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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 View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher , Spotify , or SoundCloud. 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 View stories from the Folkways Reporting Project Inside Appalachia Podcast - Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher , Spotify , or SoundCloud. 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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My Home; My Heart

By TBlankenboat - Feb 21 2020
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Growing up in West Virginia, I took my home for granted. I couldn’t wait to move away— and I did as soon as I could. Fate and circumstance brought me back to my mountain mama, and since, I’ve loved, lived, and thrived in the heart of Appalachia. I’m warmed by the stories Inside Appalachia shares. Always wild, always wonderful, and always free— thanks Inside Appalachia for sharing a piece of my heart with the world.

Brilliant

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

iTunes Ratings

151 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
11
2
3
2

My Home; My Heart

By TBlankenboat - Feb 21 2020
Read more
Growing up in West Virginia, I took my home for granted. I couldn’t wait to move away— and I did as soon as I could. Fate and circumstance brought me back to my mountain mama, and since, I’ve loved, lived, and thrived in the heart of Appalachia. I’m warmed by the stories Inside Appalachia shares. Always wild, always wonderful, and always free— thanks Inside Appalachia for sharing a piece of my heart with the world.

Brilliant

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

Latest release on Sep 18, 2020

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Rank #1: ‘Country Roads’ Take Me Inside Appalachia

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This episode of Inside Appalachia is about returning home. For some people, timing and circumstance force you back. It is only then that you realize how much you missed home. Others spend decades longing to return. There are many songs about that longing. One of the most famous is “Take Me Home, County Roads,” a song that has come to represent the feeling of homesickness that many Appalachians know so well.

Sep 18 2020

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Rank #2: 7 Stories About Appalachians Who Find Solutions And Rekindle Traditions

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National stories about Appalachia sometimes overlook the people who are working on the ground to solve problems in their communities. This episode of Inside Appalachia highlights the work of several people who are thinking outside the box to find solutions.

Sep 10 2020

56mins

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Rank #3: When Strangers With Cameras Travel Inside Appalachia

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What happens when strangers with cameras come to Appalachia? It’s a complicated topic that many Appalachians have strong feelings about. We’re taking another listen to an episode we aired in 2015 , but it seems like this issue never goes away. Who gets to tell our story? What is the right way to photograph a community?

Sep 04 2020

53mins

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Rank #4: Finding Economic Resilience In Appalachian And Western Coal Communities

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In this episode of Inside Appalachia , we are listening back to a show that originally aired in 2018. It’s about poverty. Appalachia is not the only place in America where some people live in extreme poverty. But several communities here are among the poorest. Poverty is an issue that we’re sure to hear even more about in the coming months, perhaps years, as our country grapples with the effects of the recession we’re currently facing as a result of COVID-19.

Aug 28 2020

53mins

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Rank #5: How Appalachians Are Finding Strength, Peace, And Sobriety During A Pandemic (Hint: Community)

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Human beings are social creatures, but the pandemic is making it difficult to interact with one another. It is also bringing to light just how important human connection is in our lives.

Aug 21 2020

53mins

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Rank #6: Forest Farming, Falcons and Frozen Fungus Ice Cream? We Got It All Inside Appalachia

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The natural world can be a source of food and medicine along with a place to escape and unwind. There are people who know plants like they’re old friends, complete with stories and histories. These experts can also help guide us to recognize how plants can even help us in times of need. We’ll hear stories about tapping into the natural world, from a recipe that uses chanterelle mushrooms to make ice cream, to the sport of falconry (the oldest form of hunting), to a new initiative that teaches people how to raise native plants- like ginseng, cohosh and wild ramps on their own forested land as a source of income and as a way to preserve the forests.

Aug 14 2020

53mins

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Rank #7: Flying High In, From, And Around Appalachia

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Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch to fly, these are not ideal circumstances. But being grounded does give us time to reflect and dream about flights in our future and those in our past. In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we are looking at the history of flight in West Virginia and some of the unique stories that comprise the Mountain State’s history of aviation.

Aug 07 2020

56mins

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Rank #8: Dollywood, Hotrods And Moonshine Getaway Cars Inside Appalachia

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One could spend a lifetime learning about Appalachia, and just scratch the surface. On this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’re listening back to a show we originally aired earlier this year, before the pandemic changed so much of our lives.

Jul 31 2020

54mins

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Rank #9: Addressing Racism And Passing On Traditions Inside Appalachia

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Across the globe, many people are wondering how to change society to deal with structural racism. It might all depend on our youth. Today’s episode of Inside Appalachia features people inspiring the next generation to change the world around them.

Jul 24 2020

56mins

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Rank #10: 7 Stories About Appalachia You Probably Won't See In Mainstream Media

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For this episode of Inside Appalachia , we’re taking another listen to an episode we originally aired in January of this year, featuring stories about the ongoing struggle to rebuild from the 2016 West Virginia flood and the work yet to be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. You’ll also hear how a video game is helping players from all over the world make a connection to the Mountain State, and a discussion about our diversity of dialects throughout Appalachian culture. And we learn about a truly unique community in West Virginia and its landmark restaurant: The Hütte. The town was originally founded by Swiss settlers in the mid-1800s. They felt the steep mountains, thick forests and winding river resembled their homeland. The Hütte is the center of the town, both literally and metaphorically.

Jul 17 2020

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