100 episodes

Discussions on the people, places, and events that have helped to shape the Show-Me State.

Our Missouri OurMissouri

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Discussions on the people, places, and events that have helped to shape the Show-Me State.

    Episode 99: Sudden Deaths in St. Louis - Sarah Lirley (On the Bookshelf, Part 9)

    Episode 99: Sudden Deaths in St. Louis - Sarah Lirley (On the Bookshelf, Part 9)

    To conclude the On the Bookshelf series, host Sean Rost talks with Sarah Lirley about her new book, "Sudden Deaths in St. Louis: Coroner Bias in the Gilded Age."
    About the Guest: Sarah Lirley is an associate professor of history at Columbia College. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She previously served as a Center for Missouri Studies Fellow. She is the author of "Sudden Deaths in St. Louis: Coroner Bias in the Gilded Age."

    • 26 min
    Episode 98: Broadcasting the Ozarks - Kitty Ledbetter (On the Bookshelf, Part 8)

    Episode 98: Broadcasting the Ozarks - Kitty Ledbetter (On the Bookshelf, Part 8)

    This episode features a conversation with Kitty Ledbetter about her new book, "Broadcasting the Ozarks: Si Siman and Country Music at the Crossroads."
    About the Guest: Kitty Ledbetter is professor emerita of English at Texas State University. She formerly served as editor of the Journal of Texas Music History. She is the author of "Broadcasting the Ozarks: Si Siman and Country Music at the Crossroads."

    • 20 min
    Episode 97: Men of No Reputation - Kimberly Harper (On the Bookshelf, Part 7)

    Episode 97: Men of No Reputation - Kimberly Harper (On the Bookshelf, Part 7)

    This episode features a conversation with Kimberly Harper about her new book, "Men of No Reputation: Robert Boatright, the Buckfoot Gang, and the Fleecing of Middle America."
    About the Guest: Kimberly Harper holds a master's degree from the University of Arkansas. Presently, she is the editor for the Missouri Historical Review. She is the author of "White Man's Heaven: The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909" and "Men of No Reputation: Robert Boatright, the Buckfoot Gang, and the Fleecing of Middle America."

    • 19 min
    Episode 96: Ozark Voices - Alex Primm (On the Bookshelf, Part 6)

    Episode 96: Ozark Voices - Alex Primm (On the Bookshelf, Part 6)

    This episode features a conversation with Alex Primm about his new book, “Ozark Voices: Oral Histories from the Heartland,” and his 40+ year career alongside the rivers, gravel bars, forests, and people of the Missouri Ozarks.
    About the Guest: Alex Primm has been a freelance oral historian since the 1980s. He has worked on projects in the Ozarks for the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, and the United States Army. His book, “Ozark Voices: Oral Histories from the Heartland,” was published by McFarland.

    • 37 min
    Episode 95: Fighting for a Free Missouri - Sydney J. Norton (On the Bookshelf, Part 5)

    Episode 95: Fighting for a Free Missouri - Sydney J. Norton (On the Bookshelf, Part 5)

    If you missed her keynote address at the 66th Missouri Conference on History, don't worry, because Sydney J. Norton joined host Sean Rost to discuss her new book, Fighting for a Free Missouri: German Immigrants, African Americans, and the Issue of Slavery.
    About the Guest:
    Sydney J. Norton is an independent scholar, translator, and educator in St. Louis. While teaching German at Saint Louis University, she curated "German Immigrant Abolitionists: Fighting for a Free Missouri," an exhibition that opened at the Center for Global Citizenship, and that traveled to the Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann. Her research for this project and her close collaboration with colleagues in related fields inspired her recently published collection of essays: Fighting for a Free Missouri: German Immigrants, African Americans, and the Issue of Slavery. Norton earned her doctorate in German literature and cultural studies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her publications include books and articles on contemporary German art and literature. Weimar-era performing and visual arts, and the German abolitionist movement in the United States. Norton currently teaches German at St. Louis Community College, Forest Park, and the German School Association of St. Louis. She is on the library staff at Concordia Historical Institute. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 94: Oracle of Lost Causes - Matthew Christopher Hulbert (On the Bookshelf, Part 4)

    Episode 94: Oracle of Lost Causes - Matthew Christopher Hulbert (On the Bookshelf, Part 4)

    In this episode, Matthew Christopher Hulbert joins host Sean Rost to discuss his new book, Oracle of Lost Causes: John Newman Edwards and His Never-Ending Civil War.
    About the Guest: Matthew Christopher Hulbert is an Elliott Associate Professor of History at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is the author of The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers became Gunslingers in the American West, winner of the 2017 Wiley-Silver Book Prize, and coeditor of Writing History with Lightning: Cinematic Representations of Nineteenth-Century America.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Fascinating Topics

I have really enjoyed binging on this podcast, with its surprising range of fascinating topics. I confess I do not readily think of Missouri when I think of the Space Race or of the Civic War, but both topics were covered in interesting series within this podcast... which has also given me a number of books to add to my Reading List. I look forward to hearing more from Our Missouri in the future.

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A Treasure

Enjoyed the genealogy episode. Will subscribe and listen to all episodes.

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