Midwest Misfits

Midwest Misfits

Latest Episodes

Ep. 28 Meet Keegan Korf, Candidate for OPS School Board of Education
August 04, 2020

Hey Misfits, welcome back to the show.  Today we are talking to Keegan Korf, educator and community leader currently running for Omaha Public Schools Board of Education.  In this episode we are talking about, of course,

Ep. 27 Colorism, Privilege and Identity
July 31, 2020

Today the Girls from True Blue Progressives are back for another discussion on white microaggressions and lessons on how to be an ally. We also dive into colorism and privilege and what that means in context of skin color.

Ep. 26 Inclusivity in the Workplace with Shawntal Mallory and Marti Carrington
July 28, 2020

Shawntal and Marti are back for another discussion on how to be intentional with inclusion in the workplace. Naturally, we went off the rails a few times, but that is what a good discussion will do. Bring you into topics that have yet to be discussed...

Ep. 25 Meet Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, Former Chairwoman of NDP Black Caucus
July 21, 2020

This week we have a candid conversation with Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, the former chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Black Caucus. We are in the midst of a shift in our collective world view with the BLM movement, acknowledging the abuses of power,

"We Build the Wall" Scam, Legal Weed & Crazy Neighbors
July 17, 2020

In this bonus episode we are talking about all kinds of issues taking place across the nation. Someone is building the wall and its not Donald Trump! We also chat about legal weed, crazy neighbors, Jeff Sessions and how men can be "Karens" too.

Meet Crystal Rhoades, Public Service Commission - District 2
July 14, 2020

This week on the Midwest Misfits we are talking to Crystal Rhoades.  She is serving as the commissioner of the Nebraska Public Service Commission for District 2 and currently seeking reelection.  She also previously served as the Douglas County Democra...

Anti-racism, White Fragility, Microaggressions and Liberals
July 10, 2020

Today we are talking with the founders of the group True Blue Progressives.  It was created out of the necessity of having space where the voices of BIPOC women are amplified and emotional labor is honored and respected.

Ep. 22 What’s Up Corona, with Dr. Ali Khan
July 06, 2020

This week on the pod we have a very special conversation with Dr. Ali Khan. Dr. Khan is the former Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and since July 2014 he has ser...

Dismantling Racism in the Workplace
June 30, 2020

This week we are back talking about systemic racism and how to be deliberate in breaking down racism in the workplace. To remove disparities and racism, we must look at every system and dismantle all the ways it has contributed to the ongoing racism a...

Don’t Be A “Karen”
June 26, 2020

On today's bonus Friday pod we are talking about Bubba Wallace, Neuro Diversity, marijuana micro-dosing and Ron Jeremy is finally where he belongs...in prison. We discuss the Trump failure of a rally- thank you TikTok and K-Pop.