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Nickelodeon’s Slime City in Atlanta

6/20/2019
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Nickelodeon’s Slime City is now open through Labor Day next to “Disco Kroger” in Buckhead. In this episode, AJC film and TV reporter Rodney Ho takes you behind-the-scenes of the pop-up and shares what to know to enjoy the experience. Also, find out ways Nickelodeon honored Atlanta inside of Slime City and what slime feels like. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta, including Max Makes a Million at the Alliance Theatre and Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from...

Duration:00:17:30

AJC Peachtree Road Race

6/13/2019
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The 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race takes over Atlanta on July 4. In this episode, longtime sportswriter Ken Sugiura shares some of the most interesting stories surrounding the event, including the runner who hasn’t missed a race since its founding. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta, including the AthFest music and arts festival and Rickie Lee Jones at City Winery.

Duration:00:26:16

Marietta Creeper’s Car Club's car show

6/6/2019
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This weekend, the Creeper Car Club of Marietta will host its 59th annual charity car show. It’s a day-long event, featuring hundreds of cars, car aficionados and family-friendly fun. In this episode, AJC editor Todd Duncan shares interviews Greg Greer, one of the organizers of the show, and they discuss how the car show has evolved over the decades, what to expect from this year’s event and the car club’s love of both cars and people. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and...

Duration:00:18:24

Summer Concerts in Atlanta

5/30/2019
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In this episode, host Shane Harrison and music writer AJC music reporter Melissa Ruggieri share the summer concerts, festivals and shows coming soon in the Atlanta area. With a variety of indoor and outdoor events, farewell tours and reimagined festivals, there’s plenty to choose from across genres over the next few months. As always, Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta in the next 10 days, including the Blairsville Scottish Festival and The Lightning Thief musical at Cobb...

Duration:00:25:28

20th Annual Butterfly Festival

5/23/2019
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In this episode, host Shane Harrison speaks with two visitors from the Chattahoochee Nature Center about the 20th annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. It’s a chance to celebrate pollinators, their beauty and everything they do for the environment. Plus, learn more about the other events the nature center has planned throughout the summer. As always, Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta in the next 10 days, including the Food & Wine Festival and Decatur Arts Festival.

Duration:00:21:53

Candy Shops in Metro ATL

5/16/2019
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With a range of candy shops that either take you down memory lane or introduce you to a new experience, it isn’t hard to satisfy your sweet tooth in Metro Atlanta. In this episode, AJC freelancer Carolyn Desalu shares the candy shops she’s visited around town and ways you can treat yourself or others. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next ten days, including The 1975 at Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park and Brew at the Zoo.

Duration:00:23:29

Mystical things to do in Atlanta

5/9/2019
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Whether you’re interested in astrology, tarot, crystals or more - there are plenty places to go for lovers of all things mystical in Atlanta. In this episode, AJC podcast producer Bria Felicien visits three metaphysical shops in Atlanta and spoke with the owners and operators. Modern Mystic Shop’s Kelley Knight wants to bring mysticism mainstream. Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore showcases spiritual traditions from around the world. Hoot Owl Attic’s primary focus is education and community...

Duration:00:37:40

Atlanta Barbecue

5/2/2019
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Atlanta has emerged as a serious barbecue city. In this episode, AJC dining editor Ligaya Figueras sat down with Jim Auchmutey, author of “Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America,” about historic Atlanta barbecue landmarks and the regional barbecue styles influencing local restaurants. Also, award-winning food writer and critic Wendell Brock joined Ligaya to discuss their barbecue road trip, as well as the various sauces, sides, pies, banana pudding - and yes, Brunswick stew - they...

Duration:00:35:04

Things to do for film fanatics

4/25/2019
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Georgia has been dubbed the Hollywood of the South. After all, there are currently 105 active or upcoming productions in metro Atlanta area. In this episode, AJC freelancer Toby Adeyemi shares the top five places for film fanatics to visit, whether you’re interested in movie or TV sets, finding the best places to watch films or have an interest in film history. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including Snellville Days Festival and...

