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 Replay: Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Fatherhood, Concussions, And Life After Racing

A note from Tommy: Today's episode is a recut version of the conversation I had with Dale Earnhardt Jr. last March. We've done some editing and reshaping so it might sound a little different, but we thought it might be a good time to re-air it with the Daytona 500 coming up on Feb. 17. You'll hear Dale Jr. talk about his mixed emotions about retiring as a race car driver, and his relationship with his legendary dad, Dale Sr. He also talks about getting ready to become a father, which happened

SouthBound Replay: Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Fatherhood, Concussions, And Life After Racing

SouthBound: Janie Mines On Changing The Naval Academy – And How It Changed Her

In 1976, Janie Mines became the first black woman to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. The Navy fought to keep her and other women out and once she arrived as part of the initial group of 81 women, many of her fellow midshipmen were furious that she was there. What was her life like for those four historic years in Annapolis? And as she changed the Naval Academy, how did it change her?

SouthBound: Janie Mines On Changing The Naval Academy – And How It Changed Her

SouthBound: Chuck Reece Of The Bitter Southerner On Digging Deep Into The Real South

Chuck Reece wanted to hear a particular kind of voice from the South – a voice that loved and appreciated this part of the world while acknowledging all its faults, past and present. He didn't hear that voice enough.

SouthBound: Chuck Reece Of The Bitter Southerner On Digging Deep Into The Real South

SouthBound Replay: Tayari Jones On Her Award-Winning Novel, And Her Call From Oprah

(A note from Tommy: This is a replay of our episode with Tayari Jones from back in July. We're running it again here at the end of the year because Tayari's novel "An American Marriage" was, by acclamation, one of the best books of 2018. It made the best-of lists by the New York Times, the Washington Post and Time Magazine. And Apple Books named it their book of the year. So if you missed our conversation the first time, or even if you didn't, I think you'll enjoy it. As always, thanks for

SouthBound Replay: Tayari Jones On Her Award-Winning Novel, And Her Call From Oprah

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!

SouthBound: 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.

SouthBound: 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

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