Nashville Demystified

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

Remembering Jim Varney / Ernest P. Worrell [and Jenni Lyn Gardner of Della Mae]
Jul 17 • 88 min
Jenni Lyn Gardner, of Grammy nominated Della Mae, and Daniel Butler, a man with a rich Nashville history and experience working with Jim Varney, aka Ernest P. Worrell.
Sick Teachers and Bachelorette Party Fever Dreams
Jul 10 • 45 min
A bachelorette fever dream that leads into a explanation of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Teachers ongoing plight.
Honkytonk Badonkadonk and Carolyn Kendrick
Jul 3 • 52 min
Jack Evan Johnson and Cybelle Elena discuss their zine Honkytonk Badonkadonk and we catch up with Carolyn Kendrick on her move to Nashville.
Home, Wood Panel Discounts and Pride feat. Ellie Buckland [Lula Wiles] and Bluegrass Wednesday
Jun 20 • 53 min
Eleanor discusses why professional musicians’ concepts of “home” can be especially unique. Evan and James discuss Bluegrass Wednesday’s at the American Legion Post 82.
Racist Encounters, Small and Large
Jun 12 • 21 min
Typically Nashville Demystified is conversation and interview heavy, but again I am just off vacation and so I am without an interview. And, and this is the focus of what follows, on my way back from BNW airport my Uber driver used the n-word twice. I…
New Nashville is a Literal Sci-Fi Dystopia: a conversation with Veronica Kavass
Jun 4 • 36 min
Alex talks with writer Veronica Kavass and how you can be both a New Nashvillian and from here.
Nashville’s Other Music Scene feat. Michael Eades
May 28 • 42 min
Host Alex Steed sits down with We Own This Town curator Michael Eades to talk about podcast networks and the local music scene.
Belcourt Theater Program Director Toby Leonard
May 20 • 41 min
Alex sits down with Belcourt Program Director Toby Leonard and author Veronica Kavass.
Robert Altman’s Nashville [and 9 other Nashville movies you must see]
May 14 • 66 min
Alex Steed sits down film critic Jason Shawhan to discuss the Belcourt and Robert Altman’s Nashville (and nine other films you should know).
Changes [Meditations on New Nashville]
May 6 • 23 min
Host Alex Steed checks in with his previous guests on their thoughts about the changes and developments typically referred to as New Nashville.
Housing, Homelessness and Hyper Gentrification
Apr 29 • 40 min
“The thing I think we forget is you and I have one life to live on this earth. If you believe in reincarnation, it’s awesome, but right now we only have one. What are we gonna do with out life, open our hands or clench fists and cling to own security?”
Nashville Craft Beer and Civics
Apr 22 • 42 min
Alex speaks with Brittany Haas, one of the most talented fiddle players in the world who is New to Nashville and Anthony Davis, Nashville councilman and beer empresario.
John Hartford: Enigmatic Father
Apr 15 • 43 min
Pt. 2 on John Hartford. This week Alex sits down with Katie Harford Hogue — Hartford’s daughter — who talks about the musician from a much different perspective.
John Hartford and the Birth of Newgrass
Apr 8 • 59 min
Alex sits down with New Nashvillian Carolyn Kendrick to discuss the influence of Newgrass pioneer John Hartford. He then speaks with Grand Ole Opry fiddler Matt Combs about the history of Hartford and the split between Bluegrass and Newgrass.
Coming Soon: Nashville Demystified
Apr 4 • 1 min
“New Nashvillian” Alex Steed uses being a total outsider as an excuse to unearth the city’s rich history.