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Boomtown

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A weekly Society, Culture and News podcast featuring Christian Wallace
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In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and from the traveling exotic dancer following the trail of money to those who worry that our planet is on a path to destruction. Meet the people cashing in and those just trying to get by as the world around them is turned upside down.
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Beautiful production and engaged narration really brings these wide-ranging stories of life in the Permian Basin. If you love American history, the history of oil boom and bust, or like me you're engaged with climate action and want to better u
If you use oil - which is all of us - you should listen to this podcast, which is an excellent recap of both the history of the oil industry and its impact on the places where oil is extracted. If that sounds dry, it's not - explorations of acc
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