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Ashley and Kenny share their tips for tough interviews

Imagine the pressure attached to producing a new true crime podcast on the heels of the success of “The Orange Tree.” But when you have a partner who has your back, it’s not so bad. Ashley Miznazi and Kenny Jones, co-hosts of The Drag’s next true crime podcast “Delivering Darkness,” first worked together at The…

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Meet our summer 2021 interns

The Drag is so excited to welcome six interns to our team this summer! Meet our summer 2021 intern team: Laurie Grobe is a journalism and museum studies senior at UT Austin, and is currently an intern for the Lady Bird podcast. They love stories with a twist ending and collecting more books than they…

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Sabrina LeBoeuf never got to be a barista, and she’s OK with that

When I came to college, I had a list of odd jobs that I wanted to try. I wanted to work at an ice cream parlor and a movie theater. I dreamed about becoming a barista and serving up brews for sleep-deprived college students. So when my professor Robert Quigley sent me an email asking…

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Madi Thomason credits success to putting her foot in the door

I distinctly remember how this whole journey started. I was at orientation the summer before my freshman year and Robert Quigley walked into the room to speak to us. He said that if we became one of his students he would be on our side for the long haul. I decided then that was exactly…

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Will Brooks finds his story to tell

Perfect silence — the kind that begs you to breathe so you aren’t left alone with it — was hard to find, but Robert Quigley expected an audio story, and it wasn’t going to narrate itself.  The usually quiet buildings on campus bustled with the chatter of students preparing for finals, and thunder growled outside….

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Sara Schleede reflects on her time at The Drag

The first time I ever listened to a podcast, I was 12 years old. My parents, brother, and I were driving through towering pine trees on the way to my father’s hometown of Burlington, Vermont for vacation. My brother had just graduated from Arizona State University, and to me he was completely cosmopolitan, always recommending…

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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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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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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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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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