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Bloody Beaver Actual

If you love American history or just great storytelling this is the pod for YOU!

I love it

I found WWE on YouTube. For a second I almost turned it off as most things in YT with static pictures are things you either have to read or just plain bad. Man am I let it play. I’ll often let a YT video plan in the background while I’m working and this channel quickly became my go-to. I love the matter of fact reporting if facts along with personal opinion thrown in. I also love the often dark humor. I eventually changed to the podcast to save battery life, and since I have a little time off I can use my earbuds and not be seen as the antisocial person that I basically am. I’ve never signed on for a Patreon account, but this will be my first to get the old content. Another thing that’s not worthy is that when he says to shoot him an email, he will get back to you. Keep it up Josh. I love the podcast. Keep hating on those Okies too. The best thing to come out of Oklahoma is I35. Just kidding. I love southeast Oklahoma.. Some of the most beautiful country you’ll ever see.

not boring

very well researched and entertaining. never had an interest in wild west history until now

Fun and Funny

Just found this podcast after searching for Old West content that won’t make me fall asleep…and I found it! The host’s humorous approach is just what I was looking for.

Great podcast

Love your show! You have a great style! Keep them coming. Great podcast. How about a series on Texas Jack Omohundro ?

Love this show! Great storyteller!

This is a great show! It is interesting, entertaining, informative and sometimes spit laugh funny…careful drinking hot liquids during the podcast. Hot coffee out your nose is no joke!

Sincere and balanced

Josh uses humor and compassion to balance the heady and often unsettling topics that are at the heart of why we study history. The stories and characters are brought to life with great story telling and humor that often reaches the absurd, but he does not shy away from realities of the times and approaches sensitive subjects with reverence instead of skipping over or white washing inconvenient truths.

The Best 28”: West

Yeah this guy is great. Sometimes u think podcasts are great because I am so stoned when I listen. But he is an objectively great storyteller.


Fantastic historically accurate info. Host is awesome.

Just right for the subjects

Very good history presentation. The host has a great style of telling this Western history. Yes, there is some salty language, but that doesn’t seem to get in the way. Have a listen!

Super Enjoyable!!

Josh, love your wit & humor! Your voice is perfect for podcasting!! The content is awesome!! Keep it up!

My favorite 🤩

I love this podcast and I love history!!! I absolutely love your style of storytelling!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

New Favorite

The Dewey Beard episode is so well written and well told. I’ve listened to it a few times this week and immediately downloaded several more to get through an upcoming Texas road trip.


Love this podcast. He goes over the history of the lives of frontiersmen, outlaws, gunfighters, soldiers and lawmen with a humorous way. Btw: podcast of Dallas Stoudenmire or Jesse Evans would be wonderful!!!!!

One of my favorite history podcasts

Josh is a great host. He does a good job of being historically accurate and is always transparent and responsive on any corrections or updates. I find him hilarious and this show actually helped rekindle my curiosity a bit with the American “Wild West.” I like that he chooses a wide array of perspectives from the era and also takes into account that there are many that existed. Definitely recommend to Wild West history lovers!

Lively and entertaining

Josh is funny, informative and keeps then podcast moving forward with a good pace. Love this podcast and look forward to new episodes always!

Great podcast on the wild, wild, west!!

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!

Good Podcast

Entertaining personality and great topics. Glad I subscribed

Natural story teller.

Josh is awesome, at first I just listened to episodes about people I had heard about, but now I am going back and listening to the others. Learning and enjoying as well as laughing. Thanks Josh! Keep at it. I need more episodes!!!

Wild West Extravaganza

Josh is the best podcaster out there. I’ve been listening to all sorts of podcasts for 3 years and I haven’t heard a better story teller.

The Wild West Told Right

What a PodCast and a great listen if you want some Wild West History…Kickass and told right!


Screw those free speech hatin commies. I like the colorful way you tell the stories. I’d curse and swear if I felt like it! God bless America!

Great Podcast

Really enjoy your podcast. Great content and awesome sense of humor.

Holy sh!t!!

This podcast is great. He has a way of putting a great spin on old west history. Always admits when he’s wrong and also painting a colorful picture try “Billy the Kids Last stand” for some of his best writings or try dodge city war, Bat Masterson. 11/10

Energetic and Informative

This Person is wild and I enjoy them. Super informative, relaxed style but keeps my attention really well.

Careful!! it’s addictive!

Not only are these podcast extremely informative they are hilarious! Very well researched and are presented in a way that’s unique and FUN This podcast is absolutely addictive! Very well done!

The best

My favorite podcast anymore episodes coming out??

A Favorite!

I happen to run across this podcast last summer and it’s been in my top 3 ever since! You can tell Josh has done his research and reading. His jokes need an ambulance, but he is definitely an entertaining podcaster. I wanted info on the Bloody Bender Family and he had a terrific episode on them. I stayed and I’m not sorry.


Love this podcast. He goes over the history of the lives of frontiersmen, outlaws, gunfighters, soldiers and lawmen with a humorous way. Btw: podcast of Dallas Stoudenmire would be wonderful!!!!!

Wild West History

I have really been enjoying this podcast. Perfect for Old West fanatics. Great work man!