25 episodes

Traveling America's backroads, history lovers - Noah and Noodles - uncover fascinating stories overlooked by the public.  Living out of a van, they visit each story location and share the (often shocking) secrets held within. If you love travel, history and and thoughtful storytelling - this is the show for you. 

Backroad Odyssey Noah Mulgrew

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Traveling America's backroads, history lovers - Noah and Noodles - uncover fascinating stories overlooked by the public.  Living out of a van, they visit each story location and share the (often shocking) secrets held within. If you love travel, history and and thoughtful storytelling - this is the show for you. 

    Secrets of the Civil War (Part 3)

    Secrets of the Civil War (Part 3)

    Robert E Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia press onwards … Marching confidently into Southern Pennsylvania after a string of Confederate victories. Talk of independence circulates among the southern troops … a shared belief solidifies - this march north will solidify Southern independence. Meanwhile, Northern hopes to preserve the union remain dangerously low and leadership of the army of the Potomac changes just THREE days before one of the largest and most consequ...

    • 34 min
    Van Life Diaries - Top 5 Taprooms

    Van Life Diaries - Top 5 Taprooms

    Throughout my travels I’ve interviewed over 100 taprooms across the nation. With that said, I want to share my personal TOP 5 TAPROOMS along with what makes each of them so special.Here’s the criteria : They have to make beer You have to be able to drink at location And - most importantly - the people have to be nice. I also consider location, community, story, aesthetic and of course - the beer. Listener question today include: How was Bok able to afford "T...

    • 15 min
    Detour - The Singing Tower

    Detour - The Singing Tower

    A symphony of bells play hypnotic melodies … Harmonies and compositions sound out daily in the small town of Lake Wales in Central Florida.The peculiar source of the music - a grandiose marble-lined pillar affectionately named ‘ The Singing Tower” - is as wonderful as it is unexpected. The story behind it’s construction, however, is yet more interesting… Works Cited: https://boktowergardens.org/2021/06/28/the-origins-of-the-singing-tower/https://www.gcna.org/about-carillon...

    • 15 min
    Van Life Diaries - "Real" Van Life

    Van Life Diaries - "Real" Van Life

    Not everyday is perfect when you live in a van ... You’ve likely run into the classic “coffee-pour” video made by people living in vans - stepping out to unveil STUNNING locations as they open the doors of their van.This is - to put it lightly - not always the case.Here are the top three things I've found to NOT be STUNNING while living in a van. I love living in a van, but it’s important to be real about what the experience entails. :) With that said - let's ...

    • 6 min
    Secrets of the Civil War (Part 2)

    Secrets of the Civil War (Part 2)

    The story continues ... Two men, shaped by their opposing upbringings and lived experience, write about the pivotal conflict of the Civil War from opposing sides. We examine differences in outlook and writing styles that insight into both men as well as the larger forces behind the war itself. Works Cited: Gettysburg : The Confederate and Union Views of the Most Decisive Battle of the War - In One Volume https://www.jstor.org/stable/2116615?read-now=1&seq=8#page_s...

    • 15 min
    Van Life Diaries - 3 Essential History Podcast (Series)

    Van Life Diaries - 3 Essential History Podcast (Series)

    Tired of searching for the best - most comprehensive and entertaining - historical podcast series?!No worries - we did the work for you! Today we cut through the weeds of endless podcast episodes and share the top three history series within podcasts. We answer listener questions, which include: What do you say to people who insist on the important of states rights as a cause of the civil war? Any books movies or series you’d recommend about the civil war?What surpri...

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Pslm18 ,

Time

The episode Keeping Time was so well done, the wonderful descriptions of the Bily clocks that Noah provided created a “theatre of the mind” in my head. I’ve seen these clocks, they are amazing. Noah does them, and the story of the brothers Bily great justice.

Mulgroot ,

Interesting and fun!

This podcast is a great listen, awesome dives into backroad destinations alongside humor and personality!

mugsaey ,

Incredible storyteller!!

So well done. I won’t miss an episode! Thanks for sharing your amazing adventures with us!

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