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 other Wednesday.
SouthBound

SouthBound

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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 other Wednesday.

Most Recent Episodes

Shea Serrano talks about his hip-hop book, upcoming TV series and Twitter army of kindness

This week on the SouthBound podcast, writer Shea Serrano talks about his new book, "Hip-Hop (and Other Things)," which is likely to be his fourth straight New York Times bestseller. On Twitter, he has built an army of followers who routinely do good deeds for people in need. And it all stems from a moment when he really needed a second job.

Shea Serrano talks about his hip-hop book, upcoming TV series and Twitter army of kindness

Replay: Ben Folds on making music, making mistakes, and building a creative life

This week on the SouthBound podcast, it's a replay of our 2019 conversation with musician Ben Folds. He talks about the big mistakes he's made in his life, and how they helped him make better art – and become a better man.

Replay: Ben Folds on making music, making mistakes, and building a creative life

Billy Reid Works To Make Fashion Matter In An Era Of COVID-19 And Sweatpants

This week on the SouthBound podcast, we talk to Billy Reid, who has built one of America's high-end fashion brands from his home in Florence, Alabama. Reid's customers include actor Daniel Craig, who wore one of Reid's coats in a James Bond movie. That sold a lot of coats.

Billy Reid Works To Make Fashion Matter In An Era Of COVID-19 And Sweatpants

Singer Adia Victoria Embraces The South's Dualities On Her New Album, 'A Southern Gothic'

This week's guest on SouthBound is Adia Victoria, a singer from Nashville by way of South Carolina. She explores a spooky, moody brand of roots music on her new album, "A Southern Gothic."

Singer Adia Victoria Embraces The South's Dualities On Her New Album, 'A Southern Gothic'

Author Kent Babb On A New Orleans High School Football Team Fighting To Win — And Survive

Tommy Tomlinson's guest on SouthBound is Kent Babb, author of the new book "Across the River" about a New Orleans high school football team facing opponents off the field more dangerous than the ones on the field.

Author Kent Babb On A New Orleans High School Football Team Fighting To Win — And Survive

Maggie Rose On Battling The Nashville Establishment And Finding Her Voice On 'Have A Seat'

SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to singer Maggie Rose, whose new album "Have a Seat" explores not only personal relationships but the professional relationship between women in Nashville and the country-music business.

Maggie Rose On Battling The Nashville Establishment And Finding Her Voice On 'Have A Seat'

SouthBound: S.A. Cosby On Writing His Novel 'Razorblade Tears' And Navigating Race, Class ...

SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to novelist S.A. Cosby about his Southern gothic noir "Razorblade Tears," and how the book explores the tensions of the modern South.

SouthBound: S.A. Cosby On Writing His Novel 'Razorblade Tears' And Navigating Race, Class ...

SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Kyle Petty, of NASCAR's legendary racing family, about his career, his adventures, and the lingering feelings from the death of his son Adam 21 years ago.

SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Chang...

Today's guest on SouthBound is Georgia wildlife biologist Clay George, part of a team that has helped bring the North Atlantic right whale back from the brink of extinction.

SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Chang...

SouthBound: Cate Doty On What She Learned From Writing About Weddings — And From Falling In Love

Hey y'all, this is Tommy Tomlinson. This week on SouthBound, we talk to Cate Doty, a UNC graduate who has a new book called "Mergers and Acquisitions" about her years writing about weddings for The New York Times – while she was falling in love herself.

SouthBound: Cate Doty On What She Learned From Writing About Weddings — And From Falling In Love