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Writing Westward Podcast

15 EpisodesProduced by BYU Redd CenterWebsite

Writing Westward features conversations with writers and scholars of the North American West. Hosted by Brenden W. Rensink, it is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University.The Redd Center is an interdisciplinary research center committed to increasing kn… read more

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001 - Louis Warren - God's Red Son

September 21st, 2018

1:04:41

Conversation with Louis S. Warren about his book God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America, published in 2017 by Basic Books and winner of the 2018 Bancroft Prize. The Writing Westward …

002 - Lamont, Victoria - Westerns, A Women's History

October 3rd, 2018

48:21

Conversation with Victoria Lamont about her book "Westerns: A Women's History," published in 2016 by the University of Nebraska Press. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western …

003 - Johnson, Benjamin - Escaping the Dark Gray City

November 6th, 2018

57:29

Conversation with Benjamin Johnson about his book "Escaping the Dark Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation," published in 2017 by Yale University Press. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of …

004 - Pyne, Stephen - Fire in the American West

December 12th, 2018

54:06

Conversation with Stephen Pyne about his books on Fire in the American West, recently and yet being published by The University of Arizona Press. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center …

005 - Tacey M. Atsitty - Rain Scald, Poems

January 28th, 2019

41:17

Conversation with Tacey M. Atsitty about "Rain Scald," her new collection of poetry recently published by the University of New Mexico Press. The …

006 - Flannery Burke - A Land Apart: The Southwest and the Nation in the 20th Century

February 15th, 2019

57:06

Conversation with Flannery Burke about her book "A Land Apart: The Southwest and the Nation in the Twentieth Century," published by the University of Arizona Press in 2017. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production …

007 - Terence Young - Heading Out, A History of American Camping

March 22nd, 2019

1:04:14

Conversation with Terence Young about his book "Heading Out: A History of American Camping," published by the Cornell University Press in 2017. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for …

008 - Beth Lew-Williams - The Chinese Must Go

April 12th, 2019

52:46

Conversation with Beth Lew-Williams about her 2018 book, "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America," …

009 - David A. Chang - Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration

May 15th, 2019

1:09:28

Conversation with David A. Chang about his award-winning book "The World and All Things Upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration," published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2016. The Writing Westward …

010 - John Branch - The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

June 21st, 2019

51:20

Conversation with John Branch about his book "The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West," published by the W. W. Norton in 2018. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for …

011 - Eric Perramond, Unsettled Waters

July 22nd, 2019

57:35

A conversation with Eric Perramond about water in the American West and his book, "Unsettled Waters: Rights, Law, and Identity in the American West," published by the California University Press in 2019. The Writing …

012 - Debra Gwartney - I Am a Stranger Here Myself

August 12th, 2019

52:31

A conversation with Debra Gwartney about her book "I Am a Stranger Here Myself," published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2019. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for …

013 - Leah Sottile - The Bundyville Podcast and Longform Western Journalism

September 18th, 2019

58:50

A conversation with Leah Sottile about her Bundyville podcast and longform journalism. Visit https://longreads.com/bundyville. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies …

015 Manu Karuka Empire's Tracks

November 1st, 2019

58:34

A conversation with Prof. Manu Karuka about his 2019 book, Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center …

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