The real Appalachia, how to recharge while resisting, and a book club for podcasts

New things to hear this week

Podcast playlists from the people behind The Front Porch, Podcast Brunch Club, and Yo, Is This Racist? Plus: a bonus for S-Town fans.

Photo from S-Town’s Instagram

Whew — I don’t know about you, but now that I’ve finished listening to S-Town, the sight of an antique clock gets me right in the feels. When you get to the end of Chapter VII, we’re here for you: our podcast librarian Ma’ayan has rounded up a collection of shows for you to hear next: gripping, poignant, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted, there’s sure to be something in there to fill the empty space John B has left behind.

Or maybe you want to take Ma’ayan’s lead and put together your very own collection of podcast recommendations — that’s what our podcast playlist feature is for! Here’s a fun guide to making a playlist that reflects your personality: What kind of podcast playlister are you?

On to this week’s playlists — which include another kind of inquiry into the reality of life in the American South.

Wouldn’t you like to learn how to speak Appalachian? Now you can.

Inside Real Appalachia

Scott Finn heads up West Virginia Public Broadcasting and hosts The Front Porch. He lives on the edge of wildly different worlds, and loves podcasts that try to bridge the divide between rural and urban, rich and poor.. He wants people to know and understand the real Appalachia: its uniqueness, its beauty, and its considerable faults.

Recharge & Resist

Andrew Ti of Yo, Is This Racist? shares a playlist of how he unwinds and winds up.

Podcast Brunch Club

Podcast Brunch Club is like a book club, but for podcasts. Chapters meet worldwide every month to discuss a handful of episodes that share a theme. April’s theme: jazz.

The backstory: Every week at RadioPublic, we highlight a new set of hand-curated #PodcastPlaylists — think old-school mix tape, but for podcast episodes. Some share a theme, and others are a selection of favorites from tastemakers like authors, podcast hosts, and publications. Want to be the first to hear when new playlists are available? Join our mailing list below.

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