When it comes to interesting bits of American history, it is hard to top Michigan.
Long before it was even a state, before there was even a USA, this was a fascinating part of the world. This is the region where various indigenous tribes met, to either barter or wage war, and later it was a connection point between Canada and the United States. The whole reason I started my podcast was just to collect all the interesting bits of local lore and legend from the Ann Arbor part of the state. Things really started to take off once I started doing more research on the history of cannabis in the Ann Arbor area. Not only did I find a lot of great material, but I started to get more popular, just because cannabis is such a hot topic here in Ann Arbor. One of the local Ann Arbor cannabis dispensaries even started sponsoring my show, and that has really been a shot in the arm for my self confidence. There are a lot of podcasts out there and it is hard to stand out, even in the comparatively small pond that is Ann Arbor, Michigan. You would think that I don’t have a lot of local competition, but there are actually over 100 podcasts that come from Ann Arbor, and twelve of them have to do with cannabis! That’s a lot of fierce competition, but my series on the history of cannabis cultivation in Ann Arbor is getting more popular every week, so maybe I have turned a corner.