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“New Nashvillian” Alex Steed uses being a total outsider as an excuse to unearth the city’s rich history.

“New Nashvillian” Alex Steed uses being a total outsider as an excuse to unearth the city’s rich history.

Location:

United States

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“New Nashvillian” Alex Steed uses being a total outsider as an excuse to unearth the city’s rich history.

Language:

English

Contact:

6154976521


Episodes

Appreciating David Berman, Ascending Menthol Mountains

8/6/2020
A cast of friends pay tribute to David Berman and Menthol Mountains; bringing his inspiring blog to life.

Duration:00:45:34

The Nashville Flame and other 1980s Fever Dreams [Rebroadcast]

7/29/2020
Before taking you down a fever dreamy rabbit hole of 1980s Nashville, Alex delves into the legend of the Nashville Flame—a friend of other-worldly humanoids and foe to murderous biker-gangs.

Duration:00:29:39

Tony Alamo, Susan Alamo, Cults and Sequined Jackets: A Conversation with Author Debby Schriver

7/17/2020
We talk Tony Alamo, the children of his cult, the horrible act befallen to his wife, Susan Alamo through a conversation with author Debby Schriver.

Duration:00:48:25

Tristen Talks Please Vote Nashville and Civic Engagement

7/17/2020
Tristen Gaspadarek talks with Alex Steed about the origins of Please Vote Nashville how being a DIY musician overlaps with civic engagement.

Duration:00:20:00

Marlene Twitty-Fargo is a Foul-Mouthed Angel

7/8/2020
Marlene Twitty-Fargo is the drag persona of Tim White, leader of the band The Twat Biscuits and is a ton of fun.

Duration:00:39:43

Nick Gulas was Nashville’s King of Wrestling

7/1/2020
As a teenager in 1920s Birmingham, Alabama, Nick Gulas left his job at a bakery to learn the ropes (pun intended) of working in the wrestling business. Once he knew a thing or two, he came to Nashville and made both the city and the sport his life for over 40 years. For a good […]

Duration:00:41:33

Rabid Dogs, Spanish Flu and Acid Attacks: 1918 Was Wild

5/6/2020
A Spanish Flu adjacent episode in which pieces from the Tennessean from that time are visited.

Duration:00:26:19

Sex in the Time of COVID-19

4/2/2020
I took a break from heavy stuff this week to talk sex in the isolation age with Tessa Lowe of Primrose Path Boutique.

Duration:00:33:21

The 1998 Nashville Tornados: Dark, Mile-Wide Wall

3/19/2020
A piece about the day of the 1998 tornado itself. K-Ci & JoJo were huge and the winds were catastrophic.

Duration:00:20:33

The 1998 Nashville Tornados: The Invisible Hand

3/12/2020
Part 1 of a three part miniseries about the 1998 Nashville tornadoes.

Duration:00:22:04

Music City Tales from the 1980s: Lower Broad and the Ascendance of the High Class Drunk

3/5/2020
How did Lower Broad manage to ascend into a tourist destination in the later half of the Reagan Era? Also, a few words about that fucking tornado.

Duration:00:41:09

Music City Tales… Companion: Deporting Sex Workers, Legalizing Prostitution and Bombing Strip Clubs

2/26/2020
A bit about sex work during the Civil War and some unbelievable tales about The Classic Cat II, Nashville’s longest running, and probably most storied, strip clubs.

Duration:00:24:25

Music City Tales from the 1980s: Meet Hoot Jackson [Lower Broad Part I]

2/20/2020
How Lower Broad went from being the sort of place most folks didn’t engage with after dark to becoming a budding tourist destination.

Duration:00:35:47

One time Carlene Carter was Awarded a Key to the Jail

2/12/2020
Today we talk with the wonderful Carlene Carter. This is not an official installment of Music City Tales from the 1980s, though it’s strongly related. Let’s say that it’s a companion episode.

Duration:00:43:41

Music City Tales from the 1980s: From Rural Purges to All Nashville All the Time

2/6/2020
In March of 1983, WSM launched The Nashville Network, TNN for short. Today we look at how televisions show like Hee Haw, and a phenomenon called “The Rural Purge” made all of this possible.

Duration:00:36:48

Music City Tales from the 1980s: Growing Up Opryland

1/30/2020
If you were a kid in Nashville in the 1980s, you will forever have THE ultimate insider Nashville conversation starter in your back pocket; Opryland USA.

Duration:00:25:26

Music City Tales From the 1980s: Prologue: Last Ticket to Bonertown

1/22/2020
Alex Steed introduces a new 10-part series about Nashville in the 1980s by having a look at the infamous Mayor Bill Boner and his Donahue appearance.

Duration:00:17:56

To Space and Back with The Weird Sisters

1/15/2020
Nashville Demystified gets too stoned interviewing The Weird Sisters, so they turn their chat into a sound collage.

Duration:00:36:45

Sean Nelson is Back in Nashville, Everybody!

1/8/2020
Sean Nelson is a writer / music journalist / haver-of-opinions / singer / musician best known for his published works in The Stranger and as member of the band Harvey Danger.

Duration:00:46:56

Anthony Simpkins of GemsOnVHS

12/18/2019
Anthony Simpkins runs the popular YouTube channel, GemsOnVHS. We talk genre, curation and the empathetic power of music.

Duration:00:52:36