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#331: Time for a Siesta

13 minutes

We love Texas. We love talking about Texas. After six and half years of exploring the history and culture of the Lone Star state, we three Texans are ready to take a break.


#330: NYE 2019

22 minutes

If you’re subscribed and caught up, Happy New Year! Today we reflect on some great Texas New Year questions as we look back on 2019 and look forward to 2020.


#329: Best of: A Texas Christmas Classic

16 minutes

On December 23, 1927, a gang of men led by Santa Claus robbed a bank and set off one of the largest manhunts in the history of Texas. It is one of the most astonishing stories of infamy and ineptitude in the history of crime.


#328: Texas Boot Stories Volume One: The Makers

23 minutes

Texas if full of iconic imagery: The Lone Star Flag, the Alamo, cowboy hats, pickup trucks, and—perhaps most iconically—cowboy boots. Today we’re talking about some of the people who put Texan footwear on the map.


#327: Mexican Governors of Texas: Part Two

17 minutes

It’s easy to imagine that Texas sprang into being just in time for the Texas Revolution, but it was actually part of another revolution before that. For thirteen years, Texas was under the control of Mexico and the men in charge of the state were often as idealistic—and flawed—as the men who would run the Republic of Texas after them. Today is part two of the Mexican Governors of Texas.


#326: Mexican Governors of Texas: Part One

17 minutes

It’s easy to imagine that Texas sprang into being just in time for the Texas Revolution, but it was actually part of another revolution before that. For thirteen years, Texas was under the control of Mexico and the men in charge of the state were often as idealistic—and flawed—as the men who would run the Republic of Texas after them. Today is part one of the Mexican Governors of Texas.


#325: CATI Watches: Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier

42 minutes

He heard of Houston an’ Austin so, to the Texas plains he jest had to go, Where freedom was fightin’ another foe, an’ they needed him at the Alamo. This week we talk about the legendary Disney movie ‘Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier’.


#324: Best of CATI: Texas’ First Thanksgiving

24 minutes

This week revisit a holiday favorite. 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!


#323: Waylon Jennings Part Two

22 minutes

He was the ultimate country music outlaw, who broke from the Nashville norm and forged his own path. This week we continue our discussion of the legendary Waylon Jennings.


#322: Waylon Jennings Part One

22 minutes

He was the ultimate country music outlaw, and somehow it’s taken us six years to record an episode on this Texas legend. This week we talk about the one and only Waylon Jennings.

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