Best of Houston

Best of Houston® 2019: Best Podcast

A storm that few would forget.
A storm that few would forget. Photo by Abrahán Garza
Best Podcast: Stories From the Storm

Nearly a year after the storm of the century made its devastating landfall in Texas, NPR began releasing a unique storytelling podcast, Stories From the Storm, highlighting individual Houstonians' Harvey experiences. Each episode in this ten-part series by Houston Public Media features two individuals who experienced the storm together, retelling their story to one another with no host.

Guests run the gamut of celebrity and profession — from Mayor Sylvester Turner and Judge Ed Emmett discussing emergency preparation plans, to Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale and store manager Anthony Lebedzinski discussing how Gallery Furniture became a refuge center and rescue operation. Other guests include regular Houstonians like Karen Walrond and daughter Alexis Jennings who lost their home and most of their possessions. The series can be streamed on NPR's website at Or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts.

Stories From the Storm
Houston Public Media
Release: July 2018
KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
The Houston Press is a nationally award-winning, 32-year-old publication ruled by endless curiosity, a certain amount of irreverence, the desire to get to the truth and to point out the absurd as well as the glorious.
Contact: Houston Press