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.

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Series | Rural Food Traditions

The Rural Food Traditions podcast series explores the culinary traditions that connect us — kitchen to kitchen — across a diverse rural America. We begin this series where many meals begin: with bread. Host Teresa Collins has interviewed home and professional chefs about the breads that grace their tables and the traditions they carry. 

The series takes us on a culinary roadtrip. First to Oklahoma, where a Cherokee chef shares the history of fry bread; to South Dakota, where a home cook shares how a sourdough starter connects her to her ancestors and community; to Alabama, where a writer shares a recipe — and a poem — for her family’s cornbread; as well as stops in kitchens in Minnesota and Tennessee. 


Series | Keep it Rural

Keep It Rural is a podcast drawn from the  weekly newsletter written by Daily Yonder reporter Claire Carlson. Claire shares her take on the news of the day, along with recommended rural reading from around the web and other musings on music, food, arts and culture, and more.


Series | Home Cooked: A 50 Year History of Meth in America

In the early 2000s, the “Faces of Meth” were tacked to cork boards in high school hallways and the nightly news was full of meth lab explosions. In this period, the stimulant was stigmatized as a white trash drug, and thought to favor rural trailer parks and farmhouses over inner-city drug dens. Today, however, meth use is growing fastest among non-white populations and rapidly infiltrating big, east-coast cities like New York and Boston. What changed? And why was meth seen as a hillbilly drug in the first place?  

Running Away to Yourself: Growing up Queer and Rural

This episode of Rural Remix centers on the story of Jeans Corduroy and his journey as a transmasculine man in East Tennessee. Daily Yonder reporter Lane Wendell Fischer speaks with Jeans to explore growing up rural and queer, and identity’s impact on family, religion, and community.


Bridging Communities Through Culture

Series | Rural Horror Picture Show

Special episode: Rural Horror Christmas Show

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.