Season 3 | Episode 3: "Keeping Austin Weird"

Since its founding in the late 1830s, our home city of Austin, Texas, has been known by various names--Bat City, the City of the Violet Crown, and the Live Music Capital of the World, to name just a few. In this episode, the Zeugma team explores the history of Austin's nicknames and some of the ways that the city has transformed itself into a hub of tourist and musical activity. We also hear from a few Austinites who question whether or not the city is living up to its reputation for "weirdness."

You can stream the episode below; you can also download it via iTunes and LibSyn.

Image Credit: March2007_84 by Flickr user Jack. The image's size and resolution have been altered.

Episode Producer: Katharine Stevenson

Thank you to Jeffrey S. Kerr, whose article "Austin: City of Slogans" supplied many of the details shared in this episode, and to Maggie Osei and the other guests who allowed us to interview them.