Boomtown

A Society, Culture and News podcast featuring
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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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16 episodes
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 understand the people in the oil industry - Boomtown is for you!

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Podcast Details

Created by
Imperative Entertainment and Texas Monthly
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
Dec 2nd, 2019
Latest Episode
Jul 21st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Seasons
1
Episodes
16
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial

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