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An audio show by Jakob Lewis, where next door hits home. Telling stories of ordinary people that connect us to others and ourselves.

An audio show by Jakob Lewis, where next door hits home. Telling stories of ordinary people that connect us to others and ourselves.
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Location:

United States

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The Heard

Description:

An audio show by Jakob Lewis, where next door hits home. Telling stories of ordinary people that connect us to others and ourselves.

Language:

English

Contact:

615.336.7778


Episodes

The Digger

8/15/2017
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Whit Hill digs up items she finds with a metal detector — Civil War bullets, forgotten toys, old coins. Her treasures, and the songs she writes about them, remind her that there’s always the possibility of wonder in the ground beneath her feet. This story was reported by Tony Gonzalez. The shows editors are Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg. Neighbors is a member of the Heard, find out more at Theheardradio.com. Music by Podington Bear and Whit Hill

Duration: 00:20:33


Shine Service

8/1/2017
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Robert Person Sr. — Percy, as he’s known — has been shining shoes for 70 years. He started around age 10 and now, at 80, continues to work at Percy’s Shoe Shine Service in Nashville. He’s worn out, stressed out, but this veteran shoe shiner just can’t stop. The shows editors are Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg. Neighbors is a member of the Heard, find out more at Theheardradio.com. Music by Podington Bear and Dan Burns. Music by: Podington Bear and Dan Burns

Duration: 00:18:15


Childhood's End

7/18/2017
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Prepare to be embedded into a gaggle of neighborhood kids, playing at the peak of summer. Producer Erica Heilman from the always-delightful podcast Rumblestrip brings us the story of children holding on to the last gasps of youth. The shows editors are Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg. Neighbors is a member of the Heard, find out more at Theheardradio.com. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Jason Goforth.

Duration: 00:13:19


The Fighter

7/4/2017
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Wayne cherishes his independence. And having had ALS for 33 years, he has to fight for it everyday. But his disease is only one of the seemingly insurmountable challenges he’s faced. Credits: Edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh and Anita Bugg. Production assistance by Caleb Shiver. Music by Kelly Latimore

Duration: 00:15:38


Dave, The Weather Nut

5/16/2017
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Dave Hayes is a “social media-rologist”. He has no meteorology degree, but posts dense and poetic weather updates on Facebook where he’s grown quite a following. Hear how one man uses his computer to bring north-eastern Massachusetts together and protect them from the elements.

Duration: 00:19:16


The Funeral Director

5/2/2017
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Bethany embalmed bodies for a living, but she couldn’t help but empathize with every corpse she worked on, seeing her job as one final gift—one that was taking it’s toll. It turns out, some professions require a certain detachment. Edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh and Anita Bugg. Music by Podington Bear, Chris Zabriskie, and Jason Goforth.

Duration: 00:19:30


Every Breath Is Precious

4/18/2017
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Hannah has a rare genetic disorder that causes her to stop breathing when she goes to sleep. She wears a ventilator at night. How does having to constantly monitor a basic human function change how Hannah and her family approach life? Music by Podington Bear, Chris Zabriskie, Jason Goforth, and Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Duration: 00:21:57


The Oregon Trailblazer

4/4/2017
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In 2011, Rinker Buck crossed the Oregon Trail — yes, that Oregon Trail — in a covered wagon pulled by a team of mules. He traveled with his brother Nick and a Jack Russell Terrier named Olive Oyl. The journey forced Rinker to confront his greatest fear. Music in this episode by William Tyler, Podington Bear, Chris Zabriskie, and Kevin Mcleod

Duration: 00:24:58


Season 4 Starts April 4, New Episode Every Two Weeks

3/31/2017
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Hey Everyone, a new season of Neighbors starts Tuesday April 4th. Tell your friends, tell your family, the party starts Tuesday. www.podcasts.wpln.org

Duration: 00:01:08


A Musical Recovery

12/27/2016
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The season 3 finale is a little different. It is a personal story of Jakob’s told by taking a musical journey all around Nashville. Together, you will experience an Irish session, an Indian jam in a Mexican restaurant, a Jewish musical Shabbat, Beer and Hymns, and sacred harp singing.

