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00000174-9e19-ddc3-a1fc-bedbd6df0000Authentic South is a sound-rich, storytelling podcast that explores Southern culture through food, art, music, the land, big personalities and interesting characters. These are long form radio stories accessible on demand. Subscribe on iTunes.Tanner Latham is a travel writer and multimedia storyteller based in Atlanta. After growing up in a small town in Alabama, Tanner spent over 10 years traveling throughout and reporting about the South as a Travel Editor for Southern Living magazine. He was also on staff as the multimedia reporter at WFAE from 2011 to 2012 .

Ooker On Tangier Island

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This episode features James “Ooker”Eskridge, a waterman who has lived on Tangier Island, Virginia, his whole life. Ooker talks about being the Chesapeake Bay island’s mayor (population 450), the dwindling interest in working in the seafood industry, and the island’s distinct Cornwall, England-tinged accent.

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Crab shanties.
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Soft shell crab.