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The Best Storyteller In Texas Podcast

Author: Kent Hance

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Host Kent Hance shares insightful, educational and often hilarious stories from
his legendary life as a lawyer, a former U.S. Congressman, a university chancellor, and most notably, a native Texan.

With themes ranging from leadership to politics and great friendships with some colorful characters, this podcast is an opportunity for Hance to share some of his rare, behind-the-scenes experiences and to solidify his unofficial title as The Best Storyteller in Texas.
417 Episodes
This week's Fan Favorite is from Jan 2024. In this episode, tune in to hear Kent's keynote address delivered to the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Established in 1920, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas stands as a nonprofit service organization dedicated to fostering fellowship, philanthropy, and the overall welfare of the broader Dallas community. For over a century, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas has been unwavering in its commitment to spearheading innovation and making a lasting impact on the holistic well-being of children.
Today in Kent's Clips:  Kent takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reflecting on his first job. To this day he still remember how he was taught to answer the phone. 
Some people are quick to ask for a favor.  The 'ol Boy that Kent met at United Supermarket was real fast. 
Dr. Denton Cooley  was an American cardiothoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. Dr. Cooley was the best and he knew it. 
The Trump Trials

The Trump Trials


In this episode, Kent explores the complex legal challenges faced by former President Trump and his associates. He dissects various cases, including the so called “hush money” scandal, Georgia election interference, and federal election violations, considering their effects on Trump's campaigning and the presidential race. The dialogue also covers presidential debates, TV's political sway, and the potential disruption by third-party candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. The episode wraps up with lighter banter all while offering deep insights into politics and societal shifts.
Originally published Oct 25, 2021 In this episode: Kent interviews Randi Mahomes, mother of Super Bowl LIV-winning Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Randi talks about Patrick’s youth, when basketball and baseball were his most-loved sports. She reveals the game she thinks Patrick will remember most at age 50, and it’s not his 2020 Super Bowl victory. What was the moment, far from the football field, when Randi was proudest of her son? And what was the one rule she had for Patrick when he came home from college to visit?
Originally published Nov 1 2021 In this episode: Kent continues his visit with Randi Mahomes, mother of Texas Tech alumnus and Super Bowl LIV-winning Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Randi talks about the ups and downs of family life, why it’s a good thing one of her children wasn’t her firstborn, and what she misses most since Patrick achieved success. She also shares her best advice for single, working moms and lets us in on her four-year plan for Patrick as he prepared for college. Hint: It didn’t work out.
In today's episode of Kent's Clips, Kent delves into the locations that women often express reluctance to visit for a first date.
In today's Kent's Clips, Kent addresses the widespread issue of shoplifting in America and issues a clear warning about the consequences of attempting it at a Dry Goods store in Post, Texas.
Originally published on November 27, 2023. Kent discusses climate change alarmists and how journalists love to scare the public.  
In this episode of "Kent Hance: The Best Storyteller in Texas," Kent engages with listener feedback, discusses President Biden's recent gaffes and political decisions, and reflects on the impact of graduation speeches. He shares anecdotes, including one about his mother's advice, emphasizing the importance of self-confidence. The episode offers a mix of political insights, personal stories, and motivational messages, all delivered with Hance's signature storytelling flair.
In this episode: Kent talks with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick about his life before entering Texas politics — from growing up in inner-city Baltimore, to his first campaign for senior class president, and onward through a long, quixotic career as a radio DJ, TV sports broadcaster, restaurateur, and radio station owner. Patrick salutes numerous people who have influenced his life — among them, Al Roker, and Jack Pardee — and pays a heartfelt tribute to his good friend, the late Rush Limbaugh.
In this installment, Kent delves into an array of subjects, from student demonstrations on college campuses to the significance of maintaining resolve amidst demands. He also sheds light on Marjorie Taylor Greene's endeavors within Congress. Kent also offers critique towards university administrations capitulating to student protests, citing occurrences and institutions. He also delves into the transformation of protests from anti-Israel to anti-American sentiments, while strongly condemning the events of January 6th, particularly the storming of the Capitol. Tune in to "Kent Hance, The Best Storyteller in Texas Podcast" for an insightful exploration of current events, historical context, and personal anecdotes that only Kent Hance can deliver. For more episodes and to stay connected, visit
In this episode of "Kent Hance, The Best Storyteller in Texas Podcast," Kent dives into the recent surge of pro-Hamas protests on college campuses and their ripple effects on decision-makers in Washington D.C. With his signature blend of insight and Texas wisdom, Kent sheds light on the complexities surrounding these protests and their potential implications. Additionally, Kent delves into the recent decision to close container shipping services at the Port of Portland, offering listeners a nuanced understanding of the economic and logistical factors at play. But it's not all about current events. Kent also shares a heartwarming story about a 1974 college graduate who is finally getting the chance to fulfill a dream he couldn't afford fifty years ago. Tune in to "Kent Hance, The Best Storyteller in Texas Podcast" for an insightful exploration of current events, historical context, and personal anecdotes that only Kent Hance can deliver. For more episodes and to stay connected, visit
In this installment, Kent delves into a variety of subjects, spanning from President Biden's recent remark about cannibals consuming his uncle during World War II to the peculiarities of the gag order and the general circus-like ambiance surrounding President Donald Trump's trial. Kent also divulges what he murmured to a disruptive toddler on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Lubbock and offers his perspective on Ecuador's newly implemented three-day work week.
Join Kent in this captivating episode as he shares intriguing anecdotes and valuable insights. In a memorable moment, Kent recounts a small private dinner with President George W. Bush, where an unexpected revelation stirs up decades-old emotions. Discover what incident from 30 years prior to their dinner resurfaced. Then, delve into the realm of political strategy as Kent unveils a subtle yet effective tactic employed by Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. Learn what Trump's Republican opponents failed to recognize until it was too late, shedding light on the dynamics of modern politics. Looking to trim your grocery expenses? Kent's got you covered with a genius tip that could slash your bill by $26 every time you shop.
In this episode, Kent discusses the impact of University of Iowa Basketball star Caitlyn Clark, the total solar eclipse and how a tiny Italian island tackles its feral goat dilemma.. Then, hear the wild tale of a haircut gone awry and its unexpected aftermath. Plus, gain insights from a powerful quote by General Colin Powell.
In this episode, Kent explores a range of topics, from the tragic bridge collapse in Baltimore to an April Fools' prank gone awry. Kent sheds light on student debt challenges, reminisces about his time in Congress, and even shares a bizarre Sasquatch encounter from NE Washington.
Join us as we explore an awkward Oval Office moment between Kent & President Reagan, discuss Americans thoughts on the 9 to 5 workday, & hear the inspiring tale of a waiter's hustle for a big tip. Tune in for insights on office politics, societal norms, & the value of hard work.
In this episode, Kent discusses Argentina's surprising inflation drop, Toronto's eyebrow-raising advice on car thefts, and the intricate world of diplomatic immunity. Join the discussion as we navigate through current events shaping our global landscape. Stay informed and entertained!
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