Episodes

Talking CBD and weed with Cornbread Hemp

Chuck and Big John sit down with Jim Higdon, co-founder of Cornbread Hemp. Cornbread Hemp is a USDA-certified organic CBD company based in Kentucky. We talk about the status of legal cannabis (or weed) in Appalachia, how his small CBD business has survived the...

The Assault on Voting Rights in Appalachia

Chuck and Big John discuss the new bills throughout Appalachia that seek to restrict voting rights and voter access. There are hundreds of bills making their way through state legislatures throughout the country that seek to limit and impede voting - primarily...

Dolly Parton and Ponderosa Steakhouse

In this rousing episode, Chuck and Big John discuss two things they hold near and dear to their hearts - buffets and Dolly Parton. No, the two are not equals - the Queen of Appalachia far outweighs a discount steak buffet. However, they speak passionately about both....

From the Hood to the Holler with Charles Booker

We talk with Kentucky's progressive phenom, Charles Booker, about his goals for his new organization - Hood to the Holler - and how to win over voters in rural America. We love Kentucky. Kentucky is an important part of Appalachia. We really enjoyed talking with...

2020 Appodlachia Appalachian Awards

We recap this wild year in the best way possible - an awards show! Chuck and Big John host, and talk about some of the greatest Appalachia has to offer. We put it out to the world that we were doing an awards show, and the response was incredible. So sit back, buckle...

New River Gorge: Appalachia’s Newest National Park

Chuck Corra 00:38Anyway, I feel like we have to start out like It's a new year. It's a new everything. This episode is about the New River Gorge. What is new for you? Big John, surprisingly, I thought when 2022 2021 everything would be different. I just thought, first...

How JD Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” misrepresents Appalachia

Transcript of discussion Chuck and Big John dissect the book by JD Vance, Hillbilly Elegy, in part 1 of their series on the damage it is doing to Appalachia. John Dammit Vance Chuck Corra: We're talking about hillbilly elegy today, john, why don't you cue some of our...

Fighting for unions and workers with Senator Sherrod Brown

In this episode, we talk to Senator Sherrod Brown about unions and workers. Sen. Brown is the senior U.S. Senator from Ohio and at the time was Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee. Chuck and Big John talk to Sen. Brown about the future of unions and...

Old Gods of Appalachia – a horror anthology podcast

We speak with Steve Shell and Cam Collins of "Old Gods of Appalachia" - a horror anthology podcast with Appalachian roots.  We talk to them about the idea behind the show and a sneak preview of their upcoming new season! Don’t forget to subscribe to the...

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman on WEED

We spoke with the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, on legalizing cannabis, and why we should in fact be calling it weed. Since recording this interview, John Fetterman has announced a campaign for the open United States Senate seat in Pennsylvania...