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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 …
 
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 …
 
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 po…
 
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, …
 
We're baccckkkk!!! Hello folks, it's 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 Ta…
 
Today Steve and Gena tell you three witch stories from western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia about dealing with young love, the hunt, and casting hexes. We hope you enjoy. You can subscribe to MountainLore on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We're on Facebook and Twitter @myappalachia. If you have a gho…
 
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, Stitch…
 
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 …
 
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 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, c…
 
Today we look again at the opioid epidemic in Appalachia and efforts to legalize medical cannabis as a way to combat those highly addictive painkillers. You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In, or on your favorite podcast app. We are on Twitter @myappalachia; we're now on Facebook, too, @myappalachia. Thanks for list…
 
Hello podcast listeners! On this week's episode of My Appalachia, we talk with Seth McLaughlin, a nurse practitioner and herbalist. Seth tells us about common herbs in Appalachia and their uses; other medicinal plants from around the world; and tells some stories about the history and Indian traditions of Appalachian plant use. Seth is on the facul…
 
On this week's episode of My Appalachia, we're pleased to introduce you to Luke Bauserman, blogger, storyteller, author of Some Dark Holler, and who has his own website dedicated to spooky and offbeat Appalachian history, The Weekly Holler; then Rod tells us about his experiences at telling stories in Pound, Virginia, we tell the history of the Int…
 
One of the most well-known holiday traditions in southern Appalachia is the running of the Santa Train, which takes place on November 18th. Started as a way to show the appeciation of Kingsport, Tennessee, merchants for all the business they got from Southwest Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, the Santa Train has evolved into something akin to Santa a…
 
Welcome in to this week's episode of My Appalachia. Gena is out this week, but Rod and Steve are here to talk about the latest unsuccessful attempt by white nationalists to organize a rally in an Appalachian town, this time in Murfreesboro and in Shelbyville, both in Tennessee; a development conference was held in Pittsburgh to hash out ideas to he…
 
Blair Mountain in West Virginia is the site of a 1921 pitched battle between coal miners and 3000 lawmen and strikebreakers that actually included aerial bombing of the miners. This battle is the most famous in the mine wars that took place in the coalfields as the UMWA organized the mines against the violent opposition of mine owners. Today it is …
 
Two thirds of the hosts of the podcast are glad to be here to discuss last week's explosions at Eastman Chemical in Kingsport; that turns to a discussion of healthcare and RAM's appearance in Grundy, Virginia; the opioid crisis continues, and we introduce our countdown of the top five drug stories of the week; then we wrap up on a more positive not…
 
Hello, folks. Today we tell you about a recent conference on Appalachian stories, genealogy, history and culture that took place at the Breaks Interstate Park in Virginia last weekend, and the concept of "cultural tourism," which can be good, as in the aforementioned conference, or not-so-good, as in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. That lea…
 
Yeah, we know it's been awhile, but sometimes life gets in the way. Whadda ya do? On this episode of the podcast, we take a look at one of the rarest things in the country: listening to each other. We talk about the recent Trump supporters' rally in D.C., at which protesting Black Lives Matter folks were invited to take the stage and explain a bit …
 
With the events in Charlottesville this past weekend, we have decided to take a look back at where we have been in Appalachia, in terms of race. We do this to both show how bad things used to be here, but also as a warning as to how things could become again if we give in to the hateful rhetoric that we heard Friday and Saturday. On this podcast, R…
 
On this podcast Steve, Rod and Gena talk about land use in Appalachia, an important issue to deal with as we continue the slog on towards a post-coal economy; then we turn to what's become the topic of the day, health care. We look at how we got to the point where thousands of Appalachians show up for medical care at an event that was designed for …
 
Hello folks. Today Rod looks at the dire economic issues facing Dickenson County in Southwest Virginia, as well as in Southside Virginia. Then we look at some solutions that have been proposed, including a ten year tax "holiday" for the coalfields that is the brainchild of a Virginia state representative. We also talk about the possibility of a sor…
 
On this podcast, Rod has an update on the Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School Building, and some thoughts on how to save it for future generations. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean or on your favorite podcast app. We're on Twitter @myappalachia and on the web at www.myappalachia.net. Thanks for …
 
Today Rod and Steve tell about the Dickenson County Memorial and Industrial High School, which is facing possible demolition. We talk about the possibilities for the school and invite you to make your views known through a Change.org petition (found here). You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite…
 
Hello again folks...no Gena this week, but Rod and Steve take the reins and talk about the arts in Appalachia. We also have an interview with the son of Francis Gary Powers, the U2 pilot shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, who has a new book out featuring correspondence between his grandparents, aunts and his father while Powers was in a Russi…
 
On this episode, Rod, Gena and Steve take a look at the origins of the opioid epidemic in America from ground zero: Appalachia. Our area was the initial target for the introduction of these highly addictive painkillers, and we tell you just exactly why that was. Thanks for listening. We're available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, the Podbean App o…
 
Listen for the show on Radio Appalachia, Monday evenings at 6. Easiest way to find the radio station is to download the Tune In app on your phone, then search and add us to your favorites list. You can also visit the Radio Appalachia website at www.myradioappalachia.com and listen to the station from there. Radio Appalachia plays an Americana forma…
 
Hello folks, and welcome in to the first episode of My Appalachia! On this episode, Rod, Gena and Steve introduce themselves, then get right into that elephant in the room: coal. We talk about the Miner's Protection Act, then go on to look at a few of the possiblilities, post-coal. If you have any suggestions about future episodes, tweet us @myappa…
 
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