Neighbors: A Show About What Connects Us.
Neighbors is a podcast from Nashville Public Radio by Jakob Lewis. It's a show about what connects us. We tell surprising stories of the people we pass every day, showing that we have more in common than we might think.
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Marlo Mack has a young transgender daughter. She met another woman named Debi Jackson who has a very similar parenting story to her own, the only difference is where they live. Marlo lives in a liberal community where she and her transgender daughter are supported. Debi grew up a Southern Baptist conservative in a Red State. This transition has cost her a lot more, than Marlo and her daughter.
Credits and notes: This story originally aired in partnership with KUOW on the podcast How To Be A Girl by Marlo Mack. Original story production was provided by Jim Gates and Whitney Henry-Lester. Neighbors’ editors are Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg with production assistance from Caleb Shiver. Music in this episode by Podington Bear, Benjamin Door and St. Paul de Vence.
Jakob issues himself a challenge to redo the first story he ever made, about Anglican priest Father Thomas McKenzie and his dad. The title of Father can come with some pretty weird and difficult territory—counseling people through tough times, performing weddings, visiting people on their deathbed. Most are routine to Thomas, but he was stopped in his tracks when he got a call saying that his own father was dying.
Credits and Notes: The show is edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg with production assistance from Caleb Shiver. Music in this episode by Podington Bear, Aaron Roche, and Dan Burns
Miso and Dejan are Bosnian refugees who met as children when they were both resettled in the same apartment complex in Nashville, Tenn. After they each turned 30 they made a pilgrimage all the way back to Bosnia to visit the grave of Miso’s younger brother. In confronting generations of grief and the void left in his family, Miso finds the brother he actually does have.
Credits and Notes: The show is edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg with production assistance from Caleb Shiver. Music in this episode by Podington Bear.
baker who doesn’t like to compromise on ingredients, but one of them contains a tiny little protein known as gluten, and it’s proven to be a tyrannical ruler of their lives. Hear how Sam and his family fight back and still make high quality food.Sam Tucker is a passionate
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The show is edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, Rob McGinley Meyers and Anita Bugg with production assistance from Caleb Shiver. Music in this episode by Podington Bear.
When Katie Cooley found out her brother needed a kidney transplant, she volunteered without hesitation—despite not being super close to him. Hear just how her gesture affected their relationship.
Credits and Notes: The show is edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh and Anita Bugg with special help from Tony Gonzalez and production assistance from Caleb Shiver. Music in this episode by Podington Bear.
In the final chapter of the Neighbors mini-series “Matt Got Shot,” we visit Jodi Hays, the woman whose security camera captured the footage of Matt’s terrifying assault. Jodi is an abstract artist—captivated by the image of the moment Matt was shot in front of her house, she made several works out of it. Then she showed it to Matt. What happens when trauma is re-interpreted and shared in a broader context? Continue Reading …
In Part 2 of the Neighbors mini-series “Matt Got Shot,” we explore the reality of the trauma of getting shot: first to Matt’s body, then his identity and finally to his mind. Continue Reading …
It was inauguration day 2017 when Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Lovell was ambushed while sitting in his car — and then shot in the chest. A doorman at a nearby bar miraculously saved his life, setting in motion a series of life-changing events. In this first episode of a three-part Neighbors mini-series, we explore how the shooting forced Matt to come to terms with his identity and gave him an unexpected gift—peace.
Everyone seems inspired by fitness instructor Katherine Tisha Wilson. People describe going to her class as “going to church.” Her fierceness comes at you instantly from the front of the class, but this high school dropout wasn’t always confident in herself. After a long road of disappointment, she found a fitness dance program and lost over 100 pounds, then used that momentum to start changing lives.