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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 a… read more

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Trail to Medicine Lodge: Part 1

July 22nd, 2021

23:24

 Part one of "Trail to Medicine Lodge" describes the reasons behind forming a peace commission to end the war with the Plains Indians while describing the Medicine Lodge location in Kansas. The story progresses as Billy …

The Edmund Guerrier Story

July 16th, 2021

30:10

 Wild West Podcast proudly presents Hancock's War, The Edmund Guerrier Story an unprecedented season of violence on the plains of Kansas. Settlers, …

Tale of Two Gunfights & One Crazy Mule

July 11th, 2021

21:32

The Tale of Two Gunfights and One Crazy Mule is an authentic story base on the first-person account of Emanuel Dubbs. Emanuel Dubbs's story takes …

Texas Billy and Squirrel Tooth Alice

July 2nd, 2021

32:14

Wild West Podcast proudly presents "Texas Billy and Squirrel Tooth Alice." This true story begins in Abilene, Kansas, when Billy Thompson arrives after a long cattle drive from San Antonio, Texas. Billy Thompson, known …

Gathering Tribes: The Sundance

June 26th, 2021

10:09

 In part five “The Gathering Tribes” the Indians become aware of the Adobe Walls settlement and gather under the leadership of Quanah Parker to form a war party. Quanah Parker a Comanche war chief seeks the advice of a …

Prairie Thunder

June 26th, 2021

19:48

 In Part four “Prairie Thunder” the Buffalo Hunters from Dodge City establish a new settlement along Adobe Creek called Adobe Walles. The hunters are waiting for the big herds to arrive while Billy Dixon explores the …

First Battle of Adobe Walls; Kit Carson Story

June 21st, 2021

32:25

Wild West Podcast proudly presents Utes Revenge, the First Battle of Adobe Walls in part three of Return of the Great Hunters. Forty buffalo hunters from Dodge City are camped out along the stake plains in the Texas …

First Adobe Walls: Bent's Trading Post

June 18th, 2021

13:19

Billy Dixon and a company of fifty hunters travel south on the Jones and Plummer Trail past the Cimarron River and out into Indian Territory.  When the expedition reaches Adobe Walls Creek, Billy Dixon, Tyler and …

The Jones and Plummer Trail

June 17th, 2021

13:32

The Jones and Plummer Trail was established in the fall of 1874 when two former buffalo hunters turned merchants and freighters. These two men Charles Edward (Dirty Face) Jones and Joseph H. Plummer, established a store …

Buffalo Days Book Promotional

June 15th, 2021

2:09

Buffalo Days, Legends of Dodge City, is about outfits of buffalo runners who traveled in and out of the Arkansas River Valley from 1870 to 1872. The …

California Joe

June 10th, 2021

12:24

This is the story of Moses Embree Milner, one man's life on the frontier as an Indian Scout. By the late 1860s the Army had been involved in the …

The Vigilantes of Dodge City

June 5th, 2021

7:33

Even though a Town Company had organized the small settlement in August of 1872, Dodge City was still unincorporated. The town had no elected or appointed officials. A county government had not yet been organized, and …

Early Kansas Military Forts: Part 1

June 2nd, 2021

17:50

 Throughout the American West, regular troops delivered state-sanctioned violence to execute United States law and policy. To accomplish this task …

The Founding of Dodge City: Bad Whiskey Business

June 1st, 2021

16:10

Dodge City was founded on June 17, 1872 as makeshift bar setup five miles west of Fort Dodge. The Founding of Dodge City tells the story of when George Brown meets George Hoover who has set up a makeshift whiskey bar in …

How Prarie Dog Morrow Got his Moniker

May 29th, 2021

12:15

Dave Morrow mustered out of the Military in May 1866. He drifted into Hays City, Kansas, where he lived for several years. David Morrow might be considered typical of many Easterners who came to the Kansas buffalo range …

