7 fascinating podcasts about Mississippi

Published 10:13 am Friday, January 26, 2018

With the recent release of WTVA-Tupelo’s episodic podcast “13: The Search for Leigh Occhi,” we decided to round up other Mississippi-related podcasts and podcast episodes you’ll want to bookmark for your next road trip.

“Someone Knows Something” Season 3: Dee & Moore

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“In 1964, the partial remains of two black teenagers — Charles Moore and Henry Dee — were pulled from a backwater of the Mississippi River. Brutally murdered by the Ku Klux Klan, no one was ever convicted. In one of his first ever cold case investigations, Someone Knows Something host David Ridgen joins victim’s brother Thomas Moore, as he returns to Mississippi 40 years later to discover the truth, confront the Klansmen involved, and find justice.”

“The Breakthrough”: How a Reporter Solved a Decades-Old Murder

“Mississippi Clarion Ledger reporter Jerry Mitchell tells us how he solved one of the oldest cold cases in U.S. history — the 1962 murder of Mary Horton at the hands of Mississippi drifter Felix Vail.”

This American Life: 299: Back from the Dead

“This American Life producer Sarah Koenig visits Pearlington, Mississippi, a town in danger of not starting up again after Hurricane Katrina. It’s in Hancock County, the Ground Zero of the hurricane’s devastation.”

Radio Lab: “Crossroads”

“In this short, we go looking for the devil, and find ourselves tangled in a web of details surrounding one of the most haunting figures in music–a legendary guitarist whose shadowy life spawned a legend so powerful, it’s still being repeated…even by fans who don’t believe a word of it.”

This American Life: “The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar” 

“In 1912 a four-year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi. In 2004, Bobby Dunbar’s granddaughter discovered a secret beneath the legend of her grandfather’s kidnapping, a secret whose revelation would divide her own family, bring redemption to another, and become the answer to a third family’s century-old prayer.” 

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Made in Mississippi

“The Made In Mississippi podcast will interview successful Mississippians to gain valuable insights into their approach to business, life as a busy entrepreneur and what they’ve learned throughout the course of their career.”

Mississippi Moments

“These are the stories of our people in their own words. From sharecroppers to governors, the veterans, artists, writers, musicians, leaders, followers, all those who call Mississippi home.”