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'Real Deadwood’ podcast expands fan opportunities

'Real Deadwood’ podcast expands fan opportunities


Fans of the HBO series "Deadwood" now have another way to stay in tune with both the town and the show.

Paul Dennis Kopco of Deadwood has created a podcast, which includes such things as a video tour of Mount Moriah Cemetery, bits of Deadwood history, information about the HBO series, interviews with the stars who perform in Deadwood throughout the year, photo albums and much more, Kopco said.

For the less-experienced computer types, Kopco describes a podcast as "essentially an audio file that can be downloaded from the Internet." Podcast viewers subscribe to a podcast site and download any new information as it is posted.

Kopco, who is married to Mary Kopco, director of the Adams Museum and House, said he came up with the idea as a way to dispense even more information about Deadwood. And he believed he was in a perfect position to do it.

Mary Kopco has worked with the HBO series from the start, providing historical information on demand, Kopco said. Due to her work, the couple developed a relationship with some of the cast and crew. The Kopcos even visited the set in California.

At the same time, Mary Kopco's work at the Adams Museum puts her, and often her husband, at the center of current Deadwood happenings as well.

"I thought, you know, I'm just kind of in the middle of this whole thing," Paul Kopco said.

Kopco also suspected that "Deadwood" fans overseas might know little if nothing about the real live town, and he wanted to offer them something extra.

So far, people from 50 foreign countries have visited the podcast. An Australian man e-mailed Kopco that he was "huge there."

He laughs at the descriptions but likes the thought that people from around the world are learning about Deadwood from his podcast, and he plans to continue spreading the word about his Wild West town.

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