Montana Public Radio

Words Out West

  • Hosted by Jay Kettering

Welcome to Words Out West, a podcast where you’ll hear voices from the literary landscape of Big Sky Country and beyond.

We spotlight both established and emerging writers of the contemporary West.

A rapping cowboy, a river-guiding novelist and a bus-riding Poet Laureate are just a few of the folks you’ll hear from on Words Out West.

Sense Of Sound

Mar 1, 2021

In this episode, three writers have tuned into their sense of sound. The sound of memory, the sound of solace, and the sound of place.

Drinking And Addiction

Feb 22, 2021

In this episode, writers David E. Thomas, Sheryl Noethe and Mark Gibbons are talking about booze, and the effect it has from the view of a bus seat, a bar stool, and a lawn chair.

This episode contains some adult language and themes, which may be unsuitable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

Pathways To Self-Discovery

Feb 22, 2021

In this episode, writers Chris Sand, Freya Jones and Robert Lee are on the path to self-discovery. While on their journey, they run into things like girl traps, peacocks and rattlesnake juice.

Puzzles of Human Relationships

Feb 22, 2021

In this episode, writers Kevin Canty, Shaun Gant and David Allan Cates have put together puzzles—all made up from the pieces of human relationships. One will tally the cost of family, another the toll of an affair, and the other ignites romance.

Welcome To Words Out West

Feb 22, 2021

Welcome to Words Out West, a podcast where we hear voices from the literary landscape of Big Sky Country and beyond. Subscribe now wherever you get you podcasts.