The Imaginary Oklahoma Podcast

by This Land

What do you think about when you think about Oklahoma?

Imaginary Oklahoma is a new podcast from This Land Press, KOSU, and The Association for Independents in Radio that asks just that question to a group of America’s best fiction writers. The audio series is based on the book “Imaginary Oklahoma” 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.