The University of Texas Press Podcasts

Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece, The Tacos of Texas

Taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece evangelize taco culture in Texas.

Author: | Date: Monday, 26 September 2016 | Duration: 32:48

Kristin Hersh, Don't Suck, Don't Die

In conjunction with new paperback release of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh reflects on her relationship with the late musician Vic Chesnutt and her commitment to telling the truth through her art.

Author: | Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016 | Duration: 44:58

Margaret Guroff, The Mechanical Horse

Margaret Guroff reflects on how she synthesized a wealth of research on the bicycle into one narrative and how being a cyclist informed her writing.

Author: | Date: Sunday, 15 May 2016 | Duration: 21:42

Andrea Valdez, How to Be a Texan

Texas Monthly editor Andrea Valdez unpacks which Texas activities comprise the classic Texan identity and why they should be appreciated.

Author: | Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Duration: 17:21

Sarah Bird, A Love Letter to Texas Women

Acclaimed author Sarah Bird gushes over the Texas women who taught her the pioneer principle of “neighboring”—fostering friendliness among women.

Author: | Date: Monday, 21 March 2016 | Duration: 22:57

Lynne Adele and Bruce Lee Webb, As Above, So Below

Art historian Lynne Adele and fraternal object collector Bruce Lee Webb (himself a Mason) chart the fascinating history of America’s secret societies.

Author: | Date: Thursday, 25 February 2016 | Duration: 31:38

Toni Tipton‐Martin, The Jemima Code

Culinary journalist and activist Toni Tipton-Martin discusses her new book, offering listeners insight into what the "Jemima Code” actually is and the harmful stereotype that it has perpetuated over time.

Author: | Date: Monday, 16 November 2015 | Duration: 33:26

Ray Benson, Comin’ Right at Ya

Multi-Grammy award-winning frontman for the western swing band Asleep at the Wheel talks about his life as a musician, advice for young creatives, and why he keeps comin’ at ya, i.e.: touring every town in America!

Author: | Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Duration: 22:14

Auyero, Invisible in Austin

An award-winning sociologist and his students discuss how they fought to expose the complexity of marginalized communities in one of America’s most economically segregated cities.

Author: | Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2015 | Duration: 38:35

Editor on Understanding the Middle East through Translated Literature

Wendy Moore, publications editor for UT Austin’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, discusses the art and value of translating works of literature.

Author: | Date: Monday, 03 August 2015 | Duration: 23:09

Reed, A Long Walk Home

Leading contemporary photojournalist Eli Reed discusses his award-winning career covering an astonishing array of subjects around the world.

Author: | Date: Monday, 29 June 2015 | Duration: 31:37

McGraw, Betting the Farm on a Drought

Award-winning writer Seamus McGraw in conversation with UT Press about what he’s learned from talking to the people on the front lines of climate change and how storytelling can help us come together to enact solutions.

Author: | Date: Sunday, 10 May 2015 | Duration: 34:12

Wittliff, The Devil's Backbone

Distinguished screenwriter Bill Wittliff talks about how he spun family-told mysteries into his engrossing first novel.

Author: | Date: Sunday, 02 November 2014 | Duration: 16:05

Davis, The Flatlanders

John T. Davis lovingly reveals what made three friends from Lubbock the godfathers of alt country.

Author: | Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Duration: 17:21

Shames, Bronx Boys

Stephen Shames opens up about being a father figure to young men chasing girls and taking risks in the Bronx of the '70s.

Author: | Date: Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Duration: 17:45

Wiersema, Architectural Vessels of the Moche

Juliet Wiersema discusses her pioneering study of a culture with no living descendants and no writing system.

Author: | Date: Monday, 15 September 2014 | Duration: 14:55

Bassett, The Fate of Earthly Things

Molly Bassett explains how the sacred infused Aztec daily life and talks sacred backpacks and manufactured deities.

Author: | Date: Monday, 15 September 2014 | Duration: 17:14

Shindle, Being Miss America

Kate Shindle talks how the Miss America pageant could empower today's young women, if the pageant would only progress.

Author: | Date: Sunday, 07 September 2014 | Duration: 15:34

Edwards, Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

The first book-length study of abstract art in Texas during the vital and canon-defining period in the mid-twentieth century.

Author: | Date: Wednesday, 05 March 2014 | Duration: 18:41

Mizejewski, Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics

Linda Mizejewski talks about women in comedy and body politics. After all, "to make someone laugh is a power play."

Author: | Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 | Duration: 16:43

Sterling, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

Chef David Sterling discusses the fiercely independent Yucatán region and brings its unique cuisine to your kitchen.

Author: | Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 | Duration: 16:15

Cox, American Christianity: The Continuing Revolution

Stephen Cox unpacks the core of American Christianity, its diversity of belief, and how it has changed over the centuries into the digital age.

Author: | Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 | Duration: 16:03

Halperin, Maya Figurines: Intersections between State and Household

Christina Halperin describes ceramic figurines found in domestic refuse deposits and how they mirror state/individual relations.

Author: | Date: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 | Duration: 12:58

Hammett, Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

Editor Chad Hammett teases out surprising revelations found in the letters by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard and longtime friend Johnny Dark.

Author: | Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2013 | Duration: 12:26

Prados, The Family Jewels

John Prados discusses the most sensitive US intelligence agency operations, their oversight, and the origins of today's scandals.

Author: | Date: Friday, 27 September 2013 | Duration: 19:03

McWilliams, The Pecan

James McWilliams speaks about the origins of the pecan, America's native nut.

Author: | Date: Friday, 27 September 2013 | Duration: 17:03

Cantwell, Merle Haggard: The Running Kind

David Cantwell talks about Haggard's roots, influences, music, and style.

Author: | Date: Monday, 23 September 2013 | Duration: 17:08

Miller, The Spectacle of the Late Maya Court

Mary Ellen Miller speaks about her landmark study of the Bonampak murals.

Author: | Date: Sunday, 21 July 2013 | Duration: 16:44

Kamber, Photojournalists on War

Michael Kamber and Dexter Filkins discuss Photojournalists On War.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Sunday, 09 June 2013 | Duration: 16:05

Walsh, Barbecue Crossroads: Notes and Recipes from a Southern Odyssey

James Beard Award-winning author Robb Walsh discusses Barbecue Crossroads.

Author: | Date: Thursday, 06 June 2013 | Duration: 14:51