The story of a mountain man’s struggles in the wild is an epic saga of survival and vengeance for the murder of his wife and unborn child. But do we really know who Liver Eating Johnson was or if the stories are even true. Our friends at Fatecrafter’s Audioblivious Productions and Pulp-Pourri Theater appear to help bring the story to life.
The six gun is perhaps the west’s most iconic hardware. In EP 20 we trace the origins of the revolver from it’s unlikely source of inspiration to the point at which it won the west. Along the way we’ll learn about the triumphs and tragedies that surround the developers of the six shooter as well as those who lived and died by the gun.
Nat Love is America’s best known cowboy of color. Born into slavery, he rose from pauper to author and along the way, shares a lifetime of adventure. Earning the nickname “Deadwood Dick,” Nat survives being captured by Indians, Buffalo stampedes other madcap encounters like trying to lasso a passing train. Nat overcomes his obstacles and writes himself into history as an America Icon.
Was the gunfight at the OK Corral fought over a woman? How did Josephine “Sadie” Marcus wind up in the center of that epic storm? Though there are many mysteries surrounding the final Mrs. Wyatt Earp, one thing that is certain is how she changed the Earp story forever. EP 17 is all about the mysterious woman of Tombstone: Josephine Marcus Earp.
They say the most successful relationships happen with a couple who share a common interest. Doc Holliday was a quick tempered, hair triggered, card hustler in the old west. His common law bride shared many of the same qualities. In this episode, we’ll learn a little about the woman behind one of the west’s most legendary figures. The story of Big Nose Kate is every bit as legendary. No matter how volatile their love life was, what some people may do for love will surprise you.
The true story of Wyatt Earp isn’t you’re probably familiar with. Thanks to Hollywood, Josephine Marcus and an author named Stuart Lake, what we think we know is that this famous lawman made his bones with the gunfight at the OK corral. But what really made Wyatt Earp famous may surprise you. It had nothing to do with gun play. Still, the true story of this American icon is no less fascinating. Wyatt Earp is featured in Episode 15.
The gunfight at the OK corral only lasted 30 seconds but two men associated with that brief battle would become the most widely recognized gunfighters of the wild west. So, why did it take 50 years for the the story to become legend and just who was this man we think we know named “Doc Holliday?” Find in EP 14 of the Drift & Ramble Podcast!
And we’re really excited about our Patreon page which is now live! Now you can help support our show and access exclusive content and our first exclusive episode is all about Doc Holliday! Details about Patreon and the exclusive episodes are available here.
In Episode 12, we’ll learn about the iconic gunfighter and lawman, Bat Masterson. He was Buffalo hunter, an accidental Indian fighter, a Dodge City Lawman, a US Deputy Marshall and – a close personal friend of Wyatt Earp, and President Theodore Roosevelt. Feared by men and irresistible to the ladies, he spent the first 30 some years of his life testing his mettle in the rough and tumble ways of the old west, then spent the next 30 years of his life as a celebrity sports writer and boxing aficionado. We’ll get a glimpse into this man’s life in the old west and how he transitioned as the old west began to fade from the spotlight.
Bat Masterson and “The Dodge City Peace Commission.” The eight men in this photo were: William H. Harris, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, William F. Petillon, Charles E. Bassett, Wyatt Earp, Michael Francis “Frank” McLean and Cornelius “Neil” Brown.
When “Phantly Roy Bean” heard about an opportunity to become a Justice Of The Peace, he volunteered immediately. Perhaps it wasn’t as altruistic a move as it seemed. He was already in his 50’s. If nothing else, Judge Roy Bean was a savvy businessman and shameless self-promoter. But soon, his cantankerous courtroom antics were the talk of the town. The living legend became known for his special kind of “law west of the Pecos.” In this episode, we’ll trace the origins of this surly Judge from his early days as a ladies man – on the opposite side of the law, to his odd fascination with a British actress. Best of all, we’ll have the cast from Audioblivious Productions help bring the story of Judge Roy Bean to life.
In EP 9, we get ready for Halloween with two gruesome stories: The Wendigo and Big Nose George… First Nation and Algonquin speaking peoples had a legend of a powerful, shape-shifting creature, born out of greed, who appeared with bitter cold with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. The “Wendigo” was documented as early as 1661 but eventually assigned to a medical diagnosis called “Wendigo Psychosis.” Was this an acknowledgement that Wendigos actually do exist? And could this be what happened to the Donner Party? Then we learn about the strange true tale of outlaw Big Nose George. Perhaps the best way to get to know him would be to walk a mile in his shoes…
Perhaps best of all are our special guests; Austin Beach, Drew Profit and Danielle Reis from Audioblivious Productions! These fine voice actors are the some of the cast from the hilarious Audio Drama Wynabego Warrior, The Tale Of John Waynnabe and many other great shows.