128 episodes

Wise About Texas presents Texas history in an engaging, scholarly and interesting way. You'll learn more about the Texas history you know, and a lot of Texas history you don't know. Most importantly, you'll come to understand the spirit of Texas! So get Wise About Texas!

Wise About Texas Ken Wise

    • Society & Culture
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Wise About Texas presents Texas history in an engaging, scholarly and interesting way. You'll learn more about the Texas history you know, and a lot of Texas history you don't know. Most importantly, you'll come to understand the spirit of Texas! So get Wise About Texas!

    Ep. 112: A Texas mother- Mary Christian Burleson

    Ep. 112: A Texas mother- Mary Christian Burleson

    What is it about Texas mothers? They are tough, smart, and resourceful. Nothing phases a Texas mom, they can do it all! That was certainly true of Mary Christian Burleson. Mary was a mom to 7 and stepmom to 12. She was a pioneer, a farmer and a stock raiser. She faced hostile Indians and the tragedy of widowhood. She lost a child but raised, educated and inspired even more. She was a businesswoman and education advocate. In short, she saw it all. Oh, and she founded a town. Learn about a remarkable Texas mom in the latest episode of Wise About Texas. 

    • 19 min
    EP. 111: The Easter Fires of Fredericksburg

    EP. 111: The Easter Fires of Fredericksburg

    Every Easter Eve, the hill country around Fredericksburg comes alive with huge bonfires. Some say this tradition came from Germany, some say the Indians started it, and some say the Easter Bunny is doing some cooking. Hear about the Fredericksburg Easter fires in the latest episode of Wise About Texas.

    • 10 min
    Ep. 110: A Goliad Survivor

    Ep. 110: A Goliad Survivor

    March 27, 1836 was Palm Sunday, a holy day. But the Mexican dictator Santa Anna didn't care, he was out for blood. He ordered hundreds of Texian prisoners executed in cold blood at the Presidio La Bahia at Goliad. The prisoners were split into groups and marched away from the fort. The soldiers proceeded to kill all the prisoners...or did they. Hear a harrowing tale of survival and freedom in the latest episode of Wise About Texas.

    • 21 min
    Ep. 109: Alamo Defender- Dr. Amos Pollard

    Ep. 109: Alamo Defender- Dr. Amos Pollard

    Dr. Amos Pollard was a Massachusetts yankee seeking a new start and prosperity in Texas. He dared the Mexican army to "come and take it," and served as an army doctor during the siege of Bexar. He would die defending the Alamo. Dr. Pollard wanted freedom for Texas and a chance to make an impact for the good of the country. Learn about this Alamo hero in the latest episode of Wise About Texas.

    • 15 min
    Ep. 108: Alamo Defenders- Toribio Losoya

    Ep. 108: Alamo Defenders- Toribio Losoya

    The Alamo defenders were heroes, but not everyone gets top billing. Hear the stories of some of the defenders that you may not think of when you remember the Alamo. This episode is about Alamo hero Toribio Losoya.

    • 16 min
    Ep. 107: Texans You Should Know- Anna Mebus Martin

    Ep. 107: Texans You Should Know- Anna Mebus Martin

    She arrived from Germany with very little, not even speaking English. She braved indian attacks, frontier outlaws and a civil war to become a cattle queen and a bank president. Learn about a great Texas entrepreneur in the latest episode of Wise About Texas.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
854 Ratings

854 Ratings

yeeyeeharris ,

Texas Treasure

Filled with uncommon historic detail that you won’t find in most Texas history books.

LunchBubbby ,

Amazing Show!!

Found out about “Wise About Texas” and listen to the most recent episode. Absolutely love it. Now I going back to listen to others. If you want to learn about Texas history, this is it!

spunku ,

Great show!

Each episode is well researched and entertaining. Every Texas history class should follow along! Every Texan and Texan at heart should listen to every episode! Thanks Justice Wise.

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