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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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‘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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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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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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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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