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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

116 Ratings
Average Ratings
103
6
5
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

Updated 12 days ago

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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 Podcast Season 1 Episode 1 Elmer McCurdy Part A

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When Elmer McCurdy decided to become an outlaw, it didn't go very well for him. He bungled every crime he committed. Then he was shot and killed and that's when things got weird. In this episode, part one of the true life (and death) story of Elmer McCurdy - "the outlaw who wouldn't give up."
Jun 14 2016
24 mins
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Rank #2: 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
56 mins
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Rank #3: 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
59 mins
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Rank #4: 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
47 mins
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Rank #5: 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
33 mins
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Rank #6: 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
43 mins
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Rank #7: Drift & Ramble EP 38 One Eyed Charley

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It took a lot of talent to drive a stage coach. Bandits, bad weather, lame horses and broken wheels were only half the battle. Just imagine how cranky customers could get bouncing around the countryside in wooden coach! One driver handled the task with such skill that they became a western legend during their own lifetime. But it was only after One Eyed Charley that real history was made.

Jul 23 2019
26 mins
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Rank #8: 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
25 mins
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Rank #9: 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
38 mins
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Rank #10: 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
37 mins
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Rank #11: 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
50 mins
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Rank #12: 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
45 mins
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Rank #13: 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
23 mins
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Rank #14: 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
41 mins
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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
54 mins
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