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The Spot: Give me 'Gravy'


This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...  

"A City Built on Barbeque," from the podcast Gravy, June 2015.

We recommend not listening to the Gravy podcast on an empty stomach.

In 2014, Peabody Award-winning Radio Reporter Tina Antolini partnered with Southern Foodways Alliance, to create the podcast Gravy that documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. Gravy uses food as a means to explore all of that, as well as to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals. 

In this episode of Gravy, we’re reminded that even when hyper local identities and traditions seem to be slipping away, it can be prime ground for a hidden history to pop up and revive community interests that were almost lost.

You can hear dozens of stories from Gravy by subscribing to their podcast, or heading to the Southern Foodways Alliance website.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super RainbowDjango Reinhardt, and Dee Dee Sharp.

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or an audio project we should feature, please drop us a line at thespot@kalw.org.

Tune in next week for another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.