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E30S4  Noir Westerns: Behind the Scenes with Alan K. Rode

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Release Date: 01/20/2024

E41S4 Trailblazers: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers show art E41S4 Trailblazers: The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers

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In this episode, historian and author John Langellier saddles up to the ranch to speak with Russell and Alan about the Buffalo Soldiers, the African American soldiers who served from 1866 into the 20th century.  From their origins in the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments to their invaluable contributions settling the frontier, John highlights their struggles, triumphs and enduring legacy. A few attended West Point. Others helped develop our national parks. Still others served in foreign countries. Many are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Give a listen as cowboys and historian uncover...

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E40S4  Polo, Ponies, & Players: A Look at the Oldest Equestrian Sport show art E40S4  Polo, Ponies, & Players: A Look at the Oldest Equestrian Sport

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Believe it or not, polo was first played in Persia, perhaps as early as 6 B.C. or as late as 1 A.D. Originally a training game for the king’s calvary, polo morphed into a game with four riders per side rather than 100 riders per side! The first polo game in the U.S. took place in 1876 in New York. The following year the Westchester Polo Club was formed. Now, polo is played around the country, including the Southwest. Our guests today both play the game. , a large and small veterinarian located in Scottsdale, AZ, is founder and developer of the , also located in Scottsdale with an...

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E39S4  Meet the Real Gidget! show art E39S4  Meet the Real Gidget!

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At age 14, Kathy Zuckerman discovered the surfer culture in Malibu, CA. Soon, this wave-catching teen had earned the nickname “Gidget.” The Hollywood versions of Gidget, played by such stars as Sandra Dee, Sally Field, and Karen Valentine, were loosely based on Zuckerman’s life. But how did that happen? And what brought her to the White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona years later? The real Gidget chats with Russell about how it all went down.  

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E38S4 - It's all about preserving the western way of life and the great cowboy tradition.  Can we tell you about the DRA? show art E38S4 - It's all about preserving the western way of life and the great cowboy tradition. Can we tell you about the DRA?

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 DRA stands for the Dude Ranch Association which not only preserves the great Dude Ranch and guest ranch businesses in this country, but also topreserve the Western tradition and the cowboy experience ... We sometimes say with a smile it may take the western way of life to preserve Western civilization! So today join the gentlemen Cowboys as they visit with Colleen Hudson as she tells us the story of the Dude Ranch Foundation and how they seek to do to help the young men and women who want to carry on both the business and tradition of this great way of life.

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E37S4Stories of the historic Eaton Ranch - The first ranch for you dudes! show art E37S4Stories of the historic Eaton Ranch - The first ranch for you dudes!

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 One of my friends has said that deep down almost everybody wants to be a bit of a cowboy. And there are people who are seeking what could be called an adventure, and an adventure is where you're going to do something new and you're not quite sure just what's going to happen to you. Well it is some of those brave hearts and brave souls who in the early days of the settlement of the west made it possible for those from the east to come out and have a western experience, that was new sometimes even life-changing but also safe and sound. One of those places was the historic Eaton ranch now...

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E36S4  Mystery Writers C. J. Box and Shannon Baker show art E36S4  Mystery Writers C. J. Box and Shannon Baker

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Acclaimed New York Times award-winning author C.J. Box always delivers a mixture of suspense, the outdoors, and family relationships that are the heart of the Joe Pickett series. And so he does again in , the 24thnovel in the Joe Pickett series. In this newest page-turner, Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett faces two different kinds of rampaging beasts—one animal, one human. C. J. chats with Russell and Alan about what inspired this new story about a rogue grizzly bear and an ex-prisoner. Then, Shannon Baker returns to the podcast to introduce her recently released Kate Fox mystery, ,...

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E35S4  The Colorful, Fraught History of Deadwood, SD show art E35S4  The Colorful, Fraught History of Deadwood, SD

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Historian and South Dakotan  may not live in the city of Deadwood, but he makes it a point to visit a several times a year. It's a town with a remarkable history. Now inhabited by just over 1,000 residents, Deadwood’s population soared to upward of 25,000 during the height of the Black Hills Gold Rush era. Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok are among some of the renown Old West characters who tread the city's muddy and crowded streets. In this episode, Markely takes a deep dive into some of Deadwood’s fascinating history, which he also writes about in his book “Wild...

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E34S4  From Ghost Bears to a Yellowstone Shipwreck show art E34S4  From Ghost Bears to a Yellowstone Shipwreck

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When journalist  learned that giant short-faced bears stalked North America thousands of years ago, he decided to do a deep dive into this enigmatic creature. From the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles to a cornfield in Iowa, the plains of Texas, and even to the far ends of the Artic, Stark retraced the tracks of this beast that on hind legs towered more than ten feet and eventually became extinct. When Stark learned that a ferry shipwrecked in Yellowstone Lake in the winter of 1906, he went into research mode and dug into another fascinating story. Now the Creative Director at the Center...

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E33S4  The Cowboy Way show art E33S4  The Cowboy Way

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Ranches can be dangerous places. Unpredictable livestock. Complex machinery. Extreme weather. None of that deterred David McCumber from dedicating a year of his life as a ranch hand up in Montana, even though he had never worked on a ranch. Those twelve months ended up being filled with adventures, lessons and more, enough to fill a book and get it published. Now the managing editor of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, David joins Russell and Alan to talk about the year he spent in cowboy boots and hat, a journey he relates in his memoir 

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E32S4  On the Road with Ben Goldfarb show art E32S4  On the Road with Ben Goldfarb

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You probably don’t think much about them, the roads that you take to the store or work. Or the freeway that you take on vacation across state lines or into national parks or onto a dude ranches. About 40 million miles of roads encircle the earth. We tend to take roads for granted. But is that case for all creatures? While roads certainly have benefits, they also cause problems especially for wildlife and vegetation. So much so that road ecology is now an area of study with experts who are seeking innovative solutions to mitigate and alter the havoc roads can cause. Environmental journalist ...

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When you think of film noir, you might think of “The Maltese Falcon,” starring Humphrey Bogart as the hard-boiled private detective Sam Spade. Or maybe “Sunset Boulevard,” starring Gloria Swanson as the aging, deranged silent-film star Norma Desmond. But there are also noir westerns. None is more celebrated than the 1948 "Blood on the Moon," starring Robert Mitchum. It’s a classic Western immersed in the film noir netherworld of double crosses, government corruption, shabby barrooms, gun-toting goons, and romantic betrayals. Documentarian, producer and film noir expert Alan K. Rode joins Russell and Alan to talk about the movie and his eponymous book, “Blood on the Moon.”