Best appalachia podcasts we could find (Updated August 2017)
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
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Inside Appalachia
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Assorted stories from WVPB-FM
 
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My Appalachia
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Seeking solutions for Appalachia by Appalachians.
 
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Laugh Appalachia
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Life in and around the Appalachia. Share a laugh as we search, explore and tell you about our experiences with your hosts Lee, Tiff & Jay.
 
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Bluegrass Radio Show
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The Bluegrass Preservation Society, Inc Radio Show. One hour of homegrown Appalachian Bluegrass Music, hosted by Ewell Ferguson and his Bluegrass Kitty Cats Cleopatra and Harley.
 
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The Front Porch
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The Front Porch is where we bring together people with diverse views and backgrounds to see where we can find common ground.
 
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Bluegrass Radio Show
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The Bluegrass Preservation Society, Inc Radio Show. One hour of homegrown Appalachian Bluegrass Music, hosted by Ewell Ferguson and his Bluegrass Kitty Cats Cleopatra and Harley.
 
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Queer and Fabulous
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An LGBT podcast hosted by the lovely Miss Ilene Over. Topics include political commentary, interviews with various members of the LGBT community, and a lot more!
 
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Appalachian History
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Stories, quotes and anecdotes from Appalachia, with an emphasis on the Depression era.
 
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VTF Podcast
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A look inside the final days of a lifelong innovator and successful inventor. William Beale of Athens, Ohio shares his novel, unique, and simple solutions to complex world problems ranging from energy security, overpopulation, food safety, and many more topics. Help make William's simple solutions a reality today.
 
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Appalachian History
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Stories, quotes and anecdotes from Appalachia, with an emphasis on the Depression era.
 
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Howard's Creek Church
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Experiencing Vinton County
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This is a podcast from the Vinton County Convention and Visitor's Bureau with Bruce Knox and Marketing Director Brandi Betts
 
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Backwoods
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Backwoods is a podcast from Appalachia that goes beyond typical poverty porn stereotypes. We may be from the backwoods but we are not all backwards.
 
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Mountain Talk Monday— every Tuesday!
 
Weekly conversations about what matters to the people of Central Appalachia, hosted by Kelli Haywood and broadcast from WMMT— the 24-hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues. WMMT provides broadcast space for creative expression, community involvement, and discussion of public policy to benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole. Find us online at http://wmmt.org!
 
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Redneck Revolt Podcast
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The history of the white working class is one full of resistance, collectively and individually, against the rich elite that hold power over all of our lives. From massive armed uprisings like the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921, to the resistance to coal mining in predominately white rural Appalachia today, white working people have been in conflict with those that uphold predatory economic, political, and social systems.The history of the white working class is also one filled with collab ...
 
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The Front Porch
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Welcome to “The Front Porch,” where we tackle the tough issues facing Appalachia the same way you talk with your friends on the porch. Hosts include WVPB Executive Director and recovering reporter Scott Finn; conservative lawyer, columnist and rabid "Sherlock" fan Laurie Lin; and liberal columnist and avid goat herder Rick Wilson, who works for the American Friends Service Committee. An edited version of “The Front Porch” airs Fridays at 4:50 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s radio ...
 
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AppalachiaCry Ministries
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"Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ in the Appalachia" - Is. 40:9
 
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Making Connections News
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A Story Bank Sharing New Ideas, Opportunities & Challenges For Diversifying Appalachia's Economy & Renewing Her Communities, from WMMT-FM & Appalshop Community Media Initiative
 
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Eight Piece Box
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A podcast about cooking, eating, and drinking in Appalachia and Kentucky. Hosted by Jonathan Piercy. Also heard on 88.7 WMMT-FM in Whitesburg, KY.
 
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Traveling219
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Beneath the pavement, the highway known as U.S. 219 has a story to tell. Traveling 219 is a multimedia project, following in the tradition of the Federal Writers' Project by collecting stories along the highway. Want to hear from Dairy Farmers in Renick, a man who grinds heirloom corn called "Bloody Butcher" in Monroe County, stories of panther sightings in Pocahontas County, memories of the old Opera House in Thomas, and learn more about heritage travel destinations along US 219 that you ne ...
 
