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Ben Friberg, Texas history blogger and podcaster

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The Texian

The Texian

Ben Friberg, Texas history blogger and podcaster

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A rollicking ride through the action packed annals of Texas history!

Latest Episodes

Blood and Treasure

E"New Mexico is the best trick Old Mexico ever played on the U.S." Howdy y'all! Welcome to another action packed episode of The Texian. This episode we talk to Dr. Don Frazier about the little known New Mexico campaign at the beginning of the Civil War. Turns out that Texans played a huge role in that theater of the war. It's a gripping part of our history that I guarantee few of y'all have heard much about. So sit back, relax and listen as we explore this struggle for empire in the American Southwest.

50 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Blood and Treasure

The Tragic Tale of Two Expeditions

Howdy y'all! This episode we talk with Dr. Hardin about two expeditions in the early history of the Republic of Texas that ended in disaster. We also talk a good deal about President Mirabeau B. Lamar and his long reaching legacy. He had much more of an impact on our modern lives than some would care to admit. So sit back, relax and listen as we explore the nooks and crannies of this little know window of Texas history.

78 MIN2019 SEP 21
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The Tragic Tale of Two Expeditions

The Texas Cherokee

Howdy y'all! Welcome to another action packed episode of The Texian! Today we talk with Dr. Donald S. Frazier of McMurry University about the long tragic trail of the Texas Cherokee and their search for a place to call home. Dr. Frazier is a card carrying member of the Cherokee people (literally) and fills us in on a rarely talked about portion of our ethnic history. Hope y'all enjoy!

36 MIN2019 AUG 7
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The Texas Cherokee

Tobacco and Tangents

EHowdy y'all! Welcome to another fun filled episode of the Texian! Today we sit down and chat with our most frequent guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about the tobacco habits of folks back in the days of the Texas Republic. We also veer well off into some interesting tangents before reigning ourselves back into the subject at hand. Hope you all enjoy! P.S. I had some fun with sound effects today, so be warned. ;)

41 MIN2019 JUN 3
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Tobacco and Tangents

The Grim San Saba Hills

EToday's episode is about the famed San Saba Silver Mines that have beckoned many a bold adventurer over the last two hundred years or so. The most famed of these fortune hunters is a familiar name on The Texian - James Bowie. What befell him on his search for treasure is quite the yarn. So sit back, relax, and get ready for adventure today as we hunt for silver in the mythic West on...The Texian!

55 MIN2019 APR 3
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The Grim San Saba Hills

Once Upon a Time in Texas: The Hair Raising Tale of Josiah Wilbarger

EHowdy y'all! Welcome back for another thrilling episode of the Texian. This one is a little different. Since I am working on gathering other interviews with different Texas history experts for future podcasts, I've decided to tell my own version of a famous tall tale from the early days of Texas. A tall tale that happens to be true. It's the first in my little side series called Once upon a time in Texas. These will be my versions of Texas legends and folklore, where I will tell you what's true, what's fiction, and what we just ain't exactly sure of. Since legend and folklore are such a big part of our state's past, I figured they needed their own little subsection here on the Texian. Hope you enjoy this first entry! Be sure and share with your friends!

19 MIN2018 DEC 23
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Once Upon a Time in Texas: The Hair Raising Tale of Josiah Wilbarger

Remembering Goliad with some Texian Macabre

Howdy y'all! Welcome to another exciting and slightly quirky episode of The Texian. Today we talk with our favorite, and thus far only guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about his outstanding book Texian Macabre. It's a creepy story, following a lucky survivor of the infamous Goliad Massacre to his unlucky end at the end of a hangman's rope in the new town of Houston. It paints a fascinating portrait of the early days of the Texas Republic and the seedy underbelly of the new town. But we start off with some background on the Goliad massacre, sharing some eyewitness accounts, and try to figure out why everyone remembers the Alamo, but so few today seem to remember Goliad. It's such a tragic story in it's own right, I feel like we will be returning to it time and again for future podcasts. Hope you enjoy! Now sit back, relax, and let's plunge into the action packed annals of our Texas history!

