BLOOMINGTON – On Tuesday, WTIU Public Television launched Flyover Culture, a new digital series that explores Midwestern pop culture.
Hosted and produced by Payton Knobeloch, Flyover Culture examines what makes Midwestern pop culture distinct and the individuals and communities who create it.
The first episode of Flyover Culture looks at speedrunning—the process of completing video games in record time using special techniques, glitches, and any other means necessary.
Knobeloch speaks with four talented runners from around the Midwest to
find out how they do speedrun, what makes some games better to run than others, and the impact speedrunning has on the world.
This episode was released Tuesday on the Flyover Culture YouTube channel.
The first season of Flyover Culture consists of 10 episodes that will cover the topics of video games; comics and creators; art and music; hobbies and fandom; cryptids and urban legends; and pop culture history. Future episodes will be released every other Tuesday on YouTube and PBS Video.
WTIU Public Television is licensed to Indiana University and has been broadcasting from the Bloomington campus for more than 50 years. The station serves all or part of 29 counties in central Indiana, including the cities of Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, and Terre Haute, and the communities of Bloomfield, Linton, Martinsville, Nashville, Seymour, and Spencer. WTIU airs both PBS programming and three locally-produced
weekly series – Journey Indiana, The Friday Zone, and Indiana Newsdesk. The station also produces a digital web series, Flyover Culture (formerly known as [indi]android).