For someone who claims to be an idiot (Josh’s own words, mentioned numerous times if you listen to any of his episodes) he sure knows how to construct a truly entertaining show! No, this is not meant for children who want to learn more about the old west, think the tv show Deadwood or any of the Peckinpah movies, the content Josh tends to share is about the grittier side of the wild Wild West and frontier life of the earlier settlers. Yes, Josh swears a bit, or a bunch depending on the episode, but it’s part of the charm of his podcast, and it makes learning about the history of the old west a lot more fun! As far as the content, I find Josh to be very well researched and he’s not afraid to admit when he’s wrong, or encourage the listener to research the same information for themselves and tell him he’s wrong (of which Josh will mention on a future podcast), and he doesn’t try and convince anyone of his opinions. I, for one, enjoy a podcast on a where the host doesn’t take themselves too seriously, but if the host(s) act like immature idiots or aren’t well-researched, it hurts the creditability of the podcast. This isn’t the case with The Wild West Extravaganza! It’s kind of like how Dan Carlin doesn’t sugar-coat any of the subjects he talks about on his Hardcore History podcast (take a listen to his WWI series, tragic and absolutely brutal). Josh does the same, albeit with swearing, he tells it like it was based on whatever facts are available on the frontiersmen, gunslingers and outlaws of the wild Wild West!
June 6, 2022 by FailedPoets on Apple Podcasts