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RED CLOUD'S WAR | "Warning Signs"

In the summer of 1866, an untested colonel leads a battalion of infantry onto the High Plains. His mission is to open the Bozeman Trail and build a series of forts in the Powder River Country. Red Cloud issues a declaration of war to protect his cherished hunting grounds and begins a campaign of harassment that takes a heavy toll on on the soldiers. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


RED CLOUD'S WAR | "Fighting Season"

After hearing the story of the Sand Creek Massacre, Red Cloud makes his first coordinated attacks on army outposts on the High Plains. In response, the U.S. Army sends thousands of troopers in pursuit of Red Cloud. They surprise him in his camp, but then the soldiers learn the hard lessons of a fighting season on the frontier. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


RED CLOUD'S WAR | "The Road to Sand Creek"

Red Cloud rises from an obscure child with an alcoholic father to war chief of the Oglala band of the Lakota. As white civilization begins to destroy the Lakota way of life, he calls for war. But older chiefs urge patience. Then the Sand Creek Massacre happens and the march toward war begins. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


RED CLOUD'S WAR | Introduction

Red Cloud was the most feared and respected war chief on the northern plains in the 1860s. He watched the Lakota way of life crumble as the American nation expanded west. He built an unprecedented Native coalition. In 1865, he began to fight back. In 1866, he declared war.


JESSE JAMES | "The Coward"

Season Three Finale... Three years after the Northfield raid, Jesse assembles a new gang to resume his career as a robber, but he quickly spirals downward into paranoia and suspicion. One by one, the new gang members fall as the law closes in on Jesse. A young man named Robert Ford brings the story to an end, and truly launches the legend. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


JESSE JAMES | "Northfield — The Manhunt"

The Northfield raid was a disaster, and now the surviving members of the James-Younger gang face a desperate struggle to escape Minnesota. Hundreds of men chase them through the countryside until the outlaws are forced to make hard choices about their futures. They display extraordinary stamina as they outrun nearly all of the lawmen on their trails. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


JESSE JAMES | "Northfield: All Hell"

The story of the catastrophic Northfield Raid begins... the James-Younger gang travels to Minnesota hoping for an easy score. Instead, they get shot to pieces by the townsfolk of Northfield while attempting to rob the First National Bank. It's the turning point for the gang. In the aftermath, nothing will be the same. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


JESSE JAMES | "Burn It Down"

The Pinkerton Detective Agency attacks the James family farm, but the ambush has terrible consequences and Jesse vows revenge. Jesse and Frank marry their longtime sweethearts and move out of Missouri for the first time, but they return to rob a train at Rocky Cut. The blowback from the robbery forces them out of their safe zone and leads directly to their fateful trip to Minnesota. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


JESSE JAMES | "Confederate Avengers"

The James brothers partner with the Youngers to begin their careers robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches. As their fame rises, so does the death toll when the Pinkerton Detective Agency assigns agents to bring them down. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


JESSE JAMES | "American Outlaw"

In the aftermath of the Civil War, the South was in ruins. The leaders of the Missouri guerillas were dead. Jesse James and his older brother, Frank, rose to prominence and began their careers as killers and thieves... and a Kansas City newspaperman began a campaign to turn them into heroes. For more details, visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com


JESSE JAMES | Introduction

Jesse James might be the most legendary outlaw who ever lived. He robbed banks, trains and stagecoaches from Missouri to West Virginia and Alabama to Minnesota. He achieved unparalleled fame and it ultimately led to his downfall. This is a five-part series beginning November 11, 2018 on the life and career of Jesse James. For more details, visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com Jesse James theme song by The Mighty Orq Music from Pond5.com


Legends Interview: Craig Johnson — "Depth of Winter"

Craig Johnson is back. He the New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries that are the basis for the Netflix show, "Longmire," and he recently joined the show for a second time while on tour to promote his newest novel, "Depth of Winter." We also talked about the annual Longmire Days festival in Wyoming and the origins of his book tours (hint: it involves a motorcycle road trip).


Introducing INFAMOUS AMERICA | Season One: "Salem"

There are people whose names will live forever in American history: John Wilkes Booth, Benedict Arnold, Bonnie and Clyde. There are robberies, manhunts, prison riots and unexplained phenomena that are still debated today. We'll journey through all of them on this show. In Season One, we'll tell the story of the Salem Witch Trials. This isn't the version you learned in history class... Visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com for more details and to subscribe.


TOMBSTONE | Interview: Don Taylor & Mayor Dusty Escapule

In the final episode of Season Two, you'll hear from Tombstone city historian Don Taylor and Tombstone mayor Dusty Escapule. Don talks about the early days of the city; the fires that ripped through town in the 1880s; the gunfight at the O.K. Corral; and many more. Mayor Escapule's great grandfather was an early resident of Tombstone and there has been a member of his family in town every since. And, Mayor Escapule's great grandfather is the man most often confused with Doc Holliday. You'll...


TOMBSTONE | Jeff Guinn Interview

Author Jeff Guinn wrote the New York Times bestseller, "The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral — And How It Changed the American West." He joined the show to dissect the most famous gunfight in the Old West.


TOMBSTONE | The Reckoning

In the season finale, Wyatt Earp takes the law into his own hands. He forms a posse that includes Doc Holliday and begins a quest to destroy the Cowboys. His pursuit becomes front page news across the country as newspapers begin to call it the "Arizona Vendetta." When it's all over, three Cowboys are dead; Wyatt and Doc are some of the most famous men in America; and they can never set foot in Arizona again. Sound Effects: Pond 5 FreeSFX Music: Original sound and music by Robb...


TOMBSTONE | Helldorado

In the aftermath of the gunfight, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday are taken to jail as they wait for a judge to decide if they should stand trial for murder. Newspapers fan the flames of chaos and ruin the reputations of the Earps. And the Earp family experiences its darkest moments when Virgil and Morgan are shot from ambush. Sound Effects: Pond 5 FreeSFX Music: Original sound and music by Robb Vallier "Theme" by The Mighty Orq "Long Ambient Soundscape" by Erick McNerney, courtesy of...


TOMBSTONE | The O.K. Corral

A stagecoach robbery sets in motion events that will lead to the collision of the Earps and the Cowboys. The Cowboys transform into an outlaw army that almost starts a war with Mexico. Tensions between the Earps and the Cowboys finally erupt in the most legendary gunfight of the American West. Sound Effects: Pond 5 FreeSFX Music: Original sound and music by Robb Vallier "Theme" by The Mighty Orq "Echo Backrop" by Erick McNerney, courtesy of Pond 5



Wyatt Earp and his brothers arrive in Tombstone, and immediately clash with the Clantons and McLaurys. Doc Holliday journeys to Tombstone and quickly makes enemies with important businessmen. Curly Bill Brocius kills Tombstone's first town marshal. Sound Effects: Pond 5 FreeSFX Music: Original sound and music by Robb Vallier "Theme" by The Mighty Orq "Dust Bowl" by Brian Wayy, courtesy of Pond 5 "Endless Road" by Brian Wayy, courtesy of Pond 5 "Nostalgic Cinematic Piano" by...


TOMBSTONE | All That Glitters

Wyatt Earp earns a reputation as a peace officer in the tough cowtowns of Kansas before his brother Virgil entices him to move west. Doc Holliday begins a promising career as a dentist in Georgia before tuberculosis, and possibly darker troubles, drive him out of the South. Holliday and the Earps converge on a mining camp called Tombstone in the Arizona desert with dreams of making their fortunes. Sound Effects: https://www.freesfx.co.uk/ Pond 5 Music: Original sound and music by Robb...