Reviews
You can’t build windmills and batteries without oil. And nobody talks about the unintended consequences such as disposal and waste of these batteries. Mining would have to stop completely… back to caves I guess?
Retzko1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
Learned a lot from this podcast and listened to it driving to vacation. Got to see how this cycle impacts the entire community and how hard it is live and plan
Andrewside via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
I listened to this whole podcast in two days while painting my house. It moves along quick enough to keep your interest yet is detailed enough to really learn about these topics. Looking forward to more podcasts (hopefully) by Christian!
katiefenster via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/21
‘Boomtown’ is a fascinating look at the rise and fall of oil towns, specifically in Texas’s Permian Basin but by extension in other states, too. The series comes at the topic from some unexpected perspectives, including the tension between lifelong ranchers and oil drillers; the two episodes on...Read full review »
wahistorian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/21
Five stars.
anthony sti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/21
So informative yet very entertaining! So well done. Enjoyed every minute of it!
Nanner611 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/21
I loved this podcast. The series provides historical perspective on a key part of the US economy. It is also a story of human interest as it covers the innovators, billionaires, the hard hats, and the surrounding businesses to support the industry. I was fascinated by the colorful stories of some...Read full review »
JJShrop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
A comprehensive look into the culture, economy, and many doubled edged swords of West Texas oil towns and landscape. It was a very enjoyable and interesting listen!
EmilyAnn5228 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/15/21
I found this podcast interesting and educational. I like that while the host is from the Permian, I didn’t feel like he was pressing listeners to oppose renewable energy or be more “for” oil & gas. It was good reporting and I like learning about the Permian and the culture, landscape and...Read full review »
Rlmurra2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
I am unsubscribing. In one side you are on the side of climate & workers, on the other you (implicitly) support the dark web & those unpatriotic “patriots.” Are you so desperate?
Filly Bu$ter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/21
Love the soundtrack love that steel guitar
Maggie08102008 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/21
If your not petroleum educated and not familiar with one of the top areas for the oil industry areas in the nation then a must listen. If you are familiar then still a must listen to learn stories that may or may not be in the headlines
rookieOY via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/21
Had no idea what he was saying at first - oil is a one syllable word in Texas I guess! Very interesting story. Well done.
ThunderRoad07 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/24/21
I accidentally tripped and fell into West Texas and I can’t get enough! Not only is Christian is an amazing writer and story teller but the story of Boomtown is captivating. I didn’t know how much I didn’t know about the oil and gas industry in the US. The series is informative, but so personal,...Read full review »
Evergreen30 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/21
Interesting topic and the host is pitch perfect.
Flickster1000 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/30/21
I have lived in Texas my whole life. Lots of information and facets of this area of Texas that I had never considered. The last interview with the reporters parents was a great ending about life in the Permian Basin.
jmark93 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/21
Criminals
Melchor214 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/21
Was it entertaining? Yes. Did I want more depth? Yes. Is Chris Wallace an amazing voice to listen to? Yes. For me, the series was a shallow look that at the oil industry and its tendrils that only gestures at deeper topics. I wish there had been a more complex analysis of relationship between...Read full review »
385483 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
Episodes 1-4 are great - talking about the actual oil patch, the people, the Permian Basin. Then they wasted two episodes on “sex workers” in the patch - wasting time on a drive-in coffee shop where the women wear lingerie and narrated by a woman with terminal vocal fry. Unlistenable and...Read full review »
Random clever name via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
I didn’t know anything about west texas or oil and this podcast was extremely well done. I loved it and I have zero interest in any of it. Great work.
D8532589 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
Listened to it during a road trip. We are from IA so don’t know much about the oil industry. Very well done!
Adventure Pirate via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
Such a thoughtful well made podcast. Breaks my heart that it’s over.
KipMcN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
Supper informative and leaves me wanting to learn more.
Bre3398 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/20
Lots of misinformation and political talk plague most people’s understanding of “big oil” and “fracking”. This podcast does a fantastic job of capturing the heart of the industry, the economics of oil booms, and its impact on people. Very well done!
Mighty man One .. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/20
This very very interesting and well done podcast gave me an even greater love for my beautiful home state of Texas!! So proud to be a Texan!!💖
lyontracker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/20
For those who don’t know about the Oil and Gas industry and how important the Permian Basin is- this podcast is for you. I’ve recommended it to all my friends. It offers a true insight to the people who live and die with the price per barrel, and the stalwart families that have survived it all.
