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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:




Episode 40: Gay Bravery

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.

Episode 39: Women on the Home Front

In this episode, we explore the many ways women supported the war effort during World War II.

Episode 38: Angie Debo

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.

Episode 37: OSU in Ethiopia

In this episode, we’re talking about an Emperor, a President, and the relationship between OSU and Ethiopia’s first university.

Episode 36: Normalcy in the Dust Bowl

This month, we're exploring the "normal" everyday lives of people who persevered in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl.

Episode 35: Dragonfly

In this episode, we explore the history of Dragonfly, OSU's annual drag show, and how the LGBT student experience has changed on campus.

Episode 34: OSU Trailblazers

This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re listening to the stories of trailblazing women of color that attended Oklahoma State University.

Episode 33: Advice from Centenarians

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.

Episode 32: Christmas on the Farm

In this episode, we’re exploring the traditions and hard work that make up the holiday season on the farm.

Episode 31: Women in the Military

This month, we're celebrating Veterans Day by highlighting the career of Rita Aragon, Oklahoma's first female Brigadier General.

Episode 30: Homecoming

This month, we’re preparing for “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration” by listening to the memories and experiences of OSU alumni during Homecoming.

Episode 29: OSU Football

In this episode, we’re going through the history of OSU football program and its ups and downs over the years.

Episode 28: Freshman Year

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.

Episode 27: Hitchin' a Ride

This month, we’re getting a ride back in time and looking at the practice of hitchhiking to and from the OSU-Stillwater campus.

Episode 26: Living with the Dust Bowl

In this episode, we explore daily life during the Dust Bowl in 1930s Oklahoma.

Episode 25: Glass House Restaurant

This month’s episode takes us to Vinita, Oklahoma, to explore one of Oklahoma’s own wonders, the Glass House Restaurant.

Episode 24: Remembering Cordell Hall

In this episode, we’re looking back on the legacy of Cordell Hall at Oklahoma State University.

Episode 23: Circus Performers

This month, we’re learning more about some of the artists who bring the circus to life.

Episode 22: Attucks School

This episode explores the legacy of Attucks School, which served the African American residents of Vinita, Oklahoma, in the 1900s.

Episode 21: Dick West’s Impact on Native Art

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.

Episode 20: If Only There Were a Pill We Could Give People

This month's episode explores the Korean War and its lasting impact on those who served.

Episode 19: Chilocco Military Veterans

In this episode, we're featuring Chilocco Indian School military veterans.

Episode 18: Cemeteries

In this episode, we’re delving underground in the Oklahoma towns of Hugo and Okeene to explore cemeteries.

Episode 17: Pistol Pete

This month’s episode features Pistol Pete and the students who bring the legend to life.

Episode 16: Sam the Alligator

This month's episode follows the adventures of Sam the Alligator, the lone tenant of OSU's Theta Pond in the 1950s.

Episode 15: Phi Beta Kappa

This month's episode, we're exploring the history behind Phi Beta Kappa at Oklahoma State University.

Episode 14: Women in the Legal Profession

This month's episode, we're discussing some of the challenges faced by women who work in the legal profession.

Episode 13: A Bull in the Elevator

This month's episode features the story of Jimbo the bull and how memory and experiences play into oral history.

Episode 12: Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

In honor of National Poetry Month, this episode is about the life and works of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel.

Episode 11: Health & Wellness

This month's episode features health, wellness, and physical education in Oklahoma.

Episode 10: Boley, 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.

Episode 9: Folk Dancing

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.

Episode 8: Oklahoma Holiday Memories

This episode is all about the holiday season as we feature five short oral history excerpts about Christmas during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.

Episode 7: Women in Oklahoma Politics

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.

Episode 6: Germans in Oklahoma

In this episode, we're focusing on the lives of three German-American women and their experiences in Germany and Oklahoma.

Episode 5: From the Belly of Our Being

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.

Episode 4: Friendship

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.

Episode 3: The Centenarian Play

In this episode, we're focusing on how the OSU Library transformed the Oklahoma 100 Year Life Oral History Project into "The Centenarian Play."

Episode 2: Love

In this episode, we're exploring love! Join us as we take a look at some unique Oklahoma love stories.

Episode 1: Tornadoes in Oklahoma

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.

Episode 0: Introducing Amplified Oklahoma

In this episode, we introduce you to the OSU Library's latest podcast, Amplified Oklahoma.