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Southerners don’t all look the same, talk the same, eat the same, think the same. This is a podcast for all of us. Hosted by Chris Thomas, Southerner features candid conversations with interesting Southerners.

Southerner: Conversations with Interesting Southerners MADE SOUTH

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9, 77 Ratings

Southerners don’t all look the same, talk the same, eat the same, think the same. This is a podcast for all of us. Hosted by Chris Thomas, Southerner features candid conversations with interesting Southerners.

    Sean Dietrich

    Sean Dietrich

    This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Sean Dietrich, also known as Sean of the South. Sean is an author, humorist, musician and storyteller. They talk about Sean's new book, May The Circle Be Unbroken, the purpose of pain and suffering in the human experience, The Andy Griffith Show, and so much more.
    Southerner is presented by:
    Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Available in fine grocery stores or online at MountainValleySpring.com.
    Duke's Mayonnaise: The best mayonnaise in the world. Visit DukesMayo.com for recipes and a store locator.
    The Kentucky Experience: Join Chris on a bourbon and food adventure May 28-31 in Lexington, Kentucky. Check out all the details at KyExperience.com.
    Eli Mason: Make delicious Old Fashioneds at home with Eli Mason's all-natural cocktail mixer. Check it out at EliMason.com.
    Good Southerner: Stick on some South with Good Southerner stickers. GoodSoutherner.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ketch Secor

    Ketch Secor

    This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Ketch Secor. Ketch is the front man of Old Crow Medicine Show. They talk about finishing two Bob Dylan songs, joining the Grand Ole Opry, starting a school, and so much more. Learn more about the school he help found at esnashville.org.
    Southerner is presented by:
    Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Beautiful green bottles. Still, sparkling, blackberry pomegranate, white peach or lime. Available in fine grocery stores or online at MountainValleySpring.com. Follow them on Instagram @MountainValleyWater.
    Duke's Mayo: The best mayonnaise in the world. Visit DukesMayo.com for recipes, store locator, and shop!
    Southern Whiskey Society: Check out the Winter edition of Southern Whiskey Society on February 29, 2020. Get tickets at southernwhiskeysociety.com
    Good Southerner: High quality vinyl stickers with classic southern phrases. Check them out at goodsoutherner.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Edward Lee

    Edward Lee

    This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Chef Edward Lee. Chef Lee is one of the country's premier chefs. They talk about Johnny Cash, the superiority of Kentucky bourbon, bland food, and so much more. Find out more about Chef Lee at chefedwardlee.com.
    Southerner is presented by:
    Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Beautiful green bottles. Still, sparkling, blackberry pomegranate, white peach or lime. Available in fine grocery stores or online at MountainValleySpring.com. Follow them on Instagram @MountainValleyWater.
    Duke's Mayo: The best mayonnaise in the world. Visit DukesMayo.com for recipes, store locator, and shop!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Allan Benton

    Allan Benton

    This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Allan Benton. Allan is the legendary purveyor of Benton's Smokey Mountain Country Hams. They talk about being a being a foodie, making hams, what kept him up at night, and so much more.
    Southerner is presented by:
    Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Beautiful green bottles. Still, sparkling, blackberry pomegranate, white peach or lime. Available in fine grocery stores or online at MountainValleySpring.com. Follow them on Instagram @MountainValleyWater.
    Duke's Mayo: The best mayonnaise in the world. Visit DukesMayo.com for recipes, store locator, and shop!
    5th annual MADE SOUTH Holiday Market: November 15-16, 2019 in Franklin, TN. With more than 100 makers from all over the South, it truly is one of the greatest celebrations of makers, food, music, and drink all in one place.  

    • 57 min
    Trey Cioccia

    Trey Cioccia

    This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Trey Cioccia. Trey is Executive Chef of Farmhouse and Black Rabbit in Nashville, TN. They talk about running restaurants in Downtown Nashville, history of the Nashville food scene, Rabbit Rolls, and so much more. Learn more about the Nov. 2 event Nashville Gathers here.
    Southerner is presented by:
    Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Beautiful green bottles. Still, sparkling, blackberry pomegranate, white peach or lime. Available in fine grocery stores or online at MountainValleySpring.com. Follow them on Instagram @MountainValleyWater.
    Duke's Mayo: The best mayonnaise in the world. Visit DukesMayo.com for recipes, store locator, and shop!
    5th annual MADE SOUTH Holiday Market: November 15-16, 2019 in Franklin, TN. With more than 100 makers from all over the South, it truly is one of the greatest celebrations of makers, food, music, and drink all in one place.  

    • 53 min
    Jean-Paul Bourgeois

    Jean-Paul Bourgeois

    This week on Southerner, Chris sits down with Jean-Paul Bourgeois. Jean-Paul is a chef and southerner currently living outside of the South. They talk about being a southerner in New York, crawfish season, eating like a southerner, and so much more. Learn more about Jean-Paul at www.jeanpaulbourgeois.com.
    Southerner is presented by:
    Mountain Valley Spring Water: Delicious spring water straight from the source in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas. Beautiful green bottles. Still, sparkling, blackberry pomegranate, white peach or lime. Available in fine grocery stores or online at MountainValleySpring.com. Follow them on Instagram @MountainValleyWater.
    Duke's Mayo: The best mayonnaise in the world. Visit DukesMayo.com for recipes, store locator, and shop!
    5th annual MADE SOUTH Holiday Market: November 15-16, 2019 in Franklin, TN. With more than 100 makers from all over the South, it truly is one of the greatest celebrations of makers, food, music, and drink all in one place.  

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

BravesJeff ,

A must listen podcast.

I found Chris & Southerner through the other podcasts in the Made South network, PodCask & Potluck. I’ve been binge listening all three for the last few weeks. Southerner is a fantastic series that dives into the complex culture of the South through chefs, musicians, authors, actors, artists and many more. Whether you’re from the beloved South, or just Southern-curious, this pod tells a marvelous story.

Stlrww ,

New Favorite

Found this after Chris invited us to a Kentucky Bourbon Experience. This is extremely well done and interesting. He picks the right people to span Southern Culture

Lisa@1969 ,

❤️How does your Mama smell?💔

My Mama is gone and I am bawlin right now. I dream of her smell. Great interview!

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