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Two liberal girls living in a Sea of GOP. We don’t fit in… So we started a Podcast to converse about Midwest issues from a liberal perspective. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Two liberal girls living in a Sea of GOP. We don’t fit in… So we started a Podcast to converse about Midwest issues from a liberal perspective. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

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Two liberal girls living in a Sea of GOP. We don’t fit in… So we started a Podcast to converse about Midwest issues from a liberal perspective. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

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@watchmywit

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Episodes

Book Club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle Pt. 2

1/22/2021
Hi Misfits, welcome back for part 2 of our Untamed discussion with Portia Burch, Beaufield Berry-Fisher and Marti Carrington. We had so much fun chatting about Untamed that we couldn’t contain it all in one episode. . Before we start, a quick announcement. The Midwest Misfits have a new website! You can check it out at MidwestMisfits.com and if you are interested in supporting the show, as always we could use more reviews, but you can also make a donation. .99, 4.99 or 9.99 a month will...

Duration:00:50:04

Book Club: Untamed by Glennon Doyle Pt. 1

1/19/2021
Today is a really fun episode of Midwest Misfits. We bring to you a discussion on our most recent Book Club pick, Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Joining Colleen and I are our favorite pod friends Portia Burch, Marti Carrington, and Beaufield Berry-Fisher. Beaufield Berry-Fisher has an upcoming podcast debuting Feb. 7 called "Say Her Name" paying tribute to Black Women whose lives ended too soon by law enforcement. Beaufield is a playwright, podcaster, content creator, activist, and (most...

Duration:00:55:34

Can You Make Local Politics Sexy?

1/13/2021
Hi Misfits…ok so it would be ridiculous for us not to mention the events of the past week. The insurrection at the White house was terrifying and disturbing, to say the least…I turned on CNN to watch the vote count and because I was curious to hear from the republicans who were planning to object and was shocked to watch the Capital under siege in real-time. If you are like us, we assume that you have all been glued to all the political content dissecting every moment of January 6th. How...

Duration:01:31:08

Can You Make Local Politics Sexy?

1/12/2021
Hi Misfits…ok so it would be ridiculous for us not to mention the events of the past week. The insurrection at the White house was terrifying and disturbing, to say the least…I turned on CNN to watch the vote count and because I was curious to hear from the republicans who were planning to object and was shocked to watch the Capital under siege in real-time. If you are like us, we assume that you have all been glued to all the political content dissecting every moment of January 6th. How...

Duration:01:31:08

Ep. 43 Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt, Legislative District 8

1/5/2021
Hey Misfits…welcome to a new year. As you listen to this episode the citizens of Georgia are casting their vote to determine who will control the senate so I am sure most of you will be glued to the news today, but let's not let that overshadow the new legislative session is about to begin in Nebraska on January 6th. so it is only fitting that we open 2021 with an interview with Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt. Ms. Hunt is a champion for civil rights, families and justice reform as well as...

Duration:01:02:42

Happy Holidays from the Misfits

12/23/2020
We are taking a short break to relax and spend time with family. Don't worry, we will back with new interviews and episodes on January 5th. Make sure and subscribe so you don't miss the great things we have planned for 2021. A special THANK YOU to all our listeners! Music from this episode: We Wish you a Merry Christmas by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4612-we-wish-you-a-merry-christmasLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license --- Support this...

Duration:00:07:59

Ep. 42 Improving Relationships Between Black and White Women

12/16/2020
Welcome back to Midwest Misfits. We have an episode today discussing black and white women and how to improve our relationships in work, in friendship, and in everyday life. Most people do not readily have these vulnerable talks or know how to navigate them. We don't either, but we just keep working at it. And we are diving into them headfirst and have them on here, so that you get the conversation too. We want our fellow white women to hear these messages if they do not have someone to have...

Duration:01:25:48

Bonus Fry: Giuliani, Olivia Jade, and the Jackasses of the GOP

12/11/2020
On this bonus episode, Colleen and I catch up and rant about all the COO COO Banana Pants antics happening right now. From the slow-moving GOP coup to Olivia Jade and The Red Table. Reply All Episode #86: Man of the People (Goat Balls) Follow Us: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Duration:00:55:16

Jasmine Harris for Mayor of Omaha

12/8/2020
One election down and many more to go. On to the upcoming city elections happening this spring. Today, we have a chat with Jasmine Harris who is running for Mayor of the City of Omaha. Mrs. Harris is a program manager with RISE and has spent her career advancing black and brown voices across the city. Meet Jasmine and learn about the issues near and dear to her heart. Learn more about Jasmine by visiting her website. Follow her on social to find her events and support her...

