Pull out your headphones, because we’re sharing 3 new Nashville podcasts highlighting the city + its residents. 🎧
Nashville comedian Ben Oddo conducts photojournalistic interviews with residents of Blakeford Senior Life that are 70+ years old. The heartwarming podcast gives listeners a glimpse into their past and present — from first loves, influential careers, local history, family stories, and joint pain. Each episode is as humorous as it is impactful.
- “Vera Burriss, The German” | An 84-year-old born in Germany who has a happy hour schedule, dating stories, and friend who wants to know why she wasn’t at bingo
- “Dr. Gene Regen, The Renaissance Man” | A 1955 Vanderbilt Medical School graduate, doctor in the Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance for 22 years, and an Air Force veteran who tried to punch John Jay Hooker
The Nashville Entrepreneur Center launched a Circle Back podcast miniseries hosted by TSU head football coach Eddie George. The 5-episode limited series features local celebrity entrepreneurs + their stories of breaking through multiple industries and navigating various challenges.
- “Kix Brooks, Lifelong Entrepreneur At Heart” | Musician + Arrington Vineyards founder discusses his roots as a Louisiana pipeline worker, writing his first No. 1 song + establishing a Tennessee vineyard.
- “Michael W. Smith, Blending Faith and Creativity to Better His Community” | Franklin-based 3-time Grammy Award winner shares about writing his first song when he was 5 + launching Nashville’s Rocketown ministry.
This podcast, coinciding with Nashville’s WriterFest in November, celebrates writers of books, songs, and films. Host Ami McConnell discusses the highs and lows of the creative life, the craft, and the commerce with local + national creatives.
- “Parnassus Books: The Greatest Independent Bookstore on the Planet” | A discussion with the events team at Parnassus about the shop’s history, the staff’s favorite reads, and more
- “NYT Bestselling Author JT Elliston” | The Nashville-based bestselling author + EMMY award winner speaks about her 25+ novels, favorite local libraries, advice for writers, and the local literary scene.