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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.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

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.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

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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.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

Twitter:

@WFAE

Language:

English

Contact:

704-549-9323


Episodes

Shea Serrano talks about his hip-hop book, upcoming TV series and Twitter army of kindness

10/27/2021
This week on the SouthBound podcast, writer Shea Serrano talks about his new book, “Hip-Hop (and Other Things),” which is likely to be his fourth straight New York Times bestseller. On Twitter, he has built an army of followers who routinely do good deeds for people in need. And it all stems from a moment when he really needed a second job.

Duration:00:39:46

Replay: Ben Folds on making music, making mistakes, and building a creative life

10/13/2021
This week on the SouthBound podcast, it’s a replay of our 2019 conversation with musician Ben Folds. He talks about the big mistakes he’s made in his life, and how they helped him make better art – and become a better man.

Duration:00:45:41

Billy Reid Works To Make Fashion Matter In An Era Of COVID-19 And Sweatpants

9/29/2021
This week on the SouthBound podcast, we talk to Billy Reid, who has built one of America’s high-end fashion brands from his home in Florence, Alabama. Reid’s customers include actor Daniel Craig, who wore one of Reid’s coats in a James Bond movie. That sold a lot of coats.

Duration:00:38:13

Singer Adia Victoria Embraces The South's Dualities On Her New Album, 'A Southern Gothic'

9/15/2021
This week's guest on SouthBound is Adia Victoria, a singer from Nashville by way of South Carolina. She explores a spooky, moody brand of roots music on her new album, “A Southern Gothic.”

Duration:00:37:39

Author Kent Babb On A New Orleans High School Football Team Fighting To Win — And Survive

9/1/2021
Tommy Tomlinson's guest on SouthBound is Kent Babb, author of the new book "Across the River" about a New Orleans high school football team facing opponents off the field more dangerous than the ones on the field.

Duration:00:37:20

Maggie Rose On Battling The Nashville Establishment And Finding Her Voice On 'Have A Seat'

8/18/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to singer Maggie Rose, whose new album "Have a Seat" explores not only personal relationships but the professional relationship between women in Nashville and the country-music business.

Duration:00:34:09

SouthBound: S.A. Cosby On Writing His Novel 'Razorblade Tears' And Navigating Race, Class And Sexuality In The South

8/4/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to novelist S.A. Cosby about his Southern gothic noir "Razorblade Tears," and how the book explores the tensions of the modern South.

Duration:00:35:16

SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

7/21/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Kyle Petty, of NASCAR's legendary racing family, about his career, his adventures, and the lingering feelings from the death of his son Adam 21 years ago.

Duration:00:40:38

SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Change, And A Whale Named Ruffian

7/7/2021
Today's guest on SouthBound is Georgia wildlife biologist Clay George, part of a team that has helped bring the North Atlantic right whale back from the brink of extinction.

Duration:00:36:06

SouthBound: Cate Doty On What She Learned From Writing About Weddings -- And From Falling In Love

6/23/2021
Hey y’all, this is Tommy Tomlinson. This week on SouthBound, we talk to Cate Doty, a UNC graduate who has a new book called “Mergers and Acquisitions” about her years writing about weddings for The New York Times – while she was falling in love herself.

Duration:00:41:04

Historian Hilary Green On Unearthing The Stories Of The Enslaved People Who Built A University

6/9/2021
This week on SouthBound, Tommy Tomlinson talks to Hilary Green, a historian who uncovered the history of how enslaved people built the University of Alabama — and what hiding history means to those of us in the present.

Duration:00:34:29

SouthBound: Monique Truong On Life As A Refugee, The Taste Of Words, And The Best Barbecue Joint In The World

5/26/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Monique Truong, author of three novels, who came to North Carolina as a Vietnamese refugee when she was a child.

Duration:00:31:27

SouthBound: Anna Sale Talks About Hard Things, Including (Of Course) Death, Sex And Money

5/12/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Anna Sale, host of the podcast "Death, Sex & Money." Sale has written a new book called "Let's Talk About Hard Things."

Duration:00:49:02

SouthBound: Adrian Miller Tells The Stories Of Black Barbecue Pioneers

4/28/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Adrian Miller, James Beard Award-winning food writer and author of the new book "Black Smoke," about Black barbecue pioneers.

Duration:00:37:36

SouthBound: Comedian Nate Bargatze On Working Clean, Joking About A Dead Dog, And Doing Stand-Up At A Drive-In Theater

4/14/2021
In this episode of SouthBound, Tommy talks to Tennessee comedian Nate Bargatze, whose new Netflix special is "The Greatest Average American."

Duration:00:34:42

SouthBound Replay: Rhiannon Giddens Connects The Musical Dots In The South, And All Over The World

3/31/2021
This SouthBound is a replay of a conversation Tommy Tomlinson had with musician Rhiannon Giddens back in October of 2019, on the morning of a concert she’d perform that night in Charlotte. Remember live music?

Duration:00:34:41

In 'Shaking The Gates Of Hell,' John Archibald Confronts Father's Silence From Pulpit In Civil Rights Era

3/17/2021
Tommy Tomlinson has a conversation with John Archibald, the Pulitzer-winning newspaper columnist and author of the new book "Shaking the Gates of Hell."

Duration:00:40:34

SouthBound: Robert Gipe On Making Art In Coal Country, And The Many Things People Get Wrong About Appalachia

3/3/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Robert Gipe, a novelist, illustrator and art teacher who helps his community in eastern Kentucky put on plays that talk about the big issues in the region.

Duration:00:34:42

SouthBound: The Jewish History Of The South, Through The Eyes Of A New Museum In New Orleans

2/17/2021
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Kenneth Hoffman, executive director of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Duration:00:32:49

SouthBound: Ada Limón On Making Poetry In A Pandemic And Finding 'Radical Hope' In Anxious Times

2/3/2021
This week on SouthBound, we talk to Kentucky poet Ada Limón about poetry in the pandemic, radical hope, and watching fellow poet Amanda Gorman become a star on Inauguration Day.

Duration:00:31:58