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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. 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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United States

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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: 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

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

Metro Library Podcast: 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

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

Metro Library Podcast: 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

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

Metro Library Podcast: 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

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

Metro Library Podcast: 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

Oklahoma Inventions

8/15/2022
In this episode we talk about all kinds of things invented in the Great State of Oklahoma!

Duration:00:13:57

Metro Library Podcast: K-Pop

7/15/2022
Ever wonder what the whole K-Pop phenomenon is all about? Listen as librarians Kimberly, Anna, Mary, and Gloria talk about all things K-Pop and all of the K-Pop related resources the library has to offer.

Duration:00:28:37

Fun With Flags: The Story of Oklahoma's State Flags

6/14/2022
In this episode historian Erin Brown tells us the history of Oklahoma's state flags.

Duration:00:22:32

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