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Triple A-OK

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Gather around your electronic audio-enabled device and become a part of the conversation. Join a new group of friends as they break down gaming, movies, comics and the larger geek culture into everyday speak.
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The A-Ok Show

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Do you like history?Do you ever wonder what were these influencers life before they became this big?Well this podcast is for you! This podcast will talk about the life of influencers!
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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Trait Thompson and former Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn explore the interesting stories and fascinating personalities that make up Oklahoma’s unique history.
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A show that allows YOU, the listener, to join in and share your stories, bits, riffs, and perspective. Filled with discussion, stories from your lives, comedy skits, gaming news, and some trivia and fun improvisation games, The Just OK Show is an hour of entertainment for your ear-bones. Join us on discord.gg/justok
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Meet me, Gina Mitchell. I am the proud mama of Sam Mitchell, podcaster from Autism Rocks and Rolls. I tell the story of how Autism Rocks and Rolls Corporation came about and how this podcast, It’s OK, came to fruition. Parents with children on the autism spectrum, listen on! Join me in celebrating our children and understanding that success comes in all shapes and sizes.
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Oklahoma Highway Patrol - Train Like a Trooper Podcast

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The one and only official podcast of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. Each podcast episode will be an inside look at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the men and women in brown who put their lives on the line each day to protect Oklahoma. Also featured will be real stories of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. You’ll also hear from the civilian side of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.
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Speaking with interesting people, listening to controversial thoughts, the creative process of mixing and editing music... what's not to like about podcasts! Though it's a lot of work, I would like to see if I can keep this going and make the topics diverse and not just Technology-focused. Please subscribe and don't hate my taste in music! PS: I can be too verbose and, hopefully, the title of the podcast will remind me to be more pointed and pithy.
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The confluence of cultures in Oklahoma, from Blacks who arrived as enslaved persons from the southeastern United States to European immigrants, created the ideal environment for the musical form known as Jazz to take root. Jazz performers such as Charlie Christian, the Oklahoma City Blue Devils, and the Ernie Fields Orchestra made their mark on the…
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This week we're joined again by Biggiesize. Just can't get rid of the guy! Look out, cause he may be watching you sleep. We discuss whether a relaxing beach or cruise vacation with zero responsibilities is better than a itinerary fueled exploration fest in a new city. Also, are there still porn stars? Probably. We finish up with a bit of movie and …
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In 1964, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice N.S. Corn was convicted on federal income tax evasion charges. While incarcerated, he provided testimony implicating himself, Justice Earl Welch, and Justice N.B. Johnson in a scheme to accept bribes in exchange for affecting the decision in cases before the court. The resulting scandal cast a shadow over the…
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No exhausting monologue from Gweedo this week, cause we're opening the door up RIGHT AWAY. We're joined by Biggiesize89 and SweatyHeart where we promptly explore our bathroom trials and phobias. Can the other bladder-shy folks please make yourselves known? We have to put an end to this epidemic! Later on we talk about getting old, trips to Europe, …
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After you listen to Sam's episode, 102:Honesty vs. Bluntness, on his podcast, Autism Rocks and Rolls, check out this episode. My episode aligns with Sam's in that I talk about the challenges for parents when it comes to differentiating and teaching their children the difference between being honest, but not rudely blunt. There is often no middle gr…
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How was your corporate holiday party? Did you have to pay to go to it? Did they only serve a veggie tray and couple of Capri-Suns? Bring back extravagate holiday parties! This week, we talk about building some mini-golf holes, Christmas parties, and test-running Hanukkah. Once the door opens, we're joined by military man, DrunkOffScotch. He tells u…
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The Cherokee Nation lived in their ancestral homelands in the eastern United States for centuries before the first arrival of Europeans on American soil in the 1500s. As settlers arrived in larger numbers, the Cherokees were forced to cede or sell their lands, first to the British government and then to the United States through successive treaties…
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Do you love food? Do you love answering questions about food? Well, you're in luck... cause this week we have esteemed guest, Dr. Bronson Pilchard (as seen on The Joe Rogan Experience), walking threw the door to host a little trivia game with some brave listeners. Do YOU know how many mother sauces there are in French Cuisine? Do you know what a mo…
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You a board gamer? If so, then you know how difficult it can be to set up a boardgame night. Come listen to me lament about that for a while before we open the door and let West on in. He talks about Kanye West, his thoughts on Hitler, and some family drama that happened after a wedding. What should we do for a Game of the Year episode? Start petit…
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How is your butt stock? Is it on the rise? Or are you placing puts on that stock? Get all the details on the butt market this week as Patrick gives overwhelming details regarding his recent colonoscopy. Then, the door opens, and in comes community regular Brendan! He tells us all about the world of sore thumbs and awkward feet in the massage therap…
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This week the door was opened and the one and only alpha-grunter, Bomhab, walked in. We're talking camper life, folk fairs, and ranking angry dads on a scale of substitute teacher to hockey dads.Don't forget to join the discord at discord.gg/justok and get the @podcast tag for all the news and updates, including recording times so YOU can have your…
