Episode 019 – BBQ Snobbery with Texas Monthly’s Daniel Vaughn

Daniel VaughnEpisode 019 – BBQ Snobbery with Texas Monthly’s Daniel Vaughn

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

Texas Monthly’s BBQ Site

Episode 018 – Interview With the Martian – Sonia Van Meter

Sonia Van MeterEpisode 018 – Interview With the Martian – Sonia Van Meter

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.

Sonia’s Facebook Page
Sonia On Twitter
Official Mars One Website

Episode 017 – Storytelling with Elizabeth Ellis

Elizabeth EllisEpisode 017 – Storytelling with Elizabeth Ellis

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.

Visit Elizabeth’s Website Here

Elizabeth on Facebook

VOT to return this fall

VOT to return this fallVoices of Texas is scheduled to return  fall 2015 with more fascinating Texans with interesting stories!  Recording is beginning September 21, 2015, and we are kicking off the new season of episodes with the story of a historic theater in central Texas.

Voices of Texas is THE podcast about Texans.  Listen each episode for real Texans with real stories to tell.

Of course, many more guests are scheduled to be on the show this season.  If you know of an interesting Texan who would like to be on the show, please feel free to direct them to my booking calendar.

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VOT to return this fall

Episode 013 – Ellory Wells

Ellory WellsEpisode 013 – Ellory Wells is a personal business coach who helps empower and equip entrepreneurs to take their offline expertise and turn it into a successful online business.
In 2009 he was laid off from a job. 5 years later he was fired from another one. Through these experiences he has learned a lot about building a successful business, the value of having a mastermind, and how to be successful.

Join us as we discuss the challenges of starting a new business.

Ellory Wells – Website

Ellory Wells – Facebook

Ellory Wells – Twitter


Episode 012 – Sonia Van Meter

Sonia Van MeterEpisode 012 – Sonia Van Meter – Who doesn’t dream of space travel? Setting foot on other worlds, exploring the deepest reaches of space… My guest this week is planning to just that. Sonia Van Meter is one of the finalists for the Mars One Project, a one-way ticket to the Red Planet in an effort to colonize there.  Join us as we talk about leaving the earth for good, and the human impact it has.

Mars One Project

Sonia on Twitter