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Texas History Lessons is a podcast about Texas history and much more. History is an important area of study and it is fun. While most of the focus will, of course, be on Texas, I feel that any endeavor to study a place or a people is lacking if you do not have a proper context for what was happening elsewhere in the region, country, continent, and all over the world. It provides perspective. The study of Texas history is the study of a place and of people, and all of the people that have ever lived in Texas have come from somewhere else and have ties to other places and cultures. No whitewashing the past in this podcast. Real Texas History. 

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Texas History Lessons is a podcast about Texas history and much more. History is an important area of study and it is fun. While most of the focus will, of course, be on Texas, I feel that any endeavor to study a place or a people is lacking if you do not have a proper context for what was happening elsewhere in the region, country, continent, and all over the world. It provides perspective. The study of Texas history is the study of a place and of people, and all of the people that have ever lived in Texas have come from somewhere else and have ties to other places and cultures. No whitewashing the past in this podcast. Real Texas History. 

    Texas Music History and Spotlight Artist Jerrod Flusche

    Texas Music History and Spotlight Artist Jerrod Flusche

    In this episode Texas History Lessons gives a quick overview about the legacy of Texas music and takes a look at the first Texas History Lessons Spotlight Artist - Jerrod Fusche.
    Texas History Lessons spotlight artist is Saint Jo, Texas born Jerrod Flusche. Jerrod has been a celebrated guitarist for several bands in his career, runs his own production company, Rock Soup Music Group, and released two solo albums in 2020. Visit his personal website, visit his production company website, and better yet, go to Spotify and listen to more of his songs.

    Go check out the Bloody Beaver Podcast for a fun and gregarious journey through the history of the West, one legend after another.
    texashistorylessons.com
    email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TexasHistoryL
    Facebook Group: Texas History Lessons
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    This Month in Texas History - May

    This Month in Texas History - May

    This month we investigate many events that happened over the centuries in May, from the foundation of Mission San Antonio de Valero and the birth of San Antonio to the creation of the Dallas Mavericks.
    THL is happy to announce a new spotlight artist, Mando Salas. Mando Salas is a Texas Country musician and a Del Rio, Texas native. Performing under the band name Rosmand, Mando incorporates his roots into his songwriting and he has a great, distinctive voice that conveys a lot of feeling. When he sings about love, you can feel it and when he sings about loss and pain, you feel it.  Mando started his live music career began back in 2015 – and in 2016 he recorded his first single “Devil's River."  In July of 2018 he released a single titled “How It Goes” which was his first song to hit Texas Radio. “How It Goes” is a song that is also featured on his debut album “Forever” which was released August 2018. . And the great news is that Mando is currently working on his second album. I’ll let you know when its available. But for now, go to Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, or wherever and listen to everything he has released. I guarantee that many of you are going to find a new favorite artist to love. 
    Mando Salas is on Twitter under @rosmandtex
    Mando Salas' band Rosmand has a great website. To visit click HERE!
    Listen to his music on Spotify!
    Go check out the Bloody Beaver Podcast for a fun and gregarious journey through the history of the West, one legend after another.
    texashistorylessons.com
    email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TexasHistoryL
    Facebook Group: Texas History Lessons
    https://www.patreon.com/texashistorylessons
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    The Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947

    The Texas City Disaster of April 16, 1947

    This episode focuses on the rise of Texas City and the horrible disaster that almost destroyed it on April 16, 1947.

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    This Month In Texas History - April

    This Month In Texas History - April

    From Coronado to jazz legend Red Garland, from the Payayas to the Texas City Disaster, This Month In Texas History looks at many important April events in Texas!
    Texas History Lessons spotlight artist is Saint Jo, Texas born Jerrod Flusche. Jerrod has been a celebrated guitarist for several bands in his career, runs his own production company, Rock Soup Music Group, and released two solo albums in 2020. Visit his personal website, visit his production company website, and better yet, go to Spotify and listen to more of his songs. A full episode on Texas music history with a focus on Jerrod Flusche's amazing works of art is coming soon. The song at the end of the episode is Up and Down off of 2020's album Jerrod Flusche,
    Visit Spotify and listen to Jerrod Flusche's newest single, Enchilada Gravy.
    Go check out the Bloody Beaver Podcast for a fun and gregarious journey through the history of the West, one legend after another.
    Texas History Lessons theme music is performed by Jerrod Flusche, from the song So Well on the album Home.
    texashistorylessons.com
    email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TexasHistoryL
    Facebook Group: Texas History Lessons
    https://www.patreon.com/texashistorylessons
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    THL Conversations-The March 18, 1937 New London School Explosion with Dean Vinson

