WPLN – Movers & Thinkers #6: The Fine Art And Vague Science Of Keeping History Alive

By Emily Siner

6 May 2016

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. Featuring collector David Ewing, folklorist Bradley Hanson and cookbook author Jennifer Justus.

Liner Notes

This episode was produced by Emily Siner; engineered by Carl Peterson and Cameron Adkins; and edited by Mack Linebaugh, Blake Farmer and Anita Bugg. Music is by Blue Dot Sessions and by Dave Coleman and Justin Schipper.

David Ewing is a historian, lawyer and ninth-generation Nashvillian who is related to slaves of President Andrew Jackson. He has one of the largest private collections of Nashville memorabilia, some of which is on display at the Ryman and the Parthenon. He frequently speaks on Nashville history, especially on the subjects of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Women’s Suffrage, Prohibition and the Civil rights Era in Nashville. David currently is a fellow at Montgomery Bell Academy and runs an Instagram account about Nashville’s history.

Source: WPLN