Sinopse

Over 100 years ago, my great grandfather, Roy E. Lane made his mark on Waco by designing the ALICO Building, Hippodrome, and other well-known landmarks. With the help of my co-host, Dr. Stephen Sloan of Baylors Institute for Oral History, Im learning about Wacos known and unknown past. Im Randy Lane, and this is the Waco History Podcast. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/waco-history-podcast/support

Episódios

  • Hidden History of Waco

    Hidden History of Waco

    30/10/2020 Duração: 01h01min

    Eric S. Ames joins us again to talk about his new book, Hidden History of Waco. You may remember him from our tornado episode. We discuss stories from the book including the man with two tombs, one of the longest books every written, and the church built in a day! You can find Eric’s book in bookstores near you and online. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waco-history-podcast/support

  • Baseball in Waco

    Baseball in Waco

    22/09/2020 Duração: 36min

    On this episode What do Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt, a one-legged pitcher, and a tornado have in common? They're all a part of Waco's baseball history! Listen as we separate fact from urban legend on this episode of the Waco History Podcast. Learn more about Katy Park on WacoHistory.org.  Learn more about Andrew Lewis Cooper. Thanks to our sponsor: Brotherwell Brewing This episode is brought to you by our friends at Brotherwell Brewing: The Official Local Beer of the Waco History Podcast. Located on historic Bridge Street in Waco, swing by and pick up some of their Waco-themed brews, like “Hidden Heard”: a brown amber lager named for the mammoths that roamed this area tens of thousands of years ago. We talked about them on episode 10! Visit brotherwell.com to learn more about their Growler Club. A year of fills for one low price. About the show The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former Ameri

  • Waco and the Wild Wired West: The End of the Chisholm Trail

    Waco and the Wild Wired West: The End of the Chisholm Trail

    14/08/2020 Duração: 36min

    It's light as air, stronger than whiskey, and cheap as dirt! Stephen finally gets to talk about his love of...barbed wire. That's right! Learn about the technological innovation that changed the West and ended the Chisholm Trail.  Learn more at wacohistorypodcast.com/wired-west. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waco-history-podcast/support

  • Wacos Invisible Icon: Tom Wilson

    Waco's Invisible Icon: Tom Wilson

    22/06/2020 Duração: 24min

    On this episode: Zach Burke joins us to talk about Keep Waco Loud's upcoming podcast series on Wacoan and Iconic Music Producer Tom Wilson. Wilson was instrumental in developing the sounds of many famous artists throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Wilson’s legacy was cemented when he changed history by producing two songs now considered among the greatest in rock and music history. He also reunited a legendary band and acted as the man behind the curtain for a pop art icon’s music career. Tom Wilson worked with The Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, and more. Subscribe to the Invisible Icon: The Tom Wilson Story so you won't miss the first episode on July 7th! You can also subscribe to Keep Waco Loud's podcast feed. Rogue Media Network produces the podcast. Check out all the other great shows they produce.  About the podcast:  The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former Am

  • Wacos brief world record: tree sitting

    Waco's brief world record: tree sitting

    09/06/2020 Duração: 11min

    No doubt kids back in the 1930s were as bored as kids during COVID-19! Their answer: tree sitting. That's right, kids in the 1930s tried to see how long they could stay up in a tree. One Wacoan, Jack Kellner Jr., briefly held the world record by staying in a tree off Homan Ave for more than 156 hours! Listen as Stephen and Randy take a trip into Waco's past: The Waco History Project has more on this moment in time: At 1 p.m. July 16, 1930, Frank Kellner Jr., 12, climbed the cottonwood tree in the backyard of his home, 2324 Homan Ave. — launching the craze in Waco. The News-Tribune reported that the youngster, a 94-pound Boy Scout who looked like he was "out to try anything for glory," had a support team made up of pals Sidney Carlisle, Keith Burns and Maynard G. Darden. The trio sent up three meals a day, made by Frank's enthusiastic mother, in a basket on a rope. Some even climbed up to his quilt-lined and book-laden platform to play a board game to help him while away the hours. Frank's father told reporter

  • Wacos Legend Bearer: Helen Marie Taylor

    Waco's Legend Bearer: Helen Marie Taylor

    25/05/2020 Duração: 53min

    On this episode: Waco’s Legend Bearer: Helen Marie Taylor. She comes from a long line of Wacoans. Her family’s history in the area dates back before the Civil War. Miss Taylor talks about growing up in Waco, acting on Broadway and in Hollywood, and starting the Taylor Museum of Waco History. And now, join us on a trip into Waco’s past. Learn more about Helen Marie Taylor's Museum on WacoHistory.org About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.

