Speaking Over the Mountains is a podcast where guests talk with hosts Meg & Drew about growing up in the Appalachian region. SOtM is about giving Appalachians a platform to speak for themselves after years of having been spoken for. Oh, and you're also likely to get a good story out of Granny at the end of every episode too.
Drew is a mechanical engineer by day and spends his non-podcast life in the woods-hiking, fishing, hunting (read: falling asleep in the woods), and kayaking. He’s also learning soccer and Dungeons & Dragons. He is a homebody who hates TV and loves his dogs. He reads and writes sporadically. When he used to have free time he made bread and gardened. Now, he works and podcasts with his limited free time.
Meg is a high school history teacher by day and spends her non-pocast life with her dogs if at all possible. She joins Drew on his outdoor endeavors when they are reasonably safe and well-planned. She likes the outdoors too but is content to be outdoors on the porch or in the backyard with her chickens.She’s more likely to be found reading, drinking wine, or writing. Meg’s other passion is food-but not in the cooking way, in the eating way. More specifically in the way that someone else cooks for you... so she likes to go to restaurants. That’s a hobby, right?
Both Meg & Drew were raised in Pound Virginia and spent their blissful formative years there. They both graduated from Pound High School in 2007. Drew moved to Blacksburg to attend Virginia Tech and Meg stayed behind to attend Mountain Empire Community College and later UVA-Wise. Meg graduated from college in 2011 and moved to Blacksburg to be with Drew (a super senior by that point). Drew graduated in 2012 and the couple remained in Blacksburg until 2013. Meg completed her Master’s in Education from Radford University in 2014 and the couple moved to Roanoke for a ridiculously short six months.Following Roanoke, the couple landed in Floyd, VA. They spent three wonderful years there until their desire for something a bit bigger got the better of them and they moved to Asheville in June 2017.
In November 2017, Meg & Drew took a weekend trip to Charleston, SC and on their drive home to the mountains their idea for the podcast was born.