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Come and Take It

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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state's history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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114 Ratings
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Houston Proud

By LBMB5763 - Nov 24 2016
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Love this cast celebrating the Lone Star state. Keep up the good work!!!

A podcast even a Okie would love

By OkieLane - Jul 13 2016
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Funny even though I want to look at Cowboy and Sooner sport statistics now

iTunes Ratings

114 Ratings
Average Ratings
99
7
2
2
4

Houston Proud

By LBMB5763 - Nov 24 2016
Read more
Love this cast celebrating the Lone Star state. Keep up the good work!!!

A podcast even a Okie would love

By OkieLane - Jul 13 2016
Read more
Funny even though I want to look at Cowboy and Sooner sport statistics now
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Come and Take It

Latest release on Jan 13, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: Lance Armstrong

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Once a sports sensation who put competitive cycling on the map of American culture, Lance Armstrong would eventually be known as the man who perpetrated one of the biggest doping scandals in athletic history. For better or worse, it was a sad end to the story of Texas' greatest cyclist.

Apr 04 2016

27mins

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Rank #2: Steve Martin

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He's a maverick performer who made a name for himself by questioning everything about his profession. He's a stand-up comedian turned movie star turned banjo star that now spends most of his time writing. We're talking about a comedy legend?and technically a Texan.

Oct 08 2018

36mins

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Rank #3: Bonnie and Clyde

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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.

May 02 2016

23mins

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Rank #4: Big Bend

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Covering over 800,000 acres of far west Texas, Big Bend National Park is the first and largest national park in Texas. Larger than the state of Rhode Island, Big Bend is a diverse and fascinating combination of striking geological formations, rich diversity in plants and wildlife, amazing discoveries from the fossil record, and the darkest skies in all of Texas. This week Come and Take It visits the truly amazing Big Bend National Park!

Dec 15 2014

27mins

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Rank #5: Willie Nelson: Part 1

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Few people embody the Texan ideal like legendary country music artist Willie Nelson. He is an icon of country music and one of the most recognizable Texans of all time. This week we examine his life, from his childhood in Texas, to the height of his success as the leader of Outlaw Country. We are proud to present this two parter on the life of the legend, Willie Nelson, on Come and Take It!

Jun 16 2014

32mins

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Rank #6: Pantera

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They started out as a nondescript glam band, then became one of the top heavy metal bands of all time. Drug abuse eventually led to the end of the band, and even greater tragedy struck the members afterwards. Today, we’re talking about the original Cowboys From Hell.

Apr 24 2017

33mins

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Rank #7: The Two Battles at Adobe Walls Part One

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In the history of the Indian wars in Texas, two remarkable battles were fought in the dusty Panhandle trading post of Adobe Walls. The first was the last great moment of glory for legendary frontier figure. The second was the first battle in a war that finally saw the end of the Comanche presence in Texas. This week we have part one of the Two Battles of Adobe Walls.

Feb 15 2016

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Rank #8: Waylon Jennings Part One

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He was the ultimate country music outlaw, and somehow it's taken us six years to record an episode on this Texas legend. This week we talk about the one and only Waylon Jennings.

Nov 04 2019

22mins

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Rank #9: Palo Duro Canyon

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It's the 'Grand Canyon of Texas', 120 miles cut through the Caprock Escarpment in the Texas Panhandle. It's rich with geological curiosities, teeming with wildlife, and steeped in thousands of years of history. This week we talk about the Palo Duro Canyon!

Jun 25 2018

35mins

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Rank #10: Political Myths and Legends of Texas

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Texas is a big state with a rich history, so naturally it attracts some big and rich myths and legends, especially political ones. This week we look at the facts and history behind some of the myths and legends in the Lone Star State.

Apr 07 2014

29mins

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Rank #11: Carol Burnett

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One of the most recognizable and influential comedians of all time, her Tarzan yell, and ear-pulling secret message to her beloved grandmother have become a part of America's psyche. Today we're talking about San Antonio native Carol Burnett.

Apr 23 2018

33mins

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Rank #12: Outlaw Ladies of Texas: Part One

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Texas is famous and infamous for its outlaws and badmen who operated outside the law. But there are many famous women outlaws who made their way through or were from the Lone Star State.

Jan 07 2019

21mins

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Rank #13: New Mexico Campaign of 1862

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In 1862, the Confederate military launched an ambitious campaign from Texas to lay claim to the lands and riches of New Mexico and Arizona, culminating in disastrous defeat. This week we continue our series digging deeper into the details of Texas in the Civil War.

Jan 22 2018

39mins

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Rank #14: A.J. Foyt

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He’s stubborn, forthright, and has a sense of fair play. He’s been called a true gentleman and yet pushed a man into a tulip bed on national television. He has insulted an entire nation’s favorite auto race then dominated its winner’s circle. Today, we’re talking about AJ Foyt.

Jan 21 2019

35mins

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Rank #15: The Battle of Gonzales - The First Battle of the Texas Revolution

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On October 2, in the village of Gonzales near San Antonio, Texian colonists resisted the attempt by the Mexican officials to sieze a small cannon, challenging the Mexican soldiers to "Come and Take It". Fighting broke out, becoming the last straw in the relationship between Texas and the Mexican government of Santa Anna. This tiny skirmish would set Texas on the road to independence. The flag they fought under would inspire this revolution as well as this podcast.

Sep 30 2013

19mins

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Rank #16: Admiral Chester Nimitz

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He was a career naval officer who had risen through the ranks of the US Navy to become the architect of victory against the Japanese in the Pacific. He was a pioneer in submarine operations and eventually commanded the largest naval force in history. But before all that, he was a small town boy from the Texas Hill Country whose grandfather instilled him with a love for the sea.

Mar 14 2016

30mins

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Rank #17: The Great Comanche Raid of 1840

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For most of Texas' early history, the Comanche people were the most powerful Indian tribe in the state and the Southern Plains, and the great fear of Texan settlers was that they would join together and strike deep into the heart of the state. In 1840, conflict with the Republic of Texas would see the Comanche and their allies do just that, as they launched the largest raid against European settlement in US history, a raid all the way from the Panhandle to the Gulf. Today on Come and Take It, we discuss The Great Raid of 1840 and the history of the Comanche in Texas.

Dec 09 2013

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Rank #18: Jane Long

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She spent a terrible winter practically alone in an isolated fort on the Texas coast. She was starving, sick, fought off Indian attacks, and even had a baby. Along the way, she became renowned as the Mother of Texas.

Apr 22 2019

24mins

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Rank #19: Willie Nelson: Part 2

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He’s a legend, an outlaw, an entertainer, and the epitome of what it is to be Texan. Today we conclude our discussion of Willie Nelson in the modern years.

Jun 23 2014

27mins

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Rank #20: Texas Longhorn Cattle

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There are many symbols of Texas. The Lone Star. The Alamo. The oil derrick. All are evocative of this great state. But just as iconic is the hardy breed of cattle that's forever linked with the cowboy culture of Texas in the 1800s. This week we take a look at another legend of Texas, the Texas Longhorn.

Dec 07 2015

23mins

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