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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The host of KERA 90.1's "Think" talks about the statewide expansion of her interview show, her dyscalculia, and the one time she kinda sorta swore on the air. After you've listened to this podcast and come to realize that it is the best podcast you've ever heard, consider throwing EarBurner some stars on iTunes.
Regina Merson founded the Reina Rebelde makeup line. Before she got into makeup, Merson was a bankruptcy attorney in Dallas. Before that, she was escaping kidnappers in Bangkok. Before THAT, she was developing her obsession with the power of beauty while watching her mom get dressed for the disco. We talked with Merson about her taste for tequila, heading into the jungles of Mexico for eyeliner inspiration, and how to know when the time is right for a new Plan A, no matter what your friends say.
A while back, Holland wrote a funny story for D Magazine about leaving her 3-year-old son alone in a movie theater — briefly — so that she could buy him a hotdog. Predictably, Facebook decided she was a bad mom. We talked with Holland about that experience, about developing a writer's thick skin, and about her breast milk consulting firm.
Here's the story about her kid: https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2017/february/yes-i-left-my-child-alone-in-a-movie-theatre/
Facebook wasn't thrilled: https://www.facebook.com/DMagazineOnline/posts/10154592600214678
And here was Holland's response to those "mommy shamers": https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/02/a-note-to-the-great-mommy-shamers-of-north-texas/
The legendary funnyman from SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket shares his deep thoughts on Tony Romo, Skip Bayless, drinking, not drinking, the war between bears and humans, Robert Wilonsky's sonorous voice, his own lack of ambition, and the high school girlfriend that he can never forget, among other topics.
The executive director of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas talks about working with other lawyers to free detainees at DFW Airport. Also discussed: good Dallas beer joints, why it's a bad idea to insult your wife, and what Zac is going to do with his 2 acres under I-345 once the highway is torn down. We covered a lot.