Skip to main content
Tex Mix Podcast

Tex Mix Podcast

By Tex Mix
As the newest venture of the Texas Signal media company, the Tex Mix Podcast perfectly blends politics and culture. Hosted by Jessica Montoya Coggins.
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo


Spotify Logo


DACA At Ten Years
While DACA marks its tenth anniversary, the celebration is muted thanks to a recent court ruling in Texas. We talk with United We Dream's Juan Martinez-Guevara about that and the urgent need to pass a pathway to citizenship.
June 16, 2022
After Uvalde: How We Make Gun Safety Laws A Reality
This week we're joined by two volunteers from Moms Demand Action, Jane Kelso Winter and Elva Mendoza, to talk about the aftermath of the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, and how we can finally get common-sense gun legislation passed in Texas.
June 09, 2022
Demystifying Defamation
Michael Shapiro from the First Amendment Clinic at SMU joins us to talk about defamation, and why a billionaire sued Beto O'Rourke.
May 19, 2022
A Dose of Noir in Dallas
Today we're joined by director, producer, and screenwriter Johnathan Brownlee to talk about the upcoming Dallas Noir Fest and the status of filmmaking in Texas.
May 12, 2022
Democracy on the Brink
A pro-democracy scholar, Kevin C. O'Leary joins us to discuss his timely book "Madison's Sorrow: Today's War on the Founders and America's Liberal Ideal," about a radical Republican party that threatens the liberal cornerstones of our society.
May 05, 2022
Candid with the Candidate
Elizabeth Ginsberg shares what it's like running in House District 108 against one of the last Republicans in Dallas County.
April 28, 2022
Civil Forfeiture in Texas
In this episode we are talking with Arif Panju, a managing attorney with the Institute for Justice, who tells us about the ordeal of his client Ameal Woods and why innocent people are having money taken from them in a practice known as civil forfeiture.
March 03, 2022
Su Voto Es Su Voz
Lydia Camarillo from the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project talks to us about the challenges of registering new voters, and why her organization has sued Texas so many times
February 24, 2022
Fighting Voter Suppression on College Campuses
Bianca Avery is the Texas State Coordinator with the Campus Vote Project, and she's walking us through how her organization is working with students across the state in the midst of the massive voter suppression bill, Senate Bill 1.
February 17, 2022
Bonus Episode: An Election Preview Extravaganza
This week we have a jam-packed special episode with our friend Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas. Ed is helping us break down some of the biggest races on the ballot as we all get ready to head out to vote!
February 11, 2022
The Faith Leaders Fighting For Reproductive Justice
Reverend Erika Forbes joins us for this week's episode to discuss how faith leaders are on the front lines in Texas fighting against extreme anti-abortion laws
October 01, 2021
Immigration at an Impasse
Juan Carlos Cerda from the American Business Immigration Coalition walks us through the economic benefits of immigration reform. As a DACA recipient himself, he also provides his own insight about why a pathway to citizenship is necessary and humane.
September 23, 2021
Boots on the Ground
We talk with Kristy Noble, the new Chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party, about what to expect from Democrats on the local level as they gear up for election season.
September 16, 2021
Breaking Down the Voter Suppression Bill
Ali Lozano from the Texas Civil Rights Project joins us to discuss what exactly is in the newly signed voter suppression bill, and what we can expert from further litigation.
September 08, 2021
An Update From Our Texas Democrats
State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos was one of the Texas Democrats who broke quorum; in our first episode of season three she shares why that was so important and what comes next as a slew of bad bills take effect in the state.
September 02, 2021
A Mayor for All People(s)
The Tex Mix chats with Fort Worth mayoral candidate Deborah Peoples ahead of the runoff election.
May 21, 2021
A Candidate's Perspective
In our latest episode, we talk with parent, educator, and former TX-24 candidate Candace Valenzuela about making the decision to run for office, why progressivism is really common sense, and how early investment is key.
May 13, 2021
Catching up With Emerge Texas
Serita Fontanesi, Executive Director of Emerge Texas, joins us on the Tex Mix to talk about the organization, and some exciting upcoming events that are perfect if you're thinking about running for office in Texas.
May 05, 2021
Literature and the Lone Star
Lois Kim, the Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival, joins us to talk about the preeminent literary organization of Texas. We’ll chat about their awesome Reading Rock Stars program, some of her favorite Texas authors, and what she thinks about Matthew McConaughey’s memoir.
April 29, 2021
Why You Should Absolutely Run For Something
