10 episodes

A rollicking ride through the action packed annals of Texas history!

The Texian Ben Friberg, Texas history blogger and podcaster

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A rollicking ride through the action packed annals of Texas history!

    Blood and Treasure

    Blood and Treasure

    "New Mexico is the best trick Old Mexico ever played on the U.S."

    Howdy y'all! Welcome to another action packed episode of The Texian. This episode we talk to Dr. Don Frazier about the little known New Mexico campaign at the beginning of the Civil War. Turns out that Texans played a huge role in that theater of the war. It's a gripping part of our history that I guarantee few of y'all have heard much about. So sit back, relax and listen as we explore this struggle for empire in the American Southwest. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Tragic Tale of Two Expeditions

    The Tragic Tale of Two Expeditions

    Howdy y'all!

    This episode we talk with Dr. Hardin about two expeditions in the early history of the Republic of Texas that ended in disaster. We also talk a good deal about President Mirabeau B. Lamar and his long reaching legacy. He had much more of an impact on our modern lives than some would care to admit. So sit back, relax and listen as we explore the nooks and crannies of this little know window of Texas history. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Texas Cherokee

    The Texas Cherokee

    Howdy y'all! Welcome to another action packed episode of The Texian! Today we talk with Dr. Donald S. Frazier of McMurry University about the long tragic trail of the Texas Cherokee and their search for a place to call home. Dr. Frazier is a card carrying member of the Cherokee people (literally) and fills us in on a rarely talked about portion of our ethnic history. Hope y'all enjoy!

    • 36 min
    Tobacco and Tangents

    Tobacco and Tangents

    Howdy y'all! Welcome to another fun filled episode of the Texian! Today we sit down and chat with our most frequent guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about the tobacco habits of folks back in the days of the Texas Republic. We also veer well off into some interesting tangents before reigning ourselves back into the subject at hand. Hope you all enjoy! 

    P.S. I had some fun with sound effects today, so be warned. ;)

    • 41 min
    The Grim San Saba Hills

    The Grim San Saba Hills

    Today's episode is about the famed San Saba Silver Mines that have beckoned many a bold adventurer over the last two hundred years or so. The most famed of these fortune hunters is a familiar name on The Texian - James Bowie. What befell him on his search for treasure is quite the yarn. So sit back, relax, and get ready for adventure today as we hunt for silver in the mythic West on...The Texian!

    • 55 min
    Once Upon a Time in Texas: The Hair Raising Tale of Josiah Wilbarger

    Once Upon a Time in Texas: The Hair Raising Tale of Josiah Wilbarger

    Howdy y'all! Welcome back for another thrilling episode of the Texian. This one is a little different. Since I am working on gathering other interviews with different Texas history experts for future podcasts, I've decided to tell my own version of a famous tall tale from the early days of Texas. A tall tale that happens to be true. It's the first in my little side series called Once upon a time in Texas. These will be my versions of Texas legends and folklore, where I will tell you what's true, what's fiction, and what we just ain't exactly sure of. Since legend and folklore are such a big part of our state's past, I figured they needed their own little subsection here on the Texian. Hope you enjoy this first entry! Be sure and share with your friends!  

    • 19 min

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