Duration:00:44:04

Rank The Vote

12/1/2020
You've heard us talking these past months about rank choice voting and we aren't alone in our new fondness for ranking the vote. Joining us today is Erica Schauer and Ben Mazur of Rank the Vote Nebraska, an online movement to educate the public about the benefits of ranking the vote in hopes that someday we can push the needle of election reform and make some changes, specifically at the local level. For more on Rank the Vote Nebraska check them out online at: Rank the Vote...

Duration:01:01:16

Special Episode: Send Earnest Jackson Home

11/25/2020
Earnest Jackson has been in prison for 21 years for a crime that someone else confessed to during his own trial. Earnest Jackson is the only one of three defendants that was charged with the murder of Larry Perry. The other two defendants were acquitted with a successful plea of 'self defense' after one confessed to the shooting saying that the other party shot at him first. However, this confession came after Earnest Jackson's trial and he was unable to get a new trial because they claimed...

Duration:01:03:34

Meet Nebraska Elector, Precious McKesson

11/24/2020
The eyes of the nation have been marveling over Nebraska District 2’s Omaha’s return of the blue dot after Democrat Joe Biden claimed the area’s single electoral vote. Nebraska is one of only 2 states (the other is Maine) that allows their electoral votes to represent the district they represent rather than being thrown into a bucket of winner takes all. NE has a total of five electoral votes. Two are awarded to the statewide winner of the popular vote. The three others are awarded to...

Duration:00:44:40

All Things Corona with Dr. Ali Khan

11/17/2020
Today Colleen and I sit down again with UNMC Dean of Public Health Dr. Ali Khan, Professor of Epidemiology, Former Director at the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response for the CDC. He literally wrote the book in 2016 Titled: The Next Pandemic: On the Front Lines Against Humankind’s Gravest Dangers. It's been a few months since we did our last episode with him and since then Coronavirus has exploded in the US, so we thought it was time to check back in. Especially amidst...

Duration:00:33:53

Post Election Exhale

11/12/2020
What. A. Week. The election is over for the rest of the world but Trump apparently hasn’t gotten the memo. So I think the world has quietly nodded and agreed we are all moving forward nonetheless... Today we sit down to hash out all of the feels from the nail biter of an election week with our pod friends & contributors Beaufield Berry Fisher & Portia Burch. We dip into the highs, lows, hopes, and fears for the future. We are so happy to have you join us in our collective debrief and...

Duration:00:49:00

Bonus: Happy Election Eve

11/2/2020
Tomorrow is the big day! Now is not the time to let up. We know you feel like vomiting, but swallow that chum and let's win this thing. Follow us: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Duration:00:37:47

Bonus: 2 Days Until the Election

11/1/2020
2 days people...that is it. Get in your ballots. Every vote counts! Trumps Cash Crunch Follow Us: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Duration:00:21:43

5 Days Until the Election

10/29/2020
The countdown continues! Today we reflect on Trump's "rally" at Eppley Airfield, the miraculous early voting numbers coming out of Texas, as well as our hopes and dreams for America during the next week. Follow Us: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Duration:00:20:47

6 Days Until The Election

10/28/2020
We are finally counting down! This week Colleen and Leah will be checking in often to keep us on track and pumped for Nov. 3rd. Keep calm and keep working hard. Let's win this thing! Some links for you to ponder: Ali Kahn Interview Pod Save America Episode 10.26 Kavanaugh's Opinion in Wisconsin Voting Case Raises Alarms Among Democrats Follow Us: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Duration:00:28:56

Bonus: Amy Coathanger Barrett and Hot Topics

10/27/2020
We are all nervous as the election quickly approaches so we decided to just catch up on what has been going on. Join us as we chat about pandemic anxiety, the election and other current events. In this crazy time, sometimes we just need to dish with our friends...enjoy! Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/midwest-misfits/support

Duration:00:39:11

Naomi Hattaway for Omaha City Council

10/20/2020
Hey Misfits, we know there is a major election just around the corner. Get your ballots in! But today we are looking ahead to the local elections coming up this Spring with a candid interview with Naomi Hattaway who is running for Omaha City Council. Naomi’s main priorities for the city of Omaha are stability, equity and sustainability just to name a few. Here’s Naomi. Thank you for listening to this episode of Midwest Misfits! For more about Naomi, please visit her website at...

Duration:01:06:54