Nashville, Tennessee is famous for the country music industry, hot chicken and a ton of colleges. But it's also full of individual stories, of which this episode's guest Back by the Woodpile- Reckless Dave we'll call him- tells us during his tour of the city. There's Mid-Town record store characters, helping musician Daniel Johnston buy comic books, Bordeux cats named Shadowboy and Pantera, Watkins film school dreams and the self reflection we all go through. 

 

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1980's are back, at least in our reminiscing. This time around: high school hard boiled press hounds, fist fighting everyone from Tennessee to Chicago, club Medusa and Little Debbie's fudge round.

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Solitude, books, gardens, shady trees, being defined by enemies, honesty and man-children! It's all here and discussed in our latest philosophical dialogue podcast!

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Jack Teagarden, Louis Jordan, Ukulele Ike and Percy Mayfield are all names that aren't heard much on the lips of folks these days. But musicologist David D. Duncan heads back to the Woodpile to correct all of that! Join us as we talk jazz trombones, black cowboy dreams, the science of cole slaw, split skulls, singing crickets and much more! 

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system.jpgUnconnected stories! From the back of the recording drawer we’ve got folks talking about inventing an Amiga computer for the domestic engineer, the blossom and decay of Schenectady, New York, how an adorable couple finally got it together to get together, the bottom of shoes being gathered for souls and how a relic of the final Russian Czarist family ended up in Middle Tennessee. 

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We're back over in China's interior for another lesson in the ways of the Taoism. This time around we're talking with a "Mr. Wu" who discusses his own history with the Tao in addition to moving mountains, extending one's life, the Tao of Victor Hugo and much more.  

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Foxy Chinese lady spirits, a mud-faced mexican witch, meat rain, prison haunts,oujia manipulations, Sudanese brotherly betrayals and tunnels from of the dead offsprings of fornicatingclergy. It's all down at the haunted In the Corner Back by the Woodpile! Featuring guest authors Lisa See, Steve Asher and many more.

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when-you-went-away-665x1024.jpgMore Patches From a Second-Hand Planet stories! These two called "When you went away" and "Worse in it's absence" involve travelers and the ghosts they pick up along the way.

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Southern Gospel is an oft ignored genre that's been around since the early 20th Century and still alive and well in certain regions of the American South. One such regional act that was rocking the hills and hollers of Mid-Western churches was a group starting out named The Collegiates and eventually morphing into The Good Time Singers. One of the group's vocalists, Ronnie Vaughn, came back by the Woodpile to tell some of the band's both high and low points, Both hilarious and heartwarming, Vaughn shares stories about terrible recording sessions, discovering hairspray, Mennonite fanbases, theology showdowns and opening for The Oak Ridge Boys and Andre Crouch. 

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Mr. Mister's liturgy, Margaret Thatcher's reign and reflections on school life in the 1980s! It's all here on our 1980's podcast, Fluorescent Decade on a Hill! 

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