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One ATXplained listener wanted to know how women going topless at public pools came to be popular in Austin.
Remember the movie Die Hard? It’s kinda like that.
A plumber. Who sings? As part of our Hi, Who Are You? spinoff, we get introduced to Herman Bennett.
Who will remember you when you die? Family? Friends? We got a question about a cemetery in Central Austin for ATXplained. It got KUT’s Matt Largey thinking about what happens when people are forgotten.
It’s January, so that means cedar fever is at its peak. Amid a global pandemic, this is the last thing we need. But here we are. KUT’s Nadia Hamdan answers this question about the annual trial in Central Texas.
The words would appear on the bridge overnight. The artist would come and go like a ninja. But who is it? And why did they do it?
If you’ve ever been near Lamar and Oltorf, you probably saw it. But what’s the story behind the now-gone mural there?
Voting should be easy, right? Well, can it get any easier than going to your local supermarket? KUT’s Jimmy Maas has the history behind what’s become an election season tradition in Austin.
Yorkie Louie is known as the Godfather of Clubbing in Austin. But his story is more complicated than that. Someone asked about him for our ATXplained spin-off, Hi, Who Are You?.
Traffic sucks. But every so often a sign in the distance might give you a chuckle. Or a groan. So who writes those electronic road signs with (sometimes) funny rhymes?
A year ago, we answered a question from an ATXplained listener: Where did all the families that used to live on Rainey Street go? One man was still there. But now, even that has changed. Audrey McGlinchy has this follow-up.
Tickets are running out for our Jan. 23 ATXplained Live show at the Hogg Auditorium. Details and tickets here.
Austin’s 37th St. lights aren’t the only holiday light display in town, but it did draw this question about its origins.
Christine Hannon wanted to meet this postal worker who seems to know everyone who come into his East Austin post office.
There are many ways. But what’s the best way? Can medical science tell us?
They usually only appear when there’s and drought and lake levels are low. But who named them?
Uber and Lyft said their services would give other transportation options for people who’ve been drinking in Austin. So — did they?
No matter how jet-lagged, or sweaty, Austin tourists may find themselves when they reach the Texas Capitol Visitors Center, they’ll find a breath of fresh air waiting for them just inside its doors: Mary Jackson.
Madeline Fening heard the break whistle at Austin city pools and just had to know why it was so dramatic.
The aging population is growing fast in Austin. So Becky Rhodes said we should meet a couple trying to keep seniors active in the community.
Catherine Samuel was curious about where the guano goes and who cleans it up, so she asked about it for our ATXplained project.
Billboards are all over I-35 — but not MoPac and a few other freeways in Austin. Why not?
Everyone’s an architecture critic. But why does the crown on “The Independent” look the way it does?
In our latest, “Hi, Who Are You?” story, we hear the story of a man and his bird — and the family that wanted to meet them.
We get a lot of questions for ATXplained that don’t really have answers. So KUT’s Andrew Weber put some of those to longtime KUT/X host John Aielli.
For the next episode in our Hi, Who Are You? series, KUT’s Nadia Hamdan introduces us to Burrell W. Lankford.
June is when many places celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. So why doesn’t Austin?
The second in our Hi, Who Are You? series. A low-speed chase. Revving engines. Inflatable flamingoes.
In the first episode of our spin-off series, Hi, Who Are You?, we meet Sylvester Myers. This piece was produced by KUT’s Nathan Bernier.
Their signs looked oddly similar. The names were pretty darn close, too. Is the origin of Dan’s and Fran’s an urban legend?
About 145 people moved to Austin each day last year. Where did they move from?
It started almost 80 years ago, with a restaurant and some too-thick bread.
Go behind the scenes at KLRU’s Austin City Limits TV show to find out how they pick their artists — how little they get paid. MORE HERE.
Are there people in your life that you see all the time, but have never stopped to meet?
The spiced ham product was the centerpiece of this longtime festival. For a time, the event was insanely popular — so what why did it go away?
OK, now we have the definitive story of Austin’s official nickname (we think).
The families who once lived on Rainey Street all left. One man is still there.
Who were Miranda, Esther, Lisa and Rufus?
Does it really take longer to get home in the afternoon than to get to work in the morning?
Maybe being an Austinite is more than a checklist. SUBSCRIBE on iTunes or RSS
Sometimes you can find people riding horses on the streets of Austin. We went for a ride with one of them. SUBSCRIBE: iTunes RSS
Mose Buchele takes a walk with our question-asker to learn the science behind this fall’s colorful trees.
What are the experiences that bind Austinites together? Send us your answer at ATXplained.org or call/text to 737-443-9466 or email us at [email protected]
Basements are common in other parts of the country. So why not here? Is it the rock? The flooding? Nope.
For decades, Aqua Fest was an annual celebration in Austin. Then, it stopped. One ATXplained listener wanted to know why.
Join us on Friday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Texas Union Theater on the UT campus. Details and tickets (they’re free) are right here.
An Austin creek is home to a wild population of platyfish, known worldwide as colorful, affordable pet-store species. But they jumped the tank as early as 2004.
You can canoe, kayak, paddleboard — but don’t get in the water. Why not? MORE HERE
It’s a question that’s vexed people for years. But were there ever any bees?