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Hillbilly Podcast

By Hillbilly Podcast

Hillbilly Podcast invites listeners to learn about and fall in love with the people and culture of Southern Appalachia. Proud, loyal, fierce, friendly, canny, meek, sophisticated, reserved...all these words are ones that describe the people of Southern Appalachia. Mountain folk from North Georgia and Alabama, through the Southern Highlands of East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia, up through West Virginia, Eastern Pennsylvania, and parts of Maryland have baffled and confounded outsiders for centuries. Rooted deep in the mountains and grounded in their Scotch-Irish heritage, these pioneers carved out a life in the midst of a rugged, isolated terrain. Their gumption, strong will, pluck, stubbornness, smarts, and reliance on family, community, and faith helped them succeed in settling this place, where many of weaker constitution would have failed or given up. This is the stock we come from. This is the place that shaped us. Likewise, in turn, those hill people and their descendants have shaped the nation and world, from their Mountain Empire. The goal of this show, and one of my driving passions, is to share this mysterious place and its fascinating people with outsiders. The Heart of Appalachia is rich in tradition, music, lore, legend, and mountain wisdom that dates back to and beyond a millennia or so. People everywhere need to know about what a treasure we hold here. This is what Hillbilly Podcast is all about. Regularly occurring Hillbilly Podcast segments are: On the Porch, a narrative of a Southern Appalachian neighborhood from a front porch perspective; Hillbillies and Friends, which includes interviews with everyone from regular folks to small business owners, old-timers, new-timers, citified hillbillies, and real, legit mountain people; Question of the Week, where we ask a question to our listening audience, social media followers, or in a "hillbilly on the street"-type setting, and then talk about the responses and try to make sense of things from the hillbilly perspective; and Appalachia in the News, in which we report on or give insight into things that are going on in current events that pertain to the region. Crime stories, energy issues, highlighting achievements of Appalachian residents and businesses, news of the weird and the weird in the news - we've got a little bit of everything. Ideas for upcoming recurring segments are: Hillbilly Kitchen, making the greats of the Southern Appalachian supper table, and Hillbilly Hymn Time, a musical segment promoting mountain music from traditional Appalachian/Scotch-Irish ballads to old hymns, Southern Gospel, and Classic Country music.Welcome to the Heart of Appalachia. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of our Mountain Home.

