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. Your host is SHSMO oral historian and lifelong Jefferson City resident Sean Rost, who earned his PhD from the University of Missouri specializing in twentieth-century US, Missouri, and African American history.

Engaging with subject matter experts, each episode focuses on a topic related to the state's complex history and culture, from publications about Missouri’s history to current projects undertaken by organizations to preserve and promote local institutions.  Join Rost as he explores what makes Our Missouri.

Our Missouri is free and generously provided thanks to the support of State Historical Society of Missouri members and donors. Books featured on the show are available for purchase through the SHSMO Richard Bookstore; purchases support the State Historical Society of Missouri.

New episodes are posted twice a month. You can also subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

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Episodes

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 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.

Episode 27: "The Gateway Arch" – Tracy Campbell (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 3)

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 Tracy Campbell discussing his book, The Gateway Arch: A Biography, published by Yale University Press in 2013.

Episode 26: Mr. Mac & The Race to The Moon (Meet Me in St. Louis, Part 2)

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 examines James S. McDonnell and the inner workings of McDonnell Aircraft during Project Mercury and Project Gemini.