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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.

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
655 Ratings

655 Ratings

Yosemiteh ,

Dolly is a fountain of wisdom

Brilliant podcast - a fascinating spotlight on Dolly, she defies categorisation and has so much wisdom to pass on. Very well produced and Jad is a great host and interacts with Dolly in a really nice way.

I’ve loved learning about Dolly and how her life intersects with American life and the current political situation.

Sally_Rose ,

Just wonderful

I am learning so much about Dolly, music, people’s experiences, artistry, history, the Great Smokey Mountains and all the magic in between! So good. Excellently produced. Well done!

Sundanze ,

Love this until...

Man I was really loving this podcast. But episode 6 really turned me off. Persisting down that train of thought even after Dolly explained what Jolene was about was tenuous at best. It was self indulgent and disrespectful to the artists voice.

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