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The Garden

Everyone had their own experience last year—this was mine. We like many planted a garden. It was brought about by stillness and helped us frame a year of both creativity and joy as well as sadness and grief.

Recent Episodes

The Garden

Oct. 7, 2021

Everyone had their own experience last year—this was mine. We like many planted a garden. It was brought about by stillness and helped us frame a year of both creativity and joy as well as sadness and grief.

The Pen Pal

Sept. 23, 2021

Jakob gets an email from a police officer in Germany asking to be his penpal and says yes. What followed next was a intimate cultural dance between two earnest people.

IM GOD Neighbors Presents: Middle Of Everywhere

Dec. 18, 2020

Today we present a new podcast from WKMS in Murray Kentucky called Middle Of Everywhere—Big stories from the small places we call home. What happens when an atheist stands up for free speech when the government favors Christ…

I Am Not Your Enemy

Dec. 4, 2020

This episode I do something I have never done in the entire history of the show. I just interview someone. No story. I interview Michael McRay to shed some light and hope on our current political divide. He’s a Nashville-bas…

The Coronabride

Nov. 13, 2020

Coping with the pandemic, the election, really anything in 2020—it can come in waves. Sometimes after a big milestone happens, like getting married, the weight of it all can hit you like a semi truck. Need a good cry to hono…

The Joy Of Chickens

Oct. 30, 2020

Cynthia Capers used to be a nurse but she chose to get out of that life and teach herself how to be a farmer. This piece was originally produced as part of the Transom Traveling Workshop in Nashville, TN at WPLN by India Hun…

About the Hosts

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Jakob Lewis

Jakob has produced Neighbors since 2013. Originally from a small town in Missouri he's been in Nashville for over 10 years with his wife, son, and two dogs. Jakob graduated from the Transom Story Workshop and founded the now disbanded audio collective The Heard. He was the 2018-2019 Oz Artistic Fellow. Jakob has worked as a custom cabinet maker, wildland firefighter, and crewmember at Trader Joe's. His love for gathering stories and telling them has led him to found Great Feeling Studios a podcast production studio, where he helps others tell their stories.

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Cariad Harmon

Cariad Harmon is an independent radio producer, writer, and musician, living in Nashville Tennessee. Her music has appeared in film and television, and after the release of her 2nd album Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed her, “Joni Mitchell by way of Broad City.”  These days she prefers the other side of the microphone, making stories about the ties that bind us together, pull us apart, and connect us to the world.