Love And Gunpowder

In this bonus episode, Words Out West’s own Jay Kettering writes about a kid who’s willing to blow up his world for love.

Jay Kettering: The Church of Pancakes: part 3 of his audio trilogy Notes From the Huntley Project (radio play)

(Dramatic reading by Missoula actors David Mills-Low, Anne-Marie Williams, Reid Reimers, Cody Hyslop, and Teresa Waldorf)

In this battle between emotion and ethics—ethics doesn’t stand a chance.

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.

Jay Kettering: My Dad and Pre-Socratic Thought: part 1 of his audio trilogy Notes From the Huntley Project (radio play)
(Dramatic reading by Missoula actor Bernie O’Connor)

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.

Available now: The Ticking of the Clock
In part two of his radio play trilogy, How I Learned To Tell Time, Jay looks back to a time when everything was a mystery—especially time.

Celebrate Father’s Day with: Who is My Dad?
Available June 14

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.

Celebrate the 4th of July with: Love and Gunpowder
Available June 28

In part three of his radio play trilogy, The Church of Pancakes, Jay writes about a kid who’s willing to blow up his world for love.

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!

The winner of the Nickel & Dime Raffle prize package was: David Allan Cates.

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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)

(Dramatic reading by Missoula actors David Mills-Low, Rebecca Schaffer, Will Tilton, Jessica Adam, and Aaron Roos)

Only one thing is for sure—time is on his side.

A Mysterious Relationship

In this episode, our season finale, Words Out West’s own Jay Kettering writes about a mysterious relationship.

This episode contains some adult language and themes, which may be unsuitable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

Jay Kettering: The Position of Mona and Vi (short story)
(dramatic reading by Missoula actors David Mills-Low, Rosie Ayers and Robin Rose)

Two women are passing the time with casual conversation until the topic turns to the question of why they are sharing the same space.

Personal Landscapes

In this episode, Mark Gibbons, Shaun Gant and David E. Thomas explore their own personal landscapes. One ventures to where there are no fences, one observes an explosion of life in her own backyard, while another stays close to the tracks.

Mark Gibbons: Open Country (poem)

You can smell the sage.


Shaun Gant: Waxwing Party (poem)

Words take flight.


David E. Thomas: Early August After A Dry Storm (poem)

A walk across a bridge becomes much more than a weather report.

Fleeting Nature of Time

In this episode, David Allan Cates, Sheryl Noethe and Robert Lee mull over the fleeting nature of time. One takes a nostalgic leap of faith, another explains how life never stops, while another makes a plan for when he’s a ghost.

David Allan Cates: Blue (poem)

A long dive into cold water reveals much more than the impetus for stepping off the cliff.


Sheryl Noethe: Flux (poem)

We get the good news that nothing ceases to exist.


Robert Lee: A Better Idea (poem)

A husband is assigned an impossible task.

Grab Bag

In this episode, we hear from Shane Wheeldon, Freya Jones and Chris Sand, three writers who are hard to put in a box. Therefore, it’s our first installment of the Grab Bag.

Shane Wheeldon: Sumina, The Invincible Spirit (poem)

The hero is tasked with slaying the evil one. Hold your breath and aim for the heart.


Freya Jones: Caged (poem)

The poet takes us in two directions.


Chris Sand: Cow Cow (song)

A song that gives Old McDonald a run for his money.

Searching

In this episode, writers Sheryl Noethe, David E. Thomas, and Sarah Aronson are in the process of searching. One is searching for stories from strangers, another seeks magic from a natural phenomenon, while the other is tracking those who want to get to their destination in the quickest way possible.

Sheryl Noethe: Bus Stranger Fingers (poem)

The poet recounts a conversation on a Greyhound bus and finds out there may be a math problem.


David E. Thomas: Road Trip to Total Eclipse (poem)

We find folks gathering to share in the mystery of a shadow.


Sarah Aronson: Desire Lines (poem)

The poet follows the tracks going across the lawn, and the tracks in her mind.


Sheryl Noethe: Questions On An Airplane (poem)

Here there is both the fear of flying and fascism.