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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


Episodes

Texas' First Thanksgiving

11/20/2017
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There were no turkeys, pumpkin pies, or Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving celebrated in Texas. In fact, it occurred over 20 years before any Englishman set foot on Plymouth Rock. This week we look at the remarkable story of America’s REAL first Thanksgiving!

Duration: 00:22:04


Benjamin Lundy

11/13/2017
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In the early 1830s, a Quaker abolitionist attempted to establish in the Mexican territory of Texas a most remarkable experiment: a colony for freed slaves. This week we talk about Benjamin Lundy and his Texas Freedmen Colony.

Duration: 00:21:16


Robert E. Howard

11/6/2017
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He was a small-town boy from Texas whose pulp fiction stories became the very basis of the 'sword and sorcery' fantasy genre.

Duration: 00:29:36


Halloween 2017—The TX Files

10/30/2017
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Joining us today are two more Michaels, Michael Bennett and Michael Coronado from the TX Files Podcast, and we’re going to have a conversation today about more weird and wild stories and legends from Texas.

Duration: 00:50:04


Samuel Maverick—Part Two

10/23/2017
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While James Garner and Mel Gibson may have made the last name famous, the real man’s story was as exciting as anything that’s played out on the big or little screen. Today, we’re not talking about the fictional character Bret Maverick, but real life Texas Hero Samuel Maverick.

Duration: 00:25:25


Samuel Maverick—Part One

10/16/2017
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While James Garner and Mel Gibson may have made the last name famous, the real man’s story was as exciting as anything that’s played out on the big or little screen. Today, we’re not talking about the fictional character Bret Maverick, but real life Texas Hero Samuel Maverick.

Duration: 00:22:47


Anahuac Disturbances—Part Two

10/9/2017
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In 1832, policy changes within the Mexican government towards the Anglo colonists in Texas led to one of the earliest sparks of the Texas Revolution.

Duration: 00:25:00


Anahuac Disturbances—Part One

10/2/2017
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In 1832, policy changes within the Mexican government towards the Anglo colonists in Texas led to one of the earliest sparks of the Texas Revolution.

Duration: 00:24:45


Texas Renaissance Festival

9/25/2017
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Hark! What lies there, ‘cross yonder hill, nestled ‘midst the piney woods of south-central Texas? ‘Tis the Lone Star State’s very own Texas Renaissance Festival, the largest such attraction in the United States. Raise thine flagon and bend thine ear as we talk of its long and storied history. Huzzah!

Duration: 00:25:52


Texas Troubles of 1860

9/18/2017
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In the Summer of 1860, drought, political strife, and paranoia led to a wave of violence and political uprising that stoked the fires of secession in Texas.

Duration: 00:22:29


Samuel Dealey: The Destroyer Killer

9/11/2017
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He was a bold and daring submarine commander who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second World War. This week we talk about another great Texas military hero.

Duration: 00:23:18


Hurricane Harvey

9/4/2017
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To a Texan from the Gulf coast, Hurricanes represent a very real and dangerous threat that stretches back to the origins of Texas history. Today we're recording this on the evening of August 30th, 2017 and we’d like to take some time to talk about the latest hurricane to come to Texas.

Duration: 00:20:05


The Spare Rib Summit

8/28/2017
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In 1963, just a month after the tragic death of President Kennedy, the first major diplomatic summit of the Johnson presidency was held in the heart of Texas, at LBJ Ranch. This week we talk about the amazing story of the Sparerib Summit!

Duration: 00:18:23


Tom Landry

8/21/2017
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A legend in football. A legend in Texas. The man who turned the Dallas Cowboys into America’s Team.

Duration: 00:33:01


The James Farmers

8/14/2017
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He was an accomplished academic and believed to be the first African-American in Texas to receive a Ph.D. His son was a famous debater who became a founding pioneer of non-violent civil rights protest. Today we are talking about the James Farmers; Senior and Junior.

Duration: 00:16:17


Houston Astros Part Two: The 80s

8/7/2017
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The 1970s closed out with a great season for the Houston Astros in 1979. They finished only one-and-a-half games behind the pennant-winning Reds, and ended the decade on the brink of greatness. Would the Astros finally get over that hump and become the dominant team they’d come close to becoming since the 1960s? Let’s find out.

Duration: 00:22:27


The Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller

7/31/2017
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He was a visionary rock n roller from West Texas, the self-style King of El Paso Rock, who rocketed to the top of the charts in 1966. But his tragic and mysterious death prevented him from living up to his full potential. This week we look at the mysterious death of Texas rock legend Bobby Fuller.

Duration: 00:23:52


Lake Travis

7/24/2017
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When our minds turn to summer in Texas, we think of hot days, cold drinks, and a refreshing place to dunk your head and enjoy the wonderful waterways and swimming holes of the Lone Star State. One of our favorite places is the beautiful—and hard-working— Lake Travis.

Duration: 00:19:19


Dan Blocker

7/17/2017
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He was a west Texas school teacher who moved to Hollywood and became the beloved co-star of one of the longest running TV Westerns of all time. This week we talk about Bonanza’s Hoss Cartwright, Dan Blocker.

Duration: 00:16:35


Katherine Stinson

7/10/2017
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She was the Amelia Earhart of Texas and a pioneer in aviation history! Today we discuss the life and times of Aviatrix Katherine Stinson.

Duration: 00:11:44

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