Season 2 Episode 16

It’s time for a little R & R, y’all! Redneck Reputations! Comedian Justin Darnell joins me in an all-new podcast episode where we are really going there when it comes to Appalachian stereotypes. 

For better or worse, our area is riddled with ideas about who and what we are. Whether it’s the media painting us in a negative light, or delightfully fun (but still inaccurate) films and shows portraying us dumb, barefoot hillbillies, there are loads of stereotypes and misconceptions about us Appalachians.

Our humor may be a little crude at times, but it is all said with love. And if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?

In The Episode:

  • Common Appalachian Stereotypes: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • You must LOVE Kentucky Fried Chicken!
  • Our thoughts and a little (somewhat credible) history lesson on the opioids crisis
  • The entrepreneurial spirit of Appalachian millennials


Rural Appalachia, and in our particular experience, Eastern Kentucky is fighting against a lot of stereotypes. We covered a lot of them in the episode, but I’d like to hear from our listeners. Are there any that we missed? Do you have a unique experience involving this topic that you’d like to share? Leave a comment on this post, or send a message to our Facebook page.

Justin has a lot of awesome projects coming up, so be sure you follow Weird Appalachia on all social media to stay posted!

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