Tommy Tomlinson's guest on SouthBound is Kent Babb, author of the new book "Across the River" about a New Orleans high school football team facing opponents off the field more dangerous than the ones on the field.
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NC's Jason Mott takes a surreal trip through tragic subject matter in 'Hell of a Book'
38:01This week on the SouthBound podcast, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Jason Mott, the North Carolina writer whose novel “Hell of a Book” recently won the National Book Award for fiction. It’s a funny, surreal and tragic story about trying to process the far-too-common violent deaths of young Black people in America.
Hank Klibanoff shines a light on old unresolved killings — and the Ahmaud Arbery case
31:01Hank Klibanoff's podcast “Buried Truths,” which is about long-ago racially motivated killings in Georgia, has won a Peabody Award. This season, though, Klibanoff decided to tackle a more current case: last year’s death of Ahmaud Arbery.
SouthBound's Best of 2021 — Shea Serrano, Anna Sale, and more from a year of podcasts
39:06This week on the SouthBound podcast, it’s the best of 2021 – clips from some of my favorite interviews of the year. You’ll hear from everyone from bestselling author Shea Serrano to poet Ada Limon to “Death, Sex & Money” podcast host Anna Sale, plus many others.
Joseph Ewoodzie sets the table for a look at race and class in the South through food
40:56Joseph Ewoodzie is a sociology professor at Davidson College and the author of a new book called “Getting Something To Eat In Jackson.” It’s about the interplay of race and class in Mississippi through the lens of what Black people there eat and why.
Ed Southern goes deep on Southern college football (and basketball) in his new book
32:27This week on the SouthBound podcast, Tommy Tomlinson's guest is Ed Southern, author of a new book called “Fight Songs.” It’s part love story and part history lesson, telling how college football became such a huge deal in the Deep South – and how college basketball became just as big a deal in North Carolina.
Michael Graff and Nick Ochsner wrote the book on a tarnished North Carolina election
44:49This week on the SouthBound podcast, my guests are Michael Graff and Nick Ochsner. They’re the co-authors of a new book called “The Vote Collectors,” which takes a deep look at the controversial 2018 election in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District – a rare election where voter fraud actually occurred. But there’s a lot more to the story than one election.
Shea Serrano talks about his hip-hop book, upcoming TV series and Twitter army of kindness
39:52This week on the SouthBound podcast, writer Shea Serrano talks about his new book, “Hip-Hop (and Other Things),” which is likely to be his fourth straight New York Times bestseller. On Twitter, he has built an army of followers who routinely do good deeds for people in need. And it all stems from a moment when he really needed a second job.
Replay: Ben Folds on making music, making mistakes, and building a creative life
45:48This week on the SouthBound podcast, it’s a replay of our 2019 conversation with musician Ben Folds. He talks about the big mistakes he’s made in his life, and how they helped him make better art – and become a better man.
Billy Reid Works To Make Fashion Matter In An Era Of COVID-19 And Sweatpants
38:18This week on the SouthBound podcast, we talk to Billy Reid, who has built one of America’s high-end fashion brands from his home in Florence, Alabama. Reid’s customers include actor Daniel Craig, who wore one of Reid’s coats in a James Bond movie. That sold a lot of coats.
Singer Adia Victoria Embraces The South's Dualities On Her New Album, 'A Southern Gothic'
37:44This week's guest on SouthBound is Adia Victoria, a singer from Nashville by way of South Carolina. She explores a spooky, moody brand of roots music on her new album, “A Southern Gothic.”