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All Y'all is a live storytelling event series and podcast featuring stories from the Deep South. Hosts Sara Hebert and Chris Jay bring the community together through powerful, true stories told in front of an audience, without notes. The podcast is independently produced with help from sponsors and the community of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

All Y'all is a live storytelling event series and podcast featuring stories from the Deep South. Hosts Sara Hebert and Chris Jay bring the community together through powerful, true stories told in front of an audience, without notes. The podcast is independently produced with help from sponsors and the community of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

    Episode 79: Once Upon a Time in Shreveport: "The Elvis Pool"

    Episode 79: Once Upon a Time in Shreveport: "The Elvis Pool"

    Episode three of Once Upon a Time in Shreveport _is a deep dive (pun intended) into the tale of the Elvis Presley Swimming Pool at Camp Forbing. The pool, which was paid for by funds raised at the concert where the phrase "Elvis has left the building" was first uttered, was constructed in April 1957 at a YMCA facility in South Shreveport called Camp Forbing. Host Chris Jay and guest Winston Hall explore the past, present and surprising future of "the Elvis pool" in this history-heavy episode of _Once.


    Listen to "Winston Hall: Look at All of the Little Black Dots," the story of how Winston became a professional piano entertainer.


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    • 25 min
    Episode 78: Once Upon a Time in Shreveport: "Andy Sidaris"

    Episode 78: Once Upon a Time in Shreveport: "Andy Sidaris"

    Episode two of Once Upon a Time in Shreveport explores the extraordinary life and career of Shreveporter Andy Sidaris.


    By the time he began producing and directing low-budget action movies in the late 1970s, Sidaris had already concluded a decades-long career in sports television. He won an Emmy (presented by Joe Namath) for directing live television coverage of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, helped create ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and directed two NASA spacecraft landings as well as a Muhammad Ali title fight.


    If you’re a Shreveporter (especially one who listens to podcasts and/or cares about local history) and this is the first time that you’re hearing of Andy Sidaris...don’t you wonder why that is the case? Despite being one of the most accomplished entertainment industry professionals in Shreveport history, Sedaris has mostly gone uncelebrated by his hometown.


    That is likely due to the fact that he dedicated the last few decades of his life to making direct-to-video action flicks that—due to their near-constant stream of gratuitous nudity, sex and violence—have been dubbed the “Bullets, Bombs and Babes” movies.


    This episode features excerpts from an interview with Christian Drew Sidaris, son of Andy (who died in 2007). Also, we asked Shreveport-based comic and all-around hilarious person Molly Hiers to share their take on three of the Sidaris films shot in Shreveport, and they provided a smart, foul-mouthed take on these outrageous movies.


    For maximum enjoyment of this episode, check out a couple of Sidaris movie trailers before listening.
    Special Guest: Molly Hiers.
    Sponsored By:
    Links:
    Molly Hiers Comedy on Facebook The HD trailer for Picasso Trigger's recently restored edition The HD trailer for Enemy Gold's new Blu-Ray edition Andy Sidaris on Wikipedia.com www.andysidaris.com

    • 24 min
    Episode 77: Once Upon a Time in Shreveport: “Shreveport Monkey Paw”

    Episode 77: Once Upon a Time in Shreveport: “Shreveport Monkey Paw”

    Once Upon a Time in Shreveport is a new comedy and history podcast from All Y'all Media LLC featuring (and making fun of) strange, true tales from the history of Shreveport, La. The series is produced, written, hosted and edited by All Y’all co-creator Chris Jay with original music by the Brothers Treme, original episode artwork by Nate Treme of Highland Paranormal Society, and graphic design by Sara Hebert. The first, six-episode season of Once Upon a Time in Shreveport will be released weekly during the summer of 2021, with a two-week break between episodes three and four.


    The first episode, “Shreveport Monkey Paw,” explores the events of Dec. 12, 2012, when the discovery of mysterious severed hands and feet caused the temporary shut-down of a dog food factory located on North Market Street in Shreveport. To discuss this bizarre incident, we corresponded with Louisiana State Representative Cedric Glover as well as Monroe-based rock n’ roll singer and funny person Billy Vidrine.


    This podcast would not have been possible without the financial support of three sponsors who stepped up to underwrite production by advertising: Sartin Law Firm, Putman Restoration and Sainte Terre. Want to support the creation of future episodes through advertising? Email ChrisJay318@gmail.com and let's talk!


    Plans are in the works for more episodes, but we’ll only make them if the first six are well-received. To receive all episodes, subscribe to the All Y’all podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts. Find links to subscribe.
    Special Guest: Billy Vidrine.
    Sponsored By:
    Links:
    The Vidrines on Spotify — Guest co-host Billy Vidrine is one of two singers and songwriters in the Monroe, La.-based rock n' roll band The Vidrines. Check out both of their records on Spotify.

