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: James Scott On A World War II Battle And What Lessons It Can Teach Us Today

James Scott is a young man who writes about old battles. He has published four books about critical moments in wartime, including three about World War II.

SouthBound: James Scott On A World War II Battle And What Lessons It Can Teach Us Today

SouthBound: RJ Young On Learning About America (And Himself) By Learning About Guns

RJ Young loved a woman. The woman loved her dad. Her dad loved guns. So RJ, who had spent his whole life staying away from guns, plunged headlong into the gun world.

SouthBound: RJ Young On Learning About America (And Himself) By Learning About Guns

SouthBound: Chuck Leavell On Playing Piano With The Allmans, The Stones. Plus: Trees!

You might not know the name Chuck Leavell. But if you know much about rock 'n' roll at all, you've heard his work.

SouthBound: Chuck Leavell On Playing Piano With The Allmans, The Stones. Plus: Trees!

Vivian Howard On 'A Chef's Life,' Her New Show And Living In Front Of The Camera

Vivian Howard is one of the most unlikely TV stars in recent memory. She came back home to Kinston, North Carolina, after burning out in the restaurant world of New York.

Vivian Howard On 'A Chef's Life,' Her New Show And Living In Front Of The Camera

SouthBound: Frye Gaillard On The '60s And What It Meant (Especially In The South)

Frye Gaillard has been writing about the South for going on 50 years. In SouthBound's home base of Charlotte, he was a legendary feature writer for the Charlotte Observer. But he's best known for his books, which range from a study of school integration to a biography of Jimmy Carter.

SouthBound: Frye Gaillard On The '60s And What It Meant (Especially In The South)

SouthBound: Brooklyn Decker On Modeling, Acting And Learning To Embrace Her Flaws

The first time most of us saw Brooklyn Decker, she wasn't wearing many clothes. She first appeared in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2006, when she was just 19. Four years later, she was on the cover. But not long after that, she gave up modeling for an acting career.

SouthBound: Brooklyn Decker On Modeling, Acting And Learning To Embrace Her Flaws

SouthBound: Barton Swaim On The Struggle Of Being A Conservative Writer Opposed To Trump

Three years ago, Barton Swaim gave us an inside look at a bizarre moment in American politics. His book "The Speechwriter" was a memoir of his time working with South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, when Sanford went missing and then tried to cover up an affair by saying he had been out walking the Appalachian Trail.

SouthBound: Barton Swaim On The Struggle Of Being A Conservative Writer Opposed To Trump

SouthBound: Gayle Jessup White On Her Connection To Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings

Gayle Jessup White has American history running through her veins. Her family tree traces back to Thomas Jefferson, our third president.

SouthBound: Gayle Jessup White On Her Connection To Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings

SouthBound: SB Nation's Spencer Hall On Loving College Football, Despite Its Many Flaws

Based on his photos, and his appearances on ESPN with Scott Van Pelt, it appears that Spencer Hall is a bear who has cleaned up just enough to pass for a man. Somewhere under all that fur — or, hair — is America's sharpest mind on the subject of college football.

SouthBound: SB Nation's Spencer Hall On Loving College Football, Despite Its Many Flaws

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

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