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Within The Realm

Jun 21, 2024

The Spring of 1954, somewhere in northwestern Oklahoma. A group of upstart high schoolers form a marching band to represent their school at sporting events after the school could no longer send along the official band. From there, small gestures from folks in town made the idea work. A story worthy of a Hallmark movie,...


May 28, 2024

Described as wild and beautiful creatures, the horses of Shannon County, Missouri are just that. The off spring of work horses abandoned by desperate Ozark farmers during the depression, they have survived and flourished on the Federal Lands around the Current and Jack's Fork Rivers. Once seen as a problem to...


May 5, 2024

The Cookson Hills hold many a legend about the exploits of Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd and his amazing escapes from the clutches of the law through a hail of gunfire. But there's also the story about a collector, a clerk really, from a loan office in Fort Smith who was able to best the man who was soon to be...


Apr 11, 2024

You know Within The Realm as the place where the Great Plains, the Ozark Mountains and the Indian Territory collide, but what happens when too much on your plate, a little guilt over not getting a podcast episode out on schedule and a cover of a Tom Petty song collide? You're fixin' to find...


Mar 18, 2024

I'm feeling philosophical about my walks with my assistant producer, Boomer, on the trail near our home. By applying a lesson I learned from the pages of the nerdy books I read when I was a kid, I have special outlook on not just the walks on the trail, but many of the things that happen around me....