  1. 1.
    Johns Hopkins University, A Heart for Appalachia, and Mountain City Medicine with Heather Newman07/10/2020
  2. 2.
    Appalachian Cooking "Cornteen" Style, Bidets, and A Journey to Japan with Matt Newman06/25/2020
  3. 3.
    The Appalachian Project, Petey The Pink-Tailed Possum, and Hillbilly Talk with Shane Simmons06/17/2020
  4. 4.
    Blair's Gap, Momma's Cooking, and Big Orange Golf Carts with Kenneth Conkin06/11/2020
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    Coal Miner's Daughter, Moonshine Escapades, and Good, Old Fashioned Meanness with Madeline Alley and Geneva Browder06/02/2020
  6. 6.
    Espresso in Lisbon, Football in Kiev, and Irish Roots with Sarah Beth Lovell05/27/2020
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    Mongolian Sheep Ceremony, Hunan Heat Wave, and Michael Jackson: The Far East with Sarah Beth Lovell05/19/2020
  8. 8.
    Into the African Bush with Masai Warriors and Other Tales of Intrigue with Sarah Beth Lovell05/12/2020
  1. 9.
    One Year Anniversary Episode - Throwback to Our Inaugural Episode with Wayne Bledsoe05/05/2020
  2. 10.
    Ottawa, Boxing Day, and Citizen Science Projects with Ingrid Luffman04/14/2020
  3. 11.
    Health and Wellness During Corona-cation with Health Coach Mandie Carter04/07/2020
  4. 12.
    Long-Haired Music, A Hillbilly in Princeton, and Aunt Minerva Parks with Bryan Underwood03/31/2020
  5. 13.
    To the Ends of the Earth and Back Again with Jason Salley03/24/2020
  6. 14.
    Mamaws and Mamas - Fierce Fabulous Females of Appalachia with Mandie Carter03/17/2020
  7. 15.
    The Journey Continues - Part 2 with Heather Watts03/10/2020
  8. 16.
    The Legacy of Princess Delilah with Heather Watts03/03/2020
  9. 17.
    Health for the Hillbilly Heart with Health Coach Mandie02/25/2020
  10. 18.
    Dobros, Pedal Steels, and Hillbilly Music with Tony Dingus02/18/2020
  11. 19.
    Eddie and Janey Lane, Part 2: Morrison City, Old Midfields, and Lawnmower Parades02/11/2020
  12. 20.
    Eddie and Janey Lane, Part 1: Adventures in Nicaragua with Mama Janey and Papa Du02/04/2020
  13. 21.
    First Date Impressions, Cake Customs, and Old Christmas with Chris and Kristina Alford01/28/2020
  14. 22.
    Bear Town, Bluegrass Gospel, and Going Abroad with Dan Moneyhun01/21/2020
  15. 23.
    Cousins on Christmas Eve: Family, Farming, and Faith with Teresa and Brian01/14/2020
  16. 24.
    Amanda McCoy: A Hillbilly in London01/07/2020
  17. 25.
    T.V. Acting, Lace Irish vs. Shanty Irish, and "Where Do You Go to Church?" with Patrick Cronin11/19/2019
  18. 26.
    Apple Butter, Subsistence Farming, and Dad's Work Ethic with Wayne Buchanan11/12/2019
  19. 27.
    The Pig Roast and Cuban Heritage with Elena Allen; On the Porch: Mountain Music11/05/2019
  20. 28.
    Code Switching, Grandparents, and Good Home Cooking with Rachel and Rebekah10/29/2019
  21. 29.
    Real Estate, WARSHington D.C., and Hillbilly Grandparents with Kelly West; On the Porch - Carpe Diem10/22/2019
  22. 30.
    Servant-Hearted Leadership, Working for the VP, and the Needs of Appalachia with Todd McKinley10/15/2019
  23. 31.
    Banjer Pickin', Grandpa Jones, and Other Adventures with Robby Spencer10/01/2019
  24. 32.
    Crate Digging, Radio, and Local Records with Big Lon09/24/2019
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    Cherokee, 3 Doors Down, Trailer Park Painting with Brad09/17/2019
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    Appalachian Slang with Brad09/10/2019
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    Bluegrass Music, Wild Wonderful West Virginia, and Papaw's Dynamite with Professor Dan09/03/2019
  28. 36.
    Lifelong Learning, Running With the Bulls, and Aunt Annie with Jane Murphy08/27/2019
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    Stapleton Holler, Ol' Red, and Sung Sermons with Kathy Martin-Stricker08/20/2019
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    Tattooing, Trailer Parks, and Wrastlin' with Joe Maye08/13/2019
  31. 39.
    Rural New York, Santa's Break-In, and Cuttin' a Shine with Elinor LeClaire08/06/2019
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    John Baty with Mentone, Moon Lake, and On the Porch: Renaming the Region07/30/2019
  33. 41.
    Tales from Sand Mountain, Manual to Manhood, On the Porch: Coming Home07/23/2019
  34. 42.
    Jay Page and Tracy Mullins, Carter's Valley Shenanigans, Where We’ll Never Grow Old07/16/2019
  35. 43.
    Alyson Neel of Blyss Running and The Best of the Great Outdoors in Appalachia07/09/2019
  36. 44.
    On the Porch with Bumpkin, Sweet Tea Poll Results, Y'all vs. Yous Guys07/02/2019
  37. 45.
    How Sweet It Is: All About Sweet Tea06/25/2019
  38. 46.
    Hygge, Herbal Tea, and Home Remedies with Cousin Aimee06/18/2019
  39. 47.
    What’s For Supper?, Vicki Shell, A Hillbilly Hymn Time06/11/2019
  40. 48.
    Special On the Porch Edition: Mountain Superstitions, Fried Pies, and Renaming the Tri-Cities06/04/2019
  41. 49.
    Murder in Appalachia, On The Porch, Hillibillies and Friends - The Lafollettes05/28/2019
  42. 50.
    On the Porch, Dad's Stroke of Luck, Barns 'N Such05/21/2019

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