EPISODE 27: Who were the ancient Minnesotans?

If you can correctly identify the number of ancient history puns we made on this week’s episode, you’ll get a mention on our Twitter feed.

Music—“The Oldest Known Melody (Hurrian Hymn no. 6—c. 1400 BC)” as found on YouTube courtesy of DamianMusicChannel4


EPISODE 17: How many states are named Minnesota, anyhow?

On today’s episode, we ask a v important question that no other goofy 90 second podcast that claims to be about North Star State history asks: How many of the United States are actually, in fact, named Minnesota?

Take that, Minnesota Historical Society…

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 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 ArchiveĀ 

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 7: Trump’s Minnesota Reference

Did you know President Trump referenced an old Minnesota landmark during a recent press conference? Give it a listen here.

Music courtesy of Jahzzar—“Clap Your Hands”—via the Free Music Archive


EPISODE 6: A History of Fake News in Minnesota

The Twin Cities are celebrated for their abundance of community news outlets, some of which have impacted Minnesota bigly—even if what they’re reporting hasn’t exactly been true.

On today’s podcast, we look at one publication in particular to observe how it changed the course of North Star History. Give it a listen here.

(music courtesy of Black Ant—“5 Piece” via the Free Music Archive)