Your Best Defense Podcast is hosted by Oklahoma City Criminal Defense Attorney Jacquelyn Ford. Your best defense is a good offense. Jacqui Ford, not afraid of a fight and always fighting for what is right! Find out more at fordlawokc.com or call 405-604-3200.
True life stories told over multiple weeks. During each program we report and follow the story mystery plot, facts, characters, and unanswered questions. Each week we bring together people, interviews, and ask all those thought provoking questions to gain a clearer understanding of what really happened. And we, along with the audience, won’t know what really happened until the final episode. Each story is told in a series of episodes, so it’s important to listen to the episodes in order, sta ...
The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today. Upcoming podcasts include a special on the BC Clark Anniversary Sale Jingle, a multi-episode segment on Oklahoma prohibition and alcohol laws, and a multi-episode segment on running for political office in Oklahoma. Future podcasts will include interviews with Oklahoma Poet Laurette Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, bestselling author Kim Ventrella, Oklahoma City Mayor D ...
ALL GROWN UP: A tale of retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, indiscretion, infidelity, domestic violence, and one kidnapping. This is a memoir, told in a series of podcasts, by Kenneth D. King, podcasting from his studio near union Square in New York City. It's the story of a small-town boy who dreams of being a “grown-up”, and his journey to get there. Each week, you'll hear another installment of his story. All Grown Up Now is the story of a li ...
There are many strong women who populate my life. One of them is a gal named Patty. Here's her story!By Kenneth D. King
Historian John Truden talks about the American Indian Movement and its history in Oklahoma. For more information you can read Mr. Truden's article on the topic here https://newprairiepress.org/ojrrp/vol15/iss3/1/By Metropolitan Library System
In this Special Report, I tell you all, and remind myself, that when turbulent times are upon us, to NOT ask--"what else can happen?" Because you'll find out.By Kenneth D. King
This is a tale of one person's choice of how to deal with the question of sexual harassment in order to advance a career.By Kenneth D. King
The question of the mask--why is it a question? Discuss.By Kenneth D. King
Freedom Oklahoma's Allie Shin and City Councilperson James Cooper talk about the history of the LGBTQ+ community in Oklahoma City and the city's Pride celebration.By Metropolitan Library System
In this month's podcast we hear the story of the arrest of Oklahoma City gay rights activist Paul Thompson and his fight in court.By Metropolitan Library System
I don't give up on friendships easily, but sometimes it's necessary. This is the story of Gretchen (not her real name), and the history of a friendship.By Kenneth D. King
This was a heartwarming moment from my early days in New York--it made me not feel so alone or anonymous.By Kenneth D. King
This is a short tale of my one and only encounter with a fashion icon. To all my listeners, please stay in and stay safe!By Kenneth D. King
My way of trying to make sense of crazy times.By Kenneth D. King
This is a short story about a humorous thing that happened at a Sunday lecture.By Kenneth D. King
For the third interview in our series about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked with bombing survivor Richard Williams. Mr. Williams served many roles in the creation of the memorial over the years following the bombing. He spoke with us about what it was like working toward creating and eventually opening the memorial.…
For the second in our series of interviews about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked to attorney Bob Johnson. Mr. Johnson began working on the memorial only days after the bombing and helped lead the city with the creation of the memorial and museum.By Metropolitan Library System
As this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we thought it might be interesting to look at the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, so we spoke with three people involved in the creation of the memorial. The first in this series is an interview with Ron Norick, mayor of Oklahoma City at the time of the bombing.…
A short podcast because everyone needs a good laugh in these strange times.By Kenneth D. King
Hangry is a word used to describe someone who is hungry and irritable. Andrew does hangry in the most charming way!By Kenneth D. King
This episode tells of an epiphany I had in Paris in 1995, that influenced the direction of my work for years to come.By Kenneth D. King
In this month's podcast we talk about the state wedding between Oklahoma and Indian Territories, and we explore the marriage of Governor E.W. Marland and his wife/daughter Lydie.By Metropolitan Library System
This is a sad story of a young woman from my Kansas years.By Kenneth D. King
This is a little reflection on my particular athletic ability, discovered at Gay Boy Summer Camp.By Kenneth D. King
When I talk to my students at FIT, I refer to Shelley as the Gold Standard, as far as interns go. Here's her story.By Kenneth D. King
This is a short little podcast with a holiday message!By Kenneth D. King
This month's podcast tells the story of how the Oklahoma City Zoo used the Christmas song "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" to help get Matilda the hippo.By Metropolitan Library System
Did you know that central Oklahoma has its own Christmas music courtesy of a local jeweler? On this podcast we explore the central Oklahoma phenomenon that is the BC Clark Christmas Jingle.
