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Bonanas for Bonanza

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In the first podcast ever to be picked up to series from the Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, Dalton Wilcox, the self-described “Poet Laureate of the West”, will re-watch the classic TV show Bonanza! Dalton and his co-hosts, country music legend Mutt Taylor (Matt Gourley) and Biblical home and garden accessories entrepreneur and Bonanza superfan Amy Sleeverson (Maria Bamford) will welcome special guests each week for a deep dive into an episode of the beloved and enduring western series that, in Dalton’s words, “did more to teach people about the western lifestyle than anything else until me and my poems and stories came along”. High praise indeed. Hello friend, come on in, the gate is open wide - Bonanza!

In the first podcast ever to be picked up to series from the Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, Dalton Wilcox, the self-described “Poet Laureate of the West”, will re-watch the classic TV show Bonanza! Dalton and his co-hosts, country music legend Mutt Taylor (Matt Gourley) and Biblical home and garden accessories entrepreneur and Bonanza superfan Amy Sleeverson (Maria Bamford) will welcome special guests each week for a deep dive into an episode of the beloved and enduring western series that, in Dalton’s words, “did more to teach people about the western lifestyle than anything else until me and my poems and stories came along”. High praise indeed. Hello friend, come on in, the gate is open wide - Bonanza!

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United States

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In the first podcast ever to be picked up to series from the Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, Dalton Wilcox, the self-described “Poet Laureate of the West”, will re-watch the classic TV show Bonanza! Dalton and his co-hosts, country music legend Mutt Taylor (Matt Gourley) and Biblical home and garden accessories entrepreneur and Bonanza superfan Amy Sleeverson (Maria Bamford) will welcome special guests each week for a deep dive into an episode of the beloved and enduring western series that, in Dalton’s words, “did more to teach people about the western lifestyle than anything else until me and my poems and stories came along”. High praise indeed. Hello friend, come on in, the gate is open wide - Bonanza!

Language:

English


Episodes

Bonanas For Bonanza Season 1, Episode 1 (Pilot): A Rose For Lotta

9/29/2022
Poet Laureate of the West, Dalton Wilcox is back to try his hand at another podcast pilot. This time, he is doing his own re-watch podcast of the classic tv show, Bonanza! On this episode Dalton is joined by his old old old friend, Bartleby Mckay, as well as his city slickin' book publisher, Russell Shine to discuss the pilot of Bonanza! Later, they welcome The Journeymen to hear tell of their adventure in making the Bonanza sequel, Moonanza! Special guests: Sean Conroy, Paul F. Tompkins,...

Duration:01:49:00

Season 1, Episode 18: A House Divided

1/18/2021
Mary Holland (Wild Horses, Happiest Season) joins Dalton, Mutt and Amy for an episode of Bonanza that has no relevance to contemporary events whatsoever! Amy opens up about the challenges of being married to a Frankenstein, before they watch Season 1, Episode 18 of Bonanza, "A House Divided," in which a shadowy businessman tries to fool Little Joe into siding with the Confederacy.

Duration:01:16:26

Season 1, Episode 17: The Outcast

1/4/2021
On today’s Bonanas For Bonanza (aka The Know Your Place Dating Service Theater), the gang is joined by the rest of the Journeymen, Cubby Lauderbourne, Jimmy Blades and Shunt McGuppin (Mark McConville, James Bladon and Jeremy Carter)! After guessing the ages of different Bonanza guest stars, they watch Season 1, Episode 17 of Bonanza, “The Outcast,” in which a beautiful woman comes into the lives of our heroes and does not die.

Duration:01:31:38

Season 1, Episode 16: El Toro Grande

12/21/2020
Dalton, Mutt and Amy welcome the great Paul Scheer to the podcast, who immediately horrifies them with his plans for a Bonanza reboot. Dalton explains you can't teach a stallion how to make muffins, and Amy pitches Paul on her Supreme Basket Wagon holiday special. Then they watch Season 1, Episode 16 of Bonanza, "El Toro Grande," in which Hoss fights a bear to protect a bull.

Duration:01:33:35

Season 1, Episode 15: The Last Hunt

12/7/2020
This week Dalton, Mutt and Amy welcome the best-smelling creator of "The Complete Woman," Marabel May (Amanda Lund)! Marabel teaches Mutt what a grocery store is, and offers Amy some tips to spice up her marriage with costumes. Then they watch Season 1, Episode 15 of Bonanza, "The Last Hunt," in which Hoss and Little Joe disarm a knife wielding Shoshone woman.

Duration:01:26:03

Season 1, Episode 14: The Sisters

11/23/2020
This week's guest is Merrill Markoe, legendary TV writer and the author of "We Saw Scenery"! Dalton, Mutt & Amy discuss her childhood watching Bonanza and the time she fell in love with a Nazi. Then they discuss episode 14 of Bonanza, "The Sisters," in which Adam and a saloon girl are spied on by a pervert horse.

Duration:01:29:43

Season 1, Episode 13: Vendetta

11/9/2020
Dalton, Mutt & Amy welcome "True Detective" scribe Nic Pizzolatto to the show! He explains how writing is just "manipulating people with the alphabet," before luring Dalton into a conversation about bodysnatchers. Then they recap episode 13 of Bonanza, "Vendetta," in which Virginia City tries (poorly) to protect Ben from the murderous Morgan gang.