  • Wacos Voice: Jules Bledsoe

    Waco's Voice: Jules Bledsoe

    25/03/2020 Duração: 50min

    On this episode of the Waco History Podcast, Dr. Horace Maxile, Associate Professor of Music Theory at Baylor University, joins us to talk about Jules Bledsoe. Julius “Jules” Bledsoe’s extraordinary musical talent transcended racial discrimination of the nineteenth century and established him as a pioneer in American music. Bledsoe was born on December 29, 1897, to Henry and Jessie Bledsoe in Waco. Even as a young child, he loved to sing. Bledsoe first performed publicly at the age of five at New Hope Baptist Church, a church founded by his grandfather in 1866. In 1914, Bledsoe graduated from Central Texas Academy as valedictorian, and travelled to Marshall, Texas, to study liberal arts and music at Bishop College. After graduating magna cum laude in 1918, Bledsoe served as a civilian chaplain for an ROTC program at Virginia Union University in Richmond from 1918 to 1919. About the podcast The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco archi

  • Wacos 9/11 response

    Waco's 9/11 response

    14/02/2020 Duração: 27min

    On this episode: Historian Tye Williams tells talks about Waco's response to 9/11. Tye's father served on the SWAT team that coordinated with the Secret Service detail that protected President Bush on visits to his ranch in Crawford. He tells how the SWAT team's training prepared them for a day like no other. About the Waco History Podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past. Find out more at wacohistorypodcast.com. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wacohistorypodcast Instagram: htt

  • Prohibition in Waco: Live Podcast Recording

    Prohibition in Waco: Live Podcast Recording

    18/12/2019 Duração: 46min

    On this episode: For our second-ever live podcast recording, The Dr. Pepper Museum hosted us to talk about Prohibition in the South. The event kicked off their Prohibition exhibit: Spirited. Catch the exhibit until January 7th at the Dr. Pepper Museum. We had two guests on this show: Dr. Joe Coker teaches in Baylor University's Religion Department. He's studied and written about Prohibition extensively. Pick up his book Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement. Andrew Anderson is the Front of House Manager at Balcones Distilling. He talks about the production of different alcohols, and tells us what life as a bartender would've looked like during Prohibition.  About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Pod

  • Wacos First Troll: William Cowper Brann

    Waco's First Troll: William Cowper Brann

    05/12/2019 Duração: 52min

    In this episode: Bradley T. Turner returns to the studio to talk about William Cowper Brann: Waco's first troll. Brann was a provocative writer born in 1855. His highly opinionated style made him an infamous figure in Waco. So much so that it ended up costing him his life.  About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past. Find out more at wacohistorypodcast.com. Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wacohistorypodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wacohistorypodcast S

  • Wacos Most Jailed Doctor: Charles Lemly

    Waco's Most Jailed Doctor: Charles Lemly

    11/11/2019 Duração: 22min

    On this episode:  Randy and Stephen talk with Dr. Andrew Oestreich, a local chiropractor, about another well-know Waco chiropractor: Dr. Charles Lemly. In that time, practicing Chiropractic wasn't licensed medicine. Charles ended up in jail more than 60 times!  Thanks to Dr. Oestreich for telling about this historic Wacoan. Dr. Andrew Oestreich runs Landmark Chiropractic at the corner of Bosque and Wooded acres, right in front of Target in Waco. About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of

  • The Crash at Crush: Wacos deadliest publicity stunt

    The Crash at Crush: Waco's deadliest publicity stunt

    08/10/2019 Duração: 52min

    In this episode: In our first ever live podcast recording from Pinewood Public House, Author Mike Cox talks with us about the deliberate, high-speed, head-on collision between two locomotives. His recently published book tells the story of American’s deadliest publicity stunt and dispels some of the myths.  About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past. Find out more at wacohistorypodcast.com. Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wacohistorypodcast Instagram: https://www.

  • The White Primary: Waco History Podcast

    The White Primary: Waco History Podcast

    27/08/2019 Duração: 47min

    In this episode: Dr. Katherine K. Walters of the Texas State Historical Association tells us about the 100-year-old Waco court case that sparked civil rights reforms around the country. Follow the TSHA on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateHistoricalAssociation/ About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history. Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past. Find out more at wacohistorypodcast.com. Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wacohistorypodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wacohistorypodcast Suppo

  • Historic Homes Short: The Austin Estate

    Historic Homes Short: The Austin Estate

    30/07/2019 Duração: 02min

    Listen as Historic Waco Homes Expert Dr. Ken Hafertepe talks about the Austin Estate located at 2114 Austin Ave. Book the Austin Estate for your next trip to Waco at austinestatewaco.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waco-history-podcast/support

