The Bitter Southerner Podcast Host Chuck Reece explores Southern culture and the South's contributions to American life, painting a very different — and truer — picture of the region. This podcast is a collaboration between The Bitter Southerner magazine and GPB.
The Bitter Southerner Podcast

The Bitter Southerner Podcast

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Host Chuck Reece explores Southern culture and the South's contributions to American life, painting a very different — and truer — picture of the region. This podcast is a collaboration between The Bitter Southerner magazine and GPB.

Most Recent Episodes

BONUS: "Jamón, Y'all" from America's Test Kitchen

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Can the South Be Redeemed?

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Progress, Heartbreak & Art: The TVA

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Hillbillies Need No Elegy

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The Ways of Waffle House

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The Exactly Right Cake

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BONUS: Best Southern Albums of 2019

Host Chuck Reece welcomes NPR Music's Ann Powers to help us run down the 10 best Southern albums of 2019.

An Undeserved Gift: Okra

Okra is not native to North America. It arrived here at the same time enslaved Africans did. No one — no botanist, no historian — can confirm exactly how it got here. But it has connected Southerners across the lines of race, faith, and gender for centuries. In this episode of The Bitter Southerner Podcast, James Beard Award winning journalist Shane Mitchell travels to New Orleans to show how okra unites in the gumbo pot and in our lives.

The Blues Is Dead?

The spirit of High John the Conqueror keeps the wellsprings of American music, Southern blues and gospel, alive. GUESTS: Musicians Jontavious Willis (Georgia), Bobby Rush (Louisiana), Jake Fussell (North Carolina), the Glorifying Vines Sisters (North Carolina), and the late singer Precious Bryant (Georgia)....and Tim and Denise Duffy of the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

What We Talk About When We Talk About How We Talk

Do you think a Southern accent means its speaker is dumb? In Episode 1 of our second season, we got news for you. GUESTS: Comedians Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, and Corey Ryan Forrester...Bitter Southerner contributors Dartinia Hull and Lolis Eric Elie...Rapper Killer Mike...Bitter Southerner readers Kristy Wittman Howell and Jessica Whatley