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The National Podcast of Texas
48 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
#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.
45 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
#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.
37 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
#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.
49 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
#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.
43 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
#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 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
#118 Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly Yearns for the Days We Argued About Reclining Seats
On the National Podcast of Texas, the leader of the beleaguered, but beloved, Dallas carrier on what it will take to survive the pandemic.
39 minutes | May 29, 2020
#117 Congressman Michael C. Burgess on Balancing Public Health and the Economy
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the legislator and medical doctor weighs in on Texas’ reopening, masks and Trump’s reelection chances.
25 minutes | May 22, 2020
#116 José Ralat Believes the Taco is Pandemic-Proof
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, our taco editor and the author of ‘American Tacos’ on the resilience of “the perfect food.”
27 minutes | May 15, 2020
#115 Dr. Hana El Sahly on Remdesivir and How Little We Still Know About COVID-19 Itself
On a special edition of The National Podcast Of Texas, the Baylor College Of Medicine investigator takes us inside the high-stakes world of coronavirus research and trials.
26 minutes | May 6, 2020
#114 Mattress Mack Believes Houston Can Pull Together and Persevere. Again.
On a special edition of The National Podcast Of Texas, the high-profile philanthropist and furniture retailer on why the time is right for Texas to carefully reopen for business.
34 minutes | May 1, 2020
#113 Yoga With Adriene in the Time of Quarantine
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the YouTube star on how a renewed concern for wellness – our own and each other’s — might wind up as one of the pandemic’s silver linings.
41 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
#112 Boomtown Host Christian Wallace on a New Reckoning for Texas Oil
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the West Texas native and ex-oil rig roughneck explains this week’s record-setting price plunge and weighs its long-term impact on the state’s once-thriving energy business.
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
#111 Dr. Peter J. Hotez on Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Might Not Be Enough
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist on why he believes banking on miracle cures and treatments is mortally dangerous.
39 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
#110 Tim Ferriss on Using Quarantine to Methodically Confront Your Fears and Desires
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the best-selling author and podcaster lays out techniques for learning about ourselves, and society, from the pandemic.
27 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
#109 Chris Shepherd’s Dream is That There’s Actually Restaurants Left For Workers to Return to
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the Houston chef/restaurateur lays out how his Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund is assisting hospitality industry workers.
31 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
#108 Dan Rather Believes in the Good Sense of the American People
On a special edition of The National Podcast of Texas, the legendary news anchor, fully sheltered in place, gives us his takeaways from the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
#107 Austin Mayor Steve Adler: Why I Cancelled SXSW
A Q&A focused on the public health decision that sent Austin reeling.
32 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
#106 Geneticist Spencer Wells on COVID-19 as “Evolution in Action"
The population geneticist professor on pandemics, DNA adaptation, SXSW and Asia’s mitigation efforts.
61 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
#105 Fox News Analyst Jehmu Greene On Her Plan to Swing “The Movable Middle” Towards the Left
The former DNC Chair candidate handicaps Super Tuesday and explains why she’s looking forward to a contested Democratic National Convention.
59 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
#104 Dr. Daina Ramey Berry on the Courageous and Complex Contributions of Black Women
The co-author of A Black Women’s History of the United States lays out the ways black women transformed America.
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