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

SouthBound: Elijah Heyward III And The New Museum On 'Sacred Ground' In African American History

You can't understand the South without trying to understand Charleston, South Carolina.

SouthBound: Elijah Heyward III And The New Museum On 'Sacred Ground' In African American History

SouthBound: Anthony Hamilton On Reshaping His Sound And Raising His Kids In This Troubled Summer

Anthony Hamilton, the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter from Charlotte, has spent his career working a fertile patch of rhythm and blues.

SouthBound: Anthony Hamilton On Reshaping His Sound And Raising His Kids In This Troubled Summer

SouthBound: Fawn Weaver On Bottling A Tribute To A Former Slave's Role In Whiskey History

Fawn Weaver is the author of a best-selling book on happy marriages. Her husband is a movie exec. They were happy and comfortable in Los Angeles. But then she read a story about a former slave named Nearest Green, who taught his method of making Tennessee whiskey to a young businessman named Jack Daniel. Weaver longed to know more.

SouthBound: Fawn Weaver On Bottling A Tribute To A Former Slave's Role In Whiskey History

SouthBound: Eddie Glaude On James Baldwin's Clear-Eyed Vision Of Race In The South — And America

Eddie Glaude, the chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton, is the author of a new book called "Begin Again," about the writer James Baldwin, and how his work reflects on modern race relations in America.

SouthBound: Eddie Glaude On James Baldwin's Clear-Eyed Vision Of Race In The South — And America

SouthBound: Karen Cox on Confederate Statues, Plantation Neighborhoods, And Other Old South Remnants

The links to the South's Confederate past are beginning to come down – some by law, some by force. But this part of the country is still strewn with memorials to the Lost Cause – from monuments in town squares to the names of parks and streets and schools.

SouthBound: Karen Cox on Confederate Statues, Plantation Neighborhoods, And Other Old South Remnants

SouthBound: Clint Smith's Voice Rises To A Transformative Moment In America

Clint Smith grew up in New Orleans until his family had to relocate to Houston in Hurricane Katrina. He has grown up to become one of America's most powerful young voices, especially when it comes to the value of Black lives.

SouthBound: Clint Smith's Voice Rises To A Transformative Moment In America

SouthBound Replay: Harvey Gantt On Activism, Jesse Helms, And His Faith In Better Days

This is a recut version of the very first episode of SouthBound, which we put into the world on Nov. 15, 2017. Our guest for this first episode was Harvey Gantt, a longtime pioneer in civil rights in the Carolinas.

SouthBound Replay: Harvey Gantt On Activism, Jesse Helms, And His Faith In Better Days

SouthBound: Regina Bradley On The Glories Of OutKast, And Southern Hip-Hop As Living History

If you know the Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast – the rappers Big Boi and André 3000 — you might know them from their big pop hits "Hey Ya!" or "The Way You Move."

SouthBound: Regina Bradley On The Glories Of OutKast, And Southern Hip-Hop As Living History

SouthBound: Marcus King Talks About Coming Off The Road, And Plays A Song For Us From Home

Marcus King was playing clubs around the Carolinas before he was old enough to drive. Now, at 24, he leads the Marcus King Band, taking his blend of rock, blues, country and soul all over the world. And he's got a new solo record called "El Dorado" that was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

SouthBound: Marcus King Talks About Coming Off The Road, And Plays A Song For Us From Home

SouthBound: Rachel Lance On Trying To Solve The Mystery Of A Confederate Submarine

On Feb. 17, 1864, a torpedo from a Confederate submarine called the H.L. Hunley blew a hole in the side of a Union ship called the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbor, becoming the first combat submarine to sink a warship in history. But after the attack, the Hunley disappeared.

SouthBound: Rachel Lance On Trying To Solve The Mystery Of A Confederate Submarine

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