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A progressive podcast providing a counter-narrative to the negative portrayal and harmful stereotypes of Appalachia. Hosted by Chuck Corra and Callie Pruett

Appodlachia Appodlachia: Appalachian Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 262 Ratings

A progressive podcast providing a counter-narrative to the negative portrayal and harmful stereotypes of Appalachia. Hosted by Chuck Corra and Callie Pruett

    #137: An unfiltered reaction to the gutting of Roe v. Wade

    #137: An unfiltered reaction to the gutting of Roe v. Wade

    We shelved our original episode for this week to give our honest and unfiltered response to Roe v. Wade being overturned, and Callie shares how this will very personally impact her specifically going forward. 
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    #136: Activist Judges Shaping Appalachia's Federal Courts [Part 2]

    #136: Activist Judges Shaping Appalachia's Federal Courts [Part 2]

    In part two, Callie and Chuck run through some cases involving Federalist Society judges that will affect parts of Appalachia

    PLUS! Callie and Chuck talk about father's day feasts and recap the January 6th hearings
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    Timestamps
    02:25 - Intro: Fathers day feasts10:20 - Campaign Check-in: J635:36 - Announcements37:35 -  The Federalist Society stacking Appalachian Courts (Part 2)01:25:02 - Celebrating queer joy in Appalachia!-----------------------------------------------
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    #135: The Dark Money Group Shaping Appalachia's Federal Courts [Part 1]

    #135: The Dark Money Group Shaping Appalachia's Federal Courts [Part 1]

    In part one of this two-part series, Callie and Chuck do a deep dive into the right-wing dark money group called the Federalist Society and how they've deliberately helped install radical fringe judges in some of the most powerful courts in Appalachia and across the country

    PLUS! Callie and Chuck talk porch sittin', JD Vance's campaign finance blunders, and how you can help miners get the Black Lung benefits they so desperately need
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    Timestamps
    04:10 - Intro: Porch sittin'09:45 - Campaign Check-in: JD "I hate porches" Vance20:12 - Announcements (Patreon Limericks!)21:37 -  The Federalist Society stacking Appalachian Courts (Part 1)52:00 - Under-the-Radar in Appalachia: Black Lung resurgence01:07:07 - Celebrating queer joy in Appalachia!-----------------------------------------------
    Check out our wonderful sponsors!
    CBD and THC gummies & more: (use code "APPODLACHIA" for 25% off) http://www.cornbreadhemp.com/Our website is great, and it’s because Starry Eyes Media built it.  Yours can be too! https://www.starryeyes.media/-----------------------------------------------
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    -Instagram: http://instagram.com/appodlachia
    -Twitter: http://twitter.com/appodlachia
    -Facebook: http://facebook.com/appodlachia
    -TikTok:  http://tiktok.com/appodlachia
    -Discord: https://discord.gg/czgUeWzvhT
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    #134: The Last Abortion Clinic in West Virginia

    #134: The Last Abortion Clinic in West Virginia

    Today, Callie and Chuck talk to Kaylen Barker, Communications Director and Chief Lobbyist for the Women's Health Center of West Virginia about the attack on abortion rights and the future of reproductive healthcare in Appalachia.

    And, Callie and Chuck talk about their experiences with having friends over when they were kids, why Herschel Walker would be the disastrous U.S. Senator, and celebrating PRIDE Month in Appalachia.

