Our Missouri Podcast Episodes

Episode 48: "Celia, A Slave" – Melton McLaurin (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 8)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. This episode features a conversation with Melton McLaurin about the 30th anniversary of his book, Celia, A Slave.

Episode 47: "American Confluence" – Stephen Aron (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 7)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages.

Episode 46: Louis Houck and "the Histories" – Joel P. Rhodes (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 6)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Joel P.

Episode 45: Michael Fellman's "Inside War" – Joseph M. Beilein Jr. (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 5)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. In this episode, Joseph M. Beilein, Jr.

Episode 44: Understanding Civil War Missouri – Louis Gerteis (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 4)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages.

Episode 43: "Gateway to Equality" – Keona Ervin (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 3)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages.

Episode 42: "Across Our Wide Missouri" – Bob Priddy (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 2)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages.

Episode 41: Labor & Fortune on the Missouri Border – Jarod Roll (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 1)

In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages.

Episode 40: William Monks & "A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas" – John Bradbury (Border Wars, Part 7)

With the announced renewal of the Missouri-Kansas sports rivalry in 2019, Our Missouri opens the first half of Season 3 with an examination of the origins and history behind this rivalry, while also looking at the conflicts that defined Missouri's borders and identity before, during, and after the Civil War. This episode features a conversation with John Bradbury about his edited volume, with Lou Wehmer, of William Monks' memoir, A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas: Being an Account of the Early Settlements, the Civil War, the Ku-Klux, and Times of Peace.

Episode 39: "Slavery on the Periphery" – Kristen Epps (Border Wars, Part 6)

With the announced renewal of the Missouri-Kansas sports rivalry in 2019, Our Missouri opens the first half of Season 3 with an examination of the origins and history behind this rivalry, while also looking at the conflicts that defined Missouri's borders and identity before, during, and after the Civil War. This episode features a conversation with Kristen Epps about her book, "Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras," published by University of Georgia Press.