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Parlor OKC

In this in-depth Uncovering Oklahoma episode, Jabee and Dana Gillett interview the people behind Parlor OKC and its restaurant concepts in Automobile Alley. They visit with Burger Pig, El Guate, Graffiti, Mother Clucker, Pachinko Parlor, Providence Pizza, and Sura Eats, as well as Parlor’s lead bartender, Katie Prouty.

I took what learned from filming my episode on The Collective and sought to make this one better. Trying to interview everyone in one day wasn’t going to work, so I broke this into two days. For variety, pacing, and scheduling, Dana interviewed everyone on the bottom floor while Jabee took care of the second. Dana and I spent four hours while Jabee and I spent two. Technically, I spent more than two days filming as there’s also b-roll from my various visits, like the media preview event. I could’ve used more b-roll, which I didn’t realize what I was missing until editing it this week and I wanted to get it out today. Originally, I wanted to release it last week, but I had the flu and I didn’t get much of anything done.

Overall, I’m happy with how well this episode turned out! I think it’s an improvement over my last food hall themed episode, but we’ll see how it performs.

I hope you enjoy this 25-minute long episode of Uncovering Oklahoma.

Ghost Stories along the OKC Streetcar

Author and host of the Oklahoma City Ghost Tours, Jeff Provine lead Caitlin Ford from EMBARK on a ghost tour along the streetcar route. Stops include Automobile Alley, Downtown, Bricktown, and Midtown.

If you haven’t already listened to the Tales Unveiled episode, we recorded that the same day as this video. Once we finished the video at Scissortail Park, we started the podcast right there.

I want to give a huge thank you to EMBARK and the OKC Streetcar for sponsoring this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma! Their transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and improving air quality. Learn more at and then explore the city using public transportation.

We’re planning more branded videos in the future. We’re talking about doing one for Downtown in December, so I’m excited to see where this partnership leads in the future. 

Embark on a Ghost Streetcar Tour

Geoff and Sam travel on the Oklahoma City Streetcar with Caitlin Ford from EMBARK where the professor shares ghost stories he’s collected along the route. 

I’m excited that this episode of Tales Unveiled is brought to you by EMBARK – providing streetcar, ferry transit, bike share, and bus services in Oklahoma City and Norman. Their transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and improving air quality. Learn more at and then explore the city using public transportation. 

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Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by me, Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine.

Thank you to Caitlin Ford and EMBARK working with us on this episode.

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Behind the Scenes Commentary (Spoilers)

I partnered with EMBARK for both Uncovering Oklahoma and Tales Unveiled to talk about ghost stories along the streetcar route. On the same day we recorded this podcast, we also shot an episode for Uncovering Oklahoma, which will be out very soon once the second revision is approved.

Recording on a live streetcar had its production challenges, but we adapted. For example, we worked with the streetcar announcements into our storytelling. Granted, you won’t be able to get on the streetcar and listen to this episode in-sync because of logistics, but I think it would be fun to listen to while taking a ride.

We did record this episode on Monday and since it’s a sponsored episode, I moved our show schedule so it could be released on Friday. In our recorded quey, we have stories from Chandler, Tulsa, and Enid. The Chandler has been edited and I’m editing the others.

In this episode, we joke about staying overnight at City Hall with Mayor David Holt. Should we do that for real? I’m worried about nothing happening and the story turns out boring. I don’t know. We’ll see. Probably not going to happen.

Who is this mystery riding the professor was watching? Let’s just say, we have a big reveal for our season finale.

I’m looking forward to working with EMBARK on future projects. We’ve discussed Uncovering Oklahoma episodes about art museums along the streetcar, Downtown in December, and using all of their services in a downtown adventure.

Thank you for listening to Tales Unveiled!

Freezing Cow

Apollo Woods of OKC Black Eats guest hosts this episode of Uncovering Oklahoma where he interviews Sean McCoy and Jordan Lowe of Freezing Cow in Oklahoma City. In addition to being rolled ice cream, Freezing Cow has non-dairy and keto options.

Visit Freezing Cow for yourself at 6401 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City or their website at

The Burger from The Museum Cafe

Creative Burgers Vol 2

In this second installment of creative burgers in Oklahoma, Justin Coleman and Undrell Maholmes go on a taste adventure to S&B’s Burger Joint at their original location in Oklahoma City, then travel to Yukon for the Eggcellent Burger at The Miller Grill, make a quick stop for ice cream at Vacca Territory along Route 66, and end back to OKC for The Burger at The Museum Cafe at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Watch the first volume of creative burgers for more restaurants with great burgers. We do have plans for more volumes next year. We did discuss the idea of doing a Route 66 burger special. If you love what we’re doing, join me on Patreon for early access to my episodes as well as bonus content.

Happy Adventures!

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