Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verbs—people, places, things, and action—everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic. His feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrating the centenary of the launch of the Titanic was the recipient of a Best Travel award from Outdoor Writers Association of California.
Journeys of Discovery: Savoring Deluca’s killer pizzas and McClard’s Barbeque in Hot Springs
Tucked away on a side street in downtown Hot Springs , Deluca’s Pizzeria repeatedly wins rave reviews for their homemade pizzas. Chef and owner, Anthony Valinoti regularly wins accolades including one of Arkansas’s ten best Pizzas and consistantly number one in Hot Springs. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at Deluca’s for a visit with chef Valinoti. Back in 1928 Alex and Alice McClard opened a Hot Springs motor court where they served goat with a killer barbeque sauce. Goat is no longer on the menu
Journeys of Discovery: Hot Spring's Superior Bathhouse Brewery
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Arkansas' Hot Springs National Park , at the Superior Bathhouse Brewery , where he visits with owner and brewster Rose Schweikhart. Superior Bathhouse Brewery is the only distiller in the world that utilizes mineral-rich geothermal water, and it's the only brewery in America liccensed to operate in a national park. Schweikhart shares insights about her current favorite brews and operating her business on Hot Spring 's Bathhouse Row in the midst of the COVID-19
Journeys of Discovery: Exploring Hot Springs, Arkansas
Historic Hot Springs, Arkansas is home to the second smallest National Park in America. Correspondent Tom Wilmer joins Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs for an exploration of the town’s timeless attractions.
Journeys of Discovery: Grand Canyon murder—a true story of redemption
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Annette McGivney , author of " Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures, and the Search for Heaven on Earth ." McGivney is Southwest Editor for Backpacker Magazine and former professor of journalism at Northern Arizona University. McGivney’s book tells the story of Tomomi Hanamure, a Japanese citizen who loved exploring the wilderness of the American Southwest. She was murdered on her birthday—May 8, 2006. She was stabbed 29 times as she hiked
Journeys of Discovery: A status update on the SLO County Airport
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport . County airport director Kevin Bumen shares information about COVID-19 sanitation initiatives within airport terminals and aboard aircraft. Bumen also talks about dealing with reduced daily flights (down fifty percent from 2019), a marked reduction of income from ancillary revenue streams such as long-term parking, and Bumen's new position as the first chief commercial officer at San Francisco International
Journeys of Discovery: Door County, Wisconsin’s haunted lighthouses, cherries and family resorts
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Door County , Wisconsin for an exploration of diverse attractions including 11 historic lighthouses (including a few that a definitely haunted), ferryboat rides to Washington Island, and bayside family-owned resorts . Distinctive culinary offerings include fresh-caught fish, and locally produced cheese and cherry culinary dishes. This show was originally broadcast July 16, 2019 and is reposted as a “best-of-the-best” podcast in celebration of Journeys of
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