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Texas Outlaw Writers

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The Texas Outlaw Writers are a group of journalists, writers, and misfits (along with their guests) who like to write, chat, and sometimes rant about news, current events, politics, culture and travel. While we're mostly Texas-centric, we take up topics of both local and national interest. Topics su… read more

22 Episodes | 2022 - 2023

State of Disunion - Texas Outlaw Writers. The Outlaws dive in to the State of Disunion Address, Black History Month, and Texas' continued attack on public education.

February 11th, 2023


The Outlaws meetup after a long holiday break to review the recent State of the Union address and how that looked for progressives (and how badly it …

"Zen and the Art of Remaining Upright" Texas Outlaw Writer James Moore reads his recent post. 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' changes meaning over the years, but the values remain the same

February 1st, 2023


Texas Outlaw Writer James Moore reads his recent post.
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' changes meaning over the years, but the values remain the same. What's a few wrecks and dead turkey across your face …

Mike Shiloh warns the Texas Outlaws that Texas leading the nation in new renewable energy projects on top of being the #1 oil producing state - may not be enough.

December 17th, 2022


Texas prides itself on being the #1 oil-producing state. They're leading the country in adding renewable energy projects. And yes, there can be tension between those factions, (but traditional energy companies are not …

Mike Vance: A Texas Outlaw Writer, A Texas Outlaw Comic, a Texas historian, documentarian, and a radio and TV host.

December 10th, 2022


Mike Vance was a government major at UT Austin and promptly used that knowledge to go into a career in stand-up comedy, acting, pool hustling and …

Life Along the Borderlands: A conversation with journalist and podcast producer Rob D'Amico. Rob talks about life along the Rio Grande & his recent hit podcast, "Witnessed, Borderlands."

December 3rd, 2022


Rob D'Amico produced the hit 'true-crime' podcast, "Witnessed: Borderlands" about a crooked West Texas sheriff (in partnership with the Mexican drug cartels) smuggling cocaine. The "War on Drugs" was just heating up to …

Bonus: "The Borderlands." Texas Outlaw Writer James Moore reads his recent post, "The Borderlands." A look at the nightmare that is the current TX/Mexico border.

November 30th, 2022


The Texas/Mexico border show is looking more and more like "Apocalypse Now II: Abbott's Border." It's a revolving photo op for right-wingers looking …

BONUS: The Saga of Jim Jordan's Jacket. James Moore reads his recent Texas Outlaw Writers post.

November 23rd, 2022


Sure, there are still some "We Only Lost the House by a Little Bit" parties going on, but Texas Outlaw Writer Jim Moore points out that it's not going to be all fun and games for Dems. He suggests that we buckle up for …

Mothers Against Greg Abbott Are Still Against Greg Abbott - Nancy Thompson, founder of a different kind of MAGA says that their work has just begun.

November 19th, 2022


Nancy Thompson founded a very different MAGA organization: Mothers Against Greg Abbott. Political observers across the state marveled at her work in …

Texas Election Returns are (mostly) In - political scientist Dr. Michael Adams from TSU looks at the results with the Outlaws

November 11th, 2022


The 2022 Midterm Election Returns are (kinda-sorta-mostly) in. The Outlaws hash out the goings-on with Dr. Michael Adams, director of the Executive Masters of Public. Administration program at Texas Southern University. …

Bonus: The Boys of Praha | Texas Outlaw Writers. Audio version of James Moore's article. In the span of 12 months and nine days, Praha, TX gave up most of its youth to WWII.

November 9th, 2022


Jim Moore came across the story of Praha, Texas over a decade ago. He published a story in Stars and Stripes magazine about the Czech community’s sacrifice in World War II. The state of Texas caught wind of the almost …

Texas Midterm Election: The Last Chance Rant with the Texas Outlaw Writers - Polls? Turnout? Candidates' potential?

November 5th, 2022


The Texas Outlaw Writers take one last shot at the TX Midterm Elections. Join Deece Eckstein, Roger Gray, Myra Jolivet, Jim Moore and Chris Newlin as …

What do the Texas Midterm Polls Say? (and do they even matter?) Political and messaging strategist Keir Murray Discusses the the Midterm Outlook, and whether polls even matter anymore.

October 28th, 2022


Keir Murray, communication and election consultant with KLM Public Affairs, LLC, discusses the upcoming midterm election in Texas. Having spent 20+ …

Bonus: Why I Went to the Woods, Too. Audio version of James Moore's post.

October 26th, 2022


Outlaw author James Moore tries to outrun his angst over the Texas election. Will he find some peace as he travels from a southernmost state to a northernmost state? The leaves are changing, the forest is quiet, and the …

What Would Texas Governor Ann Richards Think? Margaret Justus, founder of the Ann Richards Legacy Project talks about their new book, "The One Ann Only - Wit and Wisdom from TX Governor Ann Richards"

October 21st, 2022


Margaret Justus of Justus Communications and founder of the Ann Richards Legacy Project talks about the newly released book, "The One Ann Only - Wit and Wisdom from TX Governor Ann Richards." Margaret, as former deputy …

Bonus: The Guns of October. James Moore reads his reflection on the Cuban Missile Crisis.

October 17th, 2022


Sixty years ago the Cuban Missile Crisis began. Those who lived through the 13 days, even as children, wondered if civilization was to be rendered non-existent through the use of nuclear weapons by the U.S. and the …

Texas Midterm Election Preview with Harvey Kronberg of the Texas Quorum Report - TX political gossip from the insider's insider

October 15th, 2022


Texas' most well-known political insider sits down with the Outlaw Writers to talk, gossip, and kvetch about the upcoming midterm elections. Harvey …

Bonus: No Bugles, No Drums. Author James Moore reads his recent Texas Outlaw Writers article.

October 12th, 2022


Ten members of the Texas National Guard have died in the Texas governor’s multi-billion-dollar presidential campaign commercial called “Operation …

Will white, male evangelicals continue to dominate public policy? Josh Houston, a lobbyist for Texas Impact, joins the Outlaws to discuss the intersection of religion and politics in Texas.

October 8th, 2022


Is Texas doomed to stay under the thumb of white, male evangelicals? The numbers tell an interesting story. Josh Houston works at the dangerous …

BONUS: Somebody to Look Down On - Audio version of TOW post

October 3rd, 2022


In a country that began with slavery, we have never been able to end racial divisiveness. And electing an African American president didn’t resolve …

Meet the Outlaws and Preview TX Election '22. The Outlaws discuss Beto's chance of beating Greg Abbott, whether Dan Patrick can hold on, and they wonder why Ken Paxton is not in jail. Yet.

October 1st, 2022


Come and meet the Texas Outlaw Writers in their premier TX Outlaws Podcast. Join Deece Eckstein, Roger Gray, Myra Jolivet, Jim Moore and Chris Newlin …

Bonus: The Least of These -TOW James Moore reads his recent post

September 21st, 2022


Conservatives appear to be operating from some new-fangled Bible if they bother to read one at all these days. Just take a look at the immigration/trafficing stunts of late. Republican Jesus is not the Jesus that most …

Wounds of War: Jim Moore reads his recent TOW post

September 21st, 2022


Sunday was the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11. It was a tragedy that multiplied itself by giving us two wars in the Middle East - …

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