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#238: CATI Watches: Lone Wolf McQuade

73 minutes

1983 is one of the high-water marks in American cinema history. But in mid-April 1983 history was changed forever when Chuck Norris kick-punched his way into our young hearts. Crossbows, shoguns, spinning heel kicks, and warm Pearl beer. This week—with special returning guest Stephen Guerra from the Beyond the Big Screen podcast—we examine one of the great works of Texas cinema.


#237: Wilds Richardson and the Polar Bear Expedition

20 minutes

He was a Texan soldier who became a trailblazer in the development of the Alaska territory. Later he led American troops in their intervention into the Russian Civil War.


#236: George Foreman: Part 2

26 minutes

From taciturn champ to loveable pitchman, this native Texan’s career included a break so long, it was longer than most people’s careers. This week we bring you part two of the life of Texas boxing legend George Foreman.


#235: George Foreman: Part 1

25 minutes

From taciturn champ to loveable pitchman, this native Texan’s career included a break so long, it was longer than most people’s careers. Today we’re talking about a Texas boxing legend.


#234: Sea-Arama

32 minutes

Like most people, when it’s cold and windy outside, all we can think about are sun, snakes, skis, and porpoises. Not to mention llamas and fishes. That’s right, we’re talking about Sea-Arama, that wonderful, long-lost jewel of Galveston Island.


#233: Jacob Snively and the Invincibles

28 minutes

In 1843, a group of Texans set out in an ill-fated expedition to raid the famed trading caravans of the Santa Fe Trail, and sparked an international incident thanks to an unexpected encounter with the United States Cavalry. This week we talk about Jacob Snively and the Battalion of Invincibles.


#232: Canton Trade Days

22 minutes

Just south of I-20 in East Texas, the small town of Canton hosts the largest and oldest flea market in history. Today we’re talking about the history of Canton’s First Monday Trade Days!


#231: ‘Colonel’ Edward House—Part Two: The League of Nations

32 minutes

He was a Texas political insider who went from a power broker in the Governor’s Mansion to serving as special political advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. Along the way he played a critical part in America’s role in the First World War and in the creation of the League of Nations. This week we continue our discussion of the Texas Kingmaker, Col. Edward House.


#230: ‘Colonel’ Edward House—Part One: Texas Kingmaker

27 minutes

He was a Texas political insider who went from a power broker in the Governor’s Mansion to serving as special political advisor to President Woodrow Wilson. Along the way he played a critical part in America’s role in the First World War and in the creation of the League of Nations. This week we talk about the Texas Kingmaker, Col. Edward House.


#229: New Mexico Campaign of 1862

39 minutes

In 1862, the Confederate military launched an ambitious campaign from Texas to lay claim to the lands and riches of New Mexico and Arizona, culminating in disastrous defeat. This week we continue our series digging deeper into the details of Texas in the Civil War.

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