“Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” is produced at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee and celebrates the culture, accomplishments and history of West Tennessee while inspiring listeners to see beyond. Hosted by Scott Williams, guests include West Tennessee influencers from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, tourism and more. Like what you hear? Subscribe to “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast” on iTunes and listen to a new episode each week.

Episode 18: Teena Jarmon and the Promethean Foundation

Teena Lairy-Jarmon was born and raised in Union City, left for college and then found her way back home to run the Promethean Foundation, founded by Robert Kirkland that helps provide childcare for at-risk children in the community. MORE>>

Episode 17: Dr. David Coffey

If the Civil War is one of your passions, you’ll love this episode where just one of the many topics is the six-volume American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection to which Dr. Coffey contributed more than 40 entries. MORE>>

Episode 16: Robert Spencer, The Unique Life of a West Tennessee Native

From traveling all over the world to landing home in Jackson, Tenn., Robert Spencer shares his story of what West Tennessee means to him. MORE>>

Episode 15: Bringing Fine Arts to Rural Communities

The mission of the West Tennessee Regional Art Center is “to provide opportunities to participate in, and education through, the arts.” In this episode, Scott talks with Bill Hickerson, the executive director of the WTRAC, and discussed the importance of fine arts in rural communities. MORE>>

Episode 14: The Art of Collecting Antique Tractors

Have you ever wanted to know how to get involved in collecting antique tractors? In this episode, Scott interviews two tractor experts, Wes Collier and Randy Deweese, and asks them what it takes to start a collection. This episode was recorded in front of a live studio audience on the day of the 2019 Antique Tractor Show. MORE>>

Episode 13: John Reitzammer – Sharing the Music Legends of Tennessee with the World

In this episode, John Reitzammer takes us behind-the-scenes of the renovation of the building that now tells the stories of West Tennessee’s musical history. MORE>>

Episode 12: Rusty Robinson, TV and Movie Car Collector and Great Storyteller

Rusty Robinson combined two of his favorite things to create one of the most unique museums in the world, Rusty’s TV and Movie Car Museum in Jackson, Tenn. Rusty’s passion for both cars and entertainment has led to a museum with more than 26 cars on display. MORE>>

 

Episode 11: John Sellers, Making Cups of Coffee for Literacy

John Sellers is a young dad, husband, philanthropist and entrepreneur who, with his wife Courtney, runs Martin Coffeehouse along with six other successful West Tennessee businesses. In this episode, find out what drives John to jump in and make things happen. MORE>>