Texas Monthly LIVE HOST – Senior Editor David Courtney, Texas Monthly’s popular advice columnist known as The Texanist, will leads us on our storytelling journey as we explore the sights, sounds, and feelings of Texas.
Solving Mysteries with the Celestial Sleuth of Texas/ Associate Editor, Charley Locke explains how some of the world’s greatest astrological mysteries have been solved right here in Texas—by Don Olson, an unassuming physics professor at Texas State University.
‘Cue & A with the BBQ Snob / BBQ Editor Daniel Vaughn answers the audience’s burning questions about Texas BBQ.
Patient Observation / Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth recounts his younger years in Wichita Falls, Texas when he stepped inside the gates of the local state hospital and realized that every town has another side.
G-L-O-R-I-A / Executive Editor Michael Hall tells the story of the Gloriathon, when, in the summer of 1999, he and dozens of Austin’s finest musicians, performed Van Morrison’s song “Gloria” for 24 hours as a way to say goodbye to a beloved club — and a beloved era.
Dad, Dogs, & Grief / Following the death of her father and his beloved corgi, Executive Editor Mimi Swartz explores the way her family expresses love through their pets.
Confessions of a Skinny Bitch / Executive Editor Pat Sharpe fondly reflects back on her upbringing as a picky eater and how it led to her on her journey to becoming Texas Monthly’s Food Editor.
The Ultimate Foragers / Executive Editor Katy Vine tells the story of one man in Austin who has been cataloguing all of the plants in Texas since 1971.
Musical composition, music direction, and lead performance by Carrie Rodriguez
Musical accompaniment by Luke Jacobs (guitar), Roscoe Beck (bass), and Alex Marrero (drums, percussion)