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The best antidote for Austin’s traffic? Distracting yourself from all the stress and frustration with a sweet, sweet podcast.  And lucky for you, we’ve got lots of podcasts over here at The Austin Common! Scroll through the list below to start listening today 🙂 

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes (With The Austin Common)

Can't get enough local news? With our Behind The Scenes podcasts, you'll gain access to the full length versions of all the interviews that inform our weekly reporting. That means hours and hours of in-depth conversations with local community leaders, politicians, activists, and Austinites doing super rad stuff. 

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Shades of Green is Austin's only live, environmental talk radio show. Each week, Producer John Hoffner, along with Co-hosts Reed Sternberg and Amy Stansbury (Editor-In-Chief of The Austin Common) inform and inspire listeners on current topics locally and nationally related to green energy and the environment.

Nature In The City

Nature In The City

Produced in partnership with the City of Austin Development Services Department, the Nature In The City podcast follows along with Dr. Kevin Anderson (a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin) as he shares his knowledge about the world around us. In 2019, the topic was “The Geography of Flowing Water: Rivers, Streams, Nature, and Culture.”

Coming soon... Community Podcasts!

Are you an Austinite with a podcast of your own? Feel like you’re doing great work, but wish more people could listen to what you produce?

 

Fill out this form and apply to become one of our community podcasters. We’ll share your show on this page, as well as promote it on social media whenever we can.

 

When we work together to amplify each other’s voices, we all win. 

Latest Episodes
Episode 18
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Solutions To Homelessness (Episode 18)

Ever since Prop B passed, a lot of discussion has focused on enforcement of the city’s newly reinstated camping ban & short-term solutions to homelessness… but what are we actually doing to solve homelessness in our community? What plans are in place to grow our

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Episode 16
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Should Austin Implement Ranked Choice Voting? (Episode 16)

“…. Turnout is just inherently higher when there’s a presidential race happening… In Austin that means that more than 100,000 additional voters participate in presidential years. And not only is it a larger electorate. It’s also more diverse in terms of income, age, and race…

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Episode 14
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Mental Health & Policing (Episode 14)

Did you know that earlier this year, Austin became the first city in the country to add a mental health option to its 911 call center script? Did you also know that in 2018, a city audit found that amongst the 15 most populous US

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Episode 13
Essays
Amy Stansbury

The Texas Legislature & The Electric Grid (Episode 13)

Last month’s winter storm left millions of Texans without electricity. So what is the Legislature doing about it?    In the latest episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, we sit down with state Representative Vikki Goodwin to find out. Vikki Goodwin represents Texas House

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Episode 12
Essays
Amy Stansbury

How Does Texas’ Electric Grid Work? (Episode 12)

Been reading a lot of headlines about what happened to our electric grid during winter storm Uri? Still confused? In the latest episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, we answer all your questions. Featuring special guest John Hoffner, who has spent nearly all his

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Episode 10
Essays
Amy Stansbury

History of Policing In Austin (Episode 10)

In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury continues our series on policing with a look back at the history of policing and police reforms in Austin, Texas. Guests include Chris Harris of Texas Appleseed, former Austin City Council Member Bill

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Episode 8
Essays
Amy Stansbury

How To Get Involved In Our Local Democracy (Episode 8)

In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury shares the importance of city boards & commissions and explains how you can apply to serve on one. Guests include current board/commission members Pooja Sethi & Rocky Lane, as well as Austin City

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Episode 7
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Your Guide To The AISD Runoff Election (Episode 7)

In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury sits down with public education advocate Laura Yeager to give you a little civics lesson on the importance of local school boards. After that, we interview several of the candidates running in Austin’s

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