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A podcast by and for Appalachians, addressing issues and possible solutions for the folks who live here.

A podcast by and for Appalachians, addressing issues and possible solutions for the folks who live here.
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United States

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A podcast by and for Appalachians, addressing issues and possible solutions for the folks who live here.

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English


Episodes

Chimney Rock Mountain

10/18/2018
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Today we tell not one, but two tales of supernatural folklore surrounding Chimney Rock Mountain in North Carolina. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Sweet dreams, y’all.

Duration:00:08:02

The Slant Eyed Giant

10/12/2018
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Among the tales told in these mountains are those told by the original Appalachian people, the Cherokee. Today we tell one of their traditional stories about Tsul`kälû', or the Slant Eyed Giant. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Sweet dreams, y'all....

Duration:00:13:00

Sop Doll Sop

10/4/2018
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Today we tell a traditional Jack tale about Jack's encounter with a witch disguised as a cat. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. We are on Twitter and on Facebook @myappalachia. Thank you for letting us share another tale from this place we call home, Appalachia.

Duration:00:08:21

Off To See The Wizard

10/3/2018
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East Tennessee was the focus of the world this past Monday as Donald Trump brought his traveling campaign rally to Johnson City. My Appalachia was there to talk with both Trump supporters and Trump protesters, and hear both sides. And, as part of this, we are pleased to introduce our guest host this week, broadcaster and author Jeffrey Alan Payne, who made the interviews you'll hear on this episode possible. You can subscribe to the My Appalachia podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn...

Duration:00:33:23

Octavia Hatcher

9/27/2018
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Today we tell a bit of history as well as a bit of folklore. It's the story of Octavia Hatcher's tragic death and the strange things that have happened over the years at the cemetery in Pikeville, Kentucky, where she's buried. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:09:44

An Animal Tale

9/20/2018
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Today we tell a traditional "talking animals" story, about Dog, Cat, Jackass, and, ummm, Rooster....enjoy! You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcatcher. We're on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening, and pleasant dreams...

Duration:00:09:20

The Bunny Man

9/13/2018
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Bunnies are cute and fluffy. The Bunny Man is not; in fact the Bunny Man can and will kill you. This week we tell a tale from northern Virginia about a man in a rabbit suit with killer instincts. And in this case some of the story is definitely true. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your own favorite podcatcher. We're on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening and sharing our podcast!

Duration:00:09:37

The Moon Ghost

9/7/2018
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Today we tell the tale of a minister's house in Buchanan, Virginia, that housed not just this minister's family, but some spirits as well. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We're on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for lending us your ears, folks!

Duration:00:08:50

Things That Go Bump In The Night

8/31/2018
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Today we tell you two tales about strange mythical beasts that reside in Appalachia. First up, it's the story of the Snallygaster from western Maryland. Then we head south, to North Carolina, for a love story that involves a hairy beast and a pretty girl named Annie. You can subscribe to MountainLore at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We're on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia. Thanks for the use of your ears, y'all!

Duration:00:11:21

The Brown Mountain Lights

8/24/2018
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They say that on a crisp, clear fall evening, if you happen to be in the right place, you can see glowing orbs of light bobbing up and down on Brown Mountain in western North Carolina. There are several stories told to explain those strange lights, and we tell them to you on this week's episode of the MountainLore podcast. You can subscribe to MountainLore on RadioPublic, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter...

Duration:00:10:30

Vampires and Haunted Rocks

8/17/2018
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Wise County, Virginia, is full of history, from the early days of the pioneers, through the coal boom after the Civil War, to the Cold War (U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers grew up there). And Wise County is also home to more than its share of Appalachian folklore, from Jack tales to spooky stories. Today Steve and Gena tell you a couple of the latter, involving a vampire that supposedly lived in Big Stone Gap and a haunted rock that lay along the route from Norton to Wise. You can subscribe to...

Duration:00:12:11

Rotherwood

8/10/2018
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In the early part of the 19th century Frederick Ross established his home along the Holston River, in what's now Hawkins County, Tennessee. Unlike most of the other settlers in the region, though, his home was a mansion, surrounded by fields and worked by slaves. Named from the novel "Ivanhoe," Rotherwood still exists as a historic building in Kingsport, Tennessee. It's also the place where ghosts roam. Today Steve and Gena tell you about those ghosts. You can subscribe to the MountainLore...

Duration:00:14:04

Folklore/Tales of the Cumberlands

8/4/2018
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We're baccckkkk!!! Hello folks, it's good to be back on the internet. On this episode Steve and Gena talk a bit about the Tennessee election; then it's on to a discussion of Appalachian folklore spurred by a story about a series of ghostly incidents in the building in which the podcast is recorded; then we talk to Rod Mullins, coordinator of the Tales of the Cumberlands event coming in late August at the Breaks Interstate Park in Dickenson County. Thanks for listening. You can subscribe to...

Duration:00:28:00

Spearfinger

8/3/2018
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Today we tell about the legend of Spearfinger, or U'tlun'ta, the Cherokee witch whose diet included something very, very bad. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcatcher. We're on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:10:29

Wizard Clip

7/27/2018
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Many years ago, on the Virginia frontier in what's now West Virginia, a man sought room and board from a farmer. This man later got sick and died without benefit of the clergy of his choice. That's when this story becomes interesting. Today Steve and Gena tell the tale of the spirit known as Wizard Clip. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcast, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Catch us on Facebook or Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening and...

Duration:00:09:30

Some Ghost Stories

7/20/2018
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One thing you'll find about Appalachian folklore: it's full of stories about ghosts and the spirit world. Today, Steve and Gena share three of those stories with you. The MountainLore podcasts is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcatcher. You can follow us on Twitter and on Facebook @myappalachia. Thanks for listening and sharing our podcast with your friends!

Duration:00:10:31

The Mothman

7/14/2018
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Today we tell the tale of the infamous Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, another one of those modern day folktales about monsters from that Appalachian state. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening, y'all!

Duration:00:11:04

The Bride and Groom of Mt. Pisgah

7/7/2018
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In the winter, after a snowfall, it's said that if you are in the right place you can see an outline of a bride and groom on the side of Mt. Pisgah, near Asheville, North Carolina. Today Steve and Gena tell the story of that bride and groom, part of the folklore of this place we call home, Appalachia. You can subscribe to the podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We're also on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for the use of your ears....

Duration:00:06:37

A Jack Tale

6/23/2018
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Today we tell you one of the oldest Jack tales in existence, from 15th century England. We also share a bit of it in the original Middle English, Appalachian style! MountainLore is now on the RadioPublic app, as well as on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:14:59

A Sampler

6/19/2018
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Over the past few weeks, we've been sharing the MountainLore podcast on the My Appalachia page. For those of you who have been listening through www.myappalachia.net, we invite you to come on over to www.mountainlore.net and subscribe to the full podcasts!

Duration:00:04:07