UNION CITY, TENN. — Discovery Park of America, a 100,000-square-foot museum and 50-acre heritage park in Union City, Tenn. has launched a weekly podcast that can be downloaded from iTunes, Soundcloud and on the organization’s website at DiscoveryParkofAmerica.com/reelfootforward.
Just like the museum where it is produced, the mission of the podcast is to celebrate the region while inspiring listeners to see beyond wherever they currently are in their lives. Hosted by DPA president Scott Williams, the podcast features notable guests who are West Tennessee influencers from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, tourism and more.
“Topics are chosen and the tone of the show is designed to ignite interest in the things we discuss and to inspire listeners to want to discover more,” said Williams. “West Tennessee is full of fascinating, creative people who are making some incredible things happen both around the world and right here at home, so we want to contribute to making their stories known.”
This week’s episode features Lee Wilson, founder of Jackson Escape Rooms. This West Tennessean was a contestant on the CBS reality show “Hunted” where he and close friend Hilmar Skagfield ran from former CIA agents, FBI agents, U.S. Marshals, Homeland Security, the NSA and others. They eventually won the $250,000 first prize.
In addition to sharing his tips on winning a reality show, Wilson gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at how he and his partners are finding success in the world of escape rooms with his latest passion, Jackson Escape Rooms.
Following each interview, listeners will be taken behind-the-scenes to discover something new at the museum and park.
New episodes of “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” will be released each week.
The next episodes feature: Union City fashion entrepreneur Paige Burcham Dennis; Memphian Jireh Breon Holder, a playwright, director and writer on NBC’s hit show, “New Amsterdam;” and Danny Walden from the Dyer County Historical Society sharing the origin, location and details of the lost town of Menglewood, Tenn. that is referenced in “New Minglewood Blues” performed by the Grateful Dead.