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Welcome to the Inside OSU Podcast! Hear from researchers, newsmakers, government officials and others about topics of interest to listeners on the Oklahoma State University campus and around the world.

Welcome to the Inside OSU Podcast! Hear from researchers, newsmakers, government officials and others about topics of interest to listeners on the Oklahoma State University campus and around the world.


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Welcome to the Inside OSU Podcast! Hear from researchers, newsmakers, government officials and others about topics of interest to listeners on the Oklahoma State University campus and around the world.




Interview with Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, speaker, author and philanthropist. Throughout her impressive career, she has been a key contributor to NBC, CNN and other major networks. In 2013, she launched Soledad O’Brien productions – a company dedicated to telling stories on a range of social issues. O'Brien joins Meghan Robinson via Zoom on this episode of the Inside OSU podcast. They discuss the importance of continuing to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how to...


Getting in Shape in 2022

Losing weight and getting more exercise are popular New Year’s resolutions. The OSU Department of Wellness wants to help students, staff and the community achieve fitness goals. In this episode of the Inside OSU Podcast, Dallas Haggerty speaks with Dr. Todd Misener, Chief Wellness Officer at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Misener discusses programs that OSU offers to help maintain physical and mental wellness….


Pistol Pete 92: Michael Albright

Growing up, Michael Albright loved super heroes and his favorite was Oklahoma State's Pistol Pete. He'd even dress up as the mascot for fun. In 2020, Michael's dream came true when he was named the 92nd Pistol Pete. In this week's Inside OSU podcast, Meghan Robinson sat down with Michael to learn more about the audition process, game day routine and his favorite memory as Pete... Join Meghan as she spends "24 Hours with Pistol Pete" at


Pistol Pete 91: Parker Wilson

For Parker Wilson, being Pistol Pete runs in the family. His dad was OSU's Mascot in the late 80s and Parker has carried on the tradition the last two years. In this week's Inside OSU podcast, Meghan Robinson spoke with Parker to learn what it's like being the 91st Pistol Pete... Join Meghan as she spends "24 Hours with Pistol Pete" at


Netflix Stars Madison Bailey and Gaten Matarazzo Visit OSU

Netflix stars Madison Bailey (Outerbanks) and Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things) were invited to speak at OSU by the OSU Speakers Board. During their visit, they had a chance to sit down with Inside OSU's Channing Nessmith to discuss their background, what it's like to have a Netflix show and what their words of wisdom are for college students....


Scaling Up Recipes: How to Bake Enough Cookies for Santa and His Elves

It's common practice to leave cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve, but what if you want to make a batch big enough for his entire workshop? On this week's Inside OSU Podcast, Meghan Robinson speaks with Dr. Darren Scott, a food scientist at Oklahoma State University's Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. Dr. Scott provides expertise on how to scale up recipes for large groups this holiday season...


Understanding Human Trafficking and Anti-Trafficking Service Provisions

Human trafficking is broadly defined and commonly practiced in various ways across the United States. In this episode of the Inside OSU podcast, Meghan Robinson speaks with Dr. Corinne Schwarz, an assistant professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at OSU. Her research is broadly based on how gender violence and justice operate in society. More specifically, it looks at anti-trafficking service provisions.


The OSU Spirit Rider

The Spirit Rider and Bullet are fan favorites at Oklahoma State football games. Inside OSU's Maggie Burke went to Bullet's home at Stone Ridge Ranch. She rode horseback along with the 2021 Spirit Rider, Cadlyn Smith, to get an inside look at how Cadlyn prepares to ride Bullet across Boone Pickens Stadium....


Research on Tap: Food Police to the Rescue

There are many job-related factors that can set off a heart attack for first responders, including physical exertion, extreme temperatures and even smoke inhalation. There can also be a root cause of the heart attack—underlying heart disease associated with lifestyle factors that can be changed. Our guest this week is Dr. Jill Joyce from the OSU Tactical Fitness and Nutrition Lab. Dr. Joyce will describe the research she is conducting to help our first responders…


First Generation Student Day

November 8 is First Generation Student day - celebrating those who became the first of their family to attend college. In this week's Inside OSU Podcast, we spotlight two members of the Cowboy Family who are first-generation students. Meghan Robinson sat down with Ken Eastman, Dean of Spears School of Business, and Rosa Gorham, OSU's First-Generation Organization president. They discuss the challenges they faced, how their career goals shifted and what it means to be first-generation college...


