February 28, 2023
Contact: Sarah Dumas
Oklahoma Historical Society
Live Recording of “A Very OK Podcast” to Focus on the Life of Musician Bob Wills
OKLAHOMA CITY — A live recording of “A Very OK Podcast” will take place on Monday, March 6, starting at 6 p.m. at Ponyboy in Oklahoma City. A panel discussion will focus on the life of Bob Wills – the “King of Western Swing” – who was born on March 6, 1905. To commemorate his birthday, it will also be Bob Wills Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
The podcast is hosted by Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) Executive Director Trait Thompson and former OHS Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn. The podcast explores the interesting stories and fascinating personalities that make up Oklahoma’s unique history. Thompson and Blackburn will be joined by Jeff Moore, director of OKPOP; Carolyn Wills, Bob Wills’s daughter; and authors Brett Bingham and John Wooley.
The podcast is part of the OHS series “History OffCenter.” It focuses on immersive, engaging experiences. With an emphasis on community outreach, this series features programs that explore a variety of Oklahoma history topics and historical eras. Get more info at www.okhistory.org/offcenter.
This program is a partnership with the Oklahoma Arts Council, the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Oklahoma.
The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.