Episode 10: Take the Hotdish

January 15, 2018

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 9: Like Miners Panning for Gold

January 4, 2018

Max and Coco discuss their scheme to take over the world using country- and cowboy-themed creative work.


Episode 8: Blame Dad

November 3, 2017

Max and Courtney go horseback riding and country western line dancing.


Episode 7: Northfield

September 28, 2017

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 6: Snakeshead Trade Whiskey

September 8, 2017

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 5: Saplingjacks

August 12, 2017

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."


Epsiode 4: Lumberjackin’

July 29, 2017

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.


Epsiode 3: Chihuahua

July 14, 2017

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 2: Gower Gulch

July 4, 2017

Max and Courtney return to their old stomping ground of Hollywood and take a tour of cowboy Los Angeles.


Episode 1: Horehound

June 12, 2017

The Wildest West looks at the good, the bad, and the WTF of cowboy and country. This episode, hosts Max Sparber and Courtney Mault drink Rock and Rye, sample cowboy candy, visit cowboy-themed attractions at the Mall of America, and discuss the films "Lonesome Cowboys" by Andy Warhol and "Wild Girls of the Naked West" by Russ Meyer.