Duration:01:23:20

Season 1, Episode 12: The Hanging Posse

10/26/2020
Dalton, Mutt & Amy welcome Rebecca Delgado Smith from The Alarmist podcast, and Amy plugs her "Blood Of Christ" small batch communion wine club. Then they recap episode 12 of Bonanza, "The Hanging Posse," in which Adam and Little Joe join a posse to track down a nice man, a sick man and a psychopath.

Duration:01:22:42

Season 1, Episode 11: The Truckee Strip

10/12/2020
Bonanas For Bonanza returns, and Dalton, Mutt and Amy are joined by an incredibly special guest: the son of Hoss Cartwright himself, Dirk Blocker! They discuss Michael Landon's insatiable love of money, and which members of the Bonanza cast are secretly bald. Then, they recap episode 11 of Bonanza, "The Truckee Strip," in which a story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families brings out Mutt's love of the Bard.

Duration:01:22:08

Bonanas For Bonanza Season 2 Announcement

9/21/2020
Dalton, Mutt, and Amy will return October 12th to Earwolf and Stitcher Premium!

Duration:00:00:51

Season 1, Episode 10: The Magnificent Adah

8/3/2020
Dalton, Mutt and Amy are joined by a very special guest this week: Sugar Cane (Carl Tart), the designer of every suit worn on Bonanza! He's not one to gossip but he will share Michael Landon's crotch measurements. Then, they recap episode 10 of Bonanza, "The Magnificent Adah," in which Hoss gets confused by a poster of a naked woman.

Duration:01:14:50

Season 1, Episode 9: Mr. Henry Comstock

7/20/2020
The "Scam Goddess" herself, comedian Laci Mosley joins the program to talk about which tragedies she would add to Amy's tragedy charm bracelets, and what went wrong at the Wilcox Ranch Exposition for Cowboy Poetry. Then they discuss episode 9 of Bonanza, "Mr. Henry Comstock," in which we meet the original scam artist who inspired the name of Virginia City.

Duration:01:14:57

Season 1, Episode 8: The Philip Diedesheimer Story

7/6/2020
Comedian and "High & Mighty" host Jon Gabrus joins Dalton, Mutt and Amy this week, to talk about working with Bill Cosby and Amy's new Christian self-defense program. Then they discuss episode 8 of Bonanza, "The Philip Diedesheimer Story," in which Adam helps a Dutchman and suddenly becomes a math genius. Get ready for the Wilcox Ranch Exposition of Cowboy Poetry coming soon, and come armed!

Duration:01:19:01

Season 1, Episode 7: The Saga Of Annie O'Toole

6/22/2020
Cram Daniels (Jason Mantzoukas), host of The Deadwood Boys and self-proclaimed Western TV expert, magnanimously offers to show Dalton how podcast recaps are really done. Then they discuss episode 7 of Bonanza, "The Saga Of Annie O'Toole," in which Annie gets some silver miners excited with her woman cookin', and Cram reveals his son may be a werewolf.

Duration:01:04:56

Season 1, Episode 6: The Julia Bulette Story

6/8/2020
This week Chip Junction (Lauren Lapkus), the 12 year old grandson of a Bonanza fan Dalton met online, joins the podcast to ask whether masks will make future generations more attracted to mouths. Then they discuss episode 6 of Bonanza, “The Julia Bulette Story,” in which Little Joe falls for a woman who looks a lot like his mom. Look out for the Wilcox Ranch Exposition of Cowboy Poetry coming soon!

Duration:01:12:49

Bonusnanas For Bonusnanza #3

6/3/2020
This is a bonus episode of Bonanas For Bonanza, where Dalton and Mutt answer all of your Bonanza questions. You can hear more of these Bonanas bonus episodes on Stitcher Premium! To sign up, just go to stitcherpremium.com and use the code BONANAS for a free month. In this episode, Dalton and Mutt answer your questions about the Bonanza prequel series and whether you can eat the fish part of a mermaid, before their musical breakdown of the classic country song “Highwayman.”

Duration:01:01:20

Season 1, Episode 5: Enter Mark Twain

5/25/2020
Dalton's old pal Bartleby Mulcahey (Sean Conroy) returns this week! Find out why Bartleby has taken up sand painting, why Amy believes the Ponderosa is like the state of Israel, and why Dalton is covered in blood. Then the crew recaps episode 5 of Bonanza, "Enter Mark Twain;" stick around until the very end to discover which mysterious writer this episode is about!

Duration:01:21:15

Season 1, Episode 4: The Paiute War

5/11/2020
Dalton has once again tricked incompetent publisher of books Russell Shine (Paul F. Tompkins) into appearing on the show, where Amy pitches him on publishing "a Bible for gals." Then, they discuss episode 4 of Bonanza, "The Paiute War," in which guest star Jack Warden starts a war with a native tribe.

Duration:00:59:04

Season 1, Episode 3: The Newcomers

4/27/2020
Bonanas For Bonanza with Dalton Wilcox is back, now as a regular series on Earwolf! After introducing his new co-hosts, Mutt Taylor from The Journeymen and Christian entrepreneur Amy Sleeverson, Dalton tries to suss out if his guest Mano Agapion is a “city slicker.” Then, they discuss episode 3 of Bonanza, “The Newcomers,” in which the Cartwrights fight against a group of prospectors to protect their land. (With a special introduction by Andy Daly and Matt Gourley.)

Duration:01:19:24

Coming Soon: Bonanas For Bonanza

4/3/2020
Dalton Wilcox announces the return of Bonanas for Bonanza, now picked up by Earwolf for a full season! Subscribe now to hear the first episode, premiering April 27th.

Duration:00:01:55