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How the West Was 'Cast

A podcast

Whether you grew up watching the movies of John Wayne, cut your teeth on Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” trilogy, or consider Kevin Costner to be the screen’s quintessential cowboy star, HOW THE WEST WAS ‘CAST is just the podcast you’ve been waiting for. Join screenwriter and journalist Matthew Chernov and film historian and professor Andrew Patrick Nelson as they discuss the beloved masterpieces, forgotten treasures, and curious cult movies that make up the Western film genre. From the timeless classics of the 1940s and ‘50s, to the bold and bloody titles of the 1960s and ‘70s, to the prestige Westerns of today, HOW THE WEST WAS ‘CAST explores one of cinema’s most fascinating and enduring genres.

Horizon: An American Saga (2024) – Trailer ReactionFebruary 28, 2024
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A "Secret" Announcement from How the West Was 'Cast!December 26, 2023
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Warner Brothers and Westerns - with Author Chris YogerstNovember 01, 2023
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Revenge of the Horror WesternsOctober 04, 2023
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BONUS EPISODE! Into the Wild Frontier - with Showrunner Paul EpsteinAugust 14, 2023
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Little Big Man (1970)August 10, 2023
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Overlooked Westerns of the 1990sMay 31, 2023
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Ride Lonesome (1959) - with Writer & Producer Kirk EllisMarch 09, 2023
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Blood on the Moon (1948) - with Film Scholar Alan K. RodeFebruary 27, 2023
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A Tribute to Western Movie Hats - with Actor & Hatmaker Travis EllerDecember 06, 2022
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Western Film Scores - with Musician Mark SwanOctober 20, 2022
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Animated Westerns - with 'Fievel Goes West' Director Phil NibbelinkJuly 25, 2022
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BONUS EPISODE! The Pioneertown International Film FestivalMay 12, 2022
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High Noon (1952) – with Film Historian Austin FisherMay 05, 2022
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Heaven's Gate (1980) - with 'Cimino' Biographer Charles EltonApril 06, 2022
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Revenge Westerns - with Novelist Tony HealeyJanuary 11, 2022
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Men of the West: Ford, Wayne, Leone, EastwoodOctober 28, 2021
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The Hateful Eight (2015) - with Costume Designer Courtney HoffmanAugust 25, 2021
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Cowboys & Indians Magazine: The 100 Best Westerns Ever Made - with Film Critic Joe LeydonJuly 16, 2021
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The Comedy Western Roundup!June 14, 2021
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The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) - with Filmmaker Maggie GreenwaldApril 12, 2021
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Jesse James On ScreenMarch 27, 2021
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Vera Cruz (1954) - with Outlaw Songstress Sarah Vista February 26, 2021
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Hondo (1953)January 27, 2021
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The Best Saloon Girls, Bartenders and Bar FightsNovember 29, 2020
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