accessAtlanta is a new podcast that shares the best things to do, see, eat and experience in Atlanta. We’ll bring you the stories that make our eclectic city one of a kind, and take you behind the scenes in a town where we create movies, music and art making waves around the world. Every week, we’ll share with you some of the best places to eat, play, and live out loud in the ATL. Join us and let us be your guide to a city that we know best.
Interview with Carl Herder Director of American Institute of Stuttering
Joseph Ferguson, host of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution In Context, Spoke to Carl Herder. Carl is The Atlanta Director for the American Institute of Stuttering. During their conversation, Carl speaks about the institute’s approach to speech therapy, accessibility, and so much more.
Bo Emerson speaks with Jennifer K.N. Heinmiller about the “Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English”
When Jennifer K.N. Heinmiller inherited the million-word project that would become the “Dictionary of Southern Appalachian English,” its principal author had blown past several deadlines, lost his publisher and then died. The dictionary was a unique but expensive undertaking. It represented 85 years of research that would eventually produce a 1,225-page volume weighing about 12 pounds. Bo Emerson spoke with Heinmiller about the dictionary and he’ll bring us that conversation.
“Darlin’ Cory,” a new musical from Phillip DePoy and Kristian Bush
This week, we’ll talk about the Alliance Theatre’s season premiere. Live theater has been one of the major casualties of the pandemic, but this fall, many local companies are venturing back into live productions with audiences in attendance. The Alliance Theatre will be among them, kicking things off with “Darlin’ Cory,” an Appalachian-set new musical from the local team of playwright Phillip DePoy and musician Kristian Bush. Bo Emerson spoke with the creators recently about the show and he’ll bring us that conversation.
AJC’s dining editor Ligaya Figueras and contributor Wendell Brock
This week, we’ll hear from the AJC’s dining editor Ligaya Figueras and contributor Wendell Brock. Our dining team will be talking about some of the interesting things that are happening in Atlanta’s dining scene and how that’s affecting the AJC’s dining coverage. And, if you love tacos (and who doesn’t?), you won’t want to miss this week’s episode.
Interview with David Bruckner
Former Atlantan David Bruckner’s second feature film, “The Night House” was picked up by Searchlight Pictures for a reported $12 million after its January 2020 Sundance Film Festival world premiere. At its center is a smart, determined schoolteacher whose architect husband has checked out of a seemingly happy marriage by committing suicide. Now she suspects that her husband is contacting her from beyond the grave. Alone in the remote lake house, the woman tries to solve the mystery of her dead husband’s secret life. Freelance writer Felicia Feaster spoke with Bruckner about the film and she’ll bring us that conversation on this week’s podcast.
Criminal Records celebrates 30 years
Criminal Records, located in Little Five Points, is celebrating a milestone this weekend. They’ve been supplying music lovers with CDs, vinyl, comics and more for 30 years. Atlanta is a town that’s rich in record stores, and many of them have been around for a very long time. Criminal’s anniversary puts them in the esteemed company. Find out what keeps them going as Rodney Ho talks with owner Eric Levin about the venerable record shop and what they have planned to mark three decades in business.