Wyoming is full of stories waiting to be shared. These podcasts highlight not only the history of the state but the culture, geology, conservation, wildlife and more. Whether you are a resident, visitor or just interested in more about Wyoming, there is a podcast for you.
1. Rediscover the Winds
Join the Fremont County Museums as they host a podcast about the history of the area (known as Wind River Country), which includes the Wind River Indian Reservation, the towns of Lander, Riverton, Dubois and more. The hosts of this podcast are collections managers for two local museums, but their upbeat banter makes the podcast a fun listen even for non-history buffs. Using museum artifacts and interviews with experts, this podcast helps listeners discover the quirky, heart-wrenching and fascinating history of Fremont County and the American West. Episodes range from 9 minutes to 29 minutes, making them easy to digest from your home or from Wyoming’s wide-open roads.
2. Your Mountain
If you have any interest in the outdoors, this podcast is worth a listen. With over 40 collective years in law, science and policy, the hosts of Your Mountain tackle the heavy subjects impacting outdoor recreation in an approachable way. Hosts David Willms, Mike McGrady and Nephi Cole are all avid outdoorsmen, hunters and anglers who call Wyoming home. They rely on their own experiences and the knowledge of their guests to inform listeners about important outdoor issues across the United States. Topics range from the epic annual migration of mule deer in Wyoming and its impacts to the importance of diversity outdoors. Each episode is a little over an hour long and jam-packed with insights, anecdotes and humor.
3. Women in Wyoming
Creator and host of this podcast, Lindsay Linton Buk, is a fifth generation Wyomingite, an artist and a photographer. She spent several years discovering inspiring women around Wyoming and telling their stories. Women highlighted include an Eastern Shoshone linguist, a rural medicine practitioner, a backcountry pilot and more. Episodes range from 20-25 minutes, making it easy to dive into all three chapters of this series. Take a listen to discover the stories of fascinating women who are breaking down stereotypes and building a better tomorrow in the Equality State.
4. Dead & Gone in Wyoming
For those who love true crime, check out Scott Fuller’s Dead & Gone podcast. Every month, this podcast tells the story of a murder or mystery that took place in Wyoming. Most episodes range from 20-30 minutes, digging into all of the gruesome details of the state’s most fascinating disappearances and homicides. This thrilling podcast will leave you with a look at the darker side of Wyoming.
5. The Sweet Smell of Sagebrush
If you are drawn to stories of the wild American West, this podcast is for you. With a soundtrack and voice that belong in a classic Western film, historian and Wyomingite Clay Gibbons shares lesser-known stories from around the state. From the trial of the 1909 Spring Creek Cattle Raid to the recollection of an interview with the last Plains Indian Chief, The Sweet Smell of Sagebrush gives its listeners a glimpse into the western roots of Wyoming. Episodes range from 25 to 35 minutes, allowing you the perfect amount of time to let your mind wander West.
6. Go Be Wyoming
This local Wyoming podcast gives you insights into the state’s current culture, politics and much more. The hosts have interviewed guests from Governor Mark Gordon to former NFL player Chris Prosinski. With a mission to give Wyoming businesses, people and organizations the opportunity to tell their stories of grit, determination and kindness, this new inal podcast will keep you up to date on a variety of topics around the state. Episodes range from 30 minutes to an hour and 30 minutes, taking the time needed to cover relevant local subjects.
6. Wyoming My 307
Hosted by Wyomingite and retired teacher Carla Mowell, this podcast highlights history, geology, wildlife and much more around the Cowboy State. Every episode takes time to highlight a specific town in Wyoming in addition to featuring topics from ranching to being gay in Wyoming. Episodes of this catchall podcast range from 30 to 50 minutes, holding a host of information and stories to help you discover hidden gems statewide.