Okie Bookcast

Okie Bookcast

The Okie Bookcast is dedicated to helping curious readers like you find your next great read by connecting you to Oklahoma authors and stories. Each episode includes an interview with a contributor to the reading life of Oklahoma - it might be an author, publisher, librarian, reader, bookseller, or other figure. In addition to the interview, each episode includes a review from an Oklahoma author about a book they love. New episodes drop on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Connect with Okie Bookcast on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok - @okiebookcast.

Episodes

January 24, 2023 51 min

Welcome to the January edition of Your Next Great Read! Hannah and I are joined by Oklahoma author Jamie (J. L.) Hyde to talk about the books we're loving and why you might love them too! Plenty of thrillers and true-crime this month, with other great books thrown in as well.

Connect with Jamie: Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok
Purchase Jamie's books: jlhyde.com/books

Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | Instagram

B...

Mark as Played

Welcome to Chapter 34! I had the joy of talking with Andrew Berzanskis, Editorial Director for the University of Oklahoma Press. Andrew has worked in publishing for two decades, during which his work involved acquiring books for the University of Washington Press, West Virginia University Press, and the University of Georgia Press. He got his start in university press publishing through an editorial fellowship at the University of ...

Mark as Played

Welcome to Volume Three of Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry. 
I'm excited to share with you the work of these 11 Oklahoma poets. 

Darkness Comes to Me - Ken Hada

  • Twitter: @KhadakhadaKen
  • Website: kenhada.org
  • Old Car - David Jennings

  • Website: davidjenningsartinphotographyandpoetry.com
  • Estelle and Rain in the Forecast - Ruth Key

  • Website: thesouljar.blogspot.com
  • A Circle Seen from all Sides - Caleb Jordan

  • Twitter: &...
  • Mark as Played

    As we turn the calendar over to 2023, some of my former guests and reviewers have checked in for this special "Where Are They Now?" episode of the Bookcast.

    I've included each guest's name and the episodes where you can hear more from them, as well as a link to their websites.

    Enjoy this opportunity to catch up with these friends!

    Charles J. Martin - Chapter 1
    literatipressok.com

    Betsey Kulakowski - Chapter 27
    authorbet...

    Mark as Played

    It's the year-end edition of Your Next Great Read. No guest this month so Hannah and I took a few minutes to talk about our favorite and least favorite reads from this year as well as our regular conversation about what we're reading and why you might enjoy it too.

    Remember - you can purchase all the books mentioned on the show through the links below or by visiting the Next Great Read store on Bookshop.org.

    Connect with Han...

    Mark as Played

    It's Chapter 32 of the Okie Bookcast!

    Today I talk with Kylar Merrell, comic writer and artist and the driving force behind Foreign Press Comics - an Oklahoma-based publisher. Kylar has created several titles, including Terminal, Valkyrian, and his contributions to the newly released Fletcher Cross anthology. He's also the host of the Comics Unscripted podcast. He describes himself as a fifth grade science teacher by day and...

    Mark as Played

    It's Chapter 31 of the Okie Bookcast!

    My guest is award-winning children's author, Mariana Llanos. Mariana is a Peruvian-born writer of children’s books who has lived in Oklahoma since 2002 and started her publishing career in 2013 with her book Tristan Wolf. She is the author of 12 published books, the latest of which, Run Little Chaski, an Inka Trail Adventure, won the 2022 Oklahoma Book Award in the children’s books categ...

    Mark as Played

    It's a family affair on Your Next Great Read! Co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Joy Herron are joined by special guest, Susan Hall (J's Mom and Hannah's Grammie). We're talking about what we're reading, why we love it, and why you might love it, too.

    We've got something for everyone in this conversation - children's books, comics, thrillers, historical fiction, and more.

    Remember - you can purchase all the books...

    Mark as Played

    My guest for Chapter 30 of the Bookcast is Rilla Askew. 

    Rilla is the author of five novels, a book of stories, and a collection of creative nonfiction, MOST AMERICAN: NOTES FROM A WOUNDED PLACE, which was long-listed for the PEN/America Award for the Art of the Essay. She’s a PEN/Faulkner finalist, recipient of the Western Heritage Award, Oklahoma Book Award, and a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and L...