  • Historic Waco Homes

    Historic Waco Homes

    10/07/2019 Duração: 01h04min

    In this episode: Dr. Ken Haftertepe takes us on a tour of Waco’s famous houses and lesser-known homes. Dr. H just released his book: Historic Homes of Waco, Texas.  In this tour of 120 historic homes in Waco, Texas, Dr. Hafertepe gives readers a glimpse of the surprising variety of styles and stories captured in the houses built by and for Wacoans. Focusing on the period from the 1850s to about 1940, Hafertepe provides not only snapshots of the dwellings in which the people of Waco lived, but also informed hints about how they lived: everyone from the wealthiest merchants to the humblest day laborers. Ken is professor of museum studies and chair of the department. He has taught at Baylor since 2000, before which he was director of academic programs at Historic Deerfield, a museum of New English history and art. He is an authority on the material culture and decorative arts of the United States, especially of Texas. About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Slo

  • The Waco Tornado

    The Waco Tornado

    08/06/2019 Duração: 01h02min

    In this episode In one afternoon, 114 people lost their lives and Downtown Waco’s skyline was forever changed. Eric Ames, Assistant Director for Marketing & Communication for the Baylor University Libraries and ITS, walks us through the day the 1953 tornado touched down. We talk about the damage the storm caused, stories of hope in the aftermath, and ways the tornado’s effects are still felt today. You can find Eric’s book on Waco on Amazon, and most places books are found. Be sure and follow Waco Walks to learn about other historic walks in town.  The photo in the album artwork for this episode was used with permission by the Texas Collection at Baylor University. The Texas Collection is Baylor University's oldest special collections library and serves as the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials on the history, heritage and culture of Texas. Learn more on their website.  About the podcast The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephe

  • The Brazos: Wacos River

    The Brazos: Waco's River

    11/05/2019 Duração: 01h02min

    On this episode: Dr. Kenna Lang Archer, author of "Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River," joins us to talk about Waco's most prominent river. We talk about its history all over the state, and the many attempts to tame it. Check out Dr. Archer's website at kennalangarcher.com. You can find Kenna's book on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble. Special thanks to ACT Music for letting us play "Brazos River Breakdown" at the end of this episode. It's by the Nils Landgren Funk Unit from the album ACT 9455-2 License to Funk. About the Waco History Podcast The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts.  Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free

  • Waco During the Civil War

    Waco During the Civil War

    11/04/2019 Duração: 41min

    Dr. Robert Elder, Assistant Professor of History at Baylor University, joins us about life in Texas leading into the Civil War. We also talk about Sam Houston’s fight to keep Texas in the Union. Dr. Elder specializes in the American South, especially religion, slavery, and intellectual history. His research focuses on the cultural, intellectual, and religious history of the American South in the 19th century. Learn more about Dr. Elder on his Baylor faculty page. About the podcast: The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership and Charity Champions Podcasts.  Stephen heads the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history.  Together they’re telling the

  • Stephen on Downtown Depot

    Stephen on Downtown Depot

    01/03/2019 Duração: 23min

    On today’s episode, Stephen goes on Downtown Depot with Austin Meek. On our last podcast we did a collaboration with a couple of other Waco podcasters: Garrett Simmons of the Wacoans Podcast and Austin Meek of Downtown Depot. Well, Austin recently had Stephen on his show. They talk about how the Wacoan History Podcast got started, the Waco History App, and, because it just won Best Picture at the Oscars, Green Book locations around Waco. If you aren’t already subscribed, I highly recommend finding Downtown Depot in your podcatcher of choice. Or listen to the show on the first and third Fridays of the month at 11:30 AM on 103.3 KWBU. And now, here’s Austin and Stephen. Follow Waco Business News on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. About the Waco History Podcast The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the High Performance Leadership a

  • East Waco: Past, Present, and Future

    East Waco: Past, Present, and Future

    20/02/2019 Duração: 01h39min

    Support the show here: https://anchor.fm/waco-history-podcast/support East Waco is a side of Waco that many locals don't know much about. With recent development in the area, we thought it was a good time to put together a Waco podcasting "dream team" to learn more about where this part of town has been and where it's going. Randy and Stephen welcome local podcasters Austin Meek and Garrett Simmons into the studio to discuss the past, present, and future of East Waco. Austin hosts Downtown Depot, a podcast and radio show produced in Waco. Garrett and his wife host The Wacoans Podcast, and show about people, news, and events in Waco. Immediately following the round-table discussion, listen to interviews with people who live in and work in the East Waco. First is Carla Dotson, Owner and Operator of Boardwalk on Elm, a favorite food truck in East Waco. And lastly, we talk with Doreen Ravenscroft about the Doris Miller Memorial that stands on the East banks of the Brazos.  More about Downtown Depot: https:

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