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In this podcast, Art Remillard talks with Tracy Thompson about her recent book, The New Mind of the South. Thomson is a journalist, book author, and editor, who, for fifteen years, reported for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Washington Post. She also blogs at The Blockhead Chronicles. Thompson begins our conversation by explain how her book is similar to, and unique from, Wilber J. Cash’s 1941 classic, The Mind of the South. She then discusses the South that she encountered while traveling through the region and studying its history and culture. The podcast concludes with Thompson pondering what it means to be a “southerner” in the twenty-first century.