EPISODE 14: Milaca or μαλακός?

If you understand Greek, you’ve probably scratched your head at the name of Milaca, MN. Click here to listen to this episode, in which we learn about Dimitria Pyrgos, one of Milaca’s founders, and her vision for the town.

Features a sample of “Tsifeteli” by Manolis Karantinis.


EPISODE 13: Prance ‘N Faust Records

To distract people from the horrors of Panzerfaust Records, two well-intentioned Macalester grads founded a bizarre local label that attempted to blend two classic forms that aren’t all that compatible. Give it a listen here!

Music courtesy of Steve Combs (“All Your Faustian Bargains, Extended Mix”) via the Free Music Archive

EPISODE 12: Creedence Stillwater Revival

Creedence Stillwater Revival were Minnesota’s answer to a beloved Bay Area band of hippies that sang as if they had emerged from the swamps of Louisiana. In this episode, we commemorate some of their greatest hits.

Give it a listen here!

Features a sample of “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival. All rights reserved by and all manner of respect due to CCR, John Fogerty, and Fantasy Records. Please don’t sue us.

EPISODE 11: A Darn Heckin’ Good Deal

We like DealNews a lot here at MINute. Here in Minnesota, “Dale News”, a WCCO radio show from the 1980s, offered good deals to North Star State listeners.

Give the episode a listen here.

Music courtesy of Doctor Turtle (“Which That Is This?”) via the Free Music Archive 

EPISODE 10: Adam Carolla’s Minnesota Forebear

The “Adam Carolla Show” is one of the most popular podcasts on the Web. Adam was likely inspired by a 1990s St. Cloud dog breeder with some less than progressive ideas. Give it a listen here!

Music courtesy of Juanitos—“Cool Reggae Party” via the Free Music Archive

EPISODE 9: Minnesota Stuff

We love the “How Stuff Works” podcasts here at MINute. Minnesota had their own version of ’em back in the ’90s—learn more by listening here.

Music courtesy of Jahzzar—“The Shine”—via the Free Music Archive

EPISODE 8: The Minnesota Origins of “Hollywood Handbook”

“Hollywood Handbook” is one of the most popular podcasts on the Web. However, despite its L.A. credentials, its origins lie deep within the Twin Cities comedy scene.

Learn more by clicking here to listen to this week’s episode.

Music courtesy of The Birth and Death of Silence “Hello Friend…” via the Free Music Archive