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Made in the Middle

More Than a Workout

3 hours ago

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 of Jazzercise with founder and CEO, Judi Sheppard Missett. Then we discuss the changing face and message of “female fitness” today. Join us as we talk about the hormonal, skeletal, and social structures that makes working out different across genders and sexes.

Wrap It Up: A Holiday Episode

Dec 5, 2019
Courtesy of Hallmark and Hallmark Archives

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 of unwrapping. 

Thanks to our special guest, Stephanie A. Jesseau, Ph.D.  from the University of Nebraska, in Omaha. Additional thanks to all those interviewed for this episode:

Dr. Uzma Khan from University of Miami

Rich Daniels of FunPak

The one with the mall, it's complicated

Nov 1, 2019
Courtesy of Seph Lawless, photojournalist and author of, "Abandoned Malls of America: Crumbling Commerce Left Behind".

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 the American mall was blooming all over the US during the revolutionary decades of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. As the birth of the mall coincided with the beginning of the American civil rights movement, we have a conversation about what the status of the mall can tell us about society as whole.

Made in the Middle: That Sounds Good

Sep 6, 2019
Courtesy of The Durham Museum Photo Archives

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 history, the innerworkings of the human ear and psychological influences on listening to find out how all of this has formed the American broadcast voice. Omaha native, Kurt Andersen, author and host of Public Radio’s Studio 360, joins us for the conversation.

KIOS is proud to announce the launching of our new regular podcast "Made in the Middle," which  premiers today.  The podcast takes a trip through the history of the American Heartland to uncover how the Midwest has influenced the rest of the United States.  Part history, part science and culture: each episode looks at famous people, inventions, events, and cultural beliefs that got their start in the Midwest and left a mark on America. 

Host Emily Chen-Newton chats with Mike Hogan about the genesis of the podcast project and introduces the first installment.   New episodes will be released on the first Friday of every month and one can download or  subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and our website: kios.org.

The first episode can also be heard by following this link, https://www.kios.org/post/made-middle-everyone-loves-baby-0

Omaha Public Library

  If you google “science podcast”, you’ll get just about 1,010,000,000 results, including podcasts, instructional videos, science blogs, and peer reviewed journals.  We live in an age of free-flowing information with an incredibly curious public ready to ingest the constant feed of information.

 

Trailer for Made in the Middle

Jul 15, 2019