East Waco: Past, Present, and Future

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.

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More about The Wacoans Podcast here.

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About the Waco History Podcast

The Waco History Podcast is hosted by Dr. Stephen Sloan. 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.

The Waco History Podcast,  telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past.


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