Our new podcast: ‘I Love You So Much’

A few months ago, we told you we’d let you know when we were ready to announce our new podcast, the one that will succeed “Statesman Shots.” Welp, folks, that time has come.

The new show is called “I Love You So Much: The Austin360 Podcast” (or ILYSM for short) and here’s a teaser for the new show:

The good news is that if you’re an iTunes user, you don’t have to wait to subscribe. The show is already up on iTunes, and we’d love for you to join us.

What’s different on the new show? We’ll have three hosts, including Tolly, Omar and now Addie Broyles. We’ll still talk about Austin life and pop culture, but in a different format and with a lot more variety of topics in keeping with our pals at Austin360. If you enjoyed “Statesman Shots,” we think you’ll dig “I Love You So Much.”  We’ll be doing one final sendoff to “Shots” soon and tell you more about the new show on that last short episode and how to get more involved with the podcast. The “Shots” archive isn’t going anywhere. You’ll still be able to access that podcast feed and old episodes on statesman.com/shots.

You’ll be able to find the new show at its own site page, which we’ll announce soon, and @loveaustin360 isnew Twitter handle. Freaking out about all the changes? You can email us at loveaustin360@statesman.com, which goes to our three hosts. And while you’re at it, send us a note with your questions and problems: we’re starting up an advice segment and could use your personal, Austin-centric problems.

How to listen:

Download the MP3 version here. (1 min)

And here’s the RSS to subscribe to the podcast.

Come on over, we promise you’ll have a good time!

 

 

Statesman Shots @ SXSW 2017 #4: Downtown surfing and the cast of “Animal Kingdom”

Yo, you can surf in downtown Austin right now. What’s happening? “Animal Kingdom” (TNT’s new show about a crime family clan in Southern California) and its stars have set up shop on the corner of Congress and Fourth Street, where you may remember the “Mr. Robot” Ferris wheel from last year’s South By. So it IS possible to catch waves in Central Texas…you just have to wait for SXSW to sprinkle some Hollywood magic! (Now taking bets for snow, SXSW 2018.)

Omar and Statesman travel editor Kristen Finan talk to “Animal Kingdom” stars Finn Cole, Ben Robson, and Shawn Hatosy about the growth of Austin and their show on today’s SXSW dispatch from “Statesman Shots:”

Video from Kristin and Omar:

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Listen here:

Download the MP3 version here. (9 min.)

And here’s the RSS to subscribe to the podcast. (We’re also on iTunes!)

Or listen on SoundCloud. (Also embedded at the top of this post)

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Video: Canada vs. Texas According to Taylor Kitsch

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“Friday Night Lights” star Taylor Kitsch joined us on fun, lively episode of “Statesman Shots” this week, and in a video he did for us, he tells us what he prefers from his homeland (Canada) versus what he prefers from his adopted home (Texas!). Find out if he prefers poutine to breakfast tacos and much more in the video! And let’s not forget why he was visiting in the first place: to talk about his upcoming Rock the Brazos charity event New Year’s Eve to benefit the African Children’s Choir. See more videos and our episode archive on the Statesman Shots blog.

Actor Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights") discusses the difference between Canada (where he's from) and Texas (where he now lives). Credit: Alyssa Vidales / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Actor Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights”) discusses the difference between Canada (where he’s from) and Texas (where he now lives) in a “Statesman Shots” video. Credit: Alyssa Vidales / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Statesman Shots #91: Taylor Kitsch on African Children’s Choir and post-‘FNL’ life

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It’s OK to let your Tim Riggins love burn bright. Ours will never die as we continue our “Friday Night Lights” re-watches forever.

Taylor Kitsch (right) joins the "Statesman Shots" podcast to talk about the Rock the Brazos New Year's Eve gala and much more with co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga (left) and Tolly Moseley (center). Credit: Alyssa Vidales / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Taylor Kitsch (right) joins the “Statesman Shots” podcast to talk about the Rock the Brazos New Year’s Eve gala and much more with co-hosts Omar L. Gallaga (left) and Tolly Moseley (center). Credit: Alyssa Vidales / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

But you know should know that actor Taylor Kitsch is not Tim Riggins the character and he has not slowed down since the beloved NBC TV show ended, appearing in movies and television projects including “Lone Survivor,” “The Normal Heart,” HBO’s “True Detective” and the big-budget sci-fi film “John Carter.” The Austin resident was kind enough to come in to our studio for a podcast and video to promote a cause dear to his heart, the African Children’s Choir, the subject of the third New Year’s Eve benefit in Austin. This year, it’s called “Rock the Brazos” and Taylor talks in the podcast about why he started the charity event (which includes performers Rob Thomas and the group Water and Rust), and why you should be there.

Also on the show this week:

  • In our Short Shot, we discuss the current state of TV / movie revivals such as “Fuller House,” “Twin Peaks” and “The X-Files.” Does Taylor think “Friday Night Lights” should return someday? Find out on the show.
  • In a special video segment, Taylor compares his Canadian upbringing with his life in Texas, letting us know if he prefers hockey over football, poutine over nachos and more.
  • Joe Gross joins us for A Chaser on why those of us burned by the “Star Wars” prequels are now so excited for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
  • And in A Toast, we recommend a Amazon’s sublime second season of “Transparent,” a documentary about the “Houdini of Florida” that Taylor Kitsch hopes to develop into a feature film he’ll star in, and “Jessica Jones,” which Tolly is continuing to dive into.

How to listen:

Download the MP3 version here. (34 min.)

Download the beautifully enhanced AAC version. (34 min.)

And here’s the RSS to subscribe to the podcast. (We’re also on iTunes!)

Or listen on SoundCloud. (Also embedded up at the top of this post)

Show rundown:

0:00 Intro
1:06 Segment 1: Taylor Kitsch on African Children’s Choir and Texas living
18:27 Short Shot: What do we think about TV/movie revivals?
23:10 Short Shot: A Chaser with Joe Gross on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” anticipation
28:15 A Toast (Recommendations)
33:11 Outtro and how to reach us

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