Sioux Empire Podcast

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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SEP008 – The Orwellian Hellscape formerly known as Iowa, South Dakota? More like Suck Dakota, Nazi book club, and children are our impoverished future.

Live in studio music?  What could beat that?  Nothing that’s what.  This week your hosts (Robert Mehling, Amanda Mehling, and Seth Glover) have company on the big green couch.  Christopher Lee Hamilton is a special guest and he not only provides acoustic cover songs for our intermission (“Take on Me” and “Livin’ on a Prayer”) but joins us in breaking down this week’s stories.  Rob gives the reporter who trash talked our national parks a piece of our mind.  The whole gang agrees that Hitler and Iowa’s Supreme Court suck.  The group talks about the local job market, the good and the bad, and the whole gang plays our newest game “Total Recall.”  The Sioux Empire Podcast would like to remind all Iowa drivers that big brother is always watching…

 

Guest- Christopher Lee Hamilton  More Music at:

https://soundcloud.com/christopher-lee-hamilton

 

Suck Dakota

http://hot1047.com/two-of-americas-worst-national-parks-are-in-south-dakota/

 

Iowa:  Orwellian hell scape

http://argusne.ws/1ExF7is

 

No one who speaks german could be evil

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/25/on-the-books-hitler-autobiography-reprinted

 

SD schools having trouble finding people who will work for nothing

http://www.ksfy.com/home/headlines/South-Dakota-school-districts-face-challenge-to-fill-jobs-293945871.html

 

Two Steps Forward Two Steps back

http://www.ksfy.com/home/headlines/Proposal-for-minimum-wage-decrease-for-employees-under-18-294138851.html

 

Be nice

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/recruiter-man-cussed-me-out-on-train-then-showed-up-for-interview/

 

Magic Number

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/sioux-falls-approaching-magic-number/?id=176459

 

Alaska Lights Up

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/24/388673136/marijuana-is-now-legal-in-alaska-the-third-u-s-state-to-ok-pot?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150224

 

SEP007 – Extras: Episode 7 Outtakes

Some times it’s really hard to get the show started….

SEP007- How to get a bed in life, the hypocritic oath, 50 shades of hype, Spilled beer and a slap on the wrist, and the James River Silicon Valley

This week the comedy ninja’s of the big green couch dojo (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) take on furniture thieves, hypocrite doctors, sexy blockbusters, and beer swilling bigots.  This week’s guest music is from a Sioux Falls favorite Goodroad band with the song “Intrigued” from their album “How We Roll.”  We mop up last week’s game Yak Attack and the team struggles with this week’s haiku based challenge “Story Ninja.”  Apparently one of our host’s secret mutant power is being able to count the number of syllables in a word.

 

How to get a bed in life…

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/more-than-10000-in-furniture-stolen-from-retailer/?id=176167

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/spencer-furniture-thieves-made-themselves-feel-at-home/?id=176181

 

Do no harm?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/detroit-pediatrician-refuses-to-care-for-baby-of-gay-couple/

 

50 shades of hype

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/does-50-shades-send-the-wrong-message/?id=176204

 

Spilled beer and a slap on the wrist

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/native-americans-wanted-more-than-disorderly-conduct-charge/?id=176250

 

James River Silicon Valley

http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2015/01/28/worlds-top-7-smartest-cities-of-2015-are-not-the-ones-youd-expect/

 

SEP006 – The Bachelor has Historic Deadwood, The “Disneyland” of pawn shops, and Little House on the Prairie: The Gritty Reboot

This Valentines Day; love is in the air!  The Sioux Empire Podcast desperados (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) ride to Deadwood to discuss the Bachelor.  Amanda wants to go to Disneyland, but instead we go to the so called “Disneyland of Pawn Shops.”  Much to Amanda’s shagrin and the whole groups confusion.  We take a look at the gritty details of Little House on the Prairie you didn’t want to know.  This week’s music is “Sing it Loud” by Watertown band The Odd Life (http://theoddlife1.bandcamp.com/).  Our game this week is Yak Attack where you the listeners and random people on the internet will decide the victor.  Oh baby, The Sioux Empire Podcast is crazy about you girl, and we’re always packing heat.

