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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

NEZ PERCÉ WAR Ep. 4 | “Thunder In The Mountains”

12/7/2022
The Nez Percé are on the run. They cross the Bitterroot Mountains and arrive in Montana. They believe they have left their troubles behind and can start fresh in a new territory. But they soon learn the truth. They are shunned, and sometimes betrayed, by their friends. A new American army unit joins the hunt from an unexpected direction and it clashes with the Nez Percé in a high mountain valley. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons:...

Duration:00:29:28

NEZ PERCÉ WAR Ep. 3 | “Battle of Clearwater”

11/30/2022
A few days after the Battle of White Bird Canyon, an army unit attacks a Nez Percé village. After the fight, the army unit becomes trapped at an abandoned ranch by the advancing Nez Percé column. The smaller fights lead to a two-day battle along the banks of the Clearwater River. The aftermath forces the Nez Percé to make a monumental choice in their pursuit of freedom. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+...

Duration:00:29:31

NEZ PERCÉ WAR Ep. 2 | “A Hornet’s Nest”

11/23/2022
In the summer of 1876, the murder of a Nez Percé man nearly starts the war. The following summer, a series of attacks by the Nez Percé against settlers who had invaded their homeland pushes the conflict over the edge. Two days of bloody attacks leads to the first battle between soldiers and warriors, and the home for peace is all but gone. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+ for ad-free episodes and...

Duration:00:31:34

NEZ PERCÉ WAR Ep. 1 | “50 Years of Peace”

11/16/2022
For about 50 years, there was relative peace in the U.S. and the Nez Percé. There were outbreaks of violence, like the Whitman Massacre, but not the continual warfare that existed between the U.S. army and other tribes. Tensions rose dramatically in the 1850s and 1860s when the U.S. proposed treaties that were designed to take nearly all Nez Percé land. By 1863, five bands of the Nez Percé were rebelling against the treaties and set the stage for the Nez Percé War. Join Black Barrel+ for...

Duration:00:32:47

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT

11/9/2022
Here is the official announcement of Chris’s book — “Summer of 1876: Outlaws, Lawmen, and Legends In The Season That Defined The American West.” It will be released June 13, 2023, from St. Martin’s Press, but PRE ORDERS available now! Use the link below to reserve your copy today… https://read.macmillan.com/lp/summer-of-1876/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:04:18

TOM HORN Ep. 6 | “The Murder of Willie Nickell”

10/26/2022
In July of 1901, 14-year-old Willie Nickell is found dead near his family’s farm. Residents of southern Wyoming are outraged, but there are very few leads in the case. The investigation begins to focus on Tom Horn, and lawmen will need a creative plan to trap him. A deputy U.S. marshal and a district attorney devise a strategy to his Tom’s own words against him, and they finally deliver justice. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join...

Duration:00:35:02

TOM HORN Ep. 5 | “The Hunt for Butch and Sundance”

10/19/2022
Tom moves back to Wyoming near the same time that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid organize the last major train robbery of the Old West. Tom joins the manhunt for the most wanted fugitives in America, but the only result is that he becomes associated with four more murders. As bad as that fiasco is, it’s nothing compared to what happens next… Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+ for ad-free episodes and...

Duration:00:32:28

TOM HORN Ep. 4 | “Have Gun - Will Travel”

10/12/2022
Tom Horn and his employer are infuriated by the results of a cattle rustling case. Shortly thereafter, a small rancher is murdered. Then another is murdered. Tom Horn becomes the primary suspect, but charging Tom with a crime is easier said than done. After the murders, Tom returns to Arizona to allow the heat to die down. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons....

Duration:00:32:00

TOM HORN Ep. 3 | “The Johnson County War”

10/5/2022
Tom Horn helps recruit a mercenary army on behalf of the cattle barons and they kill two men outside Buffalo, Wyoming. The mercenaries meet their match when the sheriff recruits a posse to oppose the cattle barons. After the war cools down, Tom starts working directly for the cattle barons and begins investigating a prominent cattle rustler in southern Wyoming. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+ for...

TOM HORN Ep. 2 | “Pinkerton Detective”

9/28/2022
After Tom helps track some horse thieves, he receives a recommendation to join the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. He heads north to Colorado, and before long, he and the agency learn of a range war in Johnson County, Wyoming. The violence is escalating, and Tom Horn is the perfect man to go undercover. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons. Click the Noiser+...

Duration:00:28:00

TOM HORN Ep. 1 | “Arizona Wars”

9/21/2022
Tom Horn battles through a rough childhood and then heads west like many young men of the era. He lands in Arizona and quickly finds himself embroiled in the Apache Wars and the Pleasant Valley War. In that crucible, he begins to learn that he is good at a dark trade. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join Apple users join Noiser+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons. Click the Noiser+ banner on Apple or go to...

