Episode 62 Sources: Appalachian Folklore – Attack of the Barnes & Noble Witches

In this episode, Meagan is joined by Substitute Sisters Tyson Kemp and Jeremy Foster, both residents of Appalachia, to talk about the internet phenomenon that is Appalachian folklore. We discuss the history of the region, America’s long-standing fascination with its folklore, and how stereotypes about Appalachia and its people have developed and evolved over the past 300 years.

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Tyson can be found on Instagram @tysonunkempt. Jeremy can be found on TikTok @the_twilight_emporium.

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Here are our sources:

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachia
  2. https://blueridgemountainstravelguide.com/appalachian-folklore-and-superstitions/
  3. Appalachian Folklore Scholarship by W. K. MC NEIL; Source: Appalachian Journal , Autumn 1977, Vol. 5, No. 1, A Guide to Appalachian Studies (Autumn 1977), pp. 55-64 
  4. https://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation/featured-project/keeping-tradition-alive-taking-steps-preserve-appalachian-folk-culture
  5. https://www.brown.edu/news/2016-11-21/appalachians https://www.e-education.psu.edu/earth109/node/973