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#223: Sam Houston and Texas Secession

51 minutes

This week we begin a multi-part series examining in more depth some of the many stories of Texas in the Civil War. First up: the chain of events that led to Texas seceding from the Union.


#222: Arthur ‘Dooley’ Wilson

16 minutes

He was an actor in one of the most notable scenes of cinema of all time, and he’s a Texan to boot! Today we say, Play it again, Sam as we celebrate the life and art of Arthur ‘Dooley’ Wilson.


#221: Battle of the Sexes

26 minutes

If you’re going to play one of the most important tennis matches in history, I guess you better do it in Texas! Today we are discussing the world famous tennis match known as the battle of the sexes.


#220: Texas’ First Thanksgiving

23 minutes

There were no turkeys, pumpkin pies, or Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Texas. In fact, it occurred over 20 years before any Englishman set foot on Plymouth Rock. This week we look at the remarkable story of America’s REAL first Thanksgiving!


#219: Benjamin Lundy

22 minutes

In the early 1830s, a Quaker abolitionist attempted to establish in the Mexican territory of Texas a most remarkable experiment: a colony for freed slaves. This week we talk about Benjamin Lundy and his Texas Freedmen Colony.


#218: Robert E. Howard

30 minutes

He was a small-town boy from Texas whose pulp fiction stories became the very basis of the ‘sword and sorcery’ fantasy genre.


#217: Halloween 2017—The TX Files

50 minutes

Joining us today are two more Michaels, Michael Bennett and Michael Coronado from the TX Files Podcast, and we’re going to have a conversation today about more weird and wild stories and legends from Texas.


#216: Samuel Maverick—Part Two

26 minutes

While James Garner and Mel Gibson may have made the last name famous, the real man’s story was as exciting as anything that’s played out on the big or little screen. Today, we’re not talking about the fictional character Bret Maverick, but real life Texas Hero Samuel Maverick.


#215: Samuel Maverick—Part One

25 minutes

While James Garner and Mel Gibson may have made the last name famous, the real man’s story was as exciting as anything that’s played out on the big or little screen. Today, we’re not talking about the fictional character Bret Maverick, but real life Texas Hero Samuel Maverick.


#214: Anahuac Disturbances—Part Two

25 minutes

In 1832, policy changes within the Mexican government towards the Anglo colonists in Texas led to one of the earliest sparks of the Texas Revolution.

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