Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category

Podcast Appalachia: “Appalachian Abolitionism”

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! It’s a little known fact that Appalachians, both in the North and the South, played a major role in the early movement to abolish slavery. In this episode I look at this history and examine the role Appalachians played in expanding human liberty. You can listen here or view a transcript here.

Podcast Appalachia: “King Coal”

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! In this episode I look at coal. No rock has been more influential or more controversial in Appalachian society than coal; while helping fuel unprecedented economic growth in America and employment for generations of mountain people, it is also very dangerous to mine and has done much damage to the environment. In this episode I present a history of coal mining, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with it. You may listen here or view a transcript here.

Podcast Appalachia: “Appalachian Music”

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! In this episode I discuss the musical heritage of Appalachia, who influenced this heritage, and how numerous genres of music (including rock, country, blues, and others) owe a dept to Appalachian musicians. You may listen here or view a transcript here.

Podcast Appalachia: “Appalachian Literature”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! In this episode, I examine the contributions Appalachian writers have made to American literature. You may listen here or view a transcript here.

Podcast Appalachia: “Mountain Religion”

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! In this episode I discuss the role of religion in shaping Appalachian culture and examine some of the most prominent churches in Appalachia. You can listen here or view a transcript here.

Podcast Appalachia: “The Scots-Irish”

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! In this episode, I look at the Scots-Irish and their contributions to Appalachia and America. Are you or any of your relatives from the Appalachian region? Then you are probably of Scots-Irish descent. You can listen to this episode here or view a transcript here.

Cheap Plug

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

I created two videos utilizing some of the photos I’ve taken over the years. They advertise my podcast (have YOU listened yet?), but might be worth watching on their own merits.

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Podcast Appalachia: “Daniel Boone”

Monday, March 24th, 2008

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is available for download! In this episode I provide a biography of frontiersman Daniel Boone, an early explorer of Appalachia and one of the most famous people in American history. You can find Podcast Appalachia on iTunes, or you can listen to this episode directly here. A transcript is also available here.

Podcast Appalachia: “Early Appalachian Settlers and Explorers”

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The second episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available. In this episode, I discuss the first explorers and settlers to enter the Appalachian region. You can listen here or view a transcript here. You can also find it on iTunes.

Podcast Appalachia: “Where is Appalachia?”

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The first real episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available for download. You can find it on iTunes or download it directly here. In this episode, I attempt to define the geographic boundaries of Appalachia and examine how these boundaries have changed over the years. Please, take a listen and let me know what you think! You can also find a transcript (and the rss feed for subscribing via iPods and mp3 players) here.