Betsy Phillips

In this episode, Kim Baldwin sits down with Betsy Phillips, author of Jesus Crawdad Death, a book of short stories published by Third Man Books. She also has a forthcoming book on Nashville’s mid-20th-century white supremacist bombings, titled Dynamite Nashville: The FBI, the KKK, and the Bombers Beyond Their Control. Betsy is the Marketing and Sales Manager for Vanderbilt University Press. Her writing about history and politics has appeared in the Nashville Scene and Washington Post. We would be remiss not to mention that her hand was recently in the NY Times.

Join us for a conversation about what Betsy wishes she could tell every new Nashvillian, how anyone can be a historian, cemeteries, and being held hostage by the National Archives.

Find Betsy on Twitter, Instagram, and at The Nashville Scene.

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