Away Message, if you don’t already know, is Our State’s first podcast. For its first season, senior writer Jeremy Markovich explored the most remote places in North Carolina, and for Season 2, we’re bringing you along on a scavenger hunt of sorts. We’re looking for hard to find places, but also lost artifacts, secrets, missing people, and forgotten stories. New episodes begin April 3, 2018, but we’ve included a short preview of what’s to come:

You can find all of Season 1’s episodes at, through iTunes, or wherever else you subscribe to podcasts. And if you’re new to podcasts and want to know how to listen and how they work, we’ve written a short explainer for you here.

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Jeremy Markovich is a digital manager, writer, and podcast host at Our State.