13 episodes

Along the backroads of southern and personal history in search of the stories that shape us more than we thought.

A Deeper South Pete Candler

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Along the backroads of southern and personal history in search of the stories that shape us more than we thought.

    Ramblin' On Our Mind: Looking Towards the 25th Anniversary Tour (Part One)

    Ramblin' On Our Mind: Looking Towards the 25th Anniversary Tour (Part One)

    25 years ago, we (John Hayes and Pete Candler) left Atlanta, Georgia on an unplanned road trip across the Southeastern United States. With nothing but a WPA guide, some cameras, rolls of film, and a vague sense of where we were going and what we were going to see. In this episode, we spend some time hanging out, talking about what's on our mind this time as we get ready to set out on the road once more, this July, on our ninth big tour together. This is the first half of our conversation.

    • 15 min
    Gone in Milledgeville

    Gone in Milledgeville

    Central State Hospital in Milledgeville was once the largest mental health facility in the world. Amid the decaying ruins of mental wards and prison buildings, we find traces of the patients who were treated and incarcerated here, and the story of one who should have been.

    • 15 min
    Rumbling Man

    Rumbling Man

    A seemingly inconsequential brush with a long-dead distant cousin in the University Library in Cambridge, England is a prelude to a much more eventful encounter with him twenty years later, when I learn of his tenure as Governor of Georgia during the most notorious lynching in the state's history.

    • 23 min
    After Los Angeles

    After Los Angeles

    On Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard In the West End of Atlanta, two completely divergent versions of the city's history sit right next door to each other.

    • 7 min
    Next Door is a World Away

    Next Door is a World Away

    In a corner of Putnam County in Georgia, surrounded by new lakefront developments, the homes of two famous Georgia authors sit back-to-back. Though essentially next-door neighbors, they inhabited totally different, even contrary, cultural and imaginative worlds.

    • 15 min
    Mobile is a Whole New Inkblot

    Mobile is a Whole New Inkblot

    At lunchtime in Mobile in 1997, something shifts. A twist in understanding, a new turn in perception—it throws my understanding of the South off balance.

    • 11 min

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