D Magazine's EarBurner
EarBurner is a weekly conversation about North Texas issues (and a lot of other stuff). It is hosted by the editors of D Magazine, the city magazine of Dallas.
info_outline Episode 116: Mark Lamster doesn't dig the Mavs' city edition jerseys 11/17/2019
Episode 116: Mark Lamster doesn't dig the Mavs' city edition jerseys The Dallas Morning News’ architecture critic has some strong words for the designers employed by the Mavericks. He also doesn't much care for the Klyde Warren Park expansion plans. And, if you can believe it, he has never seen the ’80s classic movie Highlander. This one is definitely 4.56 stars.
info_outline Episode 115: Evelyn Mayo fights for southern Dallas 11/08/2019
Episode 115: Evelyn Mayo fights for southern Dallas Evelyn is a grad student at UTA's architecture school. She also works for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas as an environmental activist and community organizer. After the illegal dump known as Shingle Mountain made headlines, Evelyn undertook a first-of-its-kind land use and zoning study of southern Dallas. The resulting "toolkit," as it's called, can help elected officials and city staff clean up a long-neglected part of Dallas. In this episode, we talk about all that AND Evelyn's brief roller derby career.
info_outline Episode 114: Cora Jakes Coleman is the daughter of America's most famous preacher 07/25/2019
Episode 114: Cora Jakes Coleman is the daughter of America's most famous preacher Cora has a new book out, "Ferocious Warrior." Where'd she get the sword she posed with for the cover photo? What are the dangers of using fat cream? How'd she make money as a kid growing up in the megachurch Potter's House? And, most important, who is her favorite Braxton sister? This one is worth at least eight stars.
info_outline Episode 112: Eric Celeste's mayoral prediction 06/06/2019
Episode 112: Eric Celeste's mayoral prediction Not only do we have the Griggs-Johnson battle, but there's Moore and Blackmon, Young and Bazaldua, Kingston and Blewett, and Arnold and Blair. That right there is five runoffs. Celeste, the Nate Silver of Dallas politics, reveals his picks just days before the day that is the big day.
info_outline Episode 111: Mike Rawlings on being the mayor of Dallas 05/07/2019
Episode 111: Mike Rawlings on being the mayor of Dallas Mayor Rawlings (for now) talks about his son posting pictures to social media of him hot-tubbing and drinking white wine, why Laura Miller lost her bid for District 13, how Trinity Forest Golf Club helps southern Dallas, what he thinks of Philip Kingston, and what's up with Willie's Grill and Icehouse. Give us 15 stars and subscribe. Bless you.
info_outline Episode 110: Ken Hersh explains e-sports 04/24/2019
Episode 110: Ken Hersh explains e-sports Ken has made just a little bit of money investing in the oil and gas business. He's also the CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Why would a guy like that become part owner of the Dallas Fuel, an e-sport team in the Overwatch League? He breaks it down for us. We also talk about the coolest graduates of St. Mark's, what George W's first hole in one was like, Davos, Burning Man, and the artificial turf in the Texas Rangers' new stadium.
info_outline Episode 109: Miguel Solis does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/18/2019
Episode 109: Miguel Solis does "10 Questions for 2019" Which street in Dallas does he want to rename Dirk Way? Are Latinos trying to take over City Hall? These questions and more are answered in this episode of our mayoral interview series. At least six stars.
info_outline Episode 108: Mike Ablon does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/17/2019
Episode 108: Mike Ablon does "10 Questions for 2019" What's the worst thing he's ever done on vacation? How many dang cities has he visited in search of good ideas for Dallas? How much Guinness can he drink during one podcast? All questions answered. Give us all your stars.
info_outline Episode 107: Albert Black does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/15/2019
Episode 107: Albert Black does "10 Questions for 2019" Whom would he most like to face in a runoff? What is a boomama? And why is he so upset with Eric Johnson? These and more questions are answered in this episode. You should listen to it.
info_outline Episode 106: Regina Montoya does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/12/2019
Episode 106: Regina Montoya does "10 Questions for 2019" How fast can we sell DFW Airport? When is the last time she hung out with Hillary Clinton? Why is she wary of tearing down I-345? All questions answered. Use your ears.
info_outline Episode 105: Lynn McBee does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/10/2019
Episode 105: Lynn McBee does "10 Questions for 2019" How will she use her chemistry degree if elected mayor? Will she sell her Highland Park house to Tim? All questions answered. All the stars.
info_outline Episode 104: Scott Griggs does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/09/2019
Episode 104: Scott Griggs does "10 Questions for 2019" Has he ever punched someone? What would he do about VisitDallas? Is he still friends with Angela Hunt? All questions answered. Fifteen stars.
info_outline Episode 103: Jason Villalba does "10 Questions for 2019" 04/03/2019
Episode 103: Jason Villalba does "10 Questions for 2019" The mayoral candidate steps up to be the first of the nine running to sit at Table No. 1 at the Old Monk and answer 10 super hard questions about himself, including when was the last time he cried and whether Dallas should tear down Confederate monuments.
info_outline Episode 102: Ron Rapoport goes to bat for Ernie Banks 03/27/2019
Episode 102: Ron Rapoport goes to bat for Ernie Banks Ron is a sportswriter of some renown. His latest book is titled "Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks." And what the heck does Banks have to do with Dallas? Well, folks, he grew up here. You know the Wyly Theatre? That's where Banks' house once stood. This is a seven-star episode. Check it out.
info_outline Episode 101: Errol Spence Jr. has a puncher's chance 03/13/2019
Episode 101: Errol Spence Jr. has a puncher's chance Possibly the best boxer pound for pound in the entire whole world brought his 10-man posse to the Old Monk to talk about why he has three cellphones and what it felt like the first time he punched the crap out of someone.
