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The Town Whispers is a narrative horror podcast, that will tell the many stories hidden behind the fog and the trees and the rain of a town called The Fort - Where Eldritch Terror and Folk Horrors meet. If you’ve found yourself here, you should have taken a left, instead of a right, or looked up, when shadows crept from wells that stretch deep down into the underground of our town. For business inquiries please email: thetownwhispers@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out in ...
 
Having long been in this region, Black Appalachians remain mostly invisible, while the dominant narratives of Appalachia depict an overwhelming, white cultural homogeneity. The Black in Appalachia Podcast challenges these misconceptions by highlighting how Black families have shaped and have been shaped by the region. Through historical and contemporary stories of people, places and experiences, hosts Enkeshi El-Amin and Angela Dennis interrogate what it means to be Black in Appalachia, crea ...
 
Weekly conversations about what matters to the people of Central Appalachia. Broadcast from WMMT— the 24-hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues. WMMT provides broadcast space for creative expression, community involvement, and discussion of public policy to benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole. Find us online at http://wmmt.org!
 
In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the oldest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep int ...
 
The Audio Long Read podcast is a selection of the Guardian’s long reads, giving you the opportunity to get on with your day while listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer, including in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more
 
Will and Neil are two brothers born and raised in the coal fields of central Appalachia. A podcast about place and perspective, they talk about life in Appalachia and venture outside the region to better understand the negative perceptions of Appalachia and find out how their culture truly compares to the rest of the World.
 
Hi, I’m Carla Gover, an Appalachian musician, flatfoot dancer, mama, and DREAMER from Kentucky. I'm on a mission to share fierce love, good humor, and inspiration to help you live a life of creative freedom. I decided to start the What Dreamers Do Podcast to help answer the question: How can we use our gifts and talents to build a better world, and have fun along the way? You’ll also find interesting conversations with songwriters, poets, dancers, educators, world-changers, social justice wa ...
 
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The White Vault

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The White Vault

Fool and Scholar Productions

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Explore the far reaches of the world’s horrors in the audio drama podcast The White Vault. Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to Outpost Fristed in the vast white wastes of Svalbard and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This Fool and Scholar production is intended for mature audiences. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thewhitevault.
 
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Smithsonian Institution

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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
Appalachuhhhhh... is a podcast devoted to the stories that hide within the Appalachian mountains. This podcast will explore the thoughts and ideas hidden inside of Appalachia, taking on the thoughts of Appalachians and digging down to the root of what makes them who they are.
 
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The Trip

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Roads & Kingdoms

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Join Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez. All advertising proceeds go to NYC's Let Us Breathe Fund.
 
"Queer Mountaineers" shares the stories and discusses the issues of the LGBTQ+ community in the state of West Virginia. We want to challenge the popular media narrative of what it means to be LGBTQ+ and being a West Virginian. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/queer-mountaineers-pod/support
 
Cam Collins and Sarah Faulk bring you tales of the strange and unusual from around the Appalachian region. From hair-raising accounts of true crime to haints and hauntings, ghost cats and goatmen, tune in for stories of the many things that go bump in the night in these hills.
 
Appalachian Sound and Color sets out to interview and understand artists, musicians, writers, and makers living in Appalachia. ASC's light hearted interview style does not strictly focus on each maker's creative process, but rather their upbringing in Appalachia and how that steered them to create. The podcast also asks why each artist chose to stay and create here. ASC is an offspring of Clientele Art Studio located in Wheeling, WV and is hosted by Logan Schmitt and William Wallace. It is p ...
 
Meagan Ryana and Grady Marin, with a 28-year-old relationship dating back to the 4th grade from the foothills of the Appalachia, two worlds apart, coming back together and picking up where they've left off. Meg, a magical creature, avid traveler, beauty queen, and Vegas cocktail waitress extraordinaire, back in Ohio, living in her RV, and Grady, president of The Records Company and co-founder of The Reintegration Foundation, come together to talk about life, business, experiences, tragedy, a ...
 
Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP. Releases every other week during season. Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.
 
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Code Burst

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Produced in collaboration with eLearning Inside News and CKUT 90.3 FM

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In the Appalachia region of the U.S., a region once dominated by the coal industry, mines have continued to close one after another. In answer, two tech consultants have established a free coding bootcamp called Mined Minds to retrain out of work coal miners and others for work in tech. What they promise seems like it could improve the socioeconomic status of communities around the world. But some believe they aren’t as beneficial as they come off. Several ex-learners have criticized the boo ...
 
The Reckon Interview is the home for the best stories about the South. Each week, National Murrow Award-winning host John Hammontree examines American culture through a Southern lens by speaking with authors, entertainers, artists, leaders and thinkers to better understand the most interesting region of America and learn how we can each craft our own narratives about the South.
 
