Best-selling author Ruta Sepetys doesn’t write about fictional dystopian worlds — she writes about dystopian reality. Spanish baby-stealing. A German shipwreck that’s the largest in history. Soviet work camps. Historical fiction that reminds people about unbelievable stories that have been largely forgotten by the outside world.
It’s been six years since composer Joel Thompson sat down to write music about the deaths of Black men who’d been killed by police. How can music be used to process tragedy, embody it and lead to change?
DJ Pryor was catapulted to national fame after a video of him and his young son went viral in 2019. It showed off his natural humor — DJ is a standup comedian — as well as an example of genuine parental love.
In a moment when celebrities are almost expected to take political stances, Dolly Parton is noticeable for her lack of controversy. How does she manage to charm everyone? Jad Abumrad, another native Tennessean, spent months interviewing Dolly fans, Dolly experts and Dolly herself for his new podcast Dolly Parton’s America.
If there’s one thing we at Nashville Public Radio love more than a recipe that uses Thanksgiving leftovers in an unexpected way, it’s making that delightful recipe while listening to podcasts.
When we decide what to eat or drink, we’re making choices that go beyond flavor. What we consume can be a tool for social change, a connection with generations past, and a major influence on our well-being. Emily Siner talks to Chris Carter of Porter Road Butcher, Tiffany Hancock of The Southern V, and Leah Larabell of High Garden Tea — three food entrepreneurs who are merging innovation and tradition.