Eat, Think & Be Merry

Hungry for MO

Small Town Showcase

ShowMe Archaeology

Proud to be

Explore Missouri’s German Heritage

Eat, THINK, & Be Merry Podcasts

Episode 5: Adrian Miller, “The Soul Food Scholar”

Listen to this episode from Eat, THINK, & Be Merry on Spotify. Adrian Miller, known as the “soul food scholar”, is a lawyer turned food writer who has written three books on the impact of African American foodways. He joins us for this special episode as we discuss his research on soul food, barbecue, and how he thinks food brings us together.  Adrian served as the keynote speaker for our 2022 MOmentum Gala, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ special initiative “A More Perfect Union”. 

Episode 4: Suzanne Corbett, “Cookbooks as Cultural Heritage”

In this episode, our conversation with Suzanne Corbett–acclaimed writer, producer, and food historian–digs into the many ways cookbooks, recipes, and ingredients serve as a unique kind of cultural heritage. We also discuss what it’s like to write about such an experiential topic as food, and how we can look to food writing, like cookbooks, as a way to learn more about ourselves and our collective past.

Episode 3: Think-N-Drink, “Food and Community”

This special episode is a recording of our “Think-N-Drink” event that took place on April 20th, 2022, at Mother’s Brewing Company in Springfield, MO. Our conversation featured three local restaurateurs: Dr. Lyle Foster of Big Momma’s Coffee and Espresso Bar and Queen City Soul Kitchen, Jennie Boosey of Blue Heron Farm and Bakery, and Daniel Ernce of Progress Restaurant.

Episode 2:  Bri Burrows and Abbey Spencer, “Women in Brewing”

In this episode, we highlight the surprising history of women in the beer brewing industry, and talk with two women who have made their mark brewing beer here in Missouri: Abbey Spencer of Third Wheel Brewing Co in O’Fallon, MO, and Bri Burrows at Big Rip Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO.

Episode 1: Billy Polansky and Eddie Linzie, “Henry Kirklin Black Farmer Scholarship”

In this inaugural episode, we discuss Columbia’s Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) and their Henry Kirklin Black Farmer Scholarship Fund with Executive Director, Billy Polansky, and their first scholarship recipient, Eddie Linzie, who operates a small farm in Boone County.

Eat, THINK & Be Merry Podcast Trailer

Our podcast hosts, Lisa and Caitlin, introduce listeners to our 2022 Signature Series and tease upcoming episodes.

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Hungry for MO Podcasts

– Myth-Busting The St. Louis World’s Fair

The St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 forever changed modern American cuisine — popularizing foods like the ice cream cone, hamburgers and iced tea. But what aren’t we remembering about this international affair?

– Crock-Pots For The People

No Midwestern cookout is complete without a delicious chili or dip simmering in a Crock-Pot. But when the device was first unveiled by a Kansas City company in 1971, it promised something more: freedom. Learn more about the Kansas City women who taught America how to use the Crock-Pot.

– George Washington Carver’s Quiet Revolution

George Washington Carver is slotted in American history lessons as “the peanut guy.” But this Missourian gave us biofuels, food trucks, plant based meats, alternative medicines, and so much more.
Learn more about Carver’s revolutionary contributions to the world, stretching from civil rights to agriculture.

– Chinese Food, Missouri-Style

Missouri claims the creation of two iconic, innovative Chinese dishes — but they’re more than local curiosities. Each dish tells a story of immigrants who arrived in Missouri and “cooked to survive.”

– How Missouri Saved Wine

If you love French wine and the Napa Valley region of California, then you should really thank Missouri — specifically, the work of a few Missouri winemakers and scientists who saved the industry at a pivotal moment.

– Who Gets To Define Missouri Barbecue?

Kansas City and St. Louis are both known as barbecue destinations, but recent efforts to redefine the cuisine have sidelined the Black barbecuers, pitmasters and restaurateurs who made it an institution.

– Trailer: Hungry For MO

To celebrate Missouri’s 200th birthday, hosts Natasha Bailey and Jenny Vergara are uncovering the stories behind the iconic foods of the state of Missouri. 

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Small Town Showcase Podcasts

Sweet Springs, MO

Sweet Springs is more than meets the eye. This picturesque community in Saline County, just about an hour east of Kansas City, invites you to take a closer look; you’re sure to find a town dedicated to revitalization and progress, and full of potential. Podcast and video coming soon!

Mountain Grove, MO

Deep in the Missouri Ozarks, on the border of Texas and Wright Counties, sits the town of Mountain Grove. Surrounded by deep green pines, clear rivers and streams, and rolling hills, Mountain Grove is full of small town hospitality and passion for this community.

Chillicothe, MO

Situated along Highway 36 in Livingston County, Chillicothe is perhaps most notable for being the “Home of Sliced Bread.” But there is so much more to love about this Missouri community! From wonderful museums to breathtaking murals, Chillicothe is certainly worth a visit. 

Marble Hill, MO

Marble Hill, in Bollinger County, is situated in Southeast Missouri. This community of 1,500 people is nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks and is a destination for outdoor recreation, charming shops, smiling locals and the home of the “Missouri Dinosaur.” 

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ShowMe Archaeology Podcasts

Episode 3

In this episode of our archaeology podcast series, we discuss contract archaeologist, Chelsea Coates’ engrossing work on textiles found in the burned home of an African American woman in Springfield, Illinois’ 1908 race riot.

Episode 2

In the next installment of our archaeology podcast series, we discuss National Park Service archaeologist, Maxwell Forton’s thought-provoking work on the defensive imagery tied to rock shelters at Navajo National Monument in Arizona.

Episode 1

In our first archaeology podcast, we discuss Ph.D. candidate, and adjunct professor, Alex Velez’s fascinating work on soundscapes on the Great Plains.

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Proud to be Podcasts

Episode Nine: Jarrod L. Taylor

Jarrod Taylor is a combat veteran and served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army from 2000-2009. 

Episode Eight: Kent & Stacey Walker

Husband-and-wife duo, Kent and Stacey Walker, both hold MFAs in writing and team-teach Veterans Writing Workshops for Missouri Humanities.

Episode Seven: Billy Jenkins

Billy Jenkins is a Pittsburgh-based writer and a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he retired as a Sergeant Major.

Episode Six: Ben White

Ben White is an author and professor. As he was serving his 22-year military career in the US Army and the US Coast Guard, and then again while earning his MFA from the University of Tampa, Ben thought he was a poet. 

Episode Five: Valerie Young
Valerie Young is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. She served approximately ten years, with a deployment to Iraq and Hurricane Katrina. 
Episode Four: Randy “Sherpa” Brown

Randy Brown is a former citizen-soldier, poet, and secret blogger. In 2011, he embedded with his former Iowa Army National Guard unit as a civilian journalist in Afghanistan. 

Episode Three: Charity Winters

Charity Winters is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and a freelance writer. During her six years on active duty, as an Air Force Security Forces officer, she completed three tours in Iraq. 

Episode Two: Bill Glose

Bill Glose is an American journalist, poet, and fiction writer. Bill has been published in eight of the nine volumes of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.

Episode One: Jay Harden

Jay Harden, a Vietnam War veteran, who writes poetry, prose, and songs about love, war, and personal growth. Jay has been published in all nine volumes of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors and is known as the “Grandfather of Proud to Be.”

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Explore Missouri's German Heritage Podcasts

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.

8 podcasts are available.

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