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  • KATY VINE

    In partnership with Texas Monthly, Katy Vine's 'Cops and Robbers' 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. Law enforcement in Hidalgo County would joke that without the drug trade, half the business in the county would fail. Others would say of the region in South Texas that you'd be hard pressed to meet a local who didn't know a drug dealer. The sentiment of the local culture and economy relying on the drug trade would turn from harmless to hostile when the line between drug busters and drug dealers began to blur. In 'Cops and Robbers,' listeners are introduced to members of...read more

  • KATY VINE

    In partnership with Texas Monthly, Katy Vine's 'Lost and Found' 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. Katy Vine's 'Lost and Found' is a thoughtful and uplifting look into a refugee community in the heart of Texas at a time when political sentiment surrounding refugees and immigration turned increasingly negative. Texas is known nationwide for accepting a high ratio of refugees admitted to the United States. Though most end up in Houston, the smaller city of Amarillo has become a harbor for new immigrants looking to start anew. One key part of the vital Amarillo refugee...read more

  • KATY VINE

    In partnership with Texas Monthly, Katy Vine's 'Just Desserts' 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. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins led a perfectly adequate middle class life in Corsicana, Texas. Mr. Jenkins, Sandy, worked as an accountant at Collin Street Bakery, world-famous for their fruitcakes. Kay, Mrs. Jenkins, was the more outgoing of the two, the one that friends and neighbors actually noticed and didn't mind talking to. Feelings of adequacy and invisibility weighed on Sandy, and were only compounded by his admiration of boss bakery owner Bob McNutt, a man who reminded him daily...read more

  • 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

  • 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