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Part One: Brian Earl Podcaster and Author of Christmas Past.

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Podcast Christmas Past
Podcast Christmas Past

In part one of this interview, Host Louie Saenz talks with Brian Earl, Author of Christmas Past and host of the Christmas Past Podcast to discuss how Christmas has changed throughout the years and what traditions have deep roots in the past. Behind every Christmas tradition is a story... usually, a forgotten one.

Since 2016, Brian Earl has been telling the fascinating stories behind our favorite holiday traditions through the podcast, Christmas Past. Inspired by public radio-style storytelling, Christmas Past provides a lens through which readers can view Christmas as festive, cheerful, strange, and above all, endlessly fascinating.

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Originally aired on December 2, 2023

Louie Saenz has been in the news broadcasting business for over thirty years. He has been a News Anchor and Reporter for KDBC-TV, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM and KTSM-TV in El Paso. Saenz earned a degree in Journalism from NMSU, and a Masters in Communication from UTEP. He is currently the News & Public Affairs Director for KTEP-FM, and a lecturer in the Communication Department. He is also the host of Focus on Campus and co-host on El Paso Prime Time.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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