    • 24 min
    Episode 76: "Skeletons In Our Blood": AJ Haynes Reimagines The Louisiana Hayride

    Episode 76: "Skeletons In Our Blood": AJ Haynes Reimagines The Louisiana Hayride

    AJ Haynes, a Shreveport native and founder of the acclaimed rock group Seratones, is not one to mince words. For the sixth and final episode in our podcast series exploring the cultural impact of The Louisiana Hayride, Haynes joined All Y’all co-host Sara Hebert for a free-wheeling conversation that covers the history of Texas Avenue, racial erasure in pop culture, Shreveport music venues, the state of modern country music, and more.


    To Haynes, the idea of “reviving The Louisiana Hayride” sounds anachronistic, exclusionary and dull. She’d rather re-imagine the Hayride than re-create it, and daydreams of a Louisiana Hayride lineup featuring genre-hopping artists like Margo Price, Black Pumas, Sturgill Simpson, and The Suffers.


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    • 20 min
    Episode 75: Along for the ‘Ride: Alton Warwick Remembers His Wife, Maggie

    Episode 75: Along for the ‘Ride: Alton Warwick Remembers His Wife, Maggie

    On the afternoon that Mr. Alton Warwick, widowed husband and business partner of Margaret “Maggie” Lewis Warwick, sat down with All Y’all and LPB to share his memories of The Louisiana Hayride, only seven months had passed since Maggie’s death. For decades, he and Maggie had worked side-by-side to promote the Hayride as a potential economic driver for Shreveport. Her absence loomed large over our conversation.


    Maggie had been a fixture in Alton’s life since his youth in Shreveport; he’d met her through his record-producing, electric guitar-playing cousin, Mira Smith, owner of Shreveport’s Ram Records. Alton saw firsthand how the music industry limited the opportunities of female performers and producers like Smith and Lewis.


    “Girl singers were just to sing,” Alton said. “They weren’t supposed to make waves, they weren’t supposed to produce records. They were not supposed to lead the band. But her and Mira, they were not going to go quietly into the night. So, in Nashville and all of those places, they made a mark in a man’s world.”


    What began as a conversation about country music history quickly became an oral history of a match made in country music heaven.


    The All Y'all podcast is supported by Marilynn's Place, Rhino Coffee and Maccentric. Please support these outstanding local businesses!


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    • 27 min
    Episode 74: "Perspiration and Inspiration": Kix Brooks on Shreveport, Shrimp Busters and Songwriting

    Episode 74: "Perspiration and Inspiration": Kix Brooks on Shreveport, Shrimp Busters and Songwriting

    Kix Brooks, the Shreveport native and bona fide country music superstar, was only five years old when the original Louisiana Hayride produced by KWKH came to an end in 1960. He grew up in the Highland and Shreve Island neighborhoods, graduated from Louisiana Tech University, and honed his songwriting chops at downtown Shreveport nightclubs like Humpfrees.


    These days, Brooks calls Nashville home, but visits Shreveport often. During one of those visits, he sat down with All Y’all and Louisiana Public Broadcasting to discuss how his hometown shaped his career in music. Brooks reminisces on his early days gigging in Shreveport, shares some incredible advice for aspiring songwriters, and sings the praises of his favorite Shreveport eatery, Herby-K’s.


    Brooks believes in the work of songwriting. Over the course of his 40-year career, he has written and recorded thousands of songs and forged lifelong friendships with the likes of Guy Clark and Jerry Jeff Walker. During our conversation, Brooks reflects on these friendships and the lessons they taught him. It is an intimate, inspiring conversation about roots music, life in Shreveport, and the daily habits of a working songwriter.


    The All Y'all podcast is supported by Marilynn's Place, Rhino Coffee and Maccentric. Please support these outstanding local businesses!


    Want more conversations like this? Help us by sending a few bucks our way at Paypal.me/AllYall


    Like All Y’all on Facebook http://facebook.com/allyallblog
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Gretchen 1000000 ,

Universal in Theme

Shreveport, LA is where the stories come from, but everyone who loves great storytelling will enjoy this podcast.

JudyGlitterPad ,

Live storytelling at its best

All Y'all is a delightful compendium of short live stories that will make you laugh, cry and rejoice with the storytellers. This is entertainment at its best. Chris Jay and Sara Hebert, the podcast producers, usually add content to the original live story by updating later with the storyteller or people related to the story. I love to listen to this while I'm exercising, cooking, or driving, or just sitting and enjoying the stories.

Kathryn Usher ,

Each episode is delicious!

I read one time in the New York Times that each building in that city has its own story. Sara Hebert and Chris Jay created the All Y’all podcast as a gumbo bowl for the stories of the people living in their part of the American South. Folks tell stories onstage before an audience. The only rule — no notes. Each episode is delicious!

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