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Decaf

Decaf is a weekly podcast by the Beacon Center of Tennessee where Mark and Taylor offer thoughts on what's going on in Tennessee and around the country.
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Inflation is causing nightmares. Mayor Cooper wants to ban... hot dog carts? Tennessee faces a tough upset in the College World Series. Mark goes to Vegas. Listen to it all on this episode of Decaf!

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Things are heating up with the Lookouts stadium. Gas is about to hit $5. Golfers are leaving the PGA for another option. WaWa is coming to Nashville!

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Costs on the rise are having a serious impact on labor and personal finances. Workers across the country are looking to unionize, and more in Atlantic City are on strike. Nashville is losing residents seemingly as quickly as gaining them. Nostalgia over lost treasures is at an all-time high. Listen to Mark and Taylor's hot takes on this episode of Decaf!

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Tragedy in Texas, a cruel decision by MNPS, "sharkcano" in the Pacific, and Mark's three favorite things in Italy—hear it all on this episode of Decaf!

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Taylor and Ron have all the hot takes this week on occupational licensing, the Johnny and Amber trial, the crypto crash, and the PGA Championship this weekend. Check it out!

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The good, bad, and ugly of the legislative session. An egregious breach of trust on the federal level. The world champs not living up to their hopes. Justin's upcoming world travel plans. Listen to it all on this episode of Decaf!

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FDA proposes another ban, Vanderbilt poll puts Nashville on blast, NFL draft energy is in the air, and Mark is leaving for almost a month! Get the weekly hot takes on Decaf!

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Streaming services facing major issues, celebrities getting up in arms over little things, Wimbledon's new rules, and embarrassing outfits of the 1990s. All on this episode of the Decaf!

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Mark and Taylor's takeaways from a trip to Memphis. The greatest Twitter troll of all time. Mark's (and definitely not Taylor's) favorite week in sports. Underrated movies from the 1990s. Listen to it all on this week's episode of Decaf!

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Sending a message about online regulations ✅ Hot takes about SCOTUS confirmation hearings ✅ Taylor's (and definitely not Mark's) most exciting week in sports ✅ Bringing back the '90s ✅ Listen to all of it on this week's episode of Decaf!

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Mark and Taylor's recent trip to Chattanooga, big news on stadium subsidies, March Madness final predictions, and thoughts on the slap heard around the world. Check out this week's hot takes on Decaf!

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Ron and Mark took over the podcast this week to talk about licensing reform, March Madness (of course), their favorite new television shows, and New York lifting their vaccine mandates so Kyrie Irving can finally play!

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March Madness, general life madness, a bad stadium deal in Chattanooga, and the type of rant you've come to expect on Decaf—this time about time changes. Listen here!

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Gas prices, worker freedom, nostalgic games and TV, barking dogs, and sick babies—this episode of Decaf with Taylor and Stephanie has it all!

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People are pouring out Russian vodka. School choice support is soaring. And awards season is upon us. For all the hot takes from Mark and Taylor, check out this episode of Decaf!

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Conflict in Ukraine, a potential new stadium in Nashville, college basketball conference tournament season, and Mountain Dew's introduction into the party beverage world. Hear Mark and Taylor talk about it all on this week's episode of Decaf!

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The ESA case heads to the TN Supreme Court (again). Canadian truckers are making waves. The excitement around the Super Bowl is still alive and well on our team. Mark and Taylor are (very) late to the game on some of the most popular TV shows of our time. And Mark gives a shocking shoutout. Hear it all on this episode of Decaf!

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Happy Super Bowl week! Game predictions and favorite halftime shows—plus mask mandate repeals and Dollywood's good deeds—all on this episode of Decaf!

Controversial voices, home businesses in Nashville, NFL playoff outcomes, and reality dating shows. Get your dose of hot takes on Decaf!

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Decaf's lineup for this week: National School Choice Week, a SCOTUS retirement, NFL chaos, and Ron's top 5 things to watch on YouTube