Classic tales of the Old West and stories long forgotten. Famous lawmen and infamous outlaws; the towns, people and events that shaped the American west. From Wyatt Earp to Sitting Bull to Jesse James, on this show, legends never die.
Classic tales of the Old West and stories long forgotten. Famous lawmen and infamous outlaws; the towns, people and events that shaped the American west. From Wyatt Earp to Sitting Bull to Jesse James, on this show, legends never die.
Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries of climate change. Elizabeth Kolbert covers climate change for the New Yorker. She's the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction. And she recently wrote a paragraph I can't stop thinking about. "The problem with global warming—and the reason it continues to resist illustration, even as the streets flood and the forests die and the mussels rot on the shores—is that experience is an inadequate guide to what’s going on. The climate operates on a time delay. When carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, it takes decades—in a technical sense, millennia—for the earth to equilibrate. This summer’s fish kill was a product of warming that had become inevitable twenty or thirty years ago, and the warming that’s being locked in today won’t be fully felt until today’s toddlers reach middle age. In effect, we are living in the climate of the past, but already we’ve determined the climate’s future."Kolbert lives, to an unusual degree, in the planet's future. She travels to the places around the world where the climate of tomorrow is visible today. She has watched glaciers melting, and seen species dying. And she is able to convey both the science and the cost with a rare lucidity. Talking with Kolbert left me with an unnerving thought. We look back on past eras in human history and judge them morally failed. We think of the Spanish Inquisition or the Mongol hordes and believe ourselves civilized, rational, moral in a way our ancestors weren't. But if the science is right, and we do unto our descendants what the data says we are doing to them, we will be judged monsters. And it will be all the worse because we knew what we were doing and we knew how to stop, but we decided it was easier to disbelieve the science or ignore the consequences. Kolbert and I talk about the consequences, but also about what would be necessary to stabilize the climate and back off the mass extinction event that is currently underway. We discuss geoengineering, political will, the environmental cost of meat, and what individuals can and can't do. We talk about Trump's cabinet, about whether technological innovation will save us, and if pricing carbon is enough. We talk about whether hope remains a realistic emotion when it comes to our environmental future.Books:-Edward Abbe’s “Desert Solitaire”-Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”-David G. Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen”-Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature”
#877 - Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos http://www.selfauthoring.com/ 100% off the Future Authoring Program code: "ChangeYourself" - The offer is valid until the end of Nov 30th.
460: Understand How People See You. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.
543: Building Emotional Agility. Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
Rank #1: Drift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 1 Elmer McCurdy Part A. 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."
Rank #2: Drift and Ramble Podcast EP 15 Wyatt Earp. 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.
Rank #1: Lewis and Clark. John Colter's horse was stolen by some Teton Sioux indians, this could have been the end of the expedition. Chief Black Buffalo demanded more gifts, so a visit to the indian village and a few "carrots" of tobacco and the expedition was able to continue.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: Kit Carson. Mountain man, scout, guide and war hero, his name was enough to prevent Indians from attacking. He fought with and against the Indians while traveling the entire west.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #1: A Dark Day in Dodge City: The Murder of Dora Hand. The story that is about to be told undertakes one of the darkest days in Dodge City History. It is the story of a gifted entertainer who was born on August 23, 1844, as Isadore Addie May. Isadore at an early age showed signs of being a gifted vocalist. This gift prompted her to change to her stage name to become know as Fannie Keenan and become an entertainer traveling first in Europe then to the Western frontier. In 1878 she arrived in Dodge City, as Dora Hand divorced her husband Captain Hand and settled in at Dodge City as a popular entertainer. Dora became popular among many, which led her to become involved between two suitors who were in conflict for her affection, ultimately resulting in her death on October 4, 1878.
Rank #2: Early Gamblers of Dodge City. Gambling played a major role in the lives of the buffalo hunters and cowboys who drove the Westward movement of America during the nineteenth century. Whether it was a game of poker played on a blanket or a Faro bet placed in a saloon the game of chance was dear to the heart of the early frontiersman who spun the wheel on liquor, lust, and luck. Like most frontier towns Dodge City started with a small clump of tents including a general store, livery stable, and the saloon. It did not take long for the settlement to expand and with this expansion, entertainment came with the games of chance. The story of Early Gamblers of Dodge City is written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley.
