Awards Chatter

Dolly Parton - 'Dumplin''

Episode Summary

One of the most popular singer/songwriters of all-time — a woman who The Guardian described as “the biggest star country music has ever produced,” and who has crossed back and forth, for more than 40 years, between country and pop, while also starring in movies and on TV — discusses her Appalachian roots and road to Nashville, the backstories of her greatest hits ("Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You") and how she came to provide the soundtrack — and Oscar-contending single 'Girl in the Movies' — for a new Netflix movie. But first: Alex Honnold, the professional rock climber who is the subject of the new National Geographic documentary 'Free Solo,' joins Scott to discuss his death-defying free solo — as in, climb without ropes — of Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall, which has been called "the moon landing of free soloing" and "the most impressive athletic achievement of our lifetimes."

Episode Notes

One of the most popular singer/songwriters of all-time — a woman who The Guardian described as “the biggest star country music has ever produced,” and who has crossed back and forth, for more than 40 years, between country and pop, while also starring in movies and on TV — discusses her Appalachian roots and road to Nashville, the backstories of her greatest hits ("Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You") and how she came to provide the soundtrack — and Oscar-contending single 'Girl in the Movies' — for a new Netflix movie.

But first: Alex Honnold, the professional rock climber who is the subject of the new National Geographic documentary 'Free Solo,' joins Scott to discuss his death-defying free solo — as in, climb without ropes — of Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall, which has been called "the moon landing of free soloing" and "the most impressive athletic achievement of our lifetimes."

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.