It Still Lives
Summary: A journey through Southern Appalachian heritage, one story at a time. We bring you songs, stories, and more from the Foxfire archive, full of over 50 years of oral history interviews conducted by high school students for the Foxfire Magazine and book series. Join us every month as we explore different aspects of mountain culture, as told by Appalachians.
Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith indulge in their love of cast iron and wood stove cooking! Featuring interviews from Addie Norton, Lola Cannon, Bessie Underwood, and Sharon Stiles, this episode looks at cooking before electricity and gas and introduces you to the upcoming revised edition of the Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery.
Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith introduce you to Aunt Arie Carpenter, one of Foxfire's most visited contacts. This episode features clips from the first recorded interview at Arie's house in North Carolina. During the three-hour-long interview, Aunt Arie covered topics ranging from souse meat, hard times, and land development.
Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith revisit the 1980 "It Still Lives" album. This week we take a look at some of the musical recordings from the album. We discuss the origins of "mountain" instruments - banjos, fiddles, and mountain dulcimers - and how they were used in mountain communities.
Hosts Kami Ahrens and TJ Smith take you on a journey through Southern Appalachia heritage using stories, songs, and more from the Foxfire archives. This pilot episode explores storytelling and the role of folklore in the mountains. Featuring storyteller and musician Stanley Hicks, we talk animals and legends and whether or not the 'stinger snake' really exists!