California Now Podcast
By Visit California
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The California Now Podcast explores the people and places that make California a unique travel experience. Host Soterios Johnson, veteran radio journalist and former host of NPR’s Morning Edition on WNYC in New York City, has recently moved to California and is using his journalism skills to learn every fascinating thing about his new home state. He interviews travel experts, chefs, local guides and many others on his journey of discovery. For more ideas on California travel, go to www.visitcalifornia.com
||CleanJonny Moseley, Orange County, Museum Hack||Learn about an Olympic Gold Medalist’s Wildest Dreams, explore the O.C., and see two museums in a new light||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRock Climbing, Best Campgrounds, L.A. Shopping||Host Soterios Johnson uncovers the most awe-inspiring places in California to climb and to camp||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnderson Valley, L.A. Music Venues, Family Travel||Take a scenic road trip through Mendocino County wine country||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCulinary Gems, Hidden Beaches, Napa Valley Wine||Soterios Johnson unearths a few of California’s best-kept secrets—including some under-the-radar restaurants, secret beaches, and surprising Napa wineries||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurtis Stone’s Culinary Tour, Lake Tahoe, Death Valley||Join Soterios Johnson on an audio trek up the California Coast, with detours to Lake Tahoe and Death Valley National Park||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStargazing, Best Bike Routes, Mid-Century Modernism||Astronomer Dennis Mammana takes Soterios Johnson on a tour of the cosmos while author Sam Lubell discusses retro-chic architecture||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSan Francisco Dining, Channel Islands, Luxury Hotels||Esquire magazine’s Jeff Gordinier, author Ken McAlpine, and Forbes Travel Guide’s Amanda Frasier join the California Now Podcast||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAtlas Obscura, Packing Tips, Wine||Soterios Johnson discusses California’s hidden gems with Dylan Thuras; gathers packing tips from Pauline Frommer; and talks wine with Jon Bonné||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBucket Lists, Craft Beer, San Andreas Fault||Our host Soterios Johnson discusses California bucket list destinations with travel expert Patricia Schultz; embarks on a virtual beer tour with filmmaker Jeff Smith; and learns about the San Andreas Fault with tour operator Bob Schneider||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Sur, Waterfalls, Oakland||Host Soterios Johnson explores Big Sur and Monterey Bay with Samantha Brown; gears up for some waterfall viewing; and tours Oakland with chef Tanya Holland.||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Classy, smart. And good if you live here!
My wife and I do a lot of sightseeing around the state, and this is my favorite California podcast so far. They tell you what to see and do beyond the touristy stuff. Interesting interviews about topics that were new to me, like where to go for craft beer. It's from the California Visitor's Bureau so they're not trying to sell you anything (except California!). Highly recommend.
Great California Podcast
Great podcast all about California and the interesting things to see and do there (there's a lot!) Plus for those New Yorkers missing the voice of Soterios Johnson on WNYC you can get your fix here!
Love the Craft Beer Road Trip
Jeff Smith's beer documentary is awesome - thank's for letting me know it exists - and I am mapping out my own California beer road trip immediatey.
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