Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer
By KCBX Central Coast Public Radio
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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.
||CleanAlaska Airlines introduces daily flights Seattle to San Luis Obispo||Alaska Airlines introduces daily non-stop flights between Seattle and San Luis Obispo. A conversation with Alaska Airlines' Sales & Community Marketing Manager, Eloisa Valdez Backer. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlabama’s River Delta 2nd largest in America||Alabama’s inland delta is the second largest in America behind the Mississippi. Two thirds of the state of Alabama and portions of Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi drain to a common point in the Mobile Delta. The State of Alabama ranks fifth,||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMobile’s renaissance with coffee, brews, and trendy dining||A visit with John Serda, founder of Serda’s Coffee Company in downtown Mobile, Alabama. John talks about sourcing Costa Rican organic coffee and his current project, Serda Brewing. John also talks about Mobile’s renaissance with a litany of new loca||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDelivering a vibrant Mobile Museum of Art to the community||A sampler of how MMofA operates out of the box--the museum reaches out to the community via a pop up storefront showcase of art located right in the heart of downtown Mobile. In collaboration with other art, history, and related organizations MMofA also||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMobile Alabama art, culture & cuisine and America’s first Mardi Gras Carnival||Mobile, Alabama is steeped in history with living legacy of the French colonial era to the Civil War. Today its vibrant economy is palpable, from a hopping nightlife to a burgeoning fine dining scene. The economy is strong, with players like Airbus||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArmenian genocide--a familial remembrance||Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer in San Francisco for a conversation with Amy Hoogasian, as she talks about the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, 1915-1918. Her passionate quest for Turkey to acknowledge their genocidal policies and actions against the Armenia||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs there an elephant in your coffee?||Did you enjoy a cup of coffee this morning? Most people know that coffee is the world’s most popular beverage, but few realize that farmers in India may have actually given their lives for that morning cuppa Joe. Laurie McAndish King talks via Skype w||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDetroit’s Traffic Jam and Snug—a 50-year locavore diner & home of Michigan’s oldest brewpub||Midtown Detroit’s Traffic Jam and Snug restaurant has remained as an extremely popular dining destination and an industry trendsetter for more than 50 years.||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSan Francisco Bay Area’s Food Shift—reducing food-waste, alleviating hunger and creating jobs||Dana Frasz, Founder and Director of San Francisco Bay Area based Food Shift shares her non-profit's partnerships with hotels, corporations, grocery chains and more to reduce food waste. Dana talks about Food Shift’s primary mission, its incredible suc||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaying it forward--St. Anthony’s Foundation and Hilton Hotel San Francisco Union Square||Barry Stenger, Executive Director of St. Anthony’s Foundation, founded by the Franciscan Order in San Francisco 66 years ago to assist the needs of the homeless and low income citizens. Stenger talks about the quarter century partnership with Hilton S||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSan Francisco’s Food Runners—200 grassroots volunteers save 16 tons of perishables weekly||Mary Risley, founder of San Francisco based Food Runners , talks about the grassroots organization that provides 15,000 meals every week to low income and homeless citizens. Every week, more than 200 volunteers pick up leftover food from hotels such as||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSee Rock City--Americana at its best on the outskirts of Chattanooga||Nestled on a ridge-top with dramatic vistas spanning seven states, Rock City started in the late 1920s as a Ma and Pa miniature golf course nestled in a garden setting. Barns across the Midwest were painted with large black and White “ See Rock City||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCayucos' Abalone Farm produces half of America’s abalone||Join Brad Buckley manager of the Abalone Farm for an insider’s look at the world of abalone aquaculture. The Abalone Farm, located on a bluff top above the Pacific Ocean six miles north of Cayucos, California produces approximately 50 percent of the||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPearl Harbor 75th Anniversary series||A conversation with four star admiral Thomas Fargo about the 75th Pearl Harbor Remembrance events on Oahu Life in Hawaii during WWII with Bishop Museum historian DeSoto Brown National Park Service Historian Daniel Martinez's 30-year WWII and December 7t||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCosta Rica family travel discovery series||Costa Rica as viewed by kids--with 14 year-old podcast host Sophia Aquino From darkness to light--Costa Rica's Museo de los Niños in San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica's Greentique Hotels-environmental trendsetter ideally suited for families https://youtu||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlcatraz Island NPS Series||Alcatraz ex-con recalls a "whiff of fresh mown grass Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi recalls time on "The Rock" Former Alcatraz clergyman Father Bush recalls his time on "The Rock" A conversation with NPS Public Affairs Officer Alexandra Picavet||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPacific Wildlife Care—911 animal rescue and rehabilitation||Pacific Wildlife Care is situated in a non-descript building behind the old PG&E power plant in Morro Bay, California. But, anywhere wounded or endangered wildlife are found on the Central Coast they are just a phone call away from rescue and||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Mexico’s Acoma “Sky City”—possibly North America’s oldest continuously inhabited community||Sky City is located atop a 367 foot-tall sandstone monolith. Continuously inhabited since 1150 A.D., there is no running water or electricity at Acoma in New Mexico . Located off interstate 40 an hour and a half west of Albuquerque, tours are offered to||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA rite of passage--the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River Valley||Sandhill Cranes migrate north every spring and make a stop in Central Nebraska . Shows such as CBS Sunday Morning have covered their flight in previous seasons. Join Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer Associate Producer, Melissa Corbin as she shares||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean400 year-old Quebec City—A Unesco World Heritage treasure with a French flair||A conversation with Richard Séguin representing Quebec City Tourism . Séguin shares insights about Quebec City's past and present in the Canadian city with a definite French Flair. Quebec City' modern roots date from French exploration in the 15th cen||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Cool Pods Around America and overseas
A delight to feature cool people and places around America and around the world. So worth a listen!
Amazing, Informative, and Utterly Unpredictable
Tom's podcasts are incredible. He somehow gets the most unique scoops on his various travels, and always posts a great story. When I can't catch them on NPR, I always make sure to download his latest podcasts here. Don't take my word for it, though; listen for yourself!
Love this show!
Tom's recording style feels so authentic—it makes you feel like you are right there with him and interviewee!