    Mark as Played

    Chapter 29 of the Bookcast welcomes back Oklahoma author and entrepreneur, Jeremie Kubicek to talk about his latest book, The Peace Index, which released this fall.
    Jeremie is the Co-Founder of GiANT, a company that certifies coaches and consultants that serve companies and their employees. Jeremie has started over 20 companies while living in Oklahoma City, Moscow, Atlanta and London. He is also a sought-after communicator and con...

    Mark as Played

    Find your next favorite book with co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Joy Herron and special guest, Devin Green. We're talking about what we're reading, why we love it, and why you might love it, too.

    We've got something for everyone in this conversation - sharks to pop stars to space opera to happiness to the end of the world.

    Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | Instagram

    This month's books:
    Devin
    There Are No Ordinary Pe...

    Mark as Played

    My guest for Chapter 28 is William Bernhardt,  best-selling author of over 50 books who has sold millions of copies in his three legal thrillers series featuring Ben Kincaid, Daniel Pike, and Kenzi Rivera, respectively. He’s also written several standalone novels, including his most recent book - Plot / Counterplot - which is available now. Beyond fiction writing, Bill has authored two books of poetry (with a third on the way) and ...

    Mark as Played

    It's the Bookcast Birthday! This episode marks a year since the podcast launched on October 5, 2021. A huge "Thank you!" to everyone who has been with it from the beginning and to those who are just finding us. If you enjoy the podcast, consider taking a second to share it with a friend or twenty. 

    My guest is Betsey Kulakowski. Betsey is a federally trained investigator and full-time safety professional with a degree in...

    Mark as Played

    Find your next favorite book with co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Joy Herron and special guest, Scott McMurry. We're talking about what we're reading, why we love it, and why you might love it, too. 

    This episode we range from month-old titles to a book from 1895. There's something for every reader.

    Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | Instagram

    This month's books:

    Scott
    Leadership - Henry Kissinger
    Brothers of Earth - b...

    Mark as Played

    The 50 Essential Oklahoma Reads list is live! Head to okiebookcast.com/50reads to get your copy today. Let the reading (and debating?) begin!

    My guest for Chapter 26 is Kevin DeShazo. Kevin is a speaker, consultant, author, and podcaster whose single focus is on helping people get better. His primary work is in the leadership space, particularly with student athletes and college athletic departments. He's authored three books: i...

    Mark as Played

    Welcome to Volume Two of Behind the Rain: An Audio Anthology of Oklahoma Poetry. 
    I'm excited to share with you the work of these 11 Oklahoma poets. 

    Hollis and Poteau - Seth Copeland

  • Twitter: @SethTCopeland
  • Website: https://neutralspaces.co/seth_t_copeland/
  • A Whitman Kind of Worship - Kara Bullen

    Heart Memory - Breanne Lynnett

  • Instagram: @breannelynnett
  • Super Man - MAC Woods

  • Instagram: @mac_since1985
  • No Questions Allowed - A...

    Mark as Played

    I got to hang out at WriterCon in OKC for a couple of days where I spent time talking with authors about their work. This episode is a compilation of those conversations with each author giving a 60-second talk about one of their books.

    In this episode, you'll hear from 22 authors from all over the country. Everything from children's books to mysteries to thrillers about Bigfoot. You're sure to find a book or two to lov...

    Mark as Played

    My guest is Oscar Hokeah. Oscar is a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, transnational, and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma. He is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma from his mother (Hokeah and Stopp families), and he has Mexican heritage from his father (Chavez family) who emigrated from...

    Mark as Played

    Since the Bookcast is dedicated to helping curious readers like you find your next great read, we're trying something new to introduce readers to even more books.

    Your Next Great Read is a conversation between co-hosts J Hall and Hannah Herron about the books they are reading and ones they love.

    Connect with Hannah: website | Twitter | Instagram

    This Month's Books:
    Hannah
    Intensity - Dean Koontz
    Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir
    A He...

    Mark as Played

    Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish I could get more books read"? Then this is the conversation for you! I talk with professor, content manager, and uberreader Kenna Griffin about her tips and strategies for reading 150 books a year. We also talk about how her reading informs the writing she does as a blogger, editor, and academic.

    If you’re a writer of any kind and any level of experience, I have a quick two-questio...

    Mark as Played

    Popular Podcasts

      Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

      Stuff You Should Know

      If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

      The Piketon Massacre

      The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?

      Crime Junkie

      If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

      Morbid

      It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    Advertise With Us

    For You

      Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

      Connect

      © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.