The Austin City Limits Music Festival is upon us, but how is this year's festival different? In this week's episode of "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast," Statesman music writers Peter Blackstock and Deborah Sengupta Stith joined co-host Addie Broyles to talk about Paul McCartney, Metallica, the new Austin City Limits Radio station and and why scooters are already the talk of the fest. This weekend, keep your ears out for short podcast episodes that the hosts, including Tolly Moseley and Omar L. Gallaga, will be posting from the festival.
If you have science-loving kids, you'll want to know about "Tumble," a science podcast for kids that started in Austin in 2015 and is now one of the top shows for young listeners. Lindsay Patterson and Marshall Escamilla joined Addie and Omar to talk about why a podcast was the perfect format to bring science literacy to both kids and their parents and why they moved their family — and their podcast — to Spain. They also talked about Kids Listen, a podcast app they've helped develop that makes it easy to search for kid-friendly shows by subject.
What happened when a great-grandma with a gun wanted revenge on a gator? In Eric Webb's final Webb Report, the social media editor explains why this story from East Texas went viral and what he's learned about Texas and his own legacy as a native Austinite during his time at the Statesman.
In our "Toast" recommendation segment, Omar explained why "American Vandal" on Netflix has been a surprisingly good series, especially if you're a fan of the true crime TV genre. Addie shared her love of "Ologies," the weird, wacky and hilarious science podcast from TV host Alie Ward, who also hosts the CBS show "Innovation Nation." Tolly recommended a recent episode of "This American Life" called "The Runaways" about the disappearance of teenagers in New England that went ignored by police, who claimed that the boys had simply run away from home.
You can find the latest episodes of "I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast" on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. To listen to back episodes or learn more about the show, go to austin360.com/loveaustin360, and to contact the hosts, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The show is sponsored by Hilton Austin.