20 episodes

The South … What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

SouthBound Tommy Tomlinson

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 282 Ratings

The South … What is it? Movies, books, songs, myths and legends have tried to explain this part of the United States. SouthBound, a new podcast series from WFAE, talks to people who were born and raised in the South. Hosted by journalist Tommy Tomlinson, SouthBound features conversations with notable Southerners from all walks of life – from artists and athletes to preachers and politicians.Who would you like to hear on the SouthBound podcast? Click here or use the form below to submit your favorite Southerner and the question you would love for them to answer. Who knows... you might just hear them on a future episode.

    Kiese Laymon and Deesha Philyaw ponder how to tell true stories and live with success

    Kiese Laymon and Deesha Philyaw ponder how to tell true stories and live with success

    This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Deesha Philyaw, author of “The Secret Lives of Church Ladies,” and Kiese Laymon, author of books including “Heavy” and “Long Division.” They’re teaming up for a new podcast on nonfiction writing, and they have lots of thoughts about it.

    • 38 min
    Kristy Woodson Harvey discusses her new book, literary friends, and getting the details right

    Kristy Woodson Harvey discusses her new book, literary friends, and getting the details right

    This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to North Carolina author Kristy Woodson Harvey, whose 11th novel, “A Happier Life,” comes out next week. They talk about her new book, how she stays inspired, and how her career started with a squash that looked like Elvis.

    • 39 min
    James Lee Burke, at 87, is still writing mysteries and reaching for infinity

    James Lee Burke, at 87, is still writing mysteries and reaching for infinity

    This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson interviews a legend: the mystery writer James Lee Burke, who has written 46 books and is still going strong at age 87. He’s got a new novel out in his Dave Robicheaux series, and he talks to Tommy about that — and a lot more.

    • 29 min
    SouthBound replay: Stephanie Stuckey revives her family's famous brand

    SouthBound replay: Stephanie Stuckey revives her family's famous brand

    This week on SouthBound, we’re re-airing host Tommy Tomlinson's 2022 interview with Stephanie Stuckey. Her family founded Stuckey’s, the iconic roadside stands of the South. And after a long fallow period, she bought the company and is resurrecting the brand.

    • 31 min
    Mike Collins interviews Tommy Tomlinson about his new book, 'Dogland'

    Mike Collins interviews Tommy Tomlinson about his new book, 'Dogland'

    This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson sits in the guest's chair. Mike Collins, the host of “Charlotte Talks,” interviews Tommy about his new book, “Dogland.” It’s about the Westminster Dog Show and the bond between dogs and their people.

    • 52 min
    Pete Candler delves into the untold history of the South, and of his own family

    Pete Candler delves into the untold history of the South, and of his own family

    This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Pete Candler. He comes from a storied Southern family—one of his ancestors founded Coca-Cola—but Pete has written a new book about the secrets in his family’s history, and in the South’s history as well.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
282 Ratings

282 Ratings

john McC- ,

Great, Fascinating Podcast

As a native Southerner with roots in the Carolinas, Love this podcast! But you don’t have to be a southerner to enjoy it. Tommy is a considerate host, well prepared for every interview, respectful to his guests, and importantly, a host who listens to guests. So happy to have discovered in the last year. My wife & I just listened to the replay of the Stephanie Stuckey interview- terrific!!

Neel Stallings ,

Excellent podcasts!

I love listening to Tommy’s interviews. They are always well-prepared, insightful and thorough. I often listen to them when I am working out, and the time flies by. I am also a child of the South and learn so much about my native land through his interviews. Thank you, Tommy. Keep up the great work.

Tim (Watkinsville) ,

I have yet to hear an episode that didn’t fascinate me

Of all the podcasts I subscribe to this is by far and away my favorite. Just excellent interviews presented in a top quality format.

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