American Road Trip Talk

Join Thomas and Becky Repp as they team up with Gary Mantz to bring you a new road trip adventure each week. American Road Trip Talk is your chance to discover the backroads that embody true Americana. As the owners and producers of award-winning American Road magazine, Thomas and Becky want your future road trip to be both interesting and exciting. By teaming up with veteran radio broadcaster, Gary Mantz, they offer up valuable road trip planning information.


American Road Trip Talk

American Road Trip Talk 04 - 19 - 19 NC Country Stores And Duck Decoy Art

Author, artist and photographer Tony Craig details the venerable history of country stores in North Carolina and then with equal passion guides listeners into the highly competitive (and lucrative) culture of duck decoy artistry.
00:27:18 4/19/2019

Past Episodes

Tom Cotter is a bucket-list "highway and byway" dreamer who envisions extraordinary road trips and then looks for ways to make his dreams come true. Hear his story of traveling the length of the Lincoln Highway in a classic Ford Model T speedster.
00:28:00 4/12/2019
From Troll Hunts to a massive LEGO display this spring and summer, the Morton Arboretum 25 miles from downtown Chicago offers a destination for nature lovers and day-trippers with exercise and environmental education on the brain. Lots to see, do and learn!
00:27:05 4/5/2019
Inspiring Automotive Enthusiasts is the trademark and mantra of Mark Greene whose passion for classic automobiles and the adventures to be had in them can be traced back to his car-crazy boyhood and a surprise visit to the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.
00:27:27 3/29/2019
Erika Nelson, roadside attraction warrior and consummate curator of The World's Largest Things, returns to share her insights into the Big Tire in Michigan, The House on the Rock in Wisconsin and American Gods, a STARZ network series for the road-tripper in all of us.
00:27:02 3/22/2019
Host Gary Mantz and his well-traveled guest Suzanne Mitchell reminisce about their "Great American Road Trip of 2017" from Sarasota to Seattle and back including details of amazing places they encountered.
00:27:16 3/15/2019
Holly Barker and her partner Tully Garrett rescued and lovingly restored the legendary Launching Pad restaurant on Route 66 in Wilmington, IL. The massive Gemini Giant statue is the guardian of this grandly reopened treasure featured in the Spring, 2018 issue of American Road Magazine.
00:27:32 3/8/2019
Artist Tony Craig shares tales from his prolific career in Disney cartoon and digital animation/production, now entering a third decade; he also reveals a passionate gift for preservation of roadside Americana through his exceptional watercolor art.
00:26:40 3/1/2019
Lecompton, Kansas is known as the "Birthplace of the Civil War and Where Slavery Began to Die." The desperate, even vicious political and military saga of the free-state vs. slave-state division that led to the Civil War is explained in detail by Paul Bahnmeier, President of the Lecompton Historical Society.
00:27:04 2/22/2019
A highly regarded artist and photographer, Jerry McClanahan shares his love for and vast experience of Route 66 dating back to the family treks of his childhood nearly six decades ago up to the present. The Mother Road is deep in his soul and lovingly rendered in his popular artwork, commissioned by people around the world.
00:00:00 2/15/2019
This episode offers a decidedly peculiar assortment of The World's Smallest Version of The World's Largest Things, an incredible traveling roadside attraction. Special attention is given to what curator Erika Nelson calls "some of the best offbeat sites in Washington state." Erika's versatile brainchild fascinates crowds from coast to coast.
00:26:17 2/8/2019

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