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The Modern West
The Modern West
Wyoming Public Media

Exploring the evolving identity of the American West. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and PRX, The Modern West takes you on a... more

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Episodes

The Great Individualist Bonus Episode

It's very important when you introduce a new technology, to make sure early adopters don't fail. And I want virtual... more

29 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Neighbor Is A Verb: The Great Individualist Part 9

Some think the cowboy has gone riding off into the sunset, never to return. But in our final episode, we... more

02 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Slow Waters Run Deep: The Great Individualist Part 8

Wyoming helped develop western water law, including the very idea that public waters belong to all of us. But the... more

17 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
Bonus: Out There

If Out There isn’t already on your radar, it should be. It’s an award-winning show that uses stories about the... more

11 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
A Promise Never To Plow: The Great Individualist Part 7

A few years ago, the May family set off on a trailblazing path to protect their land, and the carbon... more

04 Aug 2022 · 33 minutes
Only One Bite: The Great Individualist Part 6

The Rardins are father and son cowboys watching climate change threaten their way of life. They've given up on the... more

21 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Big Is Fragile: The Great Individualist Part 5

We follow the cow's journey from the mountain pasture to the feedlot and eventually the slaughterhouse. Along the way, we... more

06 Jul 2022 · 33 minutes
Bonus: Middle of Everywhere

The Modern West brings you heartfelt stories about poignant issues happening today in the rural west. A lot of these... more

29 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Nothing Heals: The Great Individualist Part 4

This time, we head to Wyoming's Red Desert - and hear the history of the 19th-century range wars. They led... more

22 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
Cows = Civilization: The Great Individualist Part 3

The history of how we brought the pastoral cow to live on the arid lands of the West is a... more

08 Jun 2022 · 39 minutes
The Modern West
The Great Individualist Bonus Episode
The Modern West