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The End is Near (Ft. Kelly Hart)

5/24/2019
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The end of this legislative session can't come soon enough. Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder are joined by former Texas Senate Candidate Gwenn Burud as they dissect the buffoonery of the week: healthcare bans, LGBTQ discriminations, and Texas mental healthcare. Kelly Hart of Planned Parenthood Greater Texas joins the gang to try and make sense of it all-- but can you ever make sense of insanity?

Duration:00:54:45

Terminate the Unviable #TXLege Session: 10 More Days. (ft. Manny Garcia)

5/17/2019
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10 more days until the end of the 86th Legislative session, and Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder can't wait. Kendall recuperates from celebrating a bit early and Lillian tries to hold it all together with 3rd mic Rachel Perry. Manny Garcia, the Executive Director of the Texas Democratic Party provides his take on the challenges this legislative session and the 2020 election season.

Duration:00:58:35

The Worst Politicians that Money Can Buy (Ft. Chris Tackett)

5/10/2019
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Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder are joined by third mic Karrol Rimal to discuss this week’s happenings in the news. Texas Campaign Finance watchdog Chris Tackett joins the team to talk about the folks who bought and paid for our “leaders” in Austin.

Duration:00:58:17

More Like William Disbarred, amiright?

5/6/2019
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United States Senator and 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand joins Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno this week to chat about AG Barr, clean elections, and her run for the presidency.

Duration:00:52:02

Border of Insanity

4/26/2019
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This week on Pod Bless Texas: Before they sit down with Filmmaker and rancher Ben Masters to discuss his upcoming film The River and The Wall, Lillian Salerno starts her big-time celebrity feud with Beyonce, Kendall Scudder eats ice cream from a coffee mug, and 3rd mic Brian Clayton Black holds the show together so that we can discuss MJ Hegar, legalized hemp in Texas, and this week's shake-up in the presidential race.

Duration:00:47:28

Note to 12 Dem Dudes: Winter is Coming

4/19/2019
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What do you do when Dems are behaving badly? Act accordingly. Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno forego a third mic this week to take on the 12 male Democratic house members who sided against women’s reproductive rights, Dan Patrick’s “life on the plantation,” and Kendall’s existential life crisis... again. Terri Burke, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Texas, tolerates Kendall and Lillian to discuss her work protecting families on the Texas border.

Duration:00:57:08

Power to the Peoples

4/11/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines in the Texas Legislature before sitting down the Tarrant County Democratic Chairwoman and candidate for Mayor of Fort Worth, Deborah Peoples to discuss the her campaign for Mayor. Pod Bless Texas Contributor and grassroots aficionado Kristy Noble takes over the rotating third mic.

Duration:00:40:11

Lady Liberty: Pass the Zoloft

4/8/2019
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Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno record with 3rd mic Laura C Barry and discuss Democrats behaving badly, the TX House Education Bill, gun rights, and Lillian's love of chauffeurs. The team is joined by the immigration attorney and former congressional candidate George Rodriguez.

Duration:01:21:51

The Whimsy of Bananas, Choice, the Post Office

4/1/2019
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Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno record with 3rd mic Karrol Rimal and discuss Beto's campaign rollout, the new house budget, and the magical world of the United Postal Service. Also, Karrol reminds the team why we can't have nice things. The team is joined by the Executive Director of the Texas Equal Access Fund, Kamyon Conner.

Duration:01:17:39

Is that a Piney Wood in Your Pocket or are you Happy to See Me?

3/26/2019
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Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno venture into the Piney Woods with 3rd mic Laura Barry at a recording on campus at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The team is joined by unapologetic progressive city council candidate Jordan Johnson.

Duration:00:54:09

Felicity Huffman makes you an offer you can't refuse.

3/18/2019
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Kendall Scudder and Lillian Salerno celebrate St. Patty's Day with 3rd mic Brian Clayton Black and Kathleen Thompson, the board chairwoman for Progress Texas. The team chats about the presidential announcement of Beto O'Rourke, the 14 voters purged from Texas voting rolls, the new Godfather, and plan an intervention on Brian's Instagram.

Duration:00:51:53

Who ya gonna call? Trustbusters! (AKA Elizabeth Warren)

3/11/2019
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Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder are recording from Austin City Limits' Moody Theatre at South by Southwest where they sit down with the Senior Senator from Massachusetts and Democratic candidate for President of the United States, Elizabeth Warren! Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower and Richardson City Council Candidate Mauri Long join the Pod Bless team on the 3rd mics.

Duration:00:45:56

Chairman Hinojosa, Can You Hear Me?

3/4/2019
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Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder sit down in the loudest room you've ever been a part of at an event hosted by the Rockwall County Democratic Party to interview the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, Gilberto Hinojosa (seriously, lots of background noise, so be ready for that). Former Rockwall County Commissioner Candidate Ericka Ledferd joins the Pod Bless team on the 3rd mic. Yes, the title is an obscure Yentl reference.

Duration:01:04:54

Corporations are Garbage People

2/25/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines before sitting down with the founder of American Promise--North Texas, Ann Drum to discuss over-turning Citizens United and getting money out of politics. The Pod Bless Texas team is joined by Funky East Dallas Democrats (FEDDs) organizer Kristy Noble on the rotating third mic.

Duration:00:59:51

Viva la Revolucion

2/18/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines before sitting down with two-term Texas Agriculture commissioner, best-selling author, and political spark-plug Jim Hightower. The Pod Bless Texas team is re-joined by Will Cummings on the rotating third mic.

Duration:00:59:38

Beam me up, Brandy

2/11/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines before sitting down with 2018 Democratic Nominee for State House District 112, Brandy K Chambers for chit-chat about her election, Captain Kirk, and her 2020 plans. The Pod Bless Texas team is joined by crowd favorite and digital native Brian Clayton Black on the rotating third mic.

Duration:01:02:38

Swipe Right for Betty Richie

2/4/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines before sitting down with the DNC's Rural Council Chairwoman, Betty Richie (with a special Obsessed from her husband, former Texas Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie). The Pod Bless Texas team is joined by 2018 Texas congressional candidate Jana Lynne Sanchez on the rotating third mic.

Duration:01:11:10

An Absolute Shipp Show: Sorry Peggy

1/28/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines before sitting down with investigative reporter and former congressional candidate Brett Shipp to discuss the Dr. Death podcast, Beto O'Rourke, and the role of the media in modern politics. Pod Bless Texas Contributor Laura Barry takes over the rotating third mic to take Lillian and Kendall down a peg-- and to ogle her secret crush Brett Shipp.

Duration:00:57:25

Texas Icons and Time Travelers

1/21/2019
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Kendall and Lillian discuss the latest headlines before sitting down with Former State Representative and current Texas icon, Harryette Ehrhardt. Pod Bless Texas Contributor Brian Black takes over the rotating third mic and shares his startling discovery that President Donald Trump may be a time traveler.

Duration:01:04:24

Opening Day

1/14/2019
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Kendall and Lillian are in Austin, Texas for the opening of the 86th legislative session of the Texas Legislature. Joined by Pod Bless Texas Contributor, Laura Barry, our beloved hosts find themselves in the midst of a celebratory party with too much vodka and not enough microphones.

Duration:01:13:20