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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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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 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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Meara Isenberg joins the ‘Crooked Power’ team

Meara Isenberg, a senior journalism major at the University of Texas, will be helping out with The Drag’s podcast, “Crooked Power,” this semester. She was instantly gripped by the story behind the podcast and is extremely excited to join the team for a few months before she graduates this spring. During her time at UT,…

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Episode 7 Transcript

Episode Seven: Fifteen Years Tinu Thomas: Laura Hall told us that all of Colton’s appeals that go after her are false, and she doesn’t know what happened to Jennifer. In a Facebook conversation, she wrote: Haley Butler: “I paid my debt for being a young, vulnerable and easy target for abuse. I was convicted for…

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Episode 6 Transcript

Episode 6: Wild Card Haley Butler: It’s Sept. 16, 2005. One month after Jennifer Cave’s death in a jail just outside Austin, prisoners are in a therapy session. Travis County sheriff’s office employee Carrie Hoffman leads the therapy session and takes some notes for the record. One of the inmates tells counselor Hoffman that another…

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Episode 5 Transcript

Episode 5: Obsession Haley Butler: It’s August 26, 2005. Laura hasn’t had her green Cadillac since returning from Mexico. It was impounded after she and Colton Pitonyak were detained, but Austin Police  call her to tell her she can come pick up her keys. Laura walks into the Austin Police Department just two days before…

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Episode 4 Transcript

Episode 4: Whodunit Haley Butler: Hi, I’m Haley Butler Tinu Thomas: And I’m Tinu Thomas Haley: What you’re about to hear contains strong language, drug and alcohol abuse and descriptions of physical violence that are gruesome in nature. Some listeners might find this distressing. If that’s you, please take caution as we navigate the story…

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Episode 3 Transcript

Episode 3: Vacation Haley Butler: Yellow police tape wraps around a street-facing corner of The Orange Tree condos. Neighbors watch as police officers and detectives stream in and out of the complex that’s a few blocks from the University of Texas at Austin. Tinu Thomas: News vans line West Campus and reporters set up their…

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