    THL Conversations-The March 18, 1937 New London School Explosion with Dean Vinson

    In this episode Texas History Lessons is proud to have Dean Vinson join to discuss the New London School Explosion of March 18, 1937, the third worst disaster in regards to death in Texas history and the worst school related disaster in the history of the United States.
    Texas History Lessons spotlight artist is Saint Jo, Texas born Jerrod Flusche. Jerrod has been a celebrated guitarist for several bands in his career, runs his own production company, Rock Soup Music Group, and released two solo albums in 2020. Visit his personal website, visit his production company website, and better yet, go to Spotify and listen to more of his songs. A full episode on Texas music history with a focus on Jerrod Flusche's amazing works of art is coming soon. The song at the end of the episode is Trash Talk off of 2020's album Jerrod Flusche.
    Visit Spotify and listen to Jerrod Flusche's single Fan the Flames.
    Watch Dean Vinson's Texas history recordings on YouTube at Dude Vlogs and Travels.
    Listen to Dean Vinson's music on Spotify by clicking HERE!
    Go check out the Bloody Beaver Podcast for a fun and gregarious journey through the history of the West, one legend after another.
    texashistorylessons.com
    email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TexasHistoryL
    Facebook Group: Texas History Lessons
    https://www.patreon.com/texashistorylessons
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    This Month in Texas History - March

    This Month in Texas History - March

    This Month in Texas History focuses on many of the colorful and important events that happened in Texas over the centuries during a specific month and this month we focus on March in Texas history.. We look at the Comanche attack on on Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba, the first Republic of Texas, the birth of the second Republic of Texas, events in the Republic, the Battle of Glorietta Pass, the March 18, 1937 New London School explosion, and a lot more.
    Texas History Lessons spotlight artist is Saint Jo, Texas born Jerrod Flusche. Jerrod has been a celebrated guitarist for several bands in his career, runs his own production company, Rock Soup Music Group, and released two solo albums in 2020. Visit his personal website, visit his production company website, and better yet, go to Spotify and listen to more of his songs. A full episode on Texas music history with a focus on Jerrod Flusche's amazing works of art is coming soon. The song at the end of the episode is So Well off of 2020's album Home,
    Visit Spotify and listen to Jerrod Flusche's single Fan the Flames.
    Go check out the Bloody Beaver Podcast for a fun and gregarious journey through the history of the West, one legend after another.
    texashistorylessons.com
    email: texashistorylessons@gmail.com
    Twitter: @TexasHistoryL
    Facebook Group: Texas History Lessons
    https://www.patreon.com/texashistorylessons
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Dominator9374 ,

Well Worth It !

I discovered this podcast 2 days ago and the way Michael presents the stories is terrific, not to mention the music in the background. I used to live in Southeast Texas from the mid-1970’s to the late 1980’s where my elementary and junior high schools where we learned about the history of Texas for several weeks. Although I live in Louisiana now, I still call Texas as “my home”. This brings me back to it. I look forward to hearing more episodes down the road.

Ron@1948 ,

A passionate look at Texas history.

Great show. Michael Sparkman does an incredible job of exploring the cracks and crevices of Texas history that have so enriched who we are. On top of that, Michael is a superb musicologist on just about every artist who has a tie to Texas. He is an independent historian and producer who does this because of personal passion and you won’t be disappointed.

WI Appraiser ,

A Must-Listen for History Buffs!

This podcast is absolutely incredible. The host is passionate and knowledgeable which makes every episode an engaging listen. Please do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast!

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