SouthBound

The South… What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.

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SouthBound Radio Hour: Vol. 2

Dec 20, 2017
Jess Hodge

On last week's SouthBound, guest Dolph Ramseur talked about the songs and artists that defined his life, not to mention his career as a music manager and record label owner. Here's a playlist to go along with our podcast conversation:

Courtesy of Dolph Ramseur

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.

The Avett Brothers are perhaps the most influential band to launch out of the Charlotte area. The two brothers, Scott and Seth, grew up in Concord and their distinct mix of folk and punk-rock music have earned them critical acclaim and an international following.

Courtesy of the Artist

Last week's guest on SouthBound, John T. Edge, went to the University of Georgia in the early '80s. So did I. Here's some music that was floating around Athens back then -- from local bands and from around the South.

Jason Thrasher

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. 

What lessons can we learn about the South’s history through traditional Southern dishes? That’s a question that John T. Edge has set out to examine in his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.

Edge is a food writer and historian who heads the Southern Foodways Alliance. He’s the guest on the newest episode of WFAE’s new podcast, Southbound.

Harvey Gantt stands on the steps of Sikes Hall on the day he entered Clemson University, Jan. 28, 1963.
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On this episode of SouthBound we talk to Harvey Gantt, who has spent his whole life pushing against the boundaries of the South. 

SouthBound Extra: A Preview Of Harvey Gantt Interview

Nov 9, 2017
Harvey Gantt
Courtesy Harvey Gantt

WFAE’s new podcast, SouthBound, aims to engage in conversations with people who reveal how the region shapes who they are and what they do. It debuts Nov. 15.

Host Tommy Tomlinson’s first guest is Harvey Gantt. He was Charlotte’s first African-American mayor when he served two terms in the 1980s. He then had memorable campaigns against U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. He talks about all that in his conversation with Tommy.

Jeff Cravotta

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 and what they do. In this segment, WFAE News Director Greg Collard introduces listeners to Tommy and his goals for SouthBound.

Jeff Cravotta

The South… What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.

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