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Bob Crawford (The Avett Brothers) & Dr. Ben Sawyer (MTSU History) share conversations with great thinkers from a variety of backgrounds – historians, artists, legal scholars, political figures and more –who help us uncover the many roads that run between past and present. For more information, visit TheRoadToNow.com If you'd like to support our work, join us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheRoadToNow
 
The Y'all Show is a syndicated radio show and podcast covering the people and culture of the 16 Southern states. Hosted by Yall.com publisher Jon Rawl, the show covers news, sports, opinion, food, business, music, movies, storytelling, and more.
 
Do you Hail to the Victors? Then you'll Hail to the Podcast! HTTP covers all things Michigan Wolverines football, basketball, recruiting, and more! Hear inside intel from The Wolverine Lounge insider Brandon Justice and informative analysis from beat writer Daniel Dash. Hear interviews with players, former stars, and other media personalities. Hear sound bites from Michigan press conferences. And participate in fan Q&A's to have all your Michigan questions answered. Episodes release every Fr ...
 
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Hidetaka Hirota joins Bob and Ben for a conversation about the history of immigration law in the United States and the ways that government officials have decided who could and could not enter the United States. Hidetaka discusses the creation of Federal immigration law and the ways that looking at state immigration policies in the early to mid-19t…
 
The Tennessee Titans have not only picked new players for their team in the last month, but also an architecture firm. The Ryman Auditorium announces a new residency. Plus, if you’ve never heard of Banker’s alley, a new development will be built there soon Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Spons…
 
New downtown project aims at easing navigation and traffic congestion. Nashville’s new federal courthouse is now open. Plus, Metro Nashville is sending mixed messages as the mayor’s office released their budget recommendations through mid-2023. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screene…
 
Curious about the history of Franklin? A newly announced museum will bring that to life. A Franklin luxury resort is also now taking its first reservations. Plus, has your new favorite restaurant been announced? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "Nashville…
 
A Brentwood summer concert series announces its line up. Nashville offers up some funding for the new Titans stadium. Plus, Nashville might soon get a new major outlet center. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off online and in-sto…
 
One recognizable Nashvillian announces their bid for the 2023 mayoral position. Party vehicles in Nashville may finally have all the needs available to operate legally. Plus, has a new Nashville neighborhood been created near downtown? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads…
 
The Road to Now just celebrated its 6 year anniversary, so we invited our old friend (and all-time record holder for most RTN appearances) Matt Negrin to join us for a conversation about what's happening in the world and how to deal with it. Along the way, our Associate Producer, Gary Fletcher drops in for an update, and our friend (and long-time P…
 
New diner set to open in the five points star. An underground cocktail club is setting eyes on Printer’s Alley. Plus, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ll bring you the best meal spots on Sunday to make your day perfect! Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Us…
 
The Nashville Predators open a local dog park. One upcoming festival will travel you back in time about 500 years. Plus, how do other Nashvillians feel about the rapid growth of Nashville. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off onli…
 
Nashville set another record recently, but many people might not be excited about this one. And one study is showing who’s buying the bigger houses in Nashville. Plus, we’ll bring you the top restaurants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use…
 
Legendary rock star is rumored to open a bar on Broadway. Will Tennessee soon hold cryptocurrency as a state? Plus, two of Midtown’s favorite restaurants are leaving for a better location. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off onli…
 
The Grand Ole Opry upgrades it shows that will please many country music fans. Nashville’s favorite local grocery chain announces a fourth location. Plus, Nashville’s latest parking lot sells for $2.8 Million, and it’s not even downtown. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threa…
 
Franklin’s largest music festival announces their headliners for the 2022 Pilgrimage Festival. And if you love Mexican food, you’ll love to hear about the Taco and Margarita Festival announced for Nashville. Plus, the State approves the $500M deal for the new Titans stadium; does this make it official? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off…
 
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The world’s largest vinyl producer makes Nashville its new headquarters. Vanderbilt partners with NBC Sports for some new opportunities for athletes. Plus, it’s time to ditch the indoor grocery stores and find the best farmers market in Nashville. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Scre…
 
The Nashville Zoo announced a very special birth. Vanderbilt University announces plans for a world-class basketball facility. Plus, Metro Council approved funding to plan the next route into the East Bank. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily…
 
A new food truck turned brick and mortar will bring the Gulch to Buchanan Street. A popular Nashville Honkey Tonk is slated to open a spot in the airport. Plus, Barista Parlor is taking up a good chunk of the bottom floor of a newly renovated building on 8th Avenue. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Tod…
 
