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. You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app. If you'd like to read Hillbilly Elegy, check it out on Amazon.

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