The Shad Planking is a Virginia tradition dating back to the 1930s. In this episode, Jackie Snow tells the story of shad’s decline and comeback in the Chesapeake Bay.
On Harkers Island, home is saltwater in your blood and lazy days on the pizer. It’s hard work and having enough. Home is a place, battered and beautiful, with its simplicities and complications.
In this new collection of oral histories, we hear the stories of Harkers Island, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, an island communities built on foodways and traditions necessitated by the landscape.
It’s hard to imagine that Mossville, Louisiana was once known as a kind of Eden, a place where all the residents gardened, hunted, and fished to support themselves. Today, industry dominates the landscape.
Stay tuned to the Gravy podcast as we try to understand the long term impacts of the BP oil spill five years on.
“So many cicadas and not a trout stream to be found.”
Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, I didn’t know anyone who didn’t eat meat.
Here are the stories of the women and men making their living working on the Lowcountry waters of South Carolina.
Tomorrow we’ll launch a long-term oral history project, The Saltwater South. We start in Charleston.