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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer



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 verb



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Rockbridge County Virginia sampler—from Jefferson’s Natural Bridge to most historic Hampton Inn

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:40:00 +0000

Rockbridge County Virginia is steeped in history--a drive down Lexington’s main street is like stepping back in time—so much so that Hollywood has utilized downtown as a movie set for Revolutionary War, and Civil War era films. They just move the cars out and top up the roadways with dirt and they’re ready to roll.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/LexingtonRockbridgeNPRpodcast.mp3




Travel with Purpose, Mindful Meetings, Mindful Being, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:48:00 +0000

The landscape of travel is evolving and hotels and resorts are responding to the demand for meaningful travel experiences, by individuals on holiday and corporate meeting and event planners. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square incorporates mindful meetings, mindful eating, mindful being as well as engaging guests with local non-profit opportunities.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/HiltonNPRpodcast.mp3




Rustic elegance at Dancing Bear Lodge, bistro & event center in the heart of Appalachia

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:58:00 +0000

A conversation with Sharon and Mark Oldham, owners of Dancing Bear Lodge situated in the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Dancing Bear features 26 rustic but elegant lodge-style accommodations, an event center where live musical performances feature regional artists, and the award-winning Appalachian Bistro. We’ll also visit with the Bistro’s star-chef Shelly Cooper.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/DancingBearNPRpodcast.mp3




Cherishing heirloom apples at Carver’s Orchard in Cosby, Tennessee

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:33:00 +0000

Danny Ray Carver’s dad started Carver’s Orchard in Cosby, Tennessee back in 1942, but the Carver clan has been growing apples in Appalachia for six generations, arriving in Eastern Tennessee in the late 1700’s.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/CarverApplesNPRpodcast.mp3




Marina de Rey’s WaterBus—Los Angeles County's E-ticket ride for $1

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:21:00 +0000

LA County’s WaterBus is and ideal way to experience Marina del Rey harbor—the second largest man- made yacht harbor in the world.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/la_waterbusnprpodcast.mp3




Rocky Top Wine Trail—discovering fruit wine and Muscadine in Eastern Tennessee

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:06:00 +0000

Jonathan Ball with the Rocky Top Wine Trail in Eastern Tennessee talks about the trail that includes wineries in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg .


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/rocky_top_wine_trailnprpodcast.mp3




Raising the bar in the world of “shine” at Gatlinburg’s Sugarlands Distilling Company

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:32:00 +0000

Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg , Tennessee uses traditional corn and rye, but infuses their “Shine” with an array of flavors, including dark chocolate, butter pecan, and apple bacon. A conversation with Kris “Tugboat” Killingsworth, Tastings Manager at Sugarlands about the trendy new world of Shine. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunes NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) Stitcher.com player.fm


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/SugarlandsDistilleryNPRpodcast.mp3




New Tennessee Whiskey Trail—from boutique distillers to Jack

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:51:00 +0000

The new Tennessee Whiskey Trail is made up of approximately 30 distilleries across the state. Tennessee distilleries range from small, boutique operations such as Corsair and Greenbrier in Nashville to legendary distilleries like Jack Daniels .


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/TennesseeWhiskeyTrailNPRpodcast.mp3




Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium & Country Music Hall of Fame

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 17:54:24 +0000

The Ryman Auditorium , revered as the “Mother Church” of country music, has been an anchor of the Nashville music scene for more than a century. The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville , Tennessee is the Mother Ship where the entire history of country music is showcased in the 360,000 square-foot multi-story facility.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/NASHRYMANnprPodcast.mp3




From White House Correspondent to author of history book about Franciscan explorers

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 03:03:00 +0000

Cayucos resident Robert Kittle talks with correspondent Tom Wilmer about his new book Franciscan Frontiersmen—how Three Adventurers Charted the West, published by the University of Oklahoma Press.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/robert_kittlenprpodcast.mp3




A visit to Gatlinburg Tennessee—gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:10:00 +0000

An overview of cool things to do and see in and around Gatlinburg , Tennessee --the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park .


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/GatlinburgMarciNPRpodcast.mp3




Going Hollywood—on the water in Marina del Rey

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:41:00 +0000

Marina del Rey in LA County is one of the largest man made marinas in the world. It’s the home of multi-million dollar luxury yachts to a flotilla of sailboats and powerboats, and funky live-aboards. Hollywood and its stars have maintained a love affair with Marina del Rey for decades, not only to sip and savor and hide out--but to utilize the locale as a film location for untold movies and TV shows.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/HornblowerHollywoodNPRpodcast.mp3




A 60-year run at Royal Studios in Memphis--recording hits with 1960s vacuum-tube technology

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Boo Mitchell carries on the legacy of his father, Willie Mitchell, as a producer of chart-topping hits. One of Boo Mitchell’s proudest achievements was taking home the “Record of the Year” Grammy in 2016—the first time in the history of the Grammy Awards that a Memphis-made record garnered the award.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/06/RoyalStudioNPRpodcast.mp3




faith-based Outpost Bait Shop & Diner provides life-transforming second chances

Tue, 30 May 2017 09:59:00 +0000

From a tiny, run down bait shop when Jay Harrison and his family purchased the business five years ago, the Outpost at Pickwick Dam , Tennessee has grown from zero employees to more than 30 today. The Outpost now includes a general store, a super popular restaurant, and an adjacent inn. Central to Harrison’s business model is to serve as a faith-based enterprise where his core mission is to hire and help employees seeking a fresh start in life.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/outpost_at_pickwickdamnprpodcast.mp3




National Museum of the United States Marine Corps at Quantico

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:33:00 +0000

A visit with the United States Marine Corps Historian at the National Museum of the United States Marine Corps located in Triangle, Virginia, adjacent to Quantico Marina Corps base.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/QuanticoNPRpodcast.mp3




Baseball—a most social and stats driven game—a conversation with Detroit Tigers' Ron Colangelo

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:05:55 +0000

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Detroit , Michigan at Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers . Wilmer visits with Ron Colangelo, Vice President Communications for the Detroit Tigers in the press box.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/detroit_tigers_npr_podcast.mp3




Casey Jones Village—Southern Comfort with organic produce in Jackson, Tennessee

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:21:00 +0000

Casey Jones Village in Jackson , Tennessee , tucked in the heart of the fabled Music Highway, is actually an historic village with everything from an old-fashioned country store to an Antebellum mansion. There’s a museum showcasing the story of legendary train engineer Casey Jones, but the anchor of the village is the restaurant that specializes in traditional Southern comfort food—with a twist.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/casey_jonesnprpodcast.mp3




Circa-1918 Ringling Brothers circus magnate’s yacht lives on in Marina del Rey

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:59:00 +0000

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Captain Chuck Myers aboard the historic M.V. Zumbrota , home ported today in Marina del Rey harbor.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/M.V.ZumbrotaNPRpodcast.mp3




Marina del Rey sunset dinner cruises—an LA experience with a twist

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:24:00 +0000

Marina del Rey is in some respects a Southland best-kept-secret, as it’s often overshadowed by the glitz of Hollywood and the buzz of Disneyland.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/marinaDelRayYachtNPRpodcast.mp3




The story of Soulsville and Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:55:29 +0000

Back in the 1960s Stax Records served as an incubator of the Memphis , Tennessee Soul Music genre. Join Tim Sampson Communications Director for the Soulsville Foundation where he talks about the Stax Museum of American Soul Music , the genesis of “Soulsville”, the astounding Stax Music Academy, and Soulsville Charter School.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/05/StaxMemphisNPRpodcast.mp3