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What happens when you travel to North Carolina's most remote spots? Our State magazine's Jeremy Markovich traveled to eight destinations across the state, from mountaintops to islands, from swamps to shipwrecks to see what you find in hard-to-find places.
||CleanS2 Bonus: Deck Your Halls With Rauch Balls||In this special holiday episode, host Jeremy Markovich meets the man from Gastonia who became the world's largest manufacturer of Christmas ornaments and used his power to make North Carolina more tolerant of all religions. This story was adapted...||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E9: Florence||One month after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, we bring you three stories of strength, resilience, and perseverance in the face of the storm. If you'd like to help victims of the hurricane, we suggest: American Red Cross:...||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E8: 32 Miles Off The Coast||In the finale of Season 2, host Jeremy Markovich takes a trip to a remote place he's been trying to visit for years: Frying Pan Tower, a decommissioned Coast Guard light station that sits far out in the Atlantic Ocean.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E7: Stealing Bill||North Carolina's priceless copy of the Bill of Rights is kept out of sight in a secure underground vault, and for good reason: It was once stolen, hidden away for more than 100 years, then recovered in a spectacular FBI raid. In this extended episode,..||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E6: The Round of Golf That Changed A City||In 1955, a dentist and five of his friends played a round of golf. They were black. The course was white-only. What happened next changed the course of one man's life, and in turn, helped integrate an entire town. "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" by Peter..||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E5: The Nuke They Left Behind||In 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber crashed near Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the two thermonuclear bombs on board fell to the ground. Host Jeremy Markovich talks with the man who was sent to make sure those bombs didn't explode, and finds out why the...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Bonus: The Bridge To Nowhere||In this bonus episode, host Jeremy Markovich visits a majestic bridge that, for years, was never connected to any road, and finds out why its construction almost led to riots. Read more about the bridge in this paper from Dr. Barak Richman.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E4: How To Get Away With Murder (In 1892)||What would happen if you stood in one state, then shot and killed someone in another? That scenario actually took place along the Tennessee-North Carolina border more than 100 years ago, and the murderer got away with it. But what's the real story?...||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E3: The Riches Underneath Charlotte||In this supersized episode, host Jeremy Markovich goes looking for Charlotte's original gold mines, and then gets inside a vault that's full of billions of dollars to understand how North Carolina's biggest city ended up being the place where the...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E2: The Unsinkable Floating Houses of Fontana||On Fontana Lake, in far western North Carolina, sit hundreds of floating cabins, meant for fishing and weekend getaways. But when the homes were threatened with removal, the owners banded together and took their fight to Washington, DC, where they...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 E1: The Dream Returns||Dr. Martin Luther King once gave a speech in Rocky Mount, North Carolina that energized the city and changed the lives of the people in attendance. Now, after more than 50 years, a forgotten recording of that speech has resurfaced, and the discovery...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Preview of Away Message: Season 2||In the next season of Away Message, we're heading out on a scavenger hunt of sorts. We're looking for hard to find places, lost artifacts, secrets, missing people, and forgotten stories. New episodes begin April 3, 2018. Find all of Season 1's...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: The Voyager Who Didn't Call Back||In this bonus episode, host Jeremy Markovich finally hears back from a guy who never returned his call, and gets the greatest excuse he’s ever heard. Plus, we find out what the future holds for this podcast.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Short Trip, Long Walk||In the final episode of the season, host Jeremy Markovich tries to figure out whether his own home is a remote place by walking 14 miles from his house to his office. Along the way, he discovers the people and places that are overlooked from his car.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Blurred Lines||In this episode, host Jeremy Markovich visits the small brass disc at the western edge of the state that's become a strange tourist attraction, and finds out how remote terrain caused all sorts of problems for the people who drew North Carolina's border||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Remote or Knott||Host Jeremy Markovich travels to Knotts Island, North Carolina -- a unique place with colorful characters -- where nobody can seem to agree about whether it's a remote place, or not.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5.5: Total Eclipse of the Tar||In this bonus episode, we talk about what we're left with after a brief, maybe once-in-a-lifetime event in North Carolina: A total solar eclipse. Plus, we gathered up the best reactions to the event.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: What Once Was Lost||A trip to a cemetery that's only reachable by boat reveals a story about progress, a national park, promises made, and promises broken. Along the way, we meet the woman who kept hope alive, and kept a sacred spot from being forgotten.||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Dismally Yours||A trip into the Great Dismal Swamp reveals a lot of biting bugs, black water you can drink, and secrets about the runaway slaves who once called this remote place home.||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3.5: Out On The Outer Banks||The weather's perfect, but a power outage has driven all of the visitors and vacationers off of the southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. This week, people on Ocracoke Island talk about what happens when their tourist destination suddenly becomes...||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: As High As You Can Get||We go way up above the ground on a television broadcast tower, the tallest structure in North Carolina, to meet the surprisingly down-to-earth man who regularly climbs to the top.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Wave If You Can See Me||We travel to a remote place, only a quarter-mile off of the North Carolina coast, that kept a Civil War shipwreck hidden for a century.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Most Remote||Host Jeremy Markovich sets his sights on Western North Carolina in search of the state's most remote spot.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: "Away Message"||What happens when you travel to North Carolina's most remote spots? Our State magazine's Jeremy Markovich traveled to eight destinations across the state, from mountaintops to islands, from swamps to shipwrecks to see what you find in hard-to-find...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Markovich is brilliant. This is a great podcast.
Jeremy is amazing. Away Message is so great!
Every episode makes me want to take a road trip. As a life-long North Carolinian, I’m surprised to be learning so much about my state listening to this show. Thank you for your hard work, and keep it up!
Love getting these clips of North Carolina, and being able to listen while I work! Big fan.