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A podcast from Imperative Entertainment and Texas Monthly

Boomtown

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15 Episodes • Released Weekly

15 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from Imperative Entertainment and Texas Monthly

Boomtown

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15 Episodes • Released Weekly

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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.

Latest Episode

21 Jul 2020 • 3 mins

Introducing: American Skyjacker

Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.'American Skyjacker: The Final Flight of Martin McNally' is a new 10-episode series from Imperative Entertainment and Pegalo Pictures.Listen for free and subscribe right now:Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices