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Legends of the Old West

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Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all the people and events that shaped the American West.

Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all the people and events that shaped the American West.

Location:

Phoenix, Arizona

Description:

Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all the people and events that shaped the American West.

Language:

English


Episodes

BILLY THE KID Ep. 1 | “Henry Antrim alias Kid”

4/14/2021
A mischievous boy becomes a petty thief. The petty thief becomes a drifter. The drifter becomes a killer. The mysterious and scattered life of Henry McCarty begins in the American West. Thanks to Firebee Honey for sponsoring the show! Buy Spicy Honey at firebeehoney.com/oldwest and get 15% off an order of two or more bottles. Thanks Nutrisystem! Get 50% off at Nutrisystem.com/legends For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re...

Duration:00:32:17

UPDATE | Season 1 and the new project!

4/7/2021
Season 1 has been remastered! Scroll back through the episodes on your podcast app and relive the stories in their new and improved versions. And, the reveal of the mysterious project about the Old West that was teased in the previous update... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:07:14

FRONTLINE WOMEN Ep. 2 | “From the WAAC to Nurses”

3/31/2021
In the second episode of the two-part documentary series, filmmaker Katrina Parks follows the stories of members of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps and nurses at outposts in the American Southwest. Also featured is a segment from the stage play “Fort Huachuca” by Ailema De Sousa. Visit Assertion Films at www.assertionfilms.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re @OldWestPodcast on...

Duration:00:25:54

FRONTLINE WOMEN Ep. 1 | “From Harvey Girls to the Navajo Ordnance Depot”

3/24/2021
Documentary filmmaker Katrina Parks brings a two-part miniseries to Legends of the Old West in honor of Women’s History Month. In episode one, Katrina traces the history of the Harvey Girls, who helped revolutionize the restaurant industry, from the Old West through World War II. She also covers stories of women who worked at the Navajo Ordnance Depot in the American Southwest. Visit Assertion Films at www.assertionfilms.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. For more details, visit...

Duration:00:27:21

UPDATE | Upcoming schedule

3/17/2021
Updates on the upcoming schedule, including the documentary miniseries Frontline Women and Billy the Kid! And, keep your fingers crossed — an exciting new project about the Old West might be in the works... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:28

BASS REEVES Ep. 4 | “Honor Until Death”

3/10/2021
WARNING: LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED. Bass Reeves investigates several brutal murders while he also deals with repeated tragedies in his personal life. Reeves’ duties change as the times, territories, and attitudes change around him at the dawn of the 20th century. But he remains a revered and respected lawman until the very end. Thanks to Firebee Honey for sponsoring the show! Buy Spicy Honey at firebeehoney.com/oldwest and get 15% off an order of two or more bottles. Join Black Barrel+ for...

Duration:00:29:29

BASS REEVES Ep. 3 | “Court of the Damned”

3/3/2021
As Bass Reeves and other deputies haul in loads of prisoners, the conditions in the Fort Smith jail become hellish even beyond the poor standards of the day. The Western District court, and “Hanging Judge” Parker, quickly become feared throughout the West. Then Reeves tangles with a gang of horse thieves and then settles the score with an old enemy in dramatic fashion. Thanks to Firebee Honey for sponsoring the show! Buy Spicy Honey at firebeehoney.com/oldwest and get 15% off an order of two...

Duration:00:26:02

BASS REEVES Ep. 2 | “The Dead Line”

2/24/2021
In the 1880s, outlaws taunt lawmen who pursue them into the wilds of Indian Territory. But Bass Reeves becomes a respected lawman despite the danger. Sometimes he uses disguises and clever plans to catch outlaws. Other times, as in the case of notorious killer Jim Webb, he has no choice but to use a gun. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media...

Duration:00:22:51

BASS REEVES Ep. 1 | “Deputy U.S. Marshal”

2/17/2021
Bass Reeves begins life as a slave, then fights in the Civil War, and then flees into Indian Territory to live as a free man. His skills as a tracker and a sharpshooter, along with his knowledge of the territory, make him an ideal candidate for the marshal service. Soon-to-be-famous Judge Isaac Parker swears in Reeves as a deputy based out of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website...

Duration:00:23:23

FRANK HAMER Ep. 4 | “The Hunt for Bonnie & Clyde”

1/27/2021
After Frank leaves the Rangers during a second term for “Ma” Ferguson, he accepts the mission that will secure his legendary status: the manhunt for the infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. Special thanks to our sponsor, BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/oldwest to receive 10% off your first month. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re...

Duration:00:30:06

FRANK HAMER Ep. 3 | “Enemies”

1/20/2021
Later in Frank’s career, he begins a long-running dispute with the notoriously corrupt governor of Texas, “Ma” Ferguson. Frank takes on several assignments, including the hunt for a deadly bomber and the search for an imposter who poses as none other than Frank Hamer. Special thanks to our sponsor, BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/oldwest to receive 10% off your first month. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit...

Duration:00:29:49

FRANK HAMER Ep. 2 | “Lynch Mobs”

1/13/2021
Early in Frank’s career, his Ranger unit deals with racial violence in East Texas. Frank uses patience, quick thinking, and courage to outwit lynch mobs. Special thanks to our sponsor, BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/oldwest to receive 10% off your first month. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re @OldWestPodcast on Facebook,...

Duration:00:26:39

FRANK HAMER Ep. 1 | “The Kid from Wilson County”

1/6/2021
As a young man, Frank Hamer hones his skills as a tracker and a marksman, and uses them to catch horse thieves and earn himself a spot in the prestigious Texas Rangers. Special thanks to our sponsor, BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/oldwest to receive 10% off your first month. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re @OldWestPodcast on...

Duration:00:26:18

CRAIG JOHNSON INTERVIEW | “Next To Last Stand”

12/23/2020
We welcome New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson back to the show for our annual conversation about his latest novel in the Walt Longmire mystery series. This interview covers his 2020 release titled “Next To Last Stand” from Penguin Random House publishers. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re @OldWestPodcast on Facebook,...

Duration:00:29:29

WHISKEY Ep. 2 | Virginia City: “The Big Bonanza”

12/16/2020
The early discoveries of gold and silver near Virginia City, Nevada were big, but the second boom was legendary. The Comstock Lode produced more valuable ore in its heyday than any other place on Earth. Hear stories of the four “Bonanza Kings” who became some of the richest men in the world, and more tales of the unique saloon culture in the hottest boomtown in America. In collaboration with the Whiskey Lore podcast from Travel Fuels Life. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable...

Duration:00:38:52

WHISKEY Ep. 1 | Virginia City: “Writers & Miners”

12/9/2020
Virginia City, Nevada exploded onto the scene in the early 1860s with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, veins of gold and silver that were some of the richest in history. The boomtown attracted a young man who became one of the most famous authors in American literature: Mark Twain. Hear about Twain’s adventures and the early days of saloon life in the first of two collaborative episodes. In collaboration with the Whiskey Lore podcast from Travel Fuels Life. Join Black Barrel+ for early...

Duration:00:39:43

UPDATE | Delayed (for a fun reason)

12/2/2020
We received a fun offer from a major TV show to do a promotional giveaway on the podcast, so we had to delay the release of the next season on BBM+ for a week. Please listen for the full update. Thank you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:34

BUTCH & SUNDANCE Ep. 4 | “Bolivia”

11/18/2020
Butch and Sundance travel to South America to outrun the Pinkertons and they take Sundance’s girlfriend, Etta Place, with them. They live peacefully for a short time, but the Pinkertons find them and force them to go on the run again. Butch and Sundance resume robbing banks until they’re finally cornered in a tiny village in the mountains of Bolivia. The final showdown leaves history with more questions than answers. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons:...

Duration:00:28:23

BUTCH & SUNDANCE Ep. 3 | “The Wild Bunch”

11/11/2020
Butch Cassidy becomes the leader of a gang known as the Wild Bunch, and Sundance becomes a key member of the outfit. The gang robs banks and trains, and with every heist, the members become more famous. Soon, the Pinkerton Detective Agency is on their trail, and Butch pitches a plan to flee to South America. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media...

Duration:00:29:33

BUTCH & SUNDANCE Ep. 2 | “Rustlers and Robbers”

11/4/2020
Bob Parker begins a rustling operation that contributes to the Johnson County War in Wyoming. He adopts the name Butch Cassidy and goes to trial for the alleged theft of a horse. Meanwhile, Sundance lives the life of a drifting cowboy until he robs his first train. Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, visit our website www.blackbarrelmedia.com and check out our social media pages. We’re @OldWestPodcast on Facebook,...

Duration:00:28:01