About The Weekly Brew

Hosted by Austin Staton, Kevin Cook and Jeremy Paxton, The Weekly Brew is your source for sports, pop culture and political commentary brewed up in an hour or less.

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Austin Staton – Host

Austin currently serves as a U.S. Media Affairs Specialist at BP and is the founder of The Weekly Brew Podcast. At BP, Austin serves as the primary media contact for the company’s sponsorship with the United States Olympic Committee, U.S. University Relations, BP’s Westlake Campus, the company’s diversity and inclusion programs, veterans affairs, STEM education outreach, and special projects such as the BP MS 150. He also manages the creation and production of video and graphic design content for the U.S.

Previously, Austin supported the publication of BP’s internal communication channels and contributed strong editorial skills and digital media savvy to the ongoing development of a top-notch center of digital content excellence within the U.S. digital communications team.

Prior to BP, Austin served as an athletic communications professional at Baylor and Louisiana Tech, handling day-to-day media relations duties for their various NCAA programs, and gaining a strong background in social media, marketing and brand management while working with national media outlets such as ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS College Sports.

Austin is a native of The Woodlands, Texas, and earned a political science degree from Baylor University in 2010.

To contact Austin, click here.

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Kevin Cook – Host

Kevin Cook is either a renaissance man and jack-of-all trades or a flighty ne’er-do-well, incapable of committing to a single career track, depending on your perspective and whether or not you’re his mother.

Kevin is a University of Houston alum (class of 2013) where he majored in Creative Writing and minored in Creative Works. He considers himself fairly creative. Kevin spent several years teaching the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT with The Princeton Review before pivoting into writing.

Kevin wrote for Sports, Opinion and Lifestyle at The Daily Cougar at UH before signing on with Dave Morales at BackstageOL.com to write movie reviews and Hollywood News. Kevin then wrote for HoopsHype.com covering fantasy basketball and the Houston Rockets, did a brief stint covering high school football for the Denton Record-Chronicle before signing on with Houston Community Newspapers as the sports editor for the Cy Creek Mirror.

Kevin now covers all high school sports in NW Houston and the University of Houston, in particular the football and basketball teams. Kevin was in attendance for the AAC Championship victory, the Peach Bowl victory and the AAC Tournament in Orlando, Florida.

Kevin’s idol and role model is Bill Simmons and he sincerely hopes that Bill Simmons discovers that fact someday (hi, Bill!).

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Jeremy Paxton – Host

Jeremy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in practice in Houston, Texas. Jeremy earned his bachelors from Baylor University where he majored in Psychology. He went on to attend Pepperdine University where he obtained his masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jeremy has worked previously in residential and professional psychiatric facilities.

Jeremy has been with the podcast since the beginning and loves talking politics, college football, pop culture, or really anything that isn’t baseball. Jeremy is a native of Houston and connoisseur of all things Houston has to offer.

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Hunter Atkins – Correspondent

Hunter Atkins joined the Houston Chronicle in April 2016. He has written for Rolling Stone, Forbes, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Popular Science and ESPN The Magazine, among others. His assignments have ranged from an investigative article on gun violence in Chicago for Rolling Stone to the story of the world champion in competitive stair climbing for the New York Times.

He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.