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What is the South? A place? A people? A lifestyle? Each week, on the Reckon Interview, host John Hammontree explores that question with some of the top minds of the South – authors, entertainers, artists, activists and more – about how this place shaped them and how they’re reshaping the region.

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    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

What is the South? A place? A people? A lifestyle? Each week, on the Reckon Interview, host John Hammontree explores that question with some of the top minds of the South – authors, entertainers, artists, activists and more – about how this place shaped them and how they’re reshaping the region.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Professor Jango ,

An absolute must.

I follow Reckon and AL.com regularly on all of their platforms for the coverage of Alabama news and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalism and editorials on the South and Southern culture. This new podcast is that distilled down to its most basic and interesting components. By interviewing celebrities and other influential people from the South we not only get a glimpse into their lives as Southerners but into the culture of the South and how we can celebrate our roots while moving ourselves forward.

As a huge Star Trek fan, I particularly enjoyed the interview just posted with Sonequa Martin-Green, the lead of Star Trek Discovery and hearing about the interplay of Southern upbrigning, issues of race, and science fiction as a genre.

I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Ben Flanagan, Aspect Radio ,

A Must for Southerners

Each interview takes a thoughtful look at the guest while deconstructing the South and their role in it moving forward. John clearly cares deeply about the region, highlighting its virtues while having frank conversations on the ways it can and should improve. This is essential listening for those from the South and those interested in learning more what makes it tick from some of its most accomplished natives.

DSimp ,

Great show, adding it to my weekly rotation

Loving the new podcast. The Roy Wood Jr interview is great! As an Alabamian currently living outside the state, I’m glad to find a podcast where I can catch up on who is doing cool projects and is shaping the South. Looking forward to checking out the next episode and to seeing where Hammontree takes the pod.

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