Nashville Demystified

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

Alex Steed

@alexsteed
Latest Episode

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
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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

Honkytonk Badonkadonk and Carolyn Kendrick

Jack Evan Johnson and Cybelle Elena discuss their zine Honkytonk Badonkadonk and we catch up with Carolyn Kendrick on her move to Nashville.
Posted: Wed July 3, 2019

Home, Wood Panel Discounts and Pride feat. Ellie Buckland [Lula Wiles] and Bluegrass Wednesday

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.
Posted: Thu June 20, 2019

Racist Encounters, Small and Large

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 [...]
Posted: Wed June 12, 2019

New Nashville is a Literal Sci-Fi Dystopia: a conversation with Veronica Kavass

Alex talks with writer Veronica Kavass and how you can be both a New Nashvillian and from here.
Posted: Tue June 4, 2019

Nashville’s Other Music Scene feat. Michael Eades

Host Alex Steed sits down with We Own This Town curator Michael Eades to talk about podcast networks and the local music scene.
Posted: Tue May 28, 2019

Belcourt Theater Program Director Toby Leonard

Alex sits down with Belcourt Program Director Toby Leonard and author Veronica Kavass.
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019
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