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Inside Appalachia

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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Inside Appalachia

Inside Appalachia

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher , Spotify , or SoundCloud. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Latest Episodes

‘Country Roads’ Take Me Inside Appalachia

This episode of Inside Appalachia is about returning home. For some people, timing and circumstance force you back. It is only then that you realize how much you missed home. Others spend decades longing to return. There are many songs about that longing. One of the most famous is “Take Me Home, County Roads,” a song that has come to represent the feeling of homesickness that many Appalachians know so well.

53 min1 d ago
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‘Country Roads’ Take Me Inside Appalachia

7 Stories About Appalachians Who Find Solutions And Rekindle Traditions

National stories about Appalachia sometimes overlook the people who are working on the ground to solve problems in their communities. This episode of Inside Appalachia highlights the work of several people who are thinking outside the box to find solutions.

56 min1 w ago
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7 Stories About Appalachians Who Find Solutions And Rekindle Traditions

When Strangers With Cameras Travel Inside Appalachia

What happens when strangers with cameras come to Appalachia? It’s a complicated topic that many Appalachians have strong feelings about. We’re taking another listen to an episode we aired in 2015 , but it seems like this issue never goes away. Who gets to tell our story? What is the right way to photograph a community?

53 min2 w ago
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When Strangers With Cameras Travel Inside Appalachia

Finding Economic Resilience In Appalachian And Western Coal Communities

In this episode of Inside Appalachia , we are listening back to a show that originally aired in 2018. It’s about poverty. Appalachia is not the only place in America where some people live in extreme poverty. But several communities here are among the poorest. Poverty is an issue that we’re sure to hear even more about in the coming months, perhaps years, as our country grapples with the effects of the recession we’re currently facing as a result of COVID-19.

53 min3 w ago
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Finding Economic Resilience In Appalachian And Western Coal Communities

How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

Human beings are social creatures, but the pandemic is making it difficult to interact with one another. It is also bringing to light just how important human connection is in our lives.

53 minAUG 22
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How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

The natural world can be a source of food and medicine along with a place to escape and unwind. There are people who know plants like they’re old friends, complete with stories and histories. These experts can also help guide us to recognize how plants can even help us in times of need. We’ll hear stories about tapping into the natural world, from a recipe that uses chanterelle mushrooms to make ice cream, to the sport of falconry (the oldest form of hunting), to a new initiative that teaches

53 minAUG 15
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Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch to fly, these are not ideal circumstances. But being grounded does give us time to reflect and dream about flights in our future and those in our past. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we are looking at the history of flight in West Virginia and some of the unique stories that comprise the Mountain State’s history of aviation.

56 minAUG 7
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Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re listening back to a show we originally aired earlier this year, before the pandemic changed so much of our lives.

54 minAUG 1
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Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

Across the globe, many people are wondering how to change society to deal with structural racism. It might all depend on our youth. Today’s episode of Inside Appalachia features people inspiring the next generation to change the world around them.

56 minJUL 25
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Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

For this episode of Inside Appalachia , we’re taking another listen to an episode we originally aired in January of this year, featuring stories about the ongoing struggle to rebuild from the 2016 West Virginia flood and the work yet to be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. You’ll also hear how a video game is helping players from all over the world make a connection to the Mountain State, and a discussion about our diversity of dialects throughout Appalachian culture. And we learn about

53 minJUL 17
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7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

Latest Episodes

‘Country Roads’ Take Me Inside Appalachia

This episode of Inside Appalachia is about returning home. For some people, timing and circumstance force you back. It is only then that you realize how much you missed home. Others spend decades longing to return. There are many songs about that longing. One of the most famous is “Take Me Home, County Roads,” a song that has come to represent the feeling of homesickness that many Appalachians know so well.

53 min1 d ago
Comments
‘Country Roads’ Take Me Inside Appalachia

7 Stories About Appalachians Who Find Solutions And Rekindle Traditions

National stories about Appalachia sometimes overlook the people who are working on the ground to solve problems in their communities. This episode of Inside Appalachia highlights the work of several people who are thinking outside the box to find solutions.

56 min1 w ago
Comments
7 Stories About Appalachians Who Find Solutions And Rekindle Traditions

When Strangers With Cameras Travel Inside Appalachia

What happens when strangers with cameras come to Appalachia? It’s a complicated topic that many Appalachians have strong feelings about. We’re taking another listen to an episode we aired in 2015 , but it seems like this issue never goes away. Who gets to tell our story? What is the right way to photograph a community?

53 min2 w ago
Comments
When Strangers With Cameras Travel Inside Appalachia

Finding Economic Resilience In Appalachian And Western Coal Communities

In this episode of Inside Appalachia , we are listening back to a show that originally aired in 2018. It’s about poverty. Appalachia is not the only place in America where some people live in extreme poverty. But several communities here are among the poorest. Poverty is an issue that we’re sure to hear even more about in the coming months, perhaps years, as our country grapples with the effects of the recession we’re currently facing as a result of COVID-19.

53 min3 w ago
Comments
Finding Economic Resilience In Appalachian And Western Coal Communities

How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

Human beings are social creatures, but the pandemic is making it difficult to interact with one another. It is also bringing to light just how important human connection is in our lives.

53 minAUG 22
Comments
How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

The natural world can be a source of food and medicine along with a place to escape and unwind. There are people who know plants like they’re old friends, complete with stories and histories. These experts can also help guide us to recognize how plants can even help us in times of need. We’ll hear stories about tapping into the natural world, from a recipe that uses chanterelle mushrooms to make ice cream, to the sport of falconry (the oldest form of hunting), to a new initiative that teaches

53 minAUG 15
Comments
Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch to fly, these are not ideal circumstances. But being grounded does give us time to reflect and dream about flights in our future and those in our past. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we are looking at the history of flight in West Virginia and some of the unique stories that comprise the Mountain State’s history of aviation.

56 minAUG 7
Comments
Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re listening back to a show we originally aired earlier this year, before the pandemic changed so much of our lives.

54 minAUG 1
Comments
Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

Across the globe, many people are wondering how to change society to deal with structural racism. It might all depend on our youth. Today’s episode of Inside Appalachia features people inspiring the next generation to change the world around them.

56 minJUL 25
Comments
Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

For this episode of Inside Appalachia , we’re taking another listen to an episode we originally aired in January of this year, featuring stories about the ongoing struggle to rebuild from the 2016 West Virginia flood and the work yet to be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. You’ll also hear how a video game is helping players from all over the world make a connection to the Mountain State, and a discussion about our diversity of dialects throughout Appalachian culture. And we learn about

53 minJUL 17
Comments
7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media
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