2020 has been an interesting year. The Tennessee Titans ALMOST make the Super Bowl (it was a BIG deal around town folks) then we all go into lockdown for months, now we're witnessing as a large chunk of the country becomes aware that no, racism never truly went away. Throughout all of this we've been trying to push on and put out episodes that we think our listenership would like. But now it's time to take to take a little step back to reflect on everything that's happened so far this year and study up on some future topics. We're taking a little break, but we'll be back later this summer with new episodes on Nashville, parenting, or just something random that we think is relevant. Thanks for listening and we'll talk at you again soon.
Every city has that one former resident that they just wish everyone would forget. For Nashville that person was William Walker. No, he wasn't a failed country artist, (that would be so much better) he WAS a monster and a racist who wanted to take over a country south of the border. And he somehow managed to convince a bunch of the 1850's versions of frat boys to join him on his expedition. He has some successes and failures and (spoiler alert) ends up on the wrong, or right, side of a Honduran firing squad. So join us today for a history lesson about one of Nashville's more despicable natives. Enjoy?
Straws, buffalo, a naked person playing tambourine. We're talking about WILD bachelorette parties on this weeks episode. Just kidding, although that does sound pretty awesome, we're actually talking about some of the public artwork around town and the stories behind them. Did you know the sculpture on the river is called Ghost Ballet and it is made up of parts from roller coasters from the now defunct Opryland USA? (it's not) Did you know the "pick up sticks" at the 8th Ave roundabout are based off Native American something or other? Tune in for some facts and myths surrounding some of our cities iconic artwork and maybe learn something.
This week the guys are diving into the darker, seedy side of Nashville's history. No, we're not talking about the prostitute barge or the hot tub bus (you know you're gross), we're talking about crimes that put Nashville on edge. There was the murder of a Girl Scout in the Green Hills area, there was the murder of a Chart Director on Music Row, and several fast food murders in the late 90's that shook everyone.
On this weeks episode we're talking about scouting. Boyscouts to be specific. With so much negative news about the Boyscouts in the past year the dads decided to dive into the history of this organization and talk about some of the benefits as well as some of the scandals. So finish sewing that Stalking pin on your vest and tune into this weeks episode of The Raising Nashville Podcast.
In early May of 2010 the city of Nashville experienced a 100, 500, 1000 year flood when over 19 inches of rain fell on the city in less than 48 hours. On this weeks episode we dive into some stats about the flood and how it changed the city.
Back in January Bucky, Juicebox, and Oldboy were approached by a member of their listenership with an opportunity to not only go to the Kentucky Derby, but to sit in a box. If you know anything about the Derby you know what a big deal this is. In honor of that invite we recorded an episode about the history of the Kentucky Derby and some of interesting celebrities that had attended over the years. Our intention was to record the 2nd half of the podcast after attending the Derby.... welp, so much for that idea. Instead we decided to get together and talk about some of our favorite experiences from Derby's past with the help of 17 time Kentucky Derby attendee & Juicebox's better half, Dana. Sure this episode is a little long, but you probably have a lawn to mow or some landscaping to take care of, so crush up some fresh mint, dump some bourbon on top of it, chug it, listen to this podcast, and pretend we're actually living in a different timeline.
On this week's episode the dads catch YOU up on what they have been doing during lock down. Has Oldboy learned how to use a bow and arrow? Has Bucky revisited a favorite pastime from his childhood involving a blow dryer? Is Juicebox (or any of us) able to balance raising a child while continuing to work?
Since we are actively social distancing we thought you might want to hear some of our ideas and anecdotes as we attempt to navigate through 'the nothing.' We also reach out to a few friends of the podcast from all parts of the country to wrap our heads around the countries supply of Sour Patch kids. These calls start with simple questions but end up with some questionable choices including an oversupply of Michael Myers masks and replacing handshakes with butt slaps.
So put down that remote, put some headphones in, and join Raising Nashville on our movement to Binge! podcasts.
You ever changed a poopy diaper? You ever changed a poopy diaper 1500-2000 times? Man it gets OLD. But when it comes time to start potty training it's not like you just throw away those diapers and say "here's the toilet" (well for most of us it doesn't happen that way). On this weeks episode the dads are talking about potty training. We'll go through a brief, somewhat confusing, timeline of the history of potty training, talk about how the age of potty training has shifted to later in a child's life, and discuss some of the general DO's and DON'Ts of potty training. So pull up a seat on the toilet and enjoy this weeks episode of the Raising Nashville Podcast.