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5 Music Podcasts You Need to Listen To

Every music junkie’s favorite debate is ranking an artists’ discography or bickering about knowing an artist before their friend did. Now, what if there was a way to hear other people’s debacles about all things music?  The Drag has curated the top 5 music podcasts you need to be listening to. They might even make…

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A Conversation with The Women of ‘Devilish Deeds,’ The Drag’s newest podcast

The Drag’s Megan Parker and Meena Anderson intend to change the manner in which serial killings are discussed with ‘Devilish Deeds,’ a new podcast coming soon from The Drag.  Throughout our Q&A, the hosts expanded on a variety of interesting topics related to the podcast and additionally provided advice for future student content creators.  Q:…

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Wildflowers

I drove to the Lady Bird Wildflower Center on a Saturday afternoon, playing Dolly Parton’s “Wildflowers” in my car. A little on the nose, I know, but it’s also a song about growing up and leaving home.   In hindsight, maybe the day after a Texas ice  storm wasn’t the best time to go to a…

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A Sit Down With One of UT’s Brightest Audio Minds

This year, The Drag’s very own Aurora Berry impressively won third place and secured $1,500 in scholarship funds for her entries “TikTok Protest” and  “Let’s do the Time Warp again!”  “This is a pleasant dream,” said Berry, as she shares her thoughts upon first seeing the email revealing her third-place finish.  “I’ll check it again…

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Climate Change Reporter Says To Hold Off On Walking Into The Ocean

I’ve been a reporter covering climate change and extreme weather in Texas for about a year now for an upcoming podcast from The Drag called “Planet Texas.” When I tell people what I do, they crinkle their foreheads and nod gravely. Older people talk about how they love Generation Z; how we’re going to change…

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Highlighting ‘Black Austin Matters’

A Q&A with Dr. Lisa Thompson and Dr. Richard Reddick Why does Black Austin matter? Well, two UT Austin professors, Dr. Lisa Thompson and Dr. Richard Reddick, decided to band together to build a podcast that seeks to share stories of the local Black community and lets the guest guide the conversation through a wide…

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Celebrating Black History Month with The Drag

Here at The Drag, we take finding our voice seriously. Whether it be a certain fluctuation of tone in a true crime podcast, or standing up for what we believe in on campus and beyond. February is meant for the celebration of Black voices all around the world, and the rich history that contributes to…

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Introducing: Season Two of Darkness

It’s the spring of 2018, and the city of Austin gears up for the annual South by Southwest Festival, which draws tens of thousands of people from across the world for a few weeks of film, music, tech and more. While the venues rush to prepare the stages and the city flings open its doors, one young man prepares to make his own headlines. A devastating package bomb explodes at a home in the Austin suburbs, and law enforcement officials think it’s an isolated incident. Within days, the Austin community and the entire nation find there is plenty to worry about as a trail of destruction rips through the city. Following the first season of the true-crime podcast The Orange Tree, season two of Darkness tells the story of Austin’s serial bomber.

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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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The Drag helps Ana Goodwin hold on to the humanity of stories

Ana Goodwin was drawn to the empathetic way The Drag told stories rooted in journalistic integrity. She never wanted to lose the humanity in her storytelling. Goodwin, a rising journalism senior at the University of Texas at Austin, always listened to podcasts during her commute to work or while she was doing housework. When the…

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