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

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English


Episodes

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...

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...

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...

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

A Witches’ Brew of Tales

6/16/2018
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Today Steve and Gena tell you three witch stories from western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia about dealing with young love, the hunt, and casting hexes. We hope you enjoy. You can subscribe to MountainLore on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. If you have a ghost or witch story you’d like us to share, tell us about it on our Facebook page or in a comment on our blog at mountainlore.net! Thanks for...

Duration:00:12:59

The Devil Monkey

6/9/2018
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Among the mysterious beasts that are said to inhabit the forests of Appalachia is a monkey-like creature on kangaroo legs with a bushy tail that has terrorized motorists for years. Today we tell the tale of the Devil Monkey. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening and sharing our tales with your friends.

Duration:00:09:13

The Ghosts of Roan Mountain

6/2/2018
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There are many places in Appalachia with strange stories told about them. One of these places is Roan Mountain, on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Today Steve and Gena tell the tale of a ghostly choir that some say originates in hell that’s supposedly found on the top of the mountain. MountainLore is found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your very own favorite podcast app. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Thanks for listening to...

Duration:00:09:24

The Moon-Eyed People

5/26/2018
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The legends of the Cherokee told of a strange race of men and women who dwelt in Appalachia. These people were active at night, seeing by the light of the moon, thus their name, the Moon-eyed people. Today we tell you that tale. You can subscribe to the MountainLore podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia.

Duration:00:11:24

Dan’s Shadow

5/20/2018
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Today on the MountainLore podcast, Steve and Gena have the story of how an innocent man’s execution cast a long shadow, literally, across an Appalachian community. MountainLore is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app; be sure to subscribe. We have more tales from Appalachian folklore for you on our Facebook page, @myappalachia, on Twitter @myappalachia and on our website, mountainlore.net. Thanks for listening. Sweet dreams…

Duration:00:11:57

The Art Of Clogging, And Other Bits And Pieces

2/3/2018
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On this week’s episode of My Appalachia, we take a look at the state of the arts in Appalachia; both Kentucky and West Virginia are looking to defund the arts and education in those states, prompting a teacher sit in at the West Virginia state capitol in Charleston on Friday; the need for arts in the area; and a look at an Appalachian dance form, clogging, by way of an interview with Kathy Arnold of Kingsport, who has performed with her family in Nashville before the governor of Tennessee...

Duration:00:28:21

Fighting The Opioid Epidemic With Medical Cannabis

1/6/2018
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Today we look again at the opioid epidemic in Appalachia and efforts to legalize medical cannabis as a way to combat those highly addictive painkillers. You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In, or on your favorite podcast app. We are on Twitter @myappalachia; we’re now on Facebook, too, @myappalachia. Thanks for listening…be sure to share our show with your friends.

Duration:00:20:09

Ira Jackson Seay

12/30/2017
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This week, we talk with Ira Jackson Seay, who has written two books about his very interesting life in Virginia. Mr. Seay tells us of his days making and running shine in Henry and Franklin Counties, among other interesting stories. We hope you enjoy. You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. You can find us on Twitter @myappalachia. Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Duration:00:30:25

We’s Talkin’ Here!

11/25/2017
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It’s time for English class, folks…Appalachian English! On today’s episode of My Appalachia, we look at the thing that sets us apart from other Americans, our dialect. We discuss its origins, some rules of grammar, how we are looked at because of our accent and choice of words and phrases, and we look at words that are peculiar to Appalachian English. We hope you enjoy… You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on...

Duration:00:35:37

Helms Honey

11/18/2017
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On this week’s episode of My Appalachia, Gena chats with Cody and Rene Helms, two young Appalachian entrepreneurs from East Tennessee who have decided to make a business out of beekeeping. That leads us to a discussion of the uses of honeybees, including helping to reclaim worked out mountaintop removal sites back to a healthy ecosystem. Gena also explains how to be “one” with the bees, and Rod tells us about other insects that are often mistaken for bees and wasps. You can subscribe to...

Duration:00:34:06

The Holidays Are Upon Us

11/11/2017
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One of the most well-known holiday traditions in southern Appalachia is the running of the Santa Train, which takes place on November 18th. Started as a way to show the appeciation of Kingsport, Tennessee, merchants for all the business they got from Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, the Santa Train has evolved into something akin to Santa and his reindeer, as the jolly old fellow tosses out presents and candy at every stop along the way from Kentucky to Kingsport. And with the...

Duration:00:20:18