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.

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    • Government
    • 4.7 • 207 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.

    SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

    SouthBound: Kyle Petty On Racing, Music, Family, Life, Death And Fatherhood

    SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Kyle Petty, of NASCAR's legendary racing family, about his career, his adventures, and the lingering feelings from the death of his son Adam 21 years ago.

    • 40 min
    SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Change, And A Whale Named Ruffian

    SouthBound: Whale-Watcher Clay George On Saving Endangered Species, Battling Climate Change, And A Whale Named Ruffian

    Today's guest on SouthBound is Georgia wildlife biologist Clay George, part of a team that has helped bring the North Atlantic right whale back from the brink of extinction.

    • 36 min
    SouthBound: Cate Doty On What She Learned From Writing About Weddings -- And From Falling In Love

    SouthBound: Cate Doty On What She Learned From Writing About Weddings -- And From Falling In Love

    Hey y’all, this is Tommy Tomlinson. This week on SouthBound, we talk to Cate Doty, a UNC graduate who has a new book called “Mergers and Acquisitions” about her years writing about weddings for The New York Times – while she was falling in love herself.

    • 41 min
    Historian Hilary Green On Unearthing The Stories Of The Enslaved People Who Built A University

    Historian Hilary Green On Unearthing The Stories Of The Enslaved People Who Built A University

    This week on SouthBound, Tommy Tomlinson talks to Hilary Green, a historian who uncovered the history of how enslaved people built the University of Alabama — and what hiding history means to those of us in the present.

    • 34 min
    SouthBound: Monique Truong On Life As A Refugee, The Taste Of Words, And The Best Barbecue Joint In The World

    SouthBound: Monique Truong On Life As A Refugee, The Taste Of Words, And The Best Barbecue Joint In The World

    SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Monique Truong, author of three novels, who came to North Carolina as a Vietnamese refugee when she was a child.

    • 31 min
    SouthBound: Anna Sale Talks About Hard Things, Including (Of Course) Death, Sex And Money

    SouthBound: Anna Sale Talks About Hard Things, Including (Of Course) Death, Sex And Money

    SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Anna Sale, host of the podcast "Death, Sex & Money." Sale has written a new book called "Let's Talk About Hard Things."

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

wdd ,

What is The South?

Host Tommy Tomlinson finds way to ask great questions of his guests. I learn something new about life in The South from every episode. The variety of guests - and the range of topics discussed - keeps me coming back! Great podcast.

BB in the Ville ,

Great podcast

Southbound offers a variety of topics and guests to keep the cast fresh and informative. Singers, writers, food, and a little history now and then make this podcast one of my favorites. It’s all here about the south: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Do yourself a favor and subscribe. Keep up the good work Tommy!

Synoptic Stitch ,

Excellent program

Host Tommy Tomlinson has that perfect blend of being informed, objective and affable, and he brings on a range of fascinating guests for thoughtful conversations. Thanks to WFAE for this excellent podcast.

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