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Nashville-Based Podcasts

Hear from a few artists, writers, and photographers in Nashville's creative community who are inspiring—and connecting—through their audio podcasts.

Written By:  Valerie Hammond, Kate Parrish & Micah Bradley

Photographers:  Supplied

That Sounds Fun

Between writing inspirational books for teens, college students, and adults and traveling for speaking engagements, author Annie F. Downs squeezes in time for her That Sounds Fun podcast. As an avid audio listener herself (favorites include Here's The Thing, Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, This American Life), Downs realized a podcast could be a great thing to share with her family and friends: “A podcast felt like the right thing to do. It sounded like a fun idea, and those are hard for me to resist!”

Favorite interview so far?
Every episode so far has been with a particularly important friend of mine, so it is very hard to narrow down! The two episodes with Dave Barnes are absolutely hilarious, but the one that has the most emotional response has been the interview with former Tennessee Titans player Tim Shaw. His honesty and heart while battling ALS is so inspiring. He's a special dude.

Where do you normally record?
I am so grateful to get to work with Chad Snavely from Form & Function Media. After a couple of ridiculous recording problems when I was trying to run the interviews out of my dining room, I finally deciding to invest in this area of my career and bring in the best. So Chad sets me up to record at WELD. It's a tiny little booth, but the quality, the sound, and the editing work he and his team have done for me has led to the best episodes my podcast has ever had.

Listen at anniefdowns.com/podcast

Photo by Ashley Hylbert

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