 

The Bachelor has Deadwood

http://www.ksfy.com/home/headlines/Episode-of-The-Bachelor-to-feature-Deadwood-saloon-290691971.html

 

The “Disneyland” of pawn shops:

http://www.badlandspawn.com/

 

Yoga pants destroy America

http://uproxx.it/1DYUsYX

 

Little house on the prairie: The Gritty Reboot

http://www.thepublicopinion.com/news/associated_press/south_dakota/wilder-autobiography-a-blockbuster-for-sd-publishing-house/article_49a8d515-5225-59a1-bec0-14b57dd4c44e.html

 

The Wilder West

http://www.blackhillsfox.com/home/headlines/House-approves-plan-to-allow-concealed-carry-without-a-permit-291450021.html

 

SEP005 – Extra Behind the Scenes

So just how does The Sioux Empire Podcast cast occupy their time while the intermission music is playing?

SEP005 – Sioux Falls Has Fast Crabs, The Rabbits Conquer Fargo, and Spiteful Groundhogs

This week The Sioux Empire Podcast goes mobile to give you crabs.  Racing crabs.  Groundhogs, Jackrabbits, and Crabs oh my!  Things get wild on the big green couch this week as we (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) explore the wild world of animal stories in the Sioux Empire.  This week’s intermission features music by Ted and Alice miller “settle down” (Learn more about them at: https://www.facebook.com/tedmillermusic ).  A special thanks to Castaway’s Bar and Grill of Sioux Falls.  This week’s game is an animal edition of Unfair Trivia.  The Sioux Empire Podcast doesn’t bite but I wouldn’t say we’re house broken.

F@#king Groundhogs Man

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/groundhog-day-2015-conflicting-forecasts-and-a-bitten-mayor/

Crab Races!!!

https://www.facebook.com/TikiBarandCastawaysBarandGrill

Jackrabbits conquer North Dakota

http://www.wday.com/news/3669273-rabbits-take-over-neighborhood-near-33rd-ave-s-fargo

Is pizza the enemy?

http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/cutting-pizza-to-curb-childhood-obesity/?id=175348

 

SEP004 – Extra: Bake me a pie of love

This is the song Robert was referencing as “Bake me a pie of love. ”

Once you hear it, you can’t un-hear it.

SEP004 – Luke Bryan Fever, end of English, is MN the best we can do?, and KSFY says we’re all gonna die

This week the Sioux Empire Podcast is a little bit of country, a lot of volcanoes, and way too much Minnesota. Wel also tak bout speling in the UK… Is it ok? This week we are featuring Sioux Falls group Soulcrate Music with a song called Unison from their 2013 album Welcome Back from Wherever you’ve been. Learn more at http://soulcratemusic.com/ And our fosse ball team (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) play their own Super Bowl of knowledge in this week’s game “Big Game Ad Hunter.” So when do you think the Super Volcano will consume us all? Winner gets to be chief warlord of the ashy afterscape.

SEP003 – Extra, Follow Up On 3D Printing Story

It looks like the courts have made a decision in the 3D printing case we covered on this week’s episode.  Give it a listen to learn more.

SEP003 – Atheist Weed Billboards, Civics Crash Course, The Tax Man Cometh, The Army Corp of Engineers experience karma, and Augustana College vs. 3D Printing.

Is that the circus in town? Nope, that’s just 2015 state legislative session for South Dakota. With the session in full swing, team Sioux Empire Podcast (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Amanda Mehling) takes a look at some of the more interesting (well, maybe just to me) state government stories this week. This week’s intermission music is by the local band Stay Lucky with their song “Apathetic” from the album Seven Dollar Suit. You can learn more about them at facebook.com/Stayluckyrock. Think you can pass a citizenship test? How about a ridiculously easy version from USA Today? Our crew nailed it.