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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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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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