Dan’s Shadow

May 20th, 2018

Today on the MountainLore podcast, Steve and Gena have the story of how an innocent man's execution cast a long shadow, literally, across an Appalachian community.

MountainLore is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app; be sure to subscribe.

We have more tales from Appalachian folklore for you on our Facebook page, @myappalachia, on Twitter @myappalachia and on our website, mountainlore.net.

Thanks for listening.  Sweet dreams...

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The Ghost In The Mine

May 14th, 2018

Hello folks, welcome to our new podcast!  Today we get things started with a ghost story.

The Reed Gold Mine was opened during the first gold rush, in Western North Carolina, back in the first part of the 19th century.  And the mine needed workers, one of whom was Eugene Mills, whose wife, Eleanor, was more enthusiastic about his working there than he was.  And that led to some really bad trouble, which we'll tell you about on today's episode.

You can subscribe to MountainLore at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast app.

We're on Twitter @myappalachia and on Facebook @myappalachia...be sure to follow us.

Thanks for listening!

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Into The Future

April 16th, 2018

As you can tell, the Podbean account has been reactivated.  For those of you who listened to My Appalachia through Podbean and not by way of myappalachia.net, I just wanted to let you know that we are going through some changes which I hope you'll like.

We hope to be back with a regular podcast schedule in the next month or so, but with a different direction and, maybe, a new name, but still all about Appalachia.  It's all exciting, so don't miss out!  And you never know, we might just slip in a short My Appalachia podcast or two in the meantime, depending on what's going on in the world.

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Teachers and Guns

February 24th, 2018

No, we're not necessarily advocating arming the teachers; we talk today about the West Virginia teachers strike that's going on.  Then we move on to the third rail of guns, where we talk about the spontaneous movement led by teens who were at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and what to do about the continuing string of school shootings in this country.

We're also taking a break from the podcast, but don't worry because we plan on coming back soon when we're all rested and ready to go.

Thanks for listening!

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Planting By The Signs

February 17th, 2018

Hello podcast listeners!

Today, it's just Gena and Steve, since Rod has lost his voice and is under the weather, but even with 1/3 of the crew missing, we carry on.

We talk about the Appalachian tradition of planting by the signs, then look ahead to this spring to give some hints on when to plant, courtesy of the Old Farmer's Almanac; We then talk about a new venture in Pike County, Kentucky, that aims to start growing food commercially using state of the art greenhouses, and one of the well-known people who is helping to secure financing for the venture; we then talk about some Appalachian traditions concerning planting and caring for your plants, including the (supposed) practice of whoopin' up on your trees if they don't bear a good crop of fruit!  

You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app.

Follow us on Facebook @myappalachia and on Twitter @my appalachia.

Thanks for giving us a listen and sharing the podcast with your friends. 

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Religion, Faith and Spirituality

February 10th, 2018

This week we take a look at religion in Appalachia by sharing some of our experiences in church during our time growing up in this place we call home, as well as our views on faith and spirituality as opposed to religion.  We appreciate you listening.

If you'd like to subscribe to the podcast, you can do so at Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app.

We're on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia.

Again, thanks for listening and for sharing our podcast with your friends.

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The Art Of Clogging, And Other Bits And Pieces

February 3rd, 2018

On this week's episode of My Appalachia, we take a look at the state of the arts in Appalachia; both Kentucky and West Virginia are looking to defund the arts and education in those states, prompting a teacher sit in at the West Virginia state capitol in Charleston on Friday; the need for arts in the area; and a look at an Appalachian dance form, clogging, by way of an interview with Kathy Arnold of Kingsport, who has performed with her family in Nashville before the governor of Tennessee and in Dollywood.  It's a show you don't want to miss!

You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app.

Be sure to tell your friends about us...thanks for listening!

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Potpourri

January 27th, 2018

Hello folks...

This week Rod, Steve and Gena sit down for a conversation that goes all over the place, from Governor Matt Bevin's budget proposal that cuts a lot of programs that people use in Kentucky; that leads to a discussion of the problems in Washington with the budget and the return of pork; naturally, that leads Steve to give you a couple of recipes involving hogs that you may or may not want to use.  All in all, a potpourri of stuff.  Hope you enjoy.

You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast app.

Join us on Facebook or Twitter @myappalachia.

Thanks for listening!

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The Scenic Stuff

January 20th, 2018

Hello folks, it's good to be back!

This week on My Appalachia, we talk about some of the places where you'll find natural beauty, history, or just odd stuff.  From the Breaks Interstate Park to the Lost Sea to a bike trail from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., to a giant teapot, Appalachia has it all, and we'll tell you about it, or at least as much as we can fit into a 35 minute podcast!

You can subscribe to My Appalachia on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner, or on your favorite podcast app.

We're on Facebook and on Twitter @myappalachia.

Thanks for the use of your ears, y'all!

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Fighting The Opioid Epidemic With Medical Cannabis

January 6th, 2018

Today we look again at the opioid epidemic in Appalachia and efforts to legalize medical cannabis as a way to combat those highly addictive painkillers.  

You can subscribe to My Appalachia at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In, or on your favorite podcast app.

We are on Twitter @myappalachia; we're now on Facebook, too, @myappalachia.

Thanks for listening...be sure to share our show with your friends.

 

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