Movers & Thinkers

19 EpisodesProduced by Nashville Public Radio

Movers and Thinkers is all about why people do what they do. We take you into the minds of some of the most interesting people in Nashville and discuss their motivations, passions and challenges. Each episode is produced from a conversation with Nashville Public Radio's Emily Siner.

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Inside The Mind Of A Cold Case Detective

November 2nd, 2018


How does a cold case homicide detective maintain faith in humanity? What makes him so sure that he’s going after the right bad guy? And how can a …

Thinking About The Brain

August 31st, 2018


Every human is fortunate to have this organ inside our skull called the brain. It allows us to breathe, create art, develop new technology — and yet …

What Is Love?

April 18th, 2018


Without a doubt, romantic love is a driving force in our culture — with countless movies, songs and books devoted to finding it, losing it or making …

The Disrupter

January 12th, 2018


More than 50 years ago, Rip Patton's world changed. He started attending nonviolence workshops in Nashville and learned how to endure abuse during …

Demystifying Death

October 31st, 2017


For something as ubiquitous as dying, most of us know surprisingly little about it — not just the big unanswerable questions, like what happens after we die. We also rarely think about how to deal with grief, or what to …

Following The Family's Footsteps

September 14th, 2017


Parents pass on their genes, their values — and sometimes, their careers. These guests have taken on the family business, which has connected them more to their parents but, at times, tested their relationships and …

The Poet In The Family

July 27th, 2017


We interview Tiana Clark, a poet from Nashville.

Tiana has been tackling uncomfortable truths for years, ever since she wrote in her diary as a child that she hated her mom (who then discovered the writing). Now, she’s …

What It's Really Like To Start Over

June 7th, 2017


In our society, what we do often defines how we see ourselves: Our identity is tied up with careers and success. So what happens when we’re forced to start over? These people have grappled with reinvention, realizing …

2-Year Anniversary Update

April 20th, 2017


In honor of #throwbackThursday, it seems fitting to share this Movers & Thinkers anniversary: The first live show of this podcast took place almost exactly two years ago.

Embracing Your Inner Nerd

March 22nd, 2017


These people are unapologetic nerds — passionate about highly technical fields and not afraid to show it. How do they communicate that to people who …

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