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Stories of Mountain Folk explore the nature and significance of oral history and storytelling to advance the understanding of the cultures of Western North Carolina. Featuring interviews, memories, discussions and stories from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Interviewers actually go into the homes of the people to assure them a “safe” place to tell their stories. With a goal to save the heritage of the area and preserve its “sense of place,” Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a nonprofit organization, is now in its eighth year of producing the contents of this podcast. Awarded the Mountain Heritage Award (2013) through Western Carolina University, the program has now produced the largest oral history collection in Western North Carolina.

Stories of Mountain Folk Amy Ammons Garza

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    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

Stories of Mountain Folk explore the nature and significance of oral history and storytelling to advance the understanding of the cultures of Western North Carolina. Featuring interviews, memories, discussions and stories from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in the Great Smoky Mountains, the Interviewers actually go into the homes of the people to assure them a “safe” place to tell their stories. With a goal to save the heritage of the area and preserve its “sense of place,” Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, a nonprofit organization, is now in its eighth year of producing the contents of this podcast. Awarded the Mountain Heritage Award (2013) through Western Carolina University, the program has now produced the largest oral history collection in Western North Carolina.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

kcrawfordsmith ,

This is beautiful

This is beautiful. Listening to Cannie Ammons story has truly touched my heart and soul and inspired me so much. I’ve been spreading the word about this podcast because it is so crucial for our generation to hear these stories. Sadly there’s a disconnect from where we’ve come from and we need to carry on their stories in our hearts as they can help shape us in our own lives today. This is what our generation needs to hear. Thank you so much.

Ashley from Maine ,

Thank you!!

I’ve been looking for a podcast for a long time. I couldn’t put my finger on what I was looking for but THIS is it. Hearing folks just talk and tell stories about their life is so peaceful and wonderful. It reminds me of my grandmother telling stories, which she didn’t tell many and in my youthful ignorance I regrettably didn’t ask enough or listen well enough. In a small way this podcast makes that right. I just feel at home when I listen. I’m not from Appalachia but I love hearing stories from that wonderful part of our great country which I have visited frequently. Many of the values are the same as my Grandma and Grandpa from Iowa. Thank you so much for doing the work to put this out there.

History liker ,

Excellent podcast

Thank you for making such a good podcast. It’s really something to be proud of. I enjoy every episode.

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