Words Out West is a new podcast where you'll hear voices from the literary landscape of Big Sky Country and beyond.

We spotlight both established and emerging writers of the contemporary West.


A rapping cowboy, a river guiding novelist and a bus-riding Poet Laureate are just a few of the folks you'll hear from.

Words Out West was created by Jay Kettering (that's me!) and is engineered, mixed, scored and hosted by Cole Grant.

W.O.W. is produced in partnership with Montana Public Radio (MTPR). 

Listen to episodes at:


Logo illustration by Steve Fanelli.

Below: A few pics from W.O.W. recording sessions.

Montana's Poet Laureate (2011-2013) Sheryl Noethe reading from

Grey Dog Big Sky

Montana Public Radio:

Cole Grant records singer, songwriter, poet, Chris Sand

Missoula poet

Mark Gibbons

J bird Stories

is my personal podcast site and you can find it on iTunes' podcasts by searching "jay bird comedy plays"

My radio play trilogy is now featured there, and I will be adding new stories soon.

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