Sabrina Leboeuf

The Drag partners with Planet Texas 2050 for environmental podcast

Aurora Berry and Will Brooks are embarking on an audio journey to tell the stories of the resilience of Texans battling the effects of climate change.  In partnership with Planet Texas 2050, a University of Texas organization that brings together researchers across campus  to find solutions regarding environmental change in the Lone Star State, journalism…

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‘Crooked Power’ hosts share their international script writing tips

Crafting a podcast with a whole other person is hard enough; creating a podcast remotely is even harder. When Cesar Perez booked his flight home to Ecuador last summer, him and Maya Fawaz scratched their heads for answers. How on earth were they going to write several hour-long podcast scripts across two countries and several…

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NABJ officers partner with Tyler Campbell for upcoming podcast

Two stars in the School of Journalism and Media, Faith Castle and David West, have joined The Drag with an exciting new podcast all about the Black student experience on American college campuses. Castle, president of the UT chapter of the National Association of Black journalists, and West, secretary for NABJ, began the project when…

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The Drag staff reflects on their favorite road trips

With producer Sara Schleede whipping up her next podcast, “35,” we’ve been thinking quite a lot about Interstate 35 and the road trips we, staff members at The Drag, have taken in our lifetimes. From busted up cars to kayaking with whales, here are some of our favorite memories from the road.  Ashley Miznazi In…

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6 podcasts to celebrate women’s voices on International Women’s Day

Here at The Drag, we’re all about elevating female voices and letting our students take initiative over the stories they want to tell. In a world where only 22% of podcasts are hosted by women, we are proud to be a podcasting house where 7 of our 13 employees are women and our two published…

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Sara Schleede hits the road with upcoming podcast ’35’

As a senior graduating in May, Sara Schleede is transforming her connection to Interstate 35 into a long-form podcast titled “35.” The five-episode podcast will explore the histories and stories along I-35 within the state of Texas, and it’s set to air just in time for Schleede’s graduation. Schleede hopes listeners will learn about aspects of Texas they didn’t know before and gain a better vision of what the state beholds.

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Meet the next pair of true crime podcasters at The Drag

Since the success of “The Orange Tree,” we’ve been on the lookout for our next duo of stellar true crime podcasters — and now we’ve found them. Ashley Miznazi and Kenny Jones are the latest additions to our team, and they’ll be producing our next true crime podcast on the 2018 Austin serial bombings.

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The Drag hires Katey Outka as senior producer

Katey Outka has a legal pad filled with podcast ideas, and she’s bringing them to The Drag this January as our full-time senior producer. Outka is an expert storyteller. Over the years, she has taken on roles as a multimedia journalist, an editor and a social media manager. She knows what stories are worth telling…

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Student Spotlight: Estefania Rodriguez interviews high-profile subject with ‘Crooked Power’ hosts

Estefania Rodriguez joined the “Crooked Power” team in September, eager to dive deeper into a story about press freedom in Latin America.

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9 audio tips from ’35’ host Sara Schleede

The Drag asked Schleede to share her go-to audio storytelling tips. Here are her top nine pieces of advice.

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