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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Oct 31, 2019

One of the most colorful personalities to ever come out of Appalachia was a media savvy self-made grocer, radio and tv host and Tennessee politician by the name of Cas Walker.  Today we tell you about him.

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Oct 26, 2019

A traveler uncovers a local legend about an old hermit living in a cave on the Virginia/Kentucky border, so he sets about to investigate.  We tell you that story, this year's Halloween tale, on today's podcast.

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Oct 18, 2019

Between the towns of Big Stone Gap and Appalachia in the mountains of southwestern Virginia was a  place once known as "Boneyard Hollow."  This little hollow was where a meat butchering concern used to dump the bones left over from preparing steaks, roasts and other meats.  It also was where a body could be found, at...


Oct 12, 2019

The strange story of Tizrow McGhee, born on Friday the 13th in Kentucky, who kept getting into all kinds of scrapes, including one that kept him awake for 23 years.

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Oct 5, 2019

When the Chattanooga Mocs came to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the fall of 1958, Tennessee was looking forward to breaking a losing streak.  You see, the Mocs had lost their last 28 games with the Vols, so Chattanooga was seen as an easy pick up.  That's not what happened, and that led to, well,...