Listen to These Georgia Podcasts
Southern voices, true-life tales, insights into Georgia history, politics, theater, and more come to light in podcasts produced throughout the state. Start listening to intriguing discussions about films in Atlanta, books in Thomasville, running in Savannah, true crimes, and much more with a few of our favorite podcasts below.
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - In Conversation
In the bi-weekly podcast series "In Conversation," the voices of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) discuss a variety of themes and topics rooted in Jewish cinema. Hosted by AJFF’s Sara Glassberg and Brad Pilcher, each episode features a special guest and showcases exemplary films, from past AJFF favorites, to hidden gems, new releases, and classics.
WABE's Peabody Award-winning Buried Truths podcast acknowledges and unearths still-relevant stories of injustice, resilience, and racism in the American South. Season 1 focused on Isaiah Nixon, voter suppression, and new beginnings. Season 2 tells the story of A.C. Hall, a black teenager mistakenly identified as stealing a gun in 1962, Macon, Georgia. Through A.C.’s story, host Hank Klibanoff examines police privilege, racial conditioning, community activism, and more.
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Podcasts from Georgia Public Broadcasting delve into a wide range of issues and topics, from politics to history, arts and culture. Eight of its offerings include:
- On Second Thought - Weekly show about all topics relating to Georgia
- Political Rewind - Issues facing local, state and federal government
- The Bitter Southerner - Southern culture and the South’s contributions to American life
- Ask the Mayor: Questions for Keisha - Monthly show with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
- Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project - An audio play about Troy Davis, who was executed on Georgia’s death row
- Football Fridays in Georgia - Highlights of high school football games around Georgia
- Speakeasy with Denene - Author Denene Millner dives into the beauty and humanity of blackness
- The Credits - Conversations with people working in Georgia’s film and television industry
True Colors Podcast
Since Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre in Atlanta has been closed because of COVID-19, Artistic Director Jamil Jude has started a podcast to continue to connect with the community. The TrueColorsPodcast is live on Instagram every Thursday, and it's recorded and shared on Facebook and YouTube. Check in to hear discussions with staff, patrons, and artists involved in the theatre and its current season of She Griots, black women storytellers.
Up and Vanished
The investigative true crime podcast Up and Vanished is hosted by Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey. In Season 1, Payne tackles his first cold case story, the unsolved disappearance of Georgia high school teacher and former pageant queen, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year-old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history and is still unfolding.