32 episodes

An Oxford American podcast.
Southern Stories. Southern Songs.

Points South Oxford American

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 82 Ratings

An Oxford American podcast.
Southern Stories. Southern Songs.

    Daisy Bates in Mitchellville

    Daisy Bates in Mitchellville

    In part two of our story about Mitchellville, Arkansas, producer Christian Leus explores the next chapter in the town’s history: the Mitchellville Self-Help Project, led by Daisy Bates.

    • 22 min
    Foundations of a Black Town

    Foundations of a Black Town

    Producer Christian Leus travels to Mitchellville, Arkansas, a small Black town close to the Mississippi state line. Mitchellville's story is little known even to Arkansans, but in the 1960s, it was the site of a high-profile civic improvement project started by civil rights leader Daisy Bates. In the first part of this two-part series, we'll explore Mitchellville's foundations and what it means to be a Black town.

    • 21 min
    Points South Live: Otis Redding Foundation and Macon Music Revue

    Points South Live: Otis Redding Foundation and Macon Music Revue

    Our 25th annual Southern Music Issue is on newsstands now! Join us for a special celebration of one of the South’s greatest balladeers: Otis Redding. Listen to hear conversation and music live from Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Georgia.

    • 44 min
    Wade In the Water

    Wade In the Water

    From Edisto to Hilton Head and St. Helena, producer Sara A. Lewis continues to explore the legacies of Reconstruction in the South Carolina Sea Islands.

    • 17 min
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

    Producer Sara A. Lewis travels to South Carolina’s Edisto Island to discover a remarkable and heartbreaking story of Reconstruction.

    • 22 min
    The Counternarrative

    The Counternarrative

    Producer Sara A. Lewis investigates why and how civil rights stories get told at public history sites throughout the South.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Schick08 ,

The South in context…

Thanks to Adia Victoria’s mention of the show on her podcast Call and Response, I found this excellent project. Equal parts good music, enlightening topics, scholarship and always relating back to the South’s underlying thread, this podcast is masterful.

Thank you Oxford American, an amazing magazine by the way. Thanks also to the incomparable Ms. Victoria.

YogaEtc ,

My favorite podcast

Since its premiere this has been my favorite podcast! I rarely sit down to read a whole issue of any magazine, so even though I’m a subscriber to OA, I tend to get interested in pieces through the podcast and then go back to the issue or topic referenced and read in the magazine. Dr. Lewis is knowledgeable on the subjects and conducts great interviews—personable but full of interesting facts! I recommend this podcast! Five stars

randy JM ,

Thoughtful and important

I look forward to each episode, and always learn something. This podcast is a wonderful companion to one of the best print magazines in publication.

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