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Dec 28, 2017

Paul has a new book out called "The Saboteur," published by HarperCollins. You should read it. But you should also listen to this podcast, wherein we learn for the first time that Tim didn't actually fire Paul from "D Magazine." Maybe.

Nov 30, 2017

This is maybe the oddest episode we've ever done. Tim picked up two strangers in a bar and got them on the podcast. The two Canadians, Doug and Tyler, explain why hosers from Windsor would love the Cowboys so much that they'd make the trip to Dallas to see their favorite team play at AT&T Stadium. It wound up being a great meeting of nations.

Oct 30, 2017

Where would the movie of Jeffrey Payne's life even begin? On the steps of a Louisiana orphanage as his stepmother drops him off at the age of 5? On the driveway of his next-door neighbor's house in New Orleans, water pouring up out of the sewers as if in a horror movie, trying to escape Hurricane Katrina? On the podium of International Mr. Leather 2009, as he bests Mr. Leather Ottawa and Mr. Atlanta Eagle? Or, as Payne hopes, sitting with his Brazilian husband on the porch swing of the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin? Put on a pair of chaps and listen!

Oct 27, 2017

Once upon a time, Sudie Abernathy was a waitress at the Old Monk who brought drinks to Tim and Zac. Now she's a recording artist who is a couples therapist for Tim and Zac. Seriously, the boys almost got into a fight in this one. No stars. But listen anyway.

Oct 20, 2017

Jon started off as a tights-wearing serf when the Dallas castle opened, in 1992. He now runs the joint. He stopped by the Old Monk to talk with Tim and Zac about Medieval Times' new show, which features a queen in the lead role for the first time in the company's 34-year history. Also, he talked about artificially inseminating horses. And the time he served O.J. Simpson at the castle. All the stars!

Oct 17, 2017

In Dallas, for the first time in a major american city, women hold all the top law-enforcement jobs. Lupe Valdez is our sheriff. Faith Johnson is our district attorney. And Renee Hall is our new police chief. The three joined us at D Magazine for a panel on policing and criminal justice in Dallas and beyond. Executive editor Kathy Wise moderates.

Oct 13, 2017

Dale is a Dallas legend. Having worked as a sportscaster at Channel 8 for 34 years, he can pretty much do and say whatever he pleases. In this episode he talks about his biggest poker loss, the sorry state of TV news, and how he manages to stay married. If you enjoy it, throw us some stars.

Oct 6, 2017

Salerno is running against Pete Sessions to represent the 32nd District, which is shaped like dog. She joins Kathy Wise, Holland Murphy, and Caroline Jordan on the patio at José to talk politics, tacos, and beards, among other things.

Sep 29, 2017

What happens when you don't schedule a guest and then, at the last minute, when your magazine deadline ends, you decide to drink some beers and do an "ask me anything" session? This. This is what happens. Ray Hunt's tower, which writer is most successful, the Cotton Bowl — the boys tackle some disparate topics.

Sep 21, 2017

Sara Grace has appeared on the cover of Vogue walked the runway at New York Fashion Week for Calvin Klein. She's a big deal. How the Bedford teen was discovered is an unlikely story. The owners of Wallflower Management, Brenda Gomez and Tammy Theis, sit down at Shoals Sound & Service to spin the yarn for your cocktail-swilling co-hosts, Kathy Wise and Holland Murphy. Bottoms up!

Sep 15, 2017

Mel Kyle is sort of a historian of Dallas rap. Bro knows much. His band's new album, "Fuel City," just by its title, shows how dedicated he is to the local scene. Check out his thoughts on weed, music, the Confederate flag, and baby strollers. Plus, at the end of the show, Mel and host Tim Rogers play iPhone roulette, and Erykah Badu gets involved. Fifteen stars!

Sep 12, 2017

Daron Babcock is the founder of Bonton Farms, an amazing place that is attempting to solve the food desert problem in South Dallas (and where East Dallas moms go to get fresh goat milk). Trisha Cunningham is the new CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. So what we're saying here is that this episode of BraBurner, hosted by Kathy Wise and Holland Murphy, is all about food. Even though that's a mouth-centered topic, you should use your ears to listen.

