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
In this episode historian Erin Brown tells us the history of Oklahoma's state flags.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Elmer McCurdy: Mummy Outlaw
Historian Michael Williams joins us to tell the story of outlaw/sideshow attraction/mummy Elmer McCurdy.
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!
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!
Great Oklahoma History podcast
Well-produced and researched local podcast through the OKC metro library system. Hope to hear more soon.