MinneCulture Podcast

Series produced by KFAI Minneapolis

Series image

Listen to KFAI's MinneCulture podcast here:
Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2rtEuJO
Stitcher: bit.ly/2q9RQXE
Radio Public: radiopublic.com/kfais-minneculture-6rOPbR

The best of KFAI's MinneCulture series.


31 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: FUN collage, Credit: Dave Mruz
When Dave Mruz was three, his parents bought him a subscription to Donald Duck comics. Years later, he learned those same comics had been created b...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 18:58
Caption: James Garret Jr., Credit: 4RM+ULA
James Garrett Jr. is an architect at 4RM+ULA architects. His family has deep ties to St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood. During his childhood, James fel...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 19:20
Caption: Frederick Price, convicted of the murder of Mary Fridley Price in 1916.
The plain, uninteresting Mary Fridley Price. Not the sort of girl anyone would notice—except now she'd gone and leapt over a cliff to save her poor...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 18:43
Caption: A.B. Cassius just after he was granted a liquor license for his cafe., Credit: Hennepin County Library and the children of John Glanton
Anthony Brutus Cassius was questioned by the FBI, fought to be the first Black person in Minnesota to get a liquor license, and his famous greasy b...

Bought by MPR News Stations and WGZS


  • Added: Jul 09, 2021
  • Length: 56:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Artwork depicting George Floyd created by Peyton Scott Russell at 38th and Chicago Ave in South Minneapolis., Credit: Ryan Dawes
When George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, pain and anger blasted like a shock wave across the Twin Cities and the world. ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 24:45
Caption: Twin Cities hip-hop artist Nur-D., Credit: Ryan Dawes
We’re still social distancing. But we’re still making stuff. Some artists have changed what they make. Others have changed how they make it. KFAI’s...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 26:36
Caption: Dancer Djenane Saint Juste, Credit: Ryan Dawes
Hear stories of Minnesota artists making it work in this time of social distancing. Barb Abney hosts the Season 4 launch from her daughter's bedroo...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle


  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 19:37
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Prince, Credit: Erin Cahanes
For our Season 3 finale, stories about the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson. You'll hear from the guy credited with "discovering" Prince, what it w...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 26:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Doomtree CEO and musician Lazerbeak, Credit: Erin Cahanes
There are often parts of a job no one else understands or even knows about. We're talking about the unheralded tasks that are executed in the shado...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 14:30
Caption: The Kim Loo Sisters, Credit: Erin Cahanes
Minnesota's oldest auctioneer reflects on rural life, the Kim Loo Sisters face discrimination in the jazz scene during the 1930s and 1940s, and a r...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 19:35
Caption: Rapper P.O.S, Credit: Erin Cahanes
For some artists, sickness can fuel their creativity. But for others, illness can drain the inspiration right out of them. In this episode, musicia...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 17:21
Caption: Twin Cities jazz singer Debbie Duncan, Credit: Erin Cahanes
In this episode, we meet Minnesota musicians that take old music, and put their own twist on it. Host Jumondeh Tweh goes backstage at a Saint Paul ...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 23:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chef Yia Vang, Credit: Erin Cahanes
Immigrants are spicing up Minnesota food. In this episode of the MinneCulture podcast, host Jumondeh Tweh gets cooking tips from his Liberian mothe...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 18:01
Piece image
In Minnesota, freezing winters and big snowfalls come with the territory. But three feet of snow on Halloween? That was a day to remember. In this ...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 33:50
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Fresh Fruit is the longest running queer radio program in the US. It has aired on KFAI Community Radio in Minneapolis, Minn. for over 40 years. Min...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 22:40
Caption: Dalmar Yare, musician., Credit: Jon Behm
Somalia is known as a nation of poets. In this episode, we explore Somali spoken word poetry with Nimo Farah, Ahmed Assad, Ayan Mahamud and Ladan O...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Al's Diner in Dinkytown, Minneapolis, USA., Credit: Todd Melby
Forget the Spoonbridge and Cherry—these are landmarks that have secrets to tell, even when they’re gone. In this episode, we explore one that fell ...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 22:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charanga Tropical
How has immigration, migration, and connection to the rest of the world shaped the sights and sounds of Minnesota? Meet Siama Matuzungidi, a Congol...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 12:26
Caption: Jumondeh Tweh, host of Season 2 of the MinneCulture podcast, Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
It wouldn’t be a Minnesota podcast if we didn’t take you outside. It’s cold outside, baby, with rabid Minnesota Wild fans and anglers who won’t let...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 17:23
Caption: Baby Shel in concert at the Nomad Bar in Minneapolis., Credit: Daniel Zamzow
What does it mean to “break the mold”? A hard-boiled lesbian detective breaks through the lavender ceiling, a Sudanese model refuses to lighten her...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 18:50