Death of an Endless Resource

May 28th, 2021

8:56

 In the Death of an Endless Resource, the great buffalo slaughter is on, and in 1873 the herds became harder to find.  In the southern prairies, the buffalo completely vanished. To prosper in buffalo hides, the buffalo …

The Great Southern Buffalo Herd of 1872

May 27th, 2021

12:46

In May of 1872, Richard Irving Dodge takes a wagon to a high point above the Kansas plains called Pawnee Rock. The story written and produced by Mike King provides a clear description of the great southern herd coming …

Gunfight at the Plaza

May 20th, 2021

27:01

The Wild West podcast presents the Gunfight at the Plaza 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 …

Dodge City: The Lawless Years

May 16th, 2021

4:06

 Dodge City, Kansas founded in 1872 from its very beginning’s was a lawless town. Many newspaper accounts during the early days proclaimed the town to be as “rough a community as ever flourished under one flag.” Some …

Ham Bell of Dodge City

May 15th, 2021

7:37

Ham Bell of Dodge City Kansas, is a notable legend. He is recognized for his frontier spirit, and his ability to create. He was an entrepreneur; a person who was defined by his willingness to risk loss in order to …

Buffalo Days: The Story of Bill Tilghman

April 28th, 2021

12:21

The purpose of this podcast is to tell the story of Bill Tilghman, and his Buffalo Days. Tilghman was among the first white men to locate a buffalo hunting camp on the extreme southwestern border of Barbour County, …

A New Bully in Town

April 27th, 2021

7:25

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 …

Treaties

March 13th, 2021

10:32

Wild West Podcast proudly presents Treaties chapter four of Trails, Forts Treaties, and Indian Wars. For the Southern Plains tribes, the Comanche, the Kiowa, the Southern Cheyenne, and the Arapahoe, there were three …

Battle of Beecher Island: Part II

March 11th, 2021

16:31

Wild West Podcast proudly presents The Battle of Beecher Island, Part II. (You can purchase the book Trails, Forts Treaties, and Indian Wars now on sale for a limited time at Amazon.com.)  In part two of the Battle of …

Battle of Beecher Island: Part I

February 4th, 2021

18:37

Join George Hoodoo Brown and Jack Stilwell in the retelling of the Battle of Beecher Island, also known as the Battle of Arikaree Fork. The battle was an armed conflict between the United States Army elements and …

Trails, Forts, Treaties, and Indian Wars - Book Promotional

February 2nd, 2021

1:51

Wild West Podcast proudly presents Trail, Forts, Treaties, and Indian Wars a new book by Mike King. You can purchase the book and play the audio version through Wild West Podcast or by scanning the QR code below each …

Kicking About on the Prairie: A Bullwhacker Story

January 2nd, 2021

15:11

The railways pushed westward across buffalo country and the Texas cattle drives came up from the South. The Texas cattlemen drove their cattle to the railheads in Kansas and overnight cattle towns like Abilene sprung …

The Santa Fe Trail

November 2nd, 2020

27:20

The Wild West Podcast proudly presents the second of a five-part series on the early Cheyenne Indian wars from 1857 to the Sheridan winter campaign of 1868. Part two of the series “Early Kansas Trails” is the historical …

Battle of Solomon Fork 1857

October 25th, 2020

35:50

The Wild West Podcast proudly presents the third of a five-part series on the early Cheyenne Indian wars from 1857 to the Sheridan winter campaign of 1868. In part three of the series, “The Cheyenne Campaign of 1857” is …

The Butterfield Overland Dispatch

September 24th, 2020

12:34

Wild West Podcast proudly presents part two of the “Early Kansas Trails.” Kansas probably has more frontier trails than any other state, being the jumping-off point during westward expansion. In addition to the emigrant …

Battle of Ingalls

September 18th, 2020

32:38

Wild West podcast proudly presents "The Battle of Ingalls," a September 1, 1893 gunfight between United States Marshals and the Doolin Dalton Gang. …

