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Welcome to the official podcast of The Nashville Retrospect, the monthly newspaper devoted to the history of Nashville, Tenn. Editor and host Allen Forkum discusses stories featured in the paper, interviews local historians and people who experienced the city’s history firsthand, and highlights audio artifacts from area archives.

Jun 4, 2018

EPISODE 03 SUMMARY

In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 03, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Frank Schwartz, who, at 92 years old, remembers a Nashville of streetcars, bootleggers, street photographers, dressing up, and downtown theaters. He also discusses his family’s business,...


Apr 30, 2018

EPISODE 02 SUMMARY

In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 02, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Dr. Carole Bucy, the Davidson County Historian and professor of Tennessee history at Vol State Community College. Dr. Bucy tells the dramatic story of the political battle that took place...


Apr 3, 2018

EPISODE 01 SUMMARY

In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 01, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Larry Brinton, an award-winning reporter who worked for the Nashville Banner in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Brinton discusses some of the stories he covered, including: the civil rights...


Mar 16, 2018

Trailer for the new Nashville Retrospect podcast.