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The South… What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.

The South… What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.

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United States

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The South… What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.

Twitter:

@WFAE

Language:

English

Contact:

704-549-9323


Episodes

SouthBound: Elijah Heyward III And The New Museum On 'Sacred Ground' In African American History

9/16/2020
You can’t understand the South without trying to understand Charleston, South Carolina.

Duration:00:34:19

SouthBound: Anthony Hamilton On Reshaping His Sound And Raising His Kids In This Troubled Summer

9/2/2020
Anthony Hamilton, the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter from Charlotte, has spent his career working a fertile patch of rhythm and blues.

Duration:00:27:07

SouthBound: Fawn Weaver On Bottling A Tribute To A Former Slave's Role In Whiskey History

8/19/2020
Fawn Weaver is the author of a best-selling book on happy marriages. Her husband is a movie exec. They were happy and comfortable in Los Angeles. But then she read a story about a former slave named Nearest Green, who taught his method of making Tennessee whiskey to a young businessman named Jack Daniel. Weaver longed to know more.

Duration:00:32:50

SouthBound: Eddie Glaude On James Baldwin's Clear-Eyed Vision Of Race In The South -- And America

8/5/2020
Eddie Glaude, the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton, is the author of a new book called “Begin Again,” about the writer James Baldwin, and how his work reflects on modern race relations in America.

Duration:00:39:29

SouthBound: Karen Cox on Confederate Statues, Plantation Neighborhoods, And Other Old South Remnants

7/22/2020
The links to the South’s Confederate past are beginning to come down – some by law, some by force. But this part of the country is still strewn with memorials to the Lost Cause – from monuments in town squares to the names of parks and streets and schools.

Duration:00:38:38

SouthBound: Clint Smith's Voice Rises To A Transformative Moment In America

7/8/2020
Clint Smith grew up in New Orleans until his family had to relocate to Houston in Hurricane Katrina. He has grown up to become one of America’s most powerful young voices, especially when it comes to the value of Black lives.

Duration:00:40:44

SouthBound Replay: Harvey Gantt On Activism, Jesse Helms, And His Faith In Better Days

6/24/2020
This is a recut version of the very first episode of SouthBound, which we put into the world on Nov. 15, 2017. Our guest for this first episode was Harvey Gantt, a longtime pioneer in civil rights in the Carolinas.

Duration:00:34:58

SouthBound: Regina Bradley On The Glories Of OutKast, And Southern Hip-Hop As Living History

6/10/2020
If you know the Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast – the rappers Big Boi and André 3000 — you might know them from their big pop hits “Hey Ya!” or “The Way You Move.”

Duration:00:34:11

SouthBound: Marcus King Talks About Coming Off The Road, And Plays A Song For Us From Home

5/27/2020
Marcus King was playing clubs around the Carolinas before he was old enough to drive. Now, at 24, he leads the Marcus King Band, taking his blend of rock, blues, country and soul all over the world. And he’s got a new solo record called “El Dorado” that was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

Duration:00:34:21

SouthBound: Rachel Lance On Trying To Solve The Mystery Of A Confederate Submarine

5/13/2020
On Feb. 17, 1864, a torpedo from a Confederate submarine called the H.L. Hunley blew a hole in the side of a Union ship called the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, becoming the first combat submarine to sink a warship in history. But after the attack, the Hunley disappeared.

Duration:00:36:30

SouthBound: Todd May On Living Ethically During The Coronavirus, And Working On 'The Good Place'

4/29/2020
The TV show “The Good Place” recently wrapped up after four seasons on NBC. “The Good Place” was a unicorn of a TV show – a comedy that explored deep philosophical issues of life and death and what it means to be human.

Duration:00:38:53

SouthBound: Stuart Stevens On His Career As A Republican Consultant, And Why He's Walking Away

4/15/2020
Stuart Stevens, a son of Mississippi, helped Republicans get elected for more than 40 years.

Duration:00:38:49

SouthBound: Elaina Plott On Covering Politics, Writing With Compassion, And The Bullet In Her Arm

4/1/2020
Elaina Plott is a young reporter from Alabama with skills beyond her years.

Duration:00:33:07

SouthBound: Food Writer Hanna Raskin on Barbecue Hash, Seafood Buffets And Occasionally Angry Chefs

3/18/2020
There's a reason you don't see Hanna Raskin’s face in this photo – she tries to keep it hidden for her job.

Duration:00:35:59

SouthBound: Fortune Feimster On Small Towns, Big Laughs, And The Movie That Changed Her Life

3/4/2020
There was a young woman named Emily Feimster from a small town in North Carolina. She was an athlete in high school and college, presented as a debutante, graduated summa cum laude, had the whole world in front of her. But she didn’t know what she wanted to be. And more than that, she didn’t know who she really was.

Duration:00:38:50

SouthBound: Photographer Burk Uzzle On MLK, Woodstock, And Coming Back Home

2/19/2020
You might not have heard the name Burk Uzzle – if you did, you’d remember it. But it’s likely that you’ve seen his work.

Duration:00:32:46

SouthBound Replay: Brooklyn Decker On Acting, Running A Business, And Coming Home

2/5/2020
Today's episode is a replay of our conversation with Brooklyn Decker from October 2018. Decker grew up outside of Charlotte, where SouthBound is based, and was discovered at a mall by a talent scout for a modeling agency. When we talked, she was back in town to see family.

Duration:00:51:22

SouthBound: The Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood Explores The South's Psyche And Sound

1/22/2020
The Drive-By Truckers’ new album “The Unraveling” comes out Jan. 31. Patterson Hood co-founded the band in 1996 with his longtime musical partner Mike Cooley.

Duration:00:40:41

SouthBound: Micah Cash On Viewing The Waffle House From The Inside Out

1/8/2020
No matter your culture or upbringing, at some point, if you live in the South, you wind up in a Waffle House.

Duration:00:38:16

SouthBound Replay: Andre Leon Talley on Fashion, Glamor, And Preserving His Childhood Home

12/25/2019
Here’s a holiday gift from us here at SouthBound: a replay of our 2018 interview with fashion icon Andre Leon Talley.

Duration:00:50:13