How the West Was ‘Cast

How the West Was ‘Cast


Whether you grew up watching the movies of John Wayne, cut your teeth on Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name” trilogy, or consider Kevin Costner to be the screen’s quintessential cowboy star, HOW THE WEST WAS ‘CAST is just the podcast you’ve been waiting for. Join screenwriter and journalist Matthew Chernov and film historian and professor Andrew Patrick Nelson as they discuss the beloved masterpieces, forgotten treasures, and curious cult movies that make up the Western film genre. From the timeless classics of the 1940s and ‘50s, to the bold and bloody titles of the 1960s and ‘70s, to the celebrated prestige Westerns of today, HOW THE WEST WAS ‘CAST explores one of cinema’s most fascinating and enduring genres.

Join us for a fascinating interview with award-winning writer-director Maggie Greenwald, whose superb movie “The Ballad of Little Jo” is one of the best Westerns of the ’90s. We discuss Maggie’s love of the genre, her early work as an indie filmmaker, and we get the inside story about the making of her acclaimed Western. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss!

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