Rank #1: Ep. 72: Death of a Trailblazer, Oliver Loving. Oliver Loving was a trailblazer…literally. He drove cattle to Illinois, Louisiana, and Colorado. With Charles Goodnight he blazed a new western trail intended to avoid the Indian threat. Impatient as he was brave, he rode ahead to Santa Fe and was immediately attacked. However, he held off hundreds of Comanches while one of his men went for help. Through luck, or fate, or toughness, or all of it, he survived the attack. But his wounds were too severe. Before he died, his best friend promised to take his body back to Texas. Get a taste of the cattle drives, the danger, the bravery, and promises kept in this latest episode of Wise About Texas.
Rank #2: Wise About Texas Episode 001- The First Judges of Texas. This episode introduces two of the first judges of Texas–Josiah Hughes Bell and Benjamin Cromwell Franklin. Download this episode to hear stories of Austin’s Colony and how the provisional Texas government learned of the victory at San Jacinto. You’ll also hear about the time Texas engaged in an act of war against the United States! Judge Benjamin C. Franklin Grave of Judge Franklin in New City Cemetary, Galveston, Texas.
Rank #1: 1-The Town That Drowned. On this episode of Whats That Extra we talk about the town that drowned known as Linwood
Rank #2: 26-The Ghost Town of Frisco, Utah. On this episode we take a moment to thank all the amazing firefighters who have been diligently battling the flames here in the dry American West as well as talk about the ghost town of Frisco Utah
Rank #1: Martin de Leon. He was the only empresario of a predominantly Mexican colony in Texas, and his influence on the Lone Star State was great.
Rank #2: Lance Armstrong. Once a sports sensation who put competitive cycling on the map of American culture, Lance Armstrong would eventually be known as the man who perpetrated one of the biggest doping scandals in athletic history. For better or worse, it was a sad end to the story of Texas' greatest cyclist.
Rank #1: THE LEGEND OF KING SOLOMON'S MINES. A man whose brother has been missing in Africa hires an experienced hunter named Alan Quartermain to find him. A classic story from H. Rider Haggard.
Rank #2: TARZAN OF THE APES (CHAPS 26-27-28) EXCITING CONCLUSION. The exciting conclusion of Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan of the Apes features Jane is torn between the love of two men and her dislike for the third man, which she has promised to marry. Tarzan attempts to solve the mystery of his birth using a new crime investigation technique called fingerprinting. Announcement that we will be doing Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer soon.Save at Ancestry now and discover your roots! Use www.ancestry.com/1001 and support our sponsors!TWO NEW MEMBER ONLY SHOWS NOW AVAILABLE TO PATRONS! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Thank you. Join for one dollar a month and get THE BEST OF 1001, mostly ad free! Join at 2.99/month and up and get PRIME CUTS- visit us at http://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork and check us out!YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW...APPLE USERS Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free):https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at iTunes/apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at iTunes/Apple Podcast now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Player.fm FREE:https://player.fm/series/1001-radio-days1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Classic-Short-Stories-%26-Tales-id1323543?country=us1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Heroes%2C-Legends%2C-Histories-%26-Mysteries-Podcast-id1323418?country=us1001 Stories for the Road:https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Stories-For-The-Road-id1324757?country=usCatch ALL of our shows at one place by going to www.1001storiesnetwork.com- our home website with Megaphone.
Rank #1: Part 1 of 2 - "Bloody Bill" Anderson. William T. “Bloody Bill” Anderson was a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader. Anderson’s nickname was “Bloody Bill” because he murdered and butchered Union soldiers and sympathizers during the Civil War and often carried around their body parts and scalps as trophies. He is considered one of the vilest figures on either side of the war.
Rank #2: Part 2 of 2 - Calamity Jane. One of the biggest myths of the American Old West is that of Calamity Jane. She looked and acted like a man, shot like a cowboy, drank like a fish, and exaggerated the tales of her life to any and all who would listen. Even though Jane was a real person, very few details of her life can be nailed down with certainty. Much of what is known about her early life comes from an autobiography she wrote to be sold at Old West museums as an added attraction to them, and Jane was well known for embellishing tales about her life and adventures. Here is what is known and probably true about the life of the woman known as Calamity Jane.
