Southern Hollows

Southern Hollows
The dark side of Southern history with Stinson Liles.

Doctors Orders
Nov 23, 2019 • 23 min
In the Spring of 1944, the town of New Iberia, Louisiana, threatened, beat, and expelled key leaders of the town’s black community – leaders who had recently formed a new NAACP branch and were in danger of getting, by some accounts, the “upper hand.”…
Breaking Down
Jun 19, 2018 • 25 min
On a cold, rainy afternoon in 1968 a Memphis garbage truck malfunctioned and killed the two “garbage packers” riding inside. It was the last straw for the city’s more than 1,000 sanitation workers, who walked off the job in protest of the conditions. But…
Moving Pictures
Feb 6, 2018 • 25 min
When filmmaker D.W. Griffith released Birth of a Nation in 1915, the revolutionary film changed the way America thought about the movies, and in many respects launched the modern film industry. But lesser known is the role Birth of a Nation had in the…
Fire and Bones
Oct 10, 2017 • 20 min
The short-lived period of Reconstruction in the former Confederacy was met with defiance, violence, and a growing sense of chaos and danger — and that powder keg exploded on Easter Sunday in 1873, when the residents of tiny Colfax, Louisiana went to war…
Kindly Reply
Jul 28, 2017 • 13 min
After emancipation decimated the labor supply of a Nashville-area plantation, its struggling master offers a former slave the chance to return. The response he received is one for the history books.
Broad Daylight
Jun 19, 2017 • 20 min
A city conspires to vengeance in 1917 after a local schoolgirl is murdered. Law enforcement is all but suspended as an organized committee forms to abduct a suspect from police custody and stage a gruesome public spectacle. After you’ve listened, .
The Mayor’s Mob
May 9, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode, we go back in history to a sunny Saturday morning in 1891, when as many as 10,000 New Orleans citizens from all walks of life storm the Parish Prison to lynch a dozen Italian immigrants who had been rounded up as suspects in a local…
Routine Papers
Apr 25, 2017 • 27 min
Meet Georgia Tann, the notorious Memphis matron of baby trafficking. Hear the tragic stories of her victims and the powerful Southern political machine that made it all possible. It’s a little-known story from Southern history, but one that we…
Out of Sight
Apr 11, 2017 • 30 min
Join a busload of determined Civil Rights marchers as they venture into a Georgia County equally determined to preserve a 75-year history of racial purity. It’s another dark-but-important story from Southern history. |