How Curious Have you heard some story about Oklahoma and wondered if it was really true? KGOU's Katelyn Howard and Claire Donnelly get to the bottom of legends, rumors, tall tales and other curiosities in Oklahoma.
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Have you heard some story about Oklahoma and wondered if it was really true? KGOU's Katelyn Howard and Claire Donnelly get to the bottom of legends, rumors, tall tales and other curiosities in Oklahoma.

Most Recent Episodes

How Curious: Who is the worst outlaw that became famous in Oklahoma?

Outlaws like Bill Doolin, Bert Casey and Richard "Little Dick" West have gone down in Oklahoma history as accomplished outlaws. But who is the worst outlaw that became famous in Oklahoma?

How Curious: What Oklahoma mound inspired an H.P. Lovecraft story?

Before H.P. Lovecraft was considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, known for his cosmic brand of horror, he made a living ghostwriting for other authors. But was one of these stories inspired by a mound in Oklahoma?

How Curious: Is gold buried in Oklahoma?

Gold has attracted various groups to Oklahoma, ranging from Spanish explorers, notorious outlaws like Jesse James and miners during the state's short-lived gold rush. But is gold and treasure buried in Oklahoma?

How Curious: Why was Oklahoma the last state in the nation to legalize tattooing?

Oklahoma was the last state in the nation to legalize tattooing in 2006. Before then, some residents traveled to surrounding states to get tattooed or set up shop. But why did Oklahoma ban the practice in the early '60s?

How Curious: Why was Oklahoma the last state in the nation to legalize tattooing?

How Curious: Did an Oklahoma City lake revive a movie star?

Belle Isle Lake in Oklahoma City was built in early statehood to generate electricity for the trolley system, becoming a premier destination for swimming and boating. But was the lake responsible for reviving one of the most iconic horror actors of the 20th century?

How Curious: Was An Oklahoma Lawman The Inspiration Behind The Lone Ranger?

Bass Reeves, one of the first Black deputy U.S. marshals west of the Mississippi River, is considered among the most prolific law enforcement officers in American history. But was the character The Lone Ranger based on Reeves?

How Curious: Was An Oklahoma Lawman The Inspiration Behind The Lone Ranger?

"How Curious" Podcast To Return This Fall With New Host

KGOU's signature podcast "How Curious" will return this fall with new host and producer Katelyn Howard.

How Curious: A City That Never Was?

Why is there a Putnam City school district in Oklahoma but no Putnam City?

How Curious: Why Can't You Buy A Car In Oklahoma On Sunday?

KGOU listener John Potts noticed every auto dealership in the state is closed on Sunday, so he asked How Curious for an explanation. It turns out that Oklahoma is one of several states that forbids motor vehicle sales on Sundays.

How Curious: Was Wiley Post A Convicted Felon?

Aviator Wiley Post gained global fame in the 1930s. He was known for smashing around-the-world flight records, but did he also spend time in an Oklahoma prison for a felony?