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Best Appalachia podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Appalachia podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep int ...
 
Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher , Spotify , or SoundCloud. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsyl ...
 
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One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re listening back to a show we originally aired earlier this year, before the pandemic changed so much of our lives. While some of the stories take place before social distancing, before we had to limit our contact wit…
 
If you've been listening to Build Mama a Coffin over on The Patreon you know who I am. And if you ain't and ye don't, well you're about to. See, if i whispered my whole name — the one I was made with, real quiet like — right in y'all's ear — well... I think you might just burst into a whole plague of locusts right there on the spot, or else you mig…
 
If you’ve been listening to Build Mama a Coffin over on The Patreon you know who I am. And if you ain’t and ye don’t, well you’re about to. See, if i whispered my whole name — the one I was made with, real quiet like — right in y’all’s ear — well... I think you might just burst into a whole plague of locusts right there on the spot, or else you mig…
 
In the 1860s a Cherokee witch doctor arrived in Bristol, Virginia, to assist in the local Confederate hospital with her salves and potions. After the war she invested her meager savings into a building on State Street, from which she operated what became Bristol's largest brothel, the Black Shawl. Today we tell her story, and more. You can subscrib…
 
For this episode of Inside Appalachia , we’re taking another listen to an episode we originally aired in January of this year, featuring stories about the ongoing struggle to rebuild from the 2016 West Virginia flood and the work yet to be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. You’ll also hear how a video game is helping players from all over …
 
You've probably seen the movie "Thelma and Louise," about two housewives who hit the road for a bit of adventure that eventually goes wrong. Today we're going to tell you a story about a real life pair of Tennessee housewives whose adventures on the road lead to murder in the 1930's. You can subscribe to the Stories podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitc…
 
In this episode of Inside Appalachia , we hear how religious leaders are adapting to change and finding ways to continue helping people find solace and peace during the pandemic. We also hear a series of stories from high schoolers who were challenged to work outdoors, in snow and ice and didn’t complain. Quite the opposite. Their teachers say they…
 
From Kona, in Letcher County, Kentucky, came one of the tallest men in the world, a true giant. Martin Van Buren Bates traveled the world as a circus performer, which allowed him to meet the love of his life, Anna Swan, one of the tallest women in the world. Together, they still hold the Guinness record as the tallest married couple ever. Today we …
 
The recent killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota has reignited the Black Lives Matter movement, sparking protests across this country, including in several cities in W.Va. It has launched candid conversations about long held institutionalized and systemic racism and brought forth stories of individuals that are vital to understan…
 
Today's story is from Clay County, Kentucky, and involves a man who was arrested for allegedly killing his father and stepmother, but who escaped justice for years by breaking out of jail again, and again, and yet again before he was finally captured for good. You can subscribe to the Stories podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPubli…
 
In honor of Father’s Day, this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is dedicated to dads. A man’s brain is rewired when he holds his newborn baby just after birth. Scientists have found that after holding his infant in his arms for 30 minutes, a dad’s brain gets flooded with dopamine and oxytocin, which is sometimes referred to as “the love hormone.…
 
Protests against police killing unarmed black Americans continue across the country, including here in Appalachia. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks protesting the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor among others. These protesters seek an end to police brutality and many point to our nation’s long history w…
 
A young couple’s love ends in tragedy, with the spirit of a young woman fated to roam an Appalachian mountain for eternity. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Deezer, Spotify, TuneIn, and lots of other podcast apps. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners… Subscribe at Apple Podcasts.…
 
People in our region have made spirits for hundreds of years. Some even say Appalachians are among the best at making whiskey and moonshine, but this history is sometimes coupled with negative stereotypes. Outsiders have long portrayed Appalachians as dangerous, lawless moonshiners.By emccormick@wvpublic.org (Liz McCormick)
 
Today we tell the story of Lillian Grace Browder who, with her husband Carl, robbed the Farmer's Bank in Louisville, Kentucky. In the process she earned the distinction of being the first woman to be convicted of that crime in the state. You can subscribe to the Stories podcast at our website, www.storiespodcast.net, on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Go…
 
We’re focusing on the power of experiential learning in this episode of Inside Appalachia . We’ll look at how students learn life, academic and practical skills through career and technical education (CTE) programs. The goal of these programs is often to give students an idea of what kind of career they might want to go into after high school. In a…
 
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