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Is there something you see every day in or around Austin that you want to know more about? Have you always wondered about some aspect of life in Austin or the people who live here? That's why we started our ATXplained project – a crowdsourced reporting project in which we ask you what you want us to investigate and what stories you'd like us to tell. It's simple. You ask a question, we put it to a vote and, if your question gets chosen, a KUT reporter, with your help, will set out to try and answer that question.

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Is there something you see every day in or around Austin that you want to know more about? Have you always wondered about some aspect of life in Austin or the people who live here? That's why we started our ATXplained project – a crowdsourced reporting project in which we ask you what you want us to investigate and what stories you'd like us to tell. It's simple. You ask a question, we put it to a vote and, if your question gets chosen, a KUT reporter, with your help, will set out to try and answer that question.

    Who Writes The ‘Funny Little Messages’ On Signs Along Austin Roads?

    Who Writes The ‘Funny Little Messages’ On Signs Along Austin Roads?

    Traffic sucks. But every so often a sign in the distance might give you a chuckle. Or a groan. So who writes those electronic road signs with (sometimes) funny rhymes?

    • 5 min
    What Happened To The Last Man On Rainey Street?

    What Happened To The Last Man On Rainey Street?

    A year ago, we answered a question from an ATXplained listener: Where did all the families that used to live on Rainey Street go? One man was still there. But now, even that has changed. Audrey McGlinchy has this follow-up.

    • 9 min
    We’re Doing A Live Show! Last Chance To Get Tickets.

    We’re Doing A Live Show! Last Chance To Get Tickets.

    Tickets are running out for our Jan. 23 ATXplained Live show at the Hogg Auditorium. Details and tickets here.

    • 2 min
    Who Started Austin’s 37th Street Christmas Light Tradition?

    Who Started Austin’s 37th Street Christmas Light Tradition?

    Austin’s 37th St. lights aren’t the only holiday light display in town, but it did draw this question about its origins.

    • 8 min
    Who Is The One Chatty Guy Who Works At The Post Office In East Austin?

    Who Is The One Chatty Guy Who Works At The Post Office In East Austin?

    Christine Hannon wanted to meet this postal worker who seems to know everyone who come into his East Austin post office.

    • 11 min
    What’s The Best Way To Get Into The Chilly Waters Of Barton Springs?

    What’s The Best Way To Get Into The Chilly Waters Of Barton Springs?

    There are many ways. But what’s the best way? Can medical science tell us?

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

paydro* ,

Thank you so much

With the exception of that tool from New York that eventually ran away from his students and our city - everyone involved in this program has provided some outstanding narratives. My wife and I grew up in different cities and actually met at A&M (go ahead, laugh) but it didn’t take long for us to declare Austin as our forever home. Literally. We bought a house and everything. I’ll never get tired of learning new things about our city. Thank you so much for this podcast, and keep up the great work!!

Hoodedfantasia ,

I like to learn

Thank you for teaching things about the city that I would never have known... still looking for this “cemetery” seeing as how I drive 183 every day. Also why do drivers here refuse to use there blinkers and constantly swerve out of there lane... it’s so terrifying. I drive a lot for work and sometime I have to swerve because I don’t know what they are doing....what is going on?

E. B. South ,

Great inside view of local stories

As a new Austinite, this show is helping me cross off the several questions I've had about this pretty idiosyncratic town.

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