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Ep 67: Musician Tje Austin’s holiday memories, Austin360’s top picks for winter break

Austin360 music writer Deborah Sengupta Stith chats with Austin musician Tje Austin about the inspiration for his upcoming Swinging Motown Christmas show, celebrating the holidays with a big family. The avid baker also shares his favorite pastry tips. Austin360 staffers share their top picks for winter break activites the whole family can enjoy.


Ep 66: Getting Christmas kitschy with DIY crafting expert Jennifer Perkins

Few people love Christmas trees as much as Jennifer Perkins does. The Austin-based crafting specialist and former jewelry designer dishes about how she honed her "kitschmas" specialty and how spirited decorations can inspire creative projects. Also in the podcast, a celebration of the 15th anniversary of "Elf" with a revisit to an interview with John Muehlbauer, who loved the movie so much that he traveled to New York, dressed as Buddy, to spread holiday cheer and raise money for charity.


Ep 65: Chef Jack Gilmore shares his love of giving back on Thanksgiving

Jack Gilmore, the chef/owner of Jack Allen's Kitchen has been in Austin for 40 years. He talks about why participating in charity events, especially around Thanksgiving, is one of the most meaningful parts of his job and shares tips for adding a Texas spin to your own Thanksgiving dinner. In our recommendations segment, we shine the spotlight on Amazon Prime’s new show, “Homecoming, Paula Deen's corn casserole, and beating the Black Friday shopping crowds with a special blend of Starbucks...


Ep 64: KUTX podcast host Elizabeth McQueen on the power of songs

Addie Broyles and Deborah Sengupta Stith check in with Elizabeth McQueen, the singer, musician and KUTX DJ who produces “This Song, that invites musicians to talk about a song that changed their life. Addie, Alyssa and Statesman newsroom favorite Gary Dinges wax poetic about the “Cooking by Ear” podcast, a video game called DONUT COUNTY and Austin’s newest radio station, Hot 95.9


Ep 63: An inside look at SoCo, Austin's top restaurants

South Congress business owner Anne Rutt-Enriquez has worked along the city’s top tourist destination for more than 15 years and has much to share about the changing landscape of South Austin and SoCo, as well as the local artist community. Food critic Matthew Odam discusses his favorite restaurants of the year outlined in the latest Austin360 Dining Guide, as well as how Austin’s restaurant scene is changing.


Ep 62: Austin's spirited ghost stories and other things that spook us

This episode is haunted. (We think.) Katie Harrison works with Nightly Spirits, a pub crawl/ghost tour company that mixes history, booze and all things supernatural. Harrison shares about the connection between liquid spirits and the supposedly haunted ones as well as her own personal interactions with the unknown in Austin. Also keeping with the Halloween theme, Austin360 staffers Emily Quigley, Katey Psencik and Joe Gross share their love of all the things that tickle your spine in a...


ACL Fest 2018 Dispatch #3: Talking festival fashion with Teysha owner Sophie Eckrich

This is Sophie Eckrich's seventh ACL as the owner of Teysha, an Austin-born shoe and accessory company that uses handmade textiles from Guatamala, Panama and Colombia in shoes, bags, earrings and more. Omar L. Gallaga and Addie Broyles chatted with her about what it's like on the festival fashion circuit, why Austin City Limits has its own style and what fashion trends she's seen this year.


ACL Fest 2018 Dispatch #2: Pedicab Confessions

We talk to pedicabbers working Austin City Limits Festival about the craziest experiences they've had, how they set themselves apart from other drivers and why if the pedicab is rockin', you should probably avert your eyes. Come back for more “ILYSM” at ACL Fest and check out more episodes of the podcast at http://austin360.com.


ACL Fest 2018 Dispatch #1: Paul McCartney fans sing the Beatles songs they wanted to hear

In our first “I Love You So Much” audio dispatch from Austin City Limits Fest, we asked fans waiting to Paul McCartney what one song from Sir Paul’s solo career or from the Beatles they were dying to hear. Then we asked them to sing a few words. Not everybody was eager to croon for us, but we were persistent! Come back for more “ILYSM” at ACL Fest and check out more episodes of the podcast at http://austin360.com.


Ep. 60: ACL Fest preview, 'Tumble' science podcast, and a gun-totin', gator-killin' grandma

Statesman music writers Peter Blackstock and Deborah Sengupta Stith break down the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup and what’s different about this year’s fest. “Tumble” podcasts hosts Lindsay Patterson and Marshall Escamilla share about the science podcast they gear towards kids and their parents. Statesman social media editor Eric Webb tells the tale of a great-grandma with a gun and revenge for a gator in the final Webb Report. Co-hosts Omar, Tolly and Addie recommend the shows...


