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The Pop Culture Road Trip

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Join Chris on a journey through our pop culture past as he travels through America. You’ll hear the stories of offbeat landmarks and significant historic sites and along the route, he sits down with television, music and movie icons as well as famous authors and the occasional odd character. Along the way, he drops in news, reviews, pop culture trivia and other bits of ephemera. The trip was never more fun.

Join Chris on a journey through our pop culture past as he travels through America. You’ll hear the stