The Wildest West Podcast

Max and Coco plan to take over the world with Wild West-themed creative works. Follow them on their journey.

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EPISODE 1: HOREHOUND
In episode one of The Wildest West podcast, hosts Max Sparber and Courtney Mault drink Rock and Rye liquor, sample cowboy candy, visit cowboy-themed attractions at the Mall of America, and discuss the films "Lonesome Cowboys" by Andy Warhol and "Wild Gals of the Naked West" by Russ Meyer.

EPISODE 2: GOWER GULCH
Max and Courtney return to their old stomping ground of Hollywood and take a tour of cowboy Los Angeles

EPISODE 3: CHIHUAHUA
Max and Courtney discuss Mexican cowboys, including a stroll down Lake Street in Minneapolis, a surprisingly large amount of mezcal, and the 1960 Mexican singing cowboy/space alien movie Ship of Monsters. They also discuss how it is possible to walk into a saddle and tack shop and a year later be performing a singing cowboy show in Omaha.

EPISODE 4: LUMBERJACKIN'
Max and Courtney have a problem: Too much cowboy-themed candy. So they speed round through it all in this episode, while also discussing a trip to the hallucinogenic Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, Courtney's lumberjack family, a lumberjack festival, and lumberjack gift ideas.

EPISODE 5: SAPLINGJACKS
Max and Courtney take logrolling lessons, discuss mythical creatures invented by lumberjacks, make their own sourtoe cocktail (which involves a severed human tow in a glass of alcohol), and discuss Guy Madden's unexplicable film "The Forbidden Room."

EPISODE 6: SNAKESHEAD TRADE WHISKEY
Max and Courtney eat rattlesnake chili, Max makes a frontier whiskey recipe that seems like it might be the most poisonous ever, and Courtney wins a logrolling prize at the Minnesota State Fair.

EPISODE 7: NORTHFIELD
Max and Courtney go to Northfield to watch their annual recreation of the end of the Jesse James gang; Max discusses gun twirling and other Western arts.

EPISODE 8: BLAME DAD
Max and Courtney go horseback riding and country western line dancing.

EPISODE 9: LIKE MINERS PANNING FOR GOLD
Max and Coco discuss their scheme to take over the world using country- and cowboy-themed creative work.

EPISODE 10: TAKE THE HOTDISH
Max and Coco eat some bison, discuss creating a calendar of upcoming writing submissions, talk about the issue of privilege in the writing community, and have a long Minnesota goodbye.

EPISODE 11: POLKA FUN TIME
Max and Coco go to a polka event in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. What it's like completing a list of 100 creative ideas. How blogging and vlogging can lead to professional opportunities.

EPISODE 12: GEORGIA PEACH
Max and Coco sample cowboy lemonade, discuss winning the The Susan Glaspell Short Play Award, and talk about how submitting your work to publishers ends up being a battle with the self.

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