Trip Talk Travel Podcast

Honoring Departed Heroes of Car Culture

Posted on 11/29/2021

In the past year, several visionaries of the automotive world have passed on. Their accomplishments are a wonderful legacy to all who celebrate the beauty of innovation and stylish performance.[…]

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Truckers Wanted! A Cross-Country Crisis

Posted on 11/22/2021

Labor economists were right. The prediction of a drastic shortage of drivers in the trucking industry has been borne out. This crisis has long-term implications for American consumers and the[…]

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WWI Museum and Memorial in KC, MO

Posted on 11/15/2021

World War I is referred to as the Great War or more ironically, ‘the war to end all wars.’ Influences of that terrible conflict resonate today. An historical presentation, with[…]

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Then and Now

Posted on 11/08/2021

Everything old is new again with the rapid rise in electric cars. Actually, the visionary history of their development goes back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mark[…]

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Tales of America’s Haunted Lighthouses

Posted on 11/01/2021

From Maine to Florida and on the Pacific Coast as well, historic lighthouses shine their beacon to safely beckon sailors home. According to maritime lore, however, many of them house[…]

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Illumination and Centennial Celebration at The Morton Arboretum

Posted on 10/25/2021

Approaching the December 14th Centennial celebration of The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL near Chicago, holiday-themed beauty abounds at this famous public garden. The lights of Illumination are a warm[…]

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Lucy Desi Museum: I Love Lucy Turns 70!

Posted on 10/18/2021

Celebrating the lives, careers, and legacies of the “First Couple of Comedy,” and their incredible impact on the world, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum has welcomed thousands of visitors[…]

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Explore the Hollywood Museum

Posted on 10/11/2021

The Hollywood Museum, official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. It features 35,000 square feet, 4 floors of breathtaking exhibits and is[…]

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Legends of the Fall Colors with Jamie Jensen

Posted on 09/28/2021

Where would you go for a stunning ride into the fiery brilliance of Autumn in America? Jamie Jensen, author of Road Trip USA, has some ideas. He is a troubadour[…]

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Over a Decade Later: Pontiac Passion Persists

Posted on 09/20/2021

Every make of automobile has its aficionados. For lovers of style and performance, ask any fan of the Pontiac lineage about the now-defunct GM make and you will see stars[…]

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September 11th National Memorial Trail Part 2

Posted on 09/13/2021

The September 11th National Memorial Trail, 1,300 miles long, stretches through 6 states and DC, connecting three 9/11 Memorial sites through DC, VA, PA, NJ, NY, MD, and Delaware. To[…]

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September 11th National Memorial Trail Part 1

Posted on 09/07/2021

The September 11th National Memorial Trail is 1,300 miles long, stretching through 6 states and DC, connecting the three 9/11 Memorial sites through DC, VA, PA, NJ, NY, MD, and[…]

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The National Comedy Center, Jamestown NY

Posted on 08/30/2021

In Lucille Ball’s hometown, celebrate the comedic arts with a visit to The National Comedy Center. This is not so much a Hall of Fame as it is an innovative[…]

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Comedy Tonight! America’s Funniest Road Films

Posted on 08/16/2021

On the highway to Hollywood, funny and films travel well together in rollicking tales of the human predicament. Geoffrey Mark, a go-to sage of screens large and small, joins us[…]

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In Search of the Great Escape Room

Posted on 08/10/2021

Escape Rooms, combining elements of mystery, adventure and intricate teamwork, have become very popular destinations across America. Joey and Tonya Madia are aficionados of these eerie attractions and Joey is[…]

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Two-Lane Highway Rockin’ in the USA

Posted on 08/02/2021

Jamie Jensen, growing up in Southern California when car culture was then standing up to ride the wave of the future, became permanently enchanted with the open road early on;[…]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Planning Your Next Road Trip

Posted on 07/19/2021

We all want our road trips to go just right. Much of the success (and joy) comes from smart preparation done when there is still adequate time. Vinnie Richichi of[…]

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The Art of Suffrage and Midwestern Murals

Posted on 07/12/2021

Erika Nelson, professional artist and Curator of The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things, visits us again; this time with the story behind[…]

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Beckons

Posted on 07/06/2021

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era. From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions,[…]

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Route 66 to Nomadland With Geoffrey Mark

Posted on 04/16/2021

Americans by the millions are planning to take to the highways this year; especially when they can do so safely and conveniently. Hollywood long has celebrated road travel and revealed[…]

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Maintenance Tips Before Hitting the Road Again

Posted on 04/02/2021

Vaccinations are rolling out and warm weather is approaching, enticing many to travel for the first time since the pandemic began. Millions of us are opting for road trips this[…]

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Scenic Seaside, OR and Ghosts on the Coast

Posted on 03/26/2021

The resort town of Seaside, Oregon offers some of the state’s most stunning ocean vistas and ample opportunities for windswept walks, on the sands or along the Seaside Promenade. Recently,[…]

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Hot Springs National Parks Turns 100

Posted on 03/19/2021

Ashley Waymouth is a park ranger and the Anniversary Coordinator for Hot Springs National Park. In this episode, we’ll be exploring natural features of the park, its social history and[…]

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Mt. Airy, NC and Mayberry Motor Inn

Posted on 03/12/2021

Mount Airy, North Carolina and the famous Mayberry Inn harken back to a simpler time, when CBS’ The Andy Griffith Show brought gentle laughter and wholesomeness to America from 1960-1968.[…]

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Set in Seattle: Movies and TV Shows That Made the Emerald City (more) Famous

Posted on 03/05/2021

Pacific Northwest chronicler Harriet Baskas surveys some of the better-known films and TV shows set in or near the Emerald City. Some have been filmed there entirely while others capitalized[…]

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Anson Williams: Still Finding Happy Days

Posted on 02/26/2021

Anson Williams, famous for his role as Potsie Weber on Happy Days, keeps faith with the idea that happy days are still “yours and mine” in the here and now.[…]

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Going Mobile: COVID-Safe Auto Tours in 2021

Posted on 02/19/2021

Frequent “Trip Talk” contributor Erika Nelson is back, this time with lots to share about COVID-safe roadside attractions. Included are Butch Anthony’s drive through museum in Alabama; the Enchanted Highway[…]

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Westward Ho! St. Joseph, MO is Home to History and Legend

Posted on 02/12/2021

St. Joseph is identified by the slogan, “Where the Pony Express started and Jesse James ended.” Beth Conway, Communications Director at the local Convention & Visitors Bureau, draws from a[…]

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Gilmore Car Museum and the Saga of Fonzie’s Triumph

Posted on 02/05/2021

Hickory Corners, Michigan is home to the sprawling Gilmore Car Museum. Within, you can find motorized totems from every avenue of American life, including the TV Highway. Coming in 2021[…]

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M*A*S*H Goes to Malibu

Posted on 01/22/2021

The 4077 took up prime time on American television for 11 memorable seasons. The set for the legendary M*A*S*H series also took up some prime real estate in Malibu, California.[…]

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The Mothman and More: History and Folklore in Point Pleasant, WV

Posted on 01/15/2021

Until 1960s tales of the macabre “Mothman” scared the dickens out of the locals. Point Pleasant, West Virginia was exactly what you might expect: an historic riverside town with bucolic[…]

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Elvis Was Here: Movie Sets and Other Sightings of the King

Posted on 01/08/2021

In honor of Elvis Presley’s birthday, Cory Cooper stops by to share his expertise on locations and sets where The King’s feature films were shot. Including settings as diverse as[…]

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