Do you think Indiana is a flyover state in the middle of the U.S. that's only good for corn and basketball? Are you wrong or are you (even just a little bit) right? Find out by listening to Colleen Brennan and Janice V. Rodriguez, stand-up comedians who were born and raised in Indiana, and their special guests, as they discuss the stereotypes, jokes, and myths about Indiana. Listen to every episode as we try our best to defend the Hoosier state.

Episode 32: Hoosier Santa

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Welcome to Season 4 of Defending Indiana! In our first episode of the new season, we talk all things about the Holidays in Indiana!

Before you fly over Indiana for the holidays, just listen to this episode.  Maybe you're missing something...?

Colleen and Janice reminisce about their past Hoosier holidays with nods to live nativity scenes, unstable ice skating rinks, and time and a half.  Fortunately,  Kathleen Crews, Director of the Santa Claus Museum & Village, and Melissa Arnold, Executive Director of the Spencer County Visitors Bureau, save the episode by explaining the true magic of Santa Claus, IN.  This episode is filled with delightful surprises about the remarkable town featured on the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, BBC, and many news outlets across the country.  Who knows, you might even decide to be less naughty and more nice this holiday season?

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Defending Indiana Hits Over 8500 Downloads

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We can't thank our supporters enough for continuing to support Defending Indiana! Season Three is wrapping up (catch up now!) and we want to celebrate hitting 8500 downloads! We're currently planning an amazing fourth season! We're looking for show ideas, guests, and sponsors. Please take a moment to fill out the contact form here or shoot us an email at defendingindiana at (replace the at). Also please don't forget to follow us on social media (click icons on the upper right of this page), subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player, and enter your email address below so you can be the first to know when new content is available. Thank you!