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Arts & Culture Podcasts

The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today

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United States

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The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today

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English


Episodes
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Judge a Book By Its Cover

5/15/2024
In this month's episode we talk about what makes us pick up a book in the first place, some of our favorite book covers, and the books behind those covers.

Duration:00:22:28

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Poetry in Oklahoma City (featuring Red Dirt Poetry)

4/15/2024
April is poetry month, so on this month's podcast we're joined by poets Durell Carter and Yoko Hill to talk about their organization, Red Dirt Poetry, and the wealth of talented poets currently writing in Oklahoma.

Duration:00:24:37

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Women's History Month

3/15/2024
On this month's episode we talk about some of the books and movies available at the library by and about women, many of them about women with interesting Oklahoma ties.

Duration:00:18:08

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The Dunning Collection

2/15/2024
In this month's episode, some of the librarians from the Metropolitan Library System's Special Collections team talk to us about the library's John Dunning III Collection, a collection of thousands of Oklahoma City items housed in the library's archive. If you'd like to learn more about what is in the collection, you can contact the Special Collections department at special.collections@metrolibrary.org, and you can find any of the items in the collection that have been made available for viewing online at https://www.metrolibrary.org/archive

Duration:00:23:19

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The Best of 2023

1/15/2024
In this episode we talk about some of our favorite things that came to the library in 2023.

Duration:00:28:45

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The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner

12/15/2023
Over 70 years ago in Oklahoma City a fight promoter/state legislator named Red Andrews started inviting people to an annual Christmas dinner that has gone on every year since, and has grown to a crowd of nearly 6,000 people annually. In this episode of the podcast Mary Blankenship-Pointer from the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner foundation talks with us about who Red Andrews was, and the history of this Oklahoma City Christmas tradition.

Duration:00:16:58

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Cookbooks

11/15/2023
On this month's episode we talk about our favorite cookbooks available for check out from the library just in time for all of those family holiday get togethers coming up.

Duration:00:16:08

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Banned Books Week

9/15/2023
With Banned Books Week coming up, we talked with Janeal and Melissa from the library's Collection Development department about book challenges and how the library handles them.

Duration:00:17:18

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Where is Oklahoma?

8/15/2023
In this month's podcast librarians Sheldon and Juliana discuss what part of America Oklahoma belongs to. Is Oklahoma in the South, the Midwest, the Southwest, or do we need to be made into our own region with Texas? We'll examine history, geography, and of course food to see what area is the Sooner state best represents.

Duration:00:27:26

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LitFest

7/15/2023
On this month's podcast librarians Annika, Kimberly, and Danielle talk about the library's upcomind Litfest, and share some of their favorite resources for writers.

Duration:00:19:10

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Greetings from Oklahoma: Oklahoma Postcards

6/15/2023
Librarian Lisa from the Metropolitan Library System's Special Collections department talks about the postcard collection in the library's archive, and shares what they tell us about Oklahomans throughout the state's history.

Duration:00:21:43

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Summer Reading

5/15/2023
On this month's episode Kristin, Emily, and Kimberly talk about one of the library's biggest events and longest running traditions, the library's summer reading program.

Duration:00:16:25

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Baseball in Bricktown

4/15/2023
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Bricktown Ballpark, we sat down with the Oklahoma City Dodgers' Alex Freedman and talked about the history of baseball in Bricktown.

Duration:00:24:17

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Graphic Novels

3/15/2023
Did you know the Metropolita Library System's libraris have a whole collection made up just of graphic novels? On this episode of the Metro Library Podcast librarians Kimberly and Kristine talk about some of their favorite things in the graphic novel collection.

Duration:00:22:26

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All-Black Towns

2/15/2023
In this month's episode Suzette Chang talks about the history of Oklahoma's All-Black Towns.

Duration:00:21:59

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The Best of 2022

1/15/2023
On this month's episode Meg, Josh, and Corey talk about some of their staff picks for best fiction, poetry, and movies available from the library that came out in 2022.

Duration:00:31:08

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Ruby Darby

12/15/2022
Historian Dale Ingram tells the story of an often forgotten and sometimes controversial Oklahoma vaudeville star named Ruby Darby.

Duration:00:24:35

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Native American Heritage Month

11/15/2022
In this month's podcast we talk about some of the resources the library has to offer for Native American Heritage Month.

Duration:00:24:44

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The Overholsers

10/15/2022
In this episode Chantry and Lisa from the Overholser Mansion talk about the Overholser family and their contribution to early Oklahoma City.

Duration:00:32:58

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Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month

9/15/2022
Librarians Gloria and Lupita talk about library resources and events celebrating Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month.

Duration:00:22:24