Episodes

Neema Avashia on Being Queer and Indian in Appalachia

Chuck and Big John talk with Neema Avashia, author of the forthcoming memoir "Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place." You can preorder her book here (and support a local bookstore while you're at it!)  Neema Avashia Interview...

medical weed and paid leave

Subscribe to our show Chuck Corra: Welcome back to Appodlachia, my name's Chuck Corra. I'm here with Big John Isner. John, it's morning in America again. The bipartisan infrastructure package was passed. Joe Biden demonstrated...

Strike-a-lachia

Chuck: So on today's show, we're going to be talking about the strikes happening across the country and in Appalachia is part of well, what was once strike Tober, right? And now is strikes. I don't know if we're going to keep with these monikers, but let's roll with...

Appalachian TikTok Legend Danielle Kirk

Intro: MySpace Tom is living the dream Chuck Corra: Something that happened recently, that's probably going to be old news by now, is that Facebook and Instagram and WhatsApp went down for like, I don't know, a few hours. Got me really thinking about the state of...

Congressman Tim Ryan on fighting for forgotten Appalachia

We’re joined by Congressman Tim Ryan to talk about his run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio. We also interviewed Charles Booker earlier this year, who is running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. The stakes are high for Ohio's senate seat Chuck Corra: You know, we...

Trae Crowder aka The Liberal Redneck

The Liberal Redneck himself Trae Crowder joins us to discuss southern stereotypes, rural politics, his upcoming comedy tour, and more! Check out WellRedComedy.com for Trae, Corey, and Drew's touring dates and info! We really enjoyed getting a chance to sit...

Climate change, UFOs, and more with the Space Gal

Climate change, space, UFOs - today we are talking science. We are joined by Emmy-nominated host of the Netflix show "Emily's Wonderlab", the Appalachian planetary powerhouse Emily Calandrelli aka The Space Gal.  We talk about growing up in West Virginia, UFOs,...

Opioids Part 5: Addiction, incarceration, recovery, and advocacy

In the final part of our series on the opioid crisis in Appalachia, we talk to Bethany Hallam.  Bethany is a Councilmember at-Large for Allegheny County, PA. Bethany became addicted to prescription opioids at a young age after being overprescribed Vicodin for an...