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The podcast with a Southern accent on writing. Each episode is a jolt of inspiration fueled by engaging conversations with southern authors and publishing industry pros who pull back the curtain on the writing life and share real-world insights on the craft and business of writing. Inspired, informed and always outside the book. Hosted by literary publicist, Lynda Bouchard. Powered by storytellers. http://www.bookingauthorsink.com/literary-latte/
 
Two sisters, Lainie and Laura Beth, who love family, traditions, and all things Southern! There's plenty of room at the table, so pull up a chair as we discuss Southern culture, food, hospitality, travel, regional events, college football, preserving the good, Southern etiquette and more! Whether you are new to the South, never left the South, or just curious about the South, come on in! Instagram: @steelmagnoliaspodcast
 
The power of modern-day journalism coupled with southern charm is what make Sweet Tea perk. UNCG graduate Darneisha Thompson and student blogger Anders Hare come together to merge public affairs with pop culture to probe controversial topics in American society. From drama on Capitol Hill, to entertainment industry politics, to issues that affect us everyday, this show has it all. Get your fresh brew of Sweet Tea., every other Wednesday.
 
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In case you missed it, New Orleans will hold Mardi Gras this year although a little different! This southern festival is next month and if you want to hear more about it go back and listen here. Today’s special guest Elizabeth Passarella is a contributing editor for Southern Living, where she writes the “Social Graces” column. A former editor at Re…
 
Welcome y'all! We're back with the Season 3 premiere and we are laying the ground work on an important aspect to life, but especially here in the south: hospitality! Have you joined our mailing list? If not, do so a https://mailchi.mp/e3cef217a5e7/sweetnews We have set up a way for you to financially support this podcast and in exchange you will ge…
 
It’s our last episode of the year! Let’s make merry with some cold punches that are closely related and we hope to warm your spirit! If you want more holiday hosting fun, go back and listen to this episode: https://apple.co/3oqcVuP Eudora Welty’s eggnog recipe from Charles Dickens: https://pin.it/SFp44N0 Martha Stewart’s egg nog: https://bit.ly/3mO…
 
Here it is y’all! 10 great Christmas gifts from Southern Companies and the majority of these are under $50! *Spicewalla Buxton Hall BBQ & Spice Set: https://bit.ly/3fPDOVV *1818 Farms Egg Scrambler: https://bit.ly/3fL1cnw 20% off all products (not including special pre-order items and bouquet subscriptions) CODE: 1818mag Good through 12/31/20 *Clay…
 
We’re celebrating 2 years of the Steel Magnolias Podcast! We’re also chatting about how people are keeping memories alive in a minimalist and digital world! Looking back here are our favorite episodes: Season 1: Keeneland- https://apple.co/36XeskN Southern Dancing- https://apple.co/339FWCO Steel Magnolias- https://apple.co/35Srhxu Southern Remedies…
 
We thought it would be fun to sit down and chat with some of the new women of country music! Country singer/songwriter Lauren Mascitti vaulted into the national spotlight in 2020, with her album "God Made a Woman" hitting #4 on iTunes country albums and the single of the same name hitting #18 after her appearance on American Idol. Connect @lauren_m…
 
If you’d like to join our Patreon Community to support us monthly for perks and exclusive content check out https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias Other Places to Connect: Instagram @SteelMagnoliasPodcast Private Facebook Group https://bit.ly/32Kna4T Today seems so simple, but we can’t overlook that sweet tea is a southern staple and the best is ma…
 
“Built to uplift the US economy after the Great Depression. This is America’s longest scenic highway, the most visited National Park Site in the US and not to mention one of the most famous drives in the country. Ladies and Gentleman – The Blue Ridge Parkway!” - My Tickle Feet https://bit.ly/31YzX39 Must See Spots: https://bit.ly/2TLxm82 or https:/…
 
