Welcome to Words Out West, a podcast where you’ll hear voices from the literary landscape of Big Sky Country and beyond.

We spotlight both established and emerging writers of the contemporary West.

A rapping cowboy, a river-guiding novelist and a bus-riding Poet Laureate are just a few of the folks you’ll hear from on Words Out West.

  • Who Is My Dad?
    In part one of his radio play trilogy, My Dad and Pre-Socratic Thought, Jay recalls the crazy stories his father told him in an attempt to find meaning.
  • Watch For Summer Bonus Episodes
    Watch for summer bonus episodes Featuring Words Out West’s own Jay Kettering’s radio play trilogy, Notes From the Huntley Project. Read more
  • Big Thanks To All Our Donors
    Big thanks to all the donors to W.O.W.’s Nickel & Dime Fundraiser (June 1 -7, 2021). We raised just over $400! All money raised will go to production costs for Season Two! Read more
  • Nickel And Dime Fundraiser

    Donate $5 or $10 from June 1 thru 7 and you’ll receive W.O.W. swag (bookmark, sticker, button, magnet)

    And be automatically entered into our raffle to win a prize package of signed books and a CD from six W.O.W. writers!

  • The Ticking Of The Clock

    In this bonus episode, Words Out West’s own Jay Kettering looks back to a time when everything was a mystery—especially time.

    Jay Kettering: How I Learned To Tell Time: part 2 of his audio trilogy Notes From the Huntley Project (radio play)

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