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The H creator and host Luke Brawner introduces a new series of bonus episodes featuring local artists, small business owners, and organizations who are working to sustain not only themselves, but the rest of us as well in the midst of this very strange, socially isolated new normal. Season 3 will resume shortly. This show is made possible by patron…
 
In this episode, Dr. Tom Nguyen shares his story of beginning life as a Vietnamese political refugee, traveling all over the United States in pursuit of the highest education and training as a heart surgeon, and eventually making his way back to Houston to start his family and his medical career, as well as the motivation that fuels all of that amb…
 
In this episode, 85-year old retired Houston hairdresser Ruth Steinfeld shares her life story, beginning in Nazi Germany in 1933, escaping a French concentration camp and eventually finding refuge, peace and her own voice in the United States Click here to sign up for The H Newsletter! This show is made possible by patrons like Robyn Morton, Jim & …
 
Episode Summary: In this episode, Houston-based mixed martial artist Bi Nguyen shares her unbelievable story of immigrating to the U.S., running away from home, surviving severe trauma, finding healing in competitive fighting and eventually landing on a major network reality tv show. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode, Houston native Eric Sandler shares his story of growing up in Sugar Land, his lifelong love of trying new foods, and the journey that led him to become one of the most trusted voices in the Houston culinary scene. Click here to listen to Eric's podcast! Click here to sign up for The H Newsletter! This show is made …
 
Episode Summary: In this episode, Houston transplant Claire Drennan shares her story of growing up in small town East Tennessee, fully immersing herself into Chilean culture, and eventually finding herself as an fashion designer, artist and maker in Houston. Click here to see and purchase Claire's work! Click here to sign up for The H Newsletter! T…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode, Houston born and raised entrepreneur Mair Emenogu shares the story of her relationship to her father, her tremendous drive to achieve her goals, and how she stumbled into a career as a perfumer by simply signing her name. Click here to sign up for The H Newsletter! This show is made possible by patrons like Robyn M…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode, front woman for Houston-born Gulf Coast Soul band The Suffers, Kam Franklin, shares her story of growing up in a couple very different neighborhoods in Houston, finding herself in the middle of the local punk/ska scene in high school, and how she came to be the voice of her dream band. Click here to buy The Suffers…
 
Episode Summary: In the first episode of Season 3, Houston-native Terry Williams, Jr. shares his story of growing up all over this city, discovering an uncommon interest in sports, and eventually opening up his own gym with a unique format for group exercise, and the motivation behind it. Click here to sign up for The H Newsletter! This show is mad…
 
Episode Summary: In the Season 2 finale, Houston-based anti-bias, anti-racist educator, and wife of our last guest, Britt Hawthorne, shares her amazing story of growing up in small-town Illinois, learning to embrace and celebrate her blackness in a predominantly white environment, and standing in the gap for anyone who's ever been made to feel "oth…
 
Episode Summary: Shayne Hawthorne, the creative director of Houston hybrid gallery and barber shop, CRWN, shares the story of his life growing up in Illinois as the only child of a single mother, discovering a love for art, getting into trouble with the law, and finding his way as a barber. Episode Credits: Produced, edited and mixed by Luke Brawne…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode of The H, Alecia Lawyer, founder of ROCO, shares her story of growing up in a small East Texas town, falling in love with physics, stumbling into an audition at one of the world's most prestigious music schools, and starting the most unique chamber orchestra you've ever heard of. Episode Credits: Produced, edited an…
 
Episode Summary: Houston born and raised singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba tells his story of getting his start in the music industry as a teenager, and the places its led him in the years since. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THOMAS CSORBA'S MUSIC CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROTHER OF PEARL'S MUSIC CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BRIAN DOUGLAS PHILLIPS' MUSIC CLICK HERE…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode of The H, Matt Toomey, founder of Boomtown Coffee, shares his story of growing up in Houston, and balancing life as an entrepreneur, husband and father of four. Episode Credits: Produced, edited and mixed by Luke Brawner. Production Assistance by Salman Virani. Theme music: "No Me Without You," by the Robbie Seay Ba…
 
Episode Summary: Rapper Kevin Durham shares the story of his life growing up in Central Texas as the younger brother to a local rap hero and his own personal journey as an artist. Also on this episode, the return of our segment on Houston's greatest sports fans, Houston Homers! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD KEVIN'S MUSIC! Episode Credits: Produced, edited…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode of The H, marketing and social media professional and CEO of Pink Cilantro Basya Benshushan shares her story of growing up as one of six kids in the Jewish community of Meyerland in Southwest Houston. Hear about her journey of self-discovery as an artist, entrepreneur, mother and all-around creative force in this ci…
 
Episode Summary: Sports Reporter Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle shares his story of growing up in a privileged family in New York City, discovering a passion for the art of journalism, struggling through unemployment, running from bulls, and the many adventures he's experienced in his life as a journalist. Also on this episode, hear a sampl…
 
Episode Summary: In this episode of The H, hear the story of Nammy Sirur and Pavi Dinamani, an unlikely pair of misfits from India who found each other here in Houston, became the best of friends, and eventually business partners, starting a YouTube channel aimed at other misfits just like them. Also on this episode: our next installment of The Dis…
 
Episode Summary: To what extent is your identity connected to the names you were given when you were born? Imagine growing up the son of a sports legend and bearing his name; the pressure that would come with it, the assumptions people would make about you. That's exactly the experience George Foreman IV had as one of boxing legend George Foreman's…
 
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