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  • Mimi Swartz

    In partnership with Texas Monthly, Mimi Swartz's 'Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives' is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program. Many Americans today feel they don't hold the reins to their own healthcare; for American women, healthcare is nothing less than a Trojan horse. With women's healthcare politicized more than ever, it's impossible not to wonder how we got to now. Mimi Swartz's 'Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives' is a vital snapshot of this history for fans of Hulu's adaption of The Handmaid's Tale or listeners of the podcast, 'Pod Save America.' Told with immense levity...read more

  • Sherron Watkins

    “They’re still trying to hide the weenie,” thought Sherron Watkins as she read a newspaper clipping about Enron two weeks before Christmas, 2001. . . It quoted [CFO] Jeff McMahon addressing the company’s creditors and cautioning them against a rash judgment. “Don’t assume that there is a smoking gun.” Sherron knew Enron well enough to know that the company was in extreme spin mode… Power Failure is the electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the collapse of Enron, the high-flying gas and energy company touted as the poster child of the New Economy that, in its hubris, had aspired to be “The World’s Leading Company,” and...read more

  • Mimi Swartz

    In partnership with Texas Monthly, Mimi Swartz's 'The Cheerleader Murder Plot' is now available as an audio download, where the length and timeliness of a podcast meets the high-quality production of a full-length audio program. In 'The Cheerleader Murder Plot,' Mimi Swartz paints a scene of a place that makes the unthinkable -- the plot to murder a fellow cheerleading mother and her daughter -- something within the realm of possibility. To say Channelview is a dismal place is an understatement. It's the kind of place where even the slightest bit of distinction goes a long way amidst the usual doldrum of high school, marriage, kids, repeat. It's within this setting that the likes of...read more

  • Mimi Swartz

    It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In Ticker, Texas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations. Part investigative journalism, part medical mystery, Ticker is a dazzling story of modern innovation, recounting fifty years of false starts, abysmal failures and miraculous triumphs, as experienced by one the world’s foremost heart surgeons, O.H. “Bud” Frazier, who has given his life to...read more