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The Art of the West

Where the West Commences podcast

Release Date: 12/02/2019

The Life and Movies of Jimmy Stewart show art The Life and Movies of Jimmy Stewart

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This episode explores the life and movies of Jimmy Stewart, and the contribution he made to the film library of American Westerns. We visit Indiana, Pennsylvania, and tour the Jimmy Stewart Museum to delve into his military career and his film legacy.

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Tribute to The Rifleman show art Tribute to The Rifleman

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The boys pay tribute to The Rifleman TV Show.

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The Fate of the Ft.. Worth Five show art The Fate of the Ft.. Worth Five

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In a moment of impulsiveness, the five core members of the infamous "Hole in the Wall Gang" dressed up and posed for a group picture in a Ft. Worth photo studio. Once that picture was developed, it was posted and circulated to every law enforcement agency in the country, which spelled the doom of Butch Cassidy and his illusive gang.

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Tribute to Kirk Douglas show art Tribute to Kirk Douglas

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As a tribute to the legendary actor who filmed 18 westerns in his acting career, we celebrate the life and films of Kirk Douglas.

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The Women of the Wild West show art The Women of the Wild West

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Daring and gutsy men were not alone in leaving their mark on the wild west. A handful of audacious women carved their names in the western hall of fame. We will single out four of the many women who conquered the west in their own unique way.

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Remember the Alamo show art Remember the Alamo

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March 6, 2020 marked the 184th anniversary of the Battle of The Alamo. In honor of this crucial even in the history of the west, the boys pay tribute to the 13 days of glory at the siege of Alamo.

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The Pony Express show art The Pony Express

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This episode celebrates the short-lived cross-country mail delivery service known as The Pony Express, which ran from April 1860 to October 1861. Daring riders fulfilled the promise of delivering a letter from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California (a 1,900-mile stretch) in just ten days by horseback. Riders included such celebrates characters as Buffalo Bill Cody, who signed on at the tender age of 15.

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Keeping Time in the West show art Keeping Time in the West

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Once the railroads became popular with American travelers, the flaws inherent in relying on "Solar Tome" for railroad arrival and departures schedules required a remedy. In this episode we delve into the creation of the four standard time zones for the continental US.

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Coast to Coast show art Coast to Coast

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The Transcontinental Railroad joined our nation together in 1869, making it possible to travel from New York to San Francisco in less than five days - a mind-boggling improvement over the usual 6-month wagon train ordeal. We salute this amazing achievement and the leap forward it contributed to the settlement of the west.

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The Code of the West show art The Code of the West

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The hallowed traditional Cowboy "Code of the West" comes under careful scrutiny, with a point by point analysis of each of the ten behaviors expected of buckaroos in the old west.

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The boys tip their hat to two of the most famous western painters and sculptors of all time - Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Labeled by some as the "Norman Rockwell" of the American West, these two artists recorded the authentic look of the west on canvas as a reference for all future generations.