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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

iTunes Ratings

139 Ratings
Average Ratings
126
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2
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2

Good info well delivered

By Nora Boston - Jan 09 2020
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This is a terrific addition to my pretty full podcast diet. Good variety of stories. Well done. Oh, and I love the intro music and the host’a voice!

Brilliant

By Jenny Helen - Sep 09 2017
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Love this podcast! Well done!

iTunes Ratings

139 Ratings
Average Ratings
126
7
2
2
2

Good info well delivered

By Nora Boston - Jan 09 2020
Read more
This is a terrific addition to my pretty full podcast diet. Good variety of stories. Well done. Oh, and I love the intro music and the host’a voice!

Brilliant

By Jenny Helen - Sep 09 2017
Read more
Love this podcast! Well done!
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Inside Appalachia

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. Host Jessica Lilly leads us on an audio tour of our rich history, our food, our music and our culture. Watch Inside Appalachia videos Follow the Inside Appalachia podcast on Soundcloud here . Subscribe to the Inside Appalachia podcast here or click the red button below. Inside Appalachia is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with help from public radio stations in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Rank #1: Hound Dog Hookers, Appalachia’s Energy Drink & More, Inside Appalachia

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In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll take a trip across our region and meet people in Tennessee, to Kentucky, and Ohio. Each of the stories featured highlight an element of life here in Appalachia that is often overlooked.

Dec 13 2019

55mins

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Rank #2: Ghosts, Monsters And Things That Go Bump In The Night -- Inside Appalachia

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For a few years now, an Inside Appalachia tradition is to ask listeners for a favorite ghost tale or legend. We have a lot of great storytellers here in Appalachia, and we love to celebrate that. The legends and stories in this episode aren’t fact-checked or verified. And they aren’t meant to be taken too seriously. But they do speak to something traditional for us.

Oct 25 2019

57mins

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Rank #3: Passing Down Holiday Traditions, Inside Appalachia

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In this episode of Inside Appalachia we’ll hear stories about holiday traditions that have been passed down through several generations. We’ll travel to a toy maker’s workshop where toys are handmade⁠ — similar to what your grandparents might remember from Christmases past. We’ll also explore the grief that sometimes comes with the holidays, as family members who created traditions are no longer with us, and look at Christmas tree farms in Appalachia trying to help preserve family traditions.

Dec 20 2019

53mins

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Rank #4: Promoting Tourism And Reclaiming The Hillbilly Narrative, Inside Appalachia

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By branding southern West Virginia “Hatfield & McCoy” country, are we re-affirming negative stereotypes in Appalachia? In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll look at how some communities in southern West Virginia are hoping to jumpstart their local economies through tourism. In particular, we’ll explore a type of tourism that caters to ATV riders along the Hatfield and McCoy trail system. But what do we gain, and what do we lose, when we market ourselves to visitors? Are people able to remain true to their real identity, and claim ownership of their own narrative? We'll discuss that and more in this week's episode.

Nov 01 2019

53mins

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Rank #5: Holiday Food And Music Traditions, Inside Appalachia

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At Inside Appalachia, we can’t get enough of the holidays and the traditions that come out of these mountains. So for this week’s episode, we are taking another listen to a show that originally aired last December.

Dec 27 2019

53mins

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Rank #6: Reimagining A New Economic Future For Appalachia

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Our region has faced major economic changes and challenges in the past decade. But if you know our region’s history, this story of boom and bust, renewal and recession, is an all too familiar story. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll explore how these economic changes affect people, our friends, our neighbors, and how entire communities can be uprooted by the closing of a local factory, or coal-mine layoffs.

Nov 29 2019

49mins

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Rank #7: Working The Rivers: Their Importance, Inside Appalachia

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It may be winter, but work on the waterways around Appalachia never stops. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we are listening back to an episode that originally aired over the summer about people who work on the rivers. Our rivers are a vital part of our identity as Appalachians. We depend on them for survival, recreation and transportation. And we depend on rivers for economic reasons, too.

Jan 03 2020

53mins

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Rank #8: Rivers And Lakes See Heavy Recreational Use, Inside Appalachia

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For many people in Appalachia, the lakes, rivers and creeks are the first places we swam, played in the water or caught crawdads. For many adults, our waterways are some of the best places to get outdoors and cool off in the summer. We have whitewater rafting, swimming, boating and even scuba diving to choose from (yes, scuba diving, you read that right.) It may be December, but we wanted to take another listen to this episode to imagine the fun we will have this summer. And as a reminder that the rivers and waters of Appalachia are an important, vital resource all year long.

