"Challenging the Appalachian narrative, one story at a time!" In this episode, Neil and Will sit down with the Appalachian, the Filmmaker, the Writer and Storyteller - Elon Justice. Upon working on her graduate school thesis, she came to the realization that "stories - Appalachian stories - have power." Understanding the perceptions that were often laid upon her accent and geographical upbringing, through her studies and work she wanted to find a way to "tell stories that smash stereotypes, uplift unheard voices, and give an honest, nuanced glance into what it means to be from the mountains" - hence the Appalachian Retelling Project was born. Take a listen as Elon describes how media can play a role in exploiting an entire region and in turn how media can play a role in changing those generational misconceptions. Local media, local stories are as important to tell from within as they are to share with others. You might even hear Elon's (not so secret) love of "Hillbilly Days" (If You Know You Know) and Neil's thoughts on his one recommendation of the year as well as some that are having "a bad day." Also, don't forget about the #AppBiz of the week: CANE Kitchen!