23 episodes

Writing Westward features conversations with writers and scholars of the North American West. Hosted by Brenden W. Rensink, it is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University.
The Redd Center is an interdisciplinary research center committed to increasing knowledge and understanding of the American West. Dr. Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Histories project, and author of the award-winning 2018 book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands

Writing Westward Podcast BYU Redd Center

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Writing Westward features conversations with writers and scholars of the North American West. Hosted by Brenden W. Rensink, it is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University.
The Redd Center is an interdisciplinary research center committed to increasing knowledge and understanding of the American West. Dr. Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Histories project, and author of the award-winning 2018 book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands

    023 - Jeff Metcalf - Back Cast, Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters

    023 - Jeff Metcalf - Back Cast, Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters

    A discussion about the late Jeff Metcalf 's book, "Back Cast: Fly-Fishing and Other Such Matters," published by the University of Utah Press in 2018, along with a handful of experiences from host Brenden Rensink. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

    • 38 min
    022 - Maurice Crandall - These People Have Always Been a Republic

    022 - Maurice Crandall - These People Have Always Been a Republic

    A conversation with Professor Maurice Crandall about his book, These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912 (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

    • 1 hr 9 min
    021 - Robert Lee - Land-grab Universities

    021 - Robert Lee - Land-grab Universities

    A conversation with author Dr. Robert Lee about his High Country News article "Land-grab Universities" and companion website, landgrabu.org. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    020 - Miroslava Chávez-García - Migrant Longing

    020 - Miroslava Chávez-García - Migrant Longing

    A conversation with author Miroslava Chávez-García about her book, Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (University of North Carolina Press, 2018). The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink. Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms. Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org. Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    019 - Monica Martinez - The Injustice Never Leaves You

    019 - Monica Martinez - The Injustice Never Leaves You

    A conversation with author Monica Muñoz Martinez about her book, "The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas," published in 2018 by Harvard University Press. The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    018 - Megan Kate Nelson - The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

    018 - Megan Kate Nelson - The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

    A conversation with writer and historian Megan Kate Nelson about her new book, "The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West" (Scribner Books, 2020).

    The Writing Westward Podcast is a production of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University and hosted by Brenden W. Rensink.

    Subscribe to the Writing Westward Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, and other podcast distribution apps and platforms.

    Follow the BYU Redd Center and the Writing Westward Podcast on Facebook or Twitter or get more information @ https://www.writingwestward.org.

    Theme music by Micah Dahl Anderson @ www.micahdahlanderson.com.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Professor ATP ,

Fascinating

I find these podcasts to be eye-opening and surprisingly deep: they make me stop and think.

Erikrr206 ,

Elevates on Human and Academic Levels

Love the podcast! It scratches both the academic itch looking for experts’ research and analysis, as well as the human itch of connecting to these authors and what their writing means. I lived for four year in Utah and have generations of ancestors and dozens of close family in the Intermountain West, and your podcast helps me connect to those roots. Keep up the great work!!

annie27262 ,

Great exposure to books and scholars

I love regional academic/historical podcasts but most are focused on the East Coast, which really doesn’t interest me since I am a born and raised Westerner. I was so excited to discover this podcast... the topics are all interesting, the host and the authors are well-spoken and conversational, and the books have almost all gone on my “to read” list. My only complaint is there aren’t enough episodes (yet)! Looking forward to listening to more.

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