A Witches’ Brew of Tales

June 16th, 2018

Today Steve and Gena tell you three witch stories from western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia about dealing with young love, the hunt, and casting hexes. We hope you enjoy.

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The Devil Monkey

June 9th, 2018

Among the mysterious beasts that are said to inhabit the forests of Appalachia is a monkey-like creature on kangaroo legs with a bushy tail that has terrorized motorists for years.  Today we tell the tale of the Devil Monkey.

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The Ghosts of Roan Mountain

June 2nd, 2018

There are many places in Appalachia with strange stories told about them.  One of these places is Roan Mountain, on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.  Today Steve and Gena tell the tale of a ghostly choir that some say originates in hell that's supposedly found on the top of the mountain.

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The Moon-Eyed People

May 26th, 2018

The legends of the Cherokee told of a strange race of men and women who dwelt in Appalachia.  These people were active at night, seeing by the light of the moon, thus their name, the Moon-eyed people.  Today we tell you that tale.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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!  

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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.

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