The History Guy Podcast: The Wild West: The Outlaw Who Couldn't Ride a Horse and Soapy Smith

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On this episode of the History Guy Podcast, The History Guy discusses two stories of the Wild West. First is the story of Dick Fellowes, the outlaw who couldn't ride a horse. Second is Soapy Smith, a very bad man who scammed unsuspecting victims on the frontier - until his luck ran out.
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  • The History Guy podcasts are released every other week, and are available wherever podcasts are found. Due to listeners’ requests, episodes are posted on MNthe with an approximately on month delay.

    The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered20 өдрийн өмнө
    • What was Russian civil war btw big fan

      Shweta SethShweta Seth20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Just goes to show you. California has always been broken. They keep saying "The big one" is going to hit and California will fall into the sea. What's taking so long.

    Brick PopoBrick Popo4 өдрийн өмнө
  • I read once this ending happened on the docks of Skag.

    Bill ReztipBill Reztip7 өдрийн өмнө
  • I lived and worked in Skagway for akmost thirty years. Another story about Soapy is that he was harming the construction of the railroad there (W.P.& Y.R.). They are reported to have assinated him.

    DANIEL LAWDANIEL LAW12 өдрийн өмнө
  • Often I am at work or driving while watching MNthe, so podcast format works, though I do like seeing pictures, movie clips, and of course course your bow ties. It all works!

    Wendy ChavezWendy Chavez16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you Josh & Lance!💜You Always have great history!

    Trish the homesteaderTrish the homesteader16 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lance, are you related to Jim Geiger formerly of Dothan, Alabama? He was a good friend when I lived down there.

    TAP001TAP00117 өдрийн өмнө
  • Soapy Smith has remained in my memory after reading a vivid description of him in James A Michener’s book ‘Alaska’.

    Charles FlintCharles Flint17 өдрийн өмнө
  • 45

    DangerDubDangerDub17 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks for all the great history.

    michaelmichael18 өдрийн өмнө
  • And,,, ,with his boots on....

    c. acaboc. acabo18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love it Lance. I subscribed to the podcast. Wireless earbuds and my iPhone will give me plenty of entertainment while I mow my large lawn this summer. 😁😁

    Wayne HullihenWayne Hullihen18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thank you! Much better than the first version you did on Soapy Smith, though there were still some major mistakes and fictional additions. In Soapy's case the truth is indeed stranger than the fiction. If you want to learn the fully sourced history of Soapy Smith, I suggest my book, Alias Soapy Smith: The Life and Death of a Scoundrel (2009), from KlondikeResearch I also have a blogspot site and a group on Facebook where I discuss the latest new findings. For instance, recently I found Soapy in Tombstone, Arizona in 1882 running his prize package soap sell racket on Allen and Fourth Streets.

    Jeff SmithJeff Smith18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

    Lepke BLepke B18 өдрийн өмнө
  • I love that line history that deserves to be remembered and I use it liberally. You guys should see if you can do a video on Major Robert Rosie Rosenthal. One of his B-17 this was called Rosie's riveters. I believe that he flew 52 missions, was shot down over enemy territory three times and escaped and then after the war went on to work as a prosecutor at Nuremberg even interviewing Hermann Goering. I think that's history that deserves to be remembered.

    Lepke BLepke B18 өдрийн өмнө
  • Always love your shows!

    Milf StellaMilf Stella19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Have you done a video on the WWII South Pacific "Cargo Cults"?

    Bugout BubbaBugout Bubba19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Excellent....Thanks...!

    steve shoemakersteve shoemaker19 өдрийн өмнө
  • This was so interesting. Thank you, guys.

    Lisa HintonLisa Hinton19 өдрийн өмнө
  • WATCH MORE VIDEO F.U.L.L H.D 💓 CLICK HERE : 18cams.xyz !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候1&!/ 1617161715

    KING ZETROKING ZETRO19 өдрийн өмнө
  • I enjoy your work Sir, how about a story about Josey Wales

    Ray CastRay Cast19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Lance, Great work making your passion a Family affair. I am so happy to see your Wife and Son participating. Great Work All Of You and Much Continued Success.

    RandyCrimson44RandyCrimson4419 өдрийн өмнө
  • Not all emigrants from "the east" were drunken losers... My great great grandfather was the youngest son on a Kansas farmstead... He brought his wife and infant daughter west to San Diego back in 1888, during the Southern California land boom... Obtaining a farm that was relatively successful until the collapse of the Otay Dam back in 1916... Such is the life of average Americans...

