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Coming in at No. 7 on the list is our "Writer's Room" episode with watchdog reporter Ben Felder. In May, Ben stepped into the booth to discuss his story on undocumented Oklahomans, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.

Coming in at No. 6 on the list is our first episode of "Infinite Danger Room." In the episode, Matt Price and Matt Howlett discuss Marvel killing off a major character in “Civil War II” #3 and announcing several new teams and titles for October as part of a new “Marvel NOW” initiative.

Coming in at No. 5 on the list is our "Writer's Room" episode with health reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove about her March "Epidemic Ignored" story on mental health treatment and criminal justice reform. She details the life of Justus Skyler Cobbs, a 21-year-old man who is being housed at a prison, although he has a long history of mental health issues and is developmentally delayed. We also hear from his grandmother Debbie Chastain about his health struggles throughout the years.

Coming in at No. 4 on the list is our "Writer's Room" episode with health reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove after her first "Epidemic Ignored" piece published in January.  Jaclyn talks about her yearlong investigation into Oklahoma’s mental health system. We also hear from Commissioner Terri White, of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Gov. Mary Fallin. 

Coming in at No. 3 on the list is enterprise editor Phil O'Connor and reporter Adam Kemp's discussion on the reporting process of Kemp's series "Hunting Holtzclaw." For those unfamiliar with the case, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years in prison in January for sexually assaulting women while on duty.

Coming in at No. 2 on the list is another "Writer's Room" episode with health reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove about her "Epidemic Ignored" series. In this episode, Jaclyn talks about her latest four-part series examining the consequences of Oklahoma investing its resources into jails and prisons, instead of treatment facilities and its mental health system. 

Our top SoundCloud podcast of the year was an episode of "Thunder Buddies," which was hosted by Anthony Slater and Berry Tramel after a game against the Golden State Warriors.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to follow us on SoundCloud and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes. There will be more to come in 2017.


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Tiffany Gibson

Tiffany Gibson has worked for The Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the enterprise team and digital desk. In addition to writing and web editing, she creates interactive features for and assists with data visualization and... Read more ›