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The OSU Library launched its first podcast, Amplified Oklahoma, in May 2016. The Library podcasts tell stories about people in Oklahoma. To learn more about the stories you hear on the podcast visit us here to find show notes and related resources.
Listen to Amplified Oklahoma:
This month, we share stories from our Cowboys in Every County project that exemplify the Cowboy Code, from dreaming big to standing strong in the face of adversity.
In this episode, we’re highlighting Marcia Mitchell, an inductee of the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame and founder of the nonprofit Little Light House which focuses on early intervention education for students with special needs.
This month, we’re highlighting stories from our collections about dimes, from what they were spent on, to what memories people associate with them.
In this episode, we’re exploring the evolution of women’s experiences as County Extension Agents between the late 1950s and early 2000s, from strict gender roles to increased leadership opportunities.
This month, we’re exploring memories of Pistol Pete, from personal experiences with Frank Eaton to what it means to wear the suit, and what Pete means to people today.
In this episode, we’re exploring the memories of African American residents of Muskogee from booming businesses to the Manual Training School to the changes that came with desegregation.
This month, we’ll talk about Oklahoma’s Conservation Heritage, from water conservation to soil health, and the many ways Oklahomans have worked to care for the land in a way that will preserve it for many years to come.
In this episode, we’ll learn about the two giants of the game, from their innovative coaching styles to their unique personalities.
This month, we’re exploring some of the exciting and unique summer memories in our collections.
In this episode, we’ll hear seven Oklahoma teachers tell their stories from the Oklahoma 2018 Education Walkouts oral history project.
This month, we’re delving into our Remembering Henry Bellmon collection to get to know the man who holds an honored place in Oklahoma history.
In this episode, we’re showcasing teacher-poets as they read aloud poems written during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month, we’ll hear stories from eight couples who were brought together by dance. Whether meeting at an OSU fraternity dance or a rural barn dance, these couples found love by cutting a rug.
In this episode, we explore the history of the many libraries of Oklahoma State University over the years.
This month, we’re highlighting Dr. Valree Fletcher Wynn, an inductee of the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame and trailblazer in the field of education as both a student and a teacher in Oklahoma.
This month we’re hear about the life experiences of four native Cherokee speakers, from starting school without knowing a word of English to becoming teachers and advocates of the Cherokee language today
This month, we're highlighting educators, students, and healthcare workers as they describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives.
In this episode. we’re talking all about Henry Bennett, from his personal life to how he helped make OSU what it is today.
This month, we’ll explore how the U.S. Highway system came to be, how Route 66 got its name, and what kind of Route 66 attractions are in Oklahoma.
In this episode, we discuss the history of the Model T and share stories of the many ways Oklahomans took advantage of this affordable automobile.
This month, we’re showcasing Oklahomans from across the state that enjoyed playing music for work or leisure.
In this episode, we're exploring what it means to be an Oklahoma author by highlighting interviews from our Deep Roots: Oklahoma Authors project.
This month, we'll hear from three artists from very different places who all immigrated to Oklahoma and found their own community. Their stories show the many ways to be an immigrant, a woman, and an artist.
In this episode, we learn about the formation of the Oklahoma Sister Cities Council, the Sister School Program, and the lasting impacts of the international relationship between Stillwater and Kameoka.
This month, we talk about the real man behind the Pistol Pete mascot, Frank Eaton, and how he became the face of OSU.
In this episode, we highlight three Native artists from Oklahoma as they describe the ways in which they have merged art with activism.
This month, we’re reflecting on Boley High School’s impact on the surrounding community.
In this episode, we're sharing stories of rural mail carriers and the communities they serve across Oklahoma.
This month, we explore the history of the OSQ&A student organization, the evolution and reasons behind its many name changes, and the community that it has helped build at OSU.
This month, we explore the connections between art and health by featuring Cherokee artists from our Oklahoma Native Artists Oral History Project.
In this episode, we highlight women in Oklahoma politics who not only made history with their elections but also changed the way campaigns were done.
In this episode, we’re sharing stories from former players on the 1959 OSU baseball championship team as they recall their experiences during the season and championship game, as well as success that followed many of them after graduation.
This month, we discuss the landmark Supreme Court case Craig v. Boren, led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and its impact on gender equality across the nation.
In this episode, we feature memories of the Dust Bowl era and the many ways people fought to protect against the dirt, as well as the need for perseverance and community ties to endure during uncertain times like the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month, we discuss monarch butterflies and the important role Oklahoma plays in the conservation of these insects.
In this episode of Amplified Oklahoma, we explore the lives of the circus performers of Hugo, Oklahoma as they describe the different shapes, sizes, and ideas of what home means to them.
In this episode, we listen to stories of women who broke barriers and paved the way for others in STEM fields.
In this episode, we share stories of long journeys and new sights. We'll hear stories of travel due to war, education, or better opportunities, and be reminded of the big world that’s still out there during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re highlighting the legacy of Booker T. Washington School and its impact on the African American community in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
In this episode, we’re exploring the 1957 anthrax outbreak in Oklahoma, which affected thousands of animals and even spread to humans in and around the state.
