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Mo’ Curious #6: That American Ideal

Almost as long as there has been a Missouri, there have been idealists in our midst. In 1844, “Doctor” Wilhelm Keil and his followers established the German Communal Society of Bethel in Northeast Missouri. They were followed by an Icarian outpost in 1858 near St. Louis.

In this episode of Mo’ Curious by Missouri Life, you’ll learn about these settlements, what inspired them and how the lineage of radical rural cooperation continues into the 21st century.

This is the first part of a two-part episode on utopias and communes in Missouri.

Keep your shirt on! The second part is coming soon!

(Go ahead and take a listen. There are much worse ways to spend 29 minutes.)

The Mo’ Curious podcast is generously sponsored by Missouri Life.

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Mo’ Curious #5: Missouri Rocks!

The rocks under Missouri are old. Really old. To understand how our state’s geology came to be, Trevor Harris recently talked to a pair of geologists and a cave mapper.

Mo’ Curious is generously sponsored by Missouri Life.

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Mo’ Curious #4: The View from Beacon Hill

Mo’ Curious #4 draws on recent oral histories from a trio of long-time Kansas Citians. The episode is a cultural memory of Beacon Hill, an urban neighborhood in transition.

This audio returns Summer 2021.

Something to look forward to, eh?

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Mo’ Curious #3: The Hawk’s Origin

Mo’ Curious #3 explores the early years of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins when he lived in and near St. Joseph, Missouri.

With support from Missouri Life this audio returns Summer 2021.

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Mo’ Curious #2: Start Your Engines

Mo’ Curious #2: Start Your Engines looks at how Interstate 70 through the State of Missouri has impacted three people’s lives and livelihoods.

This audio is in the shop for a tune-up and will return for an aural test drive in Summer 2021.

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Mo’ Curious #1: Digging Deep

Mo’ Curious # 1: Digging Deep looks at how it was to mine coal and be married to a miner in Macon County, Missouri.

Please pardon us while we make some improvements.

This audio shall return in the Summer of 2021.