“Patriarchy Blues” is filled with essays that breakdown Frederick Joseph's ideas on what it means to be a man in America.
Neema Avashia was born and raised in the bedroom suburban community of Cross Lanes, West Virginia. She’s an Appalachian through and through. She can sing Country Roads by heart. She knows the state’s mountains and waterways by heart. In her new collection of essays, “Another Appalachia: Coming Up Queer and Indian in a Mountain Place,” she describes feeling more hillbilly than Hindu.
In his book, “All the White Friends I Could Not Keep,” Andre Henry describes what it’s like to live through an apocalypse. And he’s going back to the original roots of that word. A time of revelation. For Henry, the last few years in America have laid deep truths bare.
This week on the Reckon Interview, Delbert McClinton joins us to discuss what the songs on his latest album meant to him, stories from six decades on the road, how the music industry has changed and more.
If you want to know the truth about Appalachia, you won't find it in a certain elegy. You'll find it from people like Chuck Corra and Appodlachia, a podcast committed to examining the region in all its complexity. Corra joins the Reckon Interview to discuss JD Vance, Sen. Joe Manchin, and all the people that have been putting in work to make Appalachia a better place for generations.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
You may not know his story but David J. Dennis Sr. was a titan of the civil rights movement. Born in Louisiana, he joined the movement while at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Michaela Anne’s new album, “Oh To Be That Free,” is filled with songs about the what make us human. She discusses it on the Reckon Interview.
Christian J. Collier joins the Reckon interview to discuss his new book "The Gleaming of the Blade" and how he finds poetry in terror.
Sydney Duncan, an attorney with the Magic City Legal Center, debunks the myths politicians use to misinform public about trans people.
This week on the Reckon Interview, Danté Stewart discusses his book “Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle.”
Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker discuss their new book, "The Southernization of America," on the Reckon Interview podcast.
The Kernal discusses his third album, "Listen to the Blood" and how he created his musical persona as a way to settle unfinished business.
In a new collection of poetry called “White Bull,” Elizabeth Hughey has tried to make sense of and reclaim the words of Bull Connor.
Aunjanue Ellis and Christine Swanson discuss efforts to get a film made about Fannie Lou Hamer, an icon of the Mississippi freedom movement.
In her new book, “South to America,” Imani Perry dives into the heart of the “changing same” of the American South.