IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN! We are celebrating Weird Appalachia style – telling ghost stories in a dark creepy attic AND sharing YOUR submitted listener stories. It’s a creepy good time! We had so many amazing story submissions! There was no way we could fit them all in this episode, so be sure to visit weirdappalachia.com in the coming days until Halloween for all of them!
Appalachia – land of many tales and quirks. Our home is full of lore and specific customs, especially when it comes to death. Out-of-towners might just think we are a little weird, but we are very set in our ways when it comes to our death rituals. Kentucky Funeral Director Tommy Campbell is our special guest!
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
We grew up during an interesting time, y’all. In a VERY NSFW episode, Erin, Jess, & Wisey are talking early 2000’s chat rooms, catfishing, dial-up modems, and really unusual or just down-right creepy folks online. Trust us, we learned the hard way! We did it all wrong so you don’t have to.
In the Episode:
The hot mess that was Yahoo! Chat
Our real life freaky chat room encounters
MMOs, Deep Fakes, the state of today’s society due to tech
Preachin’, singin’, snake handlin’ and downward facing dog? Join us for an unusual (yet insightful!) conversation on Appalachian religion and spirituality and its direct influence on our art, with our special guest Chris “Wisey” Wisecup.
Our 10th episode! We are talking about how Appalachia and its wonderful people uniquely shaped us into the artists we are today. Being an artist in Eastern Kentucky is a very different experience that we would like to share our perspective on with you.
Is Lowbrow art the equivalent of fart jokes in the art world? Or is it a bold new vision that needs to be recognized? We are discussing the genre as a whole, as well as the new wave of Appalachian artists who are making the style all their own!
In the Episode:
What is lowbrow art?
Well known lowbrow artists
Local artists who fall under the lowbrow style, but make it their own