The first amendment right to the freedom of speech is a cornerstone of American liberty, but this broad principle becomes a bit narrower when put into practice. Why, for example, is burning an American flag in protest protected by the first amendment but burning your draft card is not? Lynn Greenky, whose new book When Freedom Speaks: The Boundarie…
 
It’s time again to introduce you to all the new restaurants that have either opened or were announced this past week. Believe it or not, it is already time to purchase tickets to this year’s Grand Prix in Nashville. Plus, will Mayor Cooper be seeking re-election? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today'…
 
One local Nashville restaurant is using hands-free technology to deliver food to your table. Garth Brooks releases new details on his Broadway Bar. Plus, what is the economic impact of all these new companies and jobs moving to Nashville? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Thre…
 
Didn’t grab tickets to the first Nashville SC game on May 1st? There still may be a way to experience the game. If you also wish to put your money where your mouth is for that game, Nashville SC now has an official betting partner. Plus, the State has talked about how they plan to chip in for the newly proposed Titan’s stadium, but what about Nashv…
 
The Tennessee Entertainment Commission launches new tax incentives for film productions in Tennessee. New York investment firm relocates headquarters to Nashville. Plus, two new master-planned communities are announced for Nolensville. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads…
 
A major California retailer is expanding to Nashville. One East Nashville bar will not renew their next lease. Plus, will Metro Center finally see an upgrade? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off online and in-store https://screen…
 
Ron Suny joins Ben for a conversation about the Armenian Genocide. Ron, one of the world’s foremost experts on the history of the Armenian genocide, explains why the Ottoman government tunred on its Armenian subjects during World War I and the methods it used to carry out this atrocity. He also explains why, in spite of the evidence, recognizing th…
 
Every week new restaurants are moving to Nashville; which ones will you try? The CMA Fest releases their list of headliners for June. And in development news, it may be good to know which major interstates are next up to have construction so you can avoid them. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's …
 
Worried about filing your taxes on time? Living in certain counties may give you an extension. A new restaurant will be giving out lottery tickets with every sandwich they sell. And if you’re looking for egg hunts and other Easter outings, you’ll want to stay tuned to hear where to hop to on Easter. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - …
 
Nashville’s best pizza restaurant announced their immediate closure. Opry Entertainment Group attracts a major media conglomerate. Plus, we’ll tell you about the top restaurant offerings in Nashville for Easter. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "Nashville…
 
Governor Lee proposes $17 million for a Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Project. New York fashion expands to 12 South in Nashville. Plus, Nashville’s development along the river may have just doubled. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 1…
 
A transit center 20 times the size of a normal bus stop is opening in Green Hills. Spring Hill votes on new zoning along I-65. Plus, more East Bank property is being bought. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off online and in-store…
 
In this episode, music writer Michaelangelo Matos joins Bob and Ben to break down why he thinks 1984 was a crucial year for the music industry. Michaelangelo also shares why he loves books about a single year. Check out Michaelangelo Matos' book Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year here.…
 
A new bourbon hits Nashville restaurants and shelves for its first departure outside of Kentucky. The Nashville Predators are bringing new in-game experiences to fans. Plus, Nashville will have an election on May 3rd. We’ll talk about who and what is on the ballot. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Toda…
 
Bellevue gets a new local restaurant. Operations of the upcoming Renaissance Festival changes hands. Plus, Storyville may have just found its magical kingdom. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleDaily" for 10% off online and in-store https://screen…
 
Spring Hill to get the first Hy-Vee grocery location in Tennessee. Speaking of groceries stores, one of Nashville’s oldest will close this month. Plus, money is adding up quickly for the new Tennessee Titan’s Stadium. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "Nas…
 
A “far better” distillery will be opening in Germantown. In the “spirit” of the craft, a Nashville brewery expands southward. Plus, a luxury resort five years in the making will open its doors soon in Franklin. Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - https://www.xplrnash.com/tours Today's Sponsors: Screened Threads Use the Code "NashvilleD…
 
A quickly expanding downtown Nashville may now expand even quicker as a new public-private partnership is taking form. Speaking of public funds, Metro Nashville bought a mall in Antioch. And many researchers have predicted what Tennessee may look like in 2040. What do you think the future will hold? Take a Tour With Us! Use code NASH for 20% off - …
 
It’s difficult to fathom how Benjamin Franklin accomplished so much in a single lifetime. It’s equally difficult to imagine how to take such an incredible life and consolidate it into four hours of documentary film. In this episode, we cover both feats with writer Dayton Duncan and producer David Schmidt, two of the great minds behind Ken Burns’ ne…
 
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