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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 knowledge and understanding of the American West. Dr. Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Histories project, and author of the award-winning 2018 book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands

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 knowledge and understanding of the American West. Dr. Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Histories project, and author of the award-winning 2018 book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands

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United States

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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 knowledge and understanding of the American West. Dr. Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Histories project, and author of the award-winning 2018 book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands

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@writingwest

Language:

English


Episodes

041 - Corinna Cook - Leavetakings

5/13/2022
A conversation with Corinna Cook about her collection, "Leavetakings: Essays" (University of Alaska Press, 2020). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing...

Duration:01:05:08

040 - Sarah Deutsch - Making a Modern U.S. West

4/27/2022
A conversation with Sarah Deutsch about her book, "Making a Modern U.S. West: The Contested Terrain of a Region and Its Borders, 1898-1940" (University of Nebraska Press, 2022). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution...

Duration:01:01:28

039 - Sara Humphreys - Manifest Destiny 2.0, Genre Trouble in Game Worlds

3/11/2022
A conversation with Sara Humphreys about her book, "Manifest Destiny 2.0: Genre Trouble in Game Worlds (University of Nebraska Press, 2021). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd...

Duration:00:59:54

038 - James McGrath Morris - Tony Hillerman, A Life

2/4/2022
A conversation with James McGrath Morris about his new biography, "Tony Hillerman: A Life" (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and...

Duration:01:03:54

037 - Ryanne Pilgeram - Pushed Out

1/31/2022
A conversation with Ryanne Pilgeram about her new book, "Pushed Out: Contested Development and Rural Gentrification in the US West," published by the University of Washington Press in 2021. The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast...

Duration:00:51:21

036 - Andrea Ross - Unnatural Selection

8/9/2021
A conversation with Andrea Ross about her new book, Unnatural Selection: A Memoir of Adoption and Wilderness (CavanKerry Press, 2021). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center...

Duration:00:41:54

035 - Erika Wolters & Brent Steel - The Environmental Politics & Policy of Western Public Lands

7/2/2021
A conversation with Erika Wolters and Brent Steel about their edited collection "The Environmental Politics & Policy of Western Public Lands" (Oregon State University Press, 2020). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution...

Duration:00:45:27

035 - Erika Wolters & Brent Steel - The Environmental Politics & Policy of Western Public Lands

7/2/2021
A conversation with Erika Wolters and Brent Steel about their edited collection "The Environmental Politics & Policy of Western Public Lands" (Oregon State University Press, 2020). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution...

Duration:00:45:27

034 - Benjamin Hoy - A Line of Blood and Dirt

6/1/2021
A conversation with historian Benjamin Hoy about his book "A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands" (Oxford University Press, 2021). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast...

Duration:00:38:32

033 - Steven L. Peck - King Leere in a Post-Apocalyptic West

5/7/2021
A conversation with Steven L. Peck about his novel "The Tragedy of King Leere, Goatherd of the La Sals" (By Common Consent Press, 2019). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd...

Duration:00:32:02

032 - Tiffany Midge - Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's

4/16/2021

Duration:00:43:13

031 - Susan Lee Johnson - Writing Kit Carson

3/1/2021
A conversation with Prof. Susan Lee Johnson about her new book, Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West (University of North Carolina Press. 2020). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms....

Duration:00:42:53

030 - Janne Lahti - The American West and the World

2/4/2021
A conversation with Dr. Janne Lahti about his book The American West and the World: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives (Routledge: 2019). The Writing Westward Podcast is produced and hosted by Prof. Brenden W. Rensink (www.bwrensink.org) for the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU...

Duration:00:45:03

029 - James Skillen - This Land is My Land

1/12/2021
A conversation with Dr. James R. Skillen about his book "This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West" (Oxford University Press, 2020). The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on...

Duration:00:47:22

028 - Bathsheba Demuth - Floating Coast

12/16/2020
A conversation with Dr. Bathsheba Demuth about her book Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait (WW Norton, 2019). Explore more at http://www.brdemuth.com. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd...

Duration:00:49:35

027 - Barney Scout Mann - Journeys North

11/13/2020
A conversation with hiker and author Barney Scout Mann about his book "Journeys North: The Pacific Crest Trail" (Mountaineer Books, 2020). Learn more about Mann at www.barneyscoutmann.com. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow...

Duration:00:52:18

026 - Sherry L. Smith, Bohemians West

10/23/2020
A conversation with Sherry L. Smith about her book Bohemians West: Free Love, Family, and Radicals in Twentieth Century America (Hey Day Books, 2020). Explore more at www.sherrylsmith.com. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow...

Duration:00:27:25

025 - Dewey, O'Brien, & Powell - Great Plains Weather, Bison, & Birds

9/4/2020
A conversation with Kenneth F. Dewey, Dan O'Brien, and Larkin Powell about their books in the University of Nebraska Press "Discover the Great Plains" series, Great Plains Weather (2019), Great Plains Bison (2017), and Great Plains Birds (2019). The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and...

Duration:01:05:27

024 - Justin Farrell - Billionare Wilderness

8/21/2020
A conversation with sociologist Justin Farrell about his book, "Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West" (Princeton University Press, 2020). The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU...

Duration:00:44:31

023 - Jeff Metcalf - Back Cast, Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters

7/21/2020
A discussion about the late Jeff Metcalf 's book, "Back Cast: Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters," published by the University of Utah Press in 2018, along with a handful of experiences from host Brenden Rensink. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps...

Duration:00:27:55