Podcasts in Cherokee
By Katie Wheeler, Canton Resident
Enjoy Cherokee Voices
Enjoy Cherokee Voices started about a decade ago, when Jodi Drinkard and two of her college roommates met for a weeklong vacation in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Without skipping a beat, the three launched into their familiar routines of making each other laugh and engaging in crazy shenanigans. The idea for a hyper-local podcast was born.
City of Woodstock Podcast
The City of Woodstock podcast shares brief episodes highlighting local events, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and exceptional people within the City of Woodstock.
The City of Woodstock podcast is a unique way to tell the story of how the city serves its residents. City employees interview community members, program leaders, and local businesses owners, giving Woodstock a voice from the perspective of those who work in the city. The podcast goal is to share stories that people may otherwise miss. The first episode shared the program Meals to Woodstock, an initiative many residents might have missed, and the program has had increased involvement since the episode aired.
Irrational Kindness Podcast
The Irrational Kindness podcast hosted by Kevin Williams, franchisee of three Canton Chick-fil-A restaurants and author of Irrational Kindness, and Princess Moon shares a passion for people and inspirational conversations. On this show Kevin and Princess lift up the celebrity in every human, showing how through a spirit of curiosity we can make space to understand others and not just be understood.
Kevin Williams wants the podcast to help others shift their perspectives and have a heart for conversation. He genuinely enjoys getting to know members of our community and hearing their stories, which he plans to continue to do with the Irrational Kindness podcast.
Special guests include Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author; William Pressley, esteemed World War II veteran; Bill Grant, mayor of Canton; and Anita Corsini, star of HGTV series Flip or Flop Atlanta.
The Mockingbird Podcast
A weekly podcast hosted by Greg Shaddix, The Mockingbird Podcast shares interesting conversations about anything and everything with up-and-coming musicians. Greg enjoys authentic conversations with fellow musicians and singer-songwriters.
The Mockingbird Podcast is released every Friday featuring a long-form conversation with a local, regional, and sometimes national touring artist. Greg says, “There is no script, and I do not do research. My goal is for these conversations to be as authentic and raw as possible. Sometimes we stay on topic, sometimes we get off topic, but I enjoy the way the conversations flow.”
Occasionally, special episodes are released under the title The Mockingbird Radio Hour, where Greg features three original singer/songwriters by playing their songs and discussing them. Greg insists there is no formal critique to the radio show; he simply shares the things he enjoyed and how the songs made him feel. This show focuses largely on songwriters and North Georgia acts.
The goal of The Mockingbird Podcast is to highlight talented songwriters around town, give them a voice, and allow them to share their stories. Greg plans to continue highlighting local talent while growing his podcast.