The Modern West

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Publisher:
The Podglomerate, Wyoming Public Media

The Modern West

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Exploring the evolving identity of the American West. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and PRX, The Modern West takes you on a sound-rich journey into some of America's most iconic landscapes. Guided by host Melodie Edwards' personal connection to the region, it's an unflinching look at the American West--its problematic history, its modern-day struggles and resilience, and how its present and future are being shaped.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Kylie Mohr • High Country News Jun 15, 2022

"(Season: Cowboy Up) ...the show’s personal anecdotes and quavering young voices often made me want to cry, it’s not all dark. Still, while a single school can’t solve the problems Cowboy Up outlines, it’s a glimmer of hope for teens who might otherwise face incarceration, and listeners who want to help improve the system."

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Score: 5

Sarah Larson • New Yorker Feb 18, 2021

"It’s a vivid, engaging series, enlivened by memorable details: moose hunts, dance halls, an old-timer who rides his horse into a saloon."

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