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#247: Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb

22 minutes

He was famed as a punishment taking brawler and as a tough guy character actor. This week we look at the legend of Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb.


#246: Texas Overland Expedition

36 minutes

This week we present another installment in our series with Professor James Early of San Jacinto College, in which we’re taking a closer look at some of the many stories of Texas in the Civil War. Today we’re talking Texas Overland Expedition, an effort by Union forces to invade Texas and restore the Lone Star State to the Union.


#245: Eugene & Margaret McDermott

29 minutes

Proponents of technology, engineering, sciences, medicine, education, and the arts, for eight decades the McDermott family made a profound mark on the city of Dallas and the state of Texas. This week we honor the life and legacy of Eugene and Margaret McDermott.


#244: Odds and Ends 2018

32 minutes

This week we take a few moments to discuss listener feedback, follow up on some stories, and look at some interesting Texas history tidbits that don’t quite fill up a whole show. It’s time for another edition of Odds and Ends.


#243: The Original Texas Giant: Henry Clay Thruston

23 minutes

He was a 7-foot-7 in giant who fought in the Civil War and spent the last decades of his life in northeast Texas. This week we look at the original Texas Giant, Henry Clay Thruston.


#242: Carol Burnett

33 minutes

One of the most recognizable and influential comedians of all time, her Tarzan yell, and ear-pulling secret message to her beloved grandmother have become a part of America’s psyche. Today we’re talking about San Antonio native Carol Burnett.


#241: Carswell Field

28 minutes

Since 1941, this giant manufacturing plant in Fort Worth has produced some of the most powerful aircraft in the United States Air Force, directly from the assembly line to the flight line of the air base next door. This week we talk about the history of Carswell Field and Air Force Plant Number 4.


#240: Bonham

26 minutes

A Southern lawyer from South Carolina who became a hero of the Alamo. A small north Texas town with roots going back to the mid-1800s that became the birthplace of some of the most famous (and infamous) Texans. A prime example of Depression-era WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps construction. These all have one thing in common: the name Bonham.


#239: Filthy Fifties: The Great Texas Drought

25 minutes

The old testament has a verse, ‘And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land.’ Today we’re talking about the almost biblical SEVEN years of drought that consumed Texas from 1950 to 1957.


#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.

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