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Drift & Ramble Podcast

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A podcast about the histories, mysteries and folklore of the old west. Stories about outlaws and bandits, lawmen and American Indians. Campfire tales and few ghost stories, too. So saddle up or settle in for the Drift & Ramble Podcast. New episodes every second Sunday!

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A podcast about the histories, mysteries and folklore of the old west. Stories about outlaws and bandits, lawmen and American Indians. Campfire tales and few ghost stories, too. So saddle up or settle in for the Drift & Ramble Podcast. New episodes every second Sunday!

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Great show

By purdywork - May 17 2019
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Very enjoyable. Hope you do a lot more. I’ll do my best to get others to listen.

Excited for more

By Bmoffs - May 16 2019
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Great show! Looking forward to the new episodes!

iTunes Ratings

127 Ratings
Average Ratings
112
6
7
1
1

Great show

By purdywork - May 17 2019
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Very enjoyable. Hope you do a lot more. I’ll do my best to get others to listen.

Excited for more

By Bmoffs - May 16 2019
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Great show! Looking forward to the new episodes!
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Drift & Ramble Podcast

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A podcast about the histories, mysteries and folklore of the old west. Stories about outlaws and bandits, lawmen and American Indians. Campfire tales and few ghost stories, too. So saddle up or settle in for the Drift & Ramble Podcast. New episodes every second Sunday!

Rank #1: Drift and Ramble EP 32 Skin Walkers

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In this special Halloween episode, we explore the legend of the Navajo Skin Walkers. A subject that many feel is taboo even to speak about today. What we find out is creepy - and perhaps a little more than we wanted to know. This episode is brought to you by Rex Rivetter: Private Eye.

Oct 26 2017

33mins

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Rank #2: Drift and Ramble EP 33 Buffalo Bill Cody

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Buffalo Bill Cody is best remembered as a showman and perhaps the "P.T. Barnum" of the West. But there's more to his story. Aside from being a legend in his own time, he influenced America in some surprising ways and left a lasting legacy in the way we remember the West.

Jan 21 2018

59mins

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Rank #3: Drift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 2 Elmer McCurdy Part B

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Shot and killed after his bungled train robbery, Elmer McCurdy is embalmed and enjoys a long and fabled career as a famous dead guy until fading into obscurity. But when his body is finally discovered again, it takes a team of forensic scientists to reunite him with his name - and fame! Get the rest of the story in Episode Two of the Drift And Ramble Podcast

Jun 14 2016

25mins

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Rank #4: Drift and Ramble Podcast EP 15 Wyatt Earp

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The true story of Wyatt Earp isn't you're probably familiar with. Thanks to Hollywood, Josephine Marcus and an author named Stuart Lake, what we think we know is that this famous lawman made his bones with the gunfight at the OK corral. But what really made Wyatt Earp famous may surprise you. It had nothing to do with gun play. Still, the true story of this American icon is no less fascinating. Wyatt Earp is featured in Episode 15.

Jan 01 2017

56mins

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Rank #5: Drift and Ramble Podcast EP 14 Doc Holliday

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The gunfight at the OK corral only lasted 30 seconds but two men associated with that battle would become the most widely recognized gunfighters of the wild west. So why did it take 50 years for the the story to become legend and just who was this man we think we know named "Doc Holliday?"

Dec 18 2016

47mins

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Rank #6: Black Bart Part 1

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Black Bart, the "Po8" may have been the West's most polite bandit. In this true crime story from the pages of history, you'll learn how Black Bart robbed 28 stage coaches but never took a dime from the passengers. He never fired his weapon during his eight year crime spree and he left poems at a few of his crime scenes. Who was this masked man and why did he hate Wells Fargo so? We'll answer these questions in this two series. This episode is part one. 

Aug 20 2017

45mins

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Rank #7: Drift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 3 King Of Calabasas

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A Basque sheepherder arrives in Los Angeles in 1854. He soon becomes the 3rd richest man in all of California. How does he do it? Who is his Chumash Indian bride? And why was his property considered the most active paranormal site in Los Angeles County? Find out on this episode of the Drift & Ramble Podcast.

Jun 19 2016

23mins

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Rank #8: Drift and Ramble EP34 Mosbys Treasure

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Confederate Captain John S. Mosby never went to West Point but that didn't stop him from becoming one of the foremost experts on Guerrilla warfare during the Civil War. Mosby's midnight raid on Fairfax became the stuff of legends and it ruined military careers for many Union officers but what happened to $350,000 worth of gold, silver and other valuables that was said to have been stolen during the raid? It would be worth over $6 million dollars today. 

