Reckon Interview

By Reckon

The Reckon Interview is the home for the best stories about the South. Each week, John Hammontree speaks with Southern authors, entertainers, artists, leaders and thinkers to better understand the most interesting region of America and learn how we can each craft our own narratives about the South.

  1. 1.
    What the election results mean for the South + a preview of "Unjustifiable"
    42:04
  2. 2.
    What will the South look like in four years?
    39:03
  3. 3.
    What happens after the election?
    51:50
  4. 4.
    SCOTUS and the South + Lilly Ledbetter's message of perseverance
    1:02:03
  5. 5.
    The "Doug Jones Effect"
    56:58
  6. 6.
    The South vs. the Establishment: Jaime Harrison discusses South Carolina senate race
    56:55
  7. 7.
    'It's not random': The origins of America's broken justice system
    55:19
  8. 8.
    Can the South handle another recession?
    54:59
  1. 9.
    The death of 'stick to sports': The power of college football in the South
    49:39
  2. 10.
    A system broken by design: The politics of healthcare
    46:01
  3. 11.
    To live here, you have to fight: Coalition building in the South
    50:25
  4. 12.
    How the South nearly blocked women's suffrage + the women who pushed it through
    58:00
  5. 13.
    How the South created modern politics + what's in play in 2020?
    43:45
  6. 14.
    The Fight for the Vote: How to Make Sure Your Voice is Heard During a Pandemic
    51:59
  7. 15.
    Season Three: The South Decides
    1:40
  8. 16.
    Bonus: Zac Oyama on CollegeHumor, Key & Peele and finding decent Southern food in Los Angeles
    34:49
  9. 17.
    Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo on when can we expect a Covid-19 Vaccine
    40:53
  10. 18.
    Paul Finebaum on the SEC's response to Covid, his sitcom, the SEC chant and his legacy
    42:34
  11. 19.
    Elaina Plott on the fall of Jeff Sessions, how being Southern helps her journalism
    41:32
  12. 20.
    Dr. Hilary N. Green on the toppling of Confederate monuments, Gone with the Wind
    41:01
  13. 21.
    Carolyn Kellogg on leaving LA for Alabama, what to read this summer
    35:44
  14. 22.
    Olga Khazan on the power of being 'weird,' how outsiders build movements
    35:44
  15. 23.
    WellRED Comedy trio on Black Lives Matter protests, comedy during a pandemic
    47:27
  16. 24.
    Chuck Reece on being a 'Bitter Southerner'
    55:03
  17. 25.
    Tommy Tomlinson on facing the Elephant in the Room, struggling with food addiction
    44:32
  18. 26.
    André Holland on 'The Eddy,' how the South shapes his art, James Baldwin, and High Flying Bird
    35:09
  19. 27.
    Alex McDaniel on what sports coverage looks like without sports, SBNation's furloughs
    46:08
  20. 28.
    James Beard-winner Frank Stitt on how Southern restaurants are adapting to covid-19
    32:36
  21. 29.
    Michael Harriot on why black Southern votes swung the election for Joe Biden
    45:26
  22. 30.
    Peggy Wallace Kennedy: Daughter of George Wallace on rejecting a legacy of hate and fear
    37:46
  23. 31.
    John Paul White on John Prine, Muscle Shoals and how COVID-19 could change music forever
    41:50
  24. 32.
    Reckon Interview: Season two
    0:34
  25. 33.
    Fawn Weaver on Nearest Green, the slave who trained Jack Daniel to distill whiskey
    51:16
  26. 34.
    David French on conservative media, Never Trumpism, Syria and the South
    52:43
  27. 35.
    The Belle Curve on the state of women and politics in the South
    1:01:31
  28. 36.
    Bonus! The WellRED Comedy tour explains the South
    47:30
  29. 37.
    Lyndsey Gilpin on the South's changing climate and media
    44:07
  30. 38.
    BONUS: John Archibald and Amy Yurkanin on coming attractions from Reckon Radio
    24:30
  31. 39.
    Margaret Renkl on grief and the nature of the South
    41:58
  32. 40.
    Ryan Nanni on College Football, the South and the Banner Society
    37:34
  33. 41.
    Casey Cep on Harper Lee and true crime
    48:21
  34. 42.
    Bonus episode! Ike Morgan joins us Down in Alabama
    21:39
  35. 43.
    Sarah Parcak on space archaeology and the history of the South
    44:08
  36. 44.
    John T. Edge on Southern food
    50:55
  37. 45.
    Bonus! Sidewalk Film Fest and Southern cinema
    20:43
  38. 46.
    Sonequa Martin-Green on Star Trek, the Walking Dead and the South
    51:35
  39. 47.
    Rev. William Barber on today's fight for civil rights
    44:56
  40. 48.
    Lee Bains III on Southern rock
    48:46
  41. 49.
    Helen Ellis on the "Southern Lady Code"
    36:18
  42. 50.
    Roy Wood, Jr. on Southern comedy
    1:05:58

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