Duration:00:18:18

What’s New at the Center for Puppetry Arts

4/18/2019
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Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is committed to providing accessible programming to all children. Inspired in 2013 by her nephew with autism spectrum disorder, Center for Puppetry Arts education director Aretta Baumgartner created “sensory-friendly” programming initiative. Now, the center now has six sensory-friendly afternoons each year featuring hand-picked shows for everyone to enjoy.In this episode, Baumgartner shares how sensory-friendly programming was created at the Center for...

Duration:00:25:19

Making biscuits with Carla Hall

4/11/2019
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It’s biscuit time. Celebrity chefs Carla Hall and Chadwick Boyd love to make biscuits with strangers. Whether you’ve seen her on Bravo’s Top Chef, Top Chef “All-Stars,” or ABC’s The Chew, you know Hall prefers to cook with love. And Boyd wants to change the world through food. In this episode, AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras opened up her kitchen to Hall and Boyd to not only make biscuits, but also teach us ways we can all improve our biscuit game. Hall made buttermilk biscuits...

Duration:00:50:09

Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail

4/4/2019
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Walk with us. AJC reporter Bo Emerson takes us on a guided tour of a newly developed section of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, where there are plenty of things to do and see and places to eat. In this episode, Emerson also speaks with skaters and musicians he ran into while walking the trail and the executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and...

Duration:00:22:01

Spring Concerts Guide

3/28/2019
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Music lovers, this episode is for you – AJC music reporter Melissa Ruggieri shares her diverse guide to spring concerts in Atlanta. She can help you decide which upcoming concerts to attend – no matter your genre or venue preference. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including Rosanne Cash at Center Stage and Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous at Alliance Theatre.

Duration:00:22:34

Spring Festivals Guide

3/21/2019
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Warmer weather and longer days are coming soon, and so is spring festival season in Atlanta. Whether you’re looking for festivals featuring food, live music, arts, or simply kid or dog-friendly activities, there’s a festival for you in the metro area. AJC reporter Najja Parker and host Shane Harrison discuss upcoming festivals – including the ones they are most excited to attend. Plus, Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including the Atlanta...

Duration:00:19:58

Gwinnett’s MARTA vote and things to do

3/14/2019
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On March 19, Gwinnett County residents will vote to decide whether or not to join MARTA. In this episode, AJC reporter Amanda Coyne shares how the result of the vote could impact things to do in the county for those who reside in Gwinnett and for Metro Atlanta residents trying to get there. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days.

Duration:00:21:25

St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta

3/7/2019
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Need help planning your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations? Look no further than this episode of accessAtlanta. The AJC’s Kelly Audette shares things you can do to celebrate in Atlanta. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days.

Duration:00:16:19

Candytopia

2/28/2019
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Today, we’re walking through a sugar wonderland. In this episode, AJC reporter Najja Parker takes us to Candytopia, a pop-up candy exhibit that opened in Buckhead’s Lenox Marketplace on Feb. 8. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around in Atlanta over the next 10 days.

Duration:00:29:35

Atlanta and the Oscars

2/22/2019
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Atlanta will be represented well at the Oscars on Sunday. In this bonus episode, AJC reporter Jennifer Brett shares the nominations Georgia-filmed movies received, and gave background and tidbits about Atlanta-filmed "Black Panther," which is nominated for best picture.

Duration:00:09:28

Cyclorama reopens at Atlanta History Center

2/21/2019
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Cyclorama is set to reopen at the Atlanta History Center on Feb. 22. In this episode, AJC reporter Bo Emerson shares the history of the painting as well as a conversation he had with Atlanta History Center historian Gordon Jones. Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including Alvin Ailey at the Fox Theatre and Jake Shimabukuro at City Winery.

Duration:00:24:11

Ron Clark on Survivor

2/17/2019
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In this bonus episode, AJC reporter Rodney Ho chats with Ron Clark of Ron Clark Academy about his appearance in the upcoming season of “Survivor,” which starts February 20.

Duration:00:29:42