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Inside Appalachia
Sundays 7 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Inside Appalachia tells the stories of our people, and how they live today. The show is an audio tour of our rich history, food, music and culture.

Have a question or want to share your story? Send us an email at InsideAppalachia@wvpublic.org.

Affiliate Stations
To find your local station go here:

  • Allegheny Mountain Radio in Frost, West Virginia, WVMR - Saturday 7 a.m.
  • WETS, Johnson City, Tennessee - Sunday 6 p.m.
  • Morehead State Public Radio in Morehead, Kentucky, Saturday 6 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.
  • Appalshop Mountain Community Radio , WMMT in Whitesburg, Kentucky - Sunday 11 a.m. & Tuesday 6 p.m.
  • WEKU Richmond, Kentucky - Saturday 6 a.m. and Sunday 7 p.m.
  • WHFI, Lindside, West Virginia - Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • WSHC Shepherdstown, West Virginia - Sunday 9 a.m.
  • WUOT-2, Knoxville, Tennessee - Tuesday 7 p.m.
  • WVCU Athens, West Virginia - Wednesday 5 p.m.
  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Sunday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • WMOV Ravenswood, West Virginia - Saturday at 8 a.m.
  • WUTC and WUTC-HD1, Chattanooga, TN - Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Radio IQ Roanoke, Virginia - Sunday at 6 p.m.
  • Blue Ridge Public Radio, Asheville, North Carolina - Sunday at 2 p.m.
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Podcast Episodes
  • This week on Inside Appalachia, we look back at some of the stories we told in 2022. We took you to the floods in eastern Kentucky, where you met people who witnessed terrible destruction. We also invited you along as we talked to Appalachians who know a little something about resilience, like Dolly Parton. Because you invited us into your homes, we invited you into ours with a special trip to Mason’s hometown — Floyd, Virginia.
  • This week, we talk with folklorist Emily Hilliard about her new book exploring contemporary folklife and Appalachian culture. We’ll also hear about the Asian-Appalachian experience from a student filmmaker who was born in China and grew up in western Maryland, and we’ll travel back to 2016 and listen to an interview with JD Vance. Back then, he was a newly published author, promoting his book, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Now, he’s Ohio’s newly elected U.S. senator.
  • This week on Inside Appalachia, we talk with contributors to a new collection of writing by LGBTQ Appalachians — about how they see themselves reflected here in the region. We also hear about the history of baseball in the coal camps of southwestern Virginia and we return to flood damaged eastern Kentucky and meet gospel musician Dean McBee.
Stories