Episodes

November 08, 2021

Old Henry Falls Hard | Movie Review

Just thought I'd check in and give my take on two western movies - Old Henry and The Harder They Fall. WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS!!!! Remember, The Wild West Extravaganza will return in all of it's profane glory in January of 2022.   Check out my...

October 18, 2021

Mountain Man Jim Clyman & UPDATE!

Jim Clyman is a name that continually pops up in every book I've read on mountain men and fur trappers, but who was he? Veteran of the war of 1812, General Ashley’s 1824 Expedition, and the Blackhawk War, Jim Clyman was friend and contemporary to...

August 16, 2021

Bill Longley | The Deadliest Gun in Texas

<p>There’s just no denying that Texas produced its fair share of stone-cold killers in the latter part of the 19th century. Men like John Wesley Hardin, King Fisher, Clay Allison, the outlaw Sam Bass, and of course the notorious Deacon Jim...

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July 25, 2021

Chief Joseph & the Nez Perce War

<p>In the summer of 1877 Chief Joseph and the peaceful Nez Perce went to war with the U.S. Government in a running fight that spanned four states and 1,170 miles. Who was Chief Joseph? Why’d Buffalo Bill call him “the greatest Indian ever...

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July 05, 2021

Billy the Kid's Last Stand

<p>Discovered sometime prior to 1952 in the Florida Mountains of Southwestern New Mexico, the “Last Stand Note” - written on a piece of tobacco paper and stuffed inside an empty shell case - reads as follows:</p> <p>This is our...

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June 20, 2021

Tom Tobin & The Bloody Espinosas

When Felipe Espinosa and younger brother Vivian were feeling bloody, the bodies were sure to follow. And in the spring and summer of 1863, there was certainly no shortage of bodies. Some victims were shot at long distances while others were casualties...

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June 14, 2021

Commodore Perry Owens & The Pleasant Valley War

<p>GREETINGS! This is a Podcast Swap, hosted by my friend Michael from the podcast Texas History Lessons! After you give this a listen make sure you check out his website for the latest episode of Texas History Lessons - hosted by yours truly -...

May 31, 2021

The First Battle of Adobe Walls

In 1864 famed frontiersman Kit Carson took a force of several hundred soldiers into the heart of the Llano Estacada in an attempt to punish the Comanche for their recent raids. What followed was a bloody fight now known as the first Battle of Adobe...

May 17, 2021

Elfego Baca & The Frisco Gunfight

Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickock - These are the names of legends. Names I think most people – even those with no interest in old west history – will find familiar. But for every one of these guys there were...

April 26, 2021

Bloody Bill Anderson & the Missouri Bushwhackers

<p>“I will show you that I can kill men with as much skill and rapidity as anybody. From this time on I ask no quarter and I will give none” – these were the words spoken by Bloody Bill Anderson, shortly before he executed and scalped over...

April 05, 2021

Hugh Glass | Frontiersman

Frontiersman Hugh Glass was mauled by a grizzly bear in 1823. Left for dead, stripped of his belongs, and covered in maggots, he defied all odds and made a 250-mile journey on foot through hostile territory. But that’s only half the story. On this...

March 22, 2021

Bronco Apache | The Last of the Wild

On May 6th, 1877, just ten months after the battle of Little Big Horn, the legendary Crazy Horse led nearly 900 Lakota & Cheyenne to Fort Robinson, Nebraska. It was time to surrender. Five months later in October of 1877 Chief Joseph of the Nez...

March 08, 2021

Liver Eating Johnson | Part 2

This is Part 2! If you have not already done so, give Part 1 a listen! As the Liver-Eater's reputation grew he began working as a guide for prospectors and a scout for General Miles, against the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Nez Perce. Later he'd take jobs in...

February 22, 2021

Liver Eating Johnson | Part 1

Liver Eating Johnson was blood kin to the grizzly that bit Jim Bridger’s ass and YOU are molesting my podcast! The man known to some as the Crow Killer was many things. Fur trapper, scout, "Indian fighter", a guide, a hunter, a soldier, possibly a...

February 08, 2021

Luther James Dorsey & The Buffalo Soldiers

Sergeant Luther James Dorsey was a member of the buffalo soldiers, the all-black cavalry regiments who served on America’s frontier. From the Indian Wars to the Korean war, these men bravely – and against all odds and prejudice – cemented their...

January 25, 2021

The Battle of Beecher Island

In the summer of 1868 Major George A. Forsyth, under orders from General Sheridan, raised a company of fifty "first-class hardy frontiersmen" to seek out and engage hostile Native Americans. These scouts soon found themselves outnumbered and...

January 04, 2021

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 occurrence. But then again, the tough kid wasn’t normal. The real story behind legendary Texas Ranger Frank...

December 27, 2020

Bill Tilghman | Frontier Lawman

<p>Bill Tilghman - the legendary lawman best known for hunting down bad guys in Indian Territory - got his start as a teenaged buffalo hunter on the Kansas frontier. After that he spent years patrolling the tough streets of Dodge City with the...

December 13, 2020

Frank James | 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 when he climbed up out of bed. But he found that once he got a few cups of strong coffee in him, he...

November 29, 2020

Medicine Crow | War Chief

Joe Medicine Crow was a mighty war chief amongst his people, the Crow. The Apsáalooke. The Children of the large beak bird. Joe was raised in the traditional way of the Crow and fulfilled all four requirements to become a War Chief of the Crow...

November 12, 2020

Ned Christie | Indian Outlaw

Ned Christie: Ruthless Cherokee outlaw or courageous hero? Murderer or innocent man? If someone had asked me a year ago who Ned Christie was, I’d have probably said he was just another Indian Territory outlaw. In the same vein as Cherokee Bill or...

November 01, 2020

The Bandit Killer | General Patton's First Fight

<p>At the sound of galloping horses, the bandit killer drew his ivory handled colt. It was good for 6 shots and - while there were only three bandits - they were riding hard and fast and straight at him. Conditions that don’t necessarily...

October 24, 2020

Luke Short & The Dodge City War

In the spring of 1883, a group of very dangerous men began gathering outside of Dodge City, Kansas. Men with names like Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Shotgun Collins, and Doc Holliday. Killers, all of ‘em. Men familiar with the weight of a revolver in...

September 30, 2020

Judge Roy Bean | The Law West of the Pecos

When one thinks of the great judges of Yore, certain names stand out above the rest. Names like Judge Harold T. Stone. Judge Judith Sheindlin. Judges Wapner, Mathis, and Joe Brown. Judge Reinhold, Judge Dredd and Mike Judge all bear remembering. But...