The Whole Hog Podcast

A Crash Course in Southern Culture

Season 2, Episode 5: G&G editor in chief David DiBenedetto joins host John Huey to discuss how the magazine’s new book, S is for Southern, came into being—and to listen in on a few readings from the book’s contributors


Garden & Gun’s latest book, S Is for Southern, is an encyclopedia of Southern tradition and contemporary culture, and this episode of the Whole Hog is its crash course. Host John Huey is joined by editor in chief David DiBenedetto for a rundown of the new book, along with lively readings from some of its contributors. Hear Julia Reed’s ode to Doe’s Eat Place, a Greenville, Mississippi, institution. And listen in as Roy Blount, Jr. riffs on humidity, Kathleen Purvis retraces bourbon’s roots, and Randall Kenan talks Charley Pride.

Listen to the full episode or subscribe to the Whole Hog below. Like what you hear? Be sure to pick up a copy of S Is for Southern, available now at local bookstores and online.

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