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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.

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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

138 Ratings
Average Ratings
125
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 Jan 24, 2020

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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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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Rank #7: 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 #8: In The Face Of Adversity, 6 Stories Of Resilience In Appalachia

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Across Appalachia, there are remarkable stories of resilience in the face of adversity. This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll meet several people who are recovering from drug addiction, and are finding a new path forward by learning to build stringed instruments. And we’ll learn about a rare plant that rebounded after being put on the endangered species list. And why this particular plant, called the buffalo running clover, has a secret weapon; when it’s beaten down, it bounces back even stronger.

Sep 27 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Thousands Of Children Are Born Exposed To Opioids: These Are Some Of The People Working To Help Them

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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re dedicating our episode to all the children who are affected by substance abuse before they're even born. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is a topic that is heartbreaking, but critically important for us to spend some time understanding. The stigma that follows mothers, and their unborn babies, is keeping them from getting the prenatal care, and help for recovery, that women across our region desperately need.

Sep 20 2019

51mins

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