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Food, culture, news and nature in the sweaty Bayou City. Join Host Lisa Gray and the City Cast Houston team as we celebrate and interrogate this sprawling place with our favorite journalists, thinkers, leaders, neighbors and gadflies. Learn more and subscribe to our daily morning newsletter at houston.citycast.fm.

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    • 4.8 • 100 Ratings

Food, culture, news and nature in the sweaty Bayou City. Join Host Lisa Gray and the City Cast Houston team as we celebrate and interrogate this sprawling place with our favorite journalists, thinkers, leaders, neighbors and gadflies. Learn more and subscribe to our daily morning newsletter at houston.citycast.fm.

    Banned Books, Trans Discrimination, & Hungry Howies Expands

    Banned Books, Trans Discrimination, & Hungry Howies Expands

    It’s been a long week, which means we have a lot of news to roundup! Don’t worry, Lead Producer Dina Kesbeh is here with editor at OutSmart Magazine Olivia Flores Alvarez and City Cast Houston producer AK Almoumen to cover all the stories you may have missed! From book bans to Hungry Howies expansion.

    Book Ban
    Fort Bend County Judge
    Hungry Howie's

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    • 30 min
    Must See Museums in HTX

    Must See Museums in HTX

    Today the team chats all things museums in Houston. In addition to producer Carlignon Jones and newsletter writer Brooke Lewis, joining us is our newest producer, AK Al Moumen, who is here to help out the team as lead producer Dina Kesbeh prepares to head out for Maternity leave.
    Join us for our weekly roundtable discussions where we gush over the best things in Houston.

    Station Museum
    The Menil Collection
    Buffalo Soldiers Museum
    Children's Museum Houston

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    • 31 min
    Exploring Third Ward, Where Black History Meets Gentrification

    Exploring Third Ward, Where Black History Meets Gentrification

    Houston Chronicle columnist Joy Sewing grew up in Third Ward and is raising her own kids there now. Today she gives us a crash course on the neighborhood: Where to go and what you should know.


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    • 18 min
    Finally, It’s Cool Enough to Garden. Time to Plant that Jurassic-Style Kale.

    Finally, It’s Cool Enough to Garden. Time to Plant that Jurassic-Style Kale.

    With cooler temperatures on the horizon, City Cast contributor Evan Mintz can’t wait for Houston’s best season to grow veggies.
    Year-Round Food Gardening: For Houston And Southeast Texas

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    • 18 min
    The Grandmother of the Transgender Legal Rights Movement

    The Grandmother of the Transgender Legal Rights Movement

    Today, host Lisa Gray sits down with Phyllis Frye. She's dubbed the grandmother of transgender rights who pioneered transgender law. She's also an activist who fought hard to put the T in LGBTQ+. Phyllis is the subject of a new biography called Phyllis Frye and the Fight for Transgender Rights, by Michael G. Long and Shea Tuttle. Learn more about it here. 

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    • 15 min
    Astros, Little Mermaid & Lady Gaga

    Astros, Little Mermaid & Lady Gaga

    It’s that time of the week y’all where we dive into a weeks worth of news. Today, producer Carlignon Jones is joined by contributors Shiyam Galyon and Abdulla Kais ALMoumen. They’ll chat about how well the Astros are doing, Ted Cruz’s reaction to gun control, gun buybacks, and so much more.

    More on gun buybacks
    More on Little Mermaid

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

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This show has the best hot takes! From what’s the best Houston date to the best brunches, this show is welcomes opinions and I love it! Also they have a great frugal dining challenge you have to try (I believe it was Houston meals for under $15 books).

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