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S03 E06 – Hillbilly Queer


The United States is the most divided it has been since the Civil War, yet there are everyday people who are still willing to work together to find a path forward.

Join J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman as they explore identity and family and discuss J.R.’s forthcoming father-son memoir, Hillbilly Queer—a gripping tale of two men who see the world differently, one a gay liberal highbrow and the other a working-class Trump supporter, and their travels together to rural Missouri at the height of the 2016 election to uncover truths about their family’s past.

Cover Art – By Shantanu Suman and Emma Fulkerson (inspired by photography from Brock Williamson)

Original air date: Apr. 24, 2021

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