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The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today

    Poetry in Oklahoma City (featuring Red Dirt Poetry)

    Poetry in Oklahoma City (featuring Red Dirt Poetry)

    April is poetry month, so on this month's podcast we're joined by poets Durell Carter and Yoko Hill to talk about their organization, Red Dirt Poetry, and the wealth of talented poets currently writing in Oklahoma.

    • 24 min
    Metro Library Podcast: Women's History Month

    Metro Library Podcast: Women's History Month

    On this month's episode we talk about some of the books and movies available at the library by and about women, many of them about women with interesting Oklahoma ties. 

    • 18 min
    The Dunning Collection

    The Dunning Collection

    In this month's episode, some of the librarians from the Metropolitan Library System's Special Collections team talk to us about the library's John Dunning III Collection, a collection of thousands of Oklahoma City items housed in the library's archive. 
    If you'd like to learn more about what is in the collection, you can contact the Special Collections department at special.collections@metrolibrary.org, and you can find any of the items in the collection that have been made available for viewing online at https://www.metrolibrary.org/archive

    • 23 min
    Metro Library Podcast: The Best of 2023

    Metro Library Podcast: The Best of 2023

    In this episode we talk about some of our favorite things that came to the library in 2023.

    • 28 min
    The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner

    The Red Andrews Christmas Dinner

    Over 70 years ago in Oklahoma City a fight promoter/state legislator named Red Andrews started inviting people to an annual Christmas dinner that has gone on every year since, and has grown to a crowd of nearly 6,000 people annually. In this episode of the podcast Mary Blankenship-Pointer from the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner foundation talks with us about who Red Andrews was, and the history of this Oklahoma City Christmas tradition.

    • 16 min
    Metro Library Podcast: Cookbooks

    Metro Library Podcast: Cookbooks

    On this month's episode we talk about our favorite cookbooks available for check out from the library just in time for all of those family holiday get togethers coming up.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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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