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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
4.6 stars from 14,548 ratings
Unexpected life changing podcast
I was never a fan of Dolly’s or even of Country Western music. It was on the suggestion of a you tuber (Leighann says) that I came across this podcast. As a young child my mother was diagnosed with brain tumors. Due to the treatments of this disease my mother had to move to another state fighting...Read full review »
JaclynPalagruto via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
Truly a delight!
I’m a massive Dolly fan and this podcast is an absolute pleasure to listen to: really interesting, very emotional and true to the subject. I have been very moved by the honesty of the hosts and the lens through which they view and discuss the music. An absolute must listen.
Rae980 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/20
Words can not describe how much I love this podcast. It’s reminded me of how much Dolly has figured in my own history. It’s covered the length and breadth of the WORLD. As a country, we’d all benefit from listening to and taking to heart the stories and perspectives shared here. What if we...Read full review »
Frizzle Momma via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/21/20
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