Today we are eating fried green tomatoes with southern author Fannie Flagg as she tells us all about her thoughts on the south and the sequel she just released to "Fried Green Tomatoes" titled "The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop." Fannie Flagg’s career started in the fifth grade when she wrote, directed, and starred in her first play, titled The Whoope…
 
It's SWEATER WEATHER! So we thought it’s time to talk about some southern stews. ORE-IDA Slow-Cooker Loaded Potato Soup: https://armagazine.com/35aWP05 15 Bean Soup: https://bit.ly/3kdxjh5 Broke Bean Soup (super low calorie): https://bit.ly/3dEvB5O Join us on Patreon at Patreon.Com/SteelMagnolias Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast…
 
Beginning in the 1950s, a group of mostly self-taught African American artists devoted themselves to capturing Florida’s natural landscapes and without acceptance into southern art galleries, the group of about 26 artists sold their art out of their cars along the highways. We are paying respect to such an inventive group by discussing their storie…
 
Our guest today, Laura Roberts, has visited us on the podcast before and we wanted to have her back to share her approach to estate sales and finding treasures. We LOVE the way she seeks to find the story behind antiques and previously owned goods! You can follow her @LauraStockettRoberts Sign up for sales in your area: EstatesSales.net Online sale…
 
Football season is upon us and even though most of us won’t be going into the stadium nor onto campus, we still want to tailgate, just this season we’ll be at home! We’ve got all your homegating plans from projectors to food! If you want to know about college football traditions, go back to Season 1 Episode 40 Top 4 best projectors for watching spo…
 
We have special guest Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and coanchor of the Today show, on the show today to share about her new book “Everything Beautiful in Its Time.” She’ll share moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life. Buy it no…
 
We claim a lot down here, including some very tasty sandwiches. Thanks to New Orleans, we’ve got a list of some sandwiches y’all need to try if you haven’t already. Warning: You will get hungry listening today!! Fun episode to go back and watch of Anthony Bourdain's “Parts Unknown” Nashville - https://bit.ly/3hq2QKn Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast…
 
Today we are talking to Natasha McCrary, of Mooresville, Alabama, she's the owner and operator of 1818 Farms. She started the business in 2013 when her son fell in love with Southdown Babydoll Sheep. She had no experience raising the sheep, let alone running a farm. But then she had an idea of how she could make it work: combine a farm with a small…
 
We are so excited that the 146th Kentucky Derby is finally happening this weekend that we decided to discuss southern cocktails with the Mint Julep leading the list! If you’re looking for a unique mask for derby weekend, check out Prim and Brim. Do you need a muddler? Grab one here: https://amzn.to/2QEJjLt Pechaud bitters: https://amzn.to/32Jtvwm S…
 
Today we are looking at 5 southern hot sauces and giving you some great recipes to liven up your food anytime of year! Frank’s Buffalo Cauliflower Bites - https://bit.ly/3htGSqH Crystal’s Spicy Paloma - https://bit.ly/31n6RKU Commander’s Palace Seafood Gumbo - https://bit.ly/32ffGFC Texas Pete’s Chile Lime Summer Salad - https://bit.ly/3aRmD3C Texa…
 
The date this episode releases (August 18) marks the 100 year anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the U.S. and the final state to pass ratification was Tennessee. The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN (where it all unfolded) is inviting both visitors and locals alike to learn about the events that transpired leading up to the ratificat…
 
This month mark’s the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment allowing for women to vote in the US.. and it all crossed the finish line here in Nashville, TN. The women’s suffrage movement began in the northeast and it was a direct off shoot of the anti-slavery movement, so the irony of it all unfolding right here in Tennesse…
 
We are excited to share with those that are ready to go deeper with us in some way, shape or form a big announcement today! You are invited to visit our Patreon page to look through the 3 different ’tiers’ of special offerings we are producing for supporters of this podcast: https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias Today’s episode will follow a simil…
 
In the 1930s, with the country reeling from the Great Depression, President Roosevelt created his “New Deal” to help America recover. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was founded to help the hard-hit Tennessee Valley, where it was tasked with improving the quality of life in the region. We were literally under water! So today we are going to di…
 
