33 episodes

Words Out West is a literary podcast spotlighting both established and emerging writers from Montana and the western United States, along with their poems, stories, songs, radio plays and other forms of the spoken word.

Words Out West Jay Kettering

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Words Out West is a literary podcast spotlighting both established and emerging writers from Montana and the western United States, along with their poems, stories, songs, radio plays and other forms of the spoken word.

    Voices from the Oval

    Voices from the Oval

    In this episode, we celebrate the fruits of a teacher’s labor. You’ll hear from Professor Robert Stubblefield, along with three of his University of Montana students.
    A selection of poems and non-fiction, with Robert Stubblefield, Jade Taylor, Donna Arganbright, and Cass Sissel.
    This episode contains some adult language and themes, which may be unsuitable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 34 min
    A Place in the Sun for Butte

    A Place in the Sun for Butte

    In this episode, writer, geologist and professor Rob Thomas explains how the amazing history of rocks is related to the mining town of Butte finding its place in the sun.
    Selections from Roadside Geology of Montana.
    This episode is sponsored by Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula's independent publisher for over seventy years. Mountain Press publishes nontechnical books for adults and children on geology, natural history, western US history, and more. For more information go to mountain-press.com or call toll-free at 800-234-5308.

    • 22 min
    Why the Village Appears on No Map

    Why the Village Appears on No Map

    In this episode, novelist Claude Alick introduces us to a place of mystery in the island country of Grenada—a village that appears on no map—a place that resides only in wilting memories.

    • 26 min
    How to Write about Sex and Death and Dreams

    How to Write about Sex and Death and Dreams

    In this episode, we pair writers who were born to be storytellers—poet Mara Panich, and singer/songwriter Margi Cates, accompanied by guitarist Nick Barr.
    This episode contains some adult language and themes, which may be unsuitable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 32 min
    How Stealing Laundry Leads to Success

    How Stealing Laundry Leads to Success

    In this episode, a struggling writer has a breakthrough when she accidentally steals her neighbor’s laundry. A short play written by Bozeman playwright Greg Owens, directed by Missoula’s own Reid Reimers and read by Missoula actors Hamilton Clement and Az Sacry.

    • 16 min
    Three Minds Driving

    Three Minds Driving

    In this episode, writers Chris La Tray, Fred Haefele, and Chris Autio take us on three distinct and heady road trips.
    Chris La Tray: Comet (poem)
    Three . . . Two . . . One . . . Blast off!
    Fred Haefele: excerpt from A Life in 12 Pickups (vehicular memoir)
    When a pickup truck transcends mechanical essence, rises to become comrade, ally and intimate.
    Chris Autio: Truck Topper (poem)
    We go on an archeological dig.
    Chris Autio: Bad Auto Points in Augusta (poem)
    We find a stranger in a strange land.

    • 21 min

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