Gene Kranz talks Apollo 13 and NASA


Gene Kranz is the real-life NASA Johnson Space Center flight director, who was portrayed by Ed Harris in the Oscar-winning movie ‘Apollo 13.’

SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Audible

In the “Dave Ward & Friends podcast” Season 2, episode 2, Dave talks with Kranz about how the US Space Program launched both their careers, from the start of the Mercury rockets, to the famed Apollo 13 and beyond.

Dave talks about covering all the launches, starting in radio from the very beginning of the rocket programs to the discontinuation of the Space Shuttle in 2011.

Did you know that Dave Ward is the only journalist in the world to have covered all NASA space launches?!


John Mecom, Jr.

John Mecom, Jr. talks Warwick Hotel, fountain and more

Our grand finale and final two episodes of Season 2 are with John Mecom, Jr. (episodes 13 and 14) of the iconic Houston Mecom Family. 

Continue reading

Don Nelson

Don Nelson

What happens when two legendary, local Houston broadcasters get together with a combined on-air experience of almost 100 years!? 

Continue reading

Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell

Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell

Dave Ward & Friends Season 2 talks with Calvin Murphy and Bill Worrell about their long history with the Houston Rockets and broadcasting Houston sports.  

Continue reading

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry talks trains

Dave Ward is joined by Patrick Henry, owner of Patrick Henry Creative Promotions. 

Continue reading

Charles Spencer

English historian Charles Spencer

In honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this week’s episode features bestselling author and English historian, Charles Spencer. 

Continue reading

"Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life"

Learn more about Dave Ward's biography.