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Wild West Podcast

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Welcome to Wild West podcast where fact and legend merge. The Wild West Podcast presents the true accounts of individuals, who settled in a town built out of hunger for money, regulated by fast guns, who walked on both sides of the law, patrolling, investing in and regulating the brothels, saloons and gambling houses. These are stories of the men who made the history of the Old West come alive - bringing with them the birth of legends, brought to order by a six-gun and laid to rest with their boots on. Join us now as we take you back in history, to the legends of the Wild West.

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Welcome to Wild West podcast where fact and legend merge. The Wild West Podcast presents the true accounts of individuals, who settled in a town built out of hunger for money, regulated by fast guns, who walked on both sides of the law, patrolling, investing in and regulating the brothels, saloons and gambling houses. These are stories of the men who made the history of the Old West come alive - bringing with them the birth of legends, brought to order by a six-gun and laid to rest with their boots on. Join us now as we take you back in history, to the legends of the Wild West.

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36 Ratings
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Ugh the music!

By AGM406 - Jul 19 2019
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I really like the show a lot, however, the music is to loud and drowns out the voices.

The best!

By History liker - Aug 15 2017
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Please make more episodes! One of the best I've listened to!

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
3
4
0
1

Ugh the music!

By AGM406 - Jul 19 2019
Read more
I really like the show a lot, however, the music is to loud and drowns out the voices.

The best!

By History liker - Aug 15 2017
Read more
Please make more episodes! One of the best I've listened to!
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Wild West Podcast

Updated 12 days ago

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Welcome to Wild West podcast where fact and legend merge. The Wild West Podcast presents the true accounts of individuals, who settled in a town built out of hunger for money, regulated by fast guns, who walked on both sides of the law, patrolling, investing in and regulating the brothels, saloons and gambling houses. These are stories of the men who made the history of the Old West come alive - bringing with them the birth of legends, brought to order by a six-gun and laid to rest with their boots on. Join us now as we take you back in history, to the legends of the Wild West.

Rank #1: A Dark Day in Dodge City: The Murder of Dora Hand

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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.  

Jul 10 2019
43 mins
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Rank #2: Early Gamblers of Dodge City

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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.
Oct 07 2017
8 mins
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Rank #3: Hell Cats of the American West

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To our listeners around the world to include England, Australia, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Brazil, Finland and the United States of America the Wild West Podcast proudly presents Hell Cat Maggie and Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday’s. Join us as we explore the Hell Cats of the American West retold from Dodge City Kansas during the time when It was known as the Wickedest City in the West.
Jul 18 2018
44 mins
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Rank #4: THE BATTLE OF CIMARRON

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In most of the county-seat wars the fighting, that is the real killing, commenced before, at, or immediately after, the alleged election, but in the case of Gray County the bloody finale was postponed for more than a year. There was a growing disposition to depend more on courts to settle the controversies and rather less on guns in the hands of hired killers. So the tragedy was delayed while motions for rehearings were filed and argued. In this case, Cimarron had the advantage of possession; the docket of the Supreme Court was crowded with more business than the three judges could dispose of promptly, and Cimarron was taking advantage of this delay. Meantime, the Ingall's crowd had captured most of the county offices, among them the coveted office of sheriff, and the bolder spirits decided that it was time to quit fooling with their rival and take the law in their own hands. This is the story of an attempt to remove the remaining records from the Cimarron county clerks office on the morning of January 12, 1889.
Jan 11 2018
25 mins
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Rank #5: Bat Masterson: A Man in a Black Derby Hat

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The Wild West podcast presents the Man in a Black Derby Hat the retelling of the gunfight between Bat Masterson, A.J.Peacock, and Al Updegraff. The story begins on April 15, 1881, after Bat Masterson living in Arizona is telegraphed by an unknown informer notifying Bat that his brother Jim was about to be assassinated by the co-owner of the Lady Gay, Jim Masterson's partner. Bat takes a train to Dodge City and arrives on the April 16 noon train but decides to get off early suspecting he might encounter resistance at the train depot. The story of the Man in the Black Derby Hat written and produced by Mike King takes the listener deep into the conflict surrounding the Battle of the Plaza. The story narrated by Brad Smalley gives a first-person account as the gunfight begins to unfold the night before in the Long Branch Saloon when George a local cowboy inquires about the ongoing conflict between Jim Masterson and A.J. Peacock.
During the thirty minute podcast, many legends of the old west are revealed to include the characterization of Bat Masterson, A.B. Webster, Tom Nixon, Pat Sughrue, Fred Singer, and Jim Masterson.
Mar 15 2018
28 mins
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Rank #6: Return of the Great Hunters: Part 1 The Gathering

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The story “The Return of the Great Hunters” written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley is part one of an eight part series-taking place in March of 1874. The buffalo hunters have returned to Dodge City in preparation to travel 150 miles south deep into Indian Territory. Their purpose is to kill off the rest of the southern herd. The expedition is organized by A.C. Myers a Dodge City general merchandising owner who recruits a forty-man team, which ultimately leads to the second battle of Adobe Walls and the Red River War. 

