The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O'Hugh the Third

The Strange and Astounding Memoirs of Watt O'Hugh the Third

A Weird Western / science fiction radio drama, based on Steven S. Drachman's acclaimed series of novels. Watt O'Hugh the Third is a self-made man, Civil War vet, Time Roamer, former orphan of the New York slums and dime novel hero of the lost, magical West of the 1870s, and his story is one of the most original, riotous literary adventures in recent memory. WE HAVE BEEN RENEWED FOR A FULL SEASON! NEW EPISODES ON THEIR WAY. Starring Anthony Tether and Emily Dalton.


April 30, 2021 21 mins

Watt O'Hugh, famous dime novel hero, resides in the back room of a saloon somewhere in the American West, where he earns his keep by punching customers who need punching. Until one day, when a New York theatrical agent brings a surprising proposition from J. P. Morgan: a contract for "Watt O'Hugh's Wild West Extravaganza" to open at New York City's Hippodrome Theater. But is the offer what it seems, or does it hide a more insidious...

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Watt O'Hugh arrives in New York in 1874, determined to make his Wild West Extravaganza a blockbuster, and to make Emelina, his beautiful leading lady, a star of the Big Apple. But one of the show's biggest backers, a shadowy financier named J.P. Morgan, has other plans for the heroic Western icon.

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September 14, 2022 24 mins

The series returns for eight new episodes! This week, Watt O'Hugh reveals secrets of his youth spent in the gilded Manhattan of the 1860s -- and his passionate love for the beautiful, mysterious, tempestuous and scandalous socialite, Lucy Billings.

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October 2, 2022 25 mins

Framed for a "passion crime" he didn't commit, renowned 19th-century dime-novel hero Watt O'Hugh wakes up in Wyoming's infamous territorial prison, in Laramie, proclaiming his innocence ... and plotting escape!

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October 16, 2022 14 mins

Watt O'Hugh, famed Western shootist and 19th-century dime-novel hero, finds himself imprisoned in the the Wyoming Territorial Prison, in Laramie, a place “for evil-doers of all classes and kinds.” He soon discovers that his prison-mates are ever stranger than he would have expected. But can any prison really hold the heroic Watt O’Hugh the Third?

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October 31, 2022 18 mins

You may have heard of me. My name is Master Yu.

In 1874, I had nothing to look forward to but a life of wine, women and bad poetry. For me, this was enough!

I did not know that I had a mission to perform for the Empress. I did not know that I would one day meet Watt O’Hugh in the Hell of the Innocent Dead.

Life often provides a surprise.

This is my story.

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November 13, 2022 22 mins

In the latest episode of the weird-western sci-fi radio drama, Watt O'Hugh, the 19th-century dime novel hero turned disgraced fugitive, takes shelter, during the dead of winter, in a decrepit Wyoming mining camp, which is filled with cold-blooded murderers who want to kill him. Then things take a turn for the worse....

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December 5, 2022 33 mins

In 1874, in one narrow and green Montana valley, which a 19th century adventurer might reach only by traversing a seemingly endless row of mountain ranges, lay the flush little town known as Sidonia. Sidonia was then, as now, hidden in myth and legend, a realm that housed great wealth, dreams of utopia, plans for insurrection ... and an army of deadlings.

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January 2, 2023 23 mins

In 1874, the dime novel hero and fugitive Watt O'Hugh meets a remarkable woman, a practitioner of some sort of “dark arts.”

She says she can Roam through Time, to return him to the world of July 1863, so that he can finally learn what really happened on that one fraught, terrible day.

Does he really want to know the truth?

What would do, if you were him?

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In the season finale, Darryl Fawley recounts a fateful trip to 19th century rural China, which planted the seeds of his violent revolution.

Watt and Emelina face a reckoning in the vast snowy mountains of Wyoming.

And our hero rides off into the sunset ... for now.

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