This month, we're exploring the stories of LGBTQ+ Oklahomans who found love in the state and beyond.
This episode is all about love as we attempt to discover the secret to a long and lasting marriage by highlighting three couples married for over 70 years.
In this episode, we share the stories of LGBT+ Oklahomans and their experiences in the AIDS epidemic.
This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re exploring Choctaw-Chickasaw artist Norma Howard’s art and life and the importance of documenting Native American art across the state of Oklahoma.
In this episode, we explore the legacy of Doel and Martha Reed on campus and in the worlds of southwestern art and fashion.
This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re exploring Oklahoma State University's involvement in the political activism of the 1960s by featuring excerpts from members of the Friday Afternoon Tea and Glee Society, a politically active student organization during the 1960s.
This month, we're highlighting the bravery, perseverance, and actions of OSU alumni, faculty, and staff and the moments that shaped their lives, worldviews, and communities.
In this episode, we explore the many ways women supported the war effort during World War II.
This month, we’re looking at the legacy of "Oklahoma's Greatest Historian" Dr. Angie Debo and her incredible career as an author, historian, and pioneering female scholar.
In this episode, we’re talking about an Emperor, a President, and the relationship between OSU and Ethiopia’s first university.
This month, we're exploring the "normal" everyday lives of people who persevered in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl.
In this episode, we explore the history of Dragonfly, OSU's annual drag show, and how the LGBT student experience has changed on campus.
This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re listening to the stories of trailblazing women of color that attended Oklahoma State University.
This month, we're highlighting the lives of centenarians and sharing their secrets to success and longevity to help you with your New Year’s resolutions.
In this episode, we’re exploring the traditions and hard work that make up the holiday season on the farm.
This month, we're celebrating Veterans Day by highlighting the career of Rita Aragon, Oklahoma's first female Brigadier General.
This month, we’re preparing for “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” by listening to the memories and experiences of OSU alumni during Homecoming.
In this episode, we’re going through the history of OSU football program and its ups and downs over the years.
This month, we’re headed back to freshman year--looking at the good, the bad, the shared, and the unique experiences of freshmen at OSU.
This month, we’re getting a ride back in time and looking at the practice of hitchhiking to and from the OSU-Stillwater campus.
In this episode, we explore daily life during the Dust Bowl in 1930s Oklahoma.
This month’s episode takes us to Vinita, Oklahoma, to explore one of Oklahoma’s own wonders, the Glass House Restaurant.
In this episode, we’re looking back on the legacy of Cordell Hall at Oklahoma State University.
This month, we’re learning more about some of the artists who bring the circus to life.
This episode explores the legacy of Attucks School, which served the African American residents of Vinita, Oklahoma, in the 1900s.
This month’s episode features the impact of Cheyenne artist Dick West on the lives of his Bacone College students, including Sharron Ahtone Harjo and Joan Hill.
This month's episode explores the Korean War and its lasting impact on those who served.
In this episode, we're featuring Chilocco Indian School military veterans.
In this episode, we’re delving underground in the Oklahoma towns of Hugo and Okeene to explore cemeteries.
This month’s episode features Pistol Pete and the students who bring the legend to life.
This month's episode follows the adventures of Sam the Alligator, the lone tenant of OSU's Theta Pond in the 1950s.
This month's episode, we're exploring the history behind Phi Beta Kappa at Oklahoma State University.
This month's episode, we're discussing some of the challenges faced by women who work in the legal profession.
This month's episode features the story of Jimbo the bull and how memory and experiences play into oral history.
In honor of National Poetry Month, this episode is about the life and works of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel.
This month's episode features health, wellness, and physical education in Oklahoma.
In this episode, we'll learn about the history of Boley, Oklahoma, once the largest and wealthiest historically black town in America, and hear oral history interview excerpts with two Boley residents.
This episode is all about folk dancing. We'll hear oral history interview excerpts with centenarian Jimmy Ray and former square dance caller Donald Banks. In addition, Dr. Louise Siddons from OSU's Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History will join us to talk about contra dancing.
This episode is all about the holiday season as we feature five short oral history excerpts about Christmas during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.
In this episode, we'll hear interviews from two former Oklahoma politicians, Vicki Miles-LaGrange and Hannah Atkins, and talk about campaigning, election night, and their inauguration into office.
In this episode, we're focusing on the lives of three German-American women and their experiences in Germany and Oklahoma.
In this episode, we're talking about Native art and the exhibition From the Belly of Our Being: art by and about Native creation at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.
In this episode, we'll hear from two Oklahoma politicians, Lisa Johnson Billy and Anastasia Pittman, and learn how friendship impacted their lives and political campaigns.
In this episode, we're focusing on how the OSU Library transformed the Oklahoma 100 Year Life Oral History Project into "The Centenarian Play."
In this episode, we're exploring love! Join us as we take a look at some unique Oklahoma love stories.
In this episode, we're talking tornadoes. May is typically an active weather month in Oklahoma. Devastating storms such as the May 3, 1999 and May 20, 2013 tornadoes will be explored.
In this episode, we introduce you to the OSU Library's latest podcast, Amplified Oklahoma.