ESPN’s Paul Catalina discusses sexual assaults on college campuses; Justice Scalia; Buxton

buxton-800x600.jpgThis week, The Weekly Brew’s first-ever guest – Paul Catalina of ESPN Central Texas – returns to the show to discuss the goings on at Baylor, including the recent candlelight vigil in support of sexual assault victims, Ken Starr’s handling of the multitude of sexual assault accusations in recent memory – primarily against Tevin Elliott and Sam Ukwuachu, who were both ultimately convicted on rape charges — and the general milieu of college athletics, on the whole, in regards to rape allegations, including some discussion impending lawsuit against the University of Tennessee, by six women alleging the university, “created a student culture that enables sexual assaults by student-athletes, especially football players.”

On a lighter note, Catalina also discusses where NFL quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III might land, and -SPOILER ALERT- Dallas is a possibility for both. As though Jerry Jones needs any more disfunction in that locker room.

The guys also get into the passing of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Antonin Scalia, a polarizing figure (to say the least), whose sudden death leaves a very politically impactful vacancy on the SCOTUS bench. To say this will have an impact on the upcoming elections is an enormous understatement. Austin, Kevin and Jeremy break down the passing of one of America’s most powerful men and what will become of it going forward.

Finally, Sergio Trevino, of Houston’s Buxton, discusses his band’s latest album, Half a Native, and some of the better aspects of the underrated Houston music scene. Trevino discusses working with LA producer Thom Monahan, who has worked with artists like Devendra Banhart, Vetiver and Beachwood Sparks, and the process of writing and recording an album. Be sure to check Buxton out at buxtonband.com and on iTunes.

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Ep. 25: Texans autopsy with Houston sports writer Josh Koch; James Hoelscher of Race to the Moon talks music; the guys break down El Chapo and Making a Murderer

Houston sports writer Josh Koch calls in to eulogize the Texans after an ugly 30-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium Saturday, breaking down the quarterback situation and the injury to superstar defensive end J.J. Watt. Koch also grades out Bill O’Brien’s performance in the loss and looks forward to next season.

Austin, Jeremy, Zack and Kevin discuss Sean Penn’s bizarre – and border illiterate – piece for Rolling Stone, interviewing infamous Mexican kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, which ultimately led to Guzman’s re-arrest by Mexican authorities. They then break down the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer.

Finally, James Hoelscher – lead singer of Houston indie band Race to the Moon – joins the #podcast to discuss his band’s new album, What a Time To Be Alive, and talk about the Houston music scene, including promoting two upcoming shows, Jan 13 at Satellite Bar and Jan 30 at Notsuoh.

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