This week Jessica talks with Run For Something co-founder Ross Morales Rocketto about the organization that is changing the progressive political landscape across Texas and the country.
April 22, 2021
Local Elections & Local Candidates Matter
We are kicking off the second half of our second season with an amazing progressive candidate running for city council in Round Rock: Janneke Parrish. Janneke tells us why she decided to become a candidate, and what it's like to run for local office. And if you have a local election coming up, don't forget to vote!
April 15, 2021
Talking About the Stigma Around Abortion With Advocate Stephanie Gomez
Today we are joined by Stephanie Gomez, a reproductive justice advocate, with a compelling story about how she became such a fierce proponent of abortion. We'll talk about the seven anti-choice bills that were debated in the state house, and more about the stigma around abortion.
March 18, 2021
Abortion Access in Texas
Today we are discussing the state of abortion access in Texas. We are joined by Neesha Davé from the Lilith Fund and Nikiya Natale from Texas Equal Access Fund to talk about anti-choice legislation, why abortion funds are so necessary in Texas, and Rosie's Law, which would repeal bans on Medicaid and private insurance from covering abortions. Lilith Fund: Texas Equal Access Fund: To learn more about Rosie's Law, please visit:
March 11, 2021
The State of Texas Politics With State Rep. Jasmine Crockett
State Rep. Jasmine Crockett joins us to discuss the Governor's latest executive order ending mask mandates, lessons learned from the blackout, and how she's using TikTok to explain her legislative agenda
March 03, 2021
A Discussion on DACA
On another special episode of Tex Mix, we are joined by Gaby Pacheco, the program director of TheDream.Us, the largest scholarship fund for Dreamers. She was the first undocumented Latina to ever testify in front of Congress and she's a nationally-recognized DACA advocate.
February 16, 2021
Paxton Patrol
In a special episode of the Tex Mix, we dig through all the legal drama involving Attorney General Ken Paxton.
February 05, 2021
Season 2: Simon Rosenberg
And we're back! Our first post-Inauguration episode is with Simon Rosenberg, the founder and President of New Democrat Network."
January 21, 2021
Episode 7: When Oprah Came To Texas — Part Two
In this second part of the Tex Mix, we look back at one particular episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show that was filmed in Amarillo. Mmmbop!
December 17, 2020
Episode 6: When Oprah Came to Texas — Part One
Remember when Oprah came to Amarillo for a trial against cattle feeders? This episode looks into how the infamous trial came to be.
December 16, 2020
Episode 5: A'shanti Gholar, the President of Emerge
This week we are joined by A’shanti Gholar, the president of Emerge, the only organization dedicated to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office. She has served as a trailblazing organizer and activist for 15 years. And for the Democratic National Committee, A’shanti served as the National Deputy Director of Community Engagement and the Director of African American Engagement. We discuss the results of the 2020 elections and the hopes for the new President and Vice President in the White House.
December 03, 2020
Episode 4: Jason Villalba, the President of the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation
In a special Thanksgiving episode, we are joined by Jason Villalba, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation. He is also an attorney and a former Republican representative.
November 26, 2020
Episode 3: Mario Nguyen, President of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association
In our first episode post-election, we are joined by Mario Nguyen, President of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association. Mario walks us through some potential Supreme Court cases, and what we could expect from a Biden-Harris administration regarding LGBTQ rights. We also learn about why LGBT Bar Associations are so integral for the legal community. And we remember that Will from "Will & Grace" is actually a lawyer.
November 11, 2020
Tex Mix Podcast – Episode 2: Former Congressional Candidate Jana Lynne Sanchez
In the newest episode of the Tex Mix, we are joined by Jana Lynne Sanchez. With an extensive background in journalism, PR and political fundraising, Sanchez is working her tail off to turn Texas blue. She is the founder of Texas Blue Strategy and was also a candidate in 2018 in Texas’s 6th congressional district. Host Jessica Montoya Coggins talks to Sanchez about numerous topics, including voter turnout, COVID-19 and the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, and getting featured in the new Showtime documentary titled Surge, out now.
October 28, 2020
Tex Mix Podcast – Episode 1: Former State Senate Candidate Mark Phariss
Texas Signal is excited to bring you the first episode of their newest media venture entitled the Tex Mix Podcast. Hosted by Jessica Montoya Coggins, the podcast blends politics and culture. Her first guest is lawyer, activist, and former state Senate candidate Mark Phariss. And they're diving deep into Collin County! 
October 21, 2020