It started as a conversation between two strangers. Ben Groner volunteered to tell a story to a poet from Nashville Public Radio’s podcast Versify. Megan Leanne then turned his story into poetry, and we liked the conversation and resulting art so much that we chose it to be one of our inaugural episodes of the […]
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Rhiannon Giddens is a narrative archeologist. A historical thaumaturge who conjures the often willfully forgotten chronicles of American history and renders them with a rosined bow.
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.
For Nashville choreographer Diane Kimbrough, her route to a career as a professional dancer was influenced by her family history. A descendant of Ukrainian Jews who fled during the Pogroms of the Russian Empire, for Diane, leaning on resilience in the face of scrutiny is practically an inherited trait. Today Diane speaks with poet Patricia […]
For artist, influencer and activist Thaxton Waters, the roots of his artistic practice began with a suspicion of history. An unease about the stories around the community he was born into. And that sense of questioning spurred Thaxton toward a career of unearthing untold histories — through art. Thaxton speaks with Versify host Joshua Moore […]