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Bard on the Plains

Bard on the Plains

By Mike McPeek
A podcast where I interview people I know and tell stories of growing up on a farm on the plains of South Dakota
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Fall Brings the Fruit of Your Labor
As the change of season takes place, I take time to reflect upon my life, my work and my family. Bard on the Plains Podcast Holding Out for a Hero Podcast My Website
08:46
September 26, 2020
Vote Like Your Freedom Depended On It
I talk about the path I’ve taken to get to my political point of view and emphasize the importance of voting. Bard on the Plains My Website
09:52
September 19, 2020
Small Town
While listening to music I reflect on the year so far and ruminate on what I’ve seen. Bard on the Plains My Website 
11:40
September 5, 2020
Baby You Can Drive My Car
I reminisce about cars, girlfriends and road of life.  Bard on the Plains My Website
13:58
August 24, 2020
Row Row Row Your Boat
Someone's post on Instagram triggers a childhood memory about a cardboard boat that gets me to thinking about creativity and imagination. Bard on the Plains My Website
07:16
August 15, 2020
Two Flew out of the Cuckoo Nest
As we are about to enter the 5th month of the Chinese Flu my wife and I are starting to get more than a little tired of all the drama, hysteria and hyperbole surrounding it so we decided to go on a road trip. Luckily we live in South Dakota and have a governor who treats us like adults and hasn’t placed any restriction on us so we are free to travel as we wish. So we started by taking a trip down memory lane. Bard on the Plains My Website Photo by Leio McLaren (@leiomclaren) on Unsplash
13:06
July 25, 2020
Hard Times Make Better People
Some thoughts about the Wuhan Virus and my folks growing up during the Great Depression. Bard on the Plains My Website
09:14
May 4, 2020
All Work and No Play...
With the Chineses Flu upon us I take some time to contemplate my Dad, work, living on the farm and social distancing.   Bard on the Plains My Website
14:11
March 22, 2020
I am Captain Chaos
I use Megan Phelps-Roper leaving the Westboro Church and moving to my town as one example of Chaos Theory.  Bard on the Plains  My Website
09:49
March 2, 2020
Memories of the Blue and Gold
I reminisce about my days in the FFA and the things that it taught me. Bard on the Plains My Website
10:00
February 26, 2020
(Sim) Farm Livin' is the Life for Me
I talk about the computer game Farm Simulator and  the Zen of Plowing. Bard on the Plains Podcast My Website
09:00
February 23, 2020
Time Stands Still
As my 58th birthday approaches I get in a reflective mood and contemplate my life and where I am going. "Time Stands Still" by Rush Bard on the Plains Podcast My Website
09:45
February 10, 2020
Tv Time
With the internet being down I reflect on video, from black and white tv to modern streaming along with shows and events that left an impression on me. Bard on the Plains Podcast
13:27
February 3, 2020
View from the Pew
I reminisce about growing up in a country church and the social activities surrounding it and why I finally left organized religion but not faith. Bard on the Plains website
18:23
January 29, 2020
Baskets and Caskets
[From Feb. 17,2013} Sometimes working at school at school it's not just things we do for the living. When a funeral is too big for the church they will have them in the high school gym. I have taken part in 3. This is my reflection on those and the things I have learned from them.
06:23
December 29, 2019
Sunset on the Prairie
[From Jan. 13,2013] My cousin Bob McPeek tells how he discovered the poems that his Dad wrote during WWII and how he used them to write the song "Sunset on the Prairie". This is a tribute to his dad and to the people who fought in the war. Please check out the song and video.
50:40
December 29, 2019
You Wear It Well
[From Dec. 29,2012] I talk to Julie Kuehl, my co-host on the SciTech Talk Podcast, about some of her accomplishments. From martial arts (with swords) to motorcycles to ham radio, we hear stories from her interesting life. We discuss Japan, Dakota weather and travel tips. So grab a cup of coffee, put your feet up and have a listen.
55:47
December 29, 2019
Auld Lang Syne
[From Dec. 15,2012] In this episode I recall some of my Christmas memories about our country church and my family. From waiting for people to come home to opening presents, this was a special time of year when I was a kid. Please come and listen to my tales of Christmas past.
18:00
December 29, 2019
Moved by the Spirit
[From Nov. 28,2012] Tina Peterson, a pastor's wife from Clark, South Dakota and a friend of mine, tells me about her trip to Israel. She shares her impressions of the culture and the food, and what it was like to be where Jesus had lived.
20:18
December 29, 2019
Geeks 'R' Us
[From Nov. 24,2012] Kevin Allder and I sit down to talk about our early geekery and how we were able to do this while growing up in a rural environment. So break out the Twinkie's (if there are any out there), polish up your slide rules and listen to us trip down memory lane.
35:00
December 29, 2019
Summer Breeze
[From Nov 4,2012] I shoot the breeze with Summer Hartzfeld about being blind, using computers and using the Linux and OSX operating systems.
21:25
December 29, 2019
Tales of a Farm Boy
[From Oct 28,2012] This time I do something a little different and tell some of my stories about growing up on the farm and the lessons I learned about birth, death and nature.
19:52
December 29, 2019
Domo Arigato
[From Oct. 14,2012] Where you are will help to shape the person you become. Whether it is going to another city to have your beliefs challenged or going to another country and being exposed to another way of life, location can be as important as the people you know. Join me as Scott Willsey talks to me about being a foreigner (gaijin) in Japan.
37:58
December 29, 2019
Stranger in Strange Land
[From Sept. 29,2012] You live in a small town all your life and you end up seeing things from a certain point of view. That why it is refreshing to have some one new come to town especially if it is someone who has led a different life than you. This is the story of Josh Birrittier, a tattoo artist that moved to the town of Clark. Hear how he got his start, how he ended up here and what he thinks of the place where he lives. 
26:25
December 29, 2019
It's Hard to Watch Your Dreams Die
[From Sept. 2,2012] In this first episode I tell  the story of my rise and fall as a farmer. Coming from a long line of farmers, I had dreams and ambitions  but reality has this habit of doing what it wants. Listen to the podcast and see how my story comes out.
16:35
December 29, 2019