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: Puckett’s Grocery store rocks with live music
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Rob Robinson, musician and owner of Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Puckett’s has been a community center of sorts in town since 1953. It’s much more than a grocery and eatery—it’s also a rocking live music venue. Come along and join Robinson for the rest of the story and learn why Puckett’s is an anchor in the Nashville’s Big Back Yard economic, tourism destination initiative—the brainchild of Leiper’s Fork based visionary,
Journeys of Discovery: Full STEAM ahead for purposeful learning
Principal Dr. Ryan Jackson shares with correspondent Tom Wilmer how Tennessee’s Mt Pleasant Arts Innovation Zone preK-12 educational model benefits student’s educational goals by infusing Art into S.T.E.M. Learning comes alive, as students passionately work on curricular projects ranging from creating NASA-mentored self-sustaining habitats on Mars, to building/selling tiny houses that can result in various trade certifications at completion. Gone is the “sit and listen” drudgery, replaced by the
Journeys of Discovery: Exploring blended Scotch whisky & Northern Ireland’s Bushmills Distillery
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Edinburgh, Scotland where he visits with Richard Paterson , regarded as one of the world’s foremost blenders of Scotch Whisky. Afterwards Wilmer talks with Daryl McNally at Old Bushmills Distillery , the world’s oldest licensed distillery, located along Northern Ireland ’s Antrim Coast, just a wee drive from Belfast. This show is a repost “best-of-the-best” travel show in celebration of Journeys of Discovery’s 31st anniversary producing on-air and digital
Journeys of Discovery: Hohenwald, Tennessee’s legendary 1970’s counter-culture “Farm” still rocks
Tom Reed came to Hohenwald, Tennessee back in 1971 as a vanguard member of a commune dubbed "The Farm” . Hundreds of hippies arrived in their vans and more than 80 school busses adorned with banners proclaiming “Out to Save the World”. They purchased 1,750 acres and settled in, and the Farm is still thriving in the Hohenwald, Tennessee countryside. Reed eventually left the commune but he and his wife returned to Hohenwald toward the end of their careers in the health care field. Today they are
Journeys of Discovery: Leiper’s Fork Distillery--homage to spirit of Natchez Trace pioneers
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Lee Kennedy, owner of Leiper’s Fork Distillery located on the outskirts of uptown Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Kennedy shares insights about producing Tennessee whiskey and bourbon, events at the distillery and the process of growing his elixir’s market distribution. Kennedy noted that his philosophy is predicated on honoring the spirit of pioneer regional whisky-distillers and utilizing locally grown ingredients. The Leiper’s Fork Distillery show is
Journeys of Discovery: The art of leiper’s Fork, Tennessee
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee where he visits with two artists, Lisa Fox and D avid Arms who own galleries in the heart of uptown Leiper’s Fork. The rural community is less than 40 miles from Nashville, but it’s a world apart. The Art of Leiper’s Fork is the ninth in a series showcasing the Nashville’s Big Back Yard economic initiative—a showcase of rural destinations along the Natchez Trace National Parkway from Leiper’s Fork, down along the Parkway route to Northern
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