Each episode of Rural Remix spotlights unexpected rural stories and pushes back on stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding rural communities. If you love the Daily Yonder’s reporting and storytelling and the spirited conversations of the Rural Assembly, Rural Remix is for you.

Rural Remix is a co-production of the Daily Yonder and the Rural Assembly, both projects of the nonprofit Center for Rural Strategies.

You can find Rural Remix on various podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more. Listen to the latest episodes here or subscribe on your podcasting service of choice to keep up with Rural Remix.



Rural Remix: Bridging Communities Through Culture with Erin Eveland

Episode 5: The Rural Horror Picture Show "Legacy"

Episode 4: The Rural Horror Picture Show "Supernatural"

No examination of rural horror would be complete without talking about folk horror. Superstitions about witchcraft and the occult hearken back to the country’s pastoral, Puritan roots. We dig into the sub-genre and how it uses rural places to illustrate modern tensions between science and the supernatural.

Films discussed include “The Children of the Corn” (1984), “The Blair Witch Project” (1999), and the documentary “Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched” (2021).

Episode 3: The Rural Horror Picture Show "Isolated"

Sometimes the monster isn’t so literal, and deeper fears take center stage: isolation, grief, disillusionment, despair. In these cases, rural landscapes often play a supporting role. In our third episode, we turn our attention to the fear of isolation — both physical and emotional —and how it’s connected to portrayals of grief in horror movies. Films discussed include “Midsommar” (2019), “The Edge of the Knife” (2018), and “Deliverance” (1972).

Episode 2: The Rural Horror Picture Show "Killbillies"

Continuing on from our first episode, we zoom in to a specific kind of “urbanoia.” Join us for a closer look at a set of iconic movies that made a horror trope out of an over-the-top stereotype, introducing us to an infamous class of villain: the killer hillbilly and his degenerate rural family. As some Appalachians and rural people seek to reclaim power and pride in the word hillbilly, what are we to do with the killbillies?

Films discussed include “Deliverance” (1972), “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974), and “The Hills Have Eyes” (1977)

Episode 1: The Rural Horror Picture Show "Urbanoia"

Where do horror movies happen? Small towns, dark forests, cornfields, and farmhouses have each been the locations for iconic scary films. But why are rural settings so popular, and how do these choices affect the areas represented? The Rural Horror Picture Show is a 5-part series that explores the often-flawed, but always interesting, depiction of rural people and places in horror movies

Trailer: Welcome to Rural Remix

Beginning this month Everywhere Radio becomes Rural Remix. Learn more about this new podcast from the Rural Assembly and the Daily Yonder.