Best Midwestern is creating a podcast highlighting the best music of the midwest.
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patrons

Best Midwestern is a podcast brought to you by Punknews.org and hosted by Scott Heisel and Greg Simpson, both long-time contributors to the site in various capacities. We started the podcast in early 2015 to highlight music in what those coastal people might call the "flyover states". Nuts to that thinking! Both of us were grew up in Illinois (Scott in Rockford and Greg in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights) and met in college in Rock Island, IL. Scott now lives in Cleveland, OH and Greg is in Lafayette, IN. We are taking on a big project this year, with each month's episode focusing in on the music history of each of the 12 Midwestern states. We usually focus on punk, indie and all their subgenres, but we will also be discussing the history of music as far back as we can find in our research of each state. Who out there loves learning stuff?? Show of hands!

Thanks to all our listeners that have been with us since the beginning, and thanks to all new listeners just finding us. If you want to be a patron of ours, it will help motivate us to keep doing this thing that has been a zero-money passion project for so long. We spend who knows how many hours researching and taking notes for each episode, a couple hours to record each episode, and then a few more hours to edit each episode. Even throwing us a buck per month would help make all that time and effort even more worth it. 

Thanks so much, everyone!
Tiers
Corn
$1 or more per month

You'll get an awesome Best Midwestern logo 1" button, and of course a high-quality episode of the podcast each month, and access to any exclusive episodes. 

Cheese
$2 or more per month

You'll get a sweet Best Midwestern logo sticker to put on the wall of your favorite dive bar or punk rock venue! Plus you'll get the Best Midwestern logo 1" button. Of course you'll also get to enjoy a wonderful episode of the podcast each month, and access to any exclusive episodes. 

Beer
$5 or more per month

You'll get a ska-mazing Best Midwestern logo enamel pin, the 1" button, and sticker. Of course you get the perfectly-executed and not at all obscene and rambling podcast every month, and access to any exclusive episodes. 

Deep Dish Pizza
$8 or more per month

Get the rad Best Midwestern logo on a sweet t-shirt! You'll also get the enamel pin, 1" button, sticker and of course a totally tubular episode of the podcast every month, don't 'cha know. Plus, you'll get access to any exclusive episodes. 

Chicago Hot Dog
$20 or more per month

Be a guest on an episode of Best Midwestern! You will get to be on an episode of your choice (the episode featuring the state you were born in or live in would be a good idea). You'll also get the beautiful Best Midwestern logo on a sweet t-shirt, an enamel pin, a 1" button, a sticker, and of course a radical episode of the podcast every month. Plus, you'll get access to any exclusive episodes. 

Best Midwestern is a podcast brought to you by Punknews.org and hosted by Scott Heisel and Greg Simpson, both long-time contributors to the site in various capacities. We started the podcast in early 2015 to highlight music in what those coastal people might call the "flyover states". Nuts to that thinking! Both of us were grew up in Illinois (Scott in Rockford and Greg in the Northwest Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights) and met in college in Rock Island, IL. Scott now lives in Cleveland, OH and Greg is in Lafayette, IN. We are taking on a big project this year, with each month's episode focusing in on the music history of each of the 12 Midwestern states. We usually focus on punk, indie and all their subgenres, but we will also be discussing the history of music as far back as we can find in our research of each state. Who out there loves learning stuff?? Show of hands!

Thanks to all our listeners that have been with us since the beginning, and thanks to all new listeners just finding us. If you want to be a patron of ours, it will help motivate us to keep doing this thing that has been a zero-money passion project for so long. We spend who knows how many hours researching and taking notes for each episode, a couple hours to record each episode, and then a few more hours to edit each episode. Even throwing us a buck per month would help make all that time and effort even more worth it. 

Thanks so much, everyone!

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Tiers
Corn
$1 or more per month

You'll get an awesome Best Midwestern logo 1" button, and of course a high-quality episode of the podcast each month, and access to any exclusive episodes. 

Cheese
$2 or more per month

You'll get a sweet Best Midwestern logo sticker to put on the wall of your favorite dive bar or punk rock venue! Plus you'll get the Best Midwestern logo 1" button. Of course you'll also get to enjoy a wonderful episode of the podcast each month, and access to any exclusive episodes. 

Beer
$5 or more per month

You'll get a ska-mazing Best Midwestern logo enamel pin, the 1" button, and sticker. Of course you get the perfectly-executed and not at all obscene and rambling podcast every month, and access to any exclusive episodes. 

Deep Dish Pizza
$8 or more per month

Get the rad Best Midwestern logo on a sweet t-shirt! You'll also get the enamel pin, 1" button, sticker and of course a totally tubular episode of the podcast every month, don't 'cha know. Plus, you'll get access to any exclusive episodes. 

Chicago Hot Dog
$20 or more per month

Be a guest on an episode of Best Midwestern! You will get to be on an episode of your choice (the episode featuring the state you were born in or live in would be a good idea). You'll also get the beautiful Best Midwestern logo on a sweet t-shirt, an enamel pin, a 1" button, a sticker, and of course a radical episode of the podcast every month. Plus, you'll get access to any exclusive episodes.