23 episodes

BrainBox takes listeners on a deep dive into history, literature, ethics, philosophy, and other humanities fields to give context to issues affecting American society.weblog

BrainBox Chris Carroll

    • Society & Culture

BrainBox takes listeners on a deep dive into history, literature, ethics, philosophy, and other humanities fields to give context to issues affecting American society.weblog

    The Struggle for Women's Suffrage

    The Struggle for Women's Suffrage

    Why did it take nearly a century and a half for women to have the right to vote in America? We speak with one of the nation's leading scholars of the women's suffrage movement, Dr. Sunu Kodumthara of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, about key aspects of the movement. As we observe the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020, we discuss key figures in the movements both for and against women's suffrage, surprising controversies along the way, and the impact of women's voting rights on American democracy and society. 
     


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    • 54 min
    Time in American Life

    Time in American Life

    “How do we live in time? How do we mark it? How do we make it meaningful?”
    In this episode, we talk with cultural historian Dr. Alexis McCrossen about what New Year’s celebrations, advances in timekeeping technologies, conflicts over the meanings of weekends and holidays, and other aspects of time can tell us about American history and culture.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Honky Tonks, Outlaws, & Red Dirt: The Story of Oklahoma’s Country Music

    Honky Tonks, Outlaws, & Red Dirt: The Story of Oklahoma’s Country Music

    “The fact is, you can’t tell the story of country music without Oklahoma,” says our guest, Dr. Hugh Foley, a one-man encyclopedia of the state’s rich music history. In this episode, we discuss the huge importance and success of Oklahoma country music artists, and how country music reflects significant aspects of the state’s and the nation’s culture.  (So we basically take this podcast to the old town road and talk ‘til we can’t no more.)
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

    How has #Oklahoma established perhaps the most liberal #medicalmarijuana law in the nation? We talk with two of the key activists involved in creating and solidifying the legislation, Chip Paul of Oklahomans for Health and Allison Sims of Green Country NORML. In this episode, we discuss the history of marijuana use and regulations in Oklahoma, the efforts to establish the state's #medical #marijuana program, and the current state of the industry and laws in Oklahoma.
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    • 1 hr
    Revisiting the Second World War

    Revisiting the Second World War

    How should we remember the largest and deadliest conflict in human history, now that we are 75 years away from D-Day and 80 years from the beginning of the Second World War? We discuss the most significant aspects and some lesser-known parts of what might better be called “The Second Thirty Years War” with historian Dr. Justin Olmstead of the University of Central Oklahoma.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Wide World of Sports & the Humanities

    The Wide World of Sports & the Humanities

    How do college sports affect, and reflect, American culture and society? Our guest, Dr. Amy Carreiro, is a sports historian who has taught at Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. (She is also probably the nicest New England Patriots fan you’ll ever meet.) In this episode, we discuss the evolution of college athletics and how sports can help us understand larger issues in American society.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

anne183 ,

Highly interesting and informative

I have listened to several episodes now and they are all engaging and facinating. I just finished "Oklahoma: The most punitive justice system in the world" and am astounded at what I heard-everyone should listen to this one!! Guest Ryan Gentzler was excellent and the host Chris Carroll is great every time. Keep up the good podcasting.

Pod'sNotDead ,

A podcast so well researched and discussed that you won’t believe it comes from Oklahoma

Not only is this podcast stimulating and interesting but it is presented impressively! The host has the perfect podcast voice.

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