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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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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

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English


Episodes

053 - Melissa L. Sevigny - Brave the Wild River

5/23/2023
A conversation with Melissa L. Sevigny about their book "Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon" (W. W. Norton, 2023). 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 Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:56:18

052 - Bryce Andrews - Holding Fire: A Reckoning with the American West

4/3/2023
A conversation with Bryce Andrews about their book, "Holding Fire: A Reckoning with the American West" (Mariner Books, Harper Collins imprint, 2023). 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 Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:55:17

051 - Craig Childs - Tracing Time, Seasons of Rock Art on the Colorado Plateau

3/17/2023
A conversation with Craig Childs about their book, "Tracing Time: Seasons of Rock Art on the Colorado Plateau" (Torrey House 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 apps and platforms. 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:01:11:05

050 - Anne F. Hyde - Born of Lakes and Plains, Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West

2/10/2023
A conversation with Anne F. Hyde about her book, "Born of Lakes and Plains, Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West" (W. W. Norton, 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 apps and platforms. 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:01:08:59

049 - Timothy Bowman - You Will Never Be One of Us - Rural Roots of Radical Conservatism

1/13/2023
A conversation with Timothy Paul Bowman about his book "You Will Never be One of Us: A Teacher, A Texas Town, and the Rural Roots of Radical Conservatism (University of Oklahoma 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 apps and platforms. 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:01:11:38

048 - Alaina E. Roberts - I've Been Here All the While - Black Freedom on Native Land

12/9/2022
A conversation with Prof. Alaina E. Roberts about her book, "I've Been Here All the While - Black Freedom on Native Land" (University of Pennsylvania 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 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:00:48:53

047 - Cameron Blevins - Paper Trails

11/4/2022
A conversation with Prof. Cameron Blevins about his recent book, "Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West" (Oxford University Press, 2021), and his associated digital history and mapping website, gossamernetwork.com. 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 Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:58:53

046 - Kevin Waite - West of Slavery

10/26/2022
A conversation with historian Kevin Waite about his award-winning book, "West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire" (University of North Carolina 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 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:00:55:13

045 - Josh Garrett-Davis - What is a Western?

9/9/2022
A conversation with Josh Garrett-Davis about his essay collection, "What is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination" (University of Oklahoma 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 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:01:03:57

044 - Robert Chaney - The Grizzly in the Driveway

8/31/2022
A conversation with Robert Chaney about is book, "The Grizzly in the Driveway: The Return of Bears to a Crowded American West" (University of Washington 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 Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:56:30

043 - Christian S. Harrison - All the Water the Law Allows

7/1/2022
A conversation with historian Christian S. Harrison about his book, "All the Water the Law Allows: Las Vegas and Colorado River Politics" (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021). 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 Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:01:00:16

042 - Jon T. Coleman - Nature Shock, Getting Lost in America

6/10/2022
A conversation with Jon T. Coleman about his book, "Nature Shock: Getting Lost in America" (Yale 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 apps and platforms. 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:01:00:43

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 Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

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 apps and platforms. 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: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 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:00:59:54

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 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: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 distribution apps and platforms. 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:00:51:21

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 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:00:41:54

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 apps and platforms. 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.comThe 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 Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

Duration:00:45:27

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