Sep 1, 2017

The Dallas Theater Center this year won a Tony Award for best regional theater. If you think its artistic director, Kevin Moriarty, let that go to his head — YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. Tim and Zac talk with him about why he's such a badass and how Dallas audiences react to naked bottoms. Six stars!

Aug 25, 2017

Eight years ago, Jay started cooking pizzas in his backyard oven just for fun. Today he oversees a vast Cane Rosso pizza empire that sprawls from Houston to Austin to The Star in Frisco. Tim and Zac talk with him about how he did it, the pizza magazine the three plan to launch together, and dirty feet. Oh, also, they come up with a great new slogan for the city of Addison. Five stars!

Aug 18, 2017

How is it possible that a trove of information describing Ezekiel Elliott's alleged abuse has been online since last September and Kathy Wise was the first person, only just now, to report on it? She explains how that happened and why she, a lawyer, believes the victim's story. We also talk about the worst op-ed writer in Dallas and the best new bookstore in town. Get to it!

Aug 11, 2017

A while back, Will wrote a novel that had, as they say, "heat." He quit his day job and suddenly found himself having odd meetings in Los Angeles. Things didn't exactly work out. A decade later, he's got a new novel, "The Neon Palm of Madam Melancon." You should read it. And you should listen to this 8-star podcast.

Aug 4, 2017

Mary has worked for eight years on a story about a young black man who was sent to the electric chair in 1956 for a crime he didn't commit. His name was Tommy Lee Walker. An all-white jury convicted him of raping and murdering a white woman named Venice Parker. On August 3, we exhumed Venice in an effort to exonerate Tommy Lee. In this episode, Mary talks about what happened.

Jul 28, 2017

Eric is a libtard yellow dog Democrat. And yet he finds himself now deeply in love with guns. A few months back, he acquired his first firearm, and now he can't stop. Zac and Tim talk with their old buddy about why he is crazy and what they can do to help him.

Jul 21, 2017

Lauren doesn't like her name because she thinks "Lauren" sounds like a dumb girl's name. She's not that (dumb). She programs events at Wild Detectives and sometimes throws kids out of her classes at SMU for being inattentive. Zac and Tim talk with her about Dallas authors and Zeke Elliott and Boogotti Kasino and so much more. FIVE STARS iTUNES!

Jun 16, 2017

Harry is a longtime friend of D Magazine. A couple months ago, he published his seventh thriller, which is titled "The Devil's Country" (Thomas & Mercer). In this episode of EarBurner, he talks about holding a day job, writing fiction, and how many people he has killed (a list of people that one day, hopefully, will include our own Tim Rogers).

May 26, 2017

Daniel Vaughn got his magazine start at D Magazine. Let's not dwell on that. Now he's the most powerful meat voice in the state. Texas Monthly just published its list of the 50 best barbecue joints in the state. We talk about how he did it and why Pecan Lodge slipped in the ranking.

May 19, 2017

Rodney remembers his father becoming semi-famous by calling in to The Ticket while shirtless and picking him up from elementary school. It's something. Now the dude does multimedia storytelling about the part of Dallas most overlooked by white people like Tim and Zac. Five stars!

May 12, 2017

Nini Nguyen fled Vietnam for Thailand when she was 5. After living in a refugee camp for years, Nguyen made her way to Dallas when she was 12. Her first job: bagging groceries at Albertson’s. How she went from those humble beginnings to styling Rihanna is a tale you gotta hear.

Apr 21, 2017

Miguel Solis, when he was 27, was the youngest trustee ever elected to the DISD board of trustees, and he got a master's degree from Harvard. If that sounds boring, what if I told you that he's married to a physician-athlete superhero, that he knows more about A Tribe Called Quest than you do, and that he has a good argument for why you should pay more taxes to make Dallas an even better place? Give us five stars in iTunes or we will kill you. Thanks.

Apr 14, 2017

Chris Muldoon just happens to be Tim's cousin. He also recently returned to America after working as a medic at the South Pole. So, you know. He has stories. We got him to tell some of them — including why the South Pole has so much glitter — and no one was punched in the throat.

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