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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#136: Pappy O'Daniel

19 minutes

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He was a business executive and radio star who managed to parlay his fame into the Texas Governor’s Mansion and the U.S. Senate. He also became the only person who defeated LBJ in an election. This week we look at the life and career of W. Lee Pappy O’Daniel.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite classic Texas dry good?

  • Please pass the biscuits Pappy!
  • A 1941 broadcast from Governor Pappy
  • Governor Pappy’s farewell broadcast as he heads off to the Senate

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