Stuck in the Desert Audio Show

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The Desert Rat (@Thedesertrat3) tells us about life in the desert southwest of the United States with stories and information about Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, California, Utah, and more. Join The Desert Rat for his down home, honest, and easy brand of storytelling and travel, in your mind at least, to one of the most beautiful places on earth - the southwestern United States. This is a free podcast provided by one of the wonderful Patreon’s of When It Was Cool. We hope you will support us as well.

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 30 - Scarizona IV - Serial Killers and Wingnuts

Look back in time with the Rat today at Timothy McViegh, perpetrator of one of the largest domestic terrorism events in American history. Hear the details of his bizarre life path, the bloody attack, his justifications for it, and his execution. A satellite podcast of the whenitwascool.com empire! Support the platform that hosts this show on Patreon! Thank You for Your Patronage!

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 29 - Scarizona III - Wicked Evil Streets

Go with The Rat this week as we start on the trail to some of the most crime riddled, impoverished areas in Arizona. Before we venture out The Rat will take a hard look at one of the number one causes of the chaos, violence, and poverty in his opinion. Support the platform that houses this website, whenitwascool.com. Note: This is a serious discussion about addiction, and if that disturbs you then this edition might not be for you.

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 28 - Scarizona II

Travel into The Rats mind as he reviews some of the ghastly events of Arizona's not so distant past. This is no trick or treat episode. The events described and the scars they left behind in the collective psyche of Arizonans are quite real. In this edition we take a look at the controversial Evan Mecham. A satellite podcast of the whenitwascool.com Empire. Support the platform that houses this show on Patreon.

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 27 - Scarizona

Travel into The Rats mind as he reviews some of the ghastly events of Arizona's not so distant past. This is no trick or treat episode. The events described and the scars they left behind in the collective psyche of Arizonans are quite real. A satellite podcast of the whenitwascool.com Empire. Support the platform that houses this show on Patreon.

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 26 - Planes, Trains, and Other Motivations

Travel with The Rat this week as we explore Travel related matters that affected the culture and psychology of modern day Phoenicians. Two events in particular that have changed the town permanently are featured as an introspective look at how communities deal with disaster. This podcast is a satellite of whenitwascool.com. Support the platform that houses this work for as little as a dollar a month. Contact The Desert Rat: thedesertrat3@yahoo.com, @thedesertrat3@twitter, Stuck In The Desert page on Facebook. Wake me up when September ends...

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 25 - Ratmenicences III - Big Birded

Join The Rat this week as we put a big bow on the children's television series with the conclusion of Mr. Rodgers review, and an overview of CTW series The Electric Company, and Sesame Street! A satellite podcast of whenitwascool.com, also available on iTunes. Support the platform that houses this podcast for as little as a buck a month. Help keep the good work moving along.

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Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 24 - Ratmenicences II Big Time

Continuing along the Trolly Track, The Rat covers some of the more well known children's programming from back in the day. Featured this segment are New Zoo Revue, Captain Kangaroo, The Banana Splitz, and Mr Rogers Neighborhood. Find this show in the podcasts section of whenitwascool.com, and support the platform that houses this show.

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 23 - Ratmenicences

Join The Rat today, as we take a look back at local children's programs of the 70s and 80s I'm sure you have your favorites! Perhaps I found one of them, but if not drop me a line at thedesertrat3@yahoo.com and I will look into covering it on a future issue. Were you ever part of the studio audience in one of these shows? I would love to hear the story. Part of the whenitwascool.com Universe. Become a Patron for as little as a buck a month. Help support the Platform that houses this show!

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 22 - Rattasaurus

The Rat Goes Dancing With Dinosaurs this week, As the long summer starts fading towards fall. The rich fields of the Uintas, The Ashfall Region of Nebraska, and LaBrea, in L.A.- will be showcased, as well as a few other surprises for those who can stay awake for the whole show.^^--- Visit whenitwascool.com for your other retro needs, and become a Patron for as little as a buck a Month. Even my grandma can afford that. Yes, she's still living, and will no doubt box me around the ears if she catches wind of that... but you only live once, so take a chance and support the platform that houses this show.

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 21 - Range Wars

Stand with the Rat this week as we complete this retrospective on the range wars of the 1800s and see if we can draw any useful conclusions from the carnage. A satellite podcast in the WIWC Empire, This podcast now has an rss feed for your podcast collector, I am clueless to its workings, but its there for your enjoyment! Check on the whenitwascool.com home page under the podcasts section for more details. Contact the Rat: thedesertrat3@yahoo.com, @thedesertrat3 on twitter, stuck in the desert on Facebook. Stay Shady!

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 20 - Pleasant Valley War

Take a walk with the Rat through the past this week as we take a look at the brutal uprisings of the late 1800s west. With so much material to cover there will definitely be a part 2. Support the whenitwascool.com Platform on Patreon for as little as "One Measly Dollar a Month." I borrowed that line from No Friender, who has probably thrown his hands up in disgust at the futility of trying to get a little help around here. Contact the Rat: thedesertrat3@yahoo.com, @thedesertrat3 on twitter, or stuck in the desert on Facebook. Enjoy!

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 19 - Rat vs. Mouse

Join the Desert Rat this week as we meander off to the Magic Kingdom via the scenic route! This is the last of this year's summer fun series, but not to worry! Fun knows no season, in the year, or in the times of our lives! Available at WhenItWasCool.com and other venues as well. Help support this Patreon funded platform!

