Sun, 11 September 2005
Howard Shepherd and Dave Shepherd invited their two siblings to talk about the roots of their speech.
Robert Shepherd talks about being the son who stayed close to home. (2:25)
Howard and Dave recall learning English on the North Carolina rural route, and losing a lot of their accents. (5:37)
Song: 'Blue Highway Home,' by Jim Taylor and Friends (19:59)
Rude word of the week: 'hillbilly' (22:37)
Beth Shepherd Bliss reminisces about leaving North Carolina to come to the Philadelphia area. (27:40)
What listeners from around the USA (and Australia) call a carbonated sweet drink and a long sandwich--emails and voicemails (32:00)
Howard recalls Tom Wicker's taking professional advantage of a southern accent. (34:22)
One of our favorite podcasts that features speech of our native region is 5 Minutes With Wichita.
Theme music by Kick the Cat
rating: G (It's all about family. Our parents might even hear this one! Nothing much rude at all about this podcast.)