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Made in the Middle
Podcast

On Made in the Middle, Emily Chen-Newton takes a trip through the history of the American Heartland to uncover how it's made our country what it is.

Latest Episodes
  • We take a step back from the history lessons in this episode to talk about a startling trend in American society today, prejudice against Asian Americans…
  • What do summertime cocktails, a Missouri doctor and parasitology have in common? They're all part of the history of malaria treatment. But in this…
  • The origins of the office cubicle and it's creator's ideas about office design might surprise you. Open vs closed offices? Oh yes, we talk about it. In…
  • The boom of boutique fitness in America would likely not exist without a young girl from rural Iowa. In this episode, we get into the Midwestern origins…
  • This conversation takes a trip through the history of wrapping paper; taking twists and turns along the way to talk about the psychology and neurobiology…
  • We start our conversation talking about The Center Mall, one of the first indoor malls in America. The Center Mall is unique to Omaha, but the concept of…
  • We explore the origins as well as the social, psychological and philosophical implications of the popular American “boardgame”, The Ouija Board. There is…
  • In this month’s episode we explore the idea that the familiar American broadcast voice comes from the American Midwest. We take a walk through radio…
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