Jad Abumrad On 'Dolly Parton's America'

Oct 31, 2019

You know who just about everyone loves? Dolly Parton. But journalist Jad Abumrad’s podcast Dolly Parton’s America isn’t just about how amazing Dolly is; it’s a deep exploration of a great American icon “at the crossroads of America’s culture wars.”

In this divided moment, you won’t find people agreeing on much of anything. But you know who just about everyone loves? Dolly Parton. Her “sad ass” songs about mistreated women, her celebrations of working people of all kinds—even just the idea of Dolly Parton captures hearts across race and class. But journalist Jad Abumrad’s new podcast Dolly Parton’s America isn’t just about how amazing Dolly is; it’s a deep exploration of a great American icon “at the crossroads of America’s culture wars.”