Appalachuhhhhh... is a podcast devoted to the stories that hide within the Appalachian mountains. This is a safe space to explore the thoughts and ideas hidden inside of Appalachia, taking on the thoughts of Appalachians and digging down to the root of what makes them who they are.
Episode 10: Yeehaw! The Hillbilly Chat
Here are my thoughts about "hillbilly." Just me, on The Porch, talking about everything from the word to the festival, from the stigma to the new documentary. Just a short chat for your ride down the holler.
*Three clips from the film "hillbilly" (now available on iTunes) were used in this episode: Silas House (Author), Roger May(Photographer), and Kate Fowler (Appalachian Media Institute).
*Song playing under Elizabeth Catte quote: "Country Girl" by Carolina Chocolate Drops
*Outro: "Hillbilly Bone" by Blake Shelton ft. Trace Atkins
Episode 9: Mayonnaise Some Good Stuff Here From Tyler Watts
HAPPY HOLLERWEEEEN! I rode my broom over to Whitesburg, Kentucky this month, to chat with Letcher County teacher Tyler Watts. Things got a little spooky: WITCH is how I knew I was in the right place. He is taking his passion for his community outside of the classroom, allowing his students to be a part of the town's beautification. (In the coolest way ever? You be the judge!) Shoot your emails and comments to Appalachuhhhhh@Gmail.com.
*Closing Song: "Appalachia" by Flatland Tourists*
Episode 8: Elizabeth Catte Shares a Passel of Appalachian Passion
Historian, author and Appalachian advocate Elizabeth Catte joined the show to discuss the region and how her work is contributing to a more inclusive Appalachian narrative. Check out What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia and 55 Strong. Also: Be on the lookout for her upcoming book, Pure America.
Follow Catte on Instagram and Twitter @elizabethcatte. Then, head over to her website: http://www.elizabethcatte.com!
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*Closing Song: Appalachia, The Riverside*
Episode 7: Foundation for Appalachian Advancement is Fixin' to Fix the Appalachian Narrative
Check out my coffee shop chat with Foundation for Appalachian Advancement President J.C. Schweingrouber. Hear us talk about the region, the foundation and some of the things Eastern Kentucky is already doing to move the narrative forward!
Check out the foundation's website (SupportAppalachia.org) and follow the foundation on Facebook (Foundation for Appalachian Advancement) and Twitter (@SupportAppalachia). Follow the show (@Appalachuhhhhh) wherever you partake in social media rituals.
Send your thoughts, questions, marriage proposals and concerns to Appalachuhhhhh@gmail.com.
*Closing Song: Closing Time, Semisonic*
Episode 6: Y'all, I Reckon This UPike Class Gave Us a Gollywhopper of an Episode
I took a trip to the my alma mater, University of Pikeville, to speak with a mass media class about podcasting. While I was there, I had the class tell me what it's like to be a college student in Central Appalachia - which turned into a sort of live show. We had a blast talking about what it means to be Appalachian (and it was even more fun to know I wasn't being graded this time around.) Thank you to the students and to COM Queen Chandra Massner!
More excitement is coming soon, so don't forget to rate/review! Stalk the show on all platforms @Appalachuhhhhh and send emails/questions/concerns to Appalachuhhhhh@Gmail.com.
*Closing Song: Goin' Back to Pikeville, Nicholas Jamerson (Also a UPike alumnus.)*
Bonus Ep. 1: AppalachAHHHHH... Octavia Hatcher
Poor Octavia Hatcher, buried alive in her prime.
In this bonus episode, check out my fictional short spook based on an actual town legend from my hometown (Pikeville, Kentucky). And hear me try to change my voice to become an old man. Please don't call the podcast police! I'm GIVING THE (10) PEOPLE WHAT THEY (think they) WANT.
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A True Taste of Home
As someone who had to move away from home, this podcast is the breath of fresh air that I’ve been waiting for. My Appalachian heritage is something I’ve learned to be undeniably proud of and I hope the same for all from our region. I cannot explain how soothing it is, in the most basic sense, to hear the voices of people who sound like myself.
This podcast made me rethink Appalachia. I never wanted to call EKY home, but Buddy and all the work he puts into these shows made me realize how beautiful it really is. Appalachia is my home, and I’m more proud than ever to say that.
The people of the Appalachian coalfields finally get a podcast they deserve, about a topic they love: home. Host Buddy Forbes brings together topics surrounding the majestic land that millions have loved from near and far away. Whether you stay near or move far away, Appalachia will always be home and this podcast makes you miss it even more.