Welcome to all of our new listeners! A couple of episodes to highlight for those of you that are ‘catching up’.. Southern with a Side of Healthy: https://apple.co/2OEN5Dl Southern Wedding Traditions: https://apple.co/3fQlhbm If you care about seeds, you definitely need to check out this episode on Heirloom Seeds: https://apple.co/2ZISUWM We are giv…
 
Psychologist Jerome Burt, PhD, believes much of the upheaval we're dealing with in our country is because we're disconnected—from ourselves and one another. His prescription? Getting together to break bread. In fact, he thinks if you do it right, a dinner party won’t just save you from huge therapy bills, it can save your life Check out the Ted Tal…
 
With 444 miles of scenic drives that stretch through Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, we thought the Natchez Trace deserves an episode! We mentioned a couple of episodes that tie-in to today’s topic if you want to go back and revisit: The Mighty Mississippi: https://apple.co/3dXWVKO Muscle Shoals: https://apple.co/2YU1Qby Best Resource for Plann…
 
It’s hot and we decided to share about some cool foods popular in the south, literally cold is where it’s at right now. Ambrosia: https://bit.ly/38d3R5I Cherry Fluff: https://armagazine.com/2BPP8RL Orange Salad Mold: Charleston Receipts Repeats Creamsicle Salad: https://bit.ly/3eK8QNq Lime Salad: https://bit.ly/2YGvbpO 7UP Lime Salad: https://bit.l…
 
Are you or someone in your household facing the question of whether or not to pledge a sorority or fraternity? This is a large part of culture at universities all across the southeast so we are talking about the recruitment process and spoiler alert: one sister got in and one did not and both came out with great college friends. We’d love to have y…
 
Our guest today, Laura Roberts, has a wealth of knowledge on all things southern and we are picking her brain on linens. Here are the cleaning supplies referenced: Restoration - https://amzn.to/2UJLuzO Retro Clean - https://amzn.to/2YBSqjr Fels-Naptha (bar) - https://amzn.to/2Y1eaWW If you want to get serious about storing and preservation, check o…
 
We LOVED a documentary we recently watched called NEAT. It’s available now on Hulu and we are talking all things bourbon in celebration of National Bourbon Day - June 14. But first, please try this- Lemon Basil Spritzer: https://bit.ly/3cGzpS6 If you need a refresher or just missed it, check out our Bourbon 101 episode from Season 1 - https://apple…
 
It’s June, flowers are blooming and the south is growing the good, the bad and the ugly. We are talking about two plants that are prominent here in the south. Kudzu recipes from AJC: https://bit.ly/3dmSs4Q Spanish Moss: The veil of mystery that steeps the South in romance Follow Us: @SteelMagnoliasPodcast…
 
Today we are talking about an entree that is loved here in the south: Catfish. We batter it in cornmeal, add some spice and fry it up! There’s lots of bad catfish out there, but we’ve found some good! Catfish Kitchen, Burns, TN: https://bit.ly/3gneQNE Simmons Catfish: https://www.simmonscatfish.com We also referred to these episodes you may want to…
 
It’s almost Memorial Day and if you have an itch to have even 1 or 2 people over, then invite them to the front porch or the backyard! Laura Beth’s new favorite homemade margarita recipe: https://bit.ly/2Xk8vtF Bacon wrapped apricots recipe: https://bit.ly/2ZprVQv Enjoy your people! Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast…
 
We all know that a Mary Alice Monroe novel is a ‘must have’ for a trip to the beach and with many beaches still closed (due to the Corona virus restrictions) her new novel, On Ocean Boulevard, is the perfect antidote. Mary Alice joins Lynda to talk about the return to her beloved Beach House series – a family story that her readers have followed fo…
 
Today’s episode is all about just being silly. You will not learn anything of importance from our discussion, but hopefully you will laugh and be entertained. Living in Nashville you see a lot of celebrities and Lainie especially has seen a LOT of famous people just out living life. These are our celebrity run-in stories. Follow us @SteelMagnoliasP…
 
