232 episodes

Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all the people and events that shaped the American West.

Legends of the Old West Black Barrel Media

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Wyatt Earp, Jesse James, and Butch and Sundance. Lakota, Comanche and Apache. Wars, gunfights and robberies. This show covers the toughest lawmen, the wildest outlaws, and the deadliest towns — all the people and events that shaped the American West.

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    OUTLAWS | Sam Bass: “Indiana Cowboy”

    OUTLAWS | Sam Bass: “Indiana Cowboy”

    Sam Bass began life as a typical farm boy in the midwestern United States. But as he grew older, and experienced more than his fair share of family tragedy, he dreamed of becoming a Texas cowboy. After a detour through Mississippi, he made it to Texas and started living his dream. He experienced exactly one cattle drive to Kansas before he decided there must be easier ways to make money.
     
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    • 31 min
    OUTLAWS | Sam Bass: “Black Hills Bandit”

    OUTLAWS | Sam Bass: “Black Hills Bandit”

    Sam Bass and his business partner, Joel Collins, travel to Deadwood to find their fortunes, but their attempts to make legitimate money end in failure. They believe they have choice but to embrace the outlaw life. They assemble a crew and start robbing stagecoaches… only to discover that they’re miserable stagecoach robbers. But when they reach the peak of desperation, they decide to rob a train. And in the process, they become historically lucky.
     
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    • 31 min
    OUTLAWS | Sam Bass: “Texas Outlaw”

    OUTLAWS | Sam Bass: “Texas Outlaw”

    After the historic success of the Big Springs robbery, Sam Bass returns to Texas. He builds a new gang and continues his robbery spree. But now that he is a wanted criminal in Texas, he is hunted by the Texas Rangers. The Rangers track him to the town of Round Rock where they engage him in the final confrontation.
     
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    • 32 min
    OUTLAWS | Ned Christie: “Making A Murderer”

    OUTLAWS | Ned Christie: “Making A Murderer”

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    When a deputy U.S. marshal is murdered in the Cherokee capital, a respected Cherokee statesman named Ned Christie becomes the prime suspect. Newspaper stories portray Ned as a ruthless outlaw who commits every crime in the book, but are the stories accurate? As the pressure mounts to bring Ned Christie to justice, legendary Deputy U.S. Marshal Heck Thomas is dispatched to confront the elusive fugitive.

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    OUTLAWS | Ned Christie: “Ned’s Fort”

    OUTLAWS | Ned Christie: “Ned’s Fort”

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    After the raid by Deputy U.S. Marshal Heck Thomas, Ned Christie builds a fortified cabin that is designed to withstand future attacks. He maintains his innocence in the case of the murder of Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Maples, and he does not intend to surrender. He continues his defiance, but he also starts to believe that the end is near…

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    OUTLAWS | Ned Christie: “Legend and Legacy”

    OUTLAWS | Ned Christie: “Legend and Legacy”

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    In November of 1892, the final showdown arrives. The U.S. Marshals assault Ned Christie’s cabin and end Ned’s resistance. The marshals and the general public believe a murderous outlaw has been brought to justice. But as the years pass, newspapers and historians revisit the saga known as “Ned Christie’s War” and begin to separate fact from fiction.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

Scottd38 ,

old west

Love the podcast... One of my favorite podcasts I listen too drive to and from work. Well researched and very well presented. I’m an old west buff and when I thought I heard it all… I hear things I never knew before… excellent!

Mr. JBW ,

Old west stories to yoga studio background noise

Great story telling but the background music is unbearable.

Cdmann321 ,

Well Done!

My son shared this podcast with
me this year. In January I drove out to Wyoming from Atlanta and listened to the podcast on my way starting at season 1. I have enjoyed every episode but I have to say, the story of Stagecoach Mary warmed my heart so it’s my favorite so far.

Stories like Texas Jack have opened my eyes to historical characters I never knew anything about. It it is great to hear stories of people who shaped our Country.

I ordered the Summer of 1876 book for my son as a thank you for sharing this podcast.

If you love stories of the Old West, I highly recommend this show.

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