Prohibition in Waco: A Live Podcast Event

We’re proud to partner with the Dr. Pepper Museum to kick off their their “Spirited” exhibit. It’s Friday, November 15th starting at 6 PM at the Dr. Pepper Museum. Tickets are $30 and include some delicious Balcones Whisky.

We’ll host a live recording on Prohibition in Waco with special guests Dr. Joe Coker from Baylor and Andrew Anderson from Balcones Distilling.

Dr. Coker is an expert on prohibition, church history, and religion in the American South. Andrew will talk about the methods of distilling different spirits and popular drinks of the time.  

Learn more about the event by visiting their Facebook event page and buy tickets on their website. This event is only for those 21+. 

About the Waco History Podcast

The Waco History Podcast was started by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy’s great-grandfather was a Roy E. Lane, a celebrated Waco architect. He’s responsible for designing the ALICO Building, Hippodrome, and other Waco landmarks. While searching through his own family history, he looked for a podcast about Waco’s history. When one didn’t exist, he sought out the perfect co-host to help him start one. That’s where Stephen comes in.

Dr. Stephen Sloan is in charge of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University. He’s also a professor of history there. Stephen helped start wacohistory.org, a website devoted to helping people find out more about the city’s past. Together, with a series of guests, they’re looking to tell Waco’s known and unknown stories. 

randy and stephen

Courtesy of the Waco Tribune-Herald

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