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

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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 Wednesday.

Most Recent Episodes

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

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

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