It’s the ‘Texas Miracle,’ and We Can’t Believe It, Either

Introducing our first weekly podcast, with all the news you need — and some you wish you didn't — about the Lone Star State.

Introducing our first weekly podcast, with all the news you need — and some you wish you didn't — about the Lone Star State.


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We’re proud to introduce our first weekly podcast, the Texas Miracle. In the launch episode, “Inarticulate Conception,” we’ll round up the biggest Texas news stories with two of Texas’ best young journalists, and we’ll talk to Observer staffer Patrick Michels about the dangers of using meth and Facebook at the same time. Then, we’ll get a first-hand look at the hassle that transgender Texans have to go through to get their identification documents in order. Later, we’ll meet one of conservative Twitter’s most confounding — and, to many of us, creepiest — personalities. We’ll close out the show by talking to one of the biggest names in Texas food to get an answer, once and for all, to that burning question: Why don’t Texans put beans in chili?

[Editor’s note: There is adult language in this podcast! You can find the Texas Miracle on iTunes and Stitcher. Follow us at @TheTexasMiracle and here on the website for news and updates. Got a question for A Texan? Email us at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at 512-981-5936!]

Do you think free access to journalism like this is important? The Texas Observer is known for its fiercely independent, uncompromising work—which we are pleased to provide to the public at no charge in this space. That means we rely on the generosity of our readers who believe that this work is important. You can chip in for as little as 99 cents a month. If you believe in this mission, we need your help.


Andrea Grimes is a writer and feminist activist living in Austin.


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