Building the Dream

Two Tennessee guys shit on Hillbilly Elegy

January 21, 2021 Corbin Trent, Saikat Chakrabarti & Zack Exley
Building the Dream
Two Tennessee guys shit on Hillbilly Elegy
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Building the Dream
Two Tennessee guys shit on Hillbilly Elegy
Jan 21, 2021
Corbin Trent, Saikat Chakrabarti & Zack Exley

I know there is a lot going on. This episode has nothin to do with any of it. It's about being a hillbilly and media depictions of hillbillies and a shitty book/movie. Dan Riffle and I watched and read this terrible piece of shit book/movie called "Hillbilly Elegy" so you can take it off of your to-do list.

Dan and I have conversation about that and what it was like to grow up in the South and rural Ohio. We really took one for the team here so I hope you enjoy the conversation about the shared pain of growing up in a crumbling community, the struggle of addiction, and just how wrong the guy who wrote this book got it. 

For those of you who have never heard of Dan Riffle he's a really cool dude. I've had the privilege of working with him for a number of years going back to my days at Justice Democrats. He currently serves as AOC's policy guy. 

Show Notes

I know there is a lot going on. This episode has nothin to do with any of it. It's about being a hillbilly and media depictions of hillbillies and a shitty book/movie. Dan Riffle and I watched and read this terrible piece of shit book/movie called "Hillbilly Elegy" so you can take it off of your to-do list.

Dan and I have conversation about that and what it was like to grow up in the South and rural Ohio. We really took one for the team here so I hope you enjoy the conversation about the shared pain of growing up in a crumbling community, the struggle of addiction, and just how wrong the guy who wrote this book got it. 

For those of you who have never heard of Dan Riffle he's a really cool dude. I've had the privilege of working with him for a number of years going back to my days at Justice Democrats. He currently serves as AOC's policy guy.