A podcast about the histories, mysteries and folklore of the old west. Stories about outlaws and bandits, lawmen and American Indians. Campfire tales and few ghost stories, too. So saddle up or settle in for the Drift & Ramble Podcast. New episodes every second Sunday!
Alphabet by Leslie McMurtry
A slight diversion this episode as we present the story "Alphabet" written by Leslie McMurtry with original music by Katherine Seaton and narration by Sarah Golding.
One Eyed Charley
It took a lot of talent to drive a stage coach. Bandits, bad weather, lame horses and broken wheels were only half the battle. Just imagine how cranky customers could get bouncing around the countryside in wooden coach! One driver handled the task with such skill that they became a western legend during their own lifetime. But it was only after One Eyed Charley that real history was made.
Squirrel Tooth Alice
Say what you will about Squirrel Tooth Alice. She may have been the west's best known soiled dove, but she was also a business owner, a mother and proud proponent of Prairie Dogs. Special thanks to Rhiannon McAfee of Rex Rivetter Private Eye and to Austin Beach, Drew Profit and Mike Janson of Broken Bard Productions for appearing in this episode.
Thanks to Chris Enss and the book Wicked Women. Visit this link to learn more: https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Enss/e/B001H6IQ8E/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
Drift & Ramble REBOOTED
Some of you all were kind enough to contact me about doing more episodes. It really touched me to know how many people wanted to hear more of our little show. I figured, I may as well come clean about how I left things and let you know some new episodes are coming.
What did gold prospecting and hat making share in common in the days of the old west? Answer: Quicksilver! There was a reason that people used to say "mad as a hatter" to describe someone with mental illness. In this episode we venture close to madness and one possible cause for the odd behavior of our fictional friends Lester Creek and Bradford Miller.
Wild Bill hangs up his Badge written by Robert W. Tinsley
Robert wrote, cast, directed and produced this entire episode and there's a lot of talented people to thank for their part in putting this story together. Thanks to Greg McAfee, Commodore James, Pete Lutz, Ben Stevens, Alex Gilmour, Boyd Barrett, Karl A. Nordman, Lisa Rost-Welling, and Lonesome Heights (Be sure check out his page and video of the music he sent us!) And be sure to listen to check out the podcast American West History & Lore for more stories of the American West!