In the first podcast ever to be picked up to series from the Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, Dalton Wilcox, the self-described “Poet Laureate of the West”, will re-watch the classic TV show Bonanza! Dalton and his co-hosts, country music legend Mutt Taylor (Matt Gourley) and Biblical home and garden accessories entrepreneur and Bonanza superfan Amy Sleeverson (Maria Bamford) will welcome special guests each week for a deep dive into an episode of the beloved and enduring western series that, in Dalton’s words, “did more to teach people about the western lifestyle than anything else until me and my poems and stories came along”. High praise indeed. Hello friend, come on in, the gate is open wide - Bonanza!
Season 1, Episode 14: The Sisters
This week's guest is Merrill Markoe, legendary TV writer and the author of "We Saw Scenery"! Dalton, Mutt & Amy discuss her childhood watching Bonanza and the time she fell in love with a Nazi. Then they discuss episode 14 of Bonanza, "The Sisters," in which Adam and a saloon girl are spied on by a pervert horse.
Season 1, Episode 13: Vendetta
Dalton, Mutt & Amy welcome "True Detective" scribe Nic Pizzolatto to the show! He explains how writing is just "manipulating people with the alphabet," before luring Dalton into a conversation about bodysnatchers. Then they recap episode 13 of Bonanza, "Vendetta," in which Virginia City tries (poorly) to protect Ben from the murderous Morgan gang.
Season 1, Episode 12: The Hanging Posse
Dalton, Mutt & Amy welcome Rebecca Delgado Smith from The Alarmist podcast, and Amy plugs her "Blood Of Christ" small batch communion wine club. Then they recap episode 12 of Bonanza, "The Hanging Posse," in which Adam and Little Joe join a posse to track down a nice man, a sick man and a psychopath.
Season 1, Episode 11: The Truckee Strip
Bonanas For Bonanza returns, and Dalton, Mutt and Amy are joined by an incredibly special guest: the son of Hoss Cartwright himself, Dirk Blocker! They discuss Michael Landon's insatiable love of money, and which members of the Bonanza cast are secretly bald. Then, they recap episode 11 of Bonanza, "The Truckee Strip," in which a story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families brings out Mutt's love of the Bard.
Bonanas For Bonanza Season 2 Announcement
Dalton, Mutt, and Amy will return October 12th to Earwolf and Stitcher Premium!
Season 1, Episode 10: The Magnificent Adah
Dalton, Mutt and Amy are joined by a very special guest this week: Sugar Cane (Carl Tart), the designer of every suit worn on Bonanza! He's not one to gossip but he will share Michael Landon's crotch measurements. Then, they recap episode 10 of Bonanza, "The Magnificent Adah," in which Hoss gets confused by a poster of a naked woman.
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Golden banter. Such great listening and characters. Huge fan of Andy Daly and everyone involved. Maria Branford is legit genius.