info_outline Episode 100: Mark Cuban does not own a yacht 02/18/2019
Episode 100: Mark Cuban does not own a yacht The owner of the Dallas Mavericks stopped by the Old Monk for a very special triple-digit episode. He talked with Tim and Zac about the Kristaps Porzingis trade, how long the team scouted Luka Doncic, what Dirk will do when he retires, and why he, Mark Cuban, will never own a yacht. Cuban also explains why he threatened in 2002 to slice off part of Tim's anatomy. Again: VERY special episode. At least five stars. Maybe more.
info_outline Episode 99: Odessa Jenkins, a woman, is a badass running back 02/12/2019
Episode 99: Odessa Jenkins, a woman, is a badass running back Odessa is a three-time world champion. In a game against the Germans where the USA won 107-6, she racked up more than 300 yards on the ground. Oh, also, she is the COO of a new women's tackle league whose best team is in Dallas. Get to it. Fifteen stars.
info_outline Episode 98: Michael Waters wants Dallas to get woke 02/06/2019
Episode 98: Michael Waters wants Dallas to get woke The Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, SMU grad and senior pastor of Joy Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, has been called the face of black lives matter in Dallas. You want to know what we should do with the Confederate monuments? You want to know why 72 percent of Dallas' homeless population is black while black folks make up only 25 percent of the city's overall population? Mike has some answers. And some good questions. (Note: we had way more laughs in this podcast than you'd guess from the foregoing description of it.)
info_outline Episode 97: Pete Freedman has a new model for journalism (and not smoking) 01/25/2019
Episode 97: Pete Freedman has a new model for journalism (and not smoking) Pete started a Dallas online arts and culture outfit called Central Track. He was SO dumb to try it. And yet. Here we are, seven years later, and he's going strong. Listen to hear his thoughts on local music, smoking cigarettes, taking cocaine, and sneakers. Fifteen stars.
info_outline Episode 96: Philip Hiatt Haigh is building a 50-mile trail around Dallas 01/18/2019
Episode 96: Philip Hiatt Haigh is building a 50-mile trail around Dallas Philip is the executive director of the Circuit Trail Conservancy, the outfit that is working to complete The Loop. He's also an avid cyclist. So you should listen to this podcast if you ride a bike or pay taxes or have feet. Five stars.
info_outline Episode 95: Clarice Tinsley has anchored the news for 40 years 12/01/2018
Episode 95: Clarice Tinsley has anchored the news for 40 years The longtime FOX4 newscaster has sat behind the big desk for longer than almost anyone in Dallas. What does she think of Facebook? Will she ever retire? Does her house have a cabana? She stopped by the Old Monk to answer these questions and many more.
info_outline Episode 94: Vernon Wells makes wine 11/16/2018
Episode 94: Vernon Wells makes wine The three-time MLB All-Star and Arlington native started his own wine label a few years ago. It's called JACK. VW stopped by the Old Monk to talk about grapes; the Rangers' new skipper, Woody (they came up together in the Blue Jays organization); why the name "Vernon" sucks; his next-door neighbor Herschel Walker; and a whole bunch of other enological and athletic stuff.
info_outline Episode 93: Tom Stephenson has new details on a mass murder 11/02/2018
Episode 93: Tom Stephenson has new details on a mass murder Tom worked for D Magazine when it started, in 1974. He got thrown in jail for messing with cops who bungled a horrific 1976 mass murder investigation in the tiny town of Blue Mound, Texas. Now, in the November 2018 issue of D, Tom reveals new details about those unsolved murders and who might be to blame. You should listen.
info_outline Episode 92: Miguel Solis brings it 10/12/2018
Episode 92: Miguel Solis brings it Miguel is a DISD trustee. Come November 6, you'll get to vote on four propositions that are SUPER important to kids in Dallas. He explains each proposition and why you should approve it. But listen! This is actually a funny podcast. We promise! You will not find a more entertaining discussion of education in Dallas. Oh, and we also talk with Miguel about his baby daughter's heart transplant. That's cool. It's definitely worth five stars in the Apple thing.
info_outline Episode 90: LeeAnne Locken survived a flesh-eating bacteria 07/27/2018
Episode 90: LeeAnne Locken survived a flesh-eating bacteria We have a thing at D Magazine called the Brown Bag Lunch Series, where we invite someone up to our office during the lunch hour to either be interviewed or share some thoughts with the entire company. This week, Real Housewives of Dallas star LeeAnne Locken sat down with Tim Rogers to talk about the third season of the show, which starts August 15, and why you should never go swimming in the ocean right after you've had a breast reduction surgery.
info_outline Episode 89: Kourtny Garrett wants to transform downtown Dallas 07/06/2018
Episode 89: Kourtny Garrett wants to transform downtown Dallas Kourtny is the CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. It's her job to help revitalize the heart of our region and make Dallas a more livable, enjoyable city. That means dealing with the onslaught of share bikes and scooters. We also talk with her about the effort to establish a downtown elementary school and her total and complete lack of sports knowledge.
info_outline Episode 88: Barrett Brown returns! 06/29/2018
Episode 88: Barrett Brown returns! The National Magazine Award-winning writer and convicted felon returns to the podcast to talk about his lack of success on Tinder, paying the $890,000 restitution he owes, and his Pursuance Project, a collaborative apparatus he hopes will change the world. Also, we talk about the 1 million gallons of poop that Plano dumped on Dallas.
info_outline Episode 87: Katherine Seale saves old Dallas buildings 06/01/2018
Episode 87: Katherine Seale saves old Dallas buildings Katherine is the chair of the Dallas Landmark Commission. For reasons she herself doesn't quite understand, she spends her time and talent, without pay, trying to stop the city from destroying its history and itself. In this episode she talks about preservation and why Dallas lags behind some other big cities.