51 episodes

Plano Podcast is an relaxed, interview-style show focused on Plano, TX.
Our guests tell their stories in their own words. We’re inside our city, just outside of what you might expect.

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Plano Podcast is an relaxed, interview-style show focused on Plano, TX.
Our guests tell their stories in their own words. We’re inside our city, just outside of what you might expect.

    Episode 48 | Coronavirus | Covid-19 Plano Texas

    Episode 48 | Coronavirus | Covid-19 Plano Texas

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in Plano, Texas. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned life upside-down in Plano and around the world. Where can we get testing? Why isn’t the city telling us where COVID-19 positive patients have worked and shopped? When will this be over? We went looking for answers at the city, county and state level, talking to Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu and State Representative Jeff Leach.  Plus, we found a few silver linings — ingenious ways that area residents, businesses and nonprofits are coping during the crisis and helping others — including a platform called Get Shift Done that will help fill understaffed volunteer shifts at nonprofits with furloughed restaurant and service industry employees. Hear from Sejal Desai of the Communities Foundation of Texas about how to get involved.

    • 29 min
    Episode 47 | Rex Burkhead with Robyn Burkhead | Team Jack Trifecta

    Episode 47 | Rex Burkhead with Robyn Burkhead | Team Jack Trifecta

    Plano hometown hero and Super Bowl Champ Rex Burkhead is gearing up for the 4th Annual Team Jack Trifecta, a fundraiser for pediatric brain cancer that takes place in Plano in March 21, 2020. Rex checked in with us again for an update - and this time, he brought his mom, Robyn Burkhead who’s a champ in her own right. Hear their amazing story.

    • 10 min
    Episode 46 | Plano Valentine | Isiah Joshua Jr

    Episode 46 | Plano Valentine | Isiah Joshua Jr

    It's that time of year when we show some love! Allow us introduce you to our Plano Podcast Valentine, the Rev. Isiah Joshua, a beloved pastor and Plano community leader. Hear how he's helped Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church grow by leaps and bounds and why worshipers drive for hours just to hear him preach. Plus, he shares his hopes  and dreams for the city of Plano.

    • 23 min
    Podcast Extra | Officer Parker Retires

    Podcast Extra | Officer Parker Retires

    We can’t let Officer Parker - "OP" - retire this month, after 34 years with Plano PD, without making a splash.  He’s become a beloved Plano character and was one of our favorite podcast interviewees ever. We've pumped up our February 2017 Valentine to OP episode with previously unreleased excerpts as our tribute to this very special man. Hear for yourself why Officer Arthur G. Parker means so much to the community of Plano.

    • 15 min
    Episode 45 | Plano Christmas Traditions

    Episode 45 | Plano Christmas Traditions

    Episode 45 | Plano Christmas Traditions opens the door to some great Christmas traditions both local and international. Not sure what lutefisk or a Lucia celebration is? Never heard of Las Posadas? We’ve got answers. Think all Christmas church services look and feel the same? We take you from one end of the spectrum to another- from Midnight Mass to the Broadway-style production of The Gift of Christmas. Any way you choose to celebrate, we wish you the Merriest of Holiday seasons.

    • 19 min
    Episode 44 | Haunted Plano

    Episode 44 | Haunted Plano

    Haunted Plano. Yes, it's a thing. Do spirits of those who lived in Plano long ago still haunt the halls and streets of our city? Many who live and work in the buildings in historic downtown Plano are convinced there’s ghostly mojo afoot. We take you to three of Plano’s Most Haunted Places and hear stories from Jamey Jamison and Leesie Pool -  two residents who’ve encountered spooky shadows from the past.   The author of Haunted Plano, Texas - aka Plano Podcast producer Mary Jacobs - is our guide.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

KosugiRAGE ,

What a great podcast!

Love being able to learn about Plano directly from people that know it best.

DaxDavis ,

A great view of Plano

I really like the casual style of interviewing. They seem to get the interviewees to relax and really speak their mind. Great job!

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Great local content

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