Wild West Extravaganza

Wild West Extravaganza

The Wild West Extravaganza is a history podcast that delves into the fascinating and often tumultuous world of the American Old West. From famous outlaws like Billy the Kid and Jesse James to lawmen like Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok to trailblazing pioneers and frontiersmen, this podcast tells the true stories of the real-life characters who shaped this iconic period in American history. So, saddle up and discover the true history of the American frontier – the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s a journey you don’t want to miss.

Recent Episodes

Billy the Kid | Croquet Photo

March 27, 2023

Is the croquet photo legit? Check out my website for more true tales from the wild and woolly west   Email me!   Buy me a coffee!   Free Newsletter!   Join Patreon for bonus content!   Croquet Photo | CNN - ...

Billy the Kid | Prelude to War

March 21, 2023

Fleeing a potential hangman’s noose in Arizona, Kid Antrim returns to New Mexico, taking on the alias William H. Bonney as he begins riding with the outlaw Jesse Evans and his Boys. The Kid would soon find legitimate work el…

Billy the Kid | Orphan

March 15, 2023

In the summer of 1881, Billy the Kid was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett. The lawman had been on the hunt ever since Billy broke out of jail in the town of Lincoln and finally caught up to the bandit at Old Fort Sumne…

Old West Books

March 8, 2023

Just a short update. No new episode today but next week we’ll kick off the Billy the Kid series. In the meantime, check out some of these book recommendations and give a listen to a few of my friends! Topics include: Louis L…

Jim Bridger | The Scout

March 1, 2023

Gold was discovered in Montana in 1862, ushering in a flood of prospectors straight through the heart of Lakota territory on a new road called the Bozeman trail, further straining tensions between settlers and Natives. Jim B…

Jim Bridger | The Guide

Feb. 22, 2023

In the 1850s, Jim Bridger put his extensive knowledge of the West to use by guiding wealthy adventurers, geological surveyors, and the U.S. military. Then, in 1862, the discovery of gold in Montana sparked yet another gold r…