Duration: 00:22:59


The Ordinary Radicals

12/8/2016
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In 1969, Leroy and Gloria Griffith got married in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It would have been an ordinary event, except that they are believed to be the first interracial couple to legally wed in the county. We hear the story of why they opened up their wedding to the public, despite racial tension in the community. Edited by Emily Siner and Anita Bugg Music by Podington Bear and Dan Burns Reporting by Mary Helen Montgomery Sponsor: Yazoo Brewing Company

Duration: 00:20:07


The High Five Revisted

11/22/2016
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Two men walk over a mile once a week just to give each other a high five. It's a seemingly meaningless act, but one that can take on a powerful meaning over time. We examine why they do this and check back in with one of them a year later. Editors: Rob McGinley Meyers, Tally Abecassis, and Emily Siner Music: Podington Bear and Dan Burns AKA Dop Shrah Sponsors: Yazoo Brewing Company

Duration: 00:17:50


Barbershop Duet-Part Two: Stephen

11/11/2016
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Like Part one—this is a story of a barber who followed an unlikely path to the grooming profession. Stephen Mason's journey took him from 20 years on the road, playing guitar in a Grammy-winning Christian rock band, to a one-chair, one-man barbershop called The Handsomizer. Edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh (who also voiced rex the barber), and Anita Bugg Music by Podington Bear, Dan Burns, and Jars of Clay Artwork by Mack Linebaugh, photo taken by Brad Butcher Sponsors: Yazoo...

Duration: 00:17:58


Barbershop Duet

10/21/2016
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Ronnie Clardy grew up near the barbershop he owns in Nashville, but the path that led him to his current life is anything but short and straight. He started dealing drugs at 13 and relapsed into a life of crime and prison several times, before he finally redirected his entrepreneurial spirit. Edited by: Mack Linebaugh, Emily Siner, and Anita Bugg Music by: Podington Bear and Dan Burns Sponsors: Yazoo Brewing Company www.yazoobrew.com Work In Progress a podcast by Slack...

Duration: 00:25:10


Honoring Wishes

8/4/2016
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We want to do right by the people we care about. But sometimes, honoring someone's wishes can put us at odds with social norms, our own values, or even the law. In this episode of Neighbors, three stories where the desire to honor wishes pushes us into uncomfortable territory. Neighbors is from Nashville Public Radio and Produced by Jakob Lewis Production Assistance from Bailey Robbins Edited by Mack Linebaugh and Emily Siner Music by Podington Bear and Dan Burns Sponsors: Yazoo...

Duration: 00:20:57


The Fence Jumper

7/7/2016
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Most people might think it’s not worth the trouble to intervene in someone else's life. But in this episode of Neighbors, we get to know a woman who sees that obstacle—and will do everything she can to jump over it. Photo provided by Beth Mathews Neighbors is from Nashville Public Radio and Produced by Jakob Lewis Production Assistance from Bailey Robbins Edited by Mack Linebaugh and Emily Siner Music by Podington Bear and Jason Goforth Sponsors: Yazoo Brewing Company and The...

Duration: 00:16:17


The Language Learner

4/22/2016
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We meet Gin Thawng. The 66-year old is a refugee from Burma living in a Nashville apartment with his ailing wife, a baby grandson, his daughter-in-law and son. A graduate of an innovative ESL program-on-wheels, Thawng shows us something about the power that language has and how human connection is bigger than just words. Editing by: Emily Siner and Mack LinebaughPhoto by: Brad ButcherProduction Assistance by: Bailey Robbins​Music by: Podington Bear and Dan BurnsSponsors: Yazoo Brewing...

This is Not a Love Song

3/29/2016
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What keeps you up at night? For some, it's the shape-shifting song of a mocking bird outside the bedroom window. It turns out, not everyone is amazed by this bird's musical feats. What is a wonder of nature to some, to others is the sound of torture. This time on Neighbors, a guest episode from our friends at Nocturne. special thanks to Vanessa Lowe who produced this story and orignally aired it on Nocturne.www.nocturnepodcast.org episode art by Christopher Stewart Sponsors: Yazoo Brewing...

Duration: 00:27:58


The Tuba Man

3/15/2016
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It's an odd scene: A man, playing a sousaphone, stands inside a tunnel on a busy Nashville road during rush hour. Is he crazy, divinely inspired or something else entirely? In this episode of Neighbors, we go inside the world of "tuba man" Joe Hunter and discover what brings him and his instrument to the tunnel. Some music by: Podington BearEditing help from: Emily Siner, and Mack LinebaughProduction Assistance: Bailey RobbinsArtwork:Christopher StewartSponsors:Yazoo Brewing...

Duration: 00:19:27


The Baker's Son

3/1/2016
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Sam Tucker is a gifted baker, but the one thing that is his greatest passion just might put his family in danger. With thepremiere of season 3, I am thrilled to announce Neighbors' partnership with Nashville Public Radio. Some music by: Podington BearEditing help from:Rob McGinley Myers, Emily Siner, and Mack LinebaughProduction Assistance: Bailey RobbinsArtwork:Christopher StewartSponsors:Yazoo Brewing Company,Magnolia Record Club Neighbors is a part of The Heard If you like the story...

Duration: 00:27:39

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