33 episodes

Experience oriented podcast telling stories about interesting people and places throughout Arizona.

Not So Native Not So Native Podcast

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Experience oriented podcast telling stories about interesting people and places throughout Arizona.

    Season 4 Recap

    Season 4 Recap

    Another great season is in the books! Join all of us at Lake Pleasant and we discuss some of our favorite parts from this past season.

    • 42 min
    Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

    Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

    “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” ― Isak Dinesen, Out Of Africa.


    Dean and Prayeri Harrison, founders of Out Of Africa wildlife park in Camp Verde, AZ are examples of what it means to be truly alive. There is truly something unique and refreshing about the way they approach this life. The idea that we live in world dictated by the laws of nature and not of man is evident in how they interact with all the animals on site. It's truly fascinating and something that must been seen and experienced to believe the connection they have with the animals. We had the great joy of experiencing the VIP - Behind the scenes tour guided by Dean himself. It’s truly the best way to get the full experience of the park. We recorded over 3 hours of content on site but due to audio quality and other issues were limited in what we could bring to the episode. Out of Africa is not another zoo where you simply stroll around the park and stare at animals in their habitats rather its a place where you can truly interact and experience the animals. Located an hour north of the Phoenix valley its a quick trip and an experience that you will remember for your lifetime. Make sure to visit and say hi to our friend Pilgrim the Giraffe. If he likes you as much as he did Rob he may just give you a sloppy wet kiss.
    Special Guest: Dean Harrison.

    • 13 min
    The Haunted Group

    The Haunted Group

    Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? If you’ve been to any of The Haunted Group restaurants you know the answer is no. We have yet to find a Haunted Group restaurant concept that we have not loved. The same is also true for this episode which we had the pleasure of welcoming two guests. We met Author Roger Naylor for breakfast along with his good friend and co-founder of The Haunted Group Eric Jurisin. The food and drink at Crema in old town Cottonwood was not the only memorable thing had this morning. We had the pleasure of chatting with both Eric and Roger for the better part of an hour. Eric shared some of the background of The Haunted Group and why they choose the Verde Valley for their restaurants. The question of what ghosts inhabit the ‘Haunted Hamburger’, restaurant which is featured in Roger Naylor's book ‘Boots and Burgers’, is answered. Enjoy the conversation and make sure you say hi next time your in Cottonwood and Jerome.
    Special Guests: Eric Jurisin and Roger Naylor.
    Sponsored By:
    MLR Professional Tax ServicesMichelle Gallegos - Realtor

    • 57 min
    55 Years of Racing - The Larry Ogburn Story

    55 Years of Racing - The Larry Ogburn Story

    'Start your engines!' is a phrase that Larry Ogburn has heard for 55 years straight. We had the privilege of attending the TicketGuardian 500, now known as the FanShield 500, in March of 2019 as a guest of Protecht to document his amazing story. FanShield is created by fans for fans and nothing could be more evident by the hospitality they provided in making the whole experience possible. Special thanks to Larry Ogburn, NASCAR, ISM Raceway, GoodFellas Merch and of course Protecht. Enjoy!


    Check out Larrys video by FanShield 'Fan Stories' HERE
    Special Guests: Larry Ogburn and Protecht.
    Sponsored By:
    GoodFellas Merch

    • 35 min
    Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory

    Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory

    Laboratories are facilities that allow research, experiments or measurements to be performed. Arcosanti is an Urban Laboratory located in central Arizona. Paolo Soleri started the project with an idea to demonstrate an alternative to urban sprawl. It's an attempt to show how a city can develop and thrive within the beauty and landscape around it. Tim Bell, Director of Communications at Arcosanti, shares the vision of and the continued work that is being done at Arcosanti. We recorded on site amongst the beautiful backdrop of the structures and landscape that Arcosanti calls home. It's truly a beautiful facility that needs to be experienced in person to fully appreciate. Its a short drive north on the Interstate 17 and worthy of your time and support. We were also lucky enough to be able to interview an Italian pianist who was playing that evening. Enjoy!
    Special Guest: Tim Bell.
    Sponsored By:
    MLR Professional Tax ServicesMichelle Gallegos - Realtor

    • 43 min
    Verde Lea Market Deli and Grill

    Verde Lea Market Deli and Grill

    In this episode of the podcast Rob, Steph, and our good friend Roger Naylor sit down with Bill Murray, Chief Flattery Officer and co-owner of the Verde Lea Market Deli and Grill on Main St in beautiful Cottonwood! This quaint market has a been in the area since the 1980’s and Bill and his wife Missy have owned it since 2003. It is known to locals and the foodie who loves scouting out local treasures.


    Bill and Roger swap stories about burgers, tortas, and the Cottonwood community, while Stephanie and Rob sample the menu! Bill also tells the story of the Verde Lea from dairy to deli, and how state politics and changes in the local market affect his business. We hear about the challenges and the blessings of running a small business. You can hear the pride in Bill’s voice as he talks about how his customers have become friends and the wonders of watching the generations grow.


    When you are in the Cottonwood area, stop in, grab a torta or a burger, and tell Bill we sent you! Enjoy!
    Special Guests: Bill Murray and Roger Naylor.
    Sponsored By:
    Argent Solar - Charlie MillerMichelle Gallegos - Realtor

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Mhcady ,

Well done - keep it up! Thanks

Informative and interesting

Loree172 ,

True & Informative

There are thousands of podcasts out there, mostly opinions to influence us. I enjoyed hearing the genuine way these gentleman speak. One a Native and one who knows more about AZ than many natives do, Aaron and Rob make a great team and I look forward to learning all they plan to share.

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Mary L. Reha

Such a great pod cast! Keep it going!

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