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A podcast about the South, told through conversations from people who grew up here, live here, and spend time thinking about how it shapes who they are and what they do.
||CleanSouthBound: Potter Ben Owen III On Crafting Art From Clay And His Family’s Legacy||In the middle of the North Carolina Piedmont, halfway between Charlotte and Raleigh, there’s a little town called Seagrove that is famous for one thing: Pottery. Dozens of potters live and work there, continuing a tradition that has lasted in Seagrove||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Jimmy Russell, The Buddha Of Bourbon, On A Life In Brown Liquor||The South is responsible for the three greatest beverages in human history: sweet tea, Coca-Cola, and most of all, bourbon. And nobody alive has been involved with more bourbon than a man named Jimmy Russell.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Novelist Tayari Jones On Writing, Atlanta And Her Call From Oprah||Tayari Jones was waiting for her fourth novel to be published when she got the phone call that, in this day and age, most every writer dreams of — a call from Oprah Winfrey to let Jones know that her book, "An American Marriage," would be the next||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Singer Erin Rae On Songs As Therapy And Redefining The Nashville Sound||Erin Rae is a singer out of Nashville who you’re going to be hearing a lot more about. She signed a record deal with Single Lock Records, the label co-founded by John Paul White, formerly of the Civil Wars. Erin Rae’s songs remind me of those Civil||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Bobby Jones On The NBA Finals, ’72 Olympics & Other Courtside Tales||Bobby Jones built a basketball career on his ability to guard other players, to the point where Nike created a marketing campaign calling him the Secretary of Defense. He was an All-Star five times in his 12-year pro career and won an NBA title in 1983||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Kathy Izard On Finding Homes For The Homeless, Finding Herself||Have you ever heard that little voice telling you to do something more with your life? Kathy Izard heard that voice, and unlike many of us, she decided to listen.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Andre Leon Talley On His 40 Years Atop The Fashion World||If you somehow had a giant photo album of the last 40 years of fashion history, as you scrolled you would see one face over and over again, a head taller than most everybody else. That’s Andre Leon Talley.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Laura Vinroot Poole On How Southern Women Dress, Her Own Path Into The Fashion World||If you know much about fashion, you probably know the name Laura Vinroot Poole. The fashion business definitely knows about her – she’s a common presence in the houses of designers all over the world. She owns three boutiques in Charlotte, and her||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Webb Hubbell's Long Journey From The Clinton Admin, To Prison, To Writing Novels||Webb Hubbell was a political prodigy. When he was just 29, he became mayor of Little Rock. A few years later, he was chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. And a few years after that, he was heading to Washington to serve under his friend, Preside||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Dale Earnhardt Jr. On NASCAR, Retirement, And Becoming A Dad||In all my years of doing interviews, I’ve met very few people who are as open and honest about themselves as this week's SouthBound guest, Dale Earnhardt Jr.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Author Kimmery Martin On Her Debut Novel And Life As An ER Doctor||Kimmery Martin's first novel, "The Queen of Hearts," has got love, death, humor, secrets, hot doctor sex, and a medical procedure performed with a fork. Does that sound like something you might be interested in reading?||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Andrea Kirby On Living On Both Sides Of The Camera||If you're a sports fan of a certain age, you probably know Andrea Kirby's voice. From her roots in Alabama, she became a pioneering woman in sports broadcasting, reporting from around the globe on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" in the '70s. From there, sh||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Black History Month Through A Southern Lens||February is Black History Month, and today, we look back at some of our favorite moments from past interviews that examine the culture and history of African-American life in the American South.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Historian Joshua Burford On The Unseen LGBTQ History Of The South||So how do you document history if a lot of that history has been hidden from the outside world? That’s the challenge and the life’s work of Josh Burford , who has set out to tell the LGBTQ history of the South.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Kathleen Purvis On Exploring Culture Through Food||Kathleen Purvis has spent the last 30 years eating, sipping, thinking about and writing about Southern food and drink. She has been the food writer at the Charlotte Observer since 1989 and has won a slew of regional and national awards for her stories.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound Extra: Kathleen Purvis On Southern Food Writing's 'Men's Club'||When it comes to writing about Southern food, women have traditionally dominated. But there’s been a shift – so much so that it had turned into a men’s club, argues author and Charlotte Observer food writer Kathleen Purvis. She wrote about it in a||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Dolph Ramseur on Power of Radio, Following Your Dreams||On this episode of SouthBound we talk with Dolph Ramseur, who grew up on a dirt road in Concord, North Carolina, trying to keep from having to work in the cotton mills that used to employ so many southerners, including many in his own family.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: John T. Edge||On this episode of SouthBound we talk to John T. Edge , who has thought more, and more deeply, about Southern food than maybe anyone else in the world.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound: Harvey Gantt||On this episode of SouthBound we talk to Harvey Gantt , who has spent his whole life pushing against the boundaries of the South.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouthBound Extra: Introducing Host Tommy Tomlinson||WFAE's new podcast, SouthBound , debuts Nov. 15. It's about the South, told through conversations with people who grew up and live in the region. Host Tommy Tomlinson will engage in conversations with people who reveal how the South shapes who they are||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Southern insights from a native son.
Already listened to the first episode and teasers while flying from San Francisco to Charlotte earlier this week. Highly recommend this podcast to anyone looking for honest Southern insights from a native son. Tommy Tomlinson delivers!
I’ve been a big fan of Tommy Tomlinson since his Clt Observer days and was delighted to learn of this podcast. No other voice (in every sense) like his. Whether you’re from the South or not, Southbound is an informative and entertaining look at the complicated Southern Experience.