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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 Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. 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.

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    • 4.8, 153 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 Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. 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.

    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
    ‘I Hope You’re Never Afraid When I’m Around’: Dads Share Their Stories

    ‘I Hope You’re Never Afraid When I’m Around’: Dads Share Their Stories

    In honor of Father’s Day, this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is dedicated to dads. A man’s brain is rewired when he holds his newborn baby just after birth. Scientists have found that after holding his infant in his arms for 30 minutes, a dad’s brain gets flooded with dopamine and oxytocin, which is sometimes referred to as “the love hormone.” In just a few moments, his brain chemistry is changed forever. This episode includes stories from new fathers who have spent more time with their

    • 51 min
    7 Stories Of Growing Up Black In Appalachia

    7 Stories Of Growing Up Black In Appalachia

    Protests against police killing unarmed black Americans continue across the country, including here in Appalachia. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks protesting the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor among others. These protesters seek an end to police brutality and many point to our nation’s long history with systemic racism. In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia , we’ll listen to stories about the protests and hear the voices of Appalachians who

    • 53 min
    Meet The Appalachians Tapping Into The Craft Beer And Spirits Industry

    Meet The Appalachians Tapping Into The Craft Beer And Spirits Industry

    People in our region have made spirits for hundreds of years. Some even say Appalachians are among the best at making whiskey and moonshine, but this history is sometimes coupled with negative stereotypes. Outsiders have long portrayed Appalachians as dangerous, lawless moonshiners.

    • 54 min
    Perseverance Through Music, Stories And Art

    Perseverance Through Music, Stories And Art

    This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is about perseverance through music, stories and art. We’ll introduce you to some folks from the other side of the ocean who have deep connections to Appalachia, and discover reflections of our own cultural identity in their stories.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

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!

CMKeathley88 ,

Wonderful Regional Podcast

I love listening to this each week and I look forward to a new episode. The reporting style is great and they always choose interesting people to interview. It is a must listen!

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