Midwest Misfits

Midwest Misfits

Latest Episodes

Meet Jo Giles, Candidate for Douglas County Commissioner
October 06, 2020

Hey Misfits!  Welcome back to our show.  First I want to let everyone know that early voting has begun in Nebraska as well as other states across the U.S.  Make sure and check online to find out if you can vote now and let’s get it done.

Ep. 34 Cammy Watkins for City Council District 3
September 29, 2020

Today we have a lovely conversation with Cammy Watkins.  Cammy is running for Omaha City Council District 3.  For those who might not know Omaha will be voting for City Council in April and May of 2021, but now is the time to get to know your candidate...

Unlearning the Baked in White Supremacy
September 22, 2020

We are back with our friends the True Blue Progressives. We start off this episode with Katherine Mac Holmes who will give us a little snapshot of her new venture into diversity, equity, and inclusion with K & M strategies. Next,

Sex Worker's Rights with Jenny Heineman
September 15, 2020

Hey Misfits, today we have an enlightening discussion with Jenny Heineman.  Ms. Heineman is an author, a professor with a PhD in Sociology, a CNN contributor, and an outspoken activist for sex worker's rights and the list goes on.

Secular vs. Non-Secular Voting
September 01, 2020

Hi Misfits, on today's episode we are talking about the difference between secular and non-secular voting and why it is super important, maybe more now than ever. We need to go back to our principle of religious freedom and separation of church and st...

"Q" Who, What's up with Kelly Anne's and Where's Ralph?
August 28, 2020

In this bonus episode of Midwest Misfits we are chatting about those scammers behind We Build The Wall, Kelly Anne Conway stepping down and that crazy, I mean wild cult QAnon. Colleen took a rabbit hole fall into the Netflix series 'Unwell' on aya...

Ep. 30 Avalisa Gallo, Transgender Rights, and Human Rights Advocate
August 24, 2020

Hey Misfits!  Welcome back to our show.  Today we have a fantastic interview with Avalisa Gallo.  She is a model, public speaker, Air Force veteran and Transgender Advocate, Human rights advocate…and the list just goes on.

Meet Stephany Pleasant, Candidate for Nebraska Legislature, District 25
August 11, 2020

This week we are talking with Stephany Pleasant, candidate for Nebraska Legislature, District 25 which encompasses East Lincoln, Waverly and Walton.  She is an education advocate and public interest lawyer.  For those who don’t know,

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.  Keegan also did a TedXOmaha talk.

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.