Hey y’all! Do you hear that?! That’s the sound of Texas calling your name! May 4th is quickly approaching and we’re more than ready to scoot our boots to Austin for Dear Media IRL. Well, we’re almost ready. We wanna listen to a few more podcasts to get ready, and what better podcasts to listen to than ones with that signature Texas aesthetic?

With a “go big or go home” vibe, Texas is like a different world. Locals work their asses off, whether on a ranch or in an office, and definitely know how to let loose and have fun. That vibe can also make for a fantastic podcast. It’s no wonder many podcasters, like Joe Rogan, Lauryn and Michael Bosstick, and our very own Dear Media Studio, have moved to Austin in recent years

It’s worth mentioning that countless celebs have found solace in Texas too. Hottie Scott Eastwood moved to The Lone Star State in 2018, saying “I think that’s why people who come to Texas really can fall in love with it,” he said. “There’s more community, people are more neighborly, people are nice. It slows life down a little bit. It’s not this fast-paced living in a big city like New York or Los Angeles.”

You can experience this for yourself while you’re in Austin for Dear Media IRL, but in the meantime, check out these podcasts with a Texas aesthetic to listen to while you wait for the big day to get here!

Podcasts with a Texas Aesthetic

5 Podcasts with a Texas Aesthetic

The Skinny Confidential: Him & Her Podcast

Sure, we might be a little biased, but Lauryn Bosstick and her husband Michael Bosstick know what it takes to host an unforgettable podcast. Episodes of their mega-popular, top-rated The Skinny Confidential: Him & Her Podcast have been downloaded 200 million times!!! And, there’s no denying that their down-home, relatable vibe has a lot to do with it. When you consider this, it’s no wonder that Lauryn and Michael were itching to get out of LA and relocate their family somewhere that felt like a “sanctuary.”

In 2021, the dynamic duo behind Dear Media Studios said goodbye to Los Angeles and moved their family to Austin, Texas. Michael and Lauryn shared why they decided to move halfway across the country and how they decided on Austin as their new home in this episode of their podcast. Be sure to check out more episodes of Him and Her leading up to Dear Media IRL to fully embrace these bad*ss, independent entrepreneur vibes. Oh, and don’t forget your F*cking Yeehaw Dear Media hoodie

House Guest With Kenzie Elizabeth

We challenge you to find someone who loves Texas more than Kenzie Elizabeth. The podcaster behind House Guest with Kenzie Elizabeth (formerly the ILYSM podcast) is living her best life in Dallas and graciously shares an authentic BTS look at what the state has to offer. From her Insta to her YouTube channel, there’s just something about Kenzie that people vibe with. Unfortunately, she won’t be at Dear Media IRL, but you can bring her sport by rocking this Find Me in Texas tee

Her podcast is just as relatable as it is bingeable. Here are some of our fave episodes of House Guest with Kenzie Elizabeth: 

Podcasts with a Texas Aesthetic


One of Dear Media’s newer podcasts, Transform, is already earning recognition as a must-listen. Its cohosts, Sami Spalter and Sami Clarke (a.k.a. the Samis) are twenty-something besties who aren’t afraid to have very real, very relatable conversations. And we’re all better because of it! With each episode of their podcast, they’re empowering women to be the best versions of themselves.

A little over a year ago, Sami Spalter relocated to Austin, Texas. Since then, her Insta has become a source of Texas to-dos and aesthetic photos. When you’re done stalking her feed (don’t worry, we do it too), be sure to tune in to the Transform podcast. And, of course, come meet them at Dear Media IRL! You can start from the beginning or check out these episodes:

Texas Wine And True Crime

Calling all true crime fans! Texas Wine And True Crime is a podcast bringing together two of our favorite things. During each episode, husband and wife Brandy and Chris Diamond review Texas-grown wines while covering some of the most shocking true crime stories.

They’ve covered well-known cases like Jodi Arias and Scott Peterson, as well as dozens of true crime stories that you’ve never heard from the Lonestar State. It’s a must listen! (But, don’t let it scare you out of coming down here for Dear Media IRL.)

As A Woman

As A Woman is a podcast hosted by Dr. Natalie Crawford, a fertility doctor and co-founder of Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas. Her podcast, which has been downloaded over 4 million times, is dedicated to helping people understand their bodies and hormones, which is amazing given the amount of misinformation and polarizing opinions floating around these days.

As A Woman episodes cover a bunch of topics, including mental health, infertility, hormones, and so much more. She also frequently welcomes special guests to share their experiences or to chat about related topics. Dr. Natalie Crawford is a fantastic example of a strong, brilliant woman living her best life in Austin, Texas.

If you end up loving it, we have Dear Media podcasts in the same niche! Check out SHE MD and Fertility FM for more women’s health centered content!

woman wearing a white texas forever shirt

Embrace all the Texas vibes before Dear Media IRL!

Are y’all excited or what!? Dear Media IRL is the ultimate live podcasting experience with some of your fave podcasters and other members of the Dear Media community. We’ve been preparing for this day since the minute last year’s DM IRL ended, so you can be damn sure we’re ready to boot scoot and boogie our way to Austin on May 4th.

You can read more about the event and what to expect on the Dear Media site. Be sure to check out the Dear Media blog while you’re at it. There’s A TON of awesome info there!!