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    • Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In TickerTexas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations. Part investigative journalism, part medical mystery, Ticker is a dazzling story of modern innovation, recounting 50 years of false starts, abysmal failures, and miraculous triumphs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Didn’t hate it, didn’t like it.

    • By Gotta Tellya on 09-07-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Power Failure

    • The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
    • By: MiMi Swartz, Sherron Watkins
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From inside the walls of Enron, a lone whistleblower attempted to avert the course of events leading to the largest bankruptcy in American history. On August 16, 2001, Sherron Watkins wrote an anonymous letter to Enron's Chairman, Ken Lay, laying out problems with Enron's use of partnerships to hide debt. She warned of a possible scandal that could topple the company if investors and the news media learned of the operations. Then, she revealed her identity and confronted Lay directly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Truly Compelling Look at Greed and Arrogance

    • By Kevin Christy on 08-10-04

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Cheerleader Murder Plot

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Pam Dougherty
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mimi Swartz paints a scene of a place that makes the unthinkable - the plot to murder a fellow cheerleading mother and her daughter - something within the realm of possibility. To say Channelview is a dismal place is an understatement. It's the kind of place where even the slightest bit of distinction goes a long way amidst the usual doldrum of high school, marriage, kids, repeat. It's within this setting that the likes of obsessive, helicopter moms, Wanda Holloway and Verna Heath, who live vicariously through their daughters, are given terrifying credence.

    Regular price: $5.59

    • True Crime from Texas Monthly

    • By: Pamela Colloff, Skip Hollandsworth, Katy Vine, and others
    • Narrated by: Staci Snell, Karissa Vacker, Lydia Mackay, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles spotlighting true crime are now available in a bundle as an audio download: "The Cheerleader Murder Plot" features a woman who went to extreme, murderous lengths to ensure her daughter's spot on the cheerleading squad. "The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob" profiles the mysterious Peggy Jo Tallas who, disguised as a man, robbed banks and confounded police for years. Also featuring "A Kiss Before Dying", "The Talented Mr. Khater", and "Just Desserts".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the first one was weak but the other stories were

    • By MEgan s on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Nationally Recognized Features from Texas Monthly

    • By: Skip Hollandsworth, Mimi Swartz, Pamela Colloff
    • Narrated by: various
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following nationally recognized features are now available in a bundle as an audio download: "Still Life" by Skip Hollandsworth; "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives" by Mimi Swartz; "The Innocent Man, Part One" by Pamela Colloff; "The Innocent Man, Part Two" by Pamela Colloff; "The Witness" by Pamela Colloff.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Power Failure

    • The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
    • By: Mimi Swartz, Sherron Watkins
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
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    From inside the walls of Enron, a lone whistleblower attempted to avert the course of events leading to the largest bankruptcy in American history. On August 16, 2001, Sherron Watkins wrote an anonymous letter to Enron's Chairman, Ken Lay, laying out problems with Enron's use of partnerships to hide debt. She warned of a possible scandal that could topple the company if investors and the news media learned of the operations. Then, she revealed her identity and confronted Lay directly.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ENRON (Light)

    • By Karen on 05-13-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The GOP’s Wobbly Hold on Texas Latinos

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The party knew Mexicans wanted to come here to work. It often made for solid citizens in the next generation. That was before President Trump.

    "The GOP’s Wobbly Hold on Texas Latinos" is from the July 10, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Mimi Swartz and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Texas: Red but Not Relevant

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Texas: Red but Not Relevant" is from the May 17, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Mimi Swartz and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many Americans today feel they don't hold the reins to their own health care; for American women, health care is nothing less than a Trojan horse. With women's health care politicized more than ever, it's impossible not to wonder how we got to now. Mimi Swartz's "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives" is a vital snapshot of this history for fans of Hulu's adaption of The Handmaid's Tale or listeners of the podcast "Pod Save America". Told with immense levity and grave understanding, this article - available for the first time as an audio program - details a turning point in women's health care legislation. 

    Regular price: $5.59