Katey Outka

Episode 4: All Around Us by Xelena González

On this adventure, come with us and take a look around your neighborhood to see the circles that surround us! Written by Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana Garcia, and published by Cinco Puntos Press. Supplementary materials: Word search Find all the circles! Show notes: Sound effects for this episode can be found at Artlist.iO.Narrated by:…

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Episode 3: ‘Tata’s Earrings’ by Desiree Calderon de Fawaz

On this journey, follow Tata as she explains the magical origin of her earrings to her granddaughter, Maya. Written and illustrated by Desirèe Calderón de Fawaz and published by Amaranto Press. Supplemental material, such as coloring pages and word searches, can be found at thedragaudio.com. Sound effects for this episode can be found at Artlist.io,…

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Episode 2: ‘How to Fold a Taco’

On this adventure, learn the magical art of folding a taco from magicians, wrestlers, and even a dinosaur! Anyone can learn how to fold and eat this yummy treat. Written by Naibe Reynoso, illustrated by Ana Varela, and published by Con Todo Press. Cómo Doblar un Taco de Naibe ReynosoEn este aventura, aprende el arte…

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Meet our summer 2021 interns

The Drag is so excited to welcome six interns to our team this summer! Meet our summer 2021 intern team: Laurie Grobe is a journalism and museum studies senior at UT Austin, and is currently an intern for the Lady Bird podcast. They love stories with a twist ending and collecting more books than they…

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Upcoming ‘Lady Bird’ podcast to tell former First Lady’s story

Fenced off by barbed wire on a sprawling plot of land at the end of a bumpy red dirt road sits a ranch-style house, off-white with dark red trim, about an hour’s drive from Austin, Texas. That’s my home. We built it when I was in second grade after my dad decided our red double-wide…

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Periscopes out! New episodes of Story Submarine are coming soon

Written by Gwenny Govea, Zoe Judilla and Drew Van Chau Story Submarine is still chugging along. The team, Gwenny Govea, Zoe Judilla, Drew Van Chau, and Miles Crenwelge pictured above, along with the rest of our members are working on two new episodes now.  Look out for the first Story Submarine episode, “Dream Big”, which…

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Listen to This: Learning how to fund a podcast house

One of the reasons I chose journalism as a career is because I decided, at some point in college, that I wasn’t cut out for a nine-to-five desk job, and I wanted a career where I could do something new every day. There are many things I wanted out of my journalism career back then…

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Listen to This: Updates, behind-the-scenes and more from March 2021

Well, hi!  You may have seen my name around these parts lately—I’m the new senior producer for The Drag, which means I’m working with all our amazing student teams to make some really cool stuff for all of you. I started at The Drag in mid-January, and I’ve spent the past two months catching up…

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Cozy up with these podcasts this Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air—and so is a bitter winter chill—so it’s the perfect weekend to curl up with your partner, your roommate, your pet or just yourself and catch up on some great podcasts. Since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend, here are some of our podcasts about relationships of all kinds: Romantic relationships, friendships, work…

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The spring 2021 ‘Story Submarine’ podcasters are getting along swimmingly

It’s all hands on deck as the Story Submarine crew heads into a new semester! Meet the new podcasters joining the team this spring. First up, we have Zoe Judilla, a senior from Round Rock, Texas studying journalism and radio-television-film. Judilla is foremost passionate about merging social justice with media and the creative arts. With…

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