I am happy to announce that Voices of Texas will be returning in 2019! Already there are new guests and stories being prepared, and a minimum of eight (8) episodes will be released. The possibility exists for more episodes! Please, don’t forget to subscribe and to tell your friends about your favorite Texas podcast!
Episode 022: Drones in Public Service
All too often these days, small unmanned aerial systems commonly referred to as drones, are getting a bad rap. Usually due to the actions of people with less than honorable intentions. My guest this week hopes to change that perception.
Garret Bryl is a software engineer from Joshua, Texas, just a short drive south of Fort Worth. Garret started flying drones a few years ago and soon realized that he could use these amazing machines to do something good.
Garret flies his drones primarily in public service – that is, assisting with search and rescue, firefighting, and person location. He and some of his fellow pilots have been instrumental in saving lives, protecting property, and even assisting in the capture of escaped convicts. Listen to Garret’s story now!
Garret’s YouTube Channel (A lot of great videos here)
Sayings, expressions, mottos, and other Texas things that the non-Texan might not understand or think strange!
But that’s okay, because Texas is unique in a variety of ways. Listen as I tell a few tales about certain uniquely Texas things.
This week, we are talking all about Texas wines. For some time, the only recognized wines in the US were California wines.
In recent years, however, that has changed dramatically. Texas wines are now consistently sought after all over the world, and they are coming into their own right as a top choice of wine lovers everywhere.
TXWineLover.com’s Jeff Cope is my guest this week to talk about this great Texas treasure.
Jeff’s Website www.TXWineLover.com
Jeff on Twitter @TXWineLover
Daniel Vaughn started as a Dallas architect, but began blogging about one of his favorite pastimes, barbecue. A passion soon turned into a career when in 2013 he went to work for Texas Monthly as the nation’s first and only “Barbecue Editor”.
Traveling the Lone Star State, Vaughn reviews establishments on the quality of the food and the atmosphere.
Where is the best Texas barbecue? How does a barbecue editor stay healthy eating it all week long? What is the proper way to spell barbecue/barbeque/BBQ/Bar-B-Q/etc.?
Listen to this episode to find out more!
Daniel on Twitter @BBQSnob
This episode I welcome back Austin resident Sonia Van Meter, who was selected as one of the 100 finalists chosen for the Mars One mission – the one-way ticket to the Red Planet.
Sonia talks about getting chosen, dealing with many media appearances, and responding to the naysayers.
Also we talk about Andy Weir’s book and the subsequent Hollywood movie ‘The Martian’. But, Sonia really wants to go to Mars – and stay there.
Listen now to this great episode. Also, look back to Episode 12 if you want to hear the first time we visited.
Who tell stories better than Texans? Not very many. But imagine a Texan who tells stories for a living. Elizabeth Ellis is just that – a professional storyteller. She is an award-winning teller from Dallas and she shares with us how the art of storytelling can be a full-time career.