Episodes

Nov. 7, 2018

Back Home On Short Mountain

This is a story about a way of life put on trial. Jeffory Young was a beloved farmer and major landowner in scenic Short Mountain…

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Oct. 23, 2018

Dispatches From A Pub In Belfast

Jakob is traveling for the next two weeks doing some work for the Goethe-Institut about two of Nashville’s Sister Cities—Belfast,…

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Oct. 9, 2018

The Distressed Comedian

The story of how Stephen Spinola got to Nashville is not a typical one. The stand-up comedian posted a tweet on the day of Trump’…

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Sept. 25, 2018

Before I Could Give Her The Ring

A story of Jakob’s is turned into poetry courtesy of the podcast Versify. Fighting wildfires is dangerous work. But to a 20 year …

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Sept. 11, 2018

Queen Of The Kitchen

An immigrant restaurateur, Elizabeth Martinez, struggles to make it in America, when the person she came to the U.S. with betrays…

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Aug. 28, 2018

Chimes, A Shrine, And a Cabinet Shop: Listener Questions Elicit Surpr…

Jakob breaks from his usual format to sit down with his editor Mack Linebaugh and answer your questions. You’ll find out why he s…

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Aug. 14, 2018

The Dog Trap, Part 2

Joel Rice got the opportunity to ghost-write the memoir of one of his childhood heroes—skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi. But …

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Aug. 7, 2018

The Dog Trap, Part 1

What happens to someone when the thing they love most in the world — skateboarding— is also the source of their greatest wound? W…

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May 22, 2018

Bonus: Miso And Dejan React

Jakob gets a rare chance to hear what his guests think of how they're portrayed as Miso and Dejan, the subjects of “Miso’s Brothe…

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May 8, 2018

Red State Mama

Marlo Mack has a young transgender daughter. She met another woman named Debi Jackson who has a very similar parenting story to h…

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April 24, 2018

Our Father

Jakob issues himself a challenge to redo the first story he ever made, about Anglican priest Father Thomas McKenzie and his dad. …

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April 12, 2018

Miso's Brother

Miso and Dejan are Bosnian refugees who met as children when they were both resettled in the same apartment complex in Nashville,…

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March 27, 2018

The Baker's Son

Sam Tucker is a passionate baker who doesn’t like to compromise on ingredients, but one of them contains a tiny little protein kn…

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March 13, 2018

The Sister's Gift

When Katie Cooley found out her brother needed a kidney transplant, she volunteered without hesitation—despite not being super cl…

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Feb. 27, 2018

Matt Got Shot: Part 3 or The Fabric We're All In

In the final chapter of the Neighbors mini-series “Matt Got Shot,” we visit Jodi Hays,  the woman whose security camera captured …

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Feb. 13, 2018

Matt Got Shot: Part 2

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 bod…

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Jan. 30, 2018

Matt Got Shot: Part 1

It was inauguration day 2017 when Nashville singer-songwriter Matt Lovell was ambushed while sitting in his car — and then shot i…

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Jan. 16, 2018

The Manifestor

Everyone seems inspired by fitness instructor Katherine Tisha Wilson. People describe going to her class as "going to church." He…

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Jan. 11, 2018

Season 5 trailer (launches January 16th)

Hello. I’m Jakob Lewis and Neighbors….is back. January 16th. I’m on a quest to make sense of the human experience through the li…

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Sept. 19, 2017

The Language Learner

As Myanmar aka Burma is going through a humanitarian crisis Neighbors brings an update to the story of a man who fled the region …

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Sept. 6, 2017

The Tuba Man

It's an odd scene: A man, playing a sousaphone, stands inside a tunnel on a busy Nashville road during rush hour. Is he crazy, di…

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Aug. 15, 2017

The Digger

Whit Hill digs up items she finds with a metal detector — Civil War bullets, forgotten toys, old coins. Her treasures, and the so…

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Aug. 1, 2017

Shine Service

Robert Person Sr. — Percy, as he’s known — has been shining shoes for 70 years. He started around age 10 and now, at 80, continue…

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July 18, 2017

Childhood's End

Prepare to be embedded into a gaggle of neighborhood kids, playing at the peak of summer. Producer Erica Heilman from the always-…

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