officials. Guests in 2017 included Patrick Lalley, Pat Starr, Nick Weiland, Greg Jamison, and David Zokaites. You may not always agree with Scott, but you’ll always be entertained and reminded that local politics matter.
Queers After Beers Podcast
Are you in need of some quirky tongue and cheek humor? Maybe need a podcast to sit and crack a cold one too? Have no fear; your new favorite Queers are here. Host Emily Gheorghiu and co-hosts Jenni Mc, and Jasmine Quinn chat about a range of topics and invite Guest to crack a cold one too. Give our oddball podcast a listen or this imaginary hamster will die.
The Tactical Pain Podcast
The Tactical Pain Podcast is about living with chronic pain due to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or other Chronic life-changing Illness. Finding support and information can help! In the battle against pain, we all fight together.
Jennifer McNamara aka Jeni Mc has lived with a chronic pain condition for two decades. After struggling with diagnosis and working to find successful treatment, McNamara realized she needed to take a proactive approach to each day. Developing strategy, and a tactical outlook, McNamara looks to win the battle with her pain, and help others do the same.
Perlocution Podcast – turning idle chatter into thoughts that matter. Jeni Mc & White Boi give commentary on society, culture, and entertainment.
Perlocution – An act of speaking or writing that has an action as its aim but that in itself does not affect or constitute the action, for example persuading or convincing.
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