Episode 14: How We Got Here

March 13, 2018

Coco discusses some vintage cowboy-themed arcade contraptions in San Francisco. Max and Coco discuss previous times where they decided they would start writing professionally and how it happened. An update about some successes.


Episode 13: Bean Bag Log Lady

March 2, 2018

Max and Coco visit a Twin Peaks pop up, discuss a piece of Western art and the work of contemporary Native artist Julie Buffalohead. Max explains uploading plays and screenplays to various digital sites, including The Playwrights Center, New Play Exchange, and FilmFreeway. Max and Coco talk about writing a werewolf gunslinger movie and the need to respect your premise, no matter how silly.


Episode 12: Georgia Peach

February 13, 2018

Max and Coco sample cowboy leamonade, discuss winning the The Susan Glaspell Short Play Award, and talk about how submitting your work to publishers ends up being a battle with the self.


Episode 11: Polka Fun Time

January 29, 2018

Max and Coco go to a polka event in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. What it's like completing a list of 100 creative ideas. How blogging and vlogging can lead to professional opportunities.


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."