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#306: Best of: H. Ross Perot

34 minutes

Though he’s best known for his impressive 3rd party run for president in the 1990s, he was also a successful businessman both before and after. He’s a man who refused to accept the status quo and tried his best to put a dent in the universe.


#305: Best of: Fat Men Clubs of Texas

24 minutes

From the 1860s to the 1920s, a strange phenomena took hold across the country and in Texas. Those years were the era when the surest sign of wealth and prosperity in a man was tied to his girth. This week we look at the wild world of the Fat Menís Clubs of Texas.


#304: Texas History Roundtable: D-Day Comes to Texas

54 minutes

75 years ago, the Allied powers invaded Northern France. It was the greatest invasion in history, and was the beginning of the end of World War II. Today we continue our series of roundtable discussions with Texas history enthusiasts and talk about how D-Day Came to Texas!


#303: I-10: Road Trip East to West

29 minutes

I-10 runs across this great nation from Jacksonville, Florida, to Los Angeles, California. For 876 miles, it passes through Texas. From Orange to El Paso, it’s the longest stretch of interstate inside any single state. Today we present a travelogue across Texas, I-10 East to West.


#302: CATI Watches: Six Pack

39 minutes

A washed up stock car racer finds himself responsible for a family of six child car thieves, who become his pit crew and show him that love will indeed turn you around. This week we are looking at the 1982 Kenny Rogers classic movie, Six Pack!


#301: Kenny Rogers

20 minutes

He’s the velvet-voiced country legend whose voice has become iconic to generations. He came to define an entire era of smooth country and adult contemporary music. This week, we’re talking about the Gambler himself, the legendary Kenny Rogers.


#300: Three Hundred

26 minutes

This week we celebrate our 300th episode with a look back at the wonderful times we’ve had!


#299: Best of CATI: Texas Rising: Part One

42 minutes

Today we begin our discussion of the History event mini-series Texas Rising. What did they get right? What did they get wrong? What does this mean for awareness of Texas history?


#298: CATI Watches: The Highwaymen

50 minutes

Frank Hamer and Maney Gault were the retired Texas Rangers who ended the crime spree of the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. Netflix made a movie about them, and we watched it! Today Come and Take It watches The Highwaymen starring Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner.


#297: CATI Best of: Bonnie and Clyde

24 minutes

With the recent release of the film The Highwaymen, we decided it was a good time to revisit one of the most infamous duos in Texas History. They were the most notorious outlaws of the Great Depression, known both for their violent crime spree as well as their scandalous public image. Their names have gone on to be forever linked to the image of young criminals in love.

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