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 18 - Amused I Am

Go with the Rat this week, as we take a look back at several amusement parks with a western flavor. Part of the Summer Fun Series. The ghost of amusement parks past also makes a visit as we look into the history of long standing amusements, both living and dead. Become a Patron of this concern, and show your support. Go to whenitwascool.com, and push any of the donate or Patreon buttons. There are other levels, but I'm asking you listeners to sign up at the 5 dollar level. Thanks to my 3 loyal listeners!

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 17 - Rat on a Sur Board

Join The Rat this week as he explores the Pacific Coast Wilderness! A Wonder of nature, and protected by law from incursion, This place must be seen to be believed! Part of the Summer Fun Series, this podcast is now available by RSS feed on iTunes. Thanks to you Mr Warren, and my other 2 listeners... :p

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 16 - Woo Woo 2

Join the Rat this week, as he wanders through one of Arizona’s premier tourist locations, Sedona. Heading through Nevada on his way towards the California Coast. A satellite podcast of whenitwascool.com. Send suggestions or questions to thedesertrat3@twitter, or thedesertrat3@yahoo.com.

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Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 15 - Rat on a Woo Woo Train

Join the Desert Rat this episode as we swoop right by Contact In the Desert, and head for the playa to join the Burning Man Celebration! Part of the Summer Fun Series #4. Contact the Rat: @thedesertrat3 on Twitter, thedesertrat3@yahoo.com, Stuck in the Desert on Facebook. Support this platform, whenitwascool.com on Patreon for as little as a buck a month, but I suggest at least five.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 14 - Rat in Tunnels

Join The Rat this week as he winds though the Creepy, and not so creepy caverns underneath the Desert Sands. Part 3 of the Summer Fun Mini Series. Contact The Rat : @thedesretrat3@twitter.com. thedesertrat3@yahoo.com. Stuck in the Desert page on Facebook. Wherever you are, I wish you joy.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 13 - Rat on a Sinking Raft

In the Lucky 13 episode of Stuck In The Desert, The Rat takes a moment to honor the passing of cowboy historian Jinx Pyle. Later In the episode he discusses several options for white river rafting in the copper state, then winds up the episode in celebration of the 50th year celebration of the creation of Big Surf! This free podcast can currently only be accessed through the fantastic magical platform of WhenItWasCool.com! Contact The Rat @thedesertrat3 on Twitter, thedesertrat3@yahoo.com, or on the Facebook page Stuck In The Desert. Keep Cool, and Enjoy!


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 12 - River Rat

Put on the sunscreen and your sunglasses and venture out with the rat as we take a run down the Wild and Wooly Salt River! This desert hotspot is a multigenerational favorite, and a must experience for anyone that wants to say they have truly been here! Part One of the Summer In the Sand series.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 11 - Peryton

Journey with the Rat into the pine forests and junipers as he takes one last blast this year at hunting the big beasts of the desert southwest. He also takes another look at some of these creatures mythical and magical counterparts. Last in this years Huntin & Fishn series.


Stories… A Rat’s Tale - A Message to Whom I Don’t Know

Travel a few steps in the rat's moccasins. A Patreon Specialty Podcast, just because I love you all like brothers, brother! No garbage bags were harmed in the recording of this pod. The identities of certain food truck drivers have been changed in order to prevent myself further indigestion. No Deposit, No Return. Don't listen to this recording if you are standing, sitting, or lying down. Keep you expectations low, and you might be pleasantly surprised. Stories: A Rat’s Tale


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 10 - The Search for Cousin Jackalope

In this third edition of the Huntin and Fishin series, The Rat Discusses the fur bound creatures large and small to be found in the Sonoran Desert. On a side journey we look into the mythology of the mysterious Jackalope of Western lore. This satellite podcast can only be accessed on the whenitwascool.com website, its exclusive home.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 09 - Huntin’ and Fishin’ Part 2

Hang out wit the Rat this week while we conclude our first look at fishing in New Mexico, and Southern Utah. Then smell the gun oil as we move into small game hunting in Arizona. Part 2 of the Huntin and Fishin Series.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 08 - Rat Lure

In this episode The Desert Rat wades into the subject of sports fishing in the Desert Southwest. Go with him as he paddles the lakes, walks the banks, and casts into the surf of some of the well known (and not so well known) fishing hot spots of the west... Part one of the Fishin & Huntin Mini-Series.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 07 - Adobe Rat

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States.  This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue.  On this episode the Desert Rat titles the show - Adobe Rat.  This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 06 - The Rat in Ruins

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. On this episode the Desert Rat titles the show - The Rat in Ruins. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 05 - The Rats in the Garden

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. On this episode the Desert Rat titles the show - Stuck in the Garden. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 04 - Tumbleweed Tree

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. On this episode the Desert Rat titles the show - Tumbleweed Tree. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 03 - Busting Rocks in the Hot Sun

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. On this episode the Desert Rat tells us more about the interesting and amazing hobby or rock collecting and geode hunting. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 02 - The Rat Rocks

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. On this episode the Desert Rat tells us all about the interesting and amazing hobby or rock collecting and geode hunting. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 01 - South of the Border

The Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. On this episode we travel through Yuma, AZ, south of the border, find a prison, and much more. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.


Stuck in the Desert Audio Show - Episode 00 - The Monsters of the Southwest

The debut edition of the Stuck in the Desert Audio Show where our host, a long time resident of the desert southwest of the United States, tells us about the sunburned corner of the United States. This show is an interesting mix of American life, DragonKing Dark, and travelogue. In honor of #MonsterMonth, The Desert Rat tells us about some desert southwest monsters and terrors. This is a free show hosted exclusively at When It Was Cool.