Dec 14 2018
28 mins
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Rank #7: The Dodge City War

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The Dodge City War of 1883 written by Mike King and Aaron Duree is the story of a bloodless conflict that took place between a gambler by the name of Luke Short and the political structures of Dodge City, who tried to force Short to close the Long Branch Saloon and leave town. Narrated by Brad Smalley the factors involved in the incident was filled with ominous possibilities for violence and brought several of the most infamous gunfighters in the history of the Old West into Dodge City to seek justice for their friend – Luke Short. The event is best remembered because it produced one of the most iconic photos of gamblers and gunfighters taken in celebration of their victory over the political structures in Dodge City – entitled the Peace Commission. 

To see the documentary go to Facebook Wild West Podcast
To see other documentaries and video productions of Wild West Podcast visit us on our Wild West Podcast YouTube Channel.
To learn more about the history of Dodge City visit our Website at The Legends of Dodge City.

Jun 06 2019
39 mins
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Rank #8: Whiskey & Westerns on Wednesday & Mysterious Dave

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Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday are proud to present the story of Mysterious Dave Mather’s. In this pod show, Brad Smalley introduces Knob Creek the selected Whiskey of the week and takes the trail of the life and times of Dave Mather’s. The show is a humorous edition of the ends and outs of the ambiguities of Mather’s lifestyle in the old west and recounts how he addressed the creeds of Dodge City.
Aug 16 2018
44 mins
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Rank #9: The Great Bullfight 1884

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Probably the most unique celebration in America took place in 1884 in Dodge City Kansas. The chief feature of the first day was the Spanish bullfight, the first ever held on American soil. Hundreds of visitors came from the East to witness the fight, and the town was crowded with sightseers from all over the West. The scene at the fairgrounds was a strange one for the United States.

This podcast produced by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley tells the story of the men and women who were crowded about the stands and amphitheater drinking and smoking together and enjoying the sports. The events were most sensational and will long be remembered in this country. On July 4, 1884, Dodge City excelled all her past notorieties.

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Dec 17 2017
11 mins
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Rank #10: A Cowboy's Tale

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A Cowboy's Tale begins at the end of a trail drive just outside of Dodge City at Saw Log Creek on November 3, 1877. A man by the name of Bob Shaw enters the Saw Log Creek campsite looking for a man by the name of Texas Dick. Shaw not finding Texas Dick at the drover camp stays for an evening meal and tells the story of the lynching of an innocent man. The next day Bob Shaw finds Texas Dick in the Lady Gay Saloon ending up in a stand off with gunplay between Ed Masterson and Bob Shaw. The story is a true account based on an article from the Dodge City Times entitled Frontier Fun. For more information on the Legends of Dodge City you can join us on Facebook @ Wild West Podcast. To order one of our books go to Boot Hill Productions or visit the Legends of Dodge City Website.

Nov 22 2018
24 mins
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Rank #11: The Buffalo Herds of 1872

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The story of The Buffalo Herds of 1872 takes a wagon ride with Richard Irving Dodge to a high point above the plains called Pawnee Rock. The story written and produced by Mike King provides a clear description of the great southern herd coming north for the summer grass. This herd of buffalo was no less than four hundred and eighty thousand in number as they cross the plains of Kansas in June of 1872. While on Pawnee Rock the future commander of Fort Dodge reflects back on a time when he and his men held off a massive buffalo charge along the banks of the Arkansas River Valley. The production narrated by Brad Smalley provides nine layers of sound effects, which are best, experienced with a set of headphones. The listener will experience the sounds of a night camp along the riverbanks of the Arkansas River and the sounds of buffalo hoofs shaking the ground during a massive charge.
Jun 28 2018
12 mins
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Rank #12: Return of the Great Hunters: Part 2 Adobe Walls Country

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Billy Dixon and a company of forty hunters travel south on the Jones and Plummer Trail past the Cimarron River and out into Indian Territory. Along the trail Billy Dixon strikes up a story about Dirty Face Ed Jones.  When the expedition reaches Adobe Walls Creek, Billy Dixon, Tyler and Masterson decide to explore an old abandoned trading post. When the three explores reach the old trading post they discover an old Ute drawing to help them unearth the story of the Battle of the Adobe Walls. The story written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley becomes the first lesson in engaging warfare with the Plains Indians.  