    Transition music by Corduroy Brown https://corduroy-brown.com/
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    HELP SUPPORT APPODLACHIA!
    Join our Patreon, for as little as $1/month, and access live events, weekly exclusives, bonus series, and more http://www.patreon.com/appodlachia-----------------------------------------------
    Timestamps
    04:10 - Intro: Did y'all have sleepovers?12:32 - Campaign Check-in: Herschel Walker Texas Deranger28:55 - Announcements (Patreon Limericks!)31:37 -  Interview with Kaylen Barker 01:03:47 - Under-the-Radar in Appalachia: PRIDE Month-----------------------------------------------
    Check out our wonderful sponsors!
    CBD and THC gummies & more: (use code "APPODLACHIA" for 25% off) http://www.cornbreadhemp.com/Our website is great, and it’s because Starry Eyes Media built it.  Yours can be too! https://www.starryeyes.media/-----------------------------------------------
    Follow us!
    -Instagram: http://instagram.com/appodlachia
    -Twitter: http://twitter.com/appodlachia
    -Facebook: http://facebook.com/appodlachia
    -TikTok:  http://tiktok.com/appodlachia
    -Discord: https://discord.gg/czgUeWzvhT
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    #133: Don't Call it a Canton Comeback: Appalachian Holler Politics

    #133: Don't Call it a Canton Comeback: Appalachian Holler Politics

    Today, Callie and Chuck talk to Zeb Smathers, Mayor of Canton, NC, about governing as a Democrat in a small Appalachian town in one of the "reddest" parts of the state.

    Also. Callie and Chuck question JD Vance's commitment to the First Amendment, cringe at Dr. Oz's campaign tactics and talk about gun reform in Appalachia and what we believe can be done.

    Transition music by Corduroy Brown https://corduroy-brown.com/
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    HELP SUPPORT APPODLACHIA!
    Join our Patreon, for as little as $1/month, and access live events, weekly exclusives, bonus series, and more http://www.patreon.com/appodlachia-----------------------------------------------
    Timestamps
    04:58 - Intro: JD "I believe in freedom of speech except for boobs" Vance11:45 - Campaign Check-in: Dr. Oz, the practitioner of cringe31:33 - Announcements (Patreon Limericks!)34:15 -  Interview with Mayor Zeb Smathers01:32:47  - The Uvalde shooting and what can be done about guns-----------------------------------------------
    Check out our wonderful sponsors!
    CBD and THC gummies & more: (use code "APPODLACHIA" for 25% off) http://www.cornbreadhemp.com/Our website is great, and it’s because Starry Eyes Media built it.  Yours can be too! https://www.starryeyes.media/-----------------------------------------------
    Follow us!
    -Instagram: http://instagram.com/appodlachia
    -Twitter: http://twitter.com/appodlachia
    -Facebook: http://facebook.com/appodlachia
    -TikTok:  http://tiktok.com/appodlachia
    -Discord: https://discord.gg/czgUeWzvhT
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    None of the views expressed on this show represent the views of either Chuck or Callie's employers
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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Bonus: Raising Hell with Reckon South

    Bonus: Raising Hell with Reckon South

    Hello friends!  Please enjoy this special bonus episode: an interview Chuck did recently on The Reckon Interview Podcast - a podcast from our friends at Reckon South.  Reckon South is an incredible organization committed to a deep exploration of tough and important issues facing the South.

    Check out their website: https://www.reckonsouth.com/
    Subscribe to the Reckon Interview: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reckon-interview/id1471345686

    From the episode:
    If you want to know the truth about Appalachia, you won't find it in a certain elegy. You'll find it from people like Chuck Corra and Appodlachia, a podcast committed to examining the region in all its complexity. Corra joins the Reckon Interview to discuss JD Vance, Sen. Joe Manchin, and all the people that have been putting in work to make Appalachia a better place for generations.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

dschwaber ,

Amazing show!

Callie and Chuck have the perfect chemistry. Love the topical and thoughtful conversations, and the incredible guests/interviews. Highly recommend!

crc67777 ,

A great show to feel seen as an Appalachian

I love this show and the subject matter. Great commentary, excellent topics of discussion and never loses the Appalachian perspective.

jamieanntews ,

Great show!

Appodlachia is one of the only podcasts that I listen to every week. I love how it’s informative and casual and feels like Chuck and Big John are just sitting on a porch talking to all of us listeners like friends. Definitely recommend this podcast!

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