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The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today. Upcoming podcasts include a special on the BC Clark Anniversary Sale Jingle, a multi-episode segment on Oklahoma prohibition and alcohol laws, and a multi-episode segment on running for political office in Oklahoma. Future podcasts will include interviews with Oklahoma Poet Laurette Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, bestselling author Kim Ventrella, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and other influential Oklahomans. The library's podcast is hosted by the special collections and research department.

The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today. Upcoming podcasts include a special on the BC Clark Anniversary Sale Jingle, a multi-episode segment on Oklahoma prohibition and alcohol laws, and a multi-episode segment on running for political office in Oklahoma. Future podcasts will include interviews with Oklahoma Poet Laurette Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, bestselling author Kim Ventrella, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and other influential Oklahomans. The library's podcast is hosted by the special collections and research department.

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The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today. Upcoming podcasts include a special on the BC Clark Anniversary Sale Jingle, a multi-episode segment on Oklahoma prohibition and alcohol laws, and a multi-episode segment on running for political office in Oklahoma. Future podcasts will include interviews with Oklahoma Poet Laurette Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, bestselling author Kim Ventrella, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and other influential Oklahomans. The library's podcast is hosted by the special collections and research department.

Language:

English


Episodes

Metro Library Podcast: Mental Health

5/15/2022
This month we're starting a new segment on our podcast where librarians share their vast knowledge of library resources. Since May is Mental Health Month, we're talking about some of the library's mental health resources. But don't worry if you're looking for more Oklahoma history, that'll be coming right up next month!

Duration:00:29:58

Operation Bongo: The Oklahoma City Sonic Boom Tests of 1964

4/15/2022
In 1964 Oklahoma City was bombarded with sonic booms everyday for months. Ted Hopkins, one of the pilots that flew the jet that created the booms, talks about the sonic boom tests and what it was like to fly over OKC at the speed of sound.

Duration:00:22:07

St. Anthony: Oklahoma City's oldest hospital

2/15/2022
Archivist Scott Grimwood talks about the history of the first hospital in Oklahoma Territory, St. Anthony. If you'd like to contact Mr. Grimwood about more St. Anthony history you can reach him at scott.grimwood@ssmhealth.com

Duration:00:27:58

True Crime In OKC: The story of Dr. Richard Thacker

12/15/2021
In this podcast we discuss the little known story of the murder trial of Dr. Richard Thacker.

Duration:00:18:20

Elmer McCurdy: Mummy Outlaw

10/15/2021
Historian Michael Williams joins us to tell the story of outlaw/sideshow attraction/mummy Elmer McCurdy.

Duration:00:29:12

Oklahoma's Thoreau: The story of Frederick S. Barde

8/15/2021
Historian Michael Williams tells the story of journalist and nature lover Frederick S. Barde.

Duration:00:25:30

The Cora Youngblood Corson Story

6/15/2021
In this month's podcast historian James Gregory tells the story of Oklahoma vaudeville star Cora Youngblood Corson. It's a tale of tubas, cultural appropriation, and entertainment in vaudeville's heyday.

Duration:00:30:26

Solomon Hotema And The Last Witch Killings in America

4/15/2021
When most of us think of witch killings we think of Salem in the 1600s, but did you know that the last witch killings in America were in Oklahoma? Historian John Truden talks with us about Solomon Hotema and the 1899 witch killings in Choctaw country. If you think the podcast is interesting and you'd like to learn more Choctaw history, you can visit https://hinahanta.choctawnation.com

Duration:00:22:09

Black History Month: The Story of the Threatt Filling Station

2/15/2021
Sitting between two sundown towns in Oklahoma, the Threatt Filling Station was a safe haven for African American travelers on Route 66 during the time of Jim Crow. Cousins Charles and Ed Threatt talk about the filling station and its importance to our state's history.

Duration:00:22:14

Women in Early Oklahoma Politics: The stories of Kate Barnard and May Peebles

12/15/2020
Historian Erin Brown from the Oklahoma Territorial Museum discusses the lives of two women involved in early Oklahoma politics, writer of the state constitution May Peebles, and the first woman elected to state office, Kate Barnard.

Duration:00:33:16

Dying to Get to Oklahoma: Famous Graves in the Sooner State

10/15/2020
Since Halloween is coming up, we decided to get a little creepy and look at some of the famous final resting places of Oklahomans, both in and out of Oklahoma. Historian Dale Ingram talks with us about the graves of Will Rogers, Woody Guthrie, and more.

Duration:00:19:53

The American Indian Movement in Oklahoma

8/15/2020
Historian John Truden talks about the American Indian Movement and its history in Oklahoma. For more information you can read Mr. Truden's article on the topic here https://newprairiepress.org/ojrrp/vol15/iss3/1/

Duration:00:34:01

Bonus Episode: LGBTQ History and Pride in OKC

6/20/2020
Freedom Oklahoma's Allie Shin and City Councilperson James Cooper talk about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Oklahoma City and the city's Pride celebration.

Duration:00:40:47

LGBT History: The Arrest of Paul Thompson

6/15/2020
In this month's podcast we hear the story of the arrest of Oklahoma City gay rights activist Paul Thompson and his fight in court.

Duration:00:11:50

Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Richard Williams

4/19/2020
For the third interview in our series about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked with bombing survivor Richard Williams. Mr. Williams served many roles in the creation of the memorial over the years following the bombing. He spoke with us about what it was like working toward creating and eventually opening the memorial.

Duration:00:12:06

Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Bob Johnson

4/15/2020
For the second in our series of interviews about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked to attorney Bob Johnson. Mr. Johnson began working on the memorial only days after the bombing and helped lead the city with the creation of the memorial and museum.

Duration:00:25:55

Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Ron Norick

4/10/2020
As this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we thought it might be interesting to look at the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, so we spoke with three people involved in the creation of the memorial. The first in this series is an interview with Ron Norick, mayor of Oklahoma City at the time of the bombing.

Duration:00:16:41

Oklahoma "Love" Stories

2/14/2020
In this month's podcast we talk about the state wedding between Oklahoma and Indian Territories, and we explore the marriage of Governor E.W. Marland and his wife/daughter Lydie.

Duration:00:20:21

I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas

12/15/2019
This month's podcast tells the story of how the Oklahoma City Zoo used the Christmas song "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" to help get Matilda the hippo.

Duration:00:12:15

The Story Of The BC Clark Christmas Jingle (re-release)

11/29/2019
Did you know that central Oklahoma has its own Christmas music courtesy of a local jeweler? On this podcast we explore the central Oklahoma phenomenon that is the BC Clark Christmas Jingle.

Duration:00:20:51