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Stories: A History of Appalachia

A look at the history of Appalachia, one story at a time.

A look at the history of Appalachia, one story at a time.

A look at the history of Appalachia, one story at a time.
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United States

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A look at the history of Appalachia, one story at a time.

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English

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423-246-3811


Episodes

A Sacrifice

8/18/2018
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In 1939 Clair Young lived with his wife and their children on a farm in Fallowfield Township in southwestern Pennsylvania. In addition to farming, Clair also was a coal miner and a lay preacher of the Gospel. And Clair was hearing voices. Voices telling him to do bad things. Today we tell the tragic story […]

Duration:00:06:25

Flossie

8/11/2018
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In 1929 young Flossie Shelton married her ex-husband’s cousin, also named Shelton. At first the young couple enjoyed wedded bliss. But then the Green-Eyed Monster raised its ugly head, and jealousy drove Flossie to a crime of passion. Today we tell the story of Flossie’s crime against her husband, Fred, in Madison County, North Carolina. […]

Duration:00:11:04

8/4/2018
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The first popular Appalachian writer lived and wrote in his adopted hometown of Big Stone Gap. His works became the biggest selling books of his time and gave birth to the official Virginia state outdoor drama, “The Trail of the Lonesome Pine,” which is performed every summer in that southwest Virginia town. Today we tell […]

Duration:00:11:25

The Long Arm Of The Law

7/28/2018
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Patton Flannery was a wanted man. Wanted, but not caught, for 36 years. Then his luck ran out. Today we tell Patton Flannery’s story, part of the history of Appalachia. Be sure to download the RadioPublic app and subscribe to the Stories podcast. You can also subscribe at Apple Podcasts, TuneIn or on your favorite […]

Duration:00:10:58

A School Shooting in Grundy

7/21/2018
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In the winter of 2002 tragedy struck the coal town of Grundy, Virginia, when a Nigerian student at the Appalachian School of Law there opened fire on faculty and students after being expelled due to his grades. Today we tell that story. You can subscribe to the Stories podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or […]

Duration:00:11:26

War Fever!

7/14/2018
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Today we tell the story of the results of extreme patriotism during World War I in western Pennsylvania. You can subscribe to Stories at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalachia. Thanks for the use of your ears, y’all!

Duration:00:09:40

Appalachian Internment Camps

7/7/2018
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At the beginning of World War II, diplomats from the Axis countries were stranded in the United States. These enemy diplomats couldn’t just be allowed to roam freely across the country, nor could they simply be locked up in jail, for fear that our stranded diplomats would be treated the same or worse. The solution […]

Duration:00:09:18

The Salve

6/30/2018
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Granny women are those older ladies in Appalachia who have learned the traditional healing arts, using methods and plants handed down by previous generations of pioneers and Native Americans. Sometimes, though, granny women ain’t women. Today we tell the story of Scott County’s Tom Carter and his amazing salve. You can subscribe to Stories on […]

Duration:00:05:09

Joe Brown

6/23/2018
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Today we tell the story of one of the meanest men to roam southern West Virginia and how he met his fate at the hands of mob justice. You can subscribe to Stories at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @storyappalachia and on Facebook @storiesofappalachia. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:05:51

Dick Fellows

6/16/2018
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A young man from Harlan, Kentucky, fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, then returned home to study law with his father. This man had the world in his hands…until alcohol took it away, costing him his law practice. Soon he headed west to reclaim his life, and that’s where today’s podcast kicks into […]

Duration:00:11:40

The Church Arsonist

6/9/2018
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Today we tell the story of the torching of two North Carolina churches by a very unlikely arsonist. You can subscribe to Stories at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalachia.

Duration:00:09:16

Lord Dunmore’s War, Part 2

6/2/2018
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Today, we finish telling the story of one of the first Indian wars in the west, Lord Dunmore’s war. You can subscribe to Stories at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalachia. Thanks for listening, folks!

Duration:00:14:04

Lord Dunmore’s War, Part 1

5/26/2018
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One of the first Indian wars fought in the west happened in Appalachia at the time of the American Revolution. Led by the governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, this war, which was named for him, raged on the Appalachian frontier, from Southwest Virginia to southeastern Ohio. Today we begin the story of Lord Dunmore’s War. […]

Duration:00:08:28

Politics

5/19/2018
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This week we tell three short stories involving politics in Appalachia. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @storyappalachia and on Facebook @storiesofappalachia. Thanks for lending us your ears!

Duration:00:10:09

Appalachia’s Most Wanted

5/12/2018
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Today we tell the story of one of the first people from Appalachia to make the FBI’s Most Wanted List, Kenneth Ray Lawson, from Wise County, Virginia. You can subscribe to the podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Follow us on Facebook @storiesofappalachia and on Twitter @storyappalachia for more […]

Duration:00:11:40

The Prestonsburg School Bus Tragedy

5/5/2018
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Well, we are pleased to announce that this is our 200th episode of Stories! Rod and I have enjoyed telling the history of Appalachia over the last two and a half years, and look forward to many more years for the podcast. Today, we tell the story of a tragic accident that happened back in […]

Duration:00:10:37

The Wild West of Appalachia

4/28/2018
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Today we bring you three tales of turn of the 20th century Appalachia which show just how much this area was like the legendary American Wild West. You can find us on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your own favorite podcast app. We have even more stories about Appalachia on our Facebook page @storiesofappalachia […]

Duration:00:10:31

The Confederate Treasury

4/21/2018
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Today Rod brings us a story about the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Confederate treasury after the end of the Civil War. You can subscribe to Stories on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We also have more stories about Appalachia on our website, storiespodcast.net, on Twitter @storyappalachia and on […]

Duration:00:11:16

The Moonshine Battle of Cade’s Cove

4/14/2018
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Nowadays Cade’s Cove is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But before the park came into existence in 1934 it was a vibrant Appalachian community, with churches, schools, farms and, of course, moonshiners. Today we tell the story of a run-in between a Primitive Baptist preacher and […]

Duration:00:13:38

The Legend of Headless Annie

4/7/2018
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On this week’s podcast, Rod and Steve tell a Harlan County, Kentucky, legend about Headless Annie, a parable about Bloody Harlan. You can subscribe to Stories on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Like the stories we tell? Then be sure to subscribe to our blog at storiespodcast.net, follow us on […]

Duration:00:08:17