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  • Episode 30: In Conversation: Digital Privacy With Christopher Dufour

    In this episode of "In Conversation," we sit down with Christopher Dufour, an expert on digital privacy, to learn how best to protect ourselves and combat disinformation online. In a rapidly changing world, threats to our privacy and security come from all sides -- individuals, governments, and corporations. Consumers need the best resources available to guard their information.

Latest from Texas Tells Podcast

  • Episode 29: The Rundown: Voting

    In today's episode, Executive Director Ware Wendell gives us an update on The Rundown of the latest from Texas Watch and how you can make your voice heard this election season.  

  • Episode 28: Auto Insurance Overcharges

    In today's episode, we sit down with Ann Baddour, director of the Fair Financial Services Project at Texas Appleseed, to discuss how auto insurance companies have been overcharging policyholders during the pandemic and what needs to be done to protect Texas families. 

  • Episode 27: Nursing Home Infections

    On today's episode, we'll be going over the toll of the pandemic on nursing homes in Texas, and what the state must do to keep our most vulnerable safe. Cissy Sanders, an advocate with Families for Better Care, who has fought for nursing home safety, is our guest this week. 

  • Episode 26: The Rundown

    Executive Director Ware Wendell updates the public on our pressing consumer, policyholder, patient, and worker safety priorities as we approach the next legislative session.

  • Episode 25: In Conversation: Broadus Spivey

    Broadus Spivey is one of the most respected and experienced attorneys in the country. He is a real-life Atticus Finch who has dedicated his life to helping others. We sat down with him to discuss his career on this week's edition of Texas Tells.

  • Episode 24: The 86th Legislative Session

    The latest edition of our podcast goes over the most successful session in the 20-year history of Texas Watch. In addition, we highlight some of the big issues of this session. 

  • Episode 23: Swoop & Settle

    Too often, insurance companies "swoop and settle" claims right after a wreck when an injured person is vulnerable and unaware of the full extent of their damages. The latest edition of our podcast tells the story of Rayza, a nineteen-year-old child care worker who released her legal claims right after a wreck when an insurance company called her and took a recorded statement. HB 2374 by Rep. Julie Johnson would end this predatory insurance practice and protect your family. 

  • Episode 22: Insurance Lobbyists Destroy Your Rights

    This week, Executive Director Ware Wendell goes over how the insurance lobbyists have destroyed your property rights. To learn how lawmakers voted, please visit: http://www.texaswatch.org/blue-tarp-bill-how-your-lawmaker-voted

  • Episode 21: Protecting our Veterans' Safety

    When Leroy Torres first arrived on the Balad military base in Iraq, he said he immediately noticed the smell. It was coming from the base’s burn pit, a pile of everything disposed of on a base, including trash, medical waste, chemicals, and more, which was set ablaze and burned all day, every day. Soon after arriving in Iraq, Leroy fell ill and doctors didn’t have the answers for his symptoms.

  • Episode 20: Fighting for Safer Auto Repairs

    When Marcia and Mathew Seebachan bought their Honda Fit in 2013, they did their homework. But, nothing told them that the car had been previously repaired for hail damage to its roof or that those repairs did not meet manufacturer standards. That shoddy repair work turned out to be pivotal when just four months later, they were struck head-on by a Toyota Tundra truck hydroplaning out of control.

    This month, we talked to Marcia about her fight for justice and holding the repair shop and insurance company accountable in court.