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The University of Texas Press Podcasts

Wittliff, The Devil's Backbone

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

Author: | Date: Monday, 03 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: Wednesday, 17 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: Wednesday, 17 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: Tuesday, 16 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: Tuesday, 16 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: Monday, 08 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: Thursday, 06 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: Thursday, 06 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: Thursday, 06 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: Thursday, 06 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: Thursday, 06 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: Wednesday, 16 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: Saturday, 28 September 2013 | Duration: 19:03

McWilliams, The Pecan

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

Author: | Date: Saturday, 28 September 2013 | Duration: 17:03

Cantwell, Merle Haggard: The Running Kind

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

Author: | Date: Tuesday, 24 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: Monday, 22 July 2013 | Duration: 16:44

Kamber, Photojournalists on War

Michael Kamber and Dexter Filkins discuss Photojournalists On War.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Monday, 10 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: Friday, 07 June 2013 | Duration: 14:51

Draper, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush

Eric Draper about his photography book, Front Row Seat.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Thursday, 02 May 2013 | Duration: 12:52

Ainslie, The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War

Ricardo C. Ainslie of the University of Texas at Austin speaks about the fight to save Mexico's bloodiest city.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Duration: 19:12

Williams, The Complete Codex Zouche-Nuttall: Mixtec Lineage Histories and Political Biographies

Robert Williams of Texas State University-San Marcos discusses this important Mixtec codex.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Monday, 04 February 2013 | Duration: 12:38

Solari, Maya Ideologies of the Sacred: The Transfiguration of Space in Colonial Yucatán

Amara Solari of Penn State speaks about the opposing views of sacred space in post-conquest Yucatán.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Monday, 21 January 2013 | Duration: 16:38

Scolieri, Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest

Paul Scolieri of Barnard College talks about how dance affected Spanish opinions of the Aztecs.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Saturday, 01 December 2012 | Duration: 16:01

Editor in Chief Theresa May Introduces New Series

Theresa May, Editor in Chief at UT Press describes the Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication Initiative.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Duration: 5:55

Hogeland, Founding Finance: How Debt, Speculation, Foreclosures, Protests, and Crackdowns Made Us a Nation

William Hogeland describes the class conflicts in Colonial and Early Republican America.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Thursday, 25 October 2012 | Duration: 19:48

Reid, Let the People In

Jan Reid describes his Ann Richards biography.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Tuesday, 09 October 2012 | Duration: 16:27

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Friday, 14 September 2012 | Duration: 15:16

Winters, Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantis

Dan Winters discusses the process of documenting the shuttle program.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Friday, 08 June 2012 | Duration: 19:12

Menconi, Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown

Music journalist David Menconi discusses his Ryan Adams biography.

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Monday, 21 May 2012 | Duration: 15:38

Author: University of Texas Press | Date: Thursday, 05 April 2012 | Duration: 18:06