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The South is filled continuously with stories of hope, compassion, and the perseverance of the human spirt. We hope to honor those stories here.

Each week, we have a celebrated storyteller read one of Good Grit's favorite stories. We hope these episodes give you a glimpse into the hope and compassion that is always around us, and sadly, often goes unnoticed.

Good Grit Stories is made possible by Good Grit Magazine. You can find out more about the podcast and the magazine at goodgritmag.com.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 24 Ratings

The South is filled continuously with stories of hope, compassion, and the perseverance of the human spirt. We hope to honor those stories here.

Each week, we have a celebrated storyteller read one of Good Grit's favorite stories. We hope these episodes give you a glimpse into the hope and compassion that is always around us, and sadly, often goes unnoticed.

Good Grit Stories is made possible by Good Grit Magazine. You can find out more about the podcast and the magazine at goodgritmag.com.

    GGS - Trevor Stockton

    GGS - Trevor Stockton

    Trevor Stockton has always known that he wanted to cook for a living. Trevor, the executive chef at the RT Lodge in Maryville, Tennessee, had a spell where he thought he might get a degree in business administration, but then he rediscovered his passion for food while he was in school. 

    Words by Clair McLafferty

    Read by Nancy Peterson & Matt Godfrey

    Original Theme Music by Kyle Carpenter & Wilder Adkins

    Read this story and many more at goodgritmag.com & use the promo code LISTEN to get $10 off your subscription.



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    • 9 min
    GGS - B.T. Harman

    GGS - B.T. Harman

    If you drive down Heathrow Drive in Florence, Alabama, you’ll eventually arrive at Shoals Christian School, my high school alma mater. Out front there’s a flagpole encircled by twenty-six stone pavers that are the color of sand. Each one is engraved with the name of a student from the school’s first graduating class, the class of 2000. One of those names is “Brett Trapp.” That used to be me.

    Words by B.T. Harman

    Read by B.T. Harman

    Original Theme Music by Kyle Carpenter & Wilder Adkins

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    • 6 min
    GGS - 4000 Miles of Friendship with Annie F. Downs

    GGS - 4000 Miles of Friendship with Annie F. Downs

    Annie F. Downs was a college student at the University of Georgia when she met Scotland for the first time. She boarded the plane for a mission trip with the Wesley Foundation, and when she got off the plane, she was home. That was in 2000. Eighteen years later, Scotland has tucked itself into Annie’s heart like a prayer that she keeps coming back to. See Scotland through her eyes as Annie takes Good Grit's Editor-in-Chief through through the Scottish highlands. 

    Words by Ashley Locke

    Read by Nancy Peterson

    Original Theme Music by Kyle Carpenter & Wilder Adkins

    Read this story and many more at goodgritmag.com & use the promo code LISTEN to get $10 off your subscription.

    • 9 min
    GGS - A Life Reinvented: Mama Ormie

    GGS - A Life Reinvented: Mama Ormie

    We were so excited to send our Publisher, Sarah Cait Sawyer, to Dallas to meet Lecrae’s mother, Momma Ormie. She returned from her trip to tell us all about the amazing woman she was blessed to meet. Momma Ormie speaks candidly about being a single mother, finding herself again, and, of course, what Lecrae was like as a child, we can’t wait to share their conversation with you. So pull up a chair and join Sarah Cait and Momma Ormie for margaritas and guacamole...

    Words by Sarah Cait Sawyer

    Read by Nancy Peterson

    Cover Image by Justin Clemins

    Original Theme Music by Kyle Carpenter & Wilder Adkins

    Read this story and many more at goodgritmag.com & use the promo code LISTEN to get $10 off your subscription.

    • 11 min
    GGS - In Good Company: Stirling Barrett & Krewe Sunglasses

    GGS - In Good Company: Stirling Barrett & Krewe Sunglasses

    “Good is the enemy of smart creatives."

    "We try to create a culture that's optimizing for speed, failing fast, and growing at a rate that is outpacing the rest of the company.”

    These are statements from Barrett Stirling, the founding of Krewe, a 100 year company....now in their 5th year. Be inspired by an entrepreneur who isn't simply reacting to the ebbs and flows of business, but who is establishing a company truly built to last. 

    Words by Amy C. Collins 

    Read by Nancy Peterson

    Original Theme Music by Kyle Carpenter & Wilder Adkins

    Read this story and many more at goodgritmag.com & use the promo code LISTEN to get $10 off your subscription.

    • 7 min
    GGS - The Jack of All Trades

    GGS - The Jack of All Trades

    Farmer, banker, business owner, and restaurateur  Jack Paulin "Paul" Kennedy changed so many lives through his work and passion. Listen as award winning chef, David Bancroft explains how his grandfather inspires his work & life even today. 

    Words by Ashley Locke

    Read by Matt Godfrey

    Original Theme Music by Kyle Carpenter & Wilder Adkins

    Read this story and many more at goodgritmag.com & use the promo code LISTEN to get $10 off your subscription.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

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Really dig this podast!

Really dig this podast! I don't often slow down enough to read a magazine, so this is a great way to hear the awesome stories for which Good Grit is known. Production and narration are great!

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