89 episodes

A show about what connects us hosted by Jakob Lewis and Cariad Harmon.

Call the Neighbors “reverse complaint line” and tell us what you like about your neighbors 615-601-1411.

Join “The Neighborhood” on Patreon.

Neighbors Nashville Public Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 12 Ratings

A show about what connects us hosted by Jakob Lewis and Cariad Harmon.

Call the Neighbors “reverse complaint line” and tell us what you like about your neighbors 615-601-1411.

Join “The Neighborhood” on Patreon.

    The Garden

    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.

    • 29 min
    The Pen Pal

    The Pen Pal

    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.

    • 29 min
    IM GOD Neighbors Presents: Middle Of Everywhere

    IM GOD Neighbors Presents: Middle Of Everywhere

    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 Christianity? Many people in this country think that patriotism and Christianity go hand in hand, but can a person be a patriot and non-religious? In this episode, Ariel and Austin hear from one feisty and independent man who has devoted his life to crusading for freedom of expression. His journey became world renowned with his lawsuit against the state of Kentucky for denying him the vanity license plate IM GOD.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, Clark Hill, Tony Gonzalez, Christopher Mastin and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts to show your patriotism ;)

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, Dan Burns. Use Dan Burns for your podcast/videogame/film project!

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Get to know your neighbors.

    Photo credit: The Freedom From Religion Foundation

    • 37 min
    I Am Not Your Enemy

    I Am Not Your Enemy

    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-based author of the new book I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories to Transform a Divided World. He’s a story-practitioner using the power of personal stories to heal harm, make meaning, and create connection. He works most often with the global empathy nonprofit organization Narrative 4 and earne his master’s degree in Belfast, Northern Ireland, studying conflict resolution and reconciliation.

    Our conversation starts with the political divide in America, but ends up in a much more intimate place. We’ll learn about the scale of sectarian danger, a scale to determine the escalation of violence that can occur based on sectarianism, a helpful tool called the PIN model for conflict resolution, and here a couple stories of disparate people connecting in deeply human ways.

    Scale of Sectarian Danger (from Moving Beyond Sectarianism: Religion, Conflict and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland)
    Escalation by words and actions


    We are different, we behave differently
    We are right.
    We are right and you are wrong
    You are a less adequate version of what we are
    You are not what you say you are
    We are in fact what you say you are
    What you are doing is evil
    You are so wrong that you forfeit ordinary rights

    You are less than human


    You are evil
    You are demonic




    PIN diagram



    You can learn more about the story exchanges Michael refers to in this episode at: https://narrative4.com/

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, Clark Hill, Tony Gonzalez, Christopher Mastin and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts for peace

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, Dan Burns. Use Dan Burns for your podcast/videogame/film project!

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Get to know your neighbors.

    • 31 min
    The Coronabride

    The Coronabride

    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 honor the big things in your life that did or didn’t happen in 2020? Guest producer Michelle Dahlenburg brings us the story of Susan and Mark's shift to holding one of the most important days of their lives on zoom and just what it means for their union.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, Clark Hill, Tony Gonzalez, Christopher Mastin and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts because my life depends on it

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, Dan Burns. Use Dan Burns for your podcast/videogame/film project!

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Get to know your neighbors you dingus.

    • 19 min
    The Joy Of Chickens

    The Joy Of Chickens

    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 Hunter (her very first radio piece ever). If you’d like to make pieces like this check out www.transom.org.

    You can join “The Neighborhood” along with these wonderful, thoughtful, generous people by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/neighbors

    Who’s in “The Neighborhood”: Allison Sebastian, Adrian Cobb, Nathalie Stewart, Ben Lehman, Caroline Martin, Clark Buckner, Cody Spriggs, Dan Burns, Em Vo, Eric Detweiler, Gina, Griffin Bonham, Heather Price, John Kesling, Landon Rives, Marc Kochamba, Patrick Black, Patrick Gillis, Ray Ware, Ryan Arnett, Samuel Adams, Tom and Rachel Kraft, Nikki Black, Hunter and Bonnie Moore, Newton Dominey, Bea Troxel, Craig and Brenda Burns, Laurel Dean, Travis Hall, Clark Hill, Tony Gonzalez, Christopher Mastin and my mom Tonya Lewis (thanks mom!)

    Visit our website at www.neighborspodcast.com

    Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts PG, PG-13, R???

    Music from the Blue Dot Sessions, Dan Burns. Use Dan Burns for your podcast/videogame/film project!

    Our sonic logo at the beginning of the episode is by Dallas Taylor’s company Defacto Sound. Dallas makes a podcast about sound called Twenty Thousand Hertz listen at www.20k.org

    Photo by N I F T Y A R T on Unsplash

    Get to know your neighbors.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Mikeae ,

Beauty & closeness in simplicity

How are there not more ratings for this podcast? I’ve been listening to this for a while and I really love the stories. By the end you feel closer to someone but you also hopefully realize how interesting the stories of people who surround us really are. If only I was as talented at getting people’s stories as the host :)

Gail Archibald ,

Simple yet riveting

Jakob meets and greets people and it’s so simple yet absolutely riveting. The stories vary in happy, sad, funny and emotionally moving. It’s a lot like all of our lives, all different but all interesting. Love it, can’t wait for more.

Allisomething ,

🏢🏢🏢

I listened to several episodes of Neighbors while feeling a bit lonely walking around a new city. It was a good friend. I can also see it being great before bed. Short, soothing storytelling.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

You Might Also Like

More by Nashville Public Radio