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WNYC Studios & OSM Audio
Dolly Parton's America
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, creator of Radiolab and More Perfect. Dolly Parton’s America is co-produced by WNYC Studios, home to great podcasts like Snap Judgement, Death, Sex & Money, and Nancy.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 17,020 ratings
Amazing
I love this podcast and learning about this particular legend. She’s a philosopher, musical genius, lyric heart master, business icon and best neighbor ever all rolled into one. Thank you!
McDargh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/27/20
Superb storytelling
Fast-paced. Amazing perspective on a legend.
Make Up Any Username via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/24/20
I had heard good things about this podcast, and was disappointed. The host gets in the way of the story, and the electronic edits to Dolly’s songs are unnecessary. I tried to keep listening to hear Dolly, but the edits to her stories ruin the flow. I wish the host and editors had listened a...Read full review »
grembops via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/22/20
Recent Episodes
As Dolly will tell you, so much of who she is - her creativity, her music, her stance on life - emanates from her faith, but what exactly is that faith? The answer is deeply surprising. In this episode, Dolly tells a story of finding God in an abandoned church filled with X-rated graffiti.  And...
Published 12/31/19
Published 12/31/19
In this second bonus music episode, we play two live songs we recorded, sung by bluegrass musicians Nora Brown and Amythyst Kiah.  You can find Nora on facebook @norabrownbanjo, instagram @little.nb, and her music at jalopyrecords.org and on Spotify. Amythyst is on facebook, instagram, and...
Published 12/24/19
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