Episode 15 of our Free Range Texan Podcast openly admits the existence of a canine super hero heretofore left in the background of our production. Apparently there is no longer any keeping of “Foxy the Wonder Dog” a secret.
Big thanks to Daniel Jones for bringing us up to date. We freely admit that technical problems occurred with Daniel’s interview and there are parts of the podcast on that account that require you to listen harder because Daniel was on the road and away from any of our digital recording devices. Honestly, folks we will take steps to improve all of that in the future.
We left Michael Shawn alone to create his campfire segment, and when that happens you can count on the fact that his heart for Texas generally takes over the conversation. Thank you Michael …. good info.
Oh, yes, and the last thing we want to mention is that this is the first of our podcasts that our host actually opened and closed the show break dancing for our audience … Is there no end to Michael Shawn’s talent? If you haven’t heard Episode 15, we suggest you climb aboard.
I have a bone to pick with this critter that follows me around. This week at the Free Range Texan website, coming in on our firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address, Foxy the Wonder Dog, after a brief appearance on our podcast, got a higher number of listener responses than I did! That’s right, fellow Free Rangers, I have been outdone by my german shepherd shadow. It has also been suggested by more than just a few, that we put up a picture or two or three of this sensational sidekick, loving referred to as Foxy. She is a little over two years old and she has followed me around since she was a little ball of fur.
Starting with the early days, it would be fair to say that she was equally never dull and not exactly well-mannered. She had a tremendously hard time distinguishing between her dog food bowl and my sandwich.
As the weeks and months rolled by, she began to act less like an out-of-control puppy, too cute for her own good, and more like the sharp, better mannered watch dog that we knew she could become. But, not before she managed to chew her way through more than one of the closets in our home.
And while the jury was out for a time, it’s pretty unanimous now around our outfit that Foxy the Wonder Dog is now a permanent member of the family. Wondering when we’re going to eat next, enjoying attention, and being insatiably curious about anything new, I would say she fits right in.
People who are successful in the public relations industry agree that a good agency operates seamlessly behind the scenes working on their client’s behalf. While the owners and creative personnel at A-Team PR have operated in media and public relations for decades, A-Team PR itself is a brand new public relations and strategic media planning business that in many ways has rewritten the operations manual for today’s advertising companies. In today’s new world of marketing and imaging clients’ businesses, newly formed and elegant ways of promotion are changing the industry with more efficient processes. All of this leads to better production, better creativity, better market research, and more bang for the buck for clients. It is a new and exciting world, and podcasting is the new step-child wave that summits the mountain that is today’s entertainment / information explosion. Traditional media is pounding the pavement hard to keep up.
Episode 12 starts out with a fantasy parachute jump that gets a bit real before it’s over. Michael Shawn continues his love affair with caffeine, and cryptozoology investigator Daniel Jones shares thoughts and true stories about actual UFO incidents in the Lone Star state. Be sure and join our Free Range Texan podcast Episode 12, rolling out on February 3rd. P.S.: The rumors are true, A-Team PR’s Studio A seems to have been visited by alien life forms during the making of Episode 12 …. really!
Well I guess I don’t have to tell you folks much about our blog, seeing as how if you’re reading this, you’re already on it. Here’s the trick … we have a tradition of posting our social media banners on our blog. However, WordPress requires us to post a banner by including it in an article. So, for our loyal blog readers, I’ll give you this juicy bit of behind the scenes sneek peak information. It is now way past dark thirty on a Thursday night, I am looking across the desk at my sleepy-eyed, tired, and remarkably cute when she’s cranky wife, Kathy. She is wondering just exactly how much more midnight oil are we going to burn this fine evening.
With any luck, I will wake up on a cool, crisp, West Texas Friday morning a few short hours from now and my darling bride will stumble in the kitchen and make some fresh hot cowboy coffee for the two of us. All the while wondering if we’re going to do the same gall-durn thing on Friday night as well. Love ya’ll later.
Episode 9 carries with it the traditional amount of unique tales of Texas, including a Heroes and Heroines File, entitled “Charlie War Eagle”. Our Unexplained Files have discovered a growing number of people that claim to have seen actual, long thought extinct, Pterodactyl creatures flying over the Plains of West Texas. Before you refuse to except this phenomena as real, you should listen to what Joe Taylor, the curator of the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum, has to say about these sightings.
We sent the word out that we wanted our listeners to be on the Free Range Texan blog. And here they came. We love y’all !
Send your snapshot along with your location and your name (name optional), but if you don’t send your name, our staff is fond of making up names for you …. just saying. Send it all to info@FreeRangeTexan.net and let us show the world you’re there. Thanks for listening!
I am a born and raised Texan. I grew up in West Texas with a bunch of folks who were in many ways very similar to one another. When I was a young student at Monterey High School in Lubbock, Texas, I was already broadcasting on a local radio station. If you had told me that technology would allow people to podcast around the world with listeners in most of the countries on earth, I simply would not have believed you. We certainly live in a remarkable time.
If you are reading this blog and/or you listen to our Free Range Texan podcast, let me give you some inside information that will not actually be mentioned on our podcast until Episode 9 (yes Virginia … we actually plan that far ahead.) Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, we would like to welcome you to the family here on our blog.
Here’s how it works … if you will use our e-mail address (email@example.com) and send in a picture of yourself (maybe even your family), tell us your name and where you’re from, then don’t be surprised when you are chosen to appear here in Texas, the USA, and around the world on our Free Range Texan blog. For your efforts for now, we will just be welcoming you to our Free Range Texan family. We are so new that some of the things planned in our future have not arrived yet … like T-shirts, coffee mugs, caps, etc. I bring that up only because we are currently thinking of special ways to welcome so many of you to our family. So, go ahead …. send ’em in. We look forward to meeting you. See y’all in the next Episode!
Free Range Texan podcast Episode 7, among other things, deals with eyewitness accounts of the creatures known as “Mothman”. If you’re like me, you have heard this tale, but usually it’s up in the northeastern United States. In the last 30 days, our investigators have uncovered no less than three separate Texas-based experiences with the same type of creature described as “Mothman”. Honestly, how many things are there out there in our world that we as yet do not acknowledge their existence? In upcoming episodes we will visit with individuals who believe that there are Pterodectyl creatures existing still today on earth. And for a long time everyone thought that the Chupacabra beast was probably a myth. But, now we know that it is real, and in upcoming episodes we’ll show you evidence. Texas and the world beyond is an amazing place. And, we here at Free Range Texan are just getting started. Episode 7 is not to be missed.
Whoever you are, wherever you are reading this blog, we here at Free Range Texan want to sincerely extend our hand in traditional Texan friendship. Communicating with us is easy, either on our blog or through info@FreeRangeTexan.net. We are thankful for the responses and suggestions we have had, and we welcome your genuine thoughts and opinions on upcoming podcasts. And, finally, don’t forget we are open for submissions to our Free Range Talent File. We’re always looking for talented people in or out of Texas. We wish you all the very best.