"Back in the Day"

Welcome to our new page for our "Back in the Day" podcasts, featuring special guests who discuss various aspects of Nashville and Tennessee history! Check back periodically for new episodes.

Our podcasts are posted on the Nashville Public Library's Blog and played in MP3 format.

Podcast Episodes:

Episode 1: - Living history interpreter Mark Thompson discusses the U.S. entry into World War I in 1917, and Tennessee's role in the Great War.

Episode 2: - Researcher Amy Wannemacher discusses anti-German sentiment during World War I.

Episode 3: - Archivist Drew Mahan discusses the use of implosion technology and the recent implosion of the Lifeway Draper Tower.

Episode 4: - During this episode, Myers Brown, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Archives Development Program, discusses their project to collect and preserve the records of Tennesseans during the war.

Episode 5: - Sarah Arntz, an Archivist with the Metro Archives, speaks about her recent processing of the U.S. Weather Service, Nashville Station journals. Some of the more interesting entries relate sightings of the Northern Lights and the first Airmail balloon - The Buffalo - making trips across Nashville.