“Dope with Lime” is a production of the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College. Through interviews with scholars, artist residents, readers, and more, “Dope with Lime” discusses Lillian E. Smith’s life, work, and continued legacy.
“Dope with Lime” was a column that Lillian E. Smith wrote in the pages of the literary journal that she co-edited with her partner Paula Snelling. Colloquially, the phrase referred to cutting the sweetness of Coca-Cola with lime juice. In her columns, Smith would us satire and bite to comment on Southern life and letters. The column was, for all intents and purposes, blog and podcast like, relaying Smith’s thoughts in a conversational and witty manner.
Marie Cochran "Dope with Lime" Ep. 12
On January 15, 2021, what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr’s 92nd birthday, we spoke with Marie Cochran at the LES Center. Marie is a visual artist, writer, and activist. She is the founding curator of the Affrilachian Artist Project which celebrates the intersections of cultures in Appalachia and highlights the unique perspective of people of African descent in the region. She is also the 2020-2021 Lehman Brady Visiting Professorship, at Duke University, Center for Documentary Studies and UNC–Chapel Hill, Department of American StudiesToday, we will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr., Lillian Smith, and Marie’s ongoing work.
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Stay tuned January 19th for our discussion with Marie Cochran, curator of the Affrilachian Project, about Martin Luther King, Jr., Lillian Smith, social justice, and memory in Northeast Georgia.
Chuck Brown "Dope with Lime" Ep. 11
In this episode we speak with Chuck Brown, co-creator and co-writer of the Eisner award and Ringo award winning Image Comics series Bitter Root and creator of Image Comics On the Stump. He has been self-publishing comics for over 18 years, and as well as writing for Image Comics he has written comics for Dark Horse Comics, Zenescope Entertainment, and more. Today, we will talk about his work along with Lillian Smith’s speech “Role of the Poet in a World of Demagogues.”
Karen Branan "Dope with Lime" Ep. 10
In this episode we speak with Karen Branan, a journalist whose work has appeared in publications such as Life, Mother Jones, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and more. Her book, The Family Tree, details her investigation into the horrific lynching of three Black men and one Black woman in 1912 in Harris County, GA. Today, we will talk about her book, her personal journey, and the role that Lillian Smith’s work has played in her life and activism.
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In the next episode of "Dope with Lime," we speak with Karen Branan about her book The Family Tree and about the ways that the culture of the South "terrorized" the psyches of whites and Blacks alike.
Carlton Chamblin and Julie Adams "Dope with Lime" Ep. 9
In this episode we speak with Carlton Chamblin, owner of Farm 2 Cocktail, and Julie Adams, co-owner of Blue Ridge Roasters, about creating drinks commemorating the life and work of Lillian E. Smith. Carlton created the Lillian which uses his Peach Lavender shrub. Julie created the Laurel Leaf, a coffee roast named after the newsletter that Lillian sent to campers and parents at Laurel Falls Camp.
Check out their websites:
Farm 2 Cocktail: https://farm2cocktail.com/
Blue Ridge Roasters: https://blueridge.coffee/