The West Is Still Wild
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 639
- Sep 3, 2020 6:00 pm
- 52:45 mins
Just How Wild Is the West Today? Guest: Ian Neligh, author, “Spurred West: Rogues, Treasure Seekers, Bounty Hunters, & Colorful Characters Past and Present” How wild is the West today? Neligh took a year to study whether there were still any vestiges of the Wild West left. He found gunslinging competitions, bounty hunters, and a school for mountain men. Meet the people who are keeping the West wild. The Whole Dern Load Guest: Waddie Mitchell, cowboy poet When he was a teenager, Mitchell had to board in town to attend school, and he realized how much he wanted to be back on the ranch. He preserves that rural lifestyle and its lessons in his cowboy poetry. If you ever want to catch him performing live, keep your eyes peeled for a cowboy poetry gathering. But tune in now to hear him perform a couple favorites for us.