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The Tale of the Cowboy Philosopher

The Tale of the Cowboy Philosopher

Update: 2020-03-0332
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In 2009, an old man died in a California nursing home. His obituary included not just his given name, but a long list of the pseudonyms he'd been known to use. In this episode, which we originally released in 2019, we trace the life of Riley Shepard, a hillbilly musician, writer, small-time con man and, perhaps, a genius.
Comments (4)

Rodolfo Zanin

amazing!

Mar 6th
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Diederik Diercks

well done!

Mar 6th
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Austin Tower

Wondering why this episode seemed so familiar. listened to it last year. still interesting though.

Mar 5th
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BC

imagine if he had money to publish this encyclopedia. he would be famous. he would be part of the American zeitgeist.

Mar 4th
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The Tale of the Cowboy Philosopher

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