Battle of Adobe Walls

September 10th, 2020

34:53

This is the true historical account of the second battle of Adobe Walls. On June 5, 1874, Hanrahan and a party of hunters departed Dodge City for Adobe Walls. The Indians on the Texas plains did not like the occupation …

The Ways of the Cheyenne People

August 19th, 2020

15:45

The Wild West Podcast proudly presents the first of a five-part series on the early Cheyenne Indian wars from 1857 to the 1868 Sheridan winter campaign. In part one of the series “The Ways of the Cheyenne People” is a …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 8) Boot Hill Talk

May 7th, 2020

14:42

In Chapter eight, Buck Laramie scrambles to think of ways to hold off the gang before reinforcements can arrive. Buck running out of cartridges and …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 7) Bottled Up

May 1st, 2020

10:45


In chapter seven, Buck Laramie, under cover of night, returns to the foothills of the Diablos. Buck uses the Yaquis Indian tactics to overcome the guard leading through the escape tunnel, hoping to distract the gang's …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 6) String Him Up!

April 30th, 2020

9:12

In chapter six, Buck Laramie rides hard to escape the bandit hideout and arrives at the Box W Ranch only to find out Waters has gone into San Leon to see the doctor. Buck has no choice but to return to San Leon to warn …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 5) First Blood

April 28th, 2020

11:13

In chapter five, while Buck is escaping the bandit's hideout, he encounters the sentinel. Buck ducks low among the rocks as he comes under fire from the sheltered guard. Buck returns fire with a wild aim and finds his …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 4) Sidewinder Ramrod

April 28th, 2020

13:28

In chapter 4 Buck rides to the fake gang's hideout, and during the night, climbs the side of the rocky cliffs to sneak past the sentinel only to be captured by the gang. While a prisoner tied up in a chair Buck …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 3) Trigger Debt 

April 27th, 2020

13:30

In chapter 3, Buck Laramie kicks up the dust and rides hard out of Sera Leon to elude a fast approaching posse. While under the cover of darkness, …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. 2) Owl-Hoot Ghost

April 27th, 2020

16:52

In chapter two, Buck Laramie full-fills his promise and returns to San Leon only to find a gang of robbers invading the Cattleman's Bank. The same …

Boot Hill Payoff (Chpt. I) The Laramies Ride

April 27th, 2020

15:58

The producers of Wild West Podcast present a special reading of Robert E Howard’s public domain novel Boot Hill Payoff. The production is for all of those stay at home western novel lovers who need a little …

Boot Hill Payoff Promotional

April 25th, 2020

1:04

Starting on Wednesday, April 29 and for eight more Wednesdays thereafter the producers of Wild West Podcast will present a special reading of Robert E Howard’s public domain novel Boot Hill Payoff. This special …

Boot Hill Membership Drive 2020

April 9th, 2020

1:37

Become an associate member of Boot Hill Museum. Watch the Membership Drive Video and signup today at Boot Hill Association Membership

The William Taylor Incident

March 30th, 2020

32:53

The William Taylor Incident is the story of the killing of an innocent man by self-appointed Dodge City vigilantes. The story is told from the …

Gunfight at the Long Branch Part 2

March 10th, 2020

26:55

In part 2 of Gunfight at the Long Branch gives the Ford County Globes account of the conflict between Cock-eyed Frank Loving and Levi Richardson along with individual testimonies of those who witnessed the shooting. …

Gunfight at the Long Branch

March 6th, 2020

27:10

There is seldom witnessed in any civilized town or country such a scene as transpired at the Long Branch saloon, resulting in the killing of Levi …

Whiskey & Westerns Part 2: The Buffalo Hunters

February 13th, 2020

25:53

In part 2, The Buffalo Hunters, five characterizations from the book Return of the Great Hunters; Tales of the Frontier. The first two characters presented portrays a look at Josiah Mooar and a partnership created with …

