Movers & Thinkers
By Nashville Public Radio
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Movers and Thinkers is all about why people do what they do. We take you into the minds of some of the most interesting people in Nashville and discuss their motivations, passions and challenges. Each episode is produced from a conversation with Nashville Public Radio's Emily Siner.
||CleanInside The Mind Of A Cold Case Detective||For more than 25 years, retired police detective Pat Postiglione solved some of the most gruesome murder cases in Nashville. How does a cold case homicide detective maintain faith in humanity?||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThinking About The Brain||Every human is fortunate to have this organ inside our skull called the brain — and yet there’s much that is undiscovered about how these masses of neurons work.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Love?||Falling in (or out of) love can feel so intense in our own lives, but how often do we examine our fundamental assumptions about love?||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Disrupter||More than 50 years ago, Rip Patton's world changed. He became a Freedom Rider, part of the movement that ended an era of legalized segregation in the South. Now, five decades later, he looks back on his role as a "disrupter."||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemystifying Death||On this episode of Movers & Thinkers, we're facing our fears of death by talking to three people who come face-to-face with mortality on a daily basis.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing The Family's Footsteps||Parents pass on their genes, their values — and sometimes, their careers. These guests have taken on the family business, which has connected them more to their parents but, at times, tested their relationships and created lofty expectations.||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Poet In The Family||We interview Tiana Clark, a rising star in poetry. Tiana has been tackling uncomfortable truths for years, ever since she wrote in her diary as a child that she hated her mom (who then discovered the writing).||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat It's Really Like To Start Over||In our society, what we do often defines how we see ourselves: Our identity is tied up with careers and success. So what happens when we’re forced to start over? These people have grappled with reinvention, realizing that it’s possible to get out of||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2-Year Anniversary Update||In honor of #throwbackThursday, it seems fitting to share this Movers & Thinkers anniversary: The first live show of this podcast took place almost exactly two years ago.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbracing Your Inner Nerd||These people are unapologetic nerds — passionate about highly technical fields and not afraid to show it.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Crisis Responders Keep Calm Under Pressure||When there’s a crisis, these are the people who get called in the middle of the night to address it.||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Interpreters Can't Translate Everything||Interpreters live at the intersection of disparate languages and cultures, and sometimes they are the only people who can make communication happen. How does that affect their identity? And what happens when they encounter boundaries they simply cannot||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere Does Creativity Come From?||These people start with a blank page and end with something that didn’t exist before: a completely new piece of music, poetry or art.||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fine Art And Vague Science Of Keeping History Alive||These people are guardians of the past: They explore kitchens, living rooms and attics, tracking down the recipes, stories and artifacts that tell us who we are and where we came from.||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Professional Investigators Get The Facts||When there’s trouble, these people are called to figure it out. They are investigators, tasked with tracking down what’s causing a problem, who knows about it and how to fix it.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNegotiators||For many of us, negotiations are limited to buying cars. But these people are pros: They mediate conflicts, finagle compromises and broker deals for a living.||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscoverers||There is almost nothing more exhilarating than the feeling of discovering something new — being the first to realize an idea's potential. Featuring mechanical engineer Leon Bellan, NPR music blogger Ann Powers, and serial tech entrepreneur Marcus Whit||8/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNashville's Fixers||Nashville is booming, but these people know that doesn't mean the city is free of problems. Our guests have spent their careers trying to solve some of the most dire issues in the city and region.||6/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvisible Movers||Sometimes the biggest influencers are the people you don’t see — those who are working behind the scenes in fascinating places or whose work is often anonymous.||5/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
A great peak into some of Nashville's most interesting people
Emily does a great job finding intersting people, hosting the discussion, and editing this podcast down into an amazing show!
Incredible people, wonderful interviews, and led by a great host. Highly recommended!