Wisconsin certainly is a unique state. So many things define Wisconsin's culture, people, and traditions. The term "cheesehead" has been used, sometimes as a derogatory attempt by Chicago sports fans and others, to define Packers, Badgers, or Brewers fans but the term has come to be one of endearment and to define Wisconsinites in general.
John Mitchell grew up in Cameron, Wisconsin, up near Rice Lake in northwestern Wisconsin. He moved to Los Angeles to get involved in writing and producing TV shows and movies but, like so many of us born here who left, he came back. And his "re-discovering" of Wisconsin led to a film he created, wrote, and is now showing. It's called Cheeseheads: The Documentary, an in-depth and often humorous look at the state. It includes interviews with a wide cross-section of residents and representatives, from politics to business to academia and sports. All share their thoughts on Wisconsin, its culture and people, and this self-described "love letter" to the state.
In my latest EricCast, I talk with John about his inspiration to make the film, the logistics for its production, distribution, and promotion, and interesting tidbits about the state and childhood heroes he got to meet while making it. By the time you're done listening, you just might know a lot more about Wisconsin, too!