Austin Peay alum and former professor helps to launch new podcast, ‘Ozarks Haints N Hooch’
(Posted July 1, 2020)
Austin Peay State University alum and former communication professor Dawn Larsen has joined a new podcast about Ozark lore and history. The podcast premieres Wednesday, July 1, on Podbean.
Larsen – who earned her Master of Arts in 1991 and was a communication arts professor from 1993-1995 before returning to APSU as a summer theatre visiting artist – joined three other Ozark women from across the country to launch the podcast.
Pam Atha, Deidre Larsen McCormick and Dina Larsen Gillman will gather bimonthly remotely from three states to discuss Ozark ghosts, monsters, superstitions, people, places, lore and history – with a bonus twist, a cocktail themed to the feature story.
The quartet asks listeners to grab some hooch and join them with one minor warning: “This ain’t no fancy academic, check-your-references kinda deal. This is four girls from the Ozarks sipping and spewing about haints, hooch and history.”
Atha – from West Fork, Arkansas, and lives in Nashville, Tennessee – is a choreographer, teacher and performer. The other three hosts are sisters and grew up in Forsyth, Missouri. Dawn Larsen lives in Florence, South Carolina, and is a singer/songwriter, performer and theatre professor. Deidre Larsen McCormick lives in Forsyth and is the assistant general manager for Tanger in Branson, Missouri. Dina Larsen Gillman lives in Forsyth and owns a childcare business.
The podcast soon will be available on Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.
For more information, contact Dawn Larsen at OzarksHaintsNHooch@gmail.com.
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