We’ve got two interviews on the books for the Interesting Indiana Podcast. We’re looking to get some more in the can before we launch the second exciting season!  Is there anyone you’re looking forward to hearing on the show?  Email us at interestingIndianatv@gmail.com.  Hope to hear from you about the podcast or anything on the website.

Need to get pumped? Listen to the season finale of the Interesting Indiana Podcast. Jimmy Valiant was a staple in the professional wrestling world for decades and is a WWE Hall of Famer. We just touch the surface of his colorful career but it sure was interesting. Check out the podcast here or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and your favorite podcast aggregator.

Tim Stoddard had an impressive career as a relief pitcher in the Majors for 13 years but his accolaides don’t stop there. Stoddard was also part of the Undefeated state champion East Chicago basketball team and an enforcer on the NC State NCAA championship team.

Even with those accomplishments you may remember him as the gruff pitcher with a big butt from the family sports movie Pitcher of the Year.  We talk with Stoddard about his days growing up in East Chicago to living across the country while playing for the Cubs, Orioles, Padres and Yankees.

Get to know an Indiana sports legend on this episode of the Interesting Indiana Podcast.

Here’s the latest from the Ball State Daily News. Uncle Dave visits!

Read the story here.

Photo: Ball State Daily News


Being an astronaut is probably one of the most elite professions in the world.  On this episode we talk with Col. Jerry Ross, a Lake County Indiana native and current world record holder in space walks.  Mr. Ross helped with the construction of the International Space Station as well as planning and preparation for dozens of space shuttle missions.  We talk about his days growing up just south of Crown Point, getting higher education at Purdue University and accomplishing remarkable goals at NASA.

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The best podcast about Indiana. For Hoosiers by Hoosiers. It’s here.  The Interesting Indiana Podcast is on itunes and google play music.  Check out our inaugural episode with NFL Legend and groundbreaking film producer/actor Fred “The Hammer” Williamson.  Here’s the links to itunes and google play. If you want to download or listen directly, go to our podcast page.





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When David Letterman retired, the late night world experienced a huge void…and then it was quickly filled.  Stephen Colbert is doing a great job filling Dave’s shoes and the other half dozen late night hosts are entertaining and timely.  So the country wasn’t worried about Dave leaving late night, they were worried about Dave leaving them.  We saw the writing on the wall, and it wasn’t that late night was too competitive for our favorite late night leader, but we could see that Dave was outgrowing late night.  No longer content to ask a handful of questions and scoot onto the next guest or skit, Dave took the torch (well one of the torches) to ask questions that needed to be asked, and force us to take the time to look at the issues facing our country today.  And of course, he did it with impeccable comedic timing that kept us watching.

So Dave has returned and brought back the skills that he has spent decades refining paired with the demeanor we’ve all grown to love.  Letterman’s new Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” is the content we now need to fill the gaps left with the departure (even momentarily) of Tavis Smiley and Charlie Rose from the interview scene.  And that fill is premium grade. Entertaining and thought provoking, My Next Guest… is what we know we’ve needed in television, and Dave is here to help us out.  Check out the first episode with Barack Obama on Netflix today. You’ll feel better for it.

You can watch the trailer for the series here:




We are happy to announce that the documentary about Indiana’s own South Shore Rail line was nominated for Emmy for editing from the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  Here are two promos of the documentary.




WGNTV shared a video of Hammond Officers Palas and Nava rescuing two little ducks from a Homan Ave sewer. Here it is

On Friday it was announced that San Antiono Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich would be the coach for Team USA Men’s Basketball from 2017-2020.  This is a great honor bestowed on an already accomplished leader.  This is also a nice announcement for hoosiers.  Gregg was born in East Chicago and played basketball for Merrillville High School before playing for Air Force at the college level.  Slam dunk indeed (or insert your own basketball pun here)