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E45S3  It All Started with Davy Crockett

The Cowboy Up Podcast

Release Date: 05/20/2023

E12S4  The Cowboy Detective Who Left Footprints Across the West show art E12S4  The Cowboy Detective Who Left Footprints Across the West

The Cowboy Up Podcast

Charlie Siringo was born in Matagorda, Texas in 1855 and went on his first cattle drive at age twelve. By age thirty, he had published a bestselling memoir, A Texas Cowboy. His later memoir, A Cowboy Detective, focused on his career with the Pinkerton Detective Agency and influenced early crime novelists. What tales did Siringo have to tell that could fill two memoirs? As Nathan Ward reveals in his new book Siringo led a colorful life, one not only filled with adventures and encounters with renown westerners, but also a life that helped shape western history. In this episode, Nathan...

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E11S4  For the Love of Animals show art E11S4  For the Love of Animals

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We love our animals, small and large. So do those professionals who help us care for them. Christine Staten, DVM is a large animal veterinarian and owner of  specializing in small and large animals. She also mentors those new to the profession. During more than thirty years of practice, she has seen many changes both in the science side and business side. She chats with Russell and Alan about those changes and her concerns about the future of veterinary medicine.

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E10S4 A Man of Many Hats show art E10S4 A Man of Many Hats

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He’s an author, songwriter, storyteller, performer, cowboy, college prof, and Arizona’s own state historian. He’s , also known as the “Will Rogers of Arizona,” aptly nicknamed for his wit and demeanor. He can deliver anything from a serious history lecture to a stage concert of cowboy folk music and stories with his guitar. Trimble has appeared frequently on radio and television as a goodwill ambassador for the state and answers questions about the Old West from readers all over the world in True West Magazine’s popular column, “Ask the Marshall.” So, sit back and enjoy this...

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E9S4  Blueprint of a Cowboy show art E9S4  Blueprint of a Cowboy

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Bob West was a successful architect, working in the Denver area. He even owned a couple of horses stabled near Boulder, Colorado. But he couldn’t ignore the lure of the cowboying and ranching life. After he and his wife bought the Devil’s Washtub Ranch in Wyoming and relocated the family, he soon discovered that ownership of two horses does not equal twenty miles of fence, 3,200 deeded acres, 400 BLM acres, 154 head of black angus, and two and a half miles of the North Laramie River. The author of “,” Bob West speaks with Russell and Alan about how he dealt with unanticipated...

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E8S4  In Awe of Wild Horses show art E8S4  In Awe of Wild Horses

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Horses in the wild are a sight to behold! Chad Hanson knows this well. He’s watched and photographed hundreds of wild horses around the West, particularly in Wyoming. In his new book, “” Chad gives homage to the equines that symbolizes freedom, beauty, and the American spirit. He joins Russell and Alan to shares his adventures and insights about the wild mustangs, one of our favorite podcast topics.

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E7S4  Meet Loop Rawlins - Trick Roper Extraordinaire show art E7S4  Meet Loop Rawlins - Trick Roper Extraordinaire

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We had a chance to reconnect with Tucson native , who recently performed at White Stallion Ranch. Loop is one of the most versatile western performers in the world today. His act of trick roping, whip cracking and fancy gun spinning has thrilled audiences around the world, from Vegas stages to national sports stadiums to corporate and private events and even the audience of America’s Got Talent. Take a listen to this fascinating talent who is keeping the spirit of the West alive.  

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Bestselling author joined us on the podcast just after the release of his 22nd novel featuring Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his wife Marybeth. It’s an exciting mystery of that puts the Pickett family in a pair of killers’ crosshairs. With our production team enjoying summer get-aways, we decided to replay this wonderful conversation between Box and the cowboys. Box, who has published over 30 books with sales exceeding 10 million in the US alone, has since released another Joe Pickett novel, You can stream the “Joe Pickett” series, which just concluded its second season, on...

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E5S4  How the Summer of 1876 Made History show art E5S4  How the Summer of 1876 Made History

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They all lived in the same era. Their names still ring familiar and we still remain curious about their lives. Wild Bill Hickok. Jesse James. Bat Masterson. Sitting Bull. Calamity Jane. Wyatt Earp. These are just some of the “celebrities” featured in Chris Wimmer’s new book, Chris speaks with Russell and Alan about his research and insights into this exciting and influential year in our country’s history.

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  Arnold Burruel returns to the ranch to talk with Russell and Alan about farming, rodeos, water conservation, and history. And he answers this question: what is the only river in the US that runs both north and south? Let us know if you guessed the answer. Email us at .

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Arnold Burruel knows horses and rodeos. He knows farming and selling feed. He has insights into water rights and the future of land use in Arizona. And, he has a great sense of humor. Add all this up and include Russell and Alan, and you have one heck of an interesting conversation about the past, present, and future of land and water use in Arizona and around the West.

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Or at least the Crockett Trail, that 1500-mile stretch from West Tennessee to what is now Texas and the infamous Alamo. That’s the first trail that historian, artist, and author Rod Timanus followed and wrote about. He then went on to traverse other famous trails, as well as explore the lives of famous westerners and landmarks. Now the author of eight books, including the new novel “Penitent Gun,” Rod chats with the cowboys about his many western adventures.