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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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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

97 Ratings
Average Ratings
84
7
2
2
2

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

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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.

Rank #1: Martin de Leon

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He was the only empresario of a predominantly Mexican colony in Texas, and his influence on the Lone Star State was great.
Aug 05 2019
23 mins
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Rank #2: 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
27 mins
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Rank #3: 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
27 mins
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Rank #4: 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
36 mins
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Rank #5: 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
33 mins
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Rank #6: 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
27 mins
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Rank #7: Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood

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"One of the most beloved and influential musicians to ever come from Texas was legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the early 1980s, he skyrocketed to fame on the back of his first album, Texas Flood. This week we’re going to talk about this great album, and the legacy of the man behind it.
Feb 16 2015
18 mins
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Rank #8: Quanah Parker

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The son of a Comanche war chief and a captured white girl, Quanah Parker grew to possibly be the last great leader of his father’s people. Though he fought the encroachment of his lands for years, struggling to retain independence for his people, he proved himself remarkably adaptable once there was no other choice for his tribe.
Aug 03 2015
31 mins
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Rank #9: Lake Travis

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When our minds turn to summer in Texas, we think of hot days, cold drinks, and a refreshing place to dunk your head and enjoy the wonderful waterways and swimming holes of the Lone Star State. One of our favorite places is the beautiful—and hard-working— Lake Travis.
Jul 24 2017
20 mins
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Rank #10: 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
25 mins
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Rank #11: Audie Murphy

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Audie Murphy went to from the cotton fields of Texas to the battlefields of Europe to the lights of Hollywood in his all-too-brief life. One of the most decorated soldiers in American history, perhaps his greatest legacy was his work to shed light on post traumatic stress disorder. This week we look at one of the truly great Texas heroes, Audie Murphy.
Mar 09 2015
28 mins
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Rank #12: CATI Watches: True Stories

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Its a 1986 film about small town Texas set during the sesquicentennial directed by the lead singer of one of the seminal avant garde rock bands. This week we are talking about the movie True Stories.
Mar 18 2019
40 mins
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Rank #13: San Antonio Military Aviation

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We all know that the birthplace of aviation in the US is at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where the Wright Brothers took their historic flight in 1903. But would you believe that the birthplace and incubator of American military aviation was in the historic Texas city of San Antonio? From one officer teaching himself how to fly the Wright Flyer to the global reach of Joint Base San Antonio in the 21st century, we look at San Antonio, the birthplace of American military aviation.
May 19 2014
27 mins
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Rank #14: Sunny Ozuna and the Sunliners

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Texas Musician Sonny Ozuna was a son of San Antonio and an important piece of the emerging Tejano movement. However in the 1950s and 1960s he was at the top of the charts with his national hit 'Talk To Me'. This week we talk about another Tejano legend, Sonny Ozuna and the Sunliners.
Sep 26 2016
13 mins
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Rank #15: Texas Tribes: Part One

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Long before the arrival of Europeans, the land that eventually became Texas was occupied by a diverse array of native people. The interactions of these people with the Europeans shaped both the culture and history of the state. In this episode, we look at some of the tribes that predominated the eastern half of Texas.
Jul 14 2014
28 mins
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Rank #16: 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
35 mins
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Rank #17: 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
33 mins
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Rank #18: Michael Nesmith

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When it comes to his art, this Texas-born musician does not particularly like to monkey around. Heir to a fortune in office supply money, Mike Nesmith became trapped by fame borne of an audition he attended on a lark. Forced to choose between outward success and his own artistic principles, he chose to listen to the band within his heart.
Feb 01 2016
37 mins
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Rank #19: Cabeza de Vaca

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You could make the case that written Texas history began with a man named Cabeza de Vaca, who made history as much as he wrote it down. His 4000-mile journey, from the Florida coast through Texas to the Pacific coast of Mexico—most of it walking—is one of the earliest undertaken by a European in Texas.
Jul 07 2014
25 mins
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Rank #20: The Lonely Grave of Lee Harvey Oswald

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On November 25th, 1963, in a humble grave dug for William Bobo in Ft. Worth, Texas, one of the nation’s most notorious assassins was laid to rest. Today, we’re discussing the lonely grave of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Mar 20 2017
15 mins
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