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From Memphis to Bristol, from the legislature to the backroads. Bar-room banter on all things Tennessee: the finest state in the union.

Tennessee Waltz Luke Elliott and Duncan Ing

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From Memphis to Bristol, from the legislature to the backroads. Bar-room banter on all things Tennessee: the finest state in the union.

    Escapade #9: Crooked State Senator Kills Many With His ”Pain Clinics”

    Escapade #9: Crooked State Senator Kills Many With His ”Pain Clinics”

    This is the wildest/saddest story in recent Tennessee political history. For years, State Senator Steve Dickerson (along with his partners) operated about 60 crooked pain clinics at one point seeing nearly 50 thousand patients per month. The damage it caused families all across the south is immeasurable. This is our story of our involvement. Links below to support our claims. (We do not intend to discuss politics often on this podcast, but it was hard to to avoid on this one.) If anyone has had an experience with CPS, we would love to hear it. 

    Primary Race Intro https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/08/02/battle-over-conservatism-district-20-race/87966354/
    Crazy Ads https://www.newschannel5.com/news/controversial-political-mailer-delivered-to-nashville-mailboxes
    Gov. Haslam’s War Chest https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/25/gov-bill-haslam-campaign-steve-dickerson/92717222/
    Delegate https://archive.knoxnews.com/news/politics/tenns-youngest-delegates-say-trump-must-do-more-to-win-their-generation-37ea9799-ac7b-2b1a-e053-0100-387312881.html/
    Department of Justice Suit https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/united-states-and-tennessee-file-suit-against-comprehensive-pain-specialists-and
    Feds Accuse Dickerson of $25 Million Fraud https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2019/07/22/pain-clinics-fraud-sen-steve-dickerson-dr-peter-kroll-comprehensive-pain-specialists/1780398001/
    Crooked Pain Clinics Close https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/tennessee-based-pain-management-group-to-close-clinics-amid-financial-turmoil/2018/07/09/61865ae0-7f0a-11e8-a63f-7b5d2aba7ac5_story.html
    Dickerson Loses https://fox17.com/news/local/heidi-campbell-beats-incumbent-steve-dickerson-in-tennessee-state-senate-nashville-election-2020
    CEO in Prison https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2020/07/10/ex-ceo-of-tennessee-comprehensive-pain-specialists-gets-prison-time/5413105002/
    Trump Pardons CEO https://ctmirror.org/2021/01/23/trumps-pardons-included-health-care-execs-behind-massive-fraud/amp/

    • 49 min
    Escapade #8: The Foolish Man Built His Stadium Upon the Sand

    Escapade #8: The Foolish Man Built His Stadium Upon the Sand

    Today we discuss crooked Adelphia Communications, the original namesake of the Tennessee Titans stadium. We also briefly discuss the tragic murder of Steve McNair. 

    P.S.- sorry for the delay in posting. Duncan and I have been very busy at work. More to come shortly. Merry Christmas!

    • 25 min
    Escapade #7: Bright Sunny South: Crooked Pardons, Liquor Licenses, and Mafia Hits

    Escapade #7: Bright Sunny South: Crooked Pardons, Liquor Licenses, and Mafia Hits

    Recent development: we discuss the connection between TN Governor Ray Blanton (elected in 1975) and mafia boss Jimmy Hoffa. Hint: our governor had one of his close associates killed. Also, he pardoned a double murderer. We told you Tennessee politics was rough. Tune in.


    Credits:
    Nashville Bar Association
    [Opening Audio] CBS News
    [Interview] Carol Marin WSM-TN (NBC)
    [Closing Song] The Gitch Your Own Band: “Pardon Me Ray”

    • 54 min
    Escapade #6: Death by Samurai Sword

    Escapade #6: Death by Samurai Sword

    A man got stabbed with a samurai sword in Belle Meade. Duncan sold out to TikTok and became famous. Tennessee recently celebrated its 225th birthday.

    • 24 min
    Escapade #5: Wild Mayor

    Escapade #5: Wild Mayor

    Today we discuss former Nashville Mayor Bill Boner (unfortunate and fitting name). He shocked the city with his shameless affairs and carefree attitude. Duncan had bad luck with his Kentucky Derby picks per usual.

    • 30 min
    Escapade #4: Bad Bankers

    Escapade #4: Bad Bankers

    Today we discuss the infamous Butcher Brothers: East Tennessee banking titans and coke dealers. Duncan has been making mint juleps again.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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43 Ratings

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Great Stories of the South

I found the show on TikTok. Love the show and the smooth Southern accents! Keep telling the great stories.

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