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SouthBound's Best Of 2020

It seems a little odd to be talking about anything being the best of this year – the words “best of” and “2020” don’t really go together.


But one good thing about this strange and troubled year is that people had time to talk.

And a lot of smart and thoughtful people came on SouthBound this year to dig deep into the issues of the South and as of the country as a whole.

In this episode you’re going to hear excerpts from of some of my favorite conversations of the year – from comedian Roy Wood Jr., to writer Rick Bragg, to astronaut Charles Bolden, among others.

Collectively, I hope their words help us remember what this year was like.

There were some women in my family who used to make jelly every summer, and a couple of them swore they could tell what year they made it by how it tasted in the jar. Every year has its own flavor.

This year’s vintage was a strange one. But it sure has been distinctive.

Other music in this episode:

  • Soft and Furious, "Melancholic Ending"
  • Scott Holmes Music, "Longest Year"
  • Loopez, "Start From Scratch"
Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.