Episodes

Pruett Can Do It! We're so excited for you to learn more about our new co-host, Callie Pruett!  Callie is a queer disabled political pro from Western North Carolina and you'll have to listen to the episode to learn more...

Code-switching, Identity, and New Media in Appalachia

John is on leave again this week, so we're sharing the audio from the panel Chuck was on at the Appalachian Studies Association Conference earlier this month that focused on New Media in Appalachia and how we're highlighting and amplifying Appalachian voices.  The...

Building power in the margins in Appalachia

Chuck is joined by Peshka Calloway - West Virginian, Affrilachian, US Army Veteran, Artist, Storyteller, and Co-Director of Holler Health Justice, BIPOC- and queer-led racial, economic, and reproductive justice nonprofit and abortion fund in West Virginia.  We...

Appalachian Eco-Anxiety with The Garbage Queen

Today we talk with Alaina Wood about eco-anxiety, sustainability, and more. Alaina is a sustainability scientist and climate communicator from Johnson City, TN who has garnered a TikTok following of over ¼ million helping people through their eco-anxiety and...

Charles Booker wants a New Deal for Kentucky

We loved having Charles Booker BACK on the show! Charles Booker is running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Rand Paul. We talked to him about his campaign, how he's building bridges from the hood to the holler, and more. You can learn more about...

Black Life in Appalachian Coal Towns

We were excited to be joined by Dr. William (Bill) Turner, where we talked about his new book, and the expansive history of Black people in Appalachia. From his website: "Dr. Turner has spent his professional career studying and working on behalf of marginalized...

Is TikTok Censoring Appalachian Progressives?

We're joined by John Russell of the Holler Ohio Valley to talk TikTok censorship and a story he recently pitched to the Hill. You can follow John on TikTok and subscribe to his newsletter, "The Holler." Want other content about Ohio from us? Check out our interview...

Why move to Appalachia?

This week, we discuss what compels non-native people to move to Appalachia. Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts or Spotify SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SHOW Chuck Corra: Ladies, gentlemen, gender non-binary folks in Appalachia and worldwide. This is Appodlachia. Thank you so...

Coming back to Appalachia

This week, we discuss what would get people to come back to Appalachia. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SHOW Chuck: All right. Welcome back to Appodlachia, ladies, and gentlemen, gender non-binary folks worldwide and here in Appalachia, ex-pats, natives, and just folks curious about...

Leaving Appalachia

This week, we discuss what causes people to leave Appalachia SUBSCRIBE TO OUR SHOW Chuck Corra: Apologies if you can hear my dog snoring in the background. There's nothing you can really do about that. Don't want to wake her up. John. I'm recording again from Florida....