Best appalachia podcasts we could find (Updated October 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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VOA - Voices of Appalachia
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Music from and talk about Appalachia, as heard on Voices of Appalachia's New Appalachian Radio. Shows include traditional music, music inspired by Appalachia's Celtic heritage and discussions with writer's who explore what it means to be Appalachian.
 
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Inside Appalachia
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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.
 
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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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Episodes - Coffee on The Mountain
 
Coffee on the Mountain is a collection of stories and events from Garrett County Maryland and the surrounding tri-state region exploring creativity, community, and adventure.
 
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Stories of Mountain Folk
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Stories of Mountain Folk explore the nature and significance of oral history and storytelling to advance the understanding of the cultures of Western North Carolina. Featuring interviews, memories, discussions and stories from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Interviewers actually go into the homes of the people to assure them a “safe” place to tell their stories. With a goal to save the heritage of the area and preserve its “sense of ...
 
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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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Episodes - Deep Creek Lake Creative
 
Coffee on the Mountain is a collection of stories and events from Garrett County Maryland and the surrounding tri-state region exploring creativity, community, and adventure.
 
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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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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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Howard's Creek Church
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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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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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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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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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APPALACHUHHHHH...
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Appalachuhhhhh... is a podcast devoted to the stories that hide within the Appalachian mountains. This podcast will explore the thoughts and ideas hidden inside of Appalachia, taking on the thoughts of Appalachians and digging down to the root of what makes them who they are.
 
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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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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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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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Close to Home
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Since 1985 Don Pedi has been an on air host at NPR affiliate 88.1 WCQS, Asheville, North Carolina. "Close to Home" airs on Saturday nights from 8-10pm Now with the audio archives, you can listen at your leisure to Don's unique blend of Traditional, Old-Time, Acoustic Blues, and Contemporary Folk music from the hills of Appalachia to the far corners of the world.
 
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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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The Front Porch Podcast
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Welcome to our new project, “The Front Porch” where we tackle the tough issues facing West Virginia and Appalachia with some of the region's most interesting thinkers. Scott Finn will serve as host and provocateur, joined by Laurie Lin, columnist for the Charleston Daily Mail, and Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee .
 
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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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On a recent flight back to Chicago from Memphis, I had a beautiful sunset view of the Mississippi River, snaking along and defining the border between Tennessee and Arkansas. Situated in the southwest corner of Tennessee, Memphis is more akin to the Mississippi Delta and the Arkansas farmland than to east Tennessee and Appalachia. And that geog ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, as the number of coal mining jobs continues to decline in central Appalachia, hemp is getting a lot of attention as one way to diversify eastern Kentucky’s post-coal economy. But the region’s growing hemp industry is riddled with uncertainty. The lack of land suitable for growing hemp and its association with mari ...…
 
Chuck Clenney and Jess Mohler spoke with Megan Victoria Falce, Environmental Educator at Pine Mountain Settlement School, about all of the amazing environmental education that they do and how their programs uplift Appalachia, Pine Mountain State Resort Park, and Harlan County, Kentucky.By bluegrassbios@gmail.com.
 
On this West Virginia Morning, 87-year-old Jim Shaffer has had his hands busy since 1946. He is the last commercial broom-maker left in West Virginia. On Saturday, Sept. 30, a short film about Shaffer will be screened at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. State f ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, 87-year-old Jim Shaffer has had his hands busy since 1946. He is the last commercial broom-maker left in West Virginia. On Saturday, Sept. 30, a short film about Shaffer will be screened at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. State f ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, our series featuring people who are struggling to stay or leave Appalachia continues. We’ve been following the story of Dave Hathaway, a former coal miner in Pennsylvania. Last week, we heard about Dave’s struggle as an unemployed father of two trying to hold onto his dignity while his wife works. He and his wife ...…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, our series featuring people who are struggling to stay or leave Appalachia continues. We’ve been following the story of Dave Hathaway, a former coal miner in Pennsylvania. Last week, we heard about Dave’s struggle as an unemployed father of two trying to hold onto his dignity while his wife works. He and his wife ...…
 
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Healing Medicine Radio
 
Fall Equinox Meditation!m I am starting a new project: Moon Medicine & Ornamentalia. At chosen time markers on the Gregorian calendar such as fall, I will be releasing a meditation along with an ornamental tattoo illustration that coincides with the season, phase of the moon and other happenings.:::Music by: Rising Appalachia-Swoon…
 
On this West Virginia Morning, most trees harvested in West Virginia are collected by small-scale logging operations with chain saws. But a growing number of companies use large, mechanized logging machines. In the next part of our occasional series on the timber industry, Jean Snedegar joins veteran logger Jerry Huffman on a job on Knobley Mou ...…
 
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Making Connections News
 
It’s been a big year for Internet in the coalfields, and across rural Appalachia, with citizens demanding better Internet access and high speed Broadband, and some policy makers in DC saying rural America doesn't need it. In this episode of WMMT's Mountain News & World Report, Benny Becker brings us stories of people who have Internet access an ...…
 
As a 14-year old, Jim Fannin made more money than both his parents brought home from four combined jobs in economically depressed Appalachia. This happened because he discovered the key to making a sale within the first 90 seconds of a conversation in door-to-door sales, and would actually sprint from house to house to increase his earnings. As ...…
 
Chris Miller of 3 Roots Capital interviews our own Chris McAdoo, founder and creative director of Best Behavior Creative Club as part of "Rise & Grind", an original quarterly interview series with entrepreneurs, funders, and leaders about business growth and access to capital. Chris digs super deep into the strategies and values that make Best ...…
 
Executive Director, Rhonda Lacey, talks about Hunger Awareness Month (September) and food insecurity in Appalachia. #second #harvest #food #bank #feedamerica
 
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AAA United Public Radio & UFO Paranormal Radio Network
 
Spaced Out Radio Sept 4 17 Saucers Over Appalachia With William Van Huss
 
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Take a Stand with Mary Ann
 
Our listeners weigh in on West Virginia’s most pressing issues on this episode of Take a Stand with Mary Ann! On this episode of Take a Stand with Mary Ann, we are taking listener call-ins to discuss some of our most recent topics on the show and to get a better understanding of some of the issues currently facing the people of West Virginia. F ...…
 
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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Sermons – St. Brendan's Anglican Church
 
Isaac Bradshaw Pentecost 11A 2017 Matthew 15:21-28 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. Jesus exorcising the Canaanite Woman’s daughter from Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, 15th century. It’s an old saying, a cliché of the highest order, but it’s true: T ...…
 
Echoes talks to New Age band Yaima about new album, OvO. New Age music has been surprisingly resistant to contemporary music trends, but a group called Yaima is changing that, mixing new age mysticism and lyrics, with world music touches and electronic dance music grooves. Strip away the new age imagery and you might set them alongside bands li ...…
 
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. ...…
 
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
 
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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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 ...…
 
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