Shine Service

Robert Person Sr. — Percy, as he’s known — has been shining shoes for 70 years. He started around age 10 and now, at 80, continues to work at Percy’s Shoe Shine Service in Nashville. He’s worn out, stressed out, but this veteran shoe shiner just can’t stop.

Outside/In was produced this week by:

Jakob Lewis with production assistance from Caleb Shiver. The shows editors Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh, and Anita Bugg. 

Neighbors is created with Nashville Public Radio and is a member of the Heard, which is a collection of really great podcasts. 

Outside in’s Theme music is by Break Master Cylinder. Other music in this episode is by Podington Bear and Dan Burns.

Outside in is a production of New Hampshire Public Radio