Drift & Ramble Podcast
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A podcast about the histories, mysteries and folklore of the old west. Stories about outlaws and bandits, lawmen and American Indians. Campfire tales and few ghost stories, too. So saddle up or settle in for the Drift & Ramble Podcast. New episodes every second Sunday!
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 36 Quicksilver Chronicles||What did gold prospecting and hat making share in common in the days of the old west? Answer: Quicksilver! There was a reason that people used to say "mad as a hatter" to describe someone with mental illness. In this episode we venture close to...||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 35 WILD BILL HANGS UP HIS BADGE||Wild Bill Hangs Up His Badge by Robert Tinsley. Robert wrote, cast, directed and produced this entire episode and there's a lot of talented people to thank for their part in putting this story together. Thanks to Greg McAfee, Commodore James, Pete...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP34 Mosbys Treasure||Confederate Captain John S. Mosby never went to West Point but that didn't stop him from becoming one of the foremost experts on Guerrilla warfare during the Civil War. Mosby's midnight raid on Fairfax became the stuff of legends and it ruined...||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 33 Buffalo Bill Cody||Buffalo Bill Cody is best remembered as a showman and perhaps the "P.T. Barnum" of the West. But there's more to his story. Aside from being a legend in his own time, he influenced America in some surprising ways and left a lasting legacy in the way...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble December Minisode Story 3 Prospectors||This minisode is a fictional story about 3 gold prospectors. It is a story based on the moral: "the true value of money is in it's use." Written and performed by Steve Blizin. All rights reserved.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTHE NOG BLOG EP: Thanksgiving 2017||It's Egg Nog Season! So, we started a new show called the Nog Blog where Cheryl and I discuss viscosity, rum and other important considerations in choosing your Egg Nog accessories. Oh, sure there's a smidge of Drift & Ramble stuff in here but...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 32 Skin Walkers||In this special Halloween episode, we explore the legend of the Navajo Skin Walkers. A subject that many feel is taboo even to speak about today. What we find out is creepy - and perhaps a little more than we wanted to know. This episode is brought to..||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 31 Superstition Mountains||The guys from Audioblivious Productions go on an epic road trip to the Superstition Mountains to look for gold and the Lost Dutchman Mine. Native American folklore says this area could be cursed and may even be the gateway to the underworld. It's just..||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP30 Wild West Fun Facts||A slight departure from our usual format, Cheryl and I meander through some trivial tidbits from the Wild West including Saloons, The evolution of the Wagon and the strange case of Samuel Colt's lost shipment of six guns. There's even deleted scenes...||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP29 Annie Oakley||Annie Oakley rose from abject poverty to become an American icon. She not only bested men in a sport once dominated by them, she went on to prove she was as tough and determined off stage, as she seemed to be while performing. Check out the inspiring...||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Unscripted||In this first ever edition of "Unscripted," Steve suffers from production burn out and Cheryl wants to become a muse. Things get weird but it's definitely not the Old West. Our regular programming will return shortly!||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 28 Black Bart Part 2||In this second part of our two part series, we follow the final days of the Po8. Black Bart eluded detectives for 8 years and during his crime wave, he continued to taunt the men who pursued him. When he was finally caught, he patiently served his...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Bart Part 1||Black Bart, the "Po8" may have been the West's most polite bandit. In this true crime story from the pages of history, you'll learn how Black Bart robbed 28 stage coaches but never took a dime from the passengers. He never fired his weapon during his...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 26 Pearl Hart||Pearl Hart, the "Lady Bandit" loved the bad boys. She married one and they attended the World's Fair where she became enamored with strong women of the west like Annie Oakley. Inspired, she robs a stage coach and becomes one of the most infamous shady..||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 25 Geronimo||The story of Geronimo is one of outrage and honor, of revenge and deceit and it's a story of how the man became an inspiration even after his death. Told in his own words, thanks to a superintendent of schools and the president of the united states,...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 24 Spirit Photographer||In 1860 a man takes a photo of an empty chair. When he develops the picture, there is a ghostly image of a young boy in the frame. How did it get there? And who is this ghastly specter? Within a year, Spirit Photography becomes a lucrative business...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 23 Dakota 38||As more and more white settlers move into the Minnesota Territory, the Dakota are pushed on to smaller and smaller bits of a land. When the mounting tensions finally come to a boil, the results are tragic and costly for all involved. The story of the...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 22 Rattlesnake Dick||What's in a name? In the story of Rattlesnake Dick we learn the nicknames can be powerful and living up or down to the reputation they promote may not always be advisable. And while Dick may be all but forgotten, there's that big ol' pile of missing...