146 episodes

Paxton Holley and Michael May sit at the campfire to talk Westerns in film and other media.

Hellbent for Letterbox Michael May and Paxton Holley

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings

Paxton Holley and Michael May sit at the campfire to talk Westerns in film and other media.

    3 Godfathers (1948)

    3 Godfathers (1948)

    In this special holiday episode, Michael and Pax watch John Ford's adaptation of Peter B Kyne's Christmas Western novel, The Three Godfathers. Starring John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, and Harry Carey Jr.
    Pax also watches a variety of Christmas episodes of TV Westerns and Michael catches up on a spooky Western, From Hell to the Wild West (2017), as well as Walter Hill's new film, Dead for a Dollar.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Great Silence (1968)

    The Great Silence (1968)

    For this episode Mike and Pax put on their snow furs and galoshes to discuss this snowbound western by Sergio Corbucci, The Great Silence from 1968!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

    The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

    Michael and Pax stretch the definitions of both Western and Horror in this second Halloween pick, The Valley of Gwangi starring James Franciscus, Gila Golan, and Richard Carlson. And with visual effects by Ray Harryhausen.
    But their Westernin' picks this month are full on horror-related as Pax reads Tim Seeley, Aaron Campbell, and Jim Terry's vampire comic West of Sundown, and Michael watches Sam Shepard's Western ghost story Silent Tongue and the super cheesy Teenage Monster.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Pale Door (2020)

    The Pale Door (2020)

    For the first of our spooky Halloween double feature, Mike and Pax discuss the newer cowboys vs witches horror wester, The Pale Door from 2020.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Frisco Kid (1979)

    The Frisco Kid (1979)

    Michael, Pax, and Shawn Robare travel with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford in Robert Aldrich's The Frisco Kid.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tin Star (1957)

    Tin Star (1957)

    On this episode Mike and Pax are joined by Shawn Robare to discuss the Anthony Mann western Tin Star (1957) starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Ethan McGuire Collins ,

Beware Cookie

Michael and Pax have an obvious and diverse love of the Western genre.

USMC3037 ,

Good, but Cautious about the Wokeness

I recently found this podcast and like it very much, but I am hesitant about the occasional woke interjections. They don’t go as far as those other dbags of the Cinefiles. Putting things into context is fine, but the woke guilt whining of the Cinefiles guys made me turn them off. I hope these fellas keep up the good work.

Lord Bowler 2k3 ,

Best Western Podcast I've found!

This is a great Western podcast! I love westerns and have no one to share my thoughts with regarding good and bad westerns. Even some bad westerns have their moments. Michael and Paxton has had some great guests appearrances and are well informed about the westerns they talk about. Also, in each episode they talk about other things they are "westerning", including TV, comics, games, books, etc. A great way to expand your knowledge of westerns and explore westerns in other mediums!

The episodes will not bore you as they provide enough to interest you for an hour to an hour and a half! I've discovered some excellent westerns that I've never seen and I thought I'd seen all of the best westerns!

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