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A podcast by and for Appalachians We cover current events as well as the culture of this place we call home, Appalachia.

A podcast by and for Appalachians We cover current events as well as the culture of this place we call home, Appalachia.
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A podcast by and for Appalachians We cover current events as well as the culture of this place we call home, Appalachia.

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English

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Episodes

Our April Podcast

4/19/2019
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This month we talk about the Highlander fire; then we discuss the connection between Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Appalachia; that leads us to politicians in general; finally, there’s apparently another ghost loose in the podcast studio. We appreciate you listening. You can subscribe to the My Appalachia podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on any number of other podcast apps. Our new web address is www.myappalachia.org. Be sure to bookmark it!

Duration:00:09:22

Jack and the Cat

3/20/2019
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Today we thought we’d share with you another MountainLore tale. This one is a traditional Jack tale, in which Jack overcomes his brothers’ treachery, animal attacks and a witch’s guile to end up with a beautiful wife and a fortune. Jack has all the luck! We hope you enjoy. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia…

Duration:00:15:45

JEFFREY ALAN PAYNE AND WOODY’S WORLD

3/10/2019
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Hello podcast listeners! Today we talk to an author who currently lives in East Tennessee and has a new semi-autobiographical book out that deals with addiction, treatment and recovery, all from the point of view of the subject’s dog. Jeff gives a fascinating interview in which he opens up about his own struggles and work toward recovery. Please take the time to listen and share with your friends. You can subscribe to the My Appalachia podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher,... Read More Read...

Duration:00:26:17

MARCH PODCAST COMING SOON; HERE’S A TALE FOR YOU IN THE MEANTIME…

3/5/2019
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We’re working on our March episode of the My Appalachia podcast, in which we’ll be discussing the written word and interviewing an author with roots in Appalachia about his new book. We’ll also be jumping into the controversy around Hillbilly Elegy and the response to it, Appalachian Reckoning. Look for that in the next week or two. In the meantime, we wanted to share with y’all the latest MountainLore tale, “Joash and the Woodbooger.” Enjoy!

Duration:00:10:48

TALES OF WEIRDNESS

2/16/2019
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Hello folks…for our February episode, Steve and Gena take a look at some, shall we say, offbeat things in Appalachia, including petrified witches, mummies, and other assorted things. You can subscribe to the My Appalachia podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia. Thanks for listening, y’all!

Duration:00:12:29

The Devil Dog Of Death

1/6/2019
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We thought we’d share the latest bit of MountainLore with you today. There’ve been told stories of a big, black dog with glowing red eyes that mysteriously shows up at odd times and places here in Appalachia, leaving nothing good behind. Today we tell one of these stories. The MountainLore podcast is available on RadioPublic, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and a host of other podcast apps. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Sweet dreams, podcast listeners…

Duration:00:08:50

The Christmas Episode

12/6/2018
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Hello folks… Today we share with you our Christmas episode, which we recorded during a Facebook Live Audio session on our Facebook page @myappalachia. We talk about Christmas traditions, food, and we share some interesting letters to Old St. Nick that were written in years gone by. Give us a listen. You can subscribe to the My Appalachia podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia.

Duration:00:21:18

STEVE ST. JOHN, PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR

11/17/2018
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We’re back with our November podcast, and this week we continue our conversations with folks from Appalachia. We spoke with Johnson City, Tennessee, private investigator Steve St. John, who tells us about the “glamorous” life of a P.I., and also shares a funny story about a squirrel in Mountain City, Tennessee. You can subcribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. Have a happy Thanksgiving,...

Duration:00:16:35

VOTE OR WE ALL END UP IN HELL

10/27/2018
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Today the podcast is a bit of a free form, inspired by all the insane things going on across our country, culminating in today’s attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh. As the title of this episode says, vote or we all end up in hell. Thanks for giving us a listen. We can be found on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter and Facebook @myappalachia. We love all y’all…

Duration:00:15:27

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... Read More Read More

Duration:00:33:23

Tales of the Cumberlands

8/4/2018
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Were baccckkkk!!! Hello folks, its 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... Read More Read More

Duration:00:28:00

A Witches Brew of Tales – On MountainLore.net!

6/19/2018
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Here’s a sample of this week’s MountainLore podcast! If you like what you hear, you can go to www.mountainlore.net, or subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. To make it even easier, just click the links below: Subscribe at Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:12:59

The Ghosts of Roan Mountain

6/9/2018
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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... Read More Read More

Duration:00:09:24

Dan’s Shadow

5/20/2018
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Once again we bring you another episode of the MountainLore podcast. Today, Steve and Gena tell the story of how an innocent man’s execution cast a long shadow, literally, across an Appalachian community. If you’d like to subscribe to MountainLore, go to our website at mountainlore.net where you can do just that. It’s also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app.

Duration:00:11:57

The Ghost In The Mine

5/14/2018
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Hello folks, welcome to our new podcast! Today we get things started with a ghost story. The Reed Gold Mine was opened during the first gold rush, in Western North Carolina, back in the first part of the 19th century. And the mine needed workers, one of whom was Eugene Mills, whose wife, Eleanor, was more enthusiastic about his working there than he was. And that led to some really bad trouble, which we’ll tell you about on today’s episode.... Read More Read More

Duration:00:15:04

Teachers And Guns

2/24/2018
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No, we’re not necessarily advocating arming the teachers; we talk today about the West Virginia teachers strike that’s going on. Then we move on to the third rail of guns, where we talk about the spontaneous movement led by teens who were at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and what to do about the continuing string of school shootings in this country. We’re also taking a break from the podcast, but don’t worry because we plan on coming back soon... Read More Read More

Duration:00:35:10

Planting By The Signs

2/17/2018
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Hello podcast listeners! Today, it’s just Gena and Steve, since Rod has lost his voice and is under the weather, but even with 1/3 of the crew missing, we carry on. We talk about the Appalachian tradition of planting by the signs, then look ahead to this spring to give some hints on when to plant, courtesy of the Old Farmer’s Almanac; We then talk about a new venture in Pike County, Kentucky, that aims to start growing food commercially... Read More Read More

Duration:00:22:53

Religion, Faith and Spirituality

2/10/2018
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This week we take a look at religion in Appalachia by sharing some of our experiences in church during our time growing up in this place we call home, as well as our views on faith and spirituality as opposed to religion. We appreciate you listening. If you’d like to subscribe to the podcast, you can do so at Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia. Again, thanks for listening... Read More Read More

Duration:00:29:18

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... Read More Read More

Duration:00:28:21

Potpourri

1/27/2018
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Hello folks… This week Rod, Steve and Gena sit down for a conversation that goes all over the place, from Governor Matt Bevin’s budget proposal that cuts a lot of programs that people use in Kentucky; that leads to a discussion of the problems in Washington with the budget and the return of pork; naturally, that leads Steve to give you a couple of recipes involving hogs that you may or may not want to use. All in all, a... Read More Read More

Duration:00:31:03