Rank #1: Wedding Day. They have a passion for driving and a love for each other. But disaster strikes on their wedding day. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Just Empty Every Pocket. A gritty tale about a pool shark with a penchant for Jeeps and a very long night in a lonely mountain town. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #1: drive in 09/14/1952. A young man and his girlfriend rob a married couple and steal their car. A pair of ladies stockings becomes a vital clue. The last show of the series. Based on events of July, 1947.
Rank #2: travesty 06/15/1952. A deputy is under suspicion of tire theft. Based on events of February 12, 1951.
Rank #1: Welcome to Moonstruck. Coming March 21.
Rank #2: Space is Dangerous. Throughout history, humans have had a dangerous pattern of challenging the bounds of Earth's gravity, testing our limits, and expanding our world. In 1965, two nations raced to complete the first space walk; that is, sending an astronaut outside of the spacecraft's cabin, and into open space.
Rank #1: The History Files #41: The Donner Party. Sponsored by:Audible.com, the best place on the Internet for audiobooks. Listeners of The History Files can get a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.This week for our main topic we take a look at the ill-fated Donner party and their misbegotten attempt to cross the Sierras into California in… October. Although these tragic events later found a place in the folklore of the American West, in 1846 it was just a horrific series of terrible decisions resulting in the deaths of around 50% of the participants, many of them children. Sadly, the tragedy could have been avoided had it not been for the overweening hubris of the group’s leaders. As Gordon says, “You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” Show notes and links: Rum Rebellion (1808) Gold Discovered at Sutter’s Mill, California (1848) Charles George “Chinese” Gordon killed in Khartoum (1885) Khartoum (1966) The Death of Queen Victoria and the Victorian Era Egyptian Museum Employees Face Fines for Botched Repair on King Tut’s Mask | Smart News (smithsonianmag.com) Red Letter Media Half in the Bag: The Revenant (redlettermedia.com) (NSFW) Winston Churchill’s lost card game now on iOS thanks to Donald Rumsfeld (arstechnica.com) Hawken rifle – the Plains Rifle Donner Party The Emigrants’ Guide To Oregon and California (complete text) The Hastings Cutoff (scienceviews.com) Sutter’s Fort (suttersfort.org) The Story of the Donner Party: Patty Reed’s Doll Forgotten Weapons (youtube.com) The Great War (youtube.com)
Rank #2: The History Files #2: The Spanish American War. Sponsored by:Audible.com, the best place on the Internet for audiobooks. Listeners of The History Files can get a free audiobook download and 30 day free trial! Over 180,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player.In episode two of The History Files, Gordon and Dylan talk about the Spanish American War, U.S. imperialism in the 1890s (and beyond), and blame it all on Gordon’s ancestors.
Rank #1: Episode 5 - The Battle of Gettysburg - 1-3 July 1863. The greatest military battle ever fought on the North American continent, Gettysburg has often been considered the turning point of the American Civil War. Flushed with success from its smashing rout of the Union forces at Chancellorsville in May 1863, the Confederate government agreed to the audacious plan of their commander, Robert E. Lee, to invade the north and force a final showdown with the dispirited Union army in Pennsylvania. Only four days before the battle, President Lincoln replaced the Joseph Hooker, disgraced commander of the Army of the Potomac, with the taciturn Gordon Meade who immediately faced the prospect of another humiliating defeat that might break the Union will to fight on. In this podcast, we will learn how the unknown Meade managed to save the Union and defeat a seemingly invincible army that began a cascade of Union victories culminating at Appomattox less than two years later.
Rank #2: Episode 1 - The Battle of Tannenberg - 26 August 1914. This is the introductory episode to the series and describes the Battle of Tannenberg that occurred in the opening months of the First World War. With most of its army concentrated in France and Belgium, the German master plan for fighting a two front war called for only a small field army to delay and contain an anticipated Russian invasion of Prussia while the western allies were quickly defeated. The stakes could not have been higher as the German high command watched with growing dread the appearance of two massive Russian armies on their eastern frontier only two weeks after Germany's declaration of war; much sooner and in much greater numbers than had been expected. This is the story of one of the most improbable and impressive military victories of all time that, had it gone the other way, would have resulted in the occupation of Berlin and defeat of imperial Germany at the beginning of a war that would devastate the continent.
