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Weekly Roundup - May 29, 2020
May 29 • 64 min
On this edition of The Texan’s roundup podcast, the team discusses the proxy vote controversy in Washington D.C., recent statistics indicating that 44% of COVID-19 deaths in Texas are patients in long-term care facilities, updates on the mail-in ballot…
Weekly Roundup - May 22, 2020
May 22 • 69 min
On this week’s episode of The Texan’s Weekly Roundup, reporters talk about a vote-by-mail battle being waged in the state, a Dallas County resolution calling on the governor to apologize to a local judge over the Shelley Luther debacle, bills from Texas…
Weekly Roundup - May 15, 2020
May 15 • 65 min
On this edition of The Texan’s remote weekly roundup, the team discusses Tesla’s possible relocation to Texas, mixed messages sent by state officials regarding the enforcement of COVID-19 orders, a new contract to construct 14 miles of border wall in…
Weekly Roundup - May 8, 2020
May 8 • 69 min
On this edition of The Texan’s remote weekly roundup, the team discusses Governor Abbott’s newest announcement and orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, Shelly Luther’s imprisonment for reopening her business in violation of a restraining order, gym-goers…
Weekly Roundup - May 1, 2020
May 1 • 66 min
On this week’s news roundup, the team discusses what Gov. Abbott’s latest executive order means for the reopening of Texas, how government officials will be tracing those who have come into contact with COVID-19 positive cases, and the various ways…
Weekly Roundup - April 24, 2020
Apr 24 • 64 min
This week on The Texan’s news roundup, the team discusses new polling on voter opinion about when and whether to re-open the state and send Texans back to work, a new mandatory-mask order in Harris County, oil prices dropping below zero dollars, a…
Interview: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus
Apr 22 • 58 min
In this podcast, Dr. Robin Armstrong sits down for a remote interview with The Texan’s CEO and Founder Konni Burton. In the course of their conversation, Dr. Armstrong addresses why he administered hydroxychloroquine to nursing home patients in Texas…
Weekly Roundup - April 17, 2020
Apr 17 • 62 min
On this edition of The Texan’s weekly roundup, the reporting team discusses the federal coronavirus stimulus package, requests from Dallas inmates to be released from prison over concerns COVID-19 will spread in jail, updates from the Railroad…
Weekly Roundup - April 10, 2020
Apr 10 • 62 min
On this edition of The Texan’s weekly roundup, the team discusses recent coronavirus numbers from the governor’s office, the response of legislators and law enforcement to proposed inmate releases in Harris County, and a chocolate factory in East Texas…
Weekly Roundup - April 3, 2020
Apr 3 • 73 min
On this edition of The Texan’s remote weekly roundup, reporter Holly Hansen joined us for the first time. The team discussed the controversy surrounding the release of inmates in Harris County due to coronavirus concerns, recent surges in firearm and…
Weekly Roundup - March 27, 2020
Mar 27 • 59 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s reporters embrace social distancing for their first remote podcast. The team discusses the coronavirus relief package passed by the U.S. Senate and what it means for Texas, the temporary statewide suspensions of…
Weekly Roundup - March 20, 2020
Mar 20 • 48 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s staff briefly suspends their social distancing practices to bring you the latest on the federal and state-level response to coronavirus, measures taken in Harris County to release certain inmates in an attempt to…
Weekly Roundup - March 13, 2020
Mar 13 • 70 min
This week on The Texan’s roundup, the team discusses the impact of the oil price drop on Texas’ rainy-day fund, an investigation into Permian Basin methane emission complaints with the TCEQ, a review of the results for the party propositions on the…
Austin Homelessness - Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson
Mar 9 • 34 min
In this podcast, Senior Editor Drew White and Reporter Brad Johnson discuss the homelessness crisis in Austin with Matt Mackowiak, the President of Potomac Strategy Group, Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, and, most recently, the founder of…
Super Tuesday 2020 Mega-Roundup
Mar 4 • 177 min
On this episode of The Texan’s podcast, Drew, Brad, Sarah, Daniel, and McKenzie provide live Super Tuesday primary election results on the key battleground races they’ve been closely covering.
Weekly Roundup - February 28, 2020
Feb 28 • 76 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses how the political landscape is shaping up for critical state and federal races as the we approach the Super Tuesday primary as well as recent developments with the spread and impact of the coronavirus.