We are spending some time discussing what life in the south is about to look like as states begin to “open up” post Covid-19 pandemic. Will we entertain again? Wear masks sporting our SEC teams? Enter the grocery store or stay with pick up? Two recipes mentioned today: Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes: https://bit.ly/2SA3ECS The Ultimate Skillet …
 
We were intrigued by the title of Priya Parker’s book “The Art of Gathering” as it has southern hospitality written all over it! After BOTH of us reading the book this spring what we found out is that we have a lot of growing to do in the area of hosting. We’re ready to up our game and we think you will too. Check it out here: https://amzn.to/355Oj…
 
This is an important food group, and one that we love! Check out our pinterest page for our recipe board: https://www.pinterest.com/steelmagnoliaspodcast/ Some recipes mentioned on this episode: Pimento Cheese: https://bit.ly/2KgPJ07 Kentucky Hot Brown Slider: https://bit.ly/3cvcpFJ Pecan Cheese Ring: (see our Pinterest Page) Pecan Bourbon Balls: h…
 
S3E2 – Kristy Woodson Harvey – 'Feels Like Falling' Rises as a Narrative Vaccine – We are all looking for an escape right now and Kristy Woodson Harvey provides the perfect antidote to isolation with her new book Feels Like Falling which debuts April 28th. Let’s face it - a strong Southern writer with grit is no match for a pandemic. Kristy shares …
 
We’d like to introduce you to Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee Peggy Noe Stevens. She's a trailblazer for women: the world’s first female master bourbon taster and the founder of the Bourbon Women Association. She was also one of the originators of the iconic Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Her new book “Which Fork Do I Use With My Bourbon" is available for o…
 
Today we poured some Red Eye Rye which we really liked! Coffee infused bourbon that’s almost like a dessert. Check them out here: https://www.standardproofwhiskey.com A special characteristic to life in the South is great storytelling. This interactive art of words deserves it’s own topic so today we are diving in! National Storytelling Network: ht…
 
Today we are talking through a low country shrimp boil! This easy meal is perfect for warmer months when you can eat outside! Get your limited edition t-shirt through April 6th here: https://bit.ly/3dLzhm7 Low Country Boil: https://noblepig.com/2014/03/country-shrimp-boil-giveaway/ Pork Shredder: https://amzn.to/3bxO1Tm Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPod…
 
We’re home this week, and we were last, and looks like we might be home for a while, and so are you! So, we are taking you on a room by room staycation to clean up and enjoy ALL of your space! Get your Limited Edition Steel Magnolias Podcast shirt now through April 6th here: https://bit.ly/2WJzdNg Free Grocery Store set up by Brad Paisley & Kimberl…
 
It's spring. This means one thing: redecorate! Today we are talking about some of the trade days that are popular across the South. 1) Canton, TX First Monday: https://www.firstmondaycanton.com Also check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I9kSlYWJbc 2) Round Top, TX: https://www.roundtoptexasantiques.com 3) Collinsville, AL: http://w…
 
We thought it would be a fun gesture to create a surprise bonus episode for all y'all that are wondering what to do with your 'found time' at home while quarantined from the spread of the corona virus. Stay in touch with us! Join our Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/38Ukv8E Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast…
 
Thanks y’all for checking on us after the tornado that hit Nashville last week. If you’d like to donate to a great disaster relief organization that we personally know, you can check out Hope Force - https://www.hopeforce.org Today we are chatting about the trendy host move: charcuteries! Lainie referenced "Platters & Boards" by Shelly Westerhausen…
 
We named our podcast after the concept of a 'steel magnolia' which is a southern term for someone that has walked through great adversity with grace. So, we would like to introduce a Steel Magnolia we love: Glenda Sutton. Glenda Sutton and her husband run Family Affair Ministries here in Nashville, TN. We are excited to occasionally create more epi…
 
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