9 episodes

Most folks have a small town somewhere in their past.
And for many of us: it’s complicated.
“Where Y’all From” explores the often fraught relationship between where we’re from and who we are. With southeastern Kentucky roots, brother-sister cohosts Chris Smallwood and Erin Wathen interview guests and share small town stories, thoughts on place and identity, and funky Americana that makes our small towns feel like home.
There is always food. There is usually music. There is often bourbon. Come on over.

*Music by Houseplant - follow them on YouTube or Instagram! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whereyallfrom/support

Where Y'all From‪?‬ Chris Smallwood and Erin Wathen

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.8 • 9 Ratings

Most folks have a small town somewhere in their past.
And for many of us: it’s complicated.
“Where Y’all From” explores the often fraught relationship between where we’re from and who we are. With southeastern Kentucky roots, brother-sister cohosts Chris Smallwood and Erin Wathen interview guests and share small town stories, thoughts on place and identity, and funky Americana that makes our small towns feel like home.
There is always food. There is usually music. There is often bourbon. Come on over.

*Music by Houseplant - follow them on YouTube or Instagram! Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whereyallfrom/support

    The Mythology of Home (with Owen Chandler)

    The Mythology of Home (with Owen Chandler)

    Rev. Owen Chandler talks about deployment, his new book, and the mythology of home.

    Order your copy of "A Bridge in Babylon" on Chalice Press or Amazon!


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    • 35 min
    Runnin' the Roads (with Shawna Huff)

    Runnin' the Roads (with Shawna Huff)

    Chris and Erin talk to Shawna Huff about teaching - and beating cancer - during a pandemic. There is also some talk of the "other" London chili dog.


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    • 27 min
    Vodka Pie Crust and How to Treat People (with Shawn McGuffey)

    Vodka Pie Crust and How to Treat People (with Shawn McGuffey)

    C. Shawn McGuffey, Ph.D., is Director of African & African Diaspora Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston College. In this episode, we discuss how being from Kentucky influences him as an educator and activist; and how black and queer identity inform the meaning of "home." There is also vodka pie crust.


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    • 34 min
    Murder Ballads and Memphis BBQ (with Tyler Fritts)

    Murder Ballads and Memphis BBQ (with Tyler Fritts)

    Erin and Chris speak with Dr. Tyler Fritts, a musicologist who grew up in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Dr. Fritts talks about studying at Berea College, his field recording of Appalachian melodies, and how music and food are the best ways to get to know someone.

    Here’s a link to the NPR story mentioned in this episode:

    https://www.npr.org/2021/01/05/953653411/katherine-jackson-frenchs-ballad-collection-published-110-years-later


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    • 29 min
    The Perini Ranch Steakhouse and Beer Club (with Joel and Christy Overall)

    The Perini Ranch Steakhouse and Beer Club (with Joel and Christy Overall)

    Erin and Chris talk with Joel and Christy Overall about growing up and going to college in Abilene, Texas. 


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    • 34 min
    Tired, Tipsy, or Talking to Family (with Hollie Larkey Ancharoff)

    Tired, Tipsy, or Talking to Family (with Hollie Larkey Ancharoff)

    A Kentucky native and California resident, our guest Hollie Larkey Ancharoff embodies the essence of bicoastal living...from the Pacific Ocean to Laurel Lake.


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

B Trogden ,

Y’all sit a spell

Love this podcast. As one who has not truly been “home” since the age of 18, it is poignant, funny, and nostalgia-inducing. If you want to reflect on your own roots & wings, sit a spell and give it a listen.

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