Weekly Roundup - February 21, 2020
Feb 21 • 79 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses a night shift ride-along reporter Brad Johnson participated in with the Austin Police Department, recent developments with efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, updates on second amendment…
Weekly Roundup - February 14, 2020
Feb 14 • 72 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses the launch of The War Room, a comprehensive dashboard to track all of the critical state and federal battleground races in Texas. Among other topics discussed are the New Hampshire democrat presidential…
Weekly Roundup - February 7, 2020
Feb 7 • 87 min
On this week’s roundup, we’re joined once again by Founder & CEO Konni Burton. The writing team discusses President Trump’s State of the Union address, the Democrat Iowa Caucus fiasco, the Senate’s vote to acquit Trump of impeachment, and how Bernie…
Weekly Roundup - January 31, 2020
Jan 31 • 66 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses the conclusion of the James Younger case, recent developments in key Texas races warming up for November, the results of this week’s special elections for the Texas House, and a caravan stopped by Mexican…
Weekly Roundup - January 24, 2020
Jan 24 • 69 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s coup continues as CEO Konni Burton and Marketing Manager Ben Billups join the podcast. The team discusses the groundbreaking investigative reporting from Brad Johnson regarding the problems caused by the intersection of…
Weekly Roundup - January 17, 2020
Jan 17 • 54 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s reporting team discusses trade with China, economic growth in Texas, a UT professor under review who writes on pederasty, developments in the lawsuit against the City of San Antonio for excluding Chick-fil-A from an…
Battleground 2020: Justin Berry, Candidate for HD 47
Jan 13 • 53 min
Senior Editor Drew White sits down with Justin Berry, one of several Republicans seeking to reclaim House District 47 after it was flipped from red to blue by Democrat incumbent Vikki Goodwin. Berry discusses his perspective as a police officer, what his…
Weekly Roundup - January 10, 2020
Jan 10 • 54 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses the fallout from the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani under President Trump’s orders, recent developments in international trade at the federal level with USMCA and China, and the potential…
Weekly Roundup - January 3, 2020
Jan 3 • 73 min
Happy New Year! On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s reporting staff goes rogue, running the show without our esteemed Senior Editor Drew White. The mutinous reporters discuss hero Jack Wilson stopping a church shooter in White Settlement, the Webb County…
The 2019 Fake News Awards
Dec 27, 2019 • 103 min
INTRODUCING: The Fake News Awards! In this podcast, The Texan’s team conducts a top 10 countdown of the biggest fake news stories published this year in Texas. Get a free “Fake News Stops Here” mug with an annual subscription at
Weekly Roundup - December 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019 • 73 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses the impeachment vote against President Trump that took place in the U.S. House, a massive $1.4 trillion spending bill that was passed by Congress before the Christmas recess, as well as the team’s…
Weekly Roundup - December 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019 • 80 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s staff conducts a comprehensive overview of the 2020 election landscape in Texas, discuss the Houston Police Chief politicizing an officer’s death to criticize Senators Cruz and Cornyn, and partake in the usual…
Weekly Roundup - December 6, 2019
Dec 6, 2019 • 69 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses the developing story about the federal government officially labeling Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a recent rule by the Trump Administration regarding work requirements for…
Special Announcement: Get a Free Mug!
Nov 29, 2019 • 0 min
For the next few weeks, everyone who purchases an annual subscription to The Texan is eligible to receive a free, limited-edition mug. Head to to claim your free mug today!
