In 2020, I began work on a new podcast with Abe Partridge, an Alabama songwriter and visual artist. 

Abe was visiting churches across the Appalachians that were known for handling serpents, and for drinking poison. He kept hearing songs in these services that he had never heard before, and so, he decided to capture them.

"Alabama Astronaut" is a series about that quest, and the live audio recorded by this songwriter, as the sect grew closer to him.

You can listen to the series for free, in its entirety, on the player featured on this page.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it ...

Abe, Ferrill, and the rest of the Alabama Astronaut gang (which is Andrew Hamblin, Taylor Hamblin and Shawn Byrne. That night we missed Cody Coots, Cassy Coots and Elizabeth Gibbs...)

Abe, Ferrill, and the rest of the Alabama Astronaut gang (which is Andrew Hamblin, Taylor Hamblin and Shawn Byrne. That night we missed Cody Coots, Cassy Coots and Elizabeth Gibbs...)