Wild West Extravaganza

Wild West Extravaganza

True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that shaped the American frontier. Gunfighters, Lawmen, Outlaws, Native Americans, Mountain Men, Frontiersmen, Explorers - the lands they discovered and the battles they fought! Dad jokes and mispronunciations abound on this deep dive into Old West history!

Recent Episodes

Captain Jack & the Modoc War | Part 1

Sept. 14, 2022

In 1874 Kintpuash – better known as Captain Jack - led his small band of the Modoc people off of a reservation in southern Oregon and back to their homeland in Northern California. What occurred after would be one of the mos…

Kit vs Goliath

Aug. 31, 2022

What happens when a young Kit Carson faces off against a mountain of a man at the annual trapper’s rendezvous? What IS a rendezvous? And who gets the girl??? Check out my website for more true tales from the wild and woolly …

Wild Bill Hickok | Part Three

Aug. 17, 2022

This is part 3 and the final installment of this series on Wild Bill Hickok. If you have not already listened to the first two episodes, please do so. Links below. We’ve already pretty much covered Bill’s entire life; his ch…

Wild Bill Hickok | Part Two

Aug. 10, 2022

Wild Bill leaves Independence after killing Davis Tutt and pursues employment as a scout and U.S Deputy Marshal. As Hickok’s notoriety increases, he goes on to serve as Marshal in the rough Kansas towns of Hays and Abilene b…

Wild Bill Hickok | Part One

Aug. 1, 2022

Few names associated with the old west are as recognizable as Wild Bill Hickok. And for good reason. In many ways, Wild Bill was the quintessential westerner of the later 19th century. Wagon master, scout, soldier, spy, lawm…

History Daily Presents - Jesse James & the Kid

July 20, 2022

Unfortunately due to technical difficulties there will be no new episode of The Wild West Extravaganza today. But don't you worry none, I'll be leaving you in the very capable hands of Lindsay Graham, the host of History Dai…

Recent Blog Posts

The Tough Kid - Frank Hamer's First Fight

It’s not every day that your boss offers you a hundred and fifty dollars to murder somebody. I think we can all agree that’s not a normal occ…

Medicine Crow

Medicine Crow was a mighty war chief amongst his people, the Crow. The Apsáalooke. The Children of the large beak bird. They’re a people w…

The Old Shoe Salesman

The old shoe salesman wasn’t as spry as he used to be. A fact his aching and crackling joints made abundantly clear to him each and every morning w…