A Hendersonville alderman draws needed attention to the city’s budget. A new travel warning for Florida leaves folks scratching their heads. Nickelback might be the reason one NBA team is making a historic run. HBO makes—what Mark and Taylor think is—a big mistake. Get your weekly hot takes on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
With Taylor on vacation, Ron joins Mark this week to talk about rising home prices in Middle Tennessee, the national debt ceiling, the creative way the Titans released their season’s schedule, and Ron’s growing family. Listen to it all on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
A recent court ruling defends Nashvillians’ property rights. CNN is working on its ratings. Gov. Gavin Newsom spends a bunch of tax dollars just to… not spend tax dollars? Taylor Swift made Taylor’s weekend and ruined Mark’s. Listen to it all on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
Tennessee is trending up in state rankings. Another massive workers’ union goes on strike. Alabama baseball seems to be in big trouble. Twitter users enter accountability mode. Listen to Mark and Taylor talk about it all on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
Jordan joins Taylor and Mark for a recap of the 2023 legislative session—the good, bad, and in-between. And we couldn’t do an episode of Decaf without sports talk! What did we think would happen in the NFL draft, and were our predictions correct? Check it out on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
A local business turns down a job for a political cause. NPR and Twitter are in a fight. Baseball season is fully underway with some very impressive teams. A new sports movie gets five stars from Taylor. All this and more on Decaf! READ MORE
Beacon’s new report addresses some of the facts and myths about charter schools. What does the public think of President Trump’s legal trouble? The NCAA women’s final game stirred up controversy. Which of our favorite TV shows and movies wouldn’t be acceptable if they debuted today? Listen to it all on this week’s episode of... READ MORE
Hidden gems in Tennessee. A possible legal situation for President Trump. March Madness bringing the madness. Going back to college. Listen to Mark and Taylor talk about it all on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
What’s really driving high housing costs in Tennessee? What did President Biden say this week that left us scratching our heads? How will Mark and Taylor’s March Madness brackets fare? Which Apple TV+ show gives us hope for the world? Listen to all of this week’s hot takes on Decaf! READ MORE
A new smoking ban is in effect in Nashville. Right-to-work is under attack in Michigan. Baseball season is upon us. Taylor and Justin have had some not-so-smart moments this week, and they talk about it all on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
A message for the school choice critics. Big political shakeup this week in Chicago. Which Tennessee teams will make it into the NCAA Tournament? Certain shows that have been on the air for years have Mark and Taylor wondering why and how. Listen to it all this week on Decaf! READ MORE
Another Tennessee tax is on our radar as needing to go. Don Lemon offends the masses… again. The View is just as out-of-control as ever. A new movie in theaters this weekend has Mark and Taylor intrigued. READ MORE
Takeaways from this episode of Decaf: ✅ Beacon is trying to lower the cost of housing in Tennessee one reform at a time. ✅ Identity politics has got to go. ✅ Mark and Taylor have wildly different opinions on the Super Bowl halftime show. ✅ A murder trial in South Carolina has gripped the nation.... READ MORE
Have you ever heard of pending ordinance doctrine? What is everyone talking about following the State of the Union address? The Super Bowl is upon us—what do we expect to see? With Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel coming to Nashville on tour, it made Mark and Taylor think: what combination of artists would be their... READ MORE
✅ Setting the record straight on charter schools. ✅ More hypocrisy in Congress. ✅ March Madness is almost here. ✅ Mark and Taylor have some HOT takes on Nashville’s Mayor Cooper not running for reelection. Listen to it all on this episode of Decaf! READ MORE
Beacon releases our Blueprint for a Freer Tennessee. Confidential documents everywhere…except where they’re supposed to be. Mark’s Super Bowl bet is still alive. There’s a new GOP congressman at the butt of every joke. Get all of your weekly hot takes on Decaf! READ MORE
A new report from the Beacon Center sheds some light on a little-known requirement for healthcare facilities that is preventing access to care for Tennesseans. Is President Trump’s influence on the Republican Party waning? What happened to TCU in the CFP National Championship game? All of this, plus Mark and Taylor’s hot takes on the... READ MORE
Happy New Year! Mark and Taylor are back to talk about innovation policy, hot takes on the chaos in Congress, predictions for the CFP national championship game, and one of the most-discussed crimes in America. READ MORE
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