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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Oct 31, 2017

It’s that time of year, folks, and Rod and I have two short tales for you. First up, we tell the story of the Snallygaster, a Maryland monster that got a lot of attention back in the early part of the 20th century. Then its on to the mountains of western North Carolina, where we […]


The Fugitive

Oct 28, 2017

We’ve told lots of Stories over the last two years, but this one is special. We were contacted by a listener in Dickenson County, Virginia, with a family mystery that she hoped we could unravel. And the result is this podcast. Today, we tell the story of Robert Compton, a man from the mountains of […]


Oct 21, 2017

Did you know that Devil Anse Hatfield went on the vaudeville circuit early in the twentieth century? Today we tell you that story and more about the Hatfields and McCoys after the end of their famous feud. You can subscribe to the podcast, if you’re so inclined, at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your […]


Oct 14, 2017

Today Rod and Steve tell the story of John Salling of Scott County, Virginia. Mr. Salling was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living Confederate veteran, until records appeared to challenge that claim. You can subscribe to the podcast at TuneIn, Google Play, Apple Podcasts or on your own...


Oct 7, 2017

At the turn of the twentieth century the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia were like the Old West, filled with outlaws. Among these was Clifton Branham, who lost his life at the end of a rope for murdering his wife, becoming the last man hanged in Wise County, Virginia. Today,...