Nashville Demystified

Nashville Demystified

Latest Episodes

Appreciating David Berman, Ascending Menthol Mountains
August 06, 2020

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

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

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

Tristen Talks Please Vote Nashville and Civic Engagement
July 17, 2020

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

Marlene Twitty-Fargo is a Foul-Mouthed Angel
July 08, 2020

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

Nick Gulas was Nashville’s King of Wrestling
July 01, 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 ...

Rabid Dogs, Spanish Flu and Acid Attacks: 1918 Was Wild
May 06, 2020

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

Sex in the Time of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

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

The 1998 Nashville Tornados: Dark, Mile-Wide Wall
March 19, 2020

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

The 1998 Nashville Tornados: The Invisible Hand
March 12, 2020

Part 1 of a three part miniseries about the 1998 Nashville tornadoes.