Whiskey & Western’s:Part 1:Bat Masterson

February 6th, 2020

29:55

In this two-part episode of Whiskey & Westerns on Wednesday’s we first characterize the legend of Bat Masterson while sipping a little whiskey. In part one of the “Characterization of Legends,” we will take you into …

The Greenhorn and The Lady-Killer

February 1st, 2020

17:20

I can say with the lack of any contention that the proclaiming of a greenhorn has many setbacks in achieving credibility. They are among those who are not well served through experience. Whatever the reason, a greenhorn …

Bear Meat for Christmas

December 19th, 2019

20:20

This is the story of Mayor Kelley and a local prankster of Dodge City by the name of Luke McGlue. Mayor Kelly had a tame bear that he named "Paddy," which for a time became the town pet in Dodge City. As the animal grew …

Kansas: Unsettled Land

December 18th, 2019

16:11

The following podcast is an introduction from the book Return of the Great Hunters: Tales of the Frontier. The presentation outlines the early …

Early History of Kansas: Ad Astra per Aspera

November 6th, 2019

15:39

Wild West Podcast proudly presents "Ad Astra per Aspera" a tribute to the American frontiersmen and the early history of Kansas. The podcast written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley portrays the characteristics …

Chapter Four: The Emanuel Dubbs Story

November 3rd, 2019

20:11

Part One, tells the story of one of the largest gunfights to ever take place in the American West fought in Newton, Kansas on August 20, 1871. In Part two, of the Emanuel Dubbs story takes you back to the late spring of …

Luke McGlue & the Keeley Cure

October 16th, 2019

30:47

The story you are about to hear is fictitious, but portions of the story are based on factual accounts. 

This is the story of a mischief-maker by the name of Luke McGlue. The Luke McGlue character transcends from the …

Boardwalks from Hell Part 2: The Killing of Ed

September 29th, 2019

37:15

In Part Two of Boardwalks from Hell Bat Masterson is elected as Sheriff of Ford County as he continues to protect his brother Ed from evil doings. Yet, tragedy strikes quickly, at the Lady Gay Dance Hall. Purchase the …

Boardwalks from Hell: Part One

September 25th, 2019

35:41

What you are about to hear is an individual historical account of Bat Masterson's return to Dodge City, Kansas. The motive for Masterson's return is …

Saloon War in HQ Audio

August 21st, 2019

19:14

The Saloon War written and produced by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley is an account of a bloodless conflict that took place between Luke Short and the Dodge City mayor. The "HQ Audio" podcast documents the …

The Making of Boot Hill Distillery

August 15th, 2019

26:54

This is the story of Boot Hill Distillery which was Born from a barrel and forged in the dust. Crafted by artisan distillers, from soil to sip. Dodge City’s legacy was built on the ashes of the campfire and the …

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

July 10th, 2019

43:47

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 …

Whiskey & Westerns on Wednesday: The Print Olive Story

July 3rd, 2019

39:42

Isom Prentice Olive fought with the Texas Volunteers during the Civil War and then returned to his father’s ranch in Williamson County, Texas. After …

Kansas in the Civil War

May 12th, 2019

7:02

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 …

Boots & Beer Auction: Boot Hill Museum

April 15th, 2019

9:26

On this special episode of Whiskey & Westerns we will be discussing with Laura Tawater the upcoming Boot Hill Museum, Boots and Beer Auction. You can get your Boots & Beer tickets TODAY! $60 per person or a …

Whiskey & Western's on Wednesday: The Hoover Story

April 15th, 2019

28:34

On this episode of Whiskey & Western’s on Wednesday’s, Mike King and Brad Smalley tell the story of George M. Hoover. During the show, Mike & Brad talk about gardening safety, introduce the world’s highest rated …

Return of the Great Hunters: Part 6 Battle of Adobe Walls

April 2nd, 2019

34:53

On June 5, 1874, Hanrahan and a party of hunters departed Dodge City for Adobe Walls. The Indians on the Texas plains did not like the occupation of the hunters in the area, especially when they began killing off their …

