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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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Dallas, TX

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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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English


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Baron de Bastrop

12/10/2018
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Dutch Nobleman? American businessman? Embezzler? Con Man? Colonizer? Despite a complicated and contradictory history, what's clear is that no one played a greater role in helping the Austin family establish the first Anglo colony in Texas. This week we look at the complicated life of the self-styled Baron de Bastrop!

Duration:00:26:01

Patrick Swayze

12/3/2018
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An athlete, a dancer, and an actor, this Texan charmed his way into our hearts with his tough-guy charm and heartbreak smile. Today on Come and Take It, Pain don’t hurt... because we're paying tribute to the late, great Patrick Swayze.

Duration:00:32:09

'Cactus Jack' Garner: Part Two

11/26/2018
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This week continue our discussion of the first man to be both Speaker of the House and Vice President, Texas' own John Nance 'Cactus Jack' Garner.

Duration:00:33:42

'Cactus Jack' Garner: Part One

11/19/2018
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He was the first Texan to serve as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Vice President of the United States. He was outspoken, cantakerous, and controversial, and relished his nickname 'Cactus Jack'. This week we cover part one of our discussion of John Nance Garner.

Duration:00:19:23

The Road to 254

11/12/2018
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Texas is big y'all. The massive state is 268,597 square miles, sub-divided into 254 individual counties. Today we’re discussing how much of this beautiful state we’ve actually seen.

Duration:00:41:25

Jewish Texans

11/5/2018
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Since its earliest days, Jewish Texans have played a vital and vibrant role in the life and history of the Lone Star State. This week we celebrate the unique legacy of Jewish Texans.

Duration:00:21:24

CATI Watches: Silent Rage

10/29/2018
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It's Halloween-time in Texas again! But instead of a spooky ghost tale, we’re going back to the movies, Chuck Norris-style! Today we're watching 1982’s Chuck Norris epic… Silent Rage!

Duration:00:54:34

Texan Astronaut Actors

10/22/2018
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Space...the final frontier. Today we discuss the adventures of ten Texan actors who have taken our imaginations to the stars.

Duration:00:45:30

The Muncey Incident

10/15/2018
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Texas had just won its independence from Mexico in a bloody revolution. The promise of a prosperous future for Anglo settlers was on the horizon, and everyone wanted their share. While everyone wanted peace, it was inevitable that newcomers would continue to clash with the native residents of the territory. This is the story of the last known Indian raid in Collin County.

Duration:00:18:55

Steve Martin

10/8/2018
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He's a maverick performer who made a name for himself by questioning everything about his profession. He's a stand-up comedian turned movie star turned banjo star that now spends most of his time writing. We're talking about a comedy legend?and technically a Texan.

Duration:00:35:22

Tales of the Texas Rangers—Diamond Dick

10/1/2018
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He was a dashing Texas Ranger who had a reputation for taking the toughest jobs and always getting his man, and he did so always wearing a diamond pin on his lapel. This week we look at another True Tale of the Texas Rangers, the legend of Diamond Dick: Ernest St. Leon.

Duration:00:17:43

Tales of the Texas Rangers—The Border Boss John Hughes

9/24/2018
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He was a legendary Texas Ranger who was relentless in his pursuit of justice. The toughest, longest-serving Ranger of his time, he became known as 'The Border Boss'. This week, we have another Tale of the Texas Rangers as we talk about John R. Hughes.

Duration:00:19:53

Tales of the Texas Rangers—The Ambush at Tres Jacales

9/16/2018
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Fierce bandits, Texas Rangers, an ambush on the wrong side of the border, and a beloved Captain slain. Today we look at a true tale of the Texas Rangers, the Ambush at Tres Jacales

Duration:00:15:25

Five Years

9/10/2018
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It's been a long road, Faithful Listeners. Since the beginning, we've gone through our own personal changes and shared hundreds of stories about the great state of Texas and what it means to us. Today we're taking a look back at five years of Come and Take It, a talk show about Texas by Texans.

Duration:00:30:05

The Heartbreak Kid: Shawn Michaels

9/3/2018
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He was a San Antonio Air Force kid who had a professional wrestling career that spanned three decades. Along the way he earned a reputation for being both the best and most difficult performer in the business, along with the title 'Mr. Wrestlemania'. Today we're talking about the 'show stopper, the icon, the Heartbreak Kid himself', Shawn Michaels.

Duration:00:45:37

Salty Texas: Grand Saline

8/27/2018
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Salt is one of the most important minerals on earth. We need it in our bodies to survive, and it helps make food taste good. Throughout history, salt has been a source of status, conflict, and and wealth that drives commerce. Texas is fortunate enough to have major deposits of pure salt that have made it one of the largest suppliers in the United States of this precious commodity. Today we're focusing on one of the most prominent suppliers of salt in the world, Grand Saline.

Duration:00:29:26

Best of Year Two: Santa Anna Part 1

8/20/2018
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This week we take a look back at one of our early episodes from the second year of the show, one of our favorites that really shows an alternate view to some of our most beloved history. No man dominated the political life of the first decades of Mexico's existence like Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. But from his earliest days as a Spanish soldier to the field of San Jacinto, Santa Anna's glory was tied to Texas as much as it was to Mexico. Today we look at the early life and rise to power of...

Duration:00:35:53

Red Adair

8/13/2018
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He was the king of the Hellfighters, a fearless battler of the most dangerous kind of fire ever known, oil well fires. This week we look at the life of the great Red Adair.

Duration:00:24:39

Texas Tornados: Part Three

8/6/2018
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They're one of the most terrifying weather phenomena there is, able to strike with little warning practically anywhere, and they bring destruction and mayhem in their wake. This week we talk about some of the most terrible tornados in Texas history.

Duration:00:31:49

Texas Tornados: Part Two

7/30/2018
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They're one of the most terrifying weather phenomena there is, able to strike with little warning practically anywhere, and they bring destruction and mayhem in their wake. This week we talk about some of the most terrible tornados in Texas history.

Duration:00:27:29