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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher , Spotify , or SoundCloud. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Inside Appalachia West Virginia Public Broadcasting

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 158 Ratings

Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher , Spotify , or SoundCloud. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

    Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

    Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

    One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re listening back to a show we originally aired earlier this year, before the pandemic changed so much of our lives.

    • 54 min
    Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

    Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

    Across the globe, many people are wondering how to change society to deal with structural racism. It might all depend on our youth. Today’s episode of Inside Appalachia features people inspiring the next generation to change the world around them.

    • 56 min
    7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

    7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

    For this episode of Inside Appalachia , we’re taking another listen to an episode we originally aired in January of this year, featuring stories about the ongoing struggle to rebuild from the 2016 West Virginia flood and the work yet to be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. You’ll also hear how a video game is helping players from all over the world make a connection to the Mountain State, and a discussion about our diversity of dialects throughout Appalachian culture. And we learn about

    • 53 min
    Finding Resilience Through Song, Faith, And Storytelling

    Finding Resilience Through Song, Faith, And Storytelling

    In this episode of Inside Appalachia , we hear how religious leaders are adapting to change and finding ways to continue helping people find solace and peace during the pandemic. We also hear a series of stories from high schoolers who were challenged to work outdoors, in snow and ice and didn’t complain. Quite the opposite. Their teachers say they appeared to be more engaged in learning. The students reported on topics like sheep farming and ice hockey, as part of a project that’s meant to help

    • 54 min
    Urban Renewal Forces Black Community Out Of Triangle

    Urban Renewal Forces Black Community Out Of Triangle

    The recent killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota has reignited the Black Lives Matter movement, sparking protests across this country, including in several cities in W.Va. It has launched candid conversations about long held institutionalized and systemic racism and brought forth stories of individuals that are vital to understanding injustice in our country. For this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we are taking another listen to an episode we originally produced earlier

    • 54 min
    Culture That Connects Appalachia To The World

    Culture That Connects Appalachia To The World

    Culture can connect us to our kindred spirits across great distances, even during a global pandemic. It helps build bridges in other ways, too. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we hear stories about cultural ties that bind us to people across the globe.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Jenk1976 ,

Love it

This podcast makes me homesick for a place I’ve only ever visited. I’ve driven thru Kentucky. Vacationed in Cookeville, TN. Camped in West Virginia. I’ve always been fascinated by the people and history. I’m going to listen to this one again and again.

TBlankenboat ,

My Home; My Heart

Growing up in West Virginia, I took my home for granted. I couldn’t wait to move away— and I did as soon as I could. Fate and circumstance brought me back to my mountain mama, and since, I’ve loved, lived, and thrived in the heart of Appalachia. I’m warmed by the stories Inside Appalachia shares. Always wild, always wonderful, and always free— thanks Inside Appalachia for sharing a piece of my heart with the world.

Nora Boston ,

Good info well delivered

This is a terrific addition to my pretty full podcast diet. Good variety of stories. Well done. Oh, and I love the intro music and the host’a voice!

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