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Welcome to Houston
25 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
32: Best Christmas Movies, Ranked
Is "Die Hard" a Christmas movie? What are the best Christmas movies of all time? Hosts Nick Scurfield and Jordan Smith rank their top 5, with a few surprises in the mix.
52 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
31: Astroworld + Astros World Series
Hosts Nick Scurfield and Jordan Smith recap the tragedy at Astroworld, which they both attended on Nov. 5 in Houston, and the Astros loss in the World Series to the Atlanta Braves.
16 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
30: John Wall, Russell Westbrook trade reaction
Welcome to Houston hosts Nick Scurfield and Jordan Smith record a bonus episode to discuss the Houston Rockets' trade of former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for All-Star John Wall and a first-round draft pick.
68 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
29: Texans Good, Texans Bad, Christmas Movies Ranked
Hosts Nick Scurfield and Jordan Smith discuss the good and the bad (mostly the bad) of the Houston Texans and rank the best Christmas movies of all time. 0:00-4:12: Intro 4:13-6:59: Taco Tuesday presented by Tacos A Go Go 7:00-10:45: Thanksgiving recap 10:46-24:15: Texans Good, Texans Bad 24:16-30:11: Carlos Correa trade rumors 30:12-35:38: Rockets free agency 35:39-38:25: "Hou-Ville" at Bayou City Music Center 38:26-40:45: Giving Tuesday charities Lucille's 1913 & Homemade Hope 40:46-43:58: Pizza rankings revisited 43:59-1:08:09: Best Christmas movies, ranked
53 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
28: Best Pizza in Houston, Heartbreak Harden
Hosts Nick Scurfield and Jordan Smith rank the best pizza in Houston and discuss James Harden's impending departure. Topics include: 05:17: Heartbreak Harden 15:60: New Dynamo logo & whatnot 21:37: 100 sacks for JJ Watt 22:26: Texans dumpster fire continues 29:00: Alonzo Highsmith for Texans GM 32:09: Best pizza in Houston, ranked Special shoutouts to episode sponsors The Union Kitchen and No Label Brewing Co. and producer Colin Laird.
62 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
27: Alternative NFL teams to root for, new Rockets coach, Happy Halloween
Topics: 0:50: Shoutout to James Harden and Southern James Beads 5:35: Welcome to Houston, Stephen Silas, new Houston Rockets head coach 11:25: We'll miss you in Houston, Daryl Morey, new Philadelphia 76ers GM 15:50: Alternative NFL teams to root for besides the Texans 36:52: Live music is back; Shakey Graves and Major Lazer concert reviews 41:00: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm review 45:19: Halloween costumes 48:50: Halloween happenings in Houston 52:13: Restaurant rec of the week: Traveler’s Table & Avalon Diner
69 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
26: Welcome Back: Astros, Texans, Rockets and the emotional roller coaster of Houston sports
Hosts Nick Scurfield and Jordan Smith return for their first episode since April 6, 2020. Topics include: 0:00: Intro 02:58: Taco Tuesday with Tacos A Go Go 05:01: End of the Astros season 13:20: George Springer 18:49: Comments from ex-Astros GM Jeff Luhnow 24:16: Bill O’Brien fired by the Texans (GM Death Row Part II) 32:30: Who is Jack Easterby? 34:47: Should the Texans have gone for 2? 39:23: Daryl Morey out as Rockets GM 48:38: Next Rockets coach 50:54: Thank you notes 51:50: COVID-friendly spots in Houston 59:20: New favorite restaurants since the last podcast 1:09:25: Game over
67 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
25: Heart of A Champion, Netflix Power Rankings
0:00: Rudy T in the Hall of Fame 4:24: Intro 8:35: Bill O’Brien/Cal McNair on DeAndre Hopkins 17:53: COVID-19 silver linings 23:08: Alternatives to live sports 31:47: Netflix Power Rankings 44:43: Deshaun Watson donations 49:07: Restaurant Workers Relief Program at Riel 53:24: Another Houston rapper with coronavirus 56:14: Houston restaurant rec of the week 1:05:37: Closing poem: Samuel L. Jackson "Stay the Fuck at Home"
52 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
24: Quarantine Life: Shelter in place, Virtual Happy Hours, Houston restaurants to go
Our second Zoom podcast as the COVID-19 quarantine continues. Check out videos on our new YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFNYhx3wB9NeqkqYaohokMQ/. 03:48: Shelter in place in effect 09:40: Virtual Happy Hours & the age of Zoom & FaceTime 15:02: What’s blowing up your Instagram feed? 19:47: Jordan's Virtual Dating update 23:02: RIP to "The Gambler" Kenny Rogers 29:43: Slim Thug got coronavirus 32:08: Houston birthday shoutouts 33:30: Revisiting the abysmal DeAndre Hopkins trade 35:01: Deshaun Watson, please don't go 42:45: Houston restaurants to go and KeepHoustonFed.com
57 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
23: Social distancing + DeAndre Hopkins trade reaction
Sponsored by Purell. 04:11: DeAndre Hopkins traded by the Texans 19:00: Coronavirus outbreak 23:35: Quarantine activities 29:15: Quarantine dating 30:56: TV shows to binge 41:36: Houston restaurants offering to-go
65 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
22: The worst 24 hours in Houston sports history, and RIP to Kobe Bryant
Intro: Kobe Bryant reaction 10:20: Astros sign-stealing scandal 29:35: Texans playoff collapse & fallout 44:51: Houston Sports Awards 48:07: Mardi Gras! Galveston 53:05: Restaurant recs of the week
49 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
21: Live audio: World Series Watch Party from Revelry on Richmond
Live audio from our World Series Game 4 watch party at Revelry on Richmond. Dr. Lickey from London at 24:51. Alex Bregman grand slam audio starting at 43:55.