DirtyLulu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/20
I really enjoyed this history of Texas! Well done Christian Wallace! It was hard to get thru episodes 5&6 with Susan narrating, however. Not a good podcast voice. Teenage valley girl comes to mind.
Bakersone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/20
Fantastic series of 11 podcasts on an area we all hear about in the news but never really know anything. I loved all the diverse viewpoints and it’s unusual relevancy. Great research and a wonderful host.
Ifonlyicouldreadit via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/14/20
Worth a listen!
kleinwild via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/20
Lots of good information, interesting people and fantastic stories. Really enjoyed it. I hope Christian Wallace does another podcast soon of the same caliber.
Gesahero via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/20
This is the first in-depth dive into oil that I have seen. Season 2 you need to interview some powerful oil executives. Keep up the great work covering how the oil booms and busts work.
FiveisFun via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/06/20
Well written and thought out podcast!! Entertaining while also very informative. Give us another season!!
Oil&Gas Gals via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/02/20
I grew up in the oilfield. McCamey was my home and I worked in the oilfield around Big Lake. I escaped via the US Navy before the 80’s bust. Great podcast. Brings back a lot of memories.
garystacy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/20
This podcast is awesome! Highly entertaining and illuminating. Chock full of colorful characters. Well done! 👏🏼
dumford via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/20
I lived this experience in real time. “Biggest boom in history!” “This is THE big one, gonna last 10 years!” Sadly if it sounds too good...it is. 5 stars for Pake Rossi - got all 4 albums on Apple Music. Keep pickin’ brother, you’re the Permian Chris Knight.
Dr James Ray Edwards, DC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/20
What a great podcast. Growing up in a small town in Texas is something you can’t explain. It’s just something you know and it’s not something anyone outside of it can fully appreciate. Thank you for talking about it. I miss Texas so dang much.
Terry_Full via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/20
Really good storytelling. Wallace has a good way of transporting you to a different part of the world.
briarwoodlane via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/20
Listening to the beginning of this podcast in 2020 was like a terrible dramatic irony whenever they talked about the boom weakening in 2019, since we all knew the result during this pandemic. As a Houston native, there’s so much history and culture underlying our big oil business but I loved...Read full review »
Lek387 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/20
Great story that opened up my eyes to the oil industry. Plenty of heart too which makes for depth in the story.
AceRACER777 via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/21/20
Evidence that truth really is stranger than fiction. Really well narrated and produced. Well done a Christian. Great music from your buddy too, he has a future outside the patch. I wish you both well.
The whiteink's on the wall via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/16/20
Love it! I live in west Texas and you’re doing a great job of telling the true west Texas story.
Rlment via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/20
This was so interesting since it explored so many different sides to an issue that I did not know much about. I also really liked the interjection of your family and other locals in the interviews. Will definitely recommend.
working hard with podcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/20
I’ve been listening to this podcast over the past few days, and I have found it fascinating and so helpful and informative. I’ve never personally been to West Texas, but I feel as though I’ve visited in person. Your love for the people and land I’ve learned about is very evident throughout this...Read full review »
Alexa9909 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/20
Give it sometime and don’t quit after one episode. The story gets interesting. There’s a great sub-podcast, with the tongue in cheek name, Boobtown, in the middle, that actually provides a really interesting, if not sad, side to this comprehensive story.
Schoncher via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/20
Thank you for doing a follow up during the oil price war!
ebsl xfe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/20
This show is really well researched and produced and tells some really fascinating stories each episode. I personally enjoy the series because my Dad and his family are from West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. It really connects a lot of dots for me which is especially meaningful as much of the...Read full review »
dj2001man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/20
I learned so much. I loved the weaving of science, history, politics and energy markets. I appreciated the character development of each person introduced in the podcast ... it takes a great host to tastefully “humanize” all these rich individual stories and do justice to complex and fascinating...Read full review »
BZN Mama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
This is a serious flaw
nancylaplaca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/20
I loved this podcast! I’m not from Texas and had never heard of the Boom/Bust culture that went on in regards to the oil fields! This podcast does a great job at focusing on all different aspects of the Booms from the oil fields themselves to the people of the towns. Super thorough, would...Read full review »
sophstribean via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/03/20
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