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Back in the Day Podcast is a series of interviews with historians, related to Tennessee and Middle Tennessee history. It's produced by Metropolitan Archives of Nashville & Davidson County.

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United States

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Back in the Day Podcast is a series of interviews with historians, related to Tennessee and Middle Tennessee history. It's produced by Metropolitan Archives of Nashville & Davidson County.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sandra Shelton, Former Owner of Hillsboro Village Shop, Pangaea

3/8/2023
Occupying the corner of 21st Ave S and Belcourt Ave for a little over 20 years, and on Belmont Blvd before that, Pangaea was a beloved business by many Nashvillians, tourists, and even celebrities. Sandra Shelton was its proprietor, and she sat down with us to tell us the story of her shop and her life.

Duration:00:32:40

Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, Curator of "WWII POW Exhibit: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy?"

2/12/2023
In this episode, Ken and Sarah chat with Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, the curator of "Camp Forrest, TN - POW Exhibit: Friend, Enemy or Frenemy" that resided in Metro Archives from fall, 2022 through February, 2023. Dr. Taylor is a best-selling author and retired higher-education administrator. For more than a decade, she researched topics such as WWII, the U.S. home front, and American government. Her research led her down the path of Camp Forrest and the P.O.W. camp that existed there during WWII. Learn about how her research turned into collecting valuable artwork, ephemera, and stories, and ultimately led to the interesting exhibit she curated.

John Zuccarello, Nashville History

9/17/2022
In this episode, Program Coordinator for the Archives, Sarah Arntz officially joins the podcast team with Ken to interview native Nashvillian, John Zuccarello, about growing up in the Music City, its plentiful history with baseball, his research work with the local cemeteries, and various other Nashville-related topics.

Duration:01:01:24

Back in the Day

9/17/2022
In this episode, Program Coordinator for the Archives, Sarah Arntz officially joins the podcast team with Ken to interview native Nashvillian, John Zuccarello, about growing up in the Music City, its plentiful history with baseball, his research work with the local cemeteries, and various other Nashville-related topics.

Duration:01:01:24

Back in the Day: Jim Zapp - Nashville Stars Baseball Team

2/3/2022
In 2006, the Archives opened an exhibit entitled, "Play Ball" featuring interviews with some of Nashville's baseball greats. In honor of Black History Month, Back in the Day presents Jim Zapp. Born in 1924 in Nashville, his baseball career began after his enlistment in the US Navy during World War 2.He joined a segregated military team while stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His coach, impressed with his ability, transferred him to the white team, becoming only one of two African-American players in the integrated line-up. After the war, he signed with the Baltimore Elite Giants, returning home to Nashville in 1946 and joining the Nashville Cubs. Later he went to play for the Birmingham Black Barons, the Morocco Stars, the Nashville Stars and finally returned to the Elite Giants. At the conclusion of the 1955 season, he retired from baseball. Mr. Zapp passed away on september 30, 2016.

Duration:01:07:06

Back in the Day: Tennessee's Connection to the women of World War II

7/28/2021
Historian DeAnn Killon discusses some of the Tennessee Women that contributed to the United States victory in World War 2

Duration:00:49:34

Tennessee's Connection to the women of World War 2

7/28/2021
Historian DeAnn Killon discusses some of the Tennessee Women that contributed to the United States victory in World War 2

Duration:00:49:33

Hard Hickory, Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812

2/5/2021
In this episode from 2019, Tony Turnbow discusses his nonfiction History book, Hardened to Hickory: the missing chapter of Andrew Jackson's Life.

Duration:00:22:19

Back in the Day

8/2/2019
In this episode, Metro Archivist Ken Fieth talks with local historian, author and Professor Todd Van Beck on funeral practices during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

Duration:00:32:16

Back in the Day: Confederate Winter and Freedom Spring

4/30/2019
Author Kurt Vetters discusses his newest books, Confederate Winter and Freedom Spring.

Duration:00:24:15

Back in the Day Podcast: Runaways, Coffles, & Fancy Girls: History of Slavery in Tennessee

8/8/2018
Metro Archivist Ken Fieth speaks with Bill Carey, a.k.a. History Bill, on his new book about Slavery in Nashville and Davidson County.

Duration:00:37:22

Who Shot Haynie?

7/20/2018
The lead story on May 24th, 1968 was the killing of popular, well-known Chevrolet dealership owner Haynie Gourley. Not since the Cooper-Carmack case of 1908 had Nashville been so pre-occupied with a murder investigation. The murder is still unsolved.

Duration:00:41:37

Back in the Day Podcast: US Weather Service Nashville Station Journals, Celestial Events, and the Buffalo Balloon

5/19/2018
Sarah Arntz, an Archivist with the Metro Archives, speaks about her recent processing of the US Weather Service, Nashville Station journals. Some of the more interesting entries relate sightings of the Northern Lights and the first Airmail balloon—The Buffalo—making trips across Nashville.

Duration:00:19:23

Back in the Day Podcast: Over There, Over Here: Tennesseans in World War One

5/12/2018
During this episode, Myers Brown, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Archives Development Program, discusses their project to collect and preserve the records of Tennesseans during the war.

Duration:00:27:44

Back in the Day Podcast: And the Walls Came Crashing Down: Lifeway Tower Implosion

5/5/2018
Archivist Drew Mahan discusses the use of implosion technology and the recent implosion of the Lifeway Draper Tower.

Duration:00:23:25

Back in the Day: Anti-German Sentiment in Nashville during World War One

3/3/2018
Nashville had a strong second generation German community by the time of World War One. Amy Wannamacher discusses the impact of the strong Anti-German sentiment expressed on the National, State and local level on the Nashville German community.

Duration:00:36:18

Back in the Day Podcast: Tennessee in WWI

2/6/2018
During this episode, Metropolitan Archivist Ken Fieth welcomes Mark Thompson for a discussion in commemoration of the United States' entry into World War I, just over one hundred years ago. Mark is a living history interpreter and student of America's military and wars.

Duration:00:56:15