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 21 Liver Eating Johnson||The story of a mountain man's struggles in the wild is an epic saga of survival and vengeance for the murder of his wife and unborn child. But do we really know who Liver Eating Johnson was or if the stories are even true. Our friends at Fatecrafter's..||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble EP 20 The Six Gun||The six gun is perhaps the west's most iconic hardware. In EP 20 we trace the origins of the revolver from it's unlikely source of inspiration to the point at which it won the west. Along the way we'll learn about the triumphs and tragedies that...||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble EP 19 Nat Love||Call him Deadwood Dick or Nat Love, the most famous cowboy of color in the west, is a product of his own doing. Are the stories true? Does it even mater? As we learn more about the rich history of the old west, we find that tall tales and legends can...||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast EP 18 Bass Reeves||Black History In The Old West||2/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast Ep 17 Josephine Marcus||Was the gunfight at the OK Corral fought over a woman? How did Josephine "Sadie" Marcus wind up in the center of that epic storm? Though there are many mysteries surrounding the final Mrs. Wyatt Earp, one thing that is certain is how she changed...||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast EP 16 Big Nose Kate||They say the most successful relationships happen with the couple share a common interest. Doc Holliday was a quick tempered, hair triggered, card hustler in the old west. His common law bride shared many of these qualities. In this episode, we'll...||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast EP 15 Wyatt Earp||The True Story of Wyatt Earp||1/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast EP 14 Doc Holliday||The gunfight at the OK corral only lasted 30 seconds but two men associated with that battle would become the most widely recognized gunfighters of the wild west. So why did it take 50 years for the the story to become legend and just who was this man..||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast Episode 13 Ben Thompson||What makes a great gunfighter? The answer may surprise you. The wisdom of the old west still applies today. In this episode, we hear from Bat Masterson himself, as he describes the 3 requirements of a great gunfighter and tells us about his friend,...||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast Episode 12 Bat Masterson||As a legend of the old west, Bat Masterson stands tall. He was a buffalo hunter, a gunfighter, an accidental Indian fighter and sheriff of Dodge City during its most violent year. He was close friends with Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Bill Cody, President...||11/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Podcast Episode 11 Judge Roy Bean||Judge Roy Bean was a cantankerous old coot and the "Law West Of The Pecos" but in his younger days, he was quite a ladies man with a history that's as wild as the old west. Find out how he came to be the law west of the Pecos in this very special...||11/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift and Ramble Ep 10 Fear||Are Coyotes rising up against us? Does a woman in a remote cabin survive the night? Can our host write poetry or should he stick to Western stories? And finally the true story of a mysterious healer during the Civil War. Was it sent from heaven or did..||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Ep 9 Wendigo Psychosis.mp3||In EP 9, we get ready for Halloween with two gruesome stories: The Wendigo and Big Nose George... First Nation and Algonquin speaking peoples had a legend of a powerful, shape-shifting creature, born out of greed, who appeared with bitter cold with an..||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Ep 8: Whiskey Talkin||An Interview with Author Reid Mitenbuler||9/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Ep 7 All The Glitters Part 3||In this episode, we get a first hand glimpse gunfighters and desperados of Virginia City through the eyes of Mark Twain. We learn the tragic details of Nevada's worst mining accident and we visit the Gold Hill Hotel where ghostly weirdness abounds....||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Ep 6 All That Glitters Part 2||The continued story of the Grosh Bros.||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Ep 5 All That Glitters Part 1||In 1849, two brothers leave the security of their…||8/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 4 Bodie Ghost Town||A man travels a great distance to discover gold i…||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 3 King Of Calabasas||A Basque sheepherder arrives in Los Angeles in 18…||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 2 Elmer McCurdy Part B||Shot and killed after his bungled train robbery, …||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Podcast Season 1 Episode 1 Elmer McCurdy Part A||When Elmer McCurdy decided to become an outlaw, i…||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrift And Ramble Podcast Introduction||A brief introduction to the Drift & Ramble Podcas…||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Wild West Stories With A Twist!
Learned some stuff about the old west I hadn't heard before. Like the worst outlaw ever, Elmer McCurdy. Pretty cool and really well done.
History we never learned about in school
I have to admit that I don't consider myself an aficionado of the 'western' genre, but this podcast is so much more than that. These true stories have something for everyone - history, action, humor, crime, mystery and folklore. True historical events come to life thanks to the great storytelling style and presenation by the host. I can't wait for the next episode!
Great be podcast!!
I love this podcast because it hits all of my major interests. It's got history, the Wild West, criminals, a little of the totally bizarre and demented. It's really well done and I'm looking forward to more stories.
Oh and make sure you keep going past the first episode. It's a continuous story and it just keeps getting better as you keep going.