60 MIN2018 NOV 30
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Remembering Goliad with some Texian Macabre

Lust for Glory - Tales from the Heroic Age of Texas

EHowdy y'all! Welcome to the third episode of the Texian! Today we sit down and chat with our now semi-permanent guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about his new book Lust for Glory. It gives us a fascinating glimpse into the life of the short lived Republic of Texas and the colorful cast of characters who inhabited that stage of history. Texas just wouldn't be Texas without this pivotal period in our history. It informs everything we are today. Hope you enjoy getting a sneak peak into the pages of what promises to be a fantastic book! Now sit back, relax and let's plunge into the action packed annals of our Texas history!

62 MIN2018 NOV 18
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Lust for Glory - Tales from the Heroic Age of Texas

The Line in the Sand...and other things that probably never happened

EToday on The Texian we continue our discussion with Dr. Stephen L. Hardin of McMurry University about myths and misconceptions of the Alamo siege. We start off with an in-depth look at the legendary Line in the Sand and then go on to delve into other controversial topics, including the always fiery debate on how Davy Crockett died. This is a continuation of the discussion begun in the last episode, so if you haven't listened to Episode 1, you might want to do so in order to get up to speed. Thanks again for listening and I hope you enjoy the ride through the action packed annals of our Texas history!

48 MIN2018 OCT 30
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The Line in the Sand...and other things that probably never happened

In the Beginning was...THE ALAMO

EWelcome to our first episode! The Texian talks with Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, author of Texian Iliad, Texian Macabre and the upcoming Lust for Glory, about some of the most famous myths, misconceptions and downright lies associated with the most famous event in all Texas history. Basically, everything you think you know about the Alamo is likely wrong. This is the first of two action packed episodes! Now sit back, relax and plunge with me into the action packed annals of our Texas history!

49 MIN2018 OCT 15
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In the Beginning was...THE ALAMO
the END

Latest Episodes

Blood and Treasure

E"New Mexico is the best trick Old Mexico ever played on the U.S." Howdy y'all! Welcome to another action packed episode of The Texian. This episode we talk to Dr. Don Frazier about the little known New Mexico campaign at the beginning of the Civil War. Turns out that Texans played a huge role in that theater of the war. It's a gripping part of our history that I guarantee few of y'all have heard much about. So sit back, relax and listen as we explore this struggle for empire in the American Southwest.

50 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Blood and Treasure

The Tragic Tale of Two Expeditions

Howdy y'all! This episode we talk with Dr. Hardin about two expeditions in the early history of the Republic of Texas that ended in disaster. We also talk a good deal about President Mirabeau B. Lamar and his long reaching legacy. He had much more of an impact on our modern lives than some would care to admit. So sit back, relax and listen as we explore the nooks and crannies of this little know window of Texas history.

78 MIN2019 SEP 21
Comments
The Tragic Tale of Two Expeditions

The Texas Cherokee

Howdy y'all! Welcome to another action packed episode of The Texian! Today we talk with Dr. Donald S. Frazier of McMurry University about the long tragic trail of the Texas Cherokee and their search for a place to call home. Dr. Frazier is a card carrying member of the Cherokee people (literally) and fills us in on a rarely talked about portion of our ethnic history. Hope y'all enjoy!

36 MIN2019 AUG 7
Comments
The Texas Cherokee

Tobacco and Tangents

EHowdy y'all! Welcome to another fun filled episode of the Texian! Today we sit down and chat with our most frequent guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about the tobacco habits of folks back in the days of the Texas Republic. We also veer well off into some interesting tangents before reigning ourselves back into the subject at hand. Hope you all enjoy! P.S. I had some fun with sound effects today, so be warned. ;)

41 MIN2019 JUN 3
Comments
Tobacco and Tangents

The Grim San Saba Hills

EToday's episode is about the famed San Saba Silver Mines that have beckoned many a bold adventurer over the last two hundred years or so. The most famed of these fortune hunters is a familiar name on The Texian - James Bowie. What befell him on his search for treasure is quite the yarn. So sit back, relax, and get ready for adventure today as we hunt for silver in the mythic West on...The Texian!

