125 episodes

Hosted by Andy Langer, the National Podcast of Texas features weekly interviews with prominent Texas thinkers, leaders, and newsmakers.

The National Podcast of Texas Texas Monthly

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    • 4.0 • 135 Ratings

Hosted by Andy Langer, the National Podcast of Texas features weekly interviews with prominent Texas thinkers, leaders, and newsmakers.

    New From Texas Monthly: America’s Girls

    New From Texas Monthly: America’s Girls

    The original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad burst onto the field back in 1972—the same year Title IX passed, the same year Deep Throat came out, and a year before Roe v. Wade. Sarah Hepola digs into the untold stories behind the global pop culture phenomenon, from the stripper who allegedly inspired the squad’s creation, to a scandalous Playboy cover shoot that was partly a battle over fair wages, to the ongoing debate about sexuality and women’s bodies in a post-#MeToo world. The result is a vibrant mix of history, cultural criticism, and storytelling, featuring interviews with New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino, award-winning novelist Ben Fountain, Oscar-nominated director Dana Adam Shapiro, local television sports legend Dale Hansen, folk-writing hero Joe Nick Patoski, and a whole bunch of cheerleaders whose names you don’t know yet—but should.

    • 3 min
    #123 Paul Begala Wrote the Book on Defeating Donald Trump

    #123 Paul Begala Wrote the Book on Defeating Donald Trump

    The legendary Democratic strategist on whether Texas is swingable and what it’ll take for Joe Biden to win.

    • 47 min
    #122 Dr. Rebecca Fischer: "With Students Returning this Fall, Contact Tracing is Key"

    #122 Dr. Rebecca Fischer: "With Students Returning this Fall, Contact Tracing is Key"

    Texas A&M epidemiologist on the critical systems being put in place to maximize safety in an uncertain time.

    • 45 min
    #121 Dr. Peter J. Hotez on How the Federal Government Failed Texas

    #121 Dr. Peter J. Hotez on How the Federal Government Failed Texas

    The pioneering vaccine scientist explains why he believes the White House has put Texas in grave danger.

    • 37 min
    #120 Tavel Bristol-Joseph Wants the Culinary World to Have a Hard Conversation about Racism

    #120 Tavel Bristol-Joseph Wants the Culinary World to Have a Hard Conversation about Racism

    On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs on systemic racism and re-opening in a pandemic.

    • 49 min
    #119 Peniel Joseph on Black Power and the Struggle for America’s Soul

    #119 Peniel Joseph on Black Power and the Struggle for America’s Soul

    On The National Podcast of Texas, the LBJ School professor and author walks us through how protest, empathy, and action can dismantle racial oppression.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

dickeyville ,

The World is Changin’, boys

As a transplanted Texan of 75 years, I was delighted to discover this podcast. It was hilarious to read the reviews by my fellow Texans who are socially and educationally locked in Texas of the 1950s. It wasn’t all that great then, guys, and it sure ain’t gonna stay like you wish it...oh, btw, the South won’t rise again, either. Texas is outgrowing y’all.

Yo Momma3296 ,

Taco disinformaton..

When the expert they interviewed about tacos claimed Mexican food was mostly vegetarian I almost choked on my carnitas! Ok the guy has a clearly liberal agenda but it’s about tacos. So I give it 3 stars but I can’t listen after the 4 min mark….the taco expert is not Texan.

Mgsxps ,

Thank You Texas Monthly!

I’m amused by all the posts about the liberal this & the Democrat that…. If you want conservative mosey over to Alex Jones and InfoWars. If you want intelligent content - you can count on TM! Or, remain obtuse.

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