Shift Happens

A brother reminds his twin of his past failures of building inventions based on indie movies. Inspired by the following Oklahoma made films: Shifter, Electric NostalgiaThe Posthuman Project, and The Jurassic Games.


This entire short (except the music) was made by Dennis Spielman. See how it was made in a special behind-the-scenes video by joining us on Patreon!

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Banquet Cinema Pub

Banquet Cinema Pub in Oklahoma City is both a restaurant pub and a movie theater, making for a unique social experience. In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, hear from Hunter Wheat and Jeff Patton about how this place is unique to the state, including why they’re great for a date night.

Banquet Cinema Pub is located at 800 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City. For more information, including showtimes, visit them at banquetcinema.com.

Ofelia Cancio – A Civil Engineer EIT

A new, previously unreleased Yes! Science! interview from last year is now available. As personal matters came up for Ofelia, the final approval to publish wasn’t obtained until recently. Since this video was recorded last year, it’s part of the season two collection, however, it features the new one. Enjoy!


Ofelia Cancio graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Professional Bachelor of Architecture. She spent five years working as part of a structural bridge design team prior to moving into her current position at Huitt-Zollars, Inc. as a Civil Engineer EIT focusing on urban land and infrastructure development. While studying architecture, Ofelia traveled to Europe to study urban planning and conduct analysis of the “walkable city” design sensitivity on different scales of the human environment. In engineering school, she conducted research on the performance of underdrain systems for bridge abutments in Oklahoma and the surrounding states.

She is passionate about place-making, improving infrastructure, and designing healthy communities in which people and businesses can flourish and thrive. She is a sustainability champion for Huitt-Zollars, a member of the Oklahoma Bricktown Design Review Committee, a member of the Oklahoma Chapter for Urban Land Institute, Chair of the Academy of Engineering for Capitol Hill High School, and is actively engaged in her community by mentoring young women and men who are interested in the built environment.


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Season 3 of Yes! Science! premieres Saturday, March 16th!

Oklahoma City Chili

In preparation for National Chili Day next week, Uncovering Oklahoma visited three restaurants in the Oklahoma City metro that serve bowls of chili as part of their regular menu. For this story, Dennis Spielman traveled to Flint in Downtown Oklahoma City for their Bison Chili, The Red Cup in OKC for their vegetarian chili, and The Diner in Downtown Norman for their Championship Chili. The chili featured from each place is completely different from each other. Not only do all of these venues offer bowls of chili, but they also feature it on other menu items such as burgers.

National Chili Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in February, which will be on February 28th for 2019.

Be sure to read the full story at Uncovering Oklahoma for more information about these places, including some recommendations to other restaurants.

Season 3 of Yes! Science!

Significant changes are happening for the third season of Yes! Science! The format of the series is shifting from documentary to a live-studio audience talk show that will be hosted by Pallas the Librarian. The series will still focus on interviewing women in STEM fields, but will also include fun experiments and book recommendations.

Episodes will be produced monthly, with the new season kicking off on March 16th. The first episode will be at Walker Terrace in Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. Doors will open at 10 am for coffee and networking, with the show starting at 11 am and ending around noon. We’re doing it this way with the idea is that you’ll be able to see a show, have lunch afterward, and have your evening free for otherevents. Save the date as tickets will be available soon!

To accompany the new format, Yes! Science! has a new logo designed by Christie Owen. Thank you, Christie, for the fantastic logo!

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We’re excited for the future of Yes! Science! We look forward to you joining us!

Ganache Patisserie

Started by husband and wife Laura Szyld and Matt Ruggi, Ganache Patisserie is a European style café and bakery where you can take apart the balance of flavors in your mouth. When you come to Ganache in Oklahoma City’s Chisholm Creek district, Matt encourages guests to enjoy every flavor and relax.

In this Uncovering Oklahoma story, Dennis Spielman interviewed Laura Szyld and Matt Ruggi about what visitors can expect from Ganache Patisserie, including what makes their place great for a date night.

Ganache Patisserie is located at 13230 Pawnee Drive in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit them at https://www.ganacheokc.com