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#278: 2018 in Review

22 minutes

This year was quite a ride! Today we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite topics of 2018.

#277: A Texas Christmas Classic

16 minutes

As we prepare for Christmas, let’s take a moment to say thank you with a classic Texas Christmas story. With a twist.

#276: CATI Watches: Urban Cowboy

51 minutes

Do you like confusing narratives, strange pacing, abusive toxic relationships, and great country music of the late 1970s? Boy do we have a movie for you! Today we watch the 1980 classic, Urban Cowboy!

#275: Baron de Bastrop

26 minutes

Dutch Nobleman? American businessman? Embezzler? Con Man? Colonizer? Despite a complicated and contradictory history, what’s clear is that no one played a greater role in helping the Austin family establish the first Anglo colony in Texas. This week we look at the complicated life of the self-styled Baron de Bastrop!

#274: Patrick Swayze

33 minutes

An athlete, a dancer, and an actor, this Texan charmed his way into our hearts with his tough-guy charm and heartbreak smile. Today on Come and Take It, Pain don’t hurt… because we’re paying tribute to the late, great Patrick Swayze.

#273: ‘Cactus Jack’ Garner: Part Two

34 minutes

This week continue our discussion of the first man to be both Speaker of the House and Vice President, Texas’ own John Nance ‘Cactus Jack’ Garner.

#272: ‘Cactus Jack’ Garner: Part One

20 minutes

He was the first Texan to serve as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Vice President of the United States. He was outspoken, cantakerous, and controversial, and relished his nickname ‘Cactus Jack’. This week we cover part one of our discussion of John Nance Garner.

#271: The Road to 254

42 minutes

Texas is big y’all. The massive state is 268,597 square miles, sub-divided into 254 individual counties. Today we’re discussing how much of this beautiful state we’ve actually seen.

#270: Jewish Texans

22 minutes

Since its earliest days, Jewish Texans have played a vital and vibrant role in the life and history of the Lone Star State. This week we celebrate the unique legacy of Jewish Texans.

#269: CATI Watches: Silent Rage

55 minutes

It’s Halloween-time in Texas again! But instead of a spooky ghost tale, we’re going back to the movies, Chuck Norris-style! Today we’re watching 1982’s Chuck Norris epic… Silent Rage!

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