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

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 other Wednesday.

Most Recent Episodes

SouthBound: Ben Folds On Making Music, Making Mistakes, And Building A Creative Life

Ben Folds has pounded pianos into submission around the world for the past 25 years, playing everything from ballads to heavy-metal covers to symphonic pieces – often in the same night.

SouthBound: Ben Folds On Making Music, Making Mistakes, And Building A Creative Life

SouthBound: ESPN's Paul Finebaum Gets Us Ready For A New College Football Season

In Southeastern Conference football history, the true legends go by just one name. Bear. Herschel. Bo. And now there's another, although you have to stretch it out: Pawwwwwwwwl .

SouthBound: ESPN's Paul Finebaum Gets Us Ready For A New College Football Season

SouthBound: Wrestling Announcer David Crockett On Life Around (And Sometimes In) The Ring

David Crockett spent years as one of the announcers for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, the wrestling promotion based in the Carolinas from the '50s through the '80s. His dad, Jim Crockett, founded the business.

SouthBound: Wrestling Announcer David Crockett On Life Around (And Sometimes In) The Ring

SouthBound: Kyes Stevens On Teaching Alabama Prisoners And The Complications Of Home

Kyes Stevens went from her tiny hometown in Alabama to Sarah Lawrence College in New York. For a lot of people it might have been a springboard to a bigger world. But Stevens ended up going back home and making her own world bigger.

SouthBound: Kyes Stevens On Teaching Alabama Prisoners And The Complications Of Home

SouthBound: Drew Lanham On Birding While Black, And Hope As The Thing With Feathers

Listening to Drew Lanham is like standing in a field and hearing the sounds of nature wash over you. Lanham grew up in the country in South Carolina and fell in love with watching birds. Eventually, he turned that love into his career.

SouthBound: Drew Lanham On Birding While Black, And Hope As The Thing With Feathers

SouthBound: Ed Currie On The Carolina Reaper, And Hot Peppers As A Spiritual Experience

On a patch of farmland down in South Carolina, a man named Ed Currie grows the hottest peppers on Earth. The Guinness Book of World Records says so – they've certified his pepper called the Carolina Reaper as the hottest ever measured. During this episode I try some sauce made from those peppers. It's called Chocolate Plague. I'm relieved to still be here to tell you about it.

SouthBound: Ed Currie On The Carolina Reaper, And Hot Peppers As A Spiritual Experience

SouthBound Replay: Josh Burford On Documenting The LGBTQ History Of The South

Josh Burford was one of our first guests on SouthBound, a year and a half ago. Josh is an expert on the LGBTQ history of the South, and at the time we talked, he was about to leave Charlotte for Alabama to co-found the Invisible Histories Project, which aims to document queer history throughout the South.

SouthBound Replay: Josh Burford On Documenting The LGBTQ History Of The South

SouthBound: Matt And Ted Lee On Southern Food, Catering, And The Mysteries Of The Hotbox

Matt and Ted Lee are brothers who grew up in Charleston and moved to New York. They had what they thought was a great idea – to sell boiled peanuts to all the Southern-themed joints in the Big Apple. It didn't go well.

SouthBound: Matt And Ted Lee On Southern Food, Catering, And The Mysteries Of The Hotbox

SouthBound: Lisa Hendy On Becoming Chief Ranger At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Lisa Hendy just became the first woman to be named chief ranger at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She's in charge of emergency operations for the park, which covers 800 square miles on the Tennessee-North Carolina border and is America's busiest national park, with 11.4 million visitors last year.

SouthBound: Lisa Hendy On Becoming Chief Ranger At Great Smoky Mountains National Park

SouthBound: Tony Jack On His Journey From The Streets Of Miami To Harvard Yard

I met Tony Jack 10 years ago when I was on a fellowship at Harvard. It was the first day of a sociology class I was taking. Tony walked in looking like an NFL lineman – tall and thick and wearing a track suit. Then, the professor had us introduce ourselves. And about 10 seconds after Tony started talking, I knew he was the smartest one in the class.

SouthBound: Tony Jack On His Journey From The Streets Of Miami To Harvard Yard

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