100 episodes

Host Kent Hance shares insightful, educational and often hilarious stories from
his legendary life as a lawyer, a former U.S. Congressman, a university chancellor, and most notably, a native Texan.

With themes ranging from leadership to politics and great friendships with some colorful characters, this podcast is an opportunity for Hance to share some of his rare, behind-the-scenes experiences and to solidify his unofficial title as The Best Storyteller in Texas.

The Best Storyteller In Texas Podcast Kent Hance

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 220 Ratings

Host Kent Hance shares insightful, educational and often hilarious stories from
his legendary life as a lawyer, a former U.S. Congressman, a university chancellor, and most notably, a native Texan.

With themes ranging from leadership to politics and great friendships with some colorful characters, this podcast is an opportunity for Hance to share some of his rare, behind-the-scenes experiences and to solidify his unofficial title as The Best Storyteller in Texas.

    Presidential Reminiscences, Political Maneuvering, and Grocery Savings Secrets

    Presidential Reminiscences, Political Maneuvering, and Grocery Savings Secrets

    Join Kent in this captivating episode as he shares intriguing anecdotes and valuable insights. In a memorable moment, Kent recounts a small private dinner with President George W. Bush, where an unexpected revelation stirs up decades-old emotions. Discover what incident from 30 years prior to their dinner resurfaced. Then, delve into the realm of political strategy as Kent unveils a subtle yet effective tactic employed by Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. Learn what Trump's Republican opponents failed to recognize until it was too late, shedding light on the dynamics of modern politics. Looking to trim your grocery expenses? Kent's got you covered with a genius tip that could slash your bill by $26 every time you shop.

    • 28 min
    Italian Goats, a Bad Haircut and a Total Eclipse

    Italian Goats, a Bad Haircut and a Total Eclipse

    In this episode, Kent discusses the impact of University of Iowa Basketball star Caitlyn Clark, the total solar eclipse and how a tiny Italian island tackles its feral goat dilemma.. Then, hear the wild tale of a haircut gone awry and its unexpected aftermath. Plus, gain insights from a powerful quote by General Colin Powell.

    • 22 min
    Tragedy, Pranks, and Sasquatch

    Tragedy, Pranks, and Sasquatch

    In this episode, Kent explores a range of topics, from the tragic bridge collapse in Baltimore to an April Fools' prank gone awry. Kent sheds light on student debt challenges, reminisces about his time in Congress, and even shares a bizarre Sasquatch encounter from NE Washington.

    • 27 min
    President Reagan Loved Jelly Beans, I Do Not

    President Reagan Loved Jelly Beans, I Do Not

    Join us as we explore an awkward Oval Office moment between Kent & President Reagan, discuss Americans thoughts on the 9 to 5 workday, & hear the inspiring tale of a waiter's hustle for a big tip. Tune in for insights on office politics, societal norms, & the value of hard work.

    • 22 min
    Inflation, Bad Advice and a Middle Seat

    Inflation, Bad Advice and a Middle Seat

    In this episode, Kent discusses Argentina's surprising inflation drop, Toronto's eyebrow-raising advice on car thefts, and the intricate world of diplomatic immunity. Join the discussion as we navigate through current events shaping our global landscape. Stay informed and entertained!

    • 22 min
    Breaking Down Biden: Kent's State of the Union Breakdown

    Breaking Down Biden: Kent's State of the Union Breakdown

    In this installment, Kent delves into President Joe Biden's recent State of the Union address, meticulously examining its core themes, assessing its significance, and offering his distinct viewpoint.
    Kent also delves into the transformative influence of radio and television on the delivery of the State of the Union speech, illustrating how these mediums have reshaped it over time.
    Kent also shares the intriguing tale of Representative Charlie Wilson, known for his notable decision to forgo attending the State of the Union address. With his characteristic wit and charm, Kent narrates the circumstances surrounding Wilson's absence, adding a touch of humor to the anecdote.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
220 Ratings

220 Ratings

State Rep White ,

Phenomenal Podcast

Congressman/Commissioner/Senator/Chancellor: You have the most educational, entertaining and phenomenal podcast. As a member of the Tx Legislature who lives 4+ hours from Austin, my Wife and I listen to your podcast from Woodville and to Austin. Even our Dog Shady likes the podcast and doesn’t complain about wanting to go to the restroom. I have an observation. Why does it seem that when a member of the Texas House retires from the Legislature his/her title doesn’t follow him. But when someone moves along from the Senate or even from being Chancellor or Mayor people will address him/her as Senator or Chancellor or Mayor Also what’s your perspective of the “conventional wisdom.” Six terms in the Legislature the so called “conventional wisdom” seems wrong all the time. James White

Congressman/Commissioner/Senator/Chancellor: As you, I am not very high on name changes. If we just had to change the name of one of our military installations, the naming one in honor of General Cavazos is extremely fitting. Compared to some of the other Confederate Generals, General Hood and his unit did record a strong fighting performance record. For instance, Gen. Bragg, at best, was average. Nevertheless Gen. Cavazos was my role model as a young ROTC cadet and eventually as an officer.His progression through the military ranks is very similar to many many young officers who started in ROTC at one of our state-supported universities. Cavazos represents the best Texas has to offer to our great nation and I am so proud that many many young people for generations will hear his name and be inspired by his accomplishments.

KGee214 ,

Want to feel good?

If you're listening to a lot of serious podcasts--I like true crime--and just want a break and hear a guy tell you some funny stuff that'll make you smile, then this is the one for you. I just listened to him talk about colorful sports people and some things they said and did. Good stuff. He keeps it clean, too.

JMathew_80 ,

Love it!

When you need a few short minutes of down to earth, Wise advice, and funny stories, Kent doesn’t disappoint! Love his podcast and his great interviews. Guns up!

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