40 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

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.

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

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

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

    • 22 min
    Metro Library Podcast: Mental Health

    Metro Library Podcast: Mental Health

    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!

    • 30 min
    Operation Bongo: The Oklahoma City Sonic Boom Tests of 1964

    Operation Bongo: The Oklahoma City Sonic Boom Tests of 1964

    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.

    • 22 min
    St. Anthony: Oklahoma City's oldest hospital

    St. Anthony: Oklahoma City's oldest hospital

    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 

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

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

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

    • 18 min
    Elmer McCurdy: Mummy Outlaw

    Elmer McCurdy: Mummy Outlaw

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

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

I<3Pepperoni ,

Interesting local stories!

I love that this podcast focuses on local stories that you probably wouldn’t encounter in another history podcast. I especially love the interview series on the OKC Bombing. Keep preserving local oral history!

Pretty Good Person reviewing. ,

Great!

I love hearing things that are relevant to the history of where I live and that’s things that are important and happening in Oklahoma now! Keep it up!

kcelw ,

Great Oklahoma History podcast

Well-produced and researched local podcast through the OKC metro library system. Hope to hear more soon.

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