Although there are so many podcast options out there, there is something special about podcasts with a Texan point-of-view. Here are five Texas podcasts that are perfect for surviving DFW traffic or a stroll through Dallas's lovely tunnels.
1. The Texas Miracle
This new-ish podcast from the Texas Observer covers everything from Pokemon Go to Black Lives Matter. There's a heavy political slant to the podcast and quite the Texas twang from host Andrea Grimes (who loves broadcasting from the 'Texas Tiki Shed.')
Complete archives of The Texas Miracle can be found on the Texas Observer website, iTunes and Stitcher.
2. From The Hip
In addition to very thorough Empire coverage, Dawn will also keep you updated on award shows, politics, and colorful figures like Stacey Dash.
Catch the full archive of From the Hip episodes on Audioboom.
3. Truth & Justice with Rob Ruff
Truth & Justice is a legal / true crime podcast is suited for fans of Serial and Undisclosed. The first season covers the Adnan Syed case, but the second season is all about wrongfully convicted men in Tyler, Texas.
Some of the courtroom scenes described in the podcast are pretty dramatic, such an actor allegedly being brought into court to impersonate a crime victim.
Truth & Justice can be found on Audioboom and Tunein Radio.
Tribcast is an inside baseball look at Texas politics and policy. Featuring some of the leading reporters and editors from The Texas Tribune, this podcast is perfect for newcomers to discover the players in local politics.
You can find Tribcast on Soundcloud.
5. Texas CrimeCast
The Texas CrimeCast is hosted by the crime reporters of The Dallas Morning News and covers courts, police departments and (of course) crime in North Texas.