Mike is a beloved radio legend and not a young man, so to avoid killing him, we recorded this podcast in a park within eyesight of the friendly Mercantile Tower and not too far from his downtown Dallas apartment. We stood 6 feet apart and controlled our sneezes. The studies so far have been inconclusive about whether the virus can be spread via flatulence, so that was fair game.
The councilwoman from District 9 now co-chairs a task force to help the city recover from the economic fallout of the virus. To make sure we followed all city rules and kept each other safe, we recorded this podcast in the parking lot in front of Lakewood Growler, with our cars forming a protective circle around us. It got personal. And that's a good thing.
What is a CIA spy who hunts terrorists supposed to look like? Well, maybe she's supposed to look just like Tracy. Straight out of school at USC, she went to work for the agency. Then she worked for the FBI. THEN she became a teacher at Hockaday, an elite Dallas private school for girls. If you think that's enough to write a book about, you're right. Special note: this podcast ended in a way that no other EarBurner episode has ever ended. Hopefully it will never happen again. Listen!
This episode ran a bit long. You know why? Because Dave is a dang funny dude who has a lot of good stories. You'll learn the following: why he hates the Astros, how he once got traded for a blind guy, what he thinks of the Rangers' new ballpark, what happened to Cookie Talk, where he likes to party in Flower Mound, and so much more! Like, for example, he answers a hypothetical that involves baseball, knee surgery, the World Series, and oxycodone. Make the time. Have a listen.
Rosin is D Magazine’s new online dining editor, in charge of our SideDish blog. She comes to us from Seattle, where, apparently, she learned to hate enchiladas and flip-flops. This podcast is shocking. Don't listen to it with small children around.
The novelist and travel writer started a quarterly author's panel series in Dallas because she was starved for LitTalk. Also, she was a star high school basketball player and had a surprising answer when Tim asked her who would win in a game of one-on-one. Note: there is swearing in this episode, both in English and Spanish. Ear muffs on! Twelve stars!
The president of the Dallas Police Association stopped by the Old Monk to talk about how much he enjoys his gig, whether Police Chief Renee Hall needs the boot, and what the hell is happening in Dallas to cause violent crimes to spike. Also, we learn that Zac obviously knows what an 8 ball of cocaine looks like. Seventeen stars.
The Dallas Morning News’ architecture critic has some strong words for the designers employed by the Mavericks. He also doesn't much care for the Klyde Warren Park expansion plans. And, if you can believe it, he has never seen the ’80s classic movie Highlander. This one is definitely 4.56 stars.
Evelyn is a grad student at UTA's architecture school. She also works for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas as an environmental activist and community organizer. After the illegal dump known as Shingle Mountain made headlines, Evelyn undertook a first-of-its-kind land use and zoning study of southern Dallas. The resulting "toolkit," as it's called, can help elected officials and city staff clean up a long-neglected part of Dallas. In this episode, we talk about all that AND Evelyn's brief roller derby career.
Cora has a new book out, "Ferocious Warrior." Where'd she get the sword she posed with for the cover photo? What are the dangers of using fat cream? How'd she make money as a kid growing up in the megachurch Potter's House? And, most important, who is her favorite Braxton sister? This one is worth at least eight stars.
Abtahi explains why he REALLY stepped down from his post and what his next political move is. Oh, also, he reveals what is the most expensive portable item in his house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Has he ever punched someone? What would he do about VisitDallas? Is he still friends with Angela Hunt? All questions answered. Fifteen stars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.