55 MIN2019 APR 3
Comments
The Grim San Saba Hills

Once Upon a Time in Texas: The Hair Raising Tale of Josiah Wilbarger

EHowdy y'all! Welcome back for another thrilling episode of the Texian. This one is a little different. Since I am working on gathering other interviews with different Texas history experts for future podcasts, I've decided to tell my own version of a famous tall tale from the early days of Texas. A tall tale that happens to be true. It's the first in my little side series called Once upon a time in Texas. These will be my versions of Texas legends and folklore, where I will tell you what's true, what's fiction, and what we just ain't exactly sure of. Since legend and folklore are such a big part of our state's past, I figured they needed their own little subsection here on the Texian. Hope you enjoy this first entry! Be sure and share with your friends!

19 MIN2018 DEC 23
Comments
Once Upon a Time in Texas: The Hair Raising Tale of Josiah Wilbarger

Remembering Goliad with some Texian Macabre

Howdy y'all! Welcome to another exciting and slightly quirky episode of The Texian. Today we talk with our favorite, and thus far only guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about his outstanding book Texian Macabre. It's a creepy story, following a lucky survivor of the infamous Goliad Massacre to his unlucky end at the end of a hangman's rope in the new town of Houston. It paints a fascinating portrait of the early days of the Texas Republic and the seedy underbelly of the new town. But we start off with some background on the Goliad massacre, sharing some eyewitness accounts, and try to figure out why everyone remembers the Alamo, but so few today seem to remember Goliad. It's such a tragic story in it's own right, I feel like we will be returning to it time and again for future podcasts. Hope you enjoy! Now sit back, relax, and let's plunge into the action packed annals of our Texas history!

60 MIN2018 NOV 30
Comments
Remembering Goliad with some Texian Macabre

Lust for Glory - Tales from the Heroic Age of Texas

EHowdy y'all! Welcome to the third episode of the Texian! Today we sit down and chat with our now semi-permanent guest host, Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, about his new book Lust for Glory. It gives us a fascinating glimpse into the life of the short lived Republic of Texas and the colorful cast of characters who inhabited that stage of history. Texas just wouldn't be Texas without this pivotal period in our history. It informs everything we are today. Hope you enjoy getting a sneak peak into the pages of what promises to be a fantastic book! Now sit back, relax and let's plunge into the action packed annals of our Texas history!

62 MIN2018 NOV 18
Comments
Lust for Glory - Tales from the Heroic Age of Texas

The Line in the Sand...and other things that probably never happened

EToday on The Texian we continue our discussion with Dr. Stephen L. Hardin of McMurry University about myths and misconceptions of the Alamo siege. We start off with an in-depth look at the legendary Line in the Sand and then go on to delve into other controversial topics, including the always fiery debate on how Davy Crockett died. This is a continuation of the discussion begun in the last episode, so if you haven't listened to Episode 1, you might want to do so in order to get up to speed. Thanks again for listening and I hope you enjoy the ride through the action packed annals of our Texas history!

48 MIN2018 OCT 30
Comments
The Line in the Sand...and other things that probably never happened

In the Beginning was...THE ALAMO

EWelcome to our first episode! The Texian talks with Dr. Stephen L. Hardin, author of Texian Iliad, Texian Macabre and the upcoming Lust for Glory, about some of the most famous myths, misconceptions and downright lies associated with the most famous event in all Texas history. Basically, everything you think you know about the Alamo is likely wrong. This is the first of two action packed episodes! Now sit back, relax and plunge with me into the action packed annals of our Texas history!

49 MIN2018 OCT 15
Comments
In the Beginning was...THE ALAMO
the END
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