Dec 06 2019

53mins

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Rank #9: Meet 5 People Who Complicate The Narrative About What It Means To Be Appalachian

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Think back to the last time you saw an Appalachian portrayed on TV, in the national media, in a book or a cartoon. Often, when people talk about Appalachians, they portray us as white, or poor, or ignorant -- or all three. But when you dig beneath the surface, and challenge the stereotypes that are often used to misrepresent people who live in our region, the story becomes much more honest, and interesting.

Oct 11 2019

48mins

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Love For Mountains And Each Other, Inside Appalachia

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This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is all about love. Not the florist and jewelry store version of love, but love for something deeper: love for home, family, for the mountains. We also have a variety of personal love letters from listeners, and we'll talk a little bit about being in love, too.

Feb 14 2020

57mins

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Looking At National Stories Through An Appalachian Lens

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On this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear several stories about people who are working to help address problems within their own communities.

Feb 07 2020

55mins

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7 Important Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

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Stories about Appalachia tend to fall into two camps-- quaint stories about cultural oddities, or reports about grim health and economic statics that our region struggles with. And while those stories have merit, they aren’t the only stories that matter.

Jan 31 2020

48mins

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Understanding What Mountains Mean, Inside Appalachia

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“Montani Semper Liberi ⁠— Mountaineers Are Always Free” is West Virginia’s state motto, but it is more than that. It is a belief system that is not just true about the Mountain State. It rings true throughout Appalachia and even mountains on other continents.

Jan 24 2020

55mins

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Stories Of Resilience, Self-Reliance And Survival In Appalachia

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Here in central Appalachia, we have plenty of high-tech skills, and many of us can connect to orbiting satellites, and therefore people and ideas on the other side of the globe, in milliseconds. But there are also a lot of isolated pockets throughout Appalachia where a smart phone is rendered pretty dumb.

Jan 17 2020

54mins

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Politics Is A Difficult Topic, But Necessary — Inside Appalachia

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In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re doing something a bit different. We’re taking a temperature check on how people are feeling about politics as we head into what is sure to be a critical election year. While most people have the presidential race on their minds, there are many local races here that will have lasting impacts as well.

Jan 10 2020

53mins

Play

Working The Rivers: Their Importance, Inside Appalachia

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It may be winter, but work on the waterways around Appalachia never stops. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we are listening back to an episode that originally aired over the summer about people who work on the rivers. Our rivers are a vital part of our identity as Appalachians. We depend on them for survival, recreation and transportation. And we depend on rivers for economic reasons, too.

Jan 03 2020

53mins

Play

Holiday Food And Music Traditions, Inside Appalachia

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Read more
At Inside Appalachia, we can’t get enough of the holidays and the traditions that come out of these mountains. So for this week’s episode, we are taking another listen to a show that originally aired last December.

Dec 27 2019

53mins

Play

Passing Down Holiday Traditions, Inside Appalachia

Podcast cover
Read more
In this episode of Inside Appalachia we’ll hear stories about holiday traditions that have been passed down through several generations. We’ll travel to a toy maker’s workshop where toys are handmade⁠ — similar to what your grandparents might remember from Christmases past. We’ll also explore the grief that sometimes comes with the holidays, as family members who created traditions are no longer with us, and look at Christmas tree farms in Appalachia trying to help preserve family traditions.

Dec 20 2019

53mins

Play

Hound Dog Hookers, Appalachia’s Energy Drink & More, Inside Appalachia

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Read more
In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll take a trip across our region and meet people in Tennessee, to Kentucky, and Ohio. Each of the stories featured highlight an element of life here in Appalachia that is often overlooked.

Dec 13 2019

55mins

Play

Rivers And Lakes See Heavy Recreational Use, Inside Appalachia

Podcast cover
Read more
For many people in Appalachia, the lakes, rivers and creeks are the first places we swam, played in the water or caught crawdads. For many adults, our waterways are some of the best places to get outdoors and cool off in the summer. We have whitewater rafting, swimming, boating and even scuba diving to choose from (yes, scuba diving, you read that right.) It may be December, but we wanted to take another listen to this episode to imagine the fun we will have this summer. And as a reminder that the rivers and waters of Appalachia are an important, vital resource all year long.

