The Tale of the Cowboy Philosopher
51:08 | Mar 3rd
mm recommended:Mar 8th
This story 😭😭😭 A daughter discovers who her father really was twice over. One destroyed their relationship. The other she never has a chance to reconcile. Was he a con man or a genius? Either or, it's no doubt Riley Shepard's encyclopedia of folk music is an important body of work. You can find t...Show More
mpr recommended:Mar 8th
Bitter sweet and fascinating, reminds me a little of the book “surgeon of Crowethorne”.
rmmiller364 recommended:Mar 8th
A fascinating episode about an interesting and perhaps difficult person who tried to produce a 50-volume encyclopedia of folk music, despite only having a fifth-grade education
yveehops recommended:Mar 7th
Added this to my list of favorite podcasts. Super interesting story of how one man was seen as a swindler and cheat to some people and an astounding genius to others. Even his daughter didn’t realize the magnitude of his life’s work.