From authors and singers to runners and ghost-hunters, the "On Second Thought" archives have got you covered with stories that have nothing to do with coronavirus.
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From authors and singers to runners and ghost-hunters, the "On Second Thought" archives have got you covered with stories that have nothing to do with coronavirus.

While COVID-19 continues to dominate the news cycle, we thought our listeners would enjoy a break from coronavirus headlines.

Here’s the weekly roundup of some of our favorite segments that have nothing to do with the pandemic. As always, tell us what you think, and be sure to share your favorites! You can tag us on Twitter at @OSTTalk and join and comment in our Facebook group: “GPB Radio’s On Second Thought.”

(1) Author Breaks Down The Language Of ‘Southern Lady Code’

The title of author Helen Ellis' book, Southern Lady Code, refers to “a technique by which, if you don’t have something nice to say, you say something not-so-nice in a nice way.” We caught up with her to learn how to decipher the code. 

(2) Cool Runnings: Meet The Freeze, Who Speeds Things Up At Braves Games

Back when sporting events were still a thing, we caught up with Jamaican sprinter Durran Dunn, who’s one of the “The Freeze” runners at Atlanta Braves games. He shared the ways running has shaped his personal life, how he uses music to drive him forward, and how he stays connected to his Jamaican heritage while living in Atlanta.

(3) Georgia Playlist: Shantih Shantih

Need some “quarantunes” to pass the time? Listen back to this Georgia Playlist with Atlanta band Shantih Shantih.  We spoke to them right before their album "Someone, Anyone?!" was released last fall.

(4) How Boiled Cornmeal Became A Southern Staple

We know many of you are spending the hours cooking up a storm your kitchen may never have seen before. Whether or not grits have made it on your home menu, take a listen back to our interview with author Erin Byers Murray, who explored the rich history of Southern staple in her book, Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South. 

(5) Travel Channel’s Spirited ‘Ghost Brothers’ Dying To Chase The Departed

Is all this time at home making you notice the things that go bump in the night? Maybe it's time you check out the charming "Ghost Brothers." Their Travel Channel series is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime.    

That’s it for this week! Check back in next week for another five of our favorite segments. Until then, stay healthy and safe. 

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