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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie, the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a fireside chat between former governors Brad Henry (2003-2011) and George Nigh (1979-1987) at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple in October 2023. In a conversation moderated by Trait Thompson and Michael Williams, Regist…
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We're doing it, folks! The new Just OK Show has arrived! Gweedo opened up the door to the recording hut, and guess who stepped through? The one and only Rusty Trombone AKA BIGGIESIZE89. He joins us to talk about nicknames and helping the unfortunate. He even sticks around for a mini Just OK Movies Bonus segment!You can join the show and contribute …
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Is it time for something new? Let's give it a shot and see if we can get the hang back. Join us on discord.gg/justokgamers. We'll build back from the ground up. We'll have some work ahead of us, but we can Make Just OK Gamers Great Again. #MJOKGGA. Leave your favorite and least favorite breakfast food in the comments on the discord. #engagement…
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Oklahoma’s motto, Labor Omnia Vincit, means “work conquers all things.” Today, many people see it as a nod to the hardworking nature of our state’s citizens. In reality, it’s a tribute to organized labor, which was a significant political force in the formation of Oklahoma’s constitution and early laws. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob B…
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The 1956 Frederick Bombers were the first integrated high school football team to win a state championship in the United States. Coached by Dean Wild, a previous state champion at Watonga, the team of 12 Black players and 27 white players went 14-0 that year and beat Okmulgee Dunbar 33-0 in the Oklahoma Class B state championship game. Coach Wild’s…
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Meet me, Gina Mitchell. I am the proud mama of Sam Mitchell, podcaster from Autism Rocks and Rolls. I tell the story of how Autism Rocks and Rolls Corporation came about and how this podcast, It's OK, came to fruition. Parents with children on the autism spectrum, listen on! Join me in celebrating our children and understanding that success comes i…
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When Clara Luper and her students went to New York City in 1957 to perform her play, Brother President, they experienced integration for the first time. The trip opened their eyes to a new way of living and became the impetus to try to bring freedom to segregated Oklahoma. As the NAACP Youth Council leader and a well-respected teacher, Clara Luper …
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Rodeo in Oklahoma evolved from competitions between cowboys at ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle in the 1880s to the professional sport of the modern era. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn explore the origin of rodeo in Oklahoma, the formation of the PRCA, and the impact the National Finals Rodeo made on Oklahoma City. Their gue…
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May 26, 1978, is the darkest day in the history of OHP, when three troopers were slain in two separate shootouts with two escaped Oklahoma State Prison convicts. In this podcast, Captain Ronnie Hampton talks about his extensive research on the 34-day trail of terror by the two convicts before they were killed as well in the shootout with troopers. …
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Taylor Sheridan’s 1883, a gritty western prequel to his wildly successful Yellowstone series, captured the nation’s attention with its realistic portrayal of an emigrant journey across the US to Oregon. But, how real was it? In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn are joined by Kathy Dickson, director of museums and sites for the Okla…
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The Oklahoma State Capitol is the temple of our democracy in Oklahoma, the place where people come to have their voice heard. Today, it’s hard to imagine the landscape without the grand edifice. Back in 1910, the cities of Guthrie and Oklahoma City jockeyed back and forth for the rights to the capital city delaying completion of Oklahoma government…
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Bob Wills was born in Texas, but he and his Texas Playboys became a national sensation when they began playing live shows on KVOO from the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa. Bob’s unique style of music blended folk, jazz, hillbilly, and blues to produce the sound we know today as Western Swing. His music is still as popular as ever and it is regul…
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As the suffrage movement played out on the national stage with women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul leading the charge, Oklahomans were also working to see the 19th Amendment passed and ratified. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn discuss the political landscape in Oklahoma and Indian Territories that initially reject…
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Since prehistoric times, commerce has been one of the engines that made Oklahoma run. This began with the Indigenous peoples who lived at Spiro Mounds. They had a vast trade network and obtained goods from across the country, a practice that was continued by their descendants. In the 1700s, French traders moved into eastern Oklahoma, opening up tra…
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In this episode, OHS executive director Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn are joined by Oklahoma History Center director Dan Provo to discuss Oklahomans who contributed to the space program in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1961, when President Kennedy challenged Americans to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade, Oklahomans answered the call…
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Join Train Like a Trooper hosts Sarah Stewart and Trooper Eric Foster as they talk about new education requirements to become a trooper. Guest Dustin Whitten with OSU/OKC discusses the unique partnership with OHP and how it's creating a path for potential candidates to become troopers with little to no prior college credit hours.…
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In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn talk with special guest Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell about the importance of cultural tourism in Oklahoma. After discussing some of their favorite historic places in the state, the crew talks about the evolution of the Oklahoma Historical Society from an entity that solely collects artifacts…
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When the economy cratered with the stock market crash in October 1929, Oklahomans had already been feeling the effects of an economic depression for several years due to falling agriculture and oil prices. The onset of the Dust Bowl in western Oklahoma and the rejection of the New Deal by the state’s political leadership exacerbated the effects of …
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Trooper Danny Long, head of the First Responder Wellness Division and Stacey Stephens, a Licensed Professional Counselor, talk about the new initiative to get all troopers six free counseling sessions a year. This is a groundbreaking effort that will eventually expand to other first responders and will make a difference in the mental well-being of …
