By Steve Ray
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From street theatre to fine art, ramen to injera, maple forests to grass that grows right up to the road, the north indeed extends much deeper than commonly known. This is a show about the nature and culture of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Dispelling the myths of 'Minnesota nice' for the urbane side of cities that the world, country, and even some Minnesotans haven’t experienced. In each episode we explore the food scene, the art scene, the sidewalk scene, meeting the people you’ve never known, standing right outside your door.
||CleanNeighborhoods||Walking between shops, parks, museums, and Universities||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinnesota Skyways: Are they worth it?||The good and bad of life in MSP Skyways||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreatives, Artists, Owners in St. Paul||Follow @St3veRay and subscribe to the email list to hear about eclectic happenings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. On today's show: An old factory on the Minneapolis St. Paul border has forgone it’s 20th century widgets for much different...||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMSP's Branding Problem||Follow @St3veRay to hear about eclectic happenings throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. In this episode, Jay Walljasper (author of The Great Neighborhood Book) and Alexandra Connett (Minneapolis transplant) make a case for a city beyond cows,...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Markets- European and Hmong||Enjoy winter in Minnesota||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStreetcars, Czech Cuisine, Instagram as Art||Alternative Wednesday morning musing on the street, food, and art scene of Minneapolis and St. Paul||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLight Rail Philosophy, Thanksgiving Alternatives, Seed Art||Minnesota Musings on Minneapolis and St. Paul Streets, Food, and Art.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBurritos, Bouldering, and Big Beautiful Paintings||Wednesday Morning Musings on Minneapolis and St. Paul||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree Tools, Tasty Cakes, and Life Without Art||The Minneapolis St. Paul Podcast||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeers, Babies, Bikes||Minneapolis and St. Paul Beers, Babies, Bikes||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Gagliardi, Midway Redevelopment, Tree Sale||Alternative Wednesday morning musing on the street, food, and art scene of MSP. Music in this show is by Anthony Novak, Brian Thavis, and yours truly. Chant vocals by Annie Griffin Featured happenings: St. Anthony Park Community Council...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStartup Week, Make MN Magazine, and Lace||Alternative Wednesday morning musing on the street, food, and art scene of MSP. It's the 1st week of October. Music in this show is by Anthony Novak, Brian Thavis, and yours truly. Featured happenings: Twin Cities Start Up Week (free ticket)...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreasy Spoons, Cups of Joe, Deserted Streets, and Poetry||Week 4 of September||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFood, Art, and Music on the River||Alternative musings on the food, art, and streets of MSP. It’s the 3rd week of September.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeep North Update||While Deep North discerns how to most effectively move forward, here are some things you should know about: 1.) Story Moves: Narrative-based dance fitness- October 13th 2:00pm at Can Can Wonderland 2.) If your organization is interested in a...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWater and North Minneapolis||The Mississippi River in North Minneapolis and what will become of the Upper Harbor Terminal||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Artist Life in MSP||Artist density in Minnesota is 150% greater than the national average but is it possible to live the artist life in MSP?||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean84 Neighborhoods||Blurred boundaries but distinct identities||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Markets: How we gather||It’s cold here. Embracing it instills community in very different ways.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSkyway Schism: Beyond the binary||With professional place maker, Max Musicant, we’ll explore how design affects people, how people shape the built environment, and how these spaces foster civic life.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtists in Disguise: A Creative Enterprise||The artists in disguise that inhabit an abandoned factory in the creative enterprise zone||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Minneapolis St. Paul?||Jay Walljasper (author of The Great Neighborhood Book) and Alexandra Connett (Minneapolis transplant) make a case for a city beyond cows, cold, and camp snoopy.||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Deep North||Welcome to the Deep North. Dispelling the myths of Minnesota nice for the urbane side of cities that the world, country, and even some Minnesotans haven’t experienced. In each episode we explore the food scene, the art scene, the sidewalk...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Tells MPLS / St Paul's stories brilliantly
Love learning about my city. Bigly entertaining.
I learned so much listening to this podcast and had fun along the way! Steve has a way of making this city really come to life, making me feel like I was there.
Love This Concept!
I absolutely LOVE Minnesota so I’m so excited there’s a podcast dedicated to MSP!
1) I believe the podcast could be improved if the narrator increased his inflection while speaking. As it is now, the monotony of the narration makes the podcasts a bit difficult to listen to sometimes.
2) Granted, only a few episodes are out right now, but the ones that are out seem to focus mainly on more hipster and artsy parts of MSP. While that is a very important part of MSP and it does help to dispel misconceptions, it also doesn’t show the complete picture. Delving deeper into more stereotypical Minnesotan topics - like hockey, hot dishes, lake life, etc. - to explore beyond the stereotype would help to round out the subject material!
Nevertheless, great job! Can’t wait to hear more episodes.