SouthBound The South... What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians. New episodes every Wednesday.
SouthBound

SouthBound

From WFAE

The South... What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians. New episodes every Wednesday.

Most Recent Episodes

SouthBound: Potter Ben Owen III On Crafting Art From Clay And His Family's Legacy

In the middle of the North Carolina Piedmont, halfway between Charlotte and Raleigh, there's a little town called Seagrove that is famous for one thing: Pottery. Dozens of potters live and work there, continuing a tradition that has lasted in Seagrove more than 100 years.

SouthBound: Potter Ben Owen III On Crafting Art From Clay And His Family's Legacy

SouthBound: Jimmy Russell, The Buddha Of Bourbon, On A Life In Brown Liquor

The South is responsible for the three greatest beverages in human history: sweet tea, Coca-Cola, and most of all, bourbon. And nobody alive has been involved with more bourbon than a man named Jimmy Russell.

SouthBound: Jimmy Russell, The Buddha Of Bourbon, On A Life In Brown Liquor

SouthBound: Novelist Tayari Jones On Writing, Atlanta And Her Call From Oprah

Tayari Jones was waiting for her fourth novel to be published when she got the phone call that, in this day and age, most every writer dreams of — a call from Oprah Winfrey to let Jones know that her book, "An American Marriage," would be the next selection in Oprah's Book Club.

SouthBound: Novelist Tayari Jones On Writing, Atlanta And Her Call From Oprah

SouthBound: Singer Erin Rae On Songs As Therapy And Redefining The Nashville Sound

Erin Rae is a singer out of Nashville who you're going to be hearing a lot more about. She signed a record deal with Single Lock Records, the label co-founded by John Paul White, formerly of the Civil Wars. Erin Rae's songs remind me of those Civil Wars songs – her music is quiet and intimate, trying to make sense of conflicted feelings.

SouthBound: Singer Erin Rae On Songs As Therapy And Redefining The Nashville Sound

SouthBound: Bobby Jones On The NBA Finals, '72 Olympics & Other Courtside Tales

Bobby Jones built a basketball career on his ability to guard other players, to the point where Nike created a marketing campaign calling him the Secretary of Defense. He was an All-Star five times in his 12-year pro career and won an NBA title in 1983 as a member of a great Philadelphia 76ers team that included Moses Malone and Dr. J, Julius Erving.

SouthBound: Bobby Jones On The NBA Finals, '72 Olympics & Other Courtside Tales

SouthBound: Kathy Izard On Finding Homes For The Homeless, Finding Herself

Have you ever heard that little voice telling you to do something more with your life? Kathy Izard heard that voice, and unlike many of us, she decided to listen.

SouthBound: Kathy Izard On Finding Homes For The Homeless, Finding Herself

SouthBound: Andre Leon Talley On His 40 Years Atop The Fashion World

If you somehow had a giant photo album of the last 40 years of fashion history, as you scrolled you would see one face over and over again, a head taller than most everybody else. That's Andre Leon Talley.

SouthBound: Laura Vinroot Poole on How Southern Women Dress, Her Own Path Into the Fashion World

If you know much about fashion, you probably know the name Laura Vinroot Poole. The fashion business definitely knows about her – she's a common presence in the houses of designers all over the world. She owns three boutiques in Charlotte, and her flagship store, Capitol, has now been around for 20 years. But Laura Vinroot Poole didn't plan on going into fashion. The path of her life has surprised her, the same way it surprised her family and friends. It all came from one strong desire – to get

SouthBound: Laura Vinroot Poole on How Southern Women Dress, Her Own Path Into the Fashion World

SouthBound: Webb Hubbell's Long Journey From The Clinton Admin, To Prison, To Writing Novels

Webb Hubbell was a political prodigy. When he was just 29, Webb Hubbell became mayor of Little Rock. A few years later, he was chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. And a few years after that, he was heading to Washington to serve under his friend, President Bill Clinton. But his fast rise was followed by a hard fall.

SouthBound: Webb Hubbell's Long Journey From The Clinton Admin, To Prison, To Writing Novels

SouthBound: Dale Earnhardt Jr. On NASCAR, Retirement, And Becoming A Dad

In all my years of doing interviews, I've met very few people who are as open and honest about themselves as this week's SouthBound guest, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

SouthBound: Dale Earnhardt Jr. On NASCAR, Retirement, And Becoming A Dad

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