Reckon by Introduces Two New Podcasts: The Reckon Interview and Bammers

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Get to know some of the most interesting minds of the South each week in podcasts from Alabama Media Group's Reckon by

In a follow up to Alabama Media Group’s acclaimed series “Greek Gods,” “Down in Alabama,” and “Recused,” Reckon and are launching two new podcasts: The Reckon Interview and Bammers.

What is the South? A place? A people? A lifestyle? Each week, on the Reckon Interview, host John Hammontree explores that question and more, with some of the most interesting minds in the South – authors, entertainers, artists, activists, and thinkers. Join us as we learn how this place shaped them and how they’re reshaping this place. Think of it as Fresh Air but with a lot more humidity.

Upcoming guests include:

  • The Daily Show’s Roy Wood, Jr. on Southern comedy, stereotypes and getting a sitcom filmed in Alabama (available now)
  • Florence-based designer Billy Reid on creating clothes for James Bond and the Avengers, and throwing one of the South’s biggest parties (available now)
  • Space archaeologist Sarah Parcak on her new book, and how the South’s past affects its future.
  • Rev. Dr. William Barber III on the South’s modern Civil Rights movement
  • Author Helen Ellis on the “Southern Lady Code” and being an Alabama ex-pat in New York
  • Musician Lee Bains III on the new faces of Southern rock (Lee also wrote the show’s theme music)

Subscribe on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sticher, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

And on July 22, step inside the minds of Alabama football fans with Bammers, including their obsession with the Crimson Tide and the lengths at which they'll go with their fandom. The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. Host Ben Flanagan takes a look at sidewalk alumni, immigrants who love the Tide, gameday weddings, Bama fans who live in Auburn and so much more. With people like Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Laura Rutledge, Marcus Spears and Alabama football fans across the world.

In the first four episodes, listeners will hear:

  • World of Alabama Football: A look at Alabama football as a global brand and people from outside of the U.S. who immigrated to the country, settled here and embraced Alabama football culture.
  • Sidewalk Alumni: Can you cheer for Alabama even if you didn't attend the school? Some snarks feel that way and use the would-be stigma against some of the Crimson Tide's most passionate and loyal fan base. But they don't let that deter their spirit.
  • No Gameday Weddings: We talk to Alabama fans about scheduling their weddings during Alabama’s bye week to avoid any conflicts with gamedays during the 2017 season.
  • What Everyone Else Thinks of Alabama Fans: What does the outside world think of the Alabama football fan base? We talked to some “outsiders” about what the rest of the world thinks of the Crimson Tide faithful.

Subscribe on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Sticher, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

About Alabama Media Group
Alabama Media Group is a digitally-minded news and information company that combines the up-to-the-minute access of and with the long revered, award-winning journalism of The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile’s Press-Register and The Mississippi Press.

Through award-winning brands, including “Reckon by,” “People of Alabama,” “It’s a Southern Thing” and “This is Alabama,” AMG brands craft compelling digital programming to connect with the community. As both a digital marketing agency and a publisher, Alabama Media Group drives daily conversations and engages millions through stories that inform, entertain, inspire, and connect our communities to the world around them.

Alabama Media Group is part of Advance Local, one of the nations’ leading media and marketing companies, attracting more than 48 million consumers across a stable of award-winning digital and print brands in markets throughout the U.S.

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