Nashville is a party city, full of honky-tonks, cherished bars and good old Tennessee whiskey. Pedal taverns and party buses fill the streets, while music venues are stocked with drinks. It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to go out in this city when you can’t, or choose not to, drink. But that’s the reality for many Nashville residents.
In this episode, we’ll be joined by people who have made the decision to not drink. What did their decisions mean for their social lives and their careers? Then, we’ll hear from a current college student and a recent graduate. They’ll share how it felt to not be able to freely navigate Nashville’s nightlife scene due to being under 21 and what they did instead. How have these people found alternative ways to enjoy themselves in Nashville?
First, Tennessean reporter Adam Friedman will be on the show to discuss his recent article about local payday lenders and the millions of dollars they have spent lobbying for predatory lending practices to remain legal in Tennessee.
- Adam Friedman, Tennessean reporter
- Samantha Cutler, artist and life coach
- Jason Goforth, musician
- Marcus Whitney, entrepreneur and author
- Nikki Wildy, second-year student at Belmont University
- Varsha Nair, recent Vanderbilt University alum