I've only had one dog, which raised the bar so high for fabulous dogs, I've never wanted another. Her name was Daisy, and she was the love of my life.By Kenneth D. King
In this month's podcast we explore the past, present, and future of education among Native Americans in Oklahoma with the Cherokee Immersion school in Tahlequah, Sovereign Community School in Oklahoma City, and more.By Metropolitan Library System
This is an hommage to another of the powerful women who have influenced my life and career. Simmin (pronounced "Simone") Sethna taught me French Couture Patternmaking, as well as survival skills. At 5'1" in high heels, she remains a towering influence in my life.By Kenneth D. King
Boys' Shorts 6 is about inspection stickers, motorcycle cops, and checkbooks.By Kenneth D. King
Marnie Vinge of the Eerie Okie podcast (https://eerieokie.com) joins us this month to talk about a few historical places around downtown OKC that may or may not be inhabited by a supernatural presence. We also hear from Elizabeth Macias from the haunted Paramount Room (http://www.theparamountroom.com) and author/OKC ghost expert Jeff Provine (https…
Sometimes we don't quite know in the moment, what a particular thing will mean over time. This story, of a piece of jewelry I made early in my career, illustrates one instance in my life, where the long view made sense when looking at the history of that particular piece.By Kenneth D. King
In my time in retail, I encountered a number of formidable women--individuals who had style, class, humor, and power. This podcast is an hommage to some of them.By Kenneth D. King
Have you noticed all the construction around the Oklahoma state capitol lately and wondered what's going on? On this month's podcast we talk Oklahoma Capitol history and future with State Capitol Restoration Project manager Trait Thompson, and Director of the Sate Arts Council Amber SharplesBy Metropolitan Library System
Success is different things to different people. There are the markers of success--fame, money, exposure in the media--but who defines it? And why not define it for oneself?By Kenneth D. King
We learn the hilarious circumstances whereby Ken gets his first sunburn in Oklahoma City in 1981!By Kenneth D. King
Ever wonder how Oklahoma got a Broadway song as its state song? Our team of experts tell the story of Oklahoma's state songs from the prairies of Oklahoma to the stages of New York theater.By Metropolitan Library System
In this episode, we hear of the time when Sir Elton sent flowers to Ken's studio-warming party in 1989. The effect of this gesture was to finally convince Miss Ann that her son had actually "made something of himself".By Kenneth D. King
In this short episode, learn about how Ken ruined a career in fast food. Also, mud wrestling!By Kenneth D. King
This is a musing on choices--choices that broaden one's horizons as well as ones that narrow them, illustrated by observing Miss Ann's choices growing up.By Kenneth D. King
One July night in 1933 George "Machine Gun" Kelly came to Oklahoma City and kidnapped a wealthy oilman named Charles Urschel in a caper that would ultimately be Kelly's ticket to Alcatraz. Kent Frates, writer, historian, and the nephew of Charles Urschel sat down with us to tell the tale of one Depression era gangster, and the oilman that lead the …
In Boys' Shorts 4, learn about caged birds and bad luck, and how 1,399 gay men can create a microclimate!By Kenneth D. King
Hear about Ken's personal Valentine's Day Jinx, and how it eventually broke.By Kenneth D. King
Ward 2 city councilman James Cooper, the first openly LGBT member of Oklahoma City's city council, talks about the history and struggles of the LGBT+ community in OKC.
Ken quite his job at Macy's, trading down to work for a store in San Francisco called The Emporium. This podcast recounts some of his misadventures there.By Kenneth D. King
I find that there are places that seem to agree with me, and some that don't. Chicago and the surrounding suburbs--don't. This is not a diss of Chicago, it's just--me. Redacted for your listening pleasure!By Kenneth D. King
Join us on a journey down the Oklahoma River from the frequently flooded pre-statehood zoo at Wheeler Park to the Olympic training facility there today.
Pearl August was one of the strong women I met and loved in my early New York days. This is her story.By Kenneth K. King
New York Times writer Sam Anderson, came by the library recently to talk about his book Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis. Guest interviewer Claire Donnelly drove around OKC with Sam to talk OKC, it's neig…
We met Carmel in the earlier episodes of the podcast. Carmel was Ken's Crazy Boss at Macy's in California in the early 1980's. Here we get the rest of the story. Bonus: The story of Auntie Bob.By Kenneth D. King
In celebration of poetry month, we talked with Todd Fuller about the history of poetry in Oklahoma and interviewed Oklahoma Poet Laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.