28 episodes

Inspired by Rex Factor and Totalus Rankium

A light hearted, not-so-serious chat and rankings of the most infamous American West figures!

New Episodes every other Tuesday!

Ranking ‘76: The American West Matt and Eric

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Inspired by Rex Factor and Totalus Rankium

A light hearted, not-so-serious chat and rankings of the most infamous American West figures!

New Episodes every other Tuesday!

    The Rounds

    The Rounds

    Launch Day is here and our first ranking is 2 weeks away! In this episode, we go through and explain our rounds we will use to rank. 

    Biography- "Are You Satisfied?!"
    Character- "Be sure you are right, then go ahead."
    Crazy or sly- " To Hell with the Consequences!"
    How would we do in a duel?- "DRAW"
    Legacy- well......what is thier legacy?
    Bonus Rounds

    Confirmed-ish body count- Counting Coop
     Cool death bro....?
     




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    • 13 min
    Background Stuff

    Background Stuff

    We explained the rounds but what is The West? Do you not remember what your middle school teacher told you (probably) over a decade ago. This episode, we discuss a very brief 30min history what shaped the west. From the Pilgrims to the post Civil War.

     




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    • 31 min
    1. Billy The Kid

    1. Billy The Kid

    Biography number one starts with one of the biggest names in The West! spoiler....that beer went unfinished...

     

    Sourcing

    Main Source- Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride by Michael Wallis

    Secondary source- The West of Billy the Kid by Frederick Nolan

     

    Documentaries 

    Watch Billy the Kid | American Experience | Official Site | PBS

    Gunslingers (AHC)  Episode 2. Billy the Kid - The Phantom of Lincoln County

    Billy the Kid - Legend of the Wild West - YouTube

     




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    • 1 hr 27 min
    2. Wild Bill Hickok

    2. Wild Bill Hickok

    He was a Jayhawk, a spy, a lawman, a showman and a gambler. What didn't this man do but more importantly, where does he rank?

    Sourcing

    1. Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin

    2. Wild Bill Hickok: The Man and His Myth by Joseph Rosa

     

    Documentaries Watched

    Gunslingers AHC- Marksman... Marked Man

     




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    • 1 hr 47 min
    3. Daniel Boone

    3. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone was a man. YES A BIG MAN and one of the O.G.'s of opening The West. Where does he stack up against Billy and Wild Bill?

     

    Sorry, not sorry getting that song stuck in you head. You're welcome!

     




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    Sourcing:

    Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer by John Mack Faragher

     

    Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier by Bob Drury, Tom Clavin

     

    The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America By Mathew Pearl

     

    • 1 hr 33 min
    4. Tenskwatawa (The Prophet)

    4. Tenskwatawa (The Prophet)

    Our first Indigenous Person and is the first of 2 episodes because these two are impossible to talk about without talking about the other. How does he do in the shadow of his older brother, Tecumseh?

     




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    Sourcing

    Tecumseh: A Life by John Sugden

    Tecumseh and the Prophet By Peter Cozzens

    http://www.fantasy-epublications.com/shawnee-traditions/Genealogy/Tecumseh_Family/Lineage.html

    Thinking and Believing: Nativism and Unity in the Ages of Pontiac and Tecumseh

    PBS "We Shall Remain" episode "Tecumseh's Vision"

     

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

fred the german ,

Ranking 76

Great podcast Keep up the good work.

hinder binder ,

123149

Love the humor. Have enjoyed all off the series so far. Learn something new with each episode

WHH1841 ,

Great to learn more about familiar names

Though I’m still working to get caught up, I’ve greatly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know more about folks whose names I’ve heard all my life but I’m realizing I knew very little about. Eric and Matt do a fantastic job taking us through the rough and tumble Wild West with a great mix of insight and humor.

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