The DakotaBall Podcast
By James Wolner
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Coming to you from the vast and windy plains near Hebron, North Dakota, this is an explorative journey into life in small towns and midwestern dreams of big time high school basketball. I'll bring you real stories from real people in small towns of North Dakota and South Dakota and the upper midwestern United States. Who are we in these small northern towns and what's this fascination with getting to the state tournament all about. Interviews, storytelling and more.
||ExplicitSTATE – DBP12 - The DakotaBall Podcast||Congrats to the Killdeer Cowboy's girls squad headed to state! - I have been on the road due to some life changes - here is a quick update regarding the girls regionals and state tourney in 2018. - To listen to the girls state B tournament visit htt...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaint it Black . . . and Orange – DBP 11 - The DakotaBall Podcast||In this episode the Cowboys of Killdeer travel to Glen Ullin North Dakota to play the GU/Hebron Lady Bearcats. We listen in, meet some new people and find out how the game goes. - This episode of the Dakotball Podcast is brought to you in part by Da..||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFree Throws Like First Kisses – DBP 10 - The DakotaBall Podcast||In this episode we explore how to improve your free throw shooting without even leaving the comfort of your own bed. Also, a quick update on the standings around North Dakota as of January 25th, 2018.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJamboree – DBP 09 - The DakotaBall Podcast||In this episode we travel to the Shiloh Christian Basketball Jamboree at the Bismarck Event Center. 16 girls teams and 16 boys teams made the journey in sub zero temperatures to enjoy 16 games of basketball indoors on Saturday January 13th.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Road to Minot – DBP 08 - The DakotaBall Podcast||This episode is made possible in part by The Dark Canoe Art Studio, run by Hebron, North Dakota artist Aron Anderson. Aron has won awards for his work including best of show and first place in the mixed media division at the 2017 Badlands art show.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGwen Sebastian – DBP 07 - The DakotaBall Podcast||Meet country music singer-songwriter Gwen Sebastian. Gwen was born in Hebron, North Dakota, home of the dakotaball podcast. Gwen speaks out about growing up in this small Midwestern town, about playing basketball at Hebron High School ,||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKiana Schatz, A Lady Bearcat – DBP 06 - The DakotaBall Podcast||In Episode 6 we meet Kiana Schatz and her father Byron. Kiana is a returning starter on the Glen Ullin / Hebron lady bearcats basketball team. The lady bearcats were the Region 7 champions during the 2016 / 2017 season here in North Dakota.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEPIC EPPING – DBP 05 - The DakotaBall Podcast||EPPING 1977 In 1977 the tiny town of Epping North Dakota, with an enrollment of 22 students, placed 2nd at the North Dakota boys state B basketball tournament. This is their story. - This episode is dedicated to the memory of number 42,||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCowboy Country – DBP 04 - The DakotaBall Podcast||This episode is sponsered by kristinjoydiede.com where the search for missing persons Kristin Joy Diede and Robert Michael Anderson continues. Check out kristinjoydiede.com for more information. - From Donkey Basketball to Cowboy Poetry episode 4 i..||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLonely in a Crowd – DBP 03 - The DakotaBall Podcast||In episode three of the dakotaball podcast a well planned out roadtrip to discover and explore life in tiny towns in the Dakotas takes some unexpected and unplanned twists and turns as questions arise about alienation, belonging, acceptance,||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBig dreams in small towns - The DakotaBall Podcast||EPISODE TWO - In episode 2 we meet Angelo Pizzo, the creator of the movie Hoosiers. Angelo tells us about how the movie was researched as well as offers some advice to my own Glen Ullin / Hebron Lady Bearcats high school basketball team. -||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStarving on the Courts - The DakotaBall Podcast||EPISODE ONE - Welcome to the first episode of The DakotaBall Podcast - Coming to you from the vast and windy plains of North Dakota, this is The DakotaBall Podcast – an exploration into life in small towns and the phenomena of their dreams of big...||7/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Superb storytelling. A beautiful look at the influence of high school sports on not only the players and coaches, but the entire community.
Unique and Intriguing!
I never knew that high school basketball was such an integral part of midwestern communities! But now that I have asked more people who lived in midwestern towns, seem to have great memories of going to games etc. This is so interesting and I love hearing about a way of life that is not in an urban setting. This podcast is very unique and I feel like I have a good picture of what it would be like to be a part of a community such as the ones being magnified in this podcast. It is endearing to hear about how important high school basketball is. Seems wholesome and exciting! Can't wait to hear more!
This is great and I don't *do* sports. It makes me remember the time it seemed my whole father's side of the family came to Bismarck for the Class B tournament when I was in grade school and I got to skip class and go with them. Up until that point it was biggest thing I'd ever attended, I still remember how palpable the excitement was, and how I myself got completely caught up in it.