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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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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

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

022 - Maurice Crandall - These People Have Always Been a Republic

6/8/2020
A conversation with Professor Maurice Crandall about his book, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912 (University of North Carolina Press, 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 other podcast distribution apps...

Duration:01:05:48

021 - Robert Lee - Land-grab Universities

5/13/2020
A conversation with author Dr. Robert Lee about his High Country News article "Land-grab Universities" and companion website, landgrabu.org. 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...

Duration:01:11:39

020 - Miroslava Chávez-García - Migrant Longing

4/3/2020
A conversation with author Miroslava Chávez-García about her book, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2018). 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:00:47:42

019 - Monica Martinez - The Injustice Never Leaves You

3/16/2020
A conversation with author Monica Muñoz Martinez about her book, "The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas," published in 2018 by Harvard University Press. 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.

Duration:01:30:16

018 - Megan Kate Nelson - The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

2/7/2020
A conversation with writer and historian Megan Kate Nelson about her new book, "The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West" (Scribner Books, 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...

Duration:00:48:16

017 - Jack Nisbet - The Dreamer and the Doctor

1/24/2020
A conversation with author Jack Nisbet about his dual-biography, "The Dreamer and the Doctor: A Forest Lover and a Physician on the Edge of the Frontier," published in 2018 by Sasquatch Books. 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. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme...

Duration:00:48:23

016 - Frank Bergon - The New Old West

12/6/2019
A conversation with Frank Bergon about his 2019 collection of essays, "Two-Buck Chuck & The Marlboro Man: The New Old West." 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. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:51:10

015 Manu Karuka Empire's Tracks

11/1/2019
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 for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @...

Duration:00:52:56

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

9/18/2019
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 at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:56:59

012 - Debra Gwartney - I Am a Stranger Here Myself

8/12/2019
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 Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:48:34

011 - Eric Perramond, Unsettled Waters

7/22/2019
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 Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @...

Duration:01:04:42

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

6/21/2019
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 Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ http://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:47:25

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

5/15/2019
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 Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @...

Duration:01:04:42

008 - Beth Lew-Williams - The Chinese Must Go

4/12/2019
Conversation with Beth Lew-Williams about her 2018 book, "The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America," published by Harvard University Press in 2018. 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. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @...

Duration:00:51:08