Rank #1: Remembering The Summers Of My Youth. Now that we’re in the dog days of summer, I’ve been thinking about the long summers of my youth. We had longer summers then. It’s not just an idealized memory. Schools would dismiss us in late May and we wouldn’t return until September 2nd or so, generally the day following Labor Day. What I remember distinctly about those summers of more than 50 years ago, is that I was a free range kid. My mom opened the gate in the morning for me and my brothers and we’d wander out into the great pastures of our neighborhood and entire town – yes, it was a small town – unsupervised. We’d roam all over with all the other kids, also free range, and play games and sometimes watch TV at other kids’ houses until we were chased out by a stern mom who’d tell us to “get- on-outside and play.” I say we were unsupervised, but not really. The whole town had its arms around us and made sure we behaved, and were safe. About noon we’d meander back home and have dinner. That is what we called lunch then. The noon meal was dinner. Then we’d have a nap, with cicadas humming loudly, and go back out until supper time, about seven. We’d eat supper quickly so we could get back out to our friends where we’d play until well after dark, enjoying games like “kick-the-can” and “red light.” The grown-ups were out there with us, sitting in lawn chairs, making homemade ice cream, listening to baseball games on small transistor radios and gazing up into the stars, marveling at the tech-savvy age they lived in, where they could see NASA satellites passing over. Yes, as kids, we were quite free. I remember one day me and my brothers were on our bikes with backpacks on, ready to head out and my father said, “Where are you boys going?” We said, “To the lake.” He said, “To that one five miles east of town?” “Yes, sir,” we said. “That one out there on the FM road with all the 18 wheeler traffic?” “Yes, sir.” “That one you have to cross the rattlesnake field to get to?” “Yes, sir,” we admitted. “All right. Just be back by dark or your momma will worry,” he said. I like that my Dad would never admit to worrying himself. He just worried about my mom worrying. He was also big on the idea that boyhood shaped and toughened the man that the boy would become. Once I asked him for a ride over to my friend Gonzalo’s house. He said, “It’s only a mile over there. Walk. It’ll do you good.” I said, “But it’s about 100 degrees right now.” He said, “Wear a hat.” Summers sure are different for kids now. The world is no doubt more dangerous now than it was then. But no matter the reasons I’m grateful for the boyhood I had, rather than these modern ones, with kids so often cooped up inside with high tech games. To be honest, though, I do have a tiny bit of cross-generational tech envy in me. I know that when I was 15 I would have loved to have had an Xbox. Still, I know for sure that I wouldn’t trade my free-range summers for all the terabytes of RAM in the world.
Rank #2: Samuel Walker: The Real Walker, Texas Ranger. One of the most fascinating Texas Rangers of all time was Samuel Hamilton Walker — no relation, we should say right off the bat, to Chuck Norris’ fictional character Cordell Walker. Many Ranger aficionados rate Sam Walker the second-most-important Texas Ranger of all time, behind Jack Coffee Hays, with whom Walker rangered. Now that’s a dream team.Samuel Walker arrived in Texas six years after Texas had won its independence. In five more years, in 1847, he would be dead. But in those five years he would defend San Antonio from Mexican forces, invade Mexico four times, escape from a Mexican prison and help design one of the most famous guns in history, the Colt Walker six-shooter.Walker’s first foray into Mexico was part of the ill-fated Mier expedition, which was for the purpose of punishing Mexico for its illegal incursions into San Antonio. Walker was not yet a Texas Ranger. He was with a group of men who believed they would repay Mexico for their illegal incursions into Texas. His group was attacked by a much larger army of Mexican troops who engaged them in defense of the Mier. 180 Texans were taken as prisoners.Santa Anna ordered them all shot, but cooler heads in the Mexican government prevailed and a decimation instead: one in 10 would die. The Texans were ordered to draw a bean from a pot. Among the 159 white beans were 17 black ones. Those who got a black bean would be executed on the spot; those who drew white beans would live. Sam Walker got a white bean.The prisoners were marched 800 miles across Mexico’s brutal deserts. Walker mentioned in his journal of the Mier Expedition that he would not trade Texas for 100 Mexicos. He was however, impressed with the fine architecture he encountered in the churches of San Miguel de Allende, which remains true for the many expatriate Texans who live there today.Once in the capital, some of the prisoners, including Walker, was imprisoned at Tacubaya, suburb of Mexico City, and some were marched another 100 miles and incarcerated in the infamous Perote Prison. Walker’s