    Louis DavoutLouis Davout19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Didn't realize the history guy was a family deal till now and if at all possible I'm a bigger fan then I was before really enjoying everything you have done from start till now

    Terrance OliveTerrance Olive19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Blogs are fine, but video record the presentation. That is the draw of the History Guy. We enjoy the bow-tie. CBC Radio for example broadcasts its shows on audio, but many are also video taped. It's much more fun to watch and listen. MNthe is made for it.

    Trucker Daddy - AKA John in QuébecTrucker Daddy - AKA John in Québec19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Why am I listening to a radio show on TV, seeing a static picture, when I could go to his site and watch the real thing? With video!

    Greg SmithGreg Smith19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Great podcast! I read about the early settlers in Canada, and at times families would settle in such remote locations. The isolation would cause a lack of social norms. A travelling priest wrote about the peculiar perspectives of these isolated families. Not that these people were bad, but they were far removed from the social and religious norms of the day.

    pseudopetruspseudopetrus19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Excellent work sir !!! By the way- It was said that John Wayne couldn't stand horses! Ironic, yes?

    Chris CareyChris Carey19 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know Dick Fellowes

    RD EnduroRD Enduro19 өдрийн өмнө
  • when I read the title of this episode, I thought it would feature The famous outlaw Charles Bole, AKA Black Bart. He had a very long and mostly successful career as a stagecoach robber. When they finally caught him, they found out that he was afraid of horses and always walked to and from his robberies.

    Emmit StewartEmmit Stewart19 өдрийн өмнө
  • This is fantastic History Guy and Son we're loving it

    Doug Van AllenDoug Van Allen19 өдрийн өмнө
  • thanks

    Marsh Oak Dojo - Tim PruittMarsh Oak Dojo - Tim Pruitt19 өдрийн өмнө
  • Pronounced San Lewis Obispo, not “Lewee”. I went to school there, lovely town! Expensive to live there though.

    ScallywagScallywag19 өдрийн өмнө
  • My whole family is the "Soapy Smith gang" with no signs of slowing down and I am being nice and pleasant here

    Cornbreadfed KirkpatrickCornbreadfed Kirkpatrick20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dear HG, I've recently read about two people you might want to investigate: Fred Burnham, the King Of Scouts and inspirer of Baden-powell, and Starling Burgess, yacht and aircraft designer.

    Dana MunkeltDana Munkelt20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Long time listener/watcher love the content but have difficulty accessing podcasts. I dont need the pictures. Are you going to keep putting podcast episodes on MNthe?

    Rabid RazorbackRabid Razorback20 өдрийн өмнө
    • We sure will!

      Josh GeigerJosh Geiger19 өдрийн өмнө
  • I know I've seen the video for this one.

    garthenargarthenar20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I would enjoy an exploration of Union and Confederate identity in the West, of soldiers and places

    Martin DMartin D20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Doxxing in the old west?

    Jim FortuneJim Fortune20 өдрийн өмнө
  • For some reason the narrative and story of Dick Fellows reminds me of Edward Everett Horton and fractured fairy tales

    FUBAR Model YardFUBAR Model Yard20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Soapy !

    Brer RabbitBrer Rabbit20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Amazing how many comments there are from people who firstly fail to understand that these podcasts are in addition to the regular video content, and secondly, don't possess the patience or attention span to engage with anything that doesn't involve moving images. Their loss.

    Left Past SaturnLeft Past Saturn20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Dick fellows.... How cool. What an antihero. Total likable guy; with a Rebel streak.

    /^\inutemen/^\edia/^\inutemen/^\edia20 өдрийн өмнө
    • Poor guy, if only he could have shaken the addiction.

      ana themaana thema20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Please show the History Guy and his son interviewing him. Staring at a static page for most of the program detracts from the story being told and likely loses the attention of viewers like me. The delivery of communication and content in a single modality is commonly used almost every day; however, most prefer a face-to-face meeting or even a real-time video conference over using an 'old-fashioned telephone.' Body language, gesticulation, and eye movement subconsciously give us cues not possible in a single modality. In my quick thematic research comparing Vlogs where you are on camera throughout the episode vs. having a single static page, I quickly realized that maintaining my attention was significantly more difficult when watching a static page. Because I was born during the peak year of the Baby Boom, my TV started out black and white, but the video and audio together made the programming irresistible to a kid with tube-type TV and tall antenna mast that had to be turned along with the channel knob to watch a different channel. Perhaps I also have PTSD (Pre Television Squeal Disorder). I would wake up early on Saturdays, spin the antenna and the channel knob, but all of the two channels had the Native American with a large headdress and a squeal that would wake the dead. That case was a single modality for the most part and when the squeal was combined with the static page, I believe I received many multimedia traumas from those experiences and my thematic research did point to several of the contributing causes of my electronic PTSD as defined above.

