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Oct 2, 2015

Dallas entrepreneur Matt Alexander returned to the Old Monk on Friday afternoon to talk about the Dallas tech and startup communities — and his hot sports opinions.

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Matt Alexander
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Sep 25, 2015

The Dallas Observer‘s own Cheap Bastard, Alice Laussade, stopped by the Old Monk to talk about her upcoming Meat Fight fundraiser, and she brought plenty of salty language with her. Consider this your mature-content warning. Maybe skip this one if you’re listening with the kids.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Alice Laussade
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Sep 18, 2015

District 9 Dallas City Councilman Mark Clayton stopped by the Old Monk to chat about just how much he's let power go to his head since taking his seat at City Hall in June, his soccer fandom, and which Dallas suburb he really, really, really doesn't like. Plus, iPhone roulette.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Mark Clayton
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Sep 11, 2015

D Magazine burger editor pro tem — and sometime literary agent — David Hale Smith stopped by the Old Monk to talk about all the hunks of meat he consumed for our Best Burgers in Dallas issue and how his New York colleagues still can't understand that Dallas isn't a wasteland of wagon wheels and oil derricks.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: David Hale Smith
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Sep 4, 2015

Feargal McKinney — proprietor of the Old Monk, Idle Rich Pub, and Blackfriar — talks about how an Irishman wound up in Dallas, and his plans for a new Henderson Avenue bar, The Skellig.

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Feargal McKinney
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Aug 28, 2015

Michelle Rodriguez, a DJ for country station KSCS, stopped by the Old Monk to talk to Zac and guest co-host Eric Celeste about how she got started in Dallas radio, the Susan Hawk saga, and her soccer fandom.

 

Hosts: Zac Crain, Eric Celeste
Guest: Michelle Rodriguez
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Aug 20, 2015

Widely regarded as the greatest female basketball player ever, Nancy Lieberman stopped by the Old Monk to talk to with Tim and Zac about her long and varied career on the court, as a coach, as a broadcaster, and as a mom. Lieberman's about to start her new gig as an assistant coach for the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Nancy Lieberman
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Aug 13, 2015

Longtime TV newsman Dan Rather stopped by the Old Monk, along with his grandson Martin, to talk about his time covering the JFK Assassination, his professional relationship with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, the new movie about his downfall at CBS, and a prize he's offering for great ideas to improve Texas education.

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Dan Rather and Martin Rather
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Aug 7, 2015

Former Dallas TV news anchor Brendan Higgins stops by the Old Monk to talk for the first time about the details of the arrest in Aspen, Colorado, that led to his firing by CBS 11. 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Brendan Higgins
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Jul 31, 2015

The co-owner of Goodfriend Beer Garden and the Blind Butcher stopped by the Old Monk to talk about his early days as a bouncer at Trees and his plans to open a new package store that also serves incredible sandwiches. Plus the most amazing round of iPhone roulette ever.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Matt Tobin
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Jul 24, 2015

Former Dallas mayor and investigative journalist Laura Miller stopped by the Old Monk to talk about why she now spends her days fighting for clean coal and against proposed Preston Center developments. Plus the story behind her classic 1991 D Magazine piece on John Wiley Price.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Laura Miller
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Jul 17, 2015

Alan Peppard, longtime society columnist for the Dallas Morning News, talks about reporting on the city's elite, how he got his start at D Magazine, and why Troy Aikman hates our own Zac Crain.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Alan Peppard
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Jul 10, 2015

Comedian Paul Varghese stopped by the Old Monk yesterday to commiserate with Zac and guest co-host Eric Celeste over just how royally DeAndre Jordan screwed the Dallas Mavericks, why the Dallas comedy scene is even better than you realize, and what it's like to tell off-color jokes in an ultra-PC era. Also, for our more sensitive listeners, we must issue a MATURE CONTENT WARNING regarding some of the language in this episode, particularly in the third act.

 

Hosts: Zac Crain, Eric Celeste
Guest: Paul Varghese
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Jun 26, 2015

Former Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway stops by the Old Monk to talk about his run for the Dallas County Commissioners Court and his plans for hosting a TV fishing show.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Dwaine Caraway
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records

Jun 12, 2015

Bryan DeLuca of sock subscription service Foot Cardigan stops by the Old Monk to chat about his unique business model, the national news that McKinney made this week, and the chief exports of Eurasian countries.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Bryan DeLuca
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Jun 5, 2015

Chef Brian Luscher of the Grape and Luscher's Red Hots stops by the Old Monk to talk about the Dallas restaurant business, the future of Deep Ellum, and his Chicago roots.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Brian Luscher
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

 

May 29, 2015

Thursday afternoon former CBS 11/TXA 21 sports anchor and reporter Gina Miller stopped by the Old Monk to talk about Josh Hamilton’s return to the Texas Rangers, her new life as a lifestyle blogger, and why she was forced to endure years of living in Houston during the 1990s.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Gina Miller
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

 

 

May 22, 2015

Joe Tone, who recently announced he's stepping down as editor of the Dallas Observer, talks about the book he's planning to write and the future of the Voice Media Group alt-weekly newspaper.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Joe Tone
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

May 15, 2015

Dr. Seema Yasmin, public health professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and reporter for the Dallas Morning News, stops by the Old Monk to discuss her recent article about vaginal rejuvenation, her English roots, the public shaming of two women at the Kessler Theater, and her nascent knowledge of Texas.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Seema Yasmin
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

May 8, 2015

Ahead of a pivotal Dallas municipal election, City Councilman Philip Kingston comes again to the Old Monk to discuss politics, zombies, boating, and break dancing. Is he angling to take Zac's co-hosting gig for himself? Perhaps.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Philip Kingston
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

May 1, 2015

Dallas entrepreneur Matt Alexander stops by the Old Monk to speak in his British accent about the state of his online fashion businesses, the future prospects of the Dallas Mavericks, and his brief professional rollerblading career. Plus, who will win in Zac Crain's U.S. Citizenship Test challenge?

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Matt Alexander
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Apr 24, 2015

Steven Walters is a Dallas Theater Center company member currently appearing in DTC's Colossal. He stopped by the Old Monk to talk about that production as well as some of his past work as co-founder of Second Thought Theatre and co-writer of plays and films including the well-received comedy Love & Air Sex.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Liz Johnstone
Guest: Steven Walters
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Apr 17, 2015

Harrison Edell, director of living collections at the Dallas Zoo, stops by the Old Monk to talk about the zoo's recent Animal Planet special documenting a live giraffe birth. We also delve into his fondness for kilts.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Harrison Edell
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Apr 10, 2015

Former Dallas City Councilwoman Angela Hunt stops by the Old Monk to discuss recent setbacks for supporters of the Trinity toll road, when she'll run for mayor, and why current Mayor Mike Rawlings is so committed to building a highway that seemingly few people still want.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Angela Hunt
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

Mar 27, 2015

Michael J. Mooney, author of The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL, stopped by the Old Monk to talk about his recent Dallas book signing and to discuss the news of the day, including the Dallas Cowboys' Greg Hardy, Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow, and the recent "booty shot" death in Deep Ellum.

 

Hosts: Tim Rogers, Zac Crain
Guest: Michael J. Mooney
Theme music: Shibboleth's "The Bavarian," from the 2008 album Experiment in Error (Idol Records)

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