As the U.S. confronts climate change with a move to a new, clean energy future, what happens to those places that gave us the old energy — the fossil fuels that powered the country for more than a century? In “Welcome to AppalachAmerica,” host Jeff Young and the reporters at the Ohio Valley ReSource dig into the big questions around this energy shift: How can we move forward on clean energy when so many people fear they’ll be left behind? Can coal country come out a winner as we tackle clima ...
 
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With it being Thanksgiving weekend, Rod and Steve have decided to take this week off, so today we are presenting an encore presentation of one of our first podcast episodes. In 1935 a young woman from Pound, Virginia, was accused of murdering her father and put on trial in Wise. The trial brought on an onslaught of national news attention. And when…
 
With it being Thanksgiving weekend, Rod and Steve have decided to take the week off, so today we are presenting an encore presentation of one of our first podcast episodes. In 1935 a young woman from Pound, Virginia, was accused of murdering her father and put on trial in Wise. The trial brought on an onslaught of national news attention. And when …
 
On this special Thanksgiving episode, Neil and Will invite you to their table where a lot of special memories have been made. When it comes to storytelling, Appalachia has a rich history of carrying on traditions through this special skill. The place where this skill is often honed is of course around the table. Hear from generations of Appalachian…
 
Justin Lewis, a director of the West Virginia Fur Trappers Association and Gabe's longtime friend, joins us to talk about trapping for fur in Appalachia. We discuss his story of getting into trapping as well as how trapping has evolved over the last several decades. We learn the basics of the fur market as well as how integral trapping is for wildl…
 
On this episode of the Black in Appalachia Podcast Enkeshi and Pumpkin discuss the importance of the giving season to Black organizations in the region. They also talk about inequity in funding and the need for shifts in philanthropy. The episode closes with a charge to our listeners to #Giveblack. Tell us which Black orgs, projects, initiatives, a…
 
Chuck and Big John discuss West Virginia finally getting its first medical cannabis dispensary and why paid leave is essential for Appalachia. In this episode: -Announcements -West Virginia's first medical cannabis (weed) dispensary opens! -Paid leave and why it would help Appalachia -Beef with the Kenny Powers of Beef Help union miners in Alabama …
 
The South has been hit hard over the last few decades by the opioid epidemic. 20 years ago, governments weren’t prepared. Police focused on shutting down marijuana growth, not the rapid spread of prescription drugs. Ground Zero for the spread of drugs like oxycontin may have been coal country in Eastern Kentucky. In his new book "Twilight in Hazard…
 
BLACK BOX is a new sci-fi podcast series that evokes the nostalgic thrills of Stranger Things and time travel antics of Back To The Future. With a powerhouse cast including Joel McHale (Community), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Jacob Bertrand (Cobra Kai), Brec Bassinger (Stargirl), Michael Cimino (Love Victor), Chosen Jacobs (IT) and Edi Patterson (The…
 
Host Jess Del Fiacco and ILSR's Brenda Platt are joined by Jacob Hannah, Conservation Director at Coalfield Development. Coalfield Development works across many sectors -- solar energy, agriculture, manufacturing, deconstruction, reuse, and more -- as it pursues its mission of rebuilding the Appalachian economy. … Read More…
 
On this episode of Building Local Power, ILSR's Linda Bilsens Brolis and Sophia Hosain speak with Emma Jagoz, owner of Moon Valley Farm in Maryland. Their discussion focuses on the importance of supporting local food systems and how Emma's farm is operated with community and sustainability in mind.… Read More…
 
Gratitude is something we often talk about in November in the US, but I truly believe it's important to cultivate all through the year. In this episode, I tell some stories about how growing up in Appalachia and also my experiences interacting with people from other cultures have shaped my ideas about abundance, lack, and the importance of apprecia…
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. From 2017: She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That’…
 
The team finds survivors within the Weather Station in Ny-Ålesund. Credits: Written by K. A. Statz Produced with Sound Design, Editing, and Directed by Travis Vengroff Swedish Unit: Directed and Produced, with Casting Direction and Field Recordings by Karin Heimdahl Executive Producer Dennis Greenhill Senior Sound Designer Dayn Leonardson Mixing an…
 
Adam is looking to put himself back together. To do so he must find the missing pieces, but what is more interesting is where those pieces are hidden. Edward seeks to secure his dominance, and Adam is a threat to his all-seeing throne. Written and Narrated By: Cole Weavers Sound Production and Editing By: Matt Black Theme Song By: Charlie PS Cover …
 
Chuck and Big John riff off topics submitted to them by social media followers on this laid-back Thanksgiving week episode. Vote in the 2nd Annual Appalachian Awards: https://forms.gle/XXPyQ5YqW3V5noZb9 Join our Patreon for $5 and access ad-free shows, weekly exclusives, and more For full transcripts of each episode, check out our website: http://a…
 
