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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jan 30, 2016

On this episode of Stories, Steve tells the story of the state that might have been, the State of Franklin. Consisting of the current East Tennessee counties of Washington, Sullivan, Greene, Unicoi, Carter, Johnson, Hawkins, Hancock, Cocke and Sevier, the state was one of two mountain areas that declared their...


Jan 26, 2016

Eastern Kentucky lawman, U.S. marshall, Confederate and Union soldier, circus performer, bigamist, model for John Fox, Jr.’s Devil Jud Tolliver, and legend. Today we tell the story of Bad John Wright of Letcher County, Kentucky. Thanks for listening!


Jan 23, 2016

On this episode of Stories, Steve and Rod tell you the story of the birth of country music in what has been called “The Big Bang of country music.” It’s the story of how a New York record engineer and producer found his way to Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee and discovered the sound of gold in the […]


Jan 19, 2016

On this episode of Stories, Rod tells a ghost story, about a “haint” at the Tavern in Abingdon, Virginia, who just might pinch your behind! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @storyappalachia. Thanks for listening…


Jan 16, 2016

In 1929 there was an outbreak of deadly tornadoes in the eastern U.S., including Appalachia. One of the worst hit places was in Rye Cove, Virginia, where the twister destroyed a school. On this episode, we tell the story of that tornado and its aftermath. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Stitcher […]