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SouthBound: Roy Wood Jr. On Humor In Hard Times, Explaining The South ... And Pimento Cheese

Roy Wood Jr.
Courtesy Roy Wood Jr.
Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. has spent a career telling jokes with sharp edges.

He grew up in Birmingham and has spent more than 20 years doing stand-up, returning again to his experiences as a Black man and a Southerner. For the last five years he has also been a correspondent for “The Daily Show,” often coming back down South to poke at our contradictions and absurdities.

We happened to talk on the day most of the world found out that President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Wood was already on the case.

Show notes:

Other music in this episode:

  • Ketsa, "Day Trips"
  • Scanglobe, "Sputnik"
Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.