Episodes & Updates
In episode four, a brazen bombing kills Idaho’s ex-governor, and the ensuing rift in the labor movement puts Frank Little on a collision course with history. Plus, Zach and Leif go 100 feet down a mine called Orphan Girl to see what life was like for Butte, Montana’s underground workers.
In episode three, the DITW team visits a vintage, prohibition-era speakeasy and learns how Butte, Montana’s massive underground copper deposits transformed it from a mining camp to an urbanized center of wealth and power. In Oklahoma, the Little’s family’s dream of homesteading hits rock bottom.
In episode one, we re-open the case of Frank Little, a union organizer whose brutal unsolved murder shocked the nation during the tumultuous summer of 1917. Our team travels to the mining city of Butte, Montana and reconstructs the night of the crime, including using vintage maps to pinpoint the secluded site of Little’s murder.
After two years of interviewing the people closest to the case, visiting the sites and sifting through the archives, season one of Death In The West is (almost) ready. We’re excited to announce episodes will start hitting the airwaves on Sept. 29, 2020. Time to subscribe to the show at iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Chad is a journalist, podcaster and novelist. He is the author of the novels Champion of the World and The Blaze. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife and children.
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 an editor for the independent travel and culture publisher Wildsam and author of The Great Detective, a pop-cultural history of Sherlock Holmes. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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