Christian Wallace talks to some familiar faces from the Boomtown series in an attempt to understand what happened on April 20, 2020—when oil prices went negative for the first time in history.
On a special edition of the National Podcast of Texas, the West Texas native and former roughneck explains this week’s record-setting price plunge and weighs its long-term impact on the state’s once-thriving energy business.
Record-breaking oil production in the Permian Basin has brought the boom to the Big Bend's doorstep for the first time. Is it too late to save this pristine landscape?
No oil and gas baron since John D. Rockefeller has made more of an impact on society than George P. Mitchell. But this son of poor Greek immigrants who died a billionaire wanted to leave a legacy beyond oil and gas.
The National Podcast of TexasSee All
Texas A&M epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fischer on the critical systems being put in place to maximize safety in an uncertain time.
On the National Podcast of Texas, the pioneering vaccine scientist explains why he believes the White House has put Texans in grave danger.
On The National Podcast of Texas, one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs on systemic racism and reopening in a pandemic.
On The National Podcast of Texas, the LBJ School professor and author walks us through how protest, empathy, and action can dismantle racial oppression.
Talk Like A TexanSee All
Simply put, "y'all" is the best way in the English language to address more than one person, and we speak to a linguist who argues the same.
In our latest episode, we explore uniquely Texan sayings that make us happy as a clam in high tide.
In our latest podcast, we explore the sometimes messy but always rewarding collision of Spanish and English in the Lone Star State.
Is it Mammaw and Pappaw? Oma and Opa? Abuelo and abuela? Or something else entirely?
Fire & SmokeSee All
How LeAnn Mueller and Ali Clem—the only wife-and-wife team in Texas—finally brought Austin's la Barbecue indoors, and why Los Angeles doesn't know what it's missing.
The East Texas chain of Bodacious Bar-B-Q joints lost its founder, Roland Lindsey, in September. His son-in-law Jordan Jackson looks to not only carry on the brand's barbecue legacy, but improve it one location at a time.
Sam Greenberg's family has been smoking turkeys the old-fashioned way since 1939 in Tyler. He continues the tradition at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
Miguel Vidal of Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin provides a preview of his dish at the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, and we discuss how his San Antonio upbringing informs his current Tex-Mex BBQ menu.
Max Marshall, who wrote our October cover story, had never seen the show before proposing his piece. Follow along on his journey to being seduced by the trashiest, campiest show of the eighties.
In our podcast, the Houston lawyer argues that Texans should be embarrassed by Paxton's criminal indictment.
Podcast: Without Obama to demonize, Republicans went on defense; Democrats attacked the president.
Last weekend, border agents turned away legal asylum-seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a 'Texas Monthly Reporter' podcast, reporter Robert Moore discusses this tactic and its effect on those being turned away.
Beto O’Rourke won’t be the next Texas senator. Here’s what happened in the final 36 hours.
On the eve of the election, Eric Benson examines the effects of early voting and the possibility of a number of Democratic victories come Tuesday.
In Episode 4, Eric Benson talks to Beto, to Democratic and Republican voters, and to pollsters about what needs to happen in these final days—and whether the polls are reflecting the reality on the ground.
In Episode 3, we travel to the Rio Grande Valley, where voter turnout is historically low.