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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jan 31, 2017

Early in the nineteenth century, a young man was jilted by the love of his life in Asheville, so he left the town to move to the top of a mountain on the Tennessee/North Carolina border, Big Bald Mountain, in order to live a solitary life. His eccentricities soon got him into trouble in both […]


Jan 28, 2017

Today’s story takes place in Cocke County, Tennessee, nearly a hundred years ago. It’s a story of greed, deception, and murder involving a non-existent pot of Spanish gold. We appreciate you listening to our stories, which you can get automatically by subscribing at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and now on the...


Jan 24, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, we turn to the world of sports, as Rod tells the story of Pound, Virginia, native Glenn Roberts, the man who popularized the jump shot in the game of basketball. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. You can […]


Jan 21, 2017

Frankie Silver was an Appalachian frontierswoman with a terrible secret. All those strange ashes in the fireplace? Turns out that was her husband. At least part of him. For you see, it appears that he was murdered and dismembered, and disposed of by fire, and Frankie was charged with his brutal murder. Today, Rod and […]


Jan 17, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, Rod and Steve tell of the Great Fire of 1915 that destroyed the downtown of Grundy, county seat of Buchanan County, in Virginia. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!