Weekly Roundup - November 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019 • 58 min
In this week’s roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses updates in the Poncho Nevárez cocaine saga, fallout from the Chick-fil-A controversy stemming from their decision to end donations to certain Christian organizations, and the team discusses their various…
Weekly Roundup - November 15, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 • 69 min
In this week’s roundup, we discuss evidence that Rep. Poncho Nevárez left packets of cocaine at the Austin airport, Sen. Ted Cruz’s opposition to provisions in proposed trade agreements that may prevent oversight for “Big Tech” platforms that punish users…
Congressman Roger Williams
Nov 11, 2019 • 45 min
Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) sat down with Senior Editor Drew White to discuss the ongoing impeachment inquiry leveled against President Donald Trump, the continuing crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, and recent tariffs imposed in the trade war…
Weekly Roundup - November 8, 2019
Nov 8, 2019 • 60 min
In this roundup, we discuss Beto O’Rourke dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary, special elections held this week to fill vacant seats in the Texas House, the passage of a controversial Constitutional amendment to further insulate Texans…
Weekly Roundup - November 1, 2019
Nov 1, 2019 • 60 min
In this week’s roundup, The Texan’s team discusses Gov. Abbott’s response to the homelessness crisis in Austin, the controversial ballot Proposition 4 meant to further insulate against the creation of a state income tax, a pilot program implemented by the…
Weekly Roundup - October 25, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 • 65 min
In this roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses the James Younger case in which a jury and a judge made decisions about whether James should be entrusted with his mother, who claims he is transgender, or his father, who claims James is a boy. We also discuss…
Weekly Roundup - October 18, 2019
Oct 18, 2019 • 65 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses Empower Texan’s release of the recording of a controversial meeting between Michael Quinn Sullivan and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, the Democrat presidential debate on Tuesday night, and recent tax…
Weekly Roundup - October 11, 2019
Oct 11, 2019 • 60 min
The Texan’s team discusses data showing a 12 year high in border apprehensions, Drake Pardo being moved out of foster care, Empower Texan’s announcement that the recording of an alleged quid-pro-quo conversation with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen will be…
Weekly Roundup - October 4, 2019
Oct 4, 2019 • 56 min
In this week’s roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses the anniversary of the Battle of Gonzales, a new combat development complex to be constructed on the campus of A&M University, Rep. Mac Thornberry’s retirement, news that Pete Sessions may run for Rep.…
Weekly Roundup - September 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019 • 79 min
On this week’s roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses the impeachment inquiry launched against President Trump, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s controversial choice to continue promoting expanded background checks for gun sales, Rep. Kay Granger’s new primary…
Weekly Roundup - September 20, 2019
Sep 20, 2019 • 58 min
On this week’s news roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses the democrat presidential debate in Houston last week, the various narratives surrounding a recent slew of Texas GOP retirements, Governor Abbott’s response to severe weather in Southeast Texas, and…
Weekly Roundup - September 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019 • 65 min
On this roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses the Democrat presidential debate in Houston, recent statistics on border apprehensions in the ongoing border crisis, the anniversary of 9/11, and the unlikely strategy of two Lubbock County Commissioners to…
Cliff Maloney, President of Young Americans for Liberty, and Konni Burton
Sep 9, 2019 • 50 min
The Texan‘s Founder and CEO Konni Burton sits down with Young Americans for Liberty President Cliff Maloney. In the course of their conversation, Maloney outlines why YAL recently moved its headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Austin, Texas, he shares…
Weekly Roundup - September, 6 2019
Sep 6, 2019 • 62 min
On this week’s news roundup, The Texan’s staff discuss the recent tragic shooting in Odessa and the reactions of lawmakers that potentially impact second amendment rights, an ongoing investigation into a nonprofit accused of illegally operating as a labor…
Battleground 2020: Jennifer Fleck, Candidate for HD 47
Sep 2, 2019 • 36 min
In this interview, Senior Editor Drew White sits down with Jennifer Fleck, one of several Republicans seeking to reclaim House District 47 from Democrat incumbent Vikki Goodwin. Fleck discusses her life as a mother and lawyer, why she decided to run, and…
Weekly Roundup - August 30, 2019
Aug 30, 2019 • 60 min
This week on The Texan’s news roundup, our reporters discuss new policies from the Trump Administration on border and immigration issues, the growing homelessness crisis in Austin and its impact on local business, updates on the Empower Texans and Speaker…
Weekly Roundup - August 23, 2019
Aug 23, 2019 • 57 min
On this weekly roundup, The Texan’s staff discusses recent ransomware cyber attacks on Texas government entities, a rowdy town hall hosted by Congressman Chip Roy, recent implications for Rep. Dustin Burrows in the midst of drama surrounding Speaker…
Weekly Roundup - August 16, 2019
Aug 16, 2019 • 56 min
On this roundup, The Texan staff discuss the escalating U.S.-China trade war, recent violent acts targeting immigration and border officials, and the growing conversation about red flag laws in the wake of the tragic El Paso shooting.
RPT Chair James Dickey and Konni Burton
Aug 12, 2019 • 46 min
In this interview, Texas Republican Party Chairman James Dickey sits down with The Texan‘s CEO and founder, Konni Burton. In the course of their conversation, Dickey discusses why he is running for reelection, outlines his take on the 86th legislative…
Weekly Roundup - August 9, 2019
Aug 9, 2019 • 65 min
On this week’s roundup, Drew and the team discuss the heartbreaking shooting in El Paso last weekend, the recent explosion of criticism over Joaquin Castro’s doxxing of Trump donors in his district, and the snowballing controversy over an alleged quid pro…
Allen West and Konni Burton
Aug 5, 2019 • 40 min
Former Florida Congressman Allen West joins Konni Burton to discuss why he is running for Republican Party of Texas chair, his thoughts on the 86th legislative session, and his love of motorcycles.