For more information on the Saga of Billy Dixon and the Buffalo Hunters you can join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WildWestPodcast/

Jan 04 2019
25 mins
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Rank #13: An Unfortunate Incident: The Story of Dora Hand

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Dora Hand narrated by Brad Smalley is an account of an unfortunate incident played out on the streets of Dodge City in the fall of 1878. The night of October 4 brought with it a strange ominous feeling when two men’s love for one young maiden ended in a tragic shooting leaving behind a fascinating frontier tale. The next day thunder rang over the prairie as the legendary lawmen—Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Charlie Bassett and Bill Tilghman—chased the would-be assailant leaving the killer trapped under his prize horse and brought back to Dodge for justice. The story of Dora Hand is credited to Boot Hill Museum and produced by Mike King.
Mar 28 2018
5 mins
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Rank #14: Kansas in the Civil War

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To learn more about Kansas and the Civil War Join us at https://www.facebook.com/WildWestPodcast/on May 18, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. Central Standard Time for a special presentation entitled Civil War Day.  The Civil War Day production utilizes a full day of video experience from April 27, 2019, Cowtown Civil War Day. The shoot is edited into a sixteen-minute documentary about the cause and effect of the American Civil war – applying a wide range of events into a single message.  “A nation divided in social beliefs is subject to multitudes of lives left on the battlefield.” The message gained from the production supports the historical outcomes behind a nation divided from constitutional beliefs, which had an everlasting impact on the fate of one nation. 

May 12 2019
7 mins
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Rank #15: Kicking About on the Prairie with Hoodoo Brown

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In Kicking About on the Prarie listeners will travel with Hoodoo Brown as he becomes a Bullwhacker to Fort Wallace and joins a cattle drive from Abilene Kansas. Learn what it was like to be a drover and a bullwhacker in 1868 exploring the overland routes of the Santa Fe, and Smokey Hill trails. The story written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley will take you to Hays City right before Hoodoo meets up with Jack Stillwell a famous Indian scout.
Jan 21 2018
26 mins
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Rank #16: Boot Hill Past to Present

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Join Brad Smalley and Mike King for another Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesdays. This episode will focus on the story behind Boot Hill from the past to the present. The Podcast will also feature Boot Hill Distillery as we take in a little Red Eye Whiskey. The story of “Boot Hill Past to Present” tells the history behind how Boot Hill was established and when it was relocated along with the individuals who found it as their finale-resting place. Join us on Facebook @ Wild West Podcast. To order one of our books go to Boot Hill Productions or visit the Legends of Dodge City Website.

Nov 20 2018
31 mins
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Rank #17: EPISODE FIVE: Trained to be the Perfect Killer

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“Trained to be a Perfect Killer ” is episode five of a six-part series entitled “Hide Business.” Episode five Jim White teaches JOSIAH WRIGHT MOOAR how to set up a stand to kill buffalo. The story takes place on the plains when Josiah and Jim spot a herd of buffalo drinking from a stream. Jim teaches Josiah how to approach a herd, and gives him tips on buffalo behavior. The story narrated by Brad Smalley provides detailed descriptions on how the hunter skinned the hides and smoked the meat in a hide-constructed smokehouse. At the end of part five, Josiah is given the test of becoming a buffalo runner.
Aug 10 2018
15 mins
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Rank #18: A New Bully in Town

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In Part three Emanuel Dubbs has an encounter with Billy Brooks. Among the many lawless characters, who in the beginning drifted into Dodge City, was Billy Brooks. Brooks was a shabby character sporting a narrow mustache with a long rounded face trimmed out with a Van Dyke goatee. Brooks roamed about the town in a dark cloth coat. He brandished two revolvers well in sight of those he chose to intimidate. He wore a tall circular crowned black hat supported by a collarless linen shirt. This slipshod dress gave the appearance to everyone who regarded him as a dangerous.
Dec 28 2017
7 mins
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Rank #19: Luke McGlue & A Traveling Salesman From St. Joseph, Missouri

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A Traveling Salesman from St. Joseph, Missouri, is the second story in the Luke McGlue series. The story written and produced by Mike King is about a cigar salesman who came to Dodge City to display samples of some superb cigars. The story narrated by Brad Smalley gives the accounts of how a cigar salesman's fine cigars go missing in a smoked filled room. When the sheriff inquired about who had stolen the smokes all replied in unison, the name of Luke McGlue.
Jun 27 2018
11 mins
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Rank #20: Texas Billy and Squirrel Tooth Alice

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Wild West Podcast is pleased to announce “The Engaging Times of Texas Billy and Squirrel Tooth Alice” Part one of the stories begins in Abilene Kansas when Texas Billy arrives after a long cattle drive from San Antonio. Texas Billy decides to take in an evening of entertainment and meets up with Elizabeth Haley a young lady of 15 who has chosen the life of a dancehall girl. A relationship builds between them and after a saloon owner by the name of Cole is shot and killed they leave Abilene. They soon join-up with Ben Thompson, Texas Billy’s brother in Ellsworth Kansas. The story narrated by Brad Smalley spins out of control with the accidental shooting death of the towns popular Sheriff Whitney. The story written and produced by Mike King provides the actual accounts of a 25 - year relationship between a gambler and a well know prostitute of the old west as they travel through Dodge City and into a new settlement named Hide Town. Join Brad and me on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 26, as we tell the true story behind “Texas Billy and Squirrel Tooth Alice.”
Jul 25 2018
32 mins
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