Staring at a blank page can be intimidating! Join me for an interview with Carolyn Koesters of Wordcatching to discover the reasons to start a journaling practice. Carolyn's Playlist: "Hold On" by Alabama Shakes Wordcatching: www.wordcatching.com Journaling Prompt: What do I need right now? The Write-Yourself-In Method: Protect Your Time Honor Your…
 
On June 7, 1992 Stacy McCall, Suzie Streeter and Sherrill Levitt went to bed in a small town in the Ozarks. By the next morning, they had vanished without a trace. 30 years later, the mystery remains unsolved. Anne Roderique-Jones is creator and host of "The Springfield Three," a popular podcast examining the case of the disappearance of those thre…
 
Rocking Out (On The Porch)Episode Airs Sunday 11-21-21 7pm EST The leaves are crisp, the wind is whipping, rocking chairs are creaking & the gals are really happy to be on the porch again. The talk is light hearted (for once!). Byron confesses that she has bought 20lbs of sugar for jam in the last few days & is now knitting to beat the band. Alicia…
 
Over 120 years ago one of Devil Anse Hatfield's sons made his escape from a Williamson, West Virginia, jail. How he got in that jail, why he escaped and where he went is our story this week. Be sure to subscribe to the Stories podcast, at Apple Podcasts, Audible, PlayerFM, Stitcher, Spotify, Audacy or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listen…
 
Over 120 years ago one of Devil Anse Hatfield’s sons made his escape from a Williamson, West Virginia, jail. How he got in that jail, why he escaped and where he went is our story this week. Be sure to subscribe to the Stories podcast, at Apple Podcasts, Audible, PlayerFM, Stitcher, Spotify, Audacy or on your favorite podcast app. We also have a Yo…
 
This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear how women in the mountains spearheaded movements to battle racial injustice, defend healthy communities, and fight for the rights of all Appalachians. We’ll talk with the author of a book called “To Live Here You Have To Fight,” hear from podcaster Anna Sale, and visit a camp that teaches young people to p…
 
In this episode, Will and Neil have a chat with Colby Hall the Executive Director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region, or SOAR. Among the many things that SOAR does, during National Entrepreneurship Month Colby discusses the importance of broadband and entrepreneurial development in Eastern Kentucky. Just in time for SOAR's recent release of the "Com…
 
Today we're talking about....CREATIVE HABITS! You know, those things that you do to cultivate your creativity and keep your ideas flowing, no matter what your interests and skills are. In this episode, I cover: The paradox inherent in a regular creative practice, the idea of discipline vs. playfulness and spontaneity, how to deal with the frustrati…
 
The clock hands move faster in The Fort, it feels as though time may be running out to right the path that Adam's resurgence has disrupted. With Mother Cyprian, Jacob "The Man in The Cave" Mortimer, and Alfie now together again, what will be uncovered? Written and Narrated By: Cole Weavers Sound Production and Editing By: Matt Black Theme Song By: …
 
There’s a new sculpture at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: a giant torch that’s strikingly familiar – and entirely unique. Artist Abigail DeVille has reimagined the Statue of Liberty’s torch to shine a light on historical contradictions of American freedom. Through her work, DeVille asks us to re-examine the stories we’ve i…
 
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Israel sees the international boycott campaign as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Palestinians regard it as their last resort. By Nathan Thrall. Help support our independent journali…
 
In the early 20th century, Harlan County, Kentucky was a thriving center of Black life. The good and the bad often came together. In this episode, we listen to the dedication of a new roadside memorial to Leonard Woods, a Black man from Jenkins, Kentucky who was lynched in Pound, Virginia in 1927. Reverend Steve Peake of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky dedi…
 
In his new book, “Dear William,” David Magee shares a heartbreaking account of his son’s addiction and eventual death of opioid overdose. In a period where deaths are calculated by the thousands, stories like David's show us how personal grief and loss is. In this bonus episode of the Reckon Interview, Magee is interviewed by Pulitzer Prize-winning…
 
It's Finally Porch Time Again..Episode Airs Sunday 11-14-21 7pm EST The gals are sitting on the porch! It's a beautiful fall day & you can hear the windchimes as well as the quiet satisfaction in their voices as they finally sit in a couple of rocking chairs in each other's company. Alicia is beginning to suspect that Byron "has a problem" with goi…
 
A hundred years ago two men were captured near Harriman, Tennessee, after an intense manhunt. They, along with two other men, were responsible for an attempted armed bank robbery, two kidnappings, and one murder during a crime spree through the Tennessee hills west of Knoxville in June, 1921. Today we tell that story. You can subscribe to the Stori…
 
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