Pedal Taverns, a limo decked out to look like a boat, a tractor pulling a trailer, a bus with a hot tub. Chances are, if you've been to downtown Nashville, or any other tourist trap, you've seen at least one of these slow moving vehicles, usually with drunk people hanging off yelling "Wooooo" at the top of their lungs. This week we're discussing the "Transportainment" movement in Nashville. We'll go through a list of all the Transportainment vehicles currently operating in our city, and come up with some of our own. We also flew friend of the show, Shane LaRue, in from L.A. just to make him go downtown and experience a few of these slow moving, binge drinkeries and report back to us, because we sure as hell weren't going to do it.
A few weeks back, before we sat down to record our Hot Chicken episode, Bucky came rolling in, fired up about some "Haunted House" called McKamey Manor. He proceeded to describe to Juicebox and Old Boy, in detail, the history of this "Haunt" and it's owner/proprietor Russ McKamey. After 45 minutes of Bucky trying to convince us that he could make it through the Haunted House that no one has made it through Juicebox finally got fed up, yelling "Shut up about this stupid torture house!" Fast forward three weeks and here we are talking about it on a podcast, much to Juicebox's displeasure. We'll dive into some of the things that could happen to you if you decide to attempt the Manor (spoiler, it's torture), speculate on what the real point of all of this is and ponder what type of person would want to attempt this (Bucky). Enjoy?
This week the guys are discussing bullying and what to do if your kid is being bullied, or IS the bully. We talk about some of the warning signs to look for, and talk about some of our personal experiences with bullying and being bullied. If you were expecting a Thanksgiving themed episode this week just, imagine the Pilgrims as bullies, which they kind of were.
After stuffing our faces with Nashville Hot Chicken on the last episode (and dealing with the consequences), the dads decide to get healthy. Ok, that's an overstatement, but with nearly thirty percent of kids classified as overweight or obese, it's important to discuss healthy eating habits and being mindful of what we're putting in our kid's (and our own)bodies. But first we have to convince Bucky that this is not an intervention about his personal eating habits.
On this weeks episode of the Raising Nashville Podcast the guys dive into the phenomenon that is "Nashville Hot Chicken". They explore the origin story of how hot chicken was born out of a revenge plot against an alleged philanderer, and how that plan backfired into a successful restaurant enterprise. Then it's time to get down to business and sample some hot chicken from four of the Nashville staples, Prince's, Bolton's, Pepperfire, and Hattie B's with a little help from Juicebox's better half and connoisseur of hot stuff, Dana. So get your glass of milk and make sure you wash your hands after listening to this weeks episode of the Raising Nashville Podcast.
We get deep and personal on a parenting topic this week: Blended Families. With around 50 percent of marriages in the United States ending in divorce, chances are either you or someone close to you has a step parent. As Raising Nashville Podcast's resident stepparent Bucky gives us a very insightful roadmap on how to navigate the joys and trials of integrating families. From being a stepson, to dating someone with children, and ultimately to becoming a stepfather. Tune in and get your steps in on the Raising Nashville Podcast.
Our final Halloween episode covers Trick or Treating here in Nashville. We dive into the history and tradition of the holiday, discuss some do's and don'ts for celebrating with your children, and where in town to find folks handing out the mythical full candy bars. So, treat your ears to this week's episode or the trick's on you, buddy.
Continuing with their Halloween theme, the dudes take a field trip to two local Haunted Houses: Nashville Nightmare & Beast House. Join us as we breakdown each attraction, discuss Bucky's attraction to the actor(s), and our overall attraction (or lack thereof) to the Beast Challenge. So skip the lines, let your guard down, and get ready for some jump scares on this week's Raising Nashville!
Bell Witch! Bell Witch! Bell Witch! The guys head up to Adams, TN this week to investigate the local legend of The Bell Witch! Learn the lore of a malevolent spirit that haunted the Bell Family way back in the early 1800’s in rural Tennessee. Was it a true life poltergeist? Was it a sham to make some tour money? Was it a Terminator sent back in time to prevent a marriage that would produce a future dictator? Only Raising Nashville can deliver the truth! Now accepting $20.00 donations, please step up for this week’s tour...of...the unknown….
Theeeeeyyy'rrrrrree Baaaaaack! And just in time for the Halloween season. The dudes at Raising Nashville start off reviewing the movie IT Chapter Two, get bored, and reignite an age old argument between Bucky and Oldboy: who would win in a thrown down between Michael "Mayo-naze" Myers and Jason "You Gettin' Freaky?" Voorhees! While the answer is obvious, Juicebox throws a wild card into the mix: Otis "Who's Your Daddy" Driftwood. Yes, the winner is still clear, but the episode is fun purely for Bucky's meager arguments. Tune in or get slashed down, but whatever you do, ….don't listen alone!