group was forced to do road work, including building a road from Mexico City to Santa Anna´s summer villa, which further enraged Walker. This amounted to a lot of salt in a deep wound, and he nurtured his loathing for Santa Anna — indeed, for all Mexicans — all his life, so much so that his friends called him “mad Walker.”There is a much-shared myth about Walker’s time imprisoned in Mexico. The story goes that he was ordered to dig a hole for a flagpole and raise the Mexican flag. According to one version of the legend, he put a dime at the bottom of the hole and vowed to return one day, reclaim the dime, and raise the Texas flag. Several years later, the story goes, he retrieved his dime when he returned with American forces to occupy Mexico City. It’s a good story, but probably not true. Walker never mentioned it in his journals. Also, the flagpole in the various versions of the myth is always in Perote Prison, in the state of Vera Cruz, and Walker was never incarcerated there. He was, however, part of Winfield Scott’s invasion force that sacked the prison in 1847, and that may well be where the legend has its origins.Walker eventually escaped from the Tacubaya prison — a story that would make a good novel in itself — and made it back to Texas. He joined up with Jack Hays and the Texas Rangers in 1844 and fought in many of the most famous Indian battles.When General Zachary Taylor sent out a call in 1845 for volunteers to scout for his federal troops, Walker immediately signed up. He ran messages through the Mexican lines to keep Fort Texas (soon to be Fort Brown) aware of Taylor´s plans for invading Mexico. Walker led the charge in the battle for Monterrey. It was after Taylor’s forces had secured Monterrey, in 1846, that Walker took a brief furlough and traveled back east. There he gave Samuel Colt some ideas for improving Colt’s earlier model of his revolver called the Paterson pistol. Colt, in gratitude, named a special, very heavy model of his new six-shooter after Walker.Walker next joined up with General Winfield Scott’s campaign to pacify Mexico City. Though he was officially made a U.S. soldier, everybody still thought of him as a Texas Ranger and called him Ranger Walker. Scott’s army invaded Mexico at Vera Cruz and advanced from there toward Mexico City. On the way, they sacked Perot Prison, released the prisoners and turned it into a fort for the American forces.But Walker would not live to make it back to Texas. He was to die a few months later, fighting the army of his old nemesis, Santa Anna, at the town of Huamantla, where Santa Anna had positioned his forces to stop the U.S. troops’ march to rescue the American garrison under siege at Puebla. Walker led his company, which was ahead of the main U.S. force, into battle there. His men fought fiercely until the main force arrived to defeat Santa Anna, but Walker didn´t get to enjoy the victory. He lay dead; his prized Colt Walkers at his side. He was 32. In retaliation, his men went on a wild rampage, sacking, looting and pillaging the town.Walker’s body was returned to San Antonio; eventually it was interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery next to the unidentified remains of the defenders of the Alamo.It’s said that Walker was not a man you would much notice in everyday life. He was of average size, and quiet. But in battle he was a lion. In his Notes of the Mexican War 1846-1848, J. Jacob Oswandel observed of Walker that ‘’war was his element, the bivouac his delight, and the battlefield his playground.”Walker lived more in his short life than your average ten men live in their long lives combined. He is the Walker, Texas Ranger, that should be most remembered.
Rank #1: Introducing The Bible Series: Son of God . This compelling and powerful 7-episode podcast event will take you on the journey of Jesus’ life from his baptism, to his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. The Bible: Son of God premieres on March 13th.
Rank #2: Change the World | 1. We enter into the perilous and tangible religious and political tension of ancient Jerusalem. Now occupied by the Roman Empire, Jewish authorities struggle to navigate the balance between appeasing the cruel and brutal government, and squelching the Jewish people’s growing rebellion. As unrest simmers, faithful Jews cry out for the long-promised Messiah to free them from oppression. But it has been 400 years of silence from God—no word of hope, no message of freedom. Has God forgotten His people? Is John the Baptist—the fiery preacher in the wilderness—the prophet they have been waiting for? Or simply another agitator soon to be silenced by Roman rule? And what of the strange traveler from Nazareth asking for John to baptize him? Support us by supporting our sponsors: Audible - Get a 30-day free trial and your first audio book free when you visit them at Audible.com/Bible Ring - Get up to $150 off your ring pf security kit when you visit them at Ring.com/Bible Zip Recruiter - Try Zip Recruiter for free and learn howe to hire smarter when you visit ZipRecruiter.com/Bible