Dec 06 2019

53mins

Play

Reimagining A New Economic Future For Appalachia

Podcast cover
Read more
Our region has faced major economic changes and challenges in the past decade. But if you know our region’s history, this story of boom and bust, renewal and recession, is an all too familiar story. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll explore how these economic changes affect people, our friends, our neighbors, and how entire communities can be uprooted by the closing of a local factory, or coal-mine layoffs.

Nov 29 2019

49mins

Play

Connecting, And Reconnecting With Loved Ones -- Inside Appalachia

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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll meet several people who are making connections with each other, themselves, or a spiritual community.

Nov 22 2019

54mins

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Rediscovering The Power Of Learning Outside, Inside Appalachia

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Increasingly, teachers are finding that spending time in nature with their students is essential to learning. In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear from educators who are knocking down classroom walls so that kids can get some fresh air and exercise, and improve test scores in the process.

Nov 15 2019

53mins

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Working Moms Struggle To Make Breastfeeding Work, Inside Appalachia

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Doctors point to overwhelming evidence that breast milk is superior to formula. But breastfeeding rates in the United States continue to be low. Reasons for that may be lack of paid maternity leave in the U.S., challenges breastfeeding at work, the role of WIC in subsidizing formula and the fact that for many women, breastfeeding, although natural, is a learned skill and there aren't enough people teaching techniques. We’re taking another listen to an episode this week that we aired earlier this year about this important topic. More than a dozen women share their stories about motherhood, breastfeeding, and society’s demands.

Nov 08 2019

58mins

Play

Promoting Tourism And Reclaiming The Hillbilly Narrative, Inside Appalachia

Podcast cover
Read more
By branding southern West Virginia “Hatfield & McCoy” country, are we re-affirming negative stereotypes in Appalachia? In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll look at how some communities in southern West Virginia are hoping to jumpstart their local economies through tourism. In particular, we’ll explore a type of tourism that caters to ATV riders along the Hatfield and McCoy trail system. But what do we gain, and what do we lose, when we market ourselves to visitors? Are people able to remain true to their real identity, and claim ownership of their own narrative? We'll discuss that and more in this week's episode.

Nov 01 2019

53mins

Play

Ghosts, Monsters And Things That Go Bump In The Night -- Inside Appalachia

Podcast cover
Read more
For a few years now, an Inside Appalachia tradition is to ask listeners for a favorite ghost tale or legend. We have a lot of great storytellers here in Appalachia, and we love to celebrate that. The legends and stories in this episode aren’t fact-checked or verified. And they aren’t meant to be taken too seriously. But they do speak to something traditional for us.

Oct 25 2019

57mins

Play

How Scientists, Faith Leaders, And Foster Parents Are Fighting Adversity Inside Appalachia

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Adversity isn’t new to Appalachia. We’ve faced boom and bust cycles for over a century. This episode of Inside Appalachia looks at some of those struggles and various efforts to curtail them. We’ll hear stories about West Virginia’s overwhelmed foster care system, to questions about what is killing off apple trees. And we’ll explore the research behind job creation programs ⁠— many of which are supported by federal grants. Do they bring long-term economic impact to Appalachia?

Oct 18 2019

53mins

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Meet 5 People Who Complicate The Narrative About What It Means To Be Appalachian

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Read more
Think back to the last time you saw an Appalachian portrayed on TV, in the national media, in a book or a cartoon. Often, when people talk about Appalachians, they portray us as white, or poor, or ignorant -- or all three. But when you dig beneath the surface, and challenge the stereotypes that are often used to misrepresent people who live in our region, the story becomes much more honest, and interesting.

Oct 11 2019

48mins

Play

When Traditional Food Becomes Trendy, Inside Appalachia

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What foods did your parents and grandparents cook when you were growing up? What memories of food do you hold onto after all these years? This week on Inside Appalachia, we'll talk about food from our region. We'll explore what happens when fancy chefs start cooking up our traditional fare, and we discuss how what we consider to be staples are called "trash food" by others.

Oct 04 2019

52mins

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iTunes Ratings

139 Ratings
Average Ratings
126
7
2
2
2

Good info well delivered

By Nora Boston - Jan 09 2020
Read more
This is a terrific addition to my pretty full podcast diet. Good variety of stories. Well done. Oh, and I love the intro music and the host’a voice!

Brilliant

By Jenny Helen - Sep 09 2017
Read more
Love this podcast! Well done!