Nashville Demystified

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

Alex Steed

@alexsteed
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Bebe Buell is a Force of Nature

She is one hundred percent personality. She has *lived.*
Posted: Wed October 9, 2019
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Getting Sleazy with LG of Thelma and the Sleaze

Alex Steed speaks with absolute force of nature Lauren Gilbert, aka LG, aka band center of gravity for Thelma and the Sleaze.
Posted: Wed September 25, 2019

When Mother Teresa Came to Nashville: The NunBun Remembered

Alex takes time to remember Nashville's most infamous pastry, Bongo Java's NunBun.
Posted: Wed September 18, 2019

Tennessee’s Death Penalty with Journalist Steven Hale

Steven Hale, journalist for the Nashville Scene, talks with Alex Steed about Tennessee’s death penalty and his coverage of it.
Posted: Wed September 11, 2019

All things Third Man with Ben Swank

Third Man Records co-owner Ben Swank moved to Nashville literally days before the label launched. His history is intrinsically tied with the city.
Posted: Wed September 4, 2019

The Nashville Flame and other 1980s Fever Dreams

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 [...]
Posted: Fri August 30, 2019

What kind of human do you want to be? feat. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Tristan Scroggins

Today we’ll talk with Robyn Henderson-Espinoza. Robyn lives here in Nashville and is a queer, non-binary, Latinx poet and holds a PhD in theology. I also talk with Tristan [...]
Posted: Wed August 21, 2019

Remembering David Berman

Alex spends time with David Berman's blog, Menthol Mountains, to try to get a sense of his relationship with the city and his relationship with the world at large.
Posted: Wed August 14, 2019

Nashville’s White Supremacist Bombings w. Betsy Phillips

Alex Steed talks about Nashville’s history of white supremacist violence with author and historian Betsy Phillips.
Posted: Wed August 7, 2019

The Importance of Being Ernest with Justin Lloyd

Mini-episode with Jim Varney nephew and documentarian, Justin Lloyd.
Posted: Thu July 25, 2019

Remembering Jim Varney / Ernest P. Worrell [and Jenni Lyn Gardner of Della Mae]

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.
Posted: Wed July 17, 2019

Sick Teachers and Bachelorette Party Fever Dreams

A bachelorette fever dream that leads into a explanation of the Metro Nashville Public Schools Teachers ongoing plight.
Posted: Wed July 10, 2019
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