Mismatch

Mismatch

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Stories of the incompatible, unsuitable and out of step.
The One and Only Wolverine
Feb 1 • 30 min
You’d think the Wolverine State would have wolverines. But they hadn’t been seen in Michigan for a century or more. When one of those animals suddenly shows up, a science teacher risks his own precarious health to track and study the elusive visitor.
The Jingle King Takes A Bow
Jan 25 • 23 min
If you’ve watched TV anytime over the last four decades, you’ve heard the music of Dan Yessian. However, the accomplished commercial jingle writer always wanted to write something more substantial - music which didn’t coax people to buy, but made them…
My Disastrous Family Reunion
Jan 18 • 24 min
Mark Hawkins grew up in Michigan. The family who gave him up for adoption lives in the heart of Appalachia. 38 years after he was adopted, Hawkins’ biological family invited Mark to their neck of the woods. It was a gathering of people with nothing in…
The Wolves and Moose are Out of Whack
Jan 11 • 26 min
One the hunter. One the hunted. Each dependent on the other. When the balance of nature goes out of whack on a remote island in Lake Superior, bad things happen.
Square Dancing in the Amazon
Jan 4 • 26 min
In 1928, Henry Ford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, established Fordlandia. Deep in the Amazon jungle, Ford aimed to tame the South American jungle, extract its resources, and mold its inhabitants. It was a spectacular… failure.
Someone’s in the Kitchen with Thai Food
Dec 28, 2017 • 25 min
What happens when you claim a word that’s not yours, and proceed to build a beloved brand out of it? A deliciously complicated tale of food, language, race and identity set in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Detroit.
Sparky and Nixon
Dec 21, 2017 • 23 min
Every now and then, TV treats us to a strange pairing of people. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosting a cooking show. Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Christmas carols. You think, what are they doing together, yet find something mesmerizing about the…
The Terrible Tragedy of Daniel Dodge
Dec 21, 2017 • 28 min
He was filthy rich. She was dirt poor. His dad helped put the world on wheels. Her dad was a mail boat captain. But they were in love, and didn’t really care what their families thought. Tragedy ensued on their honeymoon.
Introducing Mismatch
Dec 15, 2017 • 2 min
Welcome to Mismatch, a new show hosted by veteran reporter Roger Weber. Our show brings you stories of the incompatible, unsuitable and out of step. Find us at MismatchPodcast.com.