289 episodes

Listen every Thursday as AJC Arts and Entertainment Editor Shane Harrison, along with Food, Dining, and Living Editor Ligaya Figueres, and Entertainment Reporter Rodney Ho introduce you to the most interesting people, places, and things to do in and around Atlanta. It's the podcast that helps you get ready for the weekend!

Go Atlanta AJC Podcasts

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Listen every Thursday as AJC Arts and Entertainment Editor Shane Harrison, along with Food, Dining, and Living Editor Ligaya Figueres, and Entertainment Reporter Rodney Ho introduce you to the most interesting people, places, and things to do in and around Atlanta. It's the podcast that helps you get ready for the weekend!

    Go Atlanta: Farewell episode

    Go Atlanta: Farewell episode

    In this final episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Go Atlanta podcast, AJC’s Bo Emerson catches up with riverkeeper Sally Bethea as she reflects on her 20 years of river conservation stories. You’ll also hear how new laws have put a damper on drag shows across the country and what drag performers in Atlanta are doing about it.
     
    As expected in last week’s episode, SAG-AFTRA union members are walking the picket lines, largely shutting down film and TV production in the United States. Shane Harrison talks about the strike rally held by hundreds of Atlanta actors at a Forest Park union hall.
     
    Ligaya Figueras talks about the Michelin rating system adding Atlanta to its coverage list and what it means for local restaurants and diners. Plus, hear about a butter breakthrough, as Ligaya tells you about a woman who preaches the gospel of butter and has invented the best-selling butter dish in the United States. She also shares all the latest restaurant openings and a look at what’s to come.
     
    Thanks for joining us on Go Atlanta. It’s been a pleasure.
     
     
    Links to today’s topics:
    Keeping the Chattahoochee: Reviving and Defending a Great Southern River
    Hundreds of Atlanta actors hold strike rally
    For good or bad, Atlanta is about to become a Michelin city
    America’s #1 selling butter dish
    Anti-drag backlash: ‘Things are going backwards’
    Lil Baby opens seafood restaurant
    Higher Taste opens in Little Five Points
    Breaker Breaker opening on Eastside BeltLine
    Atlanta restaurant bog
    Atlanta Open
    Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
    Tomato Feast at La Tavola
    Great Tasting Westside
    Meet our pet of the week at Fulton County Animal Services
     
     
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    • 54 min
    Go Atlanta: Tom Cruise at the movies, Michelin includes Atlanta, Leanne Morgan, and Lisa Ann Walter

    Go Atlanta: Tom Cruise at the movies, Michelin includes Atlanta, Leanne Morgan, and Lisa Ann Walter

    In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s newest podcast, Go Atlanta, The AJC’s Olivia Wakim talks about the audience’s reaction when Tom Cruise greeted the audience at Tuesday night’s “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One” screening.
    Meanwhile, a possible historic double strike is looming. Hear how the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike could effectively shut down the U.S. television and film industries and what kind of impact this could have on Georgia’s movie and TV industry.
    Rodney Ho has news about a pillar of 99X who is back on the air, completing the radio station’s new lineup. And Rodney meets with two comedians, Leanne Morgan who was in town to film a movie with Reese Witherspoon and Will Ferrell, and Lisa Ann Walter who stars in the ABC show “Abbott Elementary.”
    Ligaya Figueras talks about the prestigious restaurant rating system that will now include Atlanta. She also tells you about this week’s restaurant reviews, new openings, and recent closures.
    Links to today’s topics:
    Tom Cruise surprises Atlanta fans at ‘Mission: Impossible 7′ screening
    What to know about the looming SAG-AFTRA strike, its impact on Hollywood
    Steve Craig joins 99X after 15-year absence as mid-day host
    Lisa Ann Walter almost moved to Atlanta, then ‘Abbott Elementary’ happened
    Kim Zolciak, Kroy Biermann call off divorce proceedings
    Leanne Morgan on selling out the Fox, shooting her first movie in Atlanta
    Michelin guide restaurant rating system arrives in Atlanta
    Atlanta Restaurant Scene
    Tomato Feast at La Tavola
    Melissa Villasenor of SNL fame at City Winery
    Boy George & Culture Club - The Letting It Go Show
    Meet Luna, Go Atlanta’s pet of the week
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    • 41 min
    Go Atlanta: Goodbye Officer Don, plant-based restaurant option, Formula One-themed bar

    Go Atlanta: Goodbye Officer Don, plant-based restaurant option, Formula One-themed bar

    If you grew up in Atlanta, you may remember the children’s TV show, “Officer Don and The Popeye Club”. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s newest podcast, Go Atlanta, we remember the iconic host, Don Kennedy, who passed away at the age of 93.
     
    Rodney Ho has the latest on the changes at Turner Classic Movies and the commitment Warner Bros. Discovery are making to the network. Plus, hear about the CNN show, "See It Loud: The History of Black Television" featuring AJC’s Ernie Suggs and Rodney Ho.
     
    Ligaya Figueras has new restaurant openings, including the plant-based restaurant Planta, now open in Krog Street Market and the Formula One-themed Dryver Bar in Buckhead.  Ligaya will also introduce you to Aaron Harris, the owner of Molino Tortilleria which specializes in heirloom and organic corn products.
     