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Kate Barnard may have shaped the early history of Oklahoma more than any other figure. She convinced the delegates to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention to create the office of commissioner of charities and corrections, a position with the authority to investigate the conditions of prisons, orphanages, hospitals, and other public institutions. …
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In the late 19th century, traveling Wild West shows became a popular form of entertainment. One of the largest and most successful Wild West shows was created by Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie and his wife, May, in 1888. It later merged with Buffalo Bill’s show and continued until 1913. In this podcast, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn discuss …
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The game of baseball has a rich history in Oklahoma. From the first organized game in 1882 in Indian Territory to town league teams to the pros, Oklahomans have made their mark on the game. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn explore how baseball made its way to Oklahoma, the significance of those early teams, and Oklahomans who a…
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The advent of the automobile gave lawbreakers the ability to commit crimes and evade local law enforcement. During the 1920s and 1930s, bank robberies and kidnappings became all too common in Oklahoma. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn discuss the rise of notorious criminals and how the state created new agencies to enforce the …
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From the mid-1960s through the early 1980s, several major corruption scandals rocked the halls of government in Oklahoma. Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn discuss the political climate in Oklahoma that fostered the atmosphere for corruption to develop. Their guest is Bill Price, former US Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, who prose…
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Oklahoma had more than 50 All-Black towns at one time, more than any other state. A special panel of guests discusses the history of some of the towns and efforts being made today to revitalize them. Trait Thompson and Larry O’Dell from the Oklahoma Historical Society are joined by Shirley Nero from Clearview, Henrietta Hicks from Boley, and Sen. K…
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An insightful episode with such an honourable guest. Steve is a human rights advocate, the founder and Executive Director of Access Chapter 2 (AC2). Steve is a prominent leader, with high-level international policy and human rights experience for over 15 years. She leads on advocacy of human rights, specialising in gender-based violence and using h…
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After the Civil War, increased westward migration resulted in escalating violent conflict between the Plains Indian tribes protecting their ancestral lands and the new settlers. The 1867 Medicine Lodge Treaty failed to quell the violence, which resulted in Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s new strategy of attacking the tribes in their winter camps. In No…
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December 7, 2021, marked the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn discuss how Oklahoma changed during World War II, and how the state was impacted for generations to come. Joe Todd, author of “USS Oklahoma: Remembrance of a Great Lady,” joins them and shares many stories that he has collected from Okl…
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The post-World War II, 1950s in Oklahoma was a coming-of-age era for a state that would celebrate its 50th birthday in 1957. From transportation to civil rights to the arts and sciences, Oklahoma’s advancement accelerated during this pivotal decade. Former Governor George Nigh joins Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn for the entire episode to dis…
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Join hosts Sarah Stewart and Trooper Eric Foster #724 for the third part of the discussion about the newly formed Oklahoma First Responder Wellness Division. Trooper Danny Long #926 is heading up this effort to revamp the Officer Assistance Program for the Highway Patrol as well as for first responders around our state. In this podcast, we bring in…
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Join hosts Sarah Stewart and Trooper Eric Foster as they continue the talk with Trooper Danny Long and his vision for the new Officer Wellness Program for OHP. Trooper Long's personal journey through his career with OHP has uniquely prepared him to reshape this agency program. Learn how it will involve every trooper and eventually every employee of…
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Trooper Danny Long #926 shares his very personal story about his struggles with mental health over the course of his law enforcement career. His experiences have shaped who he is today and have paved the way for his latest mission - revamping the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Officer Assistance Program. Over the next two podcasts, we'll hear from Trooper…
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The Battle of Honey Springs was the largest and most important Civil War battle in Indian Territory. The battle returned control of Indian Territory to Union forces, and is also significant because the majority of the combatants were Native American and Black. In this episode, Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn welcome Adam Lynn, director of the …
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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.…
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Join hosts Sarah Stewart and Trooper Eric Foster as they talk with Trooper Kyle Borden, who was instrumental in getting the Oklahoma Highway patrol certified as an official CrossFit Box. Learn what this distinction means for the patrol and current and future troopers and how this can be a recruiting tool for the highway patrol.…
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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 intervie…
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Join hosts Sarah Stewart and Trooper Eric Foster as they discuss the only unsolved homicide case involving an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper. Trooper James Long was gunned down in the line of duty back in 1942. The shooter has never been apprehended. Trooper Mark Dlugokinski discusses the case and the efforts over the years to solve it.…
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On this episode of Train Like a Trooper, hosts Sarah Stewart and Trooper Eric Foster along with Trooper BJ Keeling talk with Dr. Jarrad Wagner about important chemistry on roadside contacts. Dr. Wagner is a professor of forensic sciences at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, and specializes in research and instruction in fore…
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