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Dolly Parton’s America

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Hi, Dolly Parton’s America fans!

We’re sharing a new trailer for our new 6-part series The Vanishing of Harry Pace -from the creators of Dolly Parton’s America, Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee – now premiering at Radiolab.

It was Motown before Motown, FUBU before FUBU: Black Swan Records. The label founded 100 years ago by Harry Pace. Pace launched the career of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, inadvertently invented the term rock n roll, played an important role in W.C. Handy becoming “Father of the Blues,” inspired Ebony and Jet magazines, and helped desegregate the South Side of Chicago in an epic Supreme Court battle. Then, he disappeared. The Vanishing of Harry Pace is a series about the phenomenal but forgotten man who changed America. It’s a story about betrayal, family, hidden identities, and a time like no other.

To listen to the the new series, click here or search “The Vanishing of Harry Pace” and “Radiolab,” wherever you get your podcasts.

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Hi, Dolly Parton’s America fans!

We’re sharing a new trailer for our new 6-part series The Vanishing of Harry Pace -from the creators of Dolly Parton’s America, Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee – now premiering at Radiolab.

It was Motown before Motown, FUBU before FUBU: Black Swan Records. The label founded 100 years ago by Harry Pace. Pace launched the career of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, inadvertently invented the term rock n roll, played an important role in W.C. Handy becoming “Father of the Blues,” inspired Ebony and Jet magazines, and helped desegregate the South Side of Chicago in an epic Supreme Court battle. Then, he disappeared. The Vanishing of Harry Pace is a series about the phenomenal but forgotten man who changed America. It’s a story about betrayal, family, hidden identities, and a time like no other.

To listen to the the new series, click here or search “The Vanishing of Harry Pace” and “Radiolab,” wherever you get your podcasts.

See more

Hi, Dolly Parton’s America fans!

We’re sharing a new trailer for our new 6-part series The Vanishing of Harry Pace -from the creators of Dolly Parton’s America, Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee – now premiering at Radiolab.

It was Motown before Motown, FUBU before FUBU: Black Swan Records. The label founded 100 years ago by Harry Pace. Pace launched the career of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, inadvertently invented the term rock n roll, played an important role in W.C. Handy becoming “Father of the Blues,” inspired Ebony and Jet magazines, and helped desegregate the South Side of Chicago in an epic Supreme Court battle. Then, he disappeared. The Vanishing of Harry Pace is a series about the phenomenal but forgotten man who changed America. It’s a story about betrayal, family, hidden identities, and a time like no other.

To listen to the the new series, click here or search “The Vanishing of Harry Pace” and “Radiolab,” wherever you get your podcasts.

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Hi, Dolly Parton’s America fans!

We’re sharing a new trailer for our new 6-part series The Vanishing of Harry Pace – from the creators of Dolly Parton’s America, Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee – now premiering at Radiolab.

It was Motown before Motown, FUBU before FUBU: Black Swan Records. The label founded 100 years ago by Harry Pace. Pace launched the career of Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, inadvertently invented the term rock n roll, played an important role in W.C. Handy becoming “Father of the Blues,” inspired Ebony and Jet magazines, and helped desegregate the South Side of Chicago in an epic Supreme Court battle. Then, he disappeared.  The Vanishing of Harry Pace is a series about the phenomenal but forgotten man who changed America. It’s a story about betrayal, family, hidden identities, and a time like no other.

To listen to the the new series, click here or search “Radiolab” and “The Vanishing of Harry Pace,” wherever you get your podcasts.

 

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Dec 31, 2019

She’s Alive!

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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 she speaks of her plans for how she’ll be remembered after she’s gone—how her voice will live on for the next 50, 100, 200 years.

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Dec 31, 2019

She’s Alive!

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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 she speaks of her plans for how she’ll be remembered after she’s gone—how her voice will live on for the next 50, 100, 200 years.

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Dec 31, 2019

She’s Alive!

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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 she speaks of her plans for how she'll be remembered after she’s gone—how her voice will live on for the next 50, 100, 200 years.

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Dec 24, 2019

Traveling Creatures: live music from the series

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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 twitter at @amythystkiah, and her music can be found at amythystkiah.com.
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Dec 13, 2019

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Alan Ragus
Dec 11, 2019

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. Produced and reported by Shima Oliaee. Dolly Parton’s America is a production from OSM Audio and WNYC Studios.