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Eat, THINK, & Be Merry

“Eat, THINK, & Be Merry”, part of Missouri Humanities’ 2022 Signature Series, features “food thinkers” and other special guests with exciting, inspiring, and down-right delicious stories that consider the role food plays in shaping our society–how it connects us to each other, to our own pasts and identities, and to the world around us. We invite you to feed your mind and join us “around the table” as we dig into food-related themes presented through a humanities lens.

Hungry for MO

Co-hosted by Jenny Vergara, foodie and freelance writer, and Natasha Bailey, a chef, cheesemaker, and home gardener, the show celebrates how local cuisine connects us as a community and shapes our region’s identity. Each podcast episode dives deep—taking the listener on a food journey that highlight’s Missouri cuisine—including interviews with the food inventors, historical events, and unique circumstances or family recipes that went into some of our state’s most iconic dishes.  Hungry For MO is made possible by Missouri Humanities and produced and distributed by KCUR.

Small Town Showcase

We are not a flyover state. We are the heart of America. Small Town Showcase, presented by Missouri Humanities, highlights Missouri’s unique small towns and showcases the bigger picture of what Small Town America really is and why it should not be overlooked, overshadowed, or underappreciated. Tune in to hear the history of these communities and what they have to offer.

ShowMe Archaeology

This podcast series, Show Me Archaeology, will explore some of the complexities in the lives of our ancestors around the world, within our own Country, and in the State of Missouri, through research conducted by archaeologists. We, at times, will face questions about our bodies, the ways the landscape and other non-human actors engage with us, and how actions and decisions made in the past influence our present and future. If nothing else, come learn how complicated the past has been, from day one! We invite you to join us as we dig into exploring our world through the people, places, and ideas that have shaped our society

Proud to Be

Proud to Be highlights veterans, military personnel, and family members published in Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors. Proud to Be is a creative writing anthology that preserves and shares our nation’s military experience through poetry, fiction, essay, interviews, and photography. The podcast will feature interviews with PTB contributors as we discover their military affiliation and the stories behind their PTB contributions.

Explore Missouri's German Heritage

In 2019, Missouri Humanities partnered with Missouri Life Publishing to create a “book-a-zine” exploring the many facets of “Germanness” in our state: Explore.  Missouri’s German Heritage. Authored by Dr. W. Arthur Mehrhoff, the publication serves as both a travel guide and coffee table book. 

Missouri Humanities

Founded by Congress in 1971, Missouri Humanities is one of the fifty-six state and territorial humanities councils that receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). For nearly 50 years we’ve been dedicated to helping Missourians explore the people, places, and ideas that shape our society. Our focus for the future remains the same; for a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society.