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Blues Journey
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The story of the blues travels from the coasts of Africa, through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, across the hills of Appalachia, to the streets of Chicago and beyond. The roots of blues can be found in slave songs, spirituals, and field hollers of the American South; its sound can be heard in early rock-and-roll, and in today's alternative and hip hop landscapes. Journey with us to learn about the influences and impact the blues has had on musical culture, and how it has been br ...
 
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Geeking OutNikki is geeking out on interesting Pinterest recipes, while Melissa is geeking out on CSA produce boxes. Pay AttentionThis week we discuss SUNY Stonybrook psychology professor Arthur Aron's 36 questions that lead to love. Last BestThe ladies talk about the last best song that they danced to in their kitchen. Nikki enjoyed Rising App ...…
 
Midlothian real estate agent-turned-professional wrestler Daniel Harnsberger riles up crowds as The Progressive Liberal. Richmond Times-Dispatch Reporter Robert Zullo goes behind the scenes with Harnsberger to talk wrestling, politics and "the mean streets of Midlothian."
 
Following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, what is the future of environmental justice and human rights in the United States and the world? We talk with environmental human rights expert and lawyer, Nick Stump, about what we can learn from the experiences of the Appalachian region of the U.S. ...…
 
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Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Podcast
 
This week we celebrated our Appalachia Service Project homecoming. We heard from 2 speakers and the message was concluded with "Here Am I, Send Me!" - Kipp McClurg1 Samuel 3:1-10
 
Pat Williams, Senior VP of the Orlando Magic, said to me that there is no one like Alex Campione...In 8th grade she joined us on a mission trip to the Appalachia poverty mission. She has been a world changer ever since. Alex went on 4 Colorado trips with our student ministry, she was FCA student leader at her high school for 4 years because she ...…
 
What walks on two legs in the evening, four legs later in the evening, and screams like someone being horribly murdered? The answer to this really weird riddle is: the Wampus Cat. Special Guest Steven Ray Morris (ThePurrrcast, See Jurassic Right, and others) joins us to talk about this mysterious creature of the mountains. She's a Cat Woman, bu ...…
 
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My Appalachia
 
This week on My Appalachia we take a look at those summer festivals that pop up from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and tell you when some of the more interesting ones are scheduled; then we talk with one of the folks who work the festival circuit, caricaturist William Morrison, from Johnson City, Tennessee, who is following his dream. You can ...…
 
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Thaddeus Ellenburg's Casual Friday
 
Emphasis is laid on the woes of the Tour of Appalachia following its inaugural run. Written and Read by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Thaddeus Ellenburg, Will Scovill Intro and Outro by Nicole Calasich Artwork by Adrienne Lobl
 
Scotland is our musical destination this week with Scottish music from Claymore, Albannach, Cormorant's Fancy, The Sorries, Rachel Hair Trio, Old Blind Dogs, Christine Primrose, The Eben Brooks Band, NUA, New Shilling, Solas, McCrae's Battalion, Black Market Haggis, Battlefield Band, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, Sons of Malarkey, Marc Gun ...…
 
We're back! We got to chit-chatting about the hottest new professional rastlin' villain in the Mountains of Appalachia, makin' fun of the Democrats inability to have a good slogan, and how shitty the AHCA is for people. As always feelin' the Bern.
 
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Mountain News & World Report
 
This episode is dedicated to youthful insight. Listen to hear about a partnership between Kids On The Move - Perry County Wellness Coalition and the non-profit Go Give Yoga to bring yoga to the children of Appalachia. Also featured are stories about making old-time music modern, and the tale of how a ghost's testimony was used to convict a husb ...…
 
On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the week’s biggest media stories, including Al Jazeera getting caught in an international diplomatic crisis, Fox Sports’s embrace of “pivot to video,” and the legwork that went into capturing Chris Christie’s day at the beach. Then, we move on to CNN’s controversial decision to identif ...…
 
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Thaddeus Ellenburg's Casual Friday
 
A look at the conception of the Tour of Appalachia, with a focus on its originators. Written and Read by Thaddeus Ellenburg Produced by Thaddeus Ellenburg, Will Scovill Intro and Outro by Nicole Calasich Artwork by Adrienne Lobl
 
When you think about it, charity can be a tough business. As Larissa MacFarquhar writes in her best seller Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, “The life of a zealous do-gooder is a kind of human sublime…confronting it, you see its formidable nobility, and at the same time, you sense uncomfortably that you would not survive i ...…
 
