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It Still Lives
51 minutes | May 3, 2022
Season 4, Episode 4: Snowbird Day School
Several months back, Foxfire staff members met with Dr. Trey Adcock (Cherokee Nation) and Gilliam Jackson (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) to learn about their work in the Snowbird Community, near Robbinsville, North Carolina.
48 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Season 4, Episode 3: Quilting & Community
We are carrying on the conversation around craft and community this month, as we sit down with quilter Zak Foster at the Foxfire Museum.
30 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Season 4, Episode 2 Part 2: Weaving in the Mountains
We are continuing are exploration of weaving in the southern mountains with this look back at what the craft looked like during the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Foxfire students sat down with Marinda Brown, Edith Darnell, Lula Norton, and Lyndall Toothman to talk about their memories of the craft.
32 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Season 4, Episode 2: Craft & Community with Allie Dudley
Host Kami Ahrens and Foxfire weaver Sharon Grist take a field trip to the John C. Campbell Folk School to meet with Allie Dudley, the school's new resident artist and a flourishing young historic weaver. Listen in as Sharon, Kami, and Allie talking weaving patterns, the future of craft, and it's role in communities.
30 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Season 4, Episode 1: A Diary of an Appalachian Garden
We are kicking off Season 4 of It Still Lives with an interview from with art lover, gardener, and author Mignon Durham to talk about her passion project Devotion and how it helped her cope with the uncertainty we faced during 2020. Listen as Foxfire curator Kami Ahrens and Blue Ridge Public Radio regional reporter Lilly Knoepp talk with Mignon about her experiences in Appalachia and creating a space in our community that honors the culture here.
43 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
*Repost* Season 2, Episode 8: Movies Made in Rabun
While we work on bringing you more great content in season 4, we are taking a look back at this fun episode from season 2 that's all about movies filmed in Rabun County, Georgia!
28 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Season 3, Episode 12: Christmas in the Mountains
We are pulling more excerpts from A Foxfire Christmas, and taking a look at handmade decorations, holiday foods, and other special traditions here in the mountains. Take a listen to Huell & Margaret Bramlett, L.B. & Ruth Gibbs, Janie P. Taylor, Clyde English, and Icie Rickman.
28 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Season 3, Episode 11: Drying, Pickling, Canning, Oh My!
As we approach the end of fall, we're looking at ways to preserve the year's harvest for the winter. We sit down with stories from Andy & Bashey Webb, Granny Gibson*, Mrs. Algie Norton, Jean Eller*, Bessie Underwood, Harriet Echols, and John Freemon. (*Omitted by accident from list on podcast)
62 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Season 3, Episode 10: An Interview with Cherokee Author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
Back in April, host Kami Ahrens was joined by Blue Ridge Public Radio reporter Lilly Knoepp on an interview with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian's first published author, Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle. Born and raised on the Qualla Boundary, Annette shares stories from her childhood at the foot of the Smokies. In fall 2020, Annette released her debut novel, Even As We Breathe, which explores the American culture during World War II from an indigenous perspective.
21 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Season 3, Episode 9: Bleaching Apples
September in the North Georgia mountains means it is finally apple season! Listen along as we explore an old method of preserving apples: bleaching apples. This unique process preserve fruit by drying it over coals with sulfur. We hear from Lucy York, Edith Parker, and Ada Kelly.
14 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
The SEED Series: Episode 4
Join us on this episode as we follow Sarah and Rowan’s journey through learning about herbalism, foraging, and natural medicine.
23 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
The SEED Series: Episode 3
In this episode, we explore Celton and Jayton’s SEED Project regarding the traditional methods of boat construction and the modern methods through which they have updated the historic craft.
13 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
The SEED Series: Episode 2
Join guest host Madi as she talks to two students who are going back to the roots of Foxfire - way back in 1966! From a class of uninterested high school students to a community organization that Rabun County families have passed down from generation to generation, Foxfire is in its fifty-fifth year of preserving Appalachian culture and history.
23 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
The SEED Series: Episode 1
Join guest host and Foxfire student Madi as we explore the inspiration, goals, and plans for the first SEED project and find out why they’ve got us all Hooked On Fishin’.
3 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
The SEED Series: Episode 0
For the next few weeks, we'll be introducing a mini series documenting our high school leadership students' summer SEED projects. The SEED projects — Students Experiencing Education Differently — allow the Fellows to choose topics in which they are interested as their focuses as they create additions to the museum, interview experts, and summarize their experiences for future generations of Foxfire students to learn.
41 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Season 3, Episode 7: Meet the Morgans
Back in March, we received an email from poet Louise Morgan Runyon that sent us down a rabbit hole of Western North Carolina history. Listen as we explore the founding of Macon County and listen to oral histories from Rufus Morgan and Louise.
36 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Season 3, Episode 6: Interview with Poet Rose McLarney
In preparation for our Native Plant Week this summer, we sit down (virtually) with Appalachian poet and Western North Carolina native Rose McLarney. Rose shares her journey to becoming a poet and some sources of inspiration for her writing.
33 minutes | May 4, 2021
Season 3, Episode 5: Mainspring Conservation Trust
We're taking a break from the archives this month to sit down with our friends over at the Mainspring Conservation Trust, a nonprofit based in Western North Carolina that works to conserve the water, forests, farms and heritage of the Little Tennessee and Hiwassee river basins. Learn more at https://www.mainspringconserves.org/
34 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Season 3, Episode 4: "Gypsies" in Appalachia
Ever wanted to have your fortune told? Would you believe it if you heard it? Foxfire contacts Lawton Brooks and Leila Gibson sure did! They recall a group of nomadic traders in Appalachia commonly called gypsies, although we bet they aren't like the gypsies you're thinking of!
20 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Season 3, Episode 2: Angelina Davis
For part 2 of our celebration of Women's History Month, we're taking a look at a unique woman in our archive: Angelina del' Arciprete Davis, an Italian-born woman who immigrated to Southern Appalachia shortly after World War II.
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