57 episodes

An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each 13-episode season unpacks a new topic in fresh format and style. Presented and executive produced by Aaron Mahnke.
Season 1: "Sideshow", is all about the history behind one of America's most bizarre institutions, the traveling sideshow.

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An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each 13-episode season unpacks a new topic in fresh format and style. Presented and executive produced by Aaron Mahnke.
Season 1: "Sideshow", is all about the history behind one of America's most bizarre institutions, the traveling sideshow.

    The Wild West 13: Hollywood

    The Wild West 13: Hollywood

    We didn’t become fascinated with the Wild West until Hollywood gave us gunfights at high noon and heroic outlaws. 


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    • 32 min
    The Wild West 12: Outlaws

    The Wild West 12: Outlaws

     When we think of the Wild West, we conjure up certain characters in our imaginations. But none are more iconic than the outlaw.


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    • 24 min
    The Wild West 11: Gender in the West

    The Wild West 11: Gender in the West

    Hollywood portrays the Wild West as a tough man’s world. Yet, there were some who refused to be labeled. 


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    • 25 min
    The Wild West 10: Women’s Work

    The Wild West 10: Women’s Work

    The post office has a saying about mail delivery in all kinds of weather. Meet Mary, a mail carrier in the West whose story is nothing short of a Western novel. 


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    • 24 min
    The Wild West 9: Doomtowns

    The Wild West 9: Doomtowns

    Gold. New lives. Second chances. The West provided many opportunities. But conquering the land often came at a high cost. Here’s the story of one of the most well-known families on the frontier: the Ingalls. 
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    The Wild West 8: Transit

    The Wild West 8: Transit

     Getting from East to West was difficult, especially for those who chose the Oregon Trail. Survival meant timing their passage and path just right. Those who didn’t served as a dire warning to others.  


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
764 Ratings

764 Ratings

ClarksArt ,

Love ALL His Podcasts!

Aaron is an awesome vocal presence and storyteller!

catgirlgreekgeeksoutherngirl ,

❤️ the shows!!!!!!! But…….

OK I absolutely love his shows, but I feel like Robin Minter on her parts of the show. She mostly talks about like politics and other kind of stuff like that and it’s always a bit of a stretch can to connect it to the episode like for example when they did the episode on lobotomies, she went straight into something entirely else it was just, yeah. Otherwise love love love love love shows

Aveeno Active Natural ,

Kinda felt really biased

It sounded like a cool show but it really is at the heart of it hating on white people. Another thing is in the Wild West Gender episode where Aaron is talking about this native dude and his place in society, at first he explains that the native was referred to by she her pronouns and he him pronouns and that the Spanish were confused by this, but then Aaron Menke proceeds to put our understanding of gender on something that is not our culture and that even the historian said that’s not what that is. So I don’t think I really enjoyed the show. I liked Lore but I did not enjoy this one with the very blatant disregard of white people and then they judging of someone else’s gender that you did not personally know and then place your cultures expectations of gender on their cultures expectations of gender. I preferred it when the shows were unbiased, and not leaning on entirely one isle of the politics in history whenever everyone has done something bad.

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