Apr 08 2018

43mins

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Rank #9: Drift And Ramble Ep 5 All That Glitters Part 1

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In 1849, two brothers leave the security of their home in Pennsylvania to travel to California during the gold rush. We follow in their footsteps as they struggle through nearly 10 years of incredible hardship. Then they discover something that could change their lives forever. This is part one of a 3 part series on Virginia City, Nevada.

Aug 14 2016

50mins

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Rank #10: Drift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 4 Bodie Ghost Town

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A man travels a great distance to discover gold in California but he never gets to see the town named after him or enjoy the wealth that sprang from his discovery. We travel to Bodie Ghost Town for a glimpse into one of the wildest towns of the old west. Bodie is now a California State Park and is one of the best preserved Ghost Towns in existence today. We'll meet some of the people who lived here and encounter a very strange experience in the graveyard at Bodie.

Jul 08 2016

41mins

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Rank #11: Drift and Ramble Podcast EP 18 Bass Reeves

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Among the many fabled lawmen of the old west, Bass Reeves was remarkable. He may have been the inspiration behind the Lone Ranger. Bass was a man who’s storied career is one of triumph over adversity, relentless dedication to his craft and a brilliant example of a man who showed respect, honor, humility and humanity in a world and time when little existed.  Bass Reeves was no ordinary lawman and his legendary career is marked with stories that will make you smile, squirm and thank your lucky stars he isn’t coming after you.

Feb 12 2017

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Rank #12: Drift and Ramble EP 31 Superstition Mountains

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The guys from Audioblivious Productions go on an epic road trip to the Superstition Mountains to look for gold and the Lost Dutchman Mine. Native American folklore says this area could be cursed and may even be the gateway to the underworld. It's just a legend. What could go wrong?

Oct 15 2017

38mins

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Rank #13: Drift and Ramble EP29 Annie Oakley

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Annie Oakley rose from abject poverty to become an American icon. She not only bested men in a sport once dominated by them, she went on to prove she was as tough and determined off stage, as she seemed to be while performing. Check out the inspiring story of this woman's rise to fame. 

Sep 17 2017

41mins

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Rank #14: Drift and Ramble EP30 Wild West Fun Facts

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A slight departure from our usual format, Cheryl and I meander through some trivial tidbits from the Wild West including Saloons, The evolution of the Wagon and the strange case of Samuel Colt's lost shipment of six guns. There's even deleted scenes and a ghost story or two!

Oct 01 2017

37mins

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Rank #15: Drift and Ramble EP 21 Liver Eating Johnson

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The story of a mountain man's struggles in the wild is an epic saga of survival and vengeance for the murder of his wife and unborn child. But do we really know who Liver Eating Johnson was or if the stories are even true. Our friends at Fatecrafter's Audioblivious Productions and Pulp-Pourri Theater appear to help bring the story to life.

Mar 26 2017

54mins

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Rank #16: Drift and Ramble EP 26 Pearl Hart

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Pearl Hart, the "Lady Bandit" loved the bad boys. She married one and they attended the World's Fair where she became enamored with strong women of the west like Annie Oakley. Inspired, she robs a stage coach and becomes one of the most infamous shady ladies of the old west.  

Aug 06 2017

30mins

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Rank #17: Drift and Ramble Podcast Episode 12 Bat Masterson

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As a legend of the old west, Bat Masterson stands tall. He was a buffalo hunter, a gunfighter, an accidental Indian fighter and sheriff of Dodge City during its most violent year. He was close friends with Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill Cody, President Roosevelt and many other men known for their prowess with the gun. Today's episode is all about the man known for his bowler hat and deadly aim.

Nov 20 2016

42mins

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Rank #18: Drift and Ramble EP 25 Geronimo

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The story of Geronimo is one of outrage and honor, of revenge and deceit and it's a story of how the man became an inspiration even after his death. Told in his own words, thanks to a superintendent of schools and the president of the united states, it's an amazing journey into the mindset of this Apache medicine man who some believe, held supernatural powers. 

Jul 23 2017

40mins

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Rank #19: Drift And Ramble Ep 8: Whiskey Talkin

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We're "Whiskey Talkin" or talking whiskey as we trace the history of America's Native Spirit through the bottom of a shot glass - from it's humble beginnings on the American Frontier, Bourbon quickly evolved to become an integral part of our culture and economy. Bourbon expert and author, Reid Mitenbuler joins us to explore this fertile subject and there are several surprises along the way.

Sep 25 2016

1hr 36mins

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Rank #20: Drift and Ramble Podcast Episode 13 Ben Thompson

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What makes a great gunfighter? The answer may surprise you. The wisdom of the old west still applies today. In this episode, we hear from Bat Masterson himself, as he describes the 3 requirements of a great gunfighter and tells us about his friend, Ben Thompson. Ben himself was a highly regarded gunfighter in his time and Masterson spins an entertaining tale about the life and times of his friends adventures in the old west.

Dec 04 2016

35mins

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