Friday, December 23, 2022

3 Godfathers (1948)

In this special holiday episode, Michael and Pax watch John Ford's adaptation of Peter B Kyne's Christmas Western novel, The Three Godfathers. Starring John Wayne, Pedro Armend├íriz, and Harry Carey Jr.

Pax also watches a variety of Christmas episodes of TV Westerns and Michael catches up on a spooky Western, From Hell to the Wild West (2017), as well as Walter Hill's new film, Dead for a Dollar.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Great Silence (1968)

Since we're heading into winter, Pax picked a snowy Western with Sergio Corbucci's The Great Silence starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski. 

Michael also catches up with some Halloween Westerns - Wesley Snipes in Gallowwalkers and Danny Trejo in Dead in Tombstone - while Pax gets Christmas cheer from Roy Rogers in Trail of Robin Hood.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Valley of Gwangi (1969)

Michael and Pax stretch the definitions of both Western and Horror in this second Halloween pick, The Valley of Gwangi starring James Franciscus, Gila Golan, and Richard Carlson. And with visual effects by Ray Harryhausen.

But their Westernin' picks this month are full on horror-related as Pax reads Tim Seeley, Aaron Campbell, and Jim Terry's vampire comic West of Sundown, and Michael watches Sam Shepard's Western ghost story Silent Tongue and the super cheesy Teenage Monster.

Monday, October 17, 2022

The Pale Door (2020)

Pax and Michael celebrate the Spooky Season with Aaron B. Koontz'  witchy Western, The Pale Door.

Michael also watches another low-budget Western horror, Blackwood, and both fellas talk about the Predator prequel, Prey. And Pax shares his thoughts on Epix' new Billy the Kid series.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Frisco Kid (1979)

Michael, Pax, and Shawn Robare travel with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford in Robert Aldrich's The Frisco Kid.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Tin Star (1957)

Pax and Michael welcome returning guest Shawn Robare to talk about the Anthony Mann classic, The Tin Star, starring Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, and Betsy Palmer.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Murder at Yellowstone City (2022)

Michael and Pax watch the recent Western whodunnit, Murder at Yellowstone City, starring Isaiah Mustafa, Gabriel Byrne, Thomas Jane, Anna Camp, Zach McGowan, and Richard Dreyfuss. It's a mystery and we spoil it, so please watch the movie before listening to our discussion.

Pax also reads the next couple of Undertaker comics in his pile while Michael watches a couple of movies: the documentary Bitterbrush and Hell's Heroes, an early adaptation of the Three Godfathers story.   

Thursday, August 4, 2022

4 for Texas (1963)

Pax and Michael watch the closest thing they could find to a Rat Pack Western with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in 4 for Texas, also starring Anita Ekberg, Ursula Andress, Victor Buono, and Charles Bronson. And an appearance by The Three Stooges.

But before that, the hosts both watch Chuck Norris in Lone Wolf McQuade for their Whatchoo Been Westernin'? segment.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Michael picks a classic that he and Pax have never seen. It's swift justice versus sure justice in William A Wellman's The Ox-Bow Incident, starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, Dana Andrews, and Anthony Quinn.

Pax also reads Dead West by Rick Spears and Rob G, while Michael watches The Renegade Ranger (1938) starring Rita Hayworth and Tim Holt.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Slow West (2015)

Pax and Michael mosey through John Maclean's underwhelmingly named Slow West starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, and Ben Mendelsohn. Is it more exciting than its title? Does it have issues with tone and symbolism? Mmmaybe.

Michael also watches The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956) and Pax reads Wild West 3: Serial Scalper by Thierry Gloris and Jacques Lamontagne.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)

Michael and Pax complete their Disney Westerns marathon with Jim Dale, Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, and Jack Elam in Hot Lead and Cold Feet. Pax also watches a bonus Disney Western with The Castaway Cowboy while Michael discovers the Call of Juarez video games with Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)

Pax and Michael enjoyed last episode's Apple Dumpling Gang movies so much that they kept the Disney Western streak going with Roddy McDowall, Suzanne Pleshette, and Karl Malden in The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

Michael also continued his Western History film project with 1937's Heroes of the Alamo, but Pax stayed on topic with a Disney Western comic: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad by Dennis Hopeless and Tigh Walker.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) / The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

Michael and Pax watch both of Disney's Apple Dumpling Gang movies starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway with costars like Bill Bixby, Harry Morgan, Slim Pickens, and Jack Elam. Pax also checks out the Sergio Corbucci documentary, Django & Django, as well as the first novel in William R Cox's Cemetery Jones series.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Furies (1950)

Pax and Michael watch another Barbara Stanwyck western, The Furies, this time directed by the great Anthony Mann. Also, Michael watches a little more 1883 and Pax reads Hailstorm, a comic by Rafael Scavone and Rafael de Latorre.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Forty Guns (1957)

Michael and Pax watch the Western Noir Forty Guns starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, and Dean Jagger. And Michael also checks out Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly, Heather Graham, and Thomas Jane in 2021's The Last Son.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Old Henry (2021)

Pax and Michael discuss 2021's Old Henry with Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Dorff, and Trace Adkins. Michael also watches Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog and Pax reads Mad Amos Malone: The Complete Stories by Alan Dean Foster.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Hitchin' Post | Our Top 15 Westerns

When listener Mathias Skeppstedt sent in the list of his Top 15 Favorite Westerns, Michael and Pax decided to come up with their own lists to compare. Each of the three has a mix of classics and surprises, and we run through all of them in this short(ish) episode.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

News of the World (2020)

Michael and Pax finally watch the 2020 Western that everyone's been talking about, Paul Greengrass' News of the World starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel. And Pax looks into what the deal is with The Hateful Eight Extended Version.