Texas Podcasts


Listen to some great podcasts including tips and advice when living in or visiting the Lone Star State.

Texas Matters: Sex Trafficking Hotels, Dark Money In Texas Supreme Court Elections And Solar Energy A woman who says she was first sex-trafficked at the age of 4 has filed a lawsuit against three north Texas hotel chains. Her suit claims the businesses were complicit by "enjoying the profit from rooms rented for explicit purposes." Sex trafficking is a 100 billion dollar enterprise and it’s is growing. Texas Matters
Dec. 13, 2019: Breaking down Texans at Titans The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson discuss the challenge red-hot Titans QB Ryan Tannehill poses to the Texans and what Deshaun Watson must do to help his team win on this edition of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
TX 11 and 13 primary races should prove entertaining if not honest TX 11 and 13 primary races should prove entertaining if not honest. Pratt on Texas morning update for Friday, 13 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
Ep167: Who's President Trump's biggest defender now? The guy he's called "Lyin' Ted Cruz" As impeachment moves forward in Washington Sen. Ted Cruz has now emerged as perhaps President Donald Trump's biggest defender. Candidates have now lined up for Congress, Texas House, and other offices across the state, with a record number of Republican women running. Texas Take
Dec. 12, 2019: What Titans game means for Texans' playoff chances The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson look at what Sunday’s game at the Titans means for the Texans’ chances of making the playoffs on this edition of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
TribCast: Big new names enter Texas congressional races On this week’s TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Alexa, Patrick and Abby about some recognizable names in Texas congressional races, racist texts from a GOP county official and a leaked Republican Party memo. Texas Tribune TribCast
When will majorities of minorities be "woke" to the Democrat hoax When will majorities of minorities be "woke" to the Democrat hoax. Pratt on Texas morning update for Wednesday, 11 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
96 MJ Hegar: "Texans Have Very Sensitive BS Meters" The Senate candidate outlines her plan to unseat John Cornyn. The National Podcast of Texas
Ep131: Houston mayoral candidate, challenger Tony Buzbee Tony Buzbee, who's headed to a runoff Saturday in the 2019 race for Houston mayor, sat down with Nancy Sarnoff and Chronicle City Hall reporter Jasper Scherer to talk about his rise from small-town kid to millionaire lawyer and mayoral hopeful. This a one of two episodes featuring the candidates for mayor. Looped In
Ep130: Houston mayor candidate, incumbent Sylvester Turner Mayor Sylvester Turner decided what he wanted his future to look like after watching the Kennedy / Nixon debate in 1960. That determination propelled him through school, where he graduated as valedictorian, all the way through Harvard Law, which was not his first choice. Looped In
Democrats, blame yourselves for "sanctuary" resolutions Democrats, blame yourselves for "sanctuary" resolutions. Pratt on Texas morning update for Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
Leadership works. On surprise medical billing Lt. Gov. Patrick shows how. On surprise medical billing Lt. Gov. Patrick shows how. Pratt on Texas morning update for Monday, 09 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
Ep. 77: A bull branded MURDER In 1891, one cowboy murdered another over the ownership of a brindle bull. Other cowboys branded the bull so that all would remember the crime. Some say the bull wanders the trans-pecos to this day, appearing whenever a certain crime occurs. Hear about a bull branded MURDER in the latest episode of Wise About Texas. Wise About Texas
Ep166: A GOP Flameout in Fort Bend and Impeachment Drives Texas Donations to Trump The political career of a Republican lawmaker came to a swift end in the Texas suburbs this week after he made racially offensive comments about Asian Americans. Houston Chronicle reporter Andrea Zelinski has the scoop. Speaking of scoops, Chronicle reporter Taylor Goldenstein has this one: Gov. Texas Take
Dec. 6, 2019: Sizing up Texans vs. Broncos The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, Brian T. Smith and Aaron Wilson break down Sunday’s Texans-Broncos game and delve into defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s overwhelming success against rookie QBs on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Ignoring government spending & debt happens at all levels Ignoring government spending and debt happens at all levels. Pratt on Texas morning update for Friday, 06 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
Dec. 5, 2109: What does win over Patriots do for Texans' perception? The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, Brian T. Smith and Aaron Wilson revisit the Texans’ victory over the Patriots and what it means to the perception of the team locally and nationally on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Democrats, where is the "abuse of power" or illegality? Democrats, where is the "abuse of power" or illegality? Pratt on Texas morning update for Thursday, 05 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
Statesman's Politifact wastes everyone's time on latest Sid Miller obsession The Austin American-Statesman's Politifact wastes everyone's time on its latest Sid Miller obsession. From Pratt on Texas on Wednesday, 4 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
95 Texas Traditions' Lee and Carrlyn Miller on the Tao of the Perfect Cowboy Boot The acclaimed Austin bootmakers break down their custom fusion of foot measurement, tradition and refined style. The National Podcast of Texas
TribCast: Rick Miller steps in it with comments on Asian opponents On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Matthew, Emma and Alex about a state lawmaker who suggested his election opponents were running because they're Asian, and the latest on the presidential race in Texas. Texas Tribune TribCast
Legislative Budget Board shake-up needed Legislative Budget Board shake-up needed. Pratt on Texas morning update for Wednesday, 04 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
The 2019 Congressional Pig Book The 2019 Congressional Pig Book. Pratt on Texas morning update for Tuesday, 03 December 2019. Pratt on Texas
