Stories from the Heartland

Midwestern Stories Project

Did the good ol’ days really exist? What was it like to live through the loss of family farms and reliable factory work? And who is left out when we think of past decades as belonging to white people and the traditional nuclear family? In nine episodes, we share the stories of older folks from the often-mythologized middle of the country to challenge misconceptions and expand understanding of the Midwestern past. This podcast was written and performed by Ball State University students and produced by the BSU Digital Corps.

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