Imaginary Oklahoma

What do you think about when you think about Oklahoma?

Imaginary Oklahoma is a new podcast from KOSU, This Land Press and The Association for Independents in Radio (AIR) that asks just that question to a group of today’s best fiction writers. The new audio series is based on the book "Imaginary Oklahoma" from This Land Press that Paris Review says "manages to raise the stakes of the short-prose form."

From Franz Kafka to Rodgers and Hammerstein, writers both foreign and domestic have been speculating about Oklahoma for more than a century, proving that Oklahoma is more than a place, it’s an idea.

The podcast weaves together flash-fiction stories from the book with captivating sounds to offer a complex picture of the pan-shaped land with a simple, ghostly narrative.

Our new podcast Imaginary Oklahoma is based on the book by the same name from This Land Press in Tulsa and produced in collaboration with the Association of Independents in Radio.

Stories in the podcast are based on what authors outside of Oklahoma imagined about our state. The flash-fiction stories were then taken from the pages of the book and the words were weaved with captivating sounds to create the new podcast.

What do you think about when you think about Oklahoma?