Dixie Disappearance

Dixie Disappearance

Update: 2019-12-1740
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This episode delves into the controversy surrounding Dolly Parton’s Stampede (formerly known as “Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede”)—a dinner theater that presents the Civil War as a friendly competition between neighbors. In the wake of the Charlottesville Riots in 2017, the Dixie Stampede was called out by the press, and then became embroiled in the larger national conversation about Civil War monuments and the white-washing of history. Dolly’s business conglomerate decided to eliminate “Dixie” from the name, which caused further uproar. 


Dolly embodies “a quivering mass of irreconcilable contradictions” in a way very few other American figures do… but has America arrived at a place where such contradictions are no longer defensible or tolerable? 

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IlliniFan

My family passed through Pigeon Forge on our trek across America this Christmas season and noticed the name of the show had changed. This episode couldn't be more timely for us. Thanks for the explanation and continued interesting podcast.

Dec 29th
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