     
    Links to today’s topics:
    Molino Tortilleria
    ‘Officer Don’ Kennedy, Atlanta children’s show host, dies at 93
    TCM bosses promise commitment to the network after big cutbacks
    Plant-based restaurant Planta now open in Krog Street Market
    Formula One-themed Dryver Bar opens in Buckhead
    Mother-and-daughter Rita and Brittany Campos have opened The Dirty Tea
    See It Loud: The History of Black Television
    “Wicked” at the Fox Theatre
    Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Revs & Riff with Andy Grammer
    Jollof Festival
    AJC: July food and drink events
    Fulton County Animal Services


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    • 39 min
    Go Atlanta: 4th of July, Seacrest solves the puzzle, new restaurants, Barenaked Ladies

    Go Atlanta: 4th of July, Seacrest solves the puzzle, new restaurants, Barenaked Ladies

    It's not too early to start thinking about your Independence Day plans. In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s newest podcast, Go Atlanta, hear about events, parades, and celebrations starting as early as this weekend.
     
    Hear about the amazing career of ‘The Migrant Chef’ who is famous in Mexico after being deported from Atlanta.
     
    Rodney Ho talks about Dunwoody’s own Ryan Seacrest being named successor to Pat Sajak as host of Wheel of Fortune. Plus, hear why Disney Immersive abruptly shut down after nearly a month of operation. And with all the management cuts at Turner Classic Movies, is it a sign a bad things to come?
     
    Americans will consume 150-million hotdogs on the 4th of July. Since we’re in the heart of hot dog season, Ligaya Figueras has put together her hot dog roundup which you can find on AJC.com. She also has a list of new restaurant openings that you’ll want to check out this week.
     
     
     Links to today’s topics:
     
    Atlanta’s Ryan Seacrest takes over for Pat Sajak as ‘Wheel of Fortune’ host
    Deported from Atlanta, ‘The Migrant Chef’ now famous in Mexico
    Disney Immersive in Atlanta abruptly shuts down
    Are management cuts at Turner Classic Movies a sign of bad things to come?
    Atlanta Restaurant Scene
    INTERVIEW: Barenaked Ladies’ Tyler Stewart on sex appeal, the Beatles, more
    50 Years of Hip-Hop: The maturation of Atlanta ‘Mayor’ Jermaine Dupri
    Shawn Mullins Benefit Concert for Hero Dog Rescue
    Belinda Carlisle at The Fred
    Circus Vazquez at Plaza Fiesta
    LifeLine Animal Project
     
      
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    • 36 min
    Go Atlanta: A luxury retreat at a rural Georgia farm and a historic Alliance Theater announcement

    Go Atlanta: A luxury retreat at a rural Georgia farm and a historic Alliance Theater announcement

    In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Go Atlanta podcast, Ligaya Figueras takes you to Georgia’s newest luxury hotel, which is in a town most people have never heard of. 
    AJC reporter Bo Emerson will discuss the changes coming to the leadership of the Alliance Theater. 
    And Yvonne Zusel will introduce you to Buckhead’s newest Japanese Steakhouse. 
    Go Atlanta is supported by SMARTBOX Moving and Storage. Use promo code SBXATL20 to get 20 dollars off your booking. 
    Links to today’s topics:
    Alliance Theatre makes historic announcement with two artistic directors
    The gift of a grandfather’s mandolin brings happiness and trouble
    EXCLUSIVE: Staplehouse team partners with ranch owners for luxury retreat in rural Georgia
    Prefecture Japanese Steakhouse to open next week in Buckhead
    Sip Restaurant to take over former Babette’s Cafe space in Virginia-Highland
    Doc Chey’s in Grant Park to be replaced by Chef Wang’s
     Subscribe to the AJC: If you aren’t a subscriber to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, click here to get unlimited digital access to the AJC at a special price.
     Listen and subscribe to the new Go Atlanta podcast for free at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher. 
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    • 43 min
    Go Atlanta: Killer Mike solo album, rooftop tiki bars, growler's worth of beer news

    Go Atlanta: Killer Mike solo album, rooftop tiki bars, growler's worth of beer news

    In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s newest podcast, Go Atlanta, Ligaya Figueras has the news about who will soon be occupying the former Cold Beer space on the Eastside BeltLine. Yvonne Zusel has a ton of beer news this week, including the opening of a new brewery in Atlanta coming later this year.
     
    Atlanta’s own Killer Mike has a new album coming out this week. It’s his first solo album in over a decade.
     
    Plus, hear a review of Best Sandwich Shop, the latest takeout review from AJC’s Bob Townsend. And, a new taco concept opening in East Atlanta’s Southern Feedstore.
     
     Links to today’s topics:
    Veteran broadcaster Monica Pearson joins AJC with new video program
    Former Cold Beer space on the Beltline to become the Baxter
    Anderby Brewing and Distilling closing in Peachtree Corners
    Butaco opens tomorrow as a stall in East Atlanta’s Southern Feedstore
    Forum Cocktail Co. opens at The Works
    Duran Duran at State Farm Arena
    Real Life with Nedra Rhone
    Taste On the Square
    Atlanta Summer Beer Festival
    LifeLine Animal Project
     
     
    Go Atlanta is supported by SMARTBOX Moving and Storage. Use promo code SBXATL20 to get 20 dollars off your booking. 
     
    Subscribe to the AJC: If you aren’t a subscriber to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, click here to get unlimited digital access to the AJC at a special price.
     
    Listen and subscribe to the new Go Atlanta podcast for free at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher.
     
     
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Joe's View ,

Wonderful podcast

A group of Atlanta newspaper journalists discuss major weekend entertainment possibilities. Great chemistry between the participants who offer up great suggestions.

Ash_Sv ,

Best of the best

Great way to know the best spots in Atlanta and how to make the most of your time doing fun things in the city.

ericaalyssa ,

Great new offering from the AJC

Love this! Very cool and useful!

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