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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.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

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    • 4.7 • 207 Ratings

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.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

    Singer Adia Victoria Embraces The South's Dualities On Her New Album, 'A Southern Gothic'

    Singer Adia Victoria Embraces The South's Dualities On Her New Album, 'A Southern Gothic'

    This week's guest on SouthBound is Adia Victoria, a singer from Nashville by way of South Carolina. She explores a spooky, moody brand of roots music on her new album, “A Southern Gothic.”

    • 37 min
    Author Kent Babb On A New Orleans High School Football Team Fighting To Win — And Survive

    Author Kent Babb On A New Orleans High School Football Team Fighting To Win — And Survive

    Tommy Tomlinson's guest on SouthBound is Kent Babb, author of the new book "Across the River" about a New Orleans high school football team facing opponents off the field more dangerous than the ones on the field.

    • 37 min
    Maggie Rose On Battling The Nashville Establishment And Finding Her Voice On 'Have A Seat'

    Maggie Rose On Battling The Nashville Establishment And Finding Her Voice On 'Have A Seat'

    SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to singer Maggie Rose, whose new album "Have a Seat" explores not only personal relationships but the professional relationship between women in Nashville and the country-music business.

    • 34 min
    SouthBound: S.A. Cosby On Writing His Novel 'Razorblade Tears' And Navigating Race, Class And Sexuality In The South

    SouthBound: S.A. Cosby On Writing His Novel 'Razorblade Tears' And Navigating Race, Class And Sexuality In The South

    SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to novelist S.A. Cosby about his Southern gothic noir "Razorblade Tears," and how the book explores the tensions of the modern South.

    • 35 min
    SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

    SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

    SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Kyle Petty, of NASCAR's legendary racing family, about his career, his adventures, and the lingering feelings from the death of his son Adam 21 years ago.

    • 40 min
    SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Change, And A Whale Named Ruffian

    SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Change, And A Whale Named Ruffian

    Today's guest on SouthBound is Georgia wildlife biologist Clay George, part of a team that has helped bring the North Atlantic right whale back from the brink of extinction.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

wdd ,

What is The South?

Host Tommy Tomlinson finds way to ask great questions of his guests. I learn something new about life in The South from every episode. The variety of guests - and the range of topics discussed - keeps me coming back! Great podcast.

BB in the Ville ,

Great podcast

Southbound offers a variety of topics and guests to keep the cast fresh and informative. Singers, writers, food, and a little history now and then make this podcast one of my favorites. It’s all here about the south: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Do yourself a favor and subscribe. Keep up the good work Tommy!

Synoptic Stitch ,

Excellent program

Host Tommy Tomlinson has that perfect blend of being informed, objective and affable, and he brings on a range of fascinating guests for thoughtful conversations. Thanks to WFAE for this excellent podcast.

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