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The Matt Jones Podcast: E56 Hillbilly Elegy with J.D. Vance


Matt is joined by Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance to discuss Vance’s observations of Appalachia.  A Middletown, Oh. native, Vance’s time in Eastern Kentucky primarily occurred during summers with his grandparents in Breathitt County.  After serving as a Marine and attending Yale Law School, hear his sociological analysis in this discussion with Matt, that includes:

—  The hardest part for Vance when he went to Yale.

—  The similarities and differences in their upbringings.

—  How disenfranchisement led to the rise of Donald Trump.

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If you’d like to read Hillbilly Elegy, check it out on Amazon.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for The Matt Jones Podcast: E56 Hillbilly Elegy with J.D. Vance

  1. BiasedBigfoot
    12:34 am August 30, 2016 Permalink

    Does Vance also have a nose whistle?