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Season one of Death in the West brings together a menagerie of larger-than-life characters who thrived, battled, and collided as the Old West met the Industrial Age. In Butte, Montana during the summer of 1917 low-down thugs cross paths with kingpins who alter the course of capitalism while revolutionary idealists plead their cause to frontier rogues.
The Death in the West podcast team are not co-hosts by accident or whim. As two sets of siblings growing up in Missoula, Montana, we spent hours together making art in a place that was influenced by the Seattle and Portland music scenes but still had the kind of “charming” mountain town qualities that pushed bored teenagers to create new things.
Chad is a journalist, podcaster and novelist from Missoula, Montana. His novel Champion of the World was a 2016 Boston Globe best book of the year.
Erika is a longtime newspaper editor and journalist with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. She lives in Missoula.
Leif is an award-winning historian of cities and the environment. He teaches public history and the history of the American West at the University of Montana.
Zach is the former editor-in-chief of Portland Monthly. He authored the pop cultural history of Sherlock Holmes, The Great Detective in 2015. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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