Kendall and Lillian finally find themselves in front of a criminal district court judge who isn’t sentencing them when Judge Dominique Collins joins the team as a 3rd mic to talk about her work improving veterans courts in Dallas County. Then, Chrysta Castañeda, who launched her campaign for Texas Railroad Commissioner this week, joins the team to talk about the road ahead on the top of the ballot in 2020.Read More
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Lillian Salerno, Kendall Scudder, and Karrol Rimal performing a (very) dramatic reading of the Michael Quinn Sullivan audio recording from June 12th in the office of Speaker Dennis Bonnen!Read More
With the Bonngazi tapes on their way next week, foreign agents infiltrating our government as far as the eye can see, and Innauguration theft, Kendall and LIllian invite Chris Tackett to dissect the news of the week. Then, Heather Fazio of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy joins the team to talk about the week's news of Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov Dan Patrick supressing marijuana production in the state.Read More
After two long weeks apart, Kendall and Lillian are back together in the studio this week talking 2020, famed Floridian Pete Sessions, and the latest addition to the Texodus. U.S. Senate Candidate MJ Hegar stops by the studio to chat about her race, her most recent tattoo, and her week's Obsession.Read More
Lillian enjoys some peace and quiet during Kendall's absence along with co-host. Karrol Rimal while interviewing two impressive guests alongside 3rd mic and fan favorite Laura Barry .
First, the team interviews Sarah Dietch, a political expert on the Iowa Caucus currently with the Kennedy School at Harvard (Lil's good friend). Sarah an Iowan outlines the insanity of so many candidates foraging through the 99 counties in Iowa trying to collect votes and corn kernels.
Next, Reverend Edwin Robinson a member of the Dallas Black clergy and community problem solver discusses the Amber Guyer murder trial as we wait for the defendants testimony and eventual verdict for the tragic death of Dallas-ite Botham Jean.
Additionally, the team discusses all the different levels of duress caused by the filling of articles of impeachment and questions why and how we ended up in 2019 with this level of dysfunction. Save a Farmer-Export Trump!Read More
With Lillian Salerno MIA, Kendall enlists the help of PBT 3rd mics George Rodriguez and Mihaela Plesa to get this show rolling. Manny Garcia, the Executive Director of the Texas Democratic Party joins the show for a TDP update and THE Dr. Eliz Markowitz sheds light on her race to flip HD 28 in the November special election.Read More
Jet-setting between Houston and Dallas, Kendall and Lillian invite Brian Black of the year 2000 into the studio to talk all things presidential debate and the #txlege news of the week. This week’s special guests are Sabrina Singh, the National Press Secretary for Cory Booker for President, as well as U.S. Senate candidate and former congressman Chris Bell (who may or may not be from El Paso).Read More
The man who scared Jonathan Stickland out of the Texas House, Steve Riddell, joins Kendall and Lillian in the studio as their third mic where they chat about news of the week and Steve’s 2nd run at taking HD 92. Sen. Royce West also calls into the show to talk about his years of service to South Dallas and the first forum of the election cycle last Thursday.Read More
Kendall and "Les" host a slew of characters this week in the PBT studio with 3rd Mic Sarah Slamen. First, the team interviews Katy Drake Bettner, the Executive Producer of the new film Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins to discuss her new film that is debuting this weekend. Next, former Congressman John Delaney of Maryland phones into the studio during lunch to talk about his race for the Democratic U.S. Presidential Nomination sans debate stage. Lastly, the team wraps up the show with Houston City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards to dicuss her candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace John Cornyn.Read More
“The Gay Socialite” Lorenzo Buttram Hubbard joins Kendall and Lillian in the studio to chat cigarettes, the latest happenings of Bonghazi, and the upcoming presidential debates. The hosts act like animals in front of the most recent U.S. Senate candidate to jump into the Democratic Primary, Cristina Tzinzún Ramirez, who lays down the progressive law on our upcoming elections.Read More
Legendary Texas Political reporter R.G. Ratcliffe joins Kendall, Lillian, and 3rd mic Trey Arnold to share stories of Texas politics throughout his career and dish his take on #Bonnghazi. There’s also Jay-Z and an Octopus.Read More
In the wake of the shootings in El Paso, Lillian and Kendall interview 3rd mic Sarah Mitchell of Moms Demand Action for Gunsense in America before hitting the headlines. The Quorum Report’s award winning reporter Scott Braddock who has found himself caught in the very center of Speaker Bonnen’s Bribery Scandal (Bonngazi) joins the team to dissect the bombshell revelations and how they could impact the #TXLege.Read More
This week, Kendall and Lillian dissect the Bonnen Bribery Scandal with campaign finance aficionado Chris Tackett. The team then sits down with Colorado Governor and U.S. Presidential Candidate John Hickenlooper to discuss his post-debate glow, and State Representative Ana-Maria Ramos to chat up her first legislative session and to dish on the Austin controversies. #ReleaseTheTXTapesRead More
Lillian and Kendall are back in the studio for season two taking on all the headlines of the week and spiraling out of control on a brand new segment with third mic Karrol Rimal. Senator Nathan Johnson swings by the studio to lay down some knowledge about his first session in the Texas Senate.Read More
Kendall and Lillian went on a fact finding mission to the Texas/Mexico border where they sat down with the chairman of the State Senate Democratic Caucus Sen. Jose Rodriguez and former Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate campaign manager, Jody Casey.Read More
Lillian, Kendall, and 3rd mic Mihaela Plesa wrap up season one with a bang! The team Hits the Headlines and Evan Smith, the Co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune, swings by the studio to reflect on the legislative session. A special live performance by 53 Philco, the creators of the Pod Bless Texas Theme Song, where they reveal the back story and words behind their creation.Read More
Lillian and Kendall put together a JAM PACKED show this week, with 3rd mic Laura Barry. PBT “Chief Immigration Policy Correspondent” George Rodriguez gives an immigration update following our commander in tweet’s racist presidential campaign kick-off, and State Representative Michelle Beckley joins the crew to dish about her first session.Read More
The Pod Bless Texas team hosts The Rabble team at our studio in Dallas where we merge our shows to recap the week and get to know our teams better! Who allegedly assaulted a judge? Who’s very particular about their chicken sandwiches? What are the teams obsessed with? Tune in.Read More
While Lillian Salerno finds promise in amateurs fixing her pipes, Kendall Scudder and 3rd mic Karrol Rimal enlist pet monkeys to help tackle the news of the week— from Gov. Abbott’s terrible appointments to the 2020 presidential polling showing VP Joe Biden leading Texas, the end of the TXLege session hasn’t slowed down the Texas news cycle one bit. Houston State Rep. Jon Rosenthal lays down some knowledge and shows the PBT universe his spoon collection.Read More
The legislative session is finally over and we’re just meh about it. Lillian Salerno and Kendall Scudder chat about Sine Die, the new Beto documentary, and (of course) Robert Mueller. State Representative and Pod Bless Texas Freshman of the Year Julie Johnson joins us in the studio to debrief on her first legislative session!Read More