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Jun 6, 2019

Not only do we have the Griggs-Johnson battle, but there's Moore and Blackmon, Young and Bazaldua, Kingston and Blewett, and Arnold and Blair. That right there is five runoffs. Celeste, the Nate Silver of Dallas politics, reveals his picks just days before the day that is the big day.

May 7, 2019

Mayor Rawlings (for now) talks about his son posting pictures to social media of him hot-tubbing and drinking white wine, why Laura Miller lost her bid for District 13, how Trinity Forest Golf Club helps southern Dallas, what he thinks of Philip Kingston, and what's up with Willie's Grill and Icehouse. Give us 15 stars and subscribe. Bless you.

Apr 24, 2019

Ken has made just a little bit of money investing in the oil and gas business. He's also the CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Why would a guy like that become part owner of the Dallas Fuel, an e-sport team in the Overwatch League? He breaks it down for us. We also talk about the coolest graduates of St. Mark's, what George W's first hole in one was like, Davos, Burning Man, and the artificial turf in the Texas Rangers' new stadium. 

Apr 18, 2019

Which street in Dallas does he want to rename Dirk Way? Are Latinos trying to take over City Hall? These questions and more are answered in this episode of our mayoral interview series. At least six stars.

Apr 17, 2019

What's the worst thing he's ever done on vacation? How many dang cities has he visited in search of good ideas for Dallas? How much Guinness can he drink during one podcast? All questions answered. Give us all your stars.

Apr 15, 2019

Whom would he most like to face in a runoff? What is a boomama? And why is he so upset with Eric Johnson? These and more questions are answered in this episode. You should listen to it.

Apr 12, 2019

How fast can we sell DFW Airport? When is the last time she hung out with Hillary Clinton? Why is she wary of tearing down I-345? All questions answered. Use your ears.

Apr 10, 2019

How will she use her chemistry degree if elected mayor? Will she sell her Highland Park house to Tim? All questions answered. All the stars.

Apr 9, 2019

Has he ever punched someone? What would he do about VisitDallas? Is he still friends with Angela Hunt? All questions answered. Fifteen stars.

Apr 3, 2019

The mayoral candidate steps up to be the first of the nine running to sit at Table No. 1 at the Old Monk and answer 10 super hard questions about himself, including when was the last time he cried and whether Dallas should tear down Confederate monuments. 

Mar 27, 2019

Ron is a sportswriter of some renown. His latest book is titled "Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks." And what the heck does Banks have to do with Dallas? Well, folks, he grew up here. You know the Wyly Theatre? That's where Banks' house once stood. This is a seven-star episode. Check it out.

Mar 13, 2019

Possibly the best boxer pound for pound in the entire whole world brought his 10-man posse to the Old Monk to talk about why he has three cellphones and what it felt like the first time he punched the crap out of someone.

Feb 18, 2019

The owner of the Dallas Mavericks stopped by the Old Monk for a very special triple-digit episode. He talked with Tim and Zac about the Kristaps Porzingis trade, how long the team scouted Luka Doncic, what Dirk will do when he retires, and why he, Mark Cuban, will never own a yacht. Cuban also explains why he threatened in 2002 to slice off part of Tim's anatomy. Again: VERY special episode. At least five stars. Maybe more.

Feb 12, 2019

Odessa is a three-time world champion. In a game against the Germans where the USA won 107-6, she racked up more than 300 yards on the ground. Oh, also, she is the COO of a new women's tackle league whose best team is in Dallas. Get to it. Fifteen stars.

Feb 6, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, SMU grad and senior pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, has been called the face of black lives matter in Dallas. You want to know what we should do with the Confederate monuments? You want to know why 72 percent of Dallas' homeless population is black while black folks make up only 25 percent of the city's overall population? Mike has some answers. And some good questions. (Note: we had way more laughs in this podcast than you'd guess from the foregoing description of it.)

Jan 25, 2019

Pete started a Dallas online arts and culture outfit called Central Track. He was SO dumb to try it. And yet. Here we are, seven years later, and he's going strong. Listen to hear his thoughts on local music, smoking cigarettes, taking cocaine, and sneakers. Fifteen stars.

Jan 18, 2019

Philip is the executive director of the Circuit Trail Conservancy, the outfit that is working to complete The Loop. He's also an avid cyclist. So you should listen to this podcast if you ride a bike or pay taxes or have feet. Five stars.

Dec 1, 2018

The longtime FOX4 newscaster has sat behind the big desk for longer than almost anyone in Dallas. What does she think of Facebook? Will she ever retire? Does her house have a cabana? She stopped by the Old Monk to answer these questions and many more.

Nov 16, 2018

The three-time MLB All-Star and Arlington native started his own wine label a few years ago. It's called JACK. VW stopped by the Old Monk to talk about grapes; the Rangers' new skipper, Woody (they came up together in the Blue Jays organization); why the name "Vernon" sucks; his next-door neighbor Herschel Walker; and a whole bunch of other enological and athletic stuff.

Nov 2, 2018

Tom worked for D Magazine when it started, in 1974. He got thrown in jail for messing with cops who bungled a horrific 1976 mass murder investigation in the tiny town of Blue Mound, Texas. Now, in the November 2018 issue of D, Tom reveals new details about those unsolved murders and who might be to blame. You should listen.

Oct 12, 2018

Miguel is a DISD trustee. Come November 6, you'll get to vote on four propositions that are SUPER important to kids in Dallas. He explains each proposition and why you should approve it. But listen! This is actually a funny podcast. We promise! You will not find a more entertaining discussion of education in Dallas. Oh, and we also talk with Miguel about his baby daughter's heart transplant. That's cool. It's definitely worth five stars in the Apple thing.

Sep 8, 2018

The guitarist for the Old 97's reflects on 25 years of rock and roll. And also on the greatest poop story that David Sedaris ever stole.

Jul 27, 2018

We have a thing at D Magazine called the Brown Bag Lunch Series, where we invite someone up to our office during the lunch hour to either be interviewed or share some thoughts with the entire company. This week, Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken sat down with Tim Rogers to talk about the third season of the show, which starts August 15, and why you should never go swimming in the ocean right after you've had a breast reduction surgery.

Jul 6, 2018

Kourtny is the CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. It's her job to help revitalize the heart of our region and make Dallas a more livable, enjoyable city. That means dealing with the onslaught of share bikes and scooters. We also talk with her about the effort to establish a downtown elementary school and her total and complete lack of sports knowledge.

Jun 29, 2018

The National Magazine Award-winning writer and convicted felon returns to the podcast to talk about his lack of success on Tinder, paying the $890,000 restitution he owes, and his Pursuance Project, a collaborative apparatus he hopes will change the world. Also, we talk about the 1 million gallons of poop that Plano dumped on Dallas.

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