Weekly Roundup - August 2, 2019
Aug 2, 2019 • 61 min
In this roundup, The Texan’s editorial team wades into the imbroglio between Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Empower Texans, discusses the 2020 Democrat Presidential primary, and address a developing story about African immigrants seeking asylum in…
Weekly Roundup - July 26, 2019
Jul 26, 2019 • 54 min
On this roundup, Drew White and reporters at The Texan discuss Wendy Davis’ announcement to run against Congressman Chip Roy, updates with the Trump Administration’s asylum policy in response to the border crisis, the new bipartisan budget agreement in…
Weekly Roundup - July 19, 2019
Jul 19, 2019 • 41 min
In this news roundup, The Texan welcomes Sarah McConnell to the reporting staff as the team discusses the impeachment proceedings filed against President Trump by Texas Congressman Al Green, the implications of new asylum rules issued in response to the…
Weekly News Roundup - July 12, 2019
Jul 12, 2019 • 51 min
In this news roundup, The Texan team discusses recent developments with the ongoing border crisis, the resolution adopted in Presidio declaring the county a “Second Amendment sanctuary,” and the passing of Texas political figure Ross Perot.
Battleground 2020: Don Zimmerman, Candidate for HD 47
Jul 5, 2019 • 43 min
In this Battleground podcast, former Austin City Councilman Don Zimmerman and Senior Editor Drew White discuss Zimmerman’s experience on the city council, his plans if elected to represent Texas House District 47, and who he would cast as “Captain Texan.”
Weekly News Roundup - June 28, 2019
Jun 28, 2019 • 53 min
In this roundup, Drew White, Brad Johnson, McKenzie Taylor, and the latest addition to the team, Daniel Friend, discuss the week’s top stories. We address Beto and Castro in the Democrat Presidential debate, Jonathan Stickland’s retirement, a developing…
Battleground 2020: Sen. Pete Flores
Jun 24, 2019 • 55 min
On this Battleground 2020 podcast, Senator Pete Flores (R-Pleasanton) sat down with Senior Editor Drew White to discuss the unique circumstances by which he won his seat in 2018, what the path to reelection looks like in his historically blue district,…
Congressman Dan Crenshaw & Konni Burton
Jun 17, 2019 • 24 min
In this interview, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-2) and Konni Burton talk about the trade tariffs proposed by Donald Trump, the 2020 presidential election, and his feelings regarding the “Game of Thrones” finale.
Patrick Svitek and Tyler Norris - 2019 Legislature Review & 2020 Predictions
Jun 10, 2019 • 48 min
In this interview, Drew sits down with Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune and consultant Tyler Norris to discuss their take on the 86th Legislature, predictions for the 2020 election cycle, and whether or not “Old Town Road” qualifies as a country song.
Aaron Reitz - Candidate for HD 47
Jun 3, 2019 • 24 min
On this week’s episode, Aaron Reitz, Republican candidate for Texas House District 47, spoke with Senior Editor Drew White about why he chose to run for office, the failure of the Texas Heartbeat Bill, and who he would cast as “Captain Texan.“
State Rep. Kyle Biedermann and Drew White
May 27, 2019 • 21 min
In this interview, Drew and Rep. Biedermann discuss his upbringing in New York with a native Texan mother, unconventional dynamics with leadership in the Texas Capitol, and his perspective on the crisis at the Texas border.
State Rep. Matt Krause with Konni Burton
May 20, 2019 • 17 min
In this interview, Konni and Rep. Krause discuss how he discovered his personal convictions, the reasoning behind some of his more controversial legislation, his take on the new Texas House speaker, and the unpredictable twists and turns in the Krause…
Interview with Congressman Chip Roy
May 6, 2019 • 24 min
In this interview, Konni Burton and U.S. Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX-21) discuss problems facing Texas and the country, such as border security and healthcare, and what life is like as a legislator.
Interview with Konni Burton - CEO of The Texan
Apr 19, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, Senior Editor Drew White interviews CEO Konni Burton. Drew and Konni discuss why The Texan is launching, the current state of news media, and Konni’s favorite superhero.