Since October I’ve been enjoying listening to episodes of the fascinating Dolly Parton’s America. Each episode dives into how people relate to Dolly and her own perspectives on her life and the world. The exploration goes to some troubling places, and some inspiring ones, and I think it does an admirable job of detailing a very complicated intersection of admiration and disappointment.
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-part journey into the Dollyverse.Dolly Parton’s America