brainstaple logo Brainstaple

Your Hosts

Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#294: Jane Long

24 minutes

She spent a terrible winter practically alone in an isolated fort on the Texas coast. She was starving, sick, fought off Indian attacks, and even had a baby. Along the way, she became renowned as the Mother of Texas.


#293: Top Texan 2019: The Aftermath

56 minutes

In celebration of Texas History month, the Texas General Land Office ran a ‘March Madness’ style tournament to determine the ‘greatest’ Texan. This week we have a special discussion with the man responsible for that tournament, James Harkins, the Director of Public Services of the Texas General Land Office.


#292: Top Texan 2019: Round Three

17 minutes

In celebration of Texas History month, the Texas General Land Office is running a March Madness style tournament to determine the ‘greatest’ Texan. We take a look at the brackets and inform you about some of these impressive Texans of history.


#291: Top Texan 2019: Round Two

18 minutes

In celebration of Texas History month, the Texas General Land Office is running a March Madness style tournament to determine the ‘greatest’ Texan. We take a look at the brackets and inform you about some of these impressive Texans of history.


#290: Top Texan 2019: Round One

51 minutes

In celebration of Texas History month, the Texas General Land Office is running a March Madness style tournament to determine the ‘greatest’ Texan. We take a look at the brackets and inform you about some of these impressive Texans of history.


#289: CATI Watches: True Stories

40 minutes

Its a 1986 film about small town Texas set during the sesquicentennial directed by the lead singer of one of the seminal avant garde rock bands. This week we are talking about the movie True Stories.


#288: Don Henley and the Eagles: Part Two

29 minutes

He was a member of one of the most iconic rock bands in American history and a successful solo artist. The country roots he developed in his small East Texas hometown shine through in all his music. Today, we continue our discussion of Don Henley.


#287: Don Henley and the Eagles: Part One

30 minutes

He was a member of one of the most iconic rock bands in American history and a successful solo artist. The country roots he developed in his small East Texas hometown shine through in all his music. Today, we’re talking about Don Henley.


#286: Best of Come and Take It: Bessie Coleman

10 minutes

Sharing once again one of our favorite subjects. There have been many great women in Texas history. Some were pioneers who scraped out an existence at the edge of the prairie like Jane Long. Others were reached the top of the male-dominated political world, like Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, or Kay Bailey Hutchins. Today we’re going to take a look at the life of Bessie Coleman, a native of small town Texas who became the first African-American woman pilot in American history.


#285: Barry White

29 minutes

Some say his voice sounds like if chocolate fudge cake could sing. Through a career that spanned decades his remarkable voice made its mark on the music of our time. Today we’re talking about The Walrus of Love, Barry White.

Page 1 of 30