Return of The Great Hunters Part 5: Throng of Impending Horde

March 15th, 2019

24:38

In Part five of the Return of the Great Hunters, Billy Dixon returns to Adobe Walls after losing his wagon and one mule in the Canadian River. Dixon …

Hamilton Bell: Legend of Dodge City

March 12th, 2019

7:34

Ham Bell of Dodge City Kansas, is a notable legend. He is recognized for his frontier spirit, and his ability to create. He was an entrepreneur; a person who was defined by his willingness to risk loss in order to …

Whiskey & Westerns: The Ham Bell Story

March 7th, 2019

26:31

Ham Bell of Dodge City Kansas, became a legend noted for his frontier spirit, he had the ability to create. He was an entrepreneur; a person who was defined by his willingness to risk loss in order to improve the …

Return of the Great Hunters: Part 3 Utes Revenge

January 24th, 2019

32:25

Wild West Podcast proudly presents Utes Revenge, the First Battle of Adobe Walls in part three of Return of the Great Hunters. Forty buffalo hunters from Dodge City are camped out along the stake plains in the Texas …

Return of the Great Hunters: Part 2 Adobe Walls Country

January 4th, 2019

26:10

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.  …

Return of the Great Hunters: Part 1 The Gathering

December 14th, 2018

28:46

The story “The Return of the Great Hunters” written by Mike King and narrated by Brad Smalley is Part I of an eight-part series-taking place in March of 1874. The buffalo hunters have returned to Dodge City in …

A Cowboy's Tale

November 22nd, 2018

24:20

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 …

Boot Hill Past to Present

November 20th, 2018

31:15

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 …

Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West

November 2nd, 2018

3:39

During the first two decades after the Civil War, Texans drove herds north into Kansas and points beyond. In 1867, they began bringing them to …

Whiskey & Westerns Wednesday: Law & Order

October 31st, 2018

42:16

What is redemption other than the act of making something better or more acceptable? Learn the true meaning of redemption on this week's Whiskey & Westerns on Wednesday. Brad Smalley and Mike King will take …

Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday: Dodge City Vigilance Committee.

October 23rd, 2018

29:04

On this episode of Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday, Brad Smalley and Mike King take Ten Cup whiskey to the test and discuss the topic of the Dodge City Vigilance Committee.   

Bartholomew & the Fair Maiden Part 3: Farewell to the King

October 3rd, 2018

17:30

Part three begins on a quiet January morning in 1876 in the town of Mobeetie, Texas where Bat Masterson and Mollie Brennan are enjoying time …

Bartholomew and the Fair Maiden: Part 2 The Lady of the Knight

September 27th, 2018

21:36

From the writer and producer of “A Sportsman’s Paradise” brings you the story of “Bartholomew and the Fair Maiden.” Part two begins with Bat …

Bartholomew and the Fair Maiden: Part 1 The Foreboding Melvin King

September 16th, 2018

23:33

From the writer and producer of “A Sportsman’s Paradise” brings you the story of “Bartholomew and the Fair Maiden.” Part one is the introduction of …

Gamblers of Dodge City iBooks Give Away

August 31st, 2018

3:26

During the month of September, we will give away 50 free Gamblers of Dodge City iBooks. That is right, we are giving away 50 iBooks during the month of September. This is our way to say thank you to all of our …

Deadly Politics in Beautiful Bibulous Babylon

August 25th, 2018

15:45

Dodge City, Kan., started out in 1872 as a wild outpost of buffalo hunters and soldiers, small in numbers, but marked by many violent deaths. It only …

Whiskey & Westerns on Wednesday & Mysterious Dave

August 16th, 2018

44:24

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 …

EPISODE FIVE: Trained to be the Perfect Killer

August 10th, 2018

15:19

“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 …

EPISODE FOUR: Campfire Confessions

August 9th, 2018

8:23

“Campfire Confessions ” is episode four of a six-part series entitled “Hide Business.” Episode four written and produced by Mike King describes the life of a buffalo hunter from the time they leave a settlement and …