Where Have All the Insects Gone? The Recent Decline of Pests in Wheat

This week's guest is Dr. Kris Giles, Regents Professor in Entomology and Plant Pathology Over the past 25 years, three factors have interacted and resulted in a decline of insect pests in wheat: climate change; new strategies in wheat breeding; and the conservation of beneficial insects. Dr. Giles will describe the complex interaction of these factors....


100 Years of America’s Greatest Homecoming

Next week, Oklahoma State University will celebrate the 100th anniversary of America's Greatest Homecoming. On this week’s podcast, Inside OSU’s Meghan Robinson visits with David Peters, Head of OSU Archives, to discuss how homecoming has evolved over the last 100 years. Then, Meghan is joined by Centennial Executive Director, Ariel Scholten, for a preview of this year's festivities...


Researching Black Bears in Oklahoma

Almost 100 years ago, black bears resided in Oklahoma before unregulated hunting and habitat changes wiped out the black bear population in the state. Over the past ten years, these bears have returned to some part of the state. For most of that decade, OSU professor Sue Fairbanks has taken graduate students to research the bears. She just returned from southeastern Oklahoma after researching in the field for the summer. Maggie Burke sat down with Professor Fairbanks and PhD student Courtney...


Introducing Dr. Jon Pedersen, Dean of OSU’s College of Education and Human Sciences

Oklahoma State University's College of Education and Human Sciences is welcoming a new dean, Dr. Jon Pedersen, to Stillwater. Dr. Pedersen has spent 30 years working in higher education. He joins OStateTV's Meghan Robinson to discuss his career, hobbies, and plans for OSU CEHS in this episode of the Inside OSU Podcast….


How OSU Veterinary Researchers are Saving the World

Can veterinary research help both animals and humans? Dr. Jerry Malayer, senior associate dean for research in the College of Veterinary Medicine; and professor and McCasland Chair in the department of physiological science discusses a variety of ways that researchers within OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine are addressing aspects of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 as well as his work with other viruses…


Behind the Scenes at the OSU Museum of Art

Sun Patterns, Dark Canyon: The Paintings and Aquatints of Doel Reed is the latest exhibit on display at the OSU Museum of Art. But exactly how do art exhibits come together? This week on the Inside OSU Podcast, OStateTV’s Meghan Robinson, visited the OSU Museum of Art to speak with exhibit curator, Rebecca Brienen. They discuss the art work on display, Doel Reed’s inspiration, and how the exhibit came to fruition….


Using Drones to Understand the Weather

What do sand dunes have to do with understanding the weather? Oklahoma State University’s Unmanned Systems Research Institute has been conducting research to find out! OStateTV’s Meghan Robinson spoke with director of USRI, Dr. Jamey Jacob and project engineering director, Victoria Natalie to learn more about their study of the atmosphere and wind profiles at Little Sahara State Park...


The Keys to Having a Successful School Year

We are only 4 weeks into the new academic year and now is the perfect time for students to set themselves up for success both in the classroom and around campus. In this week's Inside OSU Podcast, OStateTV's, Meghan Robinson speaks with Interim Provost, Dr. Chris Francisco and SGA President, Jack Edwards. They both offer unique perspective on resources available for students to improve academically and thrive as a Cowboy!


Introducing the 1st, First Cowboy

Darren Shrum has a pretty impressive resume. He’s worked in corporate America, owned his own businesses and even has a passion for “tricking out” cars. On July 1, he became the first person ever to add Oklahoma State University First Cowboy to his work experience. In this week’s Inside OSU Podcast, OStateTV’s, Meghan Robinson, met with Darren to learn more about his career paths, family and what he’s looking forward to during his first year in Stillwater…


OSU Institute of Technology Celebrates 75 Years

It started at the end of World War II with the one dollar purchase of an Army hospital in Okmulgee. Since then, the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, or OSUIT has advanced into Oklahoma’s only University focusing on applied technology. Maggie Burke talks to OSUIT President Dr. Bill Path as well as alumni and instructor Amanda Cullum about the history and success of OSUIT….