44 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
20: World Series Cakes with guest Janet Roush Flood
It's World Series time. This episode features an ALCS Recap (02:55), World Series Preview (15:44), Where to Eat & Drink Near Minute Maid Park (17:35), World Series Deals at Houston Restaurants (23:41) and World Series Predictions (25:32). Plus: An interview with Janet Roush Flood (30:10), the Astros' "secret weapon" who made headlines for baking good luck cakes for Jose Altuve, Josh Reddick and other Astros players.
39 minutes | Oct 12, 2019
19: Cole World: Astros ALDS Recap, Daryl Morey Tweet Fallout, ALCS
Nick and Jordan recap the Astros’ Game 5 ALDS victory and look ahead to the ALCS against the Yankees. 03:50: Texans flying high after their blowout vs. the Falcons 07:31: Daryl Morey and the tweet heard 'round the world 14:16: Dave Chappelle plays 4 nights in Houston 17:50: Nick sells his tickets to Game 5, ends up with a free ticket and it all comes full circle -- a redemption story 24:37: "It's about to be a Hard Knock Life for the Yankees" 25:52: Gerrit Cole, man on fire 35:31: Closing prayer Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @welcometohou. #welcometohouston
71 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
18: Astros playoffs with Raheel Ramzanali + Old Guys on Social Media Power Rankings
Raheel Ramzanali of ESPN 97.5 FM joins the podcast for an Astros postseason preview. Plus: Texans year-in-review, Astroworld, Mattress Mack and Old Guys on Social Media Power Rankings. 08:18: Houston Texans review 16:42: Whitney Mercilus and his new sandwich at Antone’s Po’ Boys 19:48: Astroworld Part II (it’s lit) 21:18: Phil Collins concert review 23:38: “The Joker” movie review (SPOILER ALERT) 25:06: Mattress Mack in the news 29:40: Power Rankings: Old Guys on Social Media 37:22: Astros playoff preview 49:52: Jordan’s turtle racing omen … and quick-fire topics including who has the most swag on the Astros (52:50), Raheel’s favorite Astros memory (54:02), favorite Houston athlete (56:05), Jordan and Booker T (59:54), favorite Houston artist (01:01:05) and favorite restaurant in Houston (01:02:02).
52 minutes | Sep 14, 2019
17: Texans Week 1 review and guest Ryan Lachaine of Riel
Nick and Jordan recap the Texans' gut-punch of a Week 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints (02:10-17:20), Yordan Alvarez's triple-deck home run (17:33-19:04), Dollar Dog Night at Minute Maid Park (20:42-23:30), "Throw It Back" etiquette (23:31-28:59) and Gerrit Cole's historic tear (29:00-31:15). Plus: An interview with special guest Ryan Lachaine (31:42), chef/owner of Riel Restaurant, which was just named the #1 restaurant in Houston by CultureMap. Parental discretion advised.
46 minutes | Sep 7, 2019
16: Texans trades + Justin Verlander is the GOAT
In this episode, Nick and Jordan discuss the Texans' trades involving Jadeveon Clowney and Laremy Tunsil, Justin Verlander's third career no-hitter and where he ranks in the pantheon of Houston athletes, and Eric Gordon re-signing with the Rockets. Plus: Restaurant recommendations of the week at Rosie Cannonball and One Fifth.
56 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
15: 713 Day: Russell Westbrook to the Rockets + Houston Facts
On this 713 Day episode, topics include the Rockets’ trade for Russell Westbrook (4:38), Glover Quin retirement (16:00) and the worst moves in Texans franchise history (17:28), Astros All-Stars (25:05), Houston Facts from @visithouston (27:51), Houston city nicknames (47:07), and Jordan and Nick's restaurant recommendation of the week (49:11).
47 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
14: Whataburger, Sports & East End Bars with guest Brian Ching
Houston soccer legend Brian Ching joins the podcast (23:25) to talk about his new bar project, East End Backyard, along with the success of his first bar, Pitch 25, and his transition from professional soccer to business. Nick and Jordan discuss the sale of Whataburger (2:09), Texans GM fiasco (7:55), Rockets problems (11:57) and a Restaurant Rec of the Week (19:22).
52 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
13: Welcome to Houston goes to Minute Maid
Nick and Jordan go to Minute Maid Park for Astros rookie Yordan Alvarez's MLB debut. They discuss their experience in Section 105, along with The Original Ninfa's Uptown Houston restaurant opening and the Texans' shock firing of General Manager Brian Gaine after 1 year on the job. 01:05: Catching up 04:35: "Welcome to Houston" at the Astros game 06:13: Yordan Alvarez MLB debut 14:06: Original Ninfa's Uptown opening 21:19: Texans firing of GM Brian Gaine 29:28: Rockets playoffs; sitting courtside 31:56: Game of Thrones final season 42:01: Jordan at The Masters; Tiger Tiger Woods, y'all 44:50: Hanging with Jerry Jones at Cowboys & Indians With shoutouts to Slim Thug (00:35), Hangout Music Festival (02:06), Kygo (02:16), Alba Huerta & Julep (02:50), Robbie Beck (18:39), John McClain (23:55), Brett Favre & Mike Vick (28:40), Paul Miller & Gr8 Plate Hospitality (29:55), TJ Yates (30:35), Oysters Clams and Cockles & Ross Bolen (37:05), Zoë Kravitz (38:21), Ryan Lachaine & Riel (44:22), Syracuse (49:15) and Donkeeboy & Donkeemom (51:40).
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