EPISODE THREE: A Suspicious Offer

August 9th, 2018

8:31

“A Suspicious Offer ” is episode three of a six-part series entitled “Hide Business.” Episode three written and produced by Mike King conveys how Josiah Mooar becomes suspicious of Thomas Nixon when he offers to sale …

EPISODE TWO: Coincidence

August 8th, 2018

16:28

“Coincidence ” is episode two of a six-part series entitled “Hide Business.” Episode two written and produced by Mike King describes how a man’s desire for fortunes on the frontier is sometimes circumstantial. The story …

EPISODE ONE: Instigation of the Hide Trade

August 8th, 2018

5:19

The “Instigation of the Hide Trade” is part one of a six-part series entitled “Hide Business.” episode one written and produced by Mike King provides a partial background of what leads up to the Buffalo Hide Trade. The …

Fort Dodge: Its Founding & Construction

July 29th, 2018

10:43

The story begins on April 5, 1865, when Captain Henry Pearce leaves Fort Larned, Kansas, with a company of Kansas volunteers to establish the new …

Hell Cats of the American West

July 18th, 2018

44:15

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 …

This Yarn is on You Luke McGlue

July 11th, 2018

13:22

The Wild West Podcast is proud to conclude our four-part series on the famous prankster of Dodge City – Mr. Luke McGlue. Part three and four of the series written and produced by Mike King will take you on a comical …

Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday Leadslingers

July 4th, 2018

30:39

This pod show is pleased to bring you Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday direct from Dodge City Kansas, featuring rich topics on the legends of the …

The Buffalo Herds of 1872

June 28th, 2018

12:05

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 …

Luke McGlue & A Traveling Salesman From St. Joseph, Missouri

June 27th, 2018

11:23

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 …

Ardbeg Ten & Luke McGlue

June 27th, 2018

26:46

This pod show is pleased to bring you Whiskey and Westerns on Wednesday direct from Dodge City Kansas, featuring rich topics on the legends of the …

Luke McGlue & James Dog Kelly

June 26th, 2018

10:25

The story takes place in 1877, a time when Dodge City Kansas was full of pranksters. The script written and produced by Mike King tells of a …

The Command

June 10th, 2018

9:06

Colonel Richard Irving Dodge was given command of Fort Dodge on June 3, 1872. He arrived at Fort Dodge the next day. Upon his arrival, he found the …

George M. Hoover

June 1st, 2018

4:00

H. L. Sitler constructed the first building on the townsite of Dodge City in 1871. The location of the sod house was five miles west of Fort Dodge. The spot was near a lone cottonwood tree standing near the entrance of …

The Fighting Mayor of Dodge City

April 28th, 2018

5:06

The Wild West podcast proudly presents the Fighting Mayor of Dodge City. The story of Alonzo B. Webster. The Fighting Mayor of Dodge City narrated by Brad Smalley brings to life one of Dodge City’s legends from the time …

A Buffalo Stampede, Richard Irving Dodge Story

April 3rd, 2018

12:05

The Wild West Podcast proudly presents the story of Richard Irving Dodge. Travel with Richard Irving Dodge as he explores the great southwest plains of Kansas. Richard Dodge a naturalist tells his experience of seeing …

The Legends of Dodge City: The Chalkley Beeson Story

March 30th, 2018

6:51

The Wild West Podcast proudly presents the life and times of Chalkley “Chalk” Beeson the owner of the Long Branch Saloon and founder of Dodge City’s beloved Cowboy Band. Part one of this podcast, narrated by Brad …

Chief Spotted Tail

March 30th, 2018

2:40

The greatest excitement ever caused in Dodge was the advent of an Indian, one of the principal chiefs of the Cheyennes. In the winter of 1872, W. D. …