Duration:00:27:27

Introducing "Real Outlaws" from Noiser

9/7/2022
Ned Kelly is the model social bandit, an Australian legend without equal – even today he’s still considered a symbol of rebellion against the establishment. But what’s the truth behind the myth? We journey into the harsh bushland territories of Colonial Australia to see what happens when the forces of Imperial authority collide with a young man who won’t lie down, or accept the hand he’s been dealt. A Noiser production, written by Danny Marshall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:43:31

THREE GUARDSMEN Ep. 6 | Bill Tilghman: “The End of the Outlaws”

8/24/2022
As the battle raged between the U.S. Marshals and the Doolin-Dalton Gang, Tilghman narrowly missed a legendary – but tragic – shootout between the two sides. In the aftermath, an elite group of manhunters, including Tilghman, pursued the gang day and night. Tilghman had the honor of cornering Bill Doolin, but he would need Heck Thomas’s help to finally put an end to the “king of the outlaws.” Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join To...

Duration:00:29:26

THREE GUARDSMEN Ep. 5 | Bill Tilghman: “Dodge City Deputy”

8/17/2022
Bill Tilghman grew up idolizing Wild Bill Hickok. When Tilghman was 24, he became a full-time lawman in Dodge City during the peak of its wild years as one of the wickedest towns in the West. He worked with the Earp brothers and the Masterson brothers, and occasionally, Doc Holliday. And he lured Wyatt into a political fiasco known as the Gray County War before moving to Oklahoma and accepting a Deputy U.S. Marshal’s badge. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons:...

Duration:00:28:59

THREE GUARDSMEN Ep. 4 | Chris Madsen: “Oklahoma Lawman”

8/10/2022
One of the most dangerous jobs in Oklahoma Territory is that of a U.S. Marshal. After the Doolin-Dalton Gang robs a series of trains, Deputy Marshal Chris Madsen and his posse fought in deadly shootouts to stop the gang once and for all. There were casualties on both sides, but Madsen and the marshals prevailed. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join To advertise on this podcast, please email: sales@advertisecast.com For more...

Duration:00:28:06

THREE GUARDSMEN Ep. 3 | Chris Madsen: “Soldier of Fortune”

8/3/2022
Chris Madsen was a Danish immigrant with a colorful past, but one thing was certain: he loved action. When he moved to America, he joined the Fifth Cavalry and fought on the Northern Plains for nearly 15 years. Then, he traded his uniform for a Deputy U.S. Marshal badge and started chasing bandits across Oklahoma Territory. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join To advertise on this podcast, please email: sales@advertisecast.com For...

Duration:00:26:46

THREE GUARDSMEN Ep. 2 | Heck Thomas: “Tracking the Dalton Gang”

7/27/2022
The Dalton Gang plagued Oklahoma Territory in the early 1890s. After the disastrous Coffeyville Raid, the gang reformed as the Doolin-Dalton Gang, with Bill Doolin at the helm. The U.S. Marshals hired a legion of deputies, including Chris Madsen and Bill Tilghman, to bring down the gang, and Heck Thomas dealt the final blow when he cornered Bill Doolin in 1896. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join To advertise on this podcast,...

Duration:00:27:47

THREE GUARDSMEN Ep. 1 | Heck Thomas: “Fort Worth Detective Association”

7/20/2022
Henry Thomas, Jr., better known as Heck Thomas, was a young lawman in Georgia before he caught what he called “a severe case of Texas fever.” He became an express messenger on a railroad and then a self-made detective. He squared off with notorious outlaws like Sam Bass and the Lee Brothers, and earned a reputation that led him to Oklahoma Territory as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join To advertise on this...

Duration:00:29:08

ENCORE I DODGE CITY Ep. 5: “The Last Hurrah”

6/29/2022
In Tombstone, Arizona, events lead Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. And then Wyatt and Doc seek further justice on the outlaws who attack Wyatt’s brothers. Wyatt’s posse ends up in Colorado where Bat Masterson intervenes to save their lives. And then Wyatt, Bat and several more lawmen from the old days return to Dodge City for days of tension known as the Dodge City War. Join Black Barrel+ for bingeable seasons with no commercials:...

Duration:00:29:39

ENCORE I DODGE CITY Ep. 4: “The Battle of the Plaza”

6/22/2022
After a shocking murder in April 1878, another murder rocks Dodge City in October. Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and an all-star posse attempt to bring the killer to justice. A year later, Wyatt and Bat leave town for good. Bat gambles in Colorado, but he soon joins Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona. But Bat’s time in Tombstone is brief, as he finds himself called back to Dodge to save his younger brother. Join Black Barrel+ for bingeable seasons with no commercials: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join...

Duration:00:26:09