Nov. 28, 2019: How do Texans stop Tom Brady, Patriots? The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson examine the matchup between the Patriots’ offense that has struggled at times and the Texans’ defense on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Thanksgivings 11-28-2019 Thanksgivings 11-28-2019. Pratt on Texas morning update for Thursday, 28 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Nov. 27, 2019: How can Texans crack stout Patriots defense? The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson discuss how the Texans’ offense will attack a Patriots defense whose numbers ranking among the best units in NFL history on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
94 Ryan Holiday's New Book About Achieving Stillness Is Not At All About Meditation The author of Stillness Is The Key details a powerful antidote for our noisy times. The National Podcast of Texas
TEA rules to protect free speech rights of Fort Worth teacher; ISD officials should be sued for suppression of those rights TEA rules to protect free speech rights of Fort Worth teacher; ISD officials should be sued for suppression of those rights. Pratt on Texas morning update for Wednesday, 27 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Trump sends park rangers to help police our border Trump sends park rangers to help police our border. Pratt on Texas morning update for Tuesday, 26 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Julián Castro's Twitter feed won't win many undecided voters Julián Castro's Twitter feed won't win many undecided voters. Pratt on Texas morning update for Monday, 25 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Ep165: President Trump Comes to Texas, Dan Patrick Hangs with Kanye West President Trump made yet another trip to Texas this week, this time to tour the Apple campus in Austin to put a focus on the economy. But he ended up talking about the impeachment proceedings anyway. Plus Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spent time with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West in Houston on Sunday. Texas Take
Texas Matters: Election 2020, Party Chairs And Beto O'Rourke The 2020 Election Season began on Nov. 9 in Texas with the opening of the candidate filing window. The incumbents and hopeful giant slayers have until Dec. 9 to claim their spot on a primary ballot. It’s also the last day for independent candidates to file their declaration of intent to run. Texas Matters
Unions a demonstrable fraud upon Texas workers Unions a demonstrable fraud upon Texas workers. Pratt on Texas morning update for Friday, 22 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Our fatuous world is eroding Enlightenment gains Our fatuous world is eroding Enlightenment gains. Pratt on Texas morning update for Thursday, 21 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Nov. 20, 2019: Breaking down Texans vs. Colts The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith break down Thursday’s Texans-Colts game for first place in the AFC South and make their predictions on this edition of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Nov. 20, 2019: How do Texans bounce back from ugly loss? The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith revisit the Texans’ lopsided loss in Baltimore and what they must do to rebound Thursday night at home against the Colts on this edition of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Tribcast: A Texas House cocaine scandal and a lack of receipts for the latest inauguration celebration In this edition of the TribCast, Alex talks to Evan, Cassi and Shannon about the latest scandal to rock the Texas House, the receipts — or lack thereof — for Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s inauguration ceremony and Julián Castro missi… Texas Tribune TribCast
Ep129: Pocket listings and porch potties NAR’s new policy on pocket listings is expected to result in a more transparent housing market, but there are loopholes, Nancy and Rebecca explain. They also talk about a recent luxury real estate event where agents learned about condo amenities for the ultra-rich. Looped In
NFL: Serve us or serve Leftist radicals, you cannot do both NFL: Serve us or serve Leftist radicals, you cannot do both. Pratt on Texas morning update for Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
Many in Latin America share our conservative view on immigration as well as China Many in Latin America share our conservative view on immigration as well as China. Pratt on Texas morning update for Tuesday, 19 November 2019. Pratt on Texas
The West Memphis 3's Jason Baldwin Fights For The "Hopelessly Innocent" After 18 Years in Prison Jason Baldwin, the co-founder of Texas’ Proclaim Justice, on the inequality of the justice system, his freedom and the Rodney Reed saga. The National Podcast of Texas
Listen: How upcoming stretch defines Texans' season The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson dissect the Texans’ season-defining stretch against the Ravens, Colts and Patriots on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Listen: How will Deshaun Watson attack Ravens? The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson discuss how Texans QB Deshaun Watson can succeed against Baltimore’s defense on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Ep128: Glamping in the Gaslands For a long time, the phrase "man camp" evoked images of tents and mobile homes, but many have received a makeover. Looped In
Ep164: Texans on Both Sides in the Impeachment Hearings Republicans and Democrats in Congress played key roles in public impeachment hearings as they began to unfold in Washington this week. We break it down for you. Plus, a Texas lawmaker is caught with cocaine at the Austin airport and, one last time, Beto O'Rourke says he is not running for US Senate. Texas Take
Listen: How can Texans slow Ravens' Lamar Jackson? The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson discuss how the Texans defense will look to contain Ravens QB Lamar Jackson on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Texas Sports Nation
Nov. 11, 2019: Is Deshaun Watson your MVP? Deshaun Watson’s play in the first nine week has been what Texans fans are used to – the escape acts in the pocket, the key runs and touchdown passes. But while most of the NFL is talking about Russell Wilson as MVP, the Chronicle’s John McClain, Brian T. Texas Sports Nation
Texas Matters: Rodney Reed On Death Row, Rural Hospitals In Crisis And Student Loans 20, Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas. Reed was convicted of raping and killing 19-year-old Stacey Stites in 1996 in Bastrop County. Reed said they were in a consensual relationship and maintains his innocence. Texas Matters
92 Austin Mayor Steve Adler On The City's Polarizing Debate Over Homelessness The Mayor weighs in on Governor Abbott’s intervention. Plus, his takes on Mayors Bloomberg and Buttigieg. The National Podcast of Texas
Broadcasting from DentoCare in lovely Costa Rica this week? Broadcasting from DentoCare in lovely Costa Rica this week? Pratt on Texas morning update for Monday, 11 November 2019. Pratt on Texas