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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Sep 29, 2018

The city of Kingsport, Tennessee, was a planned community.  Built with money from the Appalachian coalfields combined with Yankee expertise, Kingsport was laid out based on towns and cities in New England, with everything planned by the city fathers, which is why it today goes by the name "The Model City." ...


Sep 22, 2018

Once upon a time there was a man who was nearing the end of his days on this earth.  This man decided he wanted to attend his own funeral while he was still in the here and now, in order to find out what his friends and neighbor had to say about him.  And that's exactly what he did.  Today Rod and Steve tell you his...


Sep 15, 2018

In August, 1970, two trains loaded with deadly Sarin gas made a journey through Appalachia to the ocean at Wilmington, North Carolina, for disposal at sea.  Today we tell that story.

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Sep 8, 2018

Crawling around underground isn't for everyone, especially the hosts of the Stories podcast.  But there are some for whom exploring caves is their life's work.  Probably the best known of these is Floyd Collins, who lost his life when he got stuck in the Sand Cave in eastern Kentucky.  Today we tell the story of the...


Sep 1, 2018

We're back with some short stories for you, bits of history not long enough for a full podcast each, but interesting stories nonetheless.

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