27 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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    • 4.8, 13 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.

    Bonus Episode: LGBTQ History and Pride in OKC

    Bonus Episode: LGBTQ History and Pride in OKC

    Freedom Oklahoma's Allie Shin and City Councilperson James Cooper talk about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Oklahoma City and the city's Pride celebration.

    • 40 min
    LGBT History: The Arrest of Paul Thompson

    LGBT History: The Arrest of Paul Thompson

    In this month's podcast we hear the story of the arrest of Oklahoma City gay rights activist Paul Thompson and his fight in court.

    • 11 min
    Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Richard Williams

    Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Richard Williams

    For the third interview in our series about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked with bombing survivor Richard Williams. Mr. Williams served many roles in the creation of the memorial over the years following the bombing. He spoke with us about what it was like working toward creating and eventually opening the memorial.

    • 12 min
    Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Bob Johnson

    Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Bob Johnson

    For the second in our series of interviews about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked to attorney Bob Johnson. Mr. Johnson began working on the memorial only days after the bombing and helped lead the city with the creation of the memorial and museum.

    • 25 min
    Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Ron Norick

    Oklahoma City National Memorial: An interview with Ron Norick

    As this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we thought it might be interesting to look at the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, so we spoke with three people involved in the creation of the memorial. The first in this series is an interview with Ron Norick, mayor of Oklahoma City at the time of the bombing.

    • 16 min
    Oklahoma "Love" Stories

    Oklahoma "Love" Stories

    In this month's podcast we talk about the state wedding between Oklahoma and Indian Territories, and we explore the marriage of Governor E.W. Marland and his wife/daughter Lydie.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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