Dr. Stewart works at Bethany College in WV. She and I thought it would be interesting to get a more youthful perspective of what Appalachia means to a couple of her students. Also meet Cherish and Lexi, many thanks again ladies. My apologies for a couple of crappy questions, but it happens. Learn who Wonky is and who would have a bunny hanging ...…
 
My picking beans from my garden the past few weeks and sharing pictures of canning on Twitter has sparked a conversation about the foods we like to eat, Appalachian comfort foods if you will. Rod's not with us this week, but you can join Steve and Gena as they talk about those staples of Appalachian fine cuisine, like soup beans, chow chow, ram ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
Nowadays, celebrating the Fourth of July usually means having a cookout then loading the family into the car or van and going to watch the fireworks. But in turn of the 20th century Appalachia, it meant a whole lot more. Today, its the story of how the Fourth used to be in Appalachia, through one town’s celebration on July 4, 1900. You can subs ...…
 
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Revolutionary Left Radio
 
Brett sits down with revolutionary organizer and Appalachian local Nic Smith to talk about the Appalachian working class and its history of class struggle. Topics include: Radical unionism, the history of the region, Trump, liberalism's failures and socialism's hopes, stereotypes about Appalachians, the need for a true working class party, and ...…
 
Dozens of women marched topless through the streets of Charleston recently to protest the objectification of women, and norms that discourage breastfeeding in public. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones called it "a naked spectacle" and asked marchers to stay clear of a street fair going on nearby. West Virginia state law does not specifically prohibi ...…
 
Dozens of women marched topless through the streets of Charleston recently to protest the objectification of women, and norms that discourage breastfeeding in public. Charleston Mayor Danny Jones called it "a naked spectacle" and asked marchers to stay clear of a street fair going on nearby. West Virginia state law does not specifically prohibi ...…
 
From National Geographic Documentary Films, From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present com ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
Today we tell the story of a man who lived his life to the fullest…in a loincloth out in the middle of the woods, communing with nature. It’s the story of Appalachia’s very own “Tarzan.” You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your very own podcast app. We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitte ...…
 
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Mountain News & World Report
 
The extent of the opioid crisis in Central Appalachia is not a secret. It has been covered extensively by national media in terms of statistics and the degree to which pharmaceutical companies are to blame. However, the solutions to the problem springing up within the communities themselves, and the current ramifications of having lost a genera ...…
 
The post Fighting Pipelines and Displacement with Camp White Pine appeared first on It's Going Down. What would you do if your family’s home was threatened by eminent domain to make way for a pipeline of fracked gas? Would you roll over? Give up? Take the money and run? Or would you stand and fight? This interview, with Camp White Pine, details ...…
 
The post Fighting Pipelines and Displacement with Camp White Pine appeared first on It's Going Down. What would you do if your family’s home was threatened by eminent domain to make way for a pipeline of fracked gas? Would you roll over? Give up? Take the money and run? Or would you stand and fight? This interview, with Camp White Pine, details ...…
 
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Stories-A History of Appalachia, One Story at a Time
 
The first Appalachian president, Andrew Jackson, was the recipient of a rather, shall we say, noticeable gift. In fact, this gift was quite easily found by those around the White House simply by taking in a deep breath. Today we tell the story of Andrew Jackson’s giant cheese! We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalach ...…
 
“Many of the challenges in this world stem from our disconnect with nature — both within us and outside of us. When we steward bees in a bee-centric rather than business-centric way, there is an opportunity to learn about the interconnectedness we share with all life.”When you first meet Debra Roberts there are two words that you’re likely to h ...…
 
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American Highways, a musical podcast from Guy Livingston
 
This is number nine in my series of “New World Symphonies” on ConcertZender Radio – Netherlands. Tonight’s show will feature music of Aaron Copland, performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. I grew up in Appalachia, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. No joke about their name – from the top window of our house, yo ...…
 
Outside Magazine recently featured a wonderful essay by the writer Rahawa Haile. This young woman from Miami, Florida had successfully through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Walking solo, she made the journey of 2,179 miles from Georgia to Maine under the power of her own two feet over several months in 2016. In her fascinating story, one […]…
 
In Appalachia, a primary-care clinic offers quick bursts of psychotherapy on the spot.Read text version here: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/1857/11/therapy-for-everybody/531120/
 
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