Josiah is joined by Josh Christianson (@GnomeChamsky) to discuss the Midwest as a region and a concept. The Midwest represent "normality" in the American psyche despite it being a very weird place. It gets treated as a place without history, and it has a mythology of not having a mythology. In a casual discussion, Josiah and Josh deconstruct these ideas and ask what the future of the Midwest may be, calling for a re-imagining of Midwestern identity.
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Midwest Futures - Phil Christman
The danger of mythologizing America's "heartland" - Phil Christman
Dawn of Everything - David Graeber & David Wengrow
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States - Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Universal Harvester - John Darnielle
Cow - Sparklehorse
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis - Tom Waits
What is Fruitless?
A series of conversations about faith, philosophy, history, politics, and the internet hosted by Josiah Sutton. Aiming for at least two interviews and one bookclub episode per month. More content can be found on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=11922141