An Unfortunate Incident: The Story of Dora Hand

March 28th, 2018

5:16

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 …

Hoodoo Brown Remastered

March 23rd, 2018

22:44

The Wild West podcast proudly presents the story of Hoodoo Brown. The story begins in 1886 when Hoodoo takes his first job as a Bullwacker taking …

The Story of Ormond W. Wright

March 21st, 2018

7:15

The Wild West podcast produced by Mike King is proud to present the story of Ormand W. Write narrated by Brent Harris of Boot Hill Museum. Reverend Wright was born in Acworth, New Hampshire in 1850, arrived in Dodge …

The Great Bullfight of 1884

March 19th, 2018

12:12

The Wild West podcast proudly presents The Great Bullfight of 1884. This unique American celebration took place in Dodge City, Kansas on July 4, …

Bat Masterson: A Man in a Black Derby Hat

March 15th, 2018

28:58

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. Purchase the book A Man in a Black Derby Hat at Amazon. The story begins on …

Kicking About on the Prairie with Hoodoo Brown

January 21st, 2018

26:18

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 …

The Billy Dixon Story

January 15th, 2018

20:00

In the fall of 1872 Billy Dixon and Mike McCabe, both buffalo hunters enter a newly established community called Dodge City. The streets were lined with wagons bringing in hides, and getting supplies. The railroad …

THE BATTLE OF CIMARRON

January 11th, 2018

26:07

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 …

The Gray County Seat War

January 9th, 2018

7:27

One of the last of the county-seat wars was that of Cimarron vs. Ingalls. The stories of the different county-seat wars that marked the history of the development of western Kansas differed each from the other, but …

Relive the Battle of Cimarron

January 5th, 2018

0:47

On January 12, 2020, the anniversary date of the Battle of Cimarron will be retold on a special Wild West Podcast. Join us as we take you back in …

Battle of Cimarron Promotional

January 4th, 2018

1:46

On January 12, 2018, the anniversary date of the Battle of Cimarron will be retold on a special Wild West Podcast. Join us as we take you back in …

Bad Whiskey Business

December 30th, 2017

7:22

Part five takes you into the streets of Dodge City, then named Buffalo City - at the first look of crude framed buildings, half wood, and half …

Whiskey on a Plank

December 30th, 2017

3:48

In part four Brown meets George Hoover who has set up a makeshift whiskey bar in the middle of the plains. He explains to Brown how he had an obligation to feel the needs of railroad workers and buffalo hunters by …

A Man Named Nixon

December 29th, 2017

2:43

In part two of the story, Hoo Doo Brown travels further up the old Santa Fe freight road and meets up with a dark-haired man stacking hay. The man …

How Prairie Dog Morrow Got His Name

December 29th, 2017

6:35

We begin our story in early June of, 1872 two hunters are tracking a large herd of buffalo along the Smoky Hill River and its tributaries, between Fort Hays and Fort Wallace. The region was well known by experienced …

All Dried Up

December 29th, 2017

4:03

In part three Hoo Doo Brown without the company of Dave Morrow decides to find the nearest whiskey establishment. He travels to Fort Dodge only to find out the new commander of the post has stopped the sale of whiskey. …

Gunfight at Hyde Park

December 28th, 2017

9:04

This is a true story based on the book “Pioneer Days in the Southwest” rewritten by Michael King and narrated by Brad Smalley. The three-part podcast is a first-person account of Emanuel Dubbs found in Chapter 2 …

My Mule Marie

December 28th, 2017

5:22

Part two Emanuel Dubbs story takes you back to the late spring of 1872. Emanuel Dubbs with Mr. Wiley a head contractor scout out a location for a new …

A New Bully in Town

December 28th, 2017

7:25

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 …

The Great Bullfight 1884

December 17th, 2017

12:12

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 …

Early Gamblers of Dodge City

October 7th, 2017

8:59

Gambling played a major role in the lives of the buffalo hunters and cowboys who drove the Westward movement of America during the nineteenth …

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