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!
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!
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.
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.