Waco’s First Troll: William Cowper Brann

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.

Follow us:

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 Charity Champions Podcast.

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.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Support the show on Anchor.
Album artwork courtesy of the Texas Collection.
randy and stephen

Courtesy of the Waco Tribune-Herald

Drop Us a Line!

We’d love to hear from our listeners! Got an idea for an episode? Like to leave a comment? Let us know by filling out the form below: