Caren Kelleher, the owner of Austin’s Gold Rush Vinyl, joins us this week to talk about her company, a manufacturer that’s modernizing the making of record albums. Kelleher, who used to work at Google and then later as a band manager, has just launched Austin’s only large-scale vinyl album production facility, but in the episode, she explains why this seemingly retro technology is so appealing to consumers right now.
David and Chelle Neff love funky houses. The authors of "Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful" and the organizers of the upcoming Weird Homes Tour joined Tolly and Omar to talk about what makes a home weird in the first place and why these homeowners are the keepers of a big part of Austin's cultural identity. Their self-paced driving tour returns on April 21, and since its launch several years ago, has expanded to Portland, Detroit, Houston and New Orleans.
Pickle-loving baseball fans will have a hard time resisting one of the new dishes at the Texas Rangers stadium this year: Dilly Dogs, a hot dog stuffed inside a pickle and fried like a corn dog. Eric Webb joins Omar and Statesman food writer and podcast co-host Addie Broyles to talk about wacky foods they love to hate and hate to love at stadiums and state fairs.
Omar suggested checking out "A Series of Unfortunate Events," a Netflix series based on the popular Lemony Snicket books. The show is on its second season with Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf and is just dark enough to keep kids on the edge of their seats while also laughing in delight.
Addie recommended the 2012 documentary "Searching for Sugarman" about the almost-lost story of Sixto Rodriguez, the singer-songwriter in Detroit who became a megastar in South Africa without knowing it. Tolly's newest podcast discovery is "Intelligence Squared," a debate show where teams tackle current event topics and try to persuade the audience members to change their own opinions.
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