It’s time for a little R & R, y’all! Redneck Reputations! Comedian Justin Darnell joins me in an all-new podcast episode where we are really going there when it comes to Appalachian stereotypes.
For better or worse, our area is riddled with ideas about who and what we are. Whether it’s the media painting us in a negative light, or delightfully fun (but still inaccurate) films and shows portraying us dumb, barefoot hillbillies, there are loads of stereotypes and misconceptions about us Appalachians.
Our humor may be a little crude at times, but it is all said with love. And if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
In The Episode:
Common Appalachian Stereotypes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
You must LOVE Kentucky Fried Chicken!
Our thoughts and a little (somewhat credible) history lesson on the opioids crisis
The entrepreneurial spirit of Appalachian millennials
Damn, son, I like the way you talk! Eastern Kentucky is a unique cultural goldmine (especially our neck of the woods!) rich with heritage and traditions passed down for generations. Our language is no different. Southerners are known for using unusual idioms, and this week Erin and special Guest Justin Darnell are knee deep in Appalachian turns of phrase in this lightly NSFW episode featuring lots of colorful language.
In the Episode:
Justin Darnell’s Appalachian Word/Phrase of the Day