Our Missouri Podcast

Welcome to Our Missouri, a podcast about the people, places, culture, and history of the 114 counties and independent city of St. Louis that comprise the great state of Missouri. Each episode focuses on a topic related to the state ranging from publications about Missouri’s history to current projects undertaken by organizations to preserve and promote local institutions.

The Our Missouri Podcast engages with experts and scholars on a variety of topics related to the state's complex history and culture. Each episode is recorded in the J. Christian Bay Rare Books Room at the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Columbia Research Center, and is generously provided to you by the State Historical Society of Missouri, thanks to the support of members and donors. Join host Sean Rost as he explores what makes Our Missouri.

New episodes are posted twice a month. You can also subscribe via Apple iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.

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Episodes

Episode 14: A Conversation with Missouri’s First Lady – Teresa Parson

The year 2021 will mark Missouri's Bicentennial, as well as the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Governor's Mansion. Recorded on location at the "People's House," this episode features Mrs. Teresa Parson, First Lady of the State of Missouri, and Dr. Gary R. Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, discussing Mrs. Parson's life and family as well as her goals for addressing important issues related to the state's culture and history.

Episode 13: National History Day in Missouri – Maggie Mayhan

Each year, thousands of Missouri students put in hours of hard work in preparation for National History Day competitions across the state. National History Day in Missouri offers students at the middle school and high school levels the opportunity to explore global issues through projects such as documentaries, performances, papers, websites, and exhibits.

Episode 12: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – Raymond Doswell (Going to Kansas City, Part 5)

The 61st Annual Missouri Conference on History may be over, but the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains one last time in this concluding episode of the "Going to Kansas City” series. This five-part series focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity. This episode features Raymond Doswell discussing the long history of African American baseball as well as efforts to preserve its memory through the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

    Episode 11: "Wide-Open Town" – Diane Mutti Burke & Jason Roe (Going to Kansas City, Part 4)

    With this year's Missouri Conference on History coming up in March, many scholars will soon be going to Kansas City. To help prepare for the conference, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains from the confluence of two mighty rivers near the downtown skyline to the Plaza, the Paseo, and the intersection of 18th and Vine. This five-part series entitled "Going to Kansas City" focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity.

    Episode 10: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum – Mark Adams (Going to Kansas City, Part 3)

    With this year's Missouri Conference on History coming up in March, many scholars will soon be going to Kansas City. To help prepare for the conference, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains from the confluence of two mighty rivers near the downtown skyline to the Plaza, the Paseo, and the intersection of 18th and Vine. This five-part series entitled "Going to Kansas City" focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity. This episode features Mark Adams discussing all things Harry S.

    Episode 9: SHSMO Kansas City Research Center - Lucinda Adams (Going to Kansas City, Part 2)

    With this year's Missouri Conference on History coming up in March, many scholars will soon be going to Kansas City. To help prepare for the conference, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains from the confluence of two mighty rivers near the downtown skyline to the Plaza, the Paseo, and the intersection of 18th and Vine. This five-part series entitled "Going to Kansas City" focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity.

    Episode 8: Public History in Kansas City and Beyond - Sandra Enriquez (Going to Kansas City, Part 1)

    With this year's Missouri Conference on History coming up in March, many scholars will soon be going to Kansas City. To help prepare for the conference, the Our Missouri Podcast invites listeners to explore the City of Fountains from the confluence of two mighty rivers near the downtown skyline to the Plaza, the Paseo, and the intersection of 18th and Vine. This five-part series entitled "Going to Kansas City" focuses on several projects and institutions that document and define Kansas City's history and identity.

    Episode 7: Missouri's Bicentennial – Michael Sweeney

    As the calendar turns from 2018 to 2019, we are one year closer to Missouri's bicentennial in 2021. Since 2013, several state-wide organizations, including the State Historical Society of Missouri, have been tasked with the opportunity to develop and promote events related to this special occasion. This episode features Michael Sweeney talking about his travels throughout the state as the bicentennial coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri.

    Episode 6: A How-to Guide to Genealogy – Bill Eddleman

    The end of the year is upon us, and it is once again time to load up the car and head out to various parties and events to mark the season. And yet, between watching sports on TV, passing the plate for one more helping of your favorite dish, and awkwardly trying to avoid uncomfortable small talk, don't let the time pass without utilizing this moment with loved ones to finally record information on your family tree.

    Episode 5: "Degrees of Allegiance" – Petra DeWitt (Missouri and The Great War, Part 3)

    It was supposed to be the war to end all wars. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the guns on the battlefield fell silent to mark the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Yet, for all the hope of peace and a return to normalcy, this First World War, as it would later be called, merely marked the opening act of a century dominated by global conflict.