Sioux Empire Podcast

The Sioux Empire Podcast is the “quirky but harmless” podcast that’s all about northern plains: News, Comedy, Music, and Culture.



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SEP007 – Extras: Episode 7 Outtakes

Some times it’s really hard to get the show started….

SEP007- How to get a bed in life, the hypocritic oath, 50 shades of hype, Spilled beer and a slap on the wrist, and the James River Silicon Valley

This week the comedy ninja’s of the big green couch dojo (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) take on furniture thieves, hypocrite doctors, sexy blockbusters, and beer swilling bigots.  This week’s guest music is from a Sioux Falls favorite Goodroad band with the song “Intrigued” from their album “How We Roll.”  We mop up last week’s game Yak Attack and the team struggles with this week’s haiku based challenge “Story Ninja.”  Apparently one of our host’s secret mutant power is being able to count the number of syllables in a word.


How to get a bed in life…


Do no harm?


50 shades of hype


Spilled beer and a slap on the wrist


James River Silicon Valley


SEP006 – The Bachelor has Historic Deadwood, The “Disneyland” of pawn shops, and Little House on the Prairie: The Gritty Reboot

This Valentines Day; love is in the air!  The Sioux Empire Podcast desperados (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) ride to Deadwood to discuss the Bachelor.  Amanda wants to go to Disneyland, but instead we go to the so called “Disneyland of Pawn Shops.”  Much to Amanda’s shagrin and the whole groups confusion.  We take a look at the gritty details of Little House on the Prairie you didn’t want to know.  This week’s music is “Sing it Loud” by Watertown band The Odd Life (  Our game this week is Yak Attack where you the listeners and random people on the internet will decide the victor.  Oh baby, The Sioux Empire Podcast is crazy about you girl, and we’re always packing heat.


The Bachelor has Deadwood


The “Disneyland” of pawn shops:


Yoga pants destroy America


Little house on the prairie: The Gritty Reboot


The Wilder West


SEP005 – Extra Behind the Scenes

So just how does The Sioux Empire Podcast cast occupy their time while the intermission music is playing?

SEP005 – Sioux Falls Has Fast Crabs, The Rabbits Conquer Fargo, and Spiteful Groundhogs

This week The Sioux Empire Podcast goes mobile to give you crabs.  Racing crabs.  Groundhogs, Jackrabbits, and Crabs oh my!  Things get wild on the big green couch this week as we (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) explore the wild world of animal stories in the Sioux Empire.  This week’s intermission features music by Ted and Alice miller “settle down” (Learn more about them at: ).  A special thanks to Castaway’s Bar and Grill of Sioux Falls.  This week’s game is an animal edition of Unfair Trivia.  The Sioux Empire Podcast doesn’t bite but I wouldn’t say we’re house broken.

F@#king Groundhogs Man

Crab Races!!!

Jackrabbits conquer North Dakota

Is pizza the enemy?


SEP004 – Extra: Bake me a pie of love

This is the song Robert was referencing as “Bake me a pie of love. ”

Once you hear it, you can’t un-hear it.

SEP004 – Luke Bryan Fever, end of English, is MN the best we can do?, and KSFY says we’re all gonna die

This week the Sioux Empire Podcast is a little bit of country, a lot of volcanoes, and way too much Minnesota. Wel also tak bout speling in the UK… Is it ok? This week we are featuring Sioux Falls group Soulcrate Music with a song called Unison from their 2013 album Welcome Back from Wherever you’ve been. Learn more at And our fosse ball team (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, and Amanda Mehling) play their own Super Bowl of knowledge in this week’s game “Big Game Ad Hunter.” So when do you think the Super Volcano will consume us all? Winner gets to be chief warlord of the ashy afterscape.

SEP003 – Extra, Follow Up On 3D Printing Story

It looks like the courts have made a decision in the 3D printing case we covered on this week’s episode.  Give it a listen to learn more.

SEP003 – Atheist Weed Billboards, Civics Crash Course, The Tax Man Cometh, The Army Corp of Engineers experience karma, and Augustana College vs. 3D Printing.

Is that the circus in town? Nope, that’s just 2015 state legislative session for South Dakota. With the session in full swing, team Sioux Empire Podcast (Robert Mehling, Seth Glover, Amanda Mehling) takes a look at some of the more interesting (well, maybe just to me) state government stories this week. This week’s intermission music is by the local band Stay Lucky with their song “Apathetic” from the album Seven Dollar Suit. You can learn more about them at Think you can pass a citizenship test? How about a ridiculously easy version from USA Today? Our crew nailed it.

SEP002- Extra: What is Pok ta Pok?

In this weeks episode Robert makes a reference to a game involving decapitation and team captains going to a temple.  Just so you know I’m not (that) crazy.  Here is a video of the ancient Mayan game I was referencing, and yes, the original version involved decapitation.  Enjoy.