Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Season 11, Episode 9: The Vultures of Whapeton

Howdy, Cromrades! The end of The Road West is in sight, but we've got one more stop to make this week along the dusty trail, in a town called Whapeton. Or is it Wahpeton? We've been excited to get here, and now we're discussing The Vultures of Whapeton by Robert E. Howard! This is a fitting way to finish off the season, with discussions of classic vs. revisionist westerns, the trappings of westerns vs. sword and sorcery, and some further recommendations in the genre courtesy of our pal Evyl Ed!

One Things
Jon: A renewed love of drawing via pointillism.
Josh: Tiny Epic Quest 
Luke: Barry on HBO

Next - Our way West led us East, to the mountains of Appalachia, where we'll wander the hills with Manly Wade Wellman and take a look at his creation, John the Balladeer! A story list will soon emerge from the darkest cavern, like a grizzled backwoods wizard who has seen things in the hollers that would make most men go mad...

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Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Themes by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. 
Outro: "TRINITY: TITOLI" by Franco Micalizzi from the Django Unchained soundtrack. Music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!