19 episodes

A "para-anthropology" podcast exploring mystical, psychological and paranormal phenomena throughout Texas history.

Texas Overture Texas Overture

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    • 4.1 • 22 Ratings

A "para-anthropology" podcast exploring mystical, psychological and paranormal phenomena throughout Texas history.

    The Jewel of West Texas

    The Jewel of West Texas

    We explore the life of "Border Healing Woman" Jewel Babb. Babb lived for nearly 90 years in the West Texas desert as a mystical healer, mother, and goat herder.


    Source: "Border Healing Woman" by Pat Littledog

    • 1 hr 30 min
    The Charmed Life of James Avery with Sam Cummins

    The Charmed Life of James Avery with Sam Cummins

    Fellow Texan Sam Cummins of Nymphet Alumni fame joins us for our Valentines's Day special. Together we explore the life of a notorious Texas jeweler of legend. James Avery is known for his tinkling silver charm bracelets, sleazy love life, and vigorous Episcopalianism. We discuss the TX archetype of The James Avery Girl, sleep away camps, talismanic charms throughout the ages, charm bracelets as autobiography/protection/handcuffs, Milagros, Queen Victoria The Influencer, Texas-Euro-kitsch, what it takes to be a true romantic, and more... Thanks for listening to Texas Overture :)



    Extra reading:

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/gods-jeweler/



    https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1040106/

    • 1 hr 57 min
    2024 Overture

    2024 Overture

    2023... what a year!
    We catch each other up on our personal lives ( Faith journeyed to West Texas, Camille ritualistically burned effigies) then list the films, books and songs we had on heavy rotation in the past calendar year. Plus, as a special end of year treat, we answer select calls from TO listeners.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    The Marian Apparition Episode

    The Marian Apparition Episode

    In honor of the Christmas season and the recent feast day, we pay respects to the Virgin Mary and her place in South Central Texas culture. We discuss Mary as a unifying maternal figures, Juan Diego and the Virgin de Guadalupe, Ingo Swann’s “The Great Apparitions of Mary,” and the implications of Marian apparitions around the world. Plus, we’re joined by our friend Abby to talk briefly about her experience as an apparition witness on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    West Texas Desert Forever

    West Texas Desert Forever

    Wrangling tumbleweeds, we explore the deception and promise of the West Texas desert, Baudrillard, the mythology of Marfa, Donald Judd's unique criticism and minimalism, the viability of artist enclaves, the precarity of small towns, 10,000 year old clocks, the rise of 'instagrammable spots', survival, surveillance, etc.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Spiritual Map of Texas

    Spiritual Map of Texas

    We're back -- and we're developing a Spiritual Map of Texas. Born from a dream Faith had, we each select a special TX location and unravel its many layers on historical, emotional, geological and geomagnetic levels...

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

rockformation ,

Can’t hear, too quiet on my AirPods

Loved that Forrest Bess episode!

BluBolls ,

Low energy

These hosts lack charisma. Their guests are no better. Not a good look for Texas.

pg_alexandra ,

Hi from Minnesota

I’ve listened to only a few episodes so far and I’m enjoying it immensely! The way the hosts speak about their state resonates with how I experience Minnesota and I also love comparing and contrasting how the two very different environments evoke similar emotions and when and where that happens for them and I. Came here from Nymphet Alumni and I’m so happy to listen to something that is so deeply in tune with my point of view as well as broadens it. 🤍🤍🤍

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