Richard Linklater (2012)

Richard Linklater is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. Linklater talks with Evan about “Bernie,” starring Jack Black.

Richard Linklater is best known for his films “Dazed and Confused,” “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Everybody Wants Some.” Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture.

Alejandro Escovedo

Rock musician Alejandro Escovedo talks about his decades-long career and his 2018 album “The Crossing” that tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams.

Alejandro Escovedo is a Mexican-American rock musician with Texas roots. His career includes performing in the punk rock group The Nuns, and alternative country bands Rank and File and The True Believers. He has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey, Los Texmaniacs and Chuck Prophet. No Depression magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade. 

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez is a maverick filmmaker whose first film, “El Mariachi,” launched his legendary career with a budget of just $7,000. Rodriguez joins Evan to talk about some of his past work and his 2019 film, “Alita: Battle Angel.”

Robert Rodriguez has been a celebrated and innovative filmmaker for more than 25 years. The San Antonio native has directed films such as “El Mariachi,” “From Dusk ‘Til Dawn,” the “Spy Kids” and “Sin City” franchises and “Alita: Battle Angel,” a partnership with producer James Cameron. In 2013, Rodriguez ventured into television and launched his own cable TV channel, El Rey. He co-founded Troublemaker Studios, an Austin-based film production company, and leads the band Chingon with members of Del Castillo.

Brooklyn Decker

Making the transition from model to actress and entrepreneur, Brooklyn Decker discusses her role in the popular Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie,” her fashion start-up and balancing work with motherhood.

Brooklyn Decker broke into the public consciousness as a model gracing the pages of Vogue, Elle, GQ, Glamour, Esquire and Cosmopolitan. She cemented her place in pop culture history by appearing on the cover of the popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Decker successfully made the transition from being one of the biggest names in modeling to become a Hollywood actress. Decker is married to tennis great Andy Roddick and together they have two children.

Andrew Bujalski

Director and screenwriter Andrew Bujalski talks indie filmmaking, screenwriting and his film, “Support the Girls.”

Andrew Bujalski’s first feature film, “Funny Ha Ha,” was called one of the most influential films of the ’00s by New York Times critic A.O. Scott. He has also written and directed the films “Mutual Appreciation,” “Beeswax,” “Computer Chess” and “Results,” which have played festivals worldwide including Sundance, Berlin and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. His 2018 film, “Support the Girls,” premiered at SXSW Film Festival.

Lee Ann Womack

Singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack talks about growing up in East Texas, modern country music and her 2017 album, “The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone.”

Lee Ann Womack is a country music singer and songwriter who came to fame in 2000 with her single, “I Hope You Dance.” Womack has won five Academy of Country Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards and one Grammy Award and has sold over six million albums. Her album, “The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,” is a hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues.

Richard Linklater (2017)

Richard Linklater talks about his film, “Last Flag Flying,” working with an all-star cast and making a movie about war.

Richard Linklater is best known for his films “Dazed and Confused,” “Boyhood,” “Slacker” and “Everybody Wants Some.” Linklater is the Artistic Director and founder of the Austin Film Society. He has won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and BAFTAs for Best Director and Best Picture.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett talks about his greatest hits, the transformative power of music and plans for future records.

Lyle Lovett is a singer, composer and actor. Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has released 14 albums that fuse elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. Lovett was also named Texas State Musician.

David O. Brown

Former Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown reflects on the 2016 Dallas shooting that left five police officers dead and seven others wounded, his first book and the current state of police-community relations in America.

David Brown is a thirty-three-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, from which he retired as chief in October 2016. Now a correspondent for ABC News, he is also an adviser for Texas organizations focused on positively influencing early childhood education efforts, mental health awareness and treatment and assistance for formerly incarcerated persons. His first book titled “Called to Rise” was published in June of 2017.

 

Thomas Haden Church

Actor Thomas Haden Church talks about his acting career and his role in the HBO series “Divorce.”

Thomas Haden Church is an actor who first gained attention for six seasons on NBC’s sitcom “Wings,” followed by two seasons starring opposite Debra Messing on Fox’s “Ned & Stacey.” Other film and television roles have included parts in “Spider-Man 3,” “Easy A” and “Divorce.”

 

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