Our Missouri Podcast Episodes

Summer Series 2020: Voda Curtis: Suffrage & Civil Rights – Keely Doll (Show-Me Suffragists, Part 4)

This episode focuses on the life of Voda "Bea" Hardy Curtis, and documents the path of her family from slavery to suffrage. The episode also features audio clips from Voda Curtis' 1977 oral history (S0829) housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri's St. Louis Research Center, as well as final thoughts from past oral history interns–Cydney Smith, Cassie Draudt, and Keely Doll–who conducted research on Voda Curtis' life.

Episode 33: Life, Death, & Coroner's Inquests – Sarah Lirley McCune (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 9)

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode concludes Season 2 and features Sarah Lirley McCune discussing her soon-to-be-released book project, tentatively titled, "An Arc of Death," which examines how coroners interpreted the lives and deaths of 19th Century St.

Episode 32: "Baseball in St. Louis" – Ed Wheatley (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 8)

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features Ed Wheatley, President of the St. Louis Browns Historical Society, discussing his new book, "Baseball in St. Louis: From Little Leagues to Major Leagues."

Episode 31: "Groping Toward Democracy" – Priscilla Dowden-White (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 7)

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features Priscilla Dowden-White discussing her book, "Groping toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949," as well as her current research project on St. Louisan Margaret Bush Wilson.

Episode 30: "Gateway To Equality" – Keona Ervin (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 6)

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features Keona Ervin discussing her award-winning book, "Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis," which was published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2017.

Episode 29: Hamburg, St. Louis, & Missouri's German Heritage Corridor – Caitlin Yager (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 5)

While this year's Missouri Conference on History may be over, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features Caitlin Yager, Director of Heritage Programs for the Missouri Humanities Council.

Episode 28: Battle Lines & the Golden Lane – Joan Stack (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 4)

To help prepare for this year's Missouri Conference on History, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to "meet us" in St. Louis for a multi-part series focusing on several projects and institutions that document the city's history and cultural identity. This episode features SHSMO curator of art collections Joan Stack discussing editorial cartoons from St. Louis-based artists Daniel Fitzpatrick, Bill Mauldin, and Tom Engelhardt, as well as the upcoming "Battle Lines" and "Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft" exhibits in the Center for Missouri Studies Art Gallery.