9 episodes

In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, creator of Radiolab and More Perfect.
Dolly Parton’s America is co-produced by OSM Audio and WNYC Studios.

Dolly Parton's America WNYC Studios & OSM Audio

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In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, creator of Radiolab and More Perfect.
Dolly Parton’s America is co-produced by OSM Audio and WNYC Studios.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
791 Ratings

791 Ratings

Wilfreeda ,

Gorgeous

I love every second of this podcast...my only concern is what I’m going to do when it’s over! Listen to it all over again I guess. I mean if you could please just ask Dolly for some more so we can keep exploring different chapters of the Dollyverse season after season I would be very here for that!

Gursel Ali ,

Storytelling gone

Dolly is a story teller
Unfortunately the production team isn’t
Too much clever podcasting and editing
All I want is for you to let Dolly finish a sentence without your disjointed fast and erratic editing.. kind of frustrating
Dolly in her own words is what we want

I love narrative story and I love Dolly
She’s the only reason I’m sticking with the podcast
Not your constant stupid interruptions
Wasted opportunity
You wrecked it

Gnocco 1 ,

Not even about Dolly

This podcast is not really about Dolly, it is about the interviewer and other fans who are extremely boring, have their own agenda and for the most part have never met Dolly. There are many interesting questions that could be asked of Dolly but more time is spent interviewing these random fans and, in one case, the grandmother of a random fan. The information about Dolly “revealed” by the interviewer is already widely known so this was a missed opportunity to delve into how she created her act, developed he star qualities, her drive, her business sense. We don’t even find out when she discovered she was a talented writer! The interviewer at one point gets to talk to Dolly’s nephew but doesn’t ask him any interesting questions about his aunt. Episode 6 is particularly bad. This podcast is only popular because it is associated with Dolly but on the whole it is pretty terrible.

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