Ep. 57: Westerns — the Original American Fantasy Genre

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Pulp-O-Mizer_Cover_Image-11In this episode, we talk about Westerns — a genre that we believe should be filed under “fantasy” when talking about all the other speculative fiction genres.

We talk about why the Western tends to be a genre fans of sci-fi/fantasy enjoy.

We talk about the attraction of the Western to Christians.

We explore titles like “The Man with No Name” trilogy, Gunsmoke, The Postman, and many, many more.

We spoil the ending (sort of) of The Shakiest Gun in the West.

And we ruminate on the metaphors that the Western is uniquely suited to explore.

We had a lot of fun recording this one, and hope you enjoy listening!

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