Just Passing Through

Series produced by This Land Press

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Just Passing Through features tales of Tulsa, Oklahoma from the voices of those who come and go.

The series includes stories from musicians, authors and artists, including nationally syndicated cartoonist Dan Piraro and New York based author, Ginger Strand.


11 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Jonathan Lethem relives horizontality and reads "Ma Bell's," the story he wrote for our Imaginary Oklahoma collection.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 04:33
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The band SHEL is four sisters from Fort Collins, Colorado. Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook. They released their self-titled first album in 201...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 10:16
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Sister Helen Prejean, of "Dead Man Walking" fame, discusses her spiritual awakening and the problems she has with how wealthier people look down on...

Bought by Interfaith Voices, PRX Remix, and WAMC


  • Added: Apr 02, 2012
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 3
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Randy Roberts Potts is known as the gay grandson of the late televangelist and university founder, Oral Roberts. In this segment, Potts remembers t...

Bought by PRX Remix, KUOW, KOSU, and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 4
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Author David Sedaris shoots the shit with This Land. Full transcript below.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Ian Frazier talks to us about his book "Travels in Siberia" and his struggle to accurately portray a foreign country.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 23, 2011
  • Length: 07:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Paula Poundstone has been criss-crossing the country performing as a stand-up comic since she was in her late teens. As a result of traveling so fr...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 07, 2011
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Gordy Ryan has been passing through Tulsa since the mid-80's when he was first invited here by an African student group at TU to give an African dr...

Bought by KOSU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Franklin's grandfather, B.C. Franklin (right), practiced law out of a tent after the riot. , Credit: Image courtesy the Beryl Ford Collection at the Tulsa City-County library
John W. Franklin is the grandson of an African American lawyer who survived the 1921 Tulsa race riot. He’s been coming back to Tulsa since infancy...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KFAI, KOSU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:53
  • Purchases: 4
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Growing up in Tulsa in the 1970's was torturous for Dan Piraro. It was a land full of ignorant cowboys and Christians. Fancying himself an artist, ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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When New York City author Ginger Strand passed through Tulsa, we sat her down and asked her what she thought about our state. The wind, of course, ...

Bought by KOSU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 06, 2011
  • Length: 03:07
  • Purchases: 2