A Very OK Podcast
A Very OK Podcast + BrainBox LIVE Crossover Event

A Very OK Podcast + BrainBox LIVE Crossover Event

September 24, 2021

OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn of the OHS’s A Very OK Podcast and Dr. Sunu Kodumthara of OH’s BrainBox lead a conversation about growing up in Oklahoma from multiple cultural perspectives—featuring special guests Kelli Brooke Haney and Javier Hernandez. This crossover episode was recorded in front of a live audience.

Oklahoma’s Early Aviation History

Oklahoma’s Early Aviation History

August 19, 2021

Since the inception of the aviation age, Oklahomans have made major contributions to the science of flight. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Blackburn discuss the early days of flight in Oklahoma and the notable Oklahomans such as Wiley Post, James Banning, and the Cessna brothers who left their marks in the history books. They also interview Randy Vierling, a longtime TWA pilot, who tells the story of a harrowing experience he had while piloting an airplane through a storm early in his career.

Soldiers, Ranchers and Outlaws (1866-1907)

Soldiers, Ranchers and Outlaws (1866-1907)

July 21, 2021

After the Civil War, Oklahoma played a major role in cattle ranching and the development of the frontier. Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn discuss the people who made an impact during this critical time in history. They are joined by author and scholar, Art Burton, who discusses the Buffalo Soldiers, Bass Reeves, and one of Indian Territory’s most notorious outlaws.

Fore! The History of Golf in Oklahoma

Fore! The History of Golf in Oklahoma

June 16, 2021

In this episode, we explore who brought golf to Oklahoma and where the first courses were located. We also discuss Oklahomans who made their mark in golf course architecture, in women’s golf, and an Oklahoman who broke the color barrier in the PGA. Our guest is Steve Carson, Director of Golf at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City, which will be celebrating its centennial in 2022.

 

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

May 19, 2021

The horrific race massacre that took place in Tulsa during the evening and morning hours of May 31-June 1, 1921, still echoes through history. Trait and Bob discuss what happened during those fateful hours and how Oklahoma can begin to heal as the 100th anniversary approaches. Phil Armstrong, Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, joins in the discussion.

 

What is Spiro?

What is Spiro?

April 21, 2021

Trait and Bob welcome Dennis Peterson, director of the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Site, into the studio to discuss the Mississippian mound-building culture prevalent around Spiro, Oklahoma, from 700-1500 CE.

Women In Broadcasting

Women In Broadcasting

March 16, 2021

Welcome to A Very OK Podcast reboot! In this episode, Trait and Bob explore the early days of television broadcasting in Oklahoma -with a special focus on the role of women. They also welcome Joyce Jackson into the studio for an in-depth discussion about her experiences as the first Black woman on one of Oklahoma's local television stations. 

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