BONUS: big changes and what's next for 'I Love You So Much'

We have some news, listeners. "I Love You So Much" co-hosts Tolly Moseley and Omar L. Gallaga are leaving the show. The co-creators of the "Statesman Shots" podcast that preceded this one discuss with co-host Addie Broyles that evolution, what it's been like to podcast in Austin for the last five years and what's next for both of them. But don't despair: all three co-hosts will be back next week for a full "ILYSM" episode including a preview of Austin City Limits Fest, and will be doing...


Ep. 59: James Butler on mindful teaching; new series 'Tacos of Texas'

After winning teacher of the year for Austin Independent School District, James Butler left the traditional classroom to work in the district’s SEL — or social and emotional learning — department, and now he brings mindfulness to classrooms from pre-K to high school., who recently released an SEL coloring book for parents, teachers and kids alike, talks to us about kids and emotional awareness, and how these types of practices can transform the culture of schools from the inside out. PLUS:...


Ep. 58: How Austin artists are reacting to 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Austin was one of the film's strongest premiering cities for the hit film "Crazy Rich Asians," thanks to an effort from local leaders, including Christine Hoang of Color Arc Productions, to fill local theaters. Hoang, who is hosting an Asian Pacific American artist meet-up at the Vortex on Sept. 29, and Austin comedians Yola Lu and Santino Fernandez came in to talk about how the movie has rallied Austin’s Asian community. Lu and Fernandez also talked about their comedy troupes, Y’all, We...


Ep. 57: Gray Haddock and Evan Narcisse on Rooster Teeth’s new ‘gen:Lock’ series

When Austinites Gray Haddock and Evan Narcisse booked “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan for their new series, “Gen:Lock,” they couldn’t tell anyone. In this episode you can hear the story of how Haddock, the head of Rooster Teeth’s animation studio, and Narcisse, a writer on the “Rise of the Black Panther” comic, attracted such a celebrity-studded cast for this show, which launches in January, PLUS: Austin’s first immersive selfie museum, the FOMO Factory, opens in downtown in...


Ep. 56: Finding opportunity and good java at Empowered Coffee

The co-founder, Jonathan Davis, and employees of Empowered Coffee talk with co-host Tolly Moseley about running a radically inclusive coffee shop, where employees of all abilities pour you a cup of joe. Davis explained why he wanted to create meaningful employment for a segment of population that wants to work hard but doesn’t always get the opportunity. 101X radio host Deb O’ Keefe didn’t always have dreams of becoming a bodybuilder, but when she found out the mission of a local competition...


Ep. 55: Riders Against the Storm; the return of Austin's Quesoff

Chaka Mpeanaji and Qi Dada are so much more than a local hip hop group. The husband-and-wife team behind Riders Against the Storm come in to discuss RAS Day, the annual family friendly music festival happening Saturday at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. With new music coming out this fall, the couple behind the monthly Body Rock dance party talked about their passion for bringing audiences and communities together through movement and music. ALSO: Since 2011, the Quesoff has drawn Austin’s best...


Ep 54: Joshua Bingaman on following his passions with Helm Boots and Progress Coffee

What if you followed your dream, no matter how unlikely it was and how many people told you it was crazy? Joshua Bingaman did it twice, creating two uniquely Austin businesses, Progress Coffee and Helm Boots. On this episode, Joshua discusses what inspired him to start each of them and why the creative synergy of around 2008-2010 in Austin led to so many successful offshoots from some of Austin’s best artisans. PLUS: Austin360 restaurant critic Matthew Odam talks about the blowback from his...


Ep. 53: Lilly Rockwell on Austin's surprising real-estate market

Austin’s real estate market continues to boom, but what does that mean for homebuyers and renters? Former Statesman reporter Lilly Rockwell, who is now a realtor at Coldwell Banker joins us for a conversation about what it takes to buy a house in Austin these days, what it's like to switch careers to real estate and which neighborhoods are still considered affordable. ALSO: The hottest month of the year is upon us, but we’re staying cool all over Austin. We share the best spots to stay cold...


Ep. 52: Daniel Curtis on Pay It Forward, plus some Myers-Briggs personality-test talk

We get to know Daniel Curtis, who, in 2011, slipped while diving in his backyard pool, resulting in a vertebrae injury that left him paralyzed. Two months after the accident, his family and friends in the food and hospitality industry put together an event called Pay It Forward to raise money for the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. The annual event, which to date has garnered $360,000 to help others, too, continues this year on Aug. 2. Curtis talked about how his life has changed since the...