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Aug 1, 2020

Our staff photographer, Elizabeth Lavin, talks about her work for the August issue of D Magazine. She donned PPE to go inside UTSW's Clements hospital to document what doctors and nurses are doing to save lives in Dallas. 

Jun 21, 2020

Jim worked at the Dallas Observer for 24 years. Now he works for us. How long will this arrangement last? God only knows. But for the time being, the most revered and reviled city columnist in Dallas will do his best for your favorite city magazine. Here's what he has to say about that transition, whether the police chief should be fired, how Backpage.com took over the Observer, and everything else that you should care about. Listen up. 

Apr 11, 2020

The former mayor of Dallas invited us into his backyard to talk about sheltering in place; the people he'd pick to marry, eff, and kill; how he worked with County Judge Clay Jenkins through the Ebola crisis and the lessons from that experience that our current mayor might want to heed; and which sports arena in the land is the most hostile to visiting teams. Plus there was gin. So much gin that even a dog drank some. Fourteen stars.

Mar 24, 2020

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.

Mar 21, 2020

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.

Feb 25, 2020

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!

Feb 21, 2020

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.

Feb 17, 2020

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.

Feb 6, 2020

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!

Jan 29, 2020

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.

Nov 17, 2019

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.

Nov 8, 2019

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.

Jul 25, 2019

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.

Jul 13, 2019

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.

Jun 6, 2019

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.

May 7, 2019

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.

Apr 24, 2019

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. 

Apr 18, 2019

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.

Apr 17, 2019

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.

Apr 15, 2019

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.

Apr 12, 2019

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.

Apr 10, 2019

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.

Apr 9, 2019

Has he ever punched someone? What would he do about VisitDallas? Is he still friends with Angela Hunt? All questions answered. Fifteen stars.

Apr 3, 2019

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. 

Mar 27, 2019

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.

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