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This week's guest on SouthBound is Adia Victoria, a singer from Nashville by way of South Carolina. She explores a spooky, moody brand of roots music on her new album, “A Southern Gothic.”
Tommy Tomlinson's guest on SouthBound is Kent Babb, author of the new book "Across the River" about a New Orleans high school football team facing opponents off the field more dangerous than the ones on the field.
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to singer Maggie Rose, whose new album "Have a Seat" explores not only personal relationships but the professional relationship between women in Nashville and the country-music business.
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to novelist S.A. Cosby about his Southern gothic noir "Razorblade Tears," and how the book explores the tensions of the modern South.
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Kyle Petty, of NASCAR's legendary racing family, about his career, his adventures, and the lingering feelings from the death of his son Adam 21 years ago.
Today's guest on SouthBound is Georgia wildlife biologist Clay George, part of a team that has helped bring the North Atlantic right whale back from the brink of extinction.
Hey y’all, this is Tommy Tomlinson. This week on SouthBound, we talk to Cate Doty, a UNC graduate who has a new book called “Mergers and Acquisitions” about her years writing about weddings for The New York Times – while she was falling in love
This week on SouthBound, Tommy Tomlinson talks to Hilary Green, a historian who uncovered the history of how enslaved people built the University of Alabama — and what hiding history means to those of us in the present.
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Monique Truong, author of three novels, who came to North Carolina as a Vietnamese refugee when she was a child.
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Anna Sale, host of the podcast "Death, Sex & Money." Sale has written a new book called "Let's Talk About Hard Things."
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Adrian Miller, James Beard Award-winning food writer and author of the new book "Black Smoke," about Black barbecue pioneers.
In this episode of SouthBound, Tommy talks to Tennessee comedian Nate Bargatze, whose new Netflix special is "The Greatest Average American."
This SouthBound is a replay of a conversation Tommy Tomlinson had with musician Rhiannon Giddens back in October of 2019, on the morning of a concert she’d perform that night in Charlotte. Remember live music?
Tommy Tomlinson has a conversation with John Archibald, the Pulitzer-winning newspaper columnist and author of the new book "Shaking the Gates of Hell."
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Robert Gipe, a novelist, illustrator and art teacher who helps his community in eastern Kentucky put on plays that talk about the big issues in the region.
SouthBound host Tommy Tomlinson interviews Kenneth Hoffman, executive director of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.
This week on SouthBound, we talk to Kentucky poet Ada Limón about poetry in the pandemic, radical hope, and watching fellow poet Amanda Gorman become a star on Inauguration Day.
Andra Gillespie is director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University in Atlanta. Gillespie writes and teaches about race and American politics. As you can imagine, these past four years she’
This week’s guest on Tommy Tomlinson's podcast SouthBound is Ben Montgomery, whose new book was chosen by Oprah Winfrey’s magazine as one of the most anticipated books of 2021. Ben also lost his young son back in March, and speaks deeply of tha
A lot of smart and thoughtful people came on SouthBound this year to dig deep into the issues of the South and as of the country as a whole. Tommy Tomlinson selects his favorites from the year.
This week's episode of SouthBound features Wright Thompson, senior writer at ESPN and author of the new book "Pappyland," on the legendary bourbon called Pappy Van Winkle.
Latria Graham is a contributing editor for Garden & Gun and she has written for Southern Living, the Oxford American and many other outlets.
Rick Bragg has a Pulitzer Prize, a slew of bestselling books, and a lifetime of Southern stories spilling out of his head.
Charles Bolden flew on four space shuttle missions, helped deploy the Hubble Space Telescope, and was later in charge of NASA under President Obama. He is one of the lucky few who have seen our planet as a blue ball through a window. He talked
Roy Wood Jr. has spent a career telling jokes with sharp edges. He grew up in Birmingham and has spent more than 20 years doing stand-up, returning again to his experiences as a Black man and a Southerner. For the last five years he has also be
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