We’ve got two significant irons in the fire at Frontier Partisans: First, we’re opening a long-overdue Frontier Partisans Trading Post — plunder and foofaraw to help you represent and celebrate the frontier spirit in the 21st century.
We promise good value for your plews — not rendezvous prices — and we won’t ply you with busthead whiskey … unless you insist upon it.
Second, we’re going to launch a Frontier Partisan Podcast come fall. Podcasting is a medium I have come to love and I consume history shows like… well, like guzzling busthead whiskey at rendezvous. It is, in many ways, the ideal medium for delivering historical frontier storytelling. I’m ambitious about this. I aim to deliver a frontier history podcast with the depth, weight and value of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History.
Doing a podcast won’t change what I’m doing on the blog — my aim is for the two platforms to interact and reinforce each other so that we can explore the richness of frontier stories from the 18th through the 20th centuries in greater depth and with a lot of entertainment value.
Think of it as a way to enhance the campfire…
Doing this right means some investment in upgrading the Frontier Partisans website and purchasing podcasting gear. It’s not as big an endeavor as leading a fur brigade into the Rockies, or one of Frederick Russell Burnham’s prospecting endeavors in the African bush — but, as booshway, I’d sure appreciate some partners to throw in and ride the trail with me.
So… I’ve established a GoFundMe campaign, which you can access here. There will also be a link on the home page of Frontier Partisans.
Paul McNamee says
Looking forward to your forays into new wildernesses.
I will be along for the safari!
Keith West says
We’re off to a great start. Thank you all.
Can’t wait to hear your podcast.
The very best of luck in this new endeavor!
David Wrolson says
I am expecting an extra-long specially-made trade rifle that will require me to stack a very large pile of beaver pelts (books?) on the counter to match its height.
Will help when I can.
Hah! You’re on to the 60-inch barreled trade gun trick, apparently.
Quixotic Mainer says
Congratulations on the new adventures. I’ll be especially looking forward to the podcast! My profession keeps me rattling around in a horseless carriage for the lion’s share of a 10 hour day, so I have learned to love podcasts.
They make the hours fly and you feel like you learned something.
J.F. Bell says
Why not. Not too many watering holes like this one.
And if I didn’t spend some here it’d be something else – old rifles, tax stamps, women, booze, half-baked plans…or I’d just waste it.
Excellent news. You turned me onto Legends of the Old West and I’ve been greatly enjoying it. It’ll be great to hear you telling your stories.
I made a small contribution as a thank you for hours of great reading you’ve given us, and I’m in for a quart of rotgut when the trading post opens.
Thanks— a quart of tarantula juice has your name on it.
Reese Crawford says
“A man can be hard to find in the mountains. You’re welcome at my fire any time”
The frontier partisan values are harder and harder to find in today’s climate. Can not wait to add this to my listening library. Any news when the Running Iron podcast will be back?
We’re going to have to set up a new studio and the whole COVID thing is complicating that. Also, Craig is up to his eyeballs in film-making. But rest assured it WILL be back.
Right on! Podcasting is a natural fit for you, Jim. This could really go somewhere.