    Billy RobertBilly Robert20 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Trish the homesteader I remember those things and days before we had a TV in the house. A set of World Book Encyclopedias was my Internet. Gaming was outside playing or competing with friends, target shooting, and our Grand Theft Auto was a truck wagon we made out of lawnmower wheels, some scrap wood, a handful of nails, and a rope to steer it. However, I have changed with the times, good or bad, to the extent that if a story could be made more compelling by watching a speaker on screen, I still prefer that over a static screen. Please excuse me, I have to run. My neighbor is playing with my Hula Hoop again while he thinks I'm not noticing while my friends and I play root the peg and jacks. I don't mind him using my Hula Hoop, except he gave himself a hernia and damaged his hip joint he just had replaced.

      Billy RobertBilly Robert16 өдрийн өмнө
    • Why are you watching a static screen?🤷 Some of us still remember stories on radio or our parents reading to us. Our imagination provided the pictures.

      Trish the homesteaderTrish the homesteader16 өдрийн өмнө
    • I completely agree. Face-to-face is much better than Face-page.

      Tim GaretsonTim Garetson17 өдрийн өмнө
  • The sound is slightly off, a bit muffled.

    Will FordWill Ford20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Omgosh, this is one of the funniest stories, ever. Def movie worthy.

    flutterbyflutterby20 өдрийн өмнө
  • 👍

    Alan MoffatAlan Moffat20 өдрийн өмнө
  • WE HAVE JUDGES KILE THIS NOWADAYS BUT THEY HAD GUNS AND KNIVES WHAT HAPPENED 😳 .

    Alan MoffatAlan Moffat20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Sad, but funny. Giddy up, nope. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    Darlene WrightDarlene Wright20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Keep doing the podcasts. I enjoyed it.

    ChristyDeAnn LChristyDeAnn L20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Still loving these podcasts, the audio level that I struggled with on the first one has absolutely been fixed so send a big thank you to the history guy team for that one it's absolutely perfect. Running over Bluetooth to my truck stereo in my 18 wheeler which is a little bit noisy driving down the highway I can hear everything perfectly now. Other than my audiobooks and a couple of Toronto Maple leaf podcasts, you guys are one of my go-to entertainment sources for the day. Thanks for everything you guys do

    Adrian FoekensAdrian Foekens20 өдрийн өмнө
    • Thank you! It's been a learning curve on the sound but so good to hear it's gotten better.

      Josh GeigerJosh Geiger20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Excellent ripping yarn! It helps to be english to understand my comment. Damn you understand Ripping Yarn! Bonus points!

    Steve J GreenSteve J Green20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Not crazy about the new format

    D. GK EDD. GK ED20 өдрийн өмнө
    • It's just podcasts in addition to the regular videos. I personally appreciate they upload them to youtube aswel instead of only to the podcast platforms.

      ana themaana thema20 өдрийн өмнө
  • these are great!

    Deconverted ManDeconverted Man20 өдрийн өмнө
  • They were interesting and good stories.

    Wayne BenderWayne Bender20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Sound levels were very good, this medium works well for subjects where visuals aren't available...

    Michael OwenMichael Owen20 өдрийн өмнө
    • I disagree, it is muffled on MNthe.

      Will FordWill Ford20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Another strike. Has someone take over your channel? Wow, really disappointed. 3 strike's, you're out! Clarity. Same vid, different title. Weak!

    Donald AdamsDonald Adams20 өдрийн өмнө
    • The Podcasts are being produced in addition to, not instead of, our regular MNthe format. We started producing the podcasts based on requests from MNthe viewers. Podcasts are released every two weeks and then posted here on MNthe approximately a month after release. While the podcasts will largely include scripts that we have produced in video format with additional commentary, we will also be including some original scripts unique to the podcast. Rest assured, we plan to continue producing videos on MNthe on our regular Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love the NRA ad.

    Todd MarshallTodd Marshall20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Using a mule shoe in lieu of a horse shoe sounds like the modern equivalent of using the donut for a spare tire. Hearing the story of Dick Fellows makes me wonder if it may have inspired the writers of My Cousin Vinny. Just a thought.

    timmmahhhhtimmmahhhh20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love your channel. Love the content, but this 1 is to long and repetitive. Your original format worked, so why the change? Best of luck and I'll keep watching. Just constructive criticism. Over and out.

    Donald AdamsDonald Adams20 өдрийн өмнө
    • The Podcasts are being produced in addition to, not instead of, our regular MNthe format. We started producing the podcasts based on requests from MNthe viewers. Podcasts are released every two weeks and then posted here on MNthe approximately a month after release. While the podcasts will largely include scripts that we have produced in video format with additional commentary, we will also be including some original scripts unique to the podcast. Rest assured, we plan to continue producing videos on MNthe on our regular Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered20 өдрийн өмнө
    • Thinking the same thing. Appears to be repetitive, with additional commenting.

      Texas_stone_ StoneTexas_stone_ Stone20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I could have sworn you'd already done a story on the first guy that robbed stage coaches but had the worst luck in the world. Dick fellows. Edit: You already did one on Soapy Smith as well. Is this just a video of the two previous videos combined into one????

    Texas_stone_ StoneTexas_stone_ Stone20 өдрийн өмнө
    • The Podcasts are being produced in addition to, not instead of, our regular MNthe format. We started producing the podcasts based on requests from MNthe viewers. Podcasts are released every two weeks and then posted here on MNthe approximately a month after release. While the podcasts will largely include scripts that we have produced in video format with additional commentary, we will also be including some original scripts unique to the podcast. Rest assured, we plan to continue producing videos on MNthe on our regular Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered20 өдрийн өмнө
    • Glad I'm not the only one who thought these sounded familiar.

      OxnateOxnate20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Soapy

    NAPTOWN RHYTHM BLUESNAPTOWN RHYTHM BLUES20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Disney did a movie the Gunslinger who couldn't ride a horse!

    constipated in sin cityconstipated in sin city20 өдрийн өмнө
    • I know there was a movie named The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight...

      Jim FortuneJim Fortune20 өдрийн өмнө
  • ty guys

    J MacJ Mac20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Long time watcher of the channel, just discovered your podcast and I’m glad I did.

    Doogie For The AgesDoogie For The Ages20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I just watched the movie tombstone so I'm kind of an expert now.

    Dang Ling LongDang Ling Long20 өдрийн өмнө
  • The former NFL player for the Denver Broncos Rob Lytle!🌈🌈🌈🌠 The More You Know!

    constipated in sin cityconstipated in sin city20 өдрийн өмнө
    • @Texas_stone_ Stone He's related to the guy in the 1st story nephew

      constipated in sin cityconstipated in sin city20 өдрийн өмнө
    • What about him???

      Texas_stone_ StoneTexas_stone_ Stone20 өдрийн өмнө
  • I would love to see an episode on the great hanging that took place in Gainsville, TX.

    Mitch DroeseMitch Droese20 өдрийн өмнө
  • The intro threw me for a loop.

    Steve SteffenSteve Steffen20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Didn’t know you had a podcast

    Steve HilliardSteve Hilliard20 өдрийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered I just found you on Spotify. 👍💜

      Trish the homesteaderTrish the homesteader16 өдрийн өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered I think there is a problem with the link to your podcasts in the video description. The link didn’t work for me. 404. Thanks.

      ggrrr1000ggrrr100020 өдрийн өмнө
    • Steven Hilliard. Too bad you weren't in Independence Day Resurgence! It sure would have been better!

      constipated in sin cityconstipated in sin city20 өдрийн өмнө
    • The podcasts are released every two weeks and available everywhere you find podcasts. We post them on the YT channel approximately a month after release.

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Is there no sound? No, my smart phone is not.

    GreatSkyTroll AntiDramaGreatSkyTroll AntiDrama20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Excellent

    Saab ReplaySaab Replay20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love

    Saab ReplaySaab Replay20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Love

    Saab ReplaySaab Replay20 өдрийн өмнө
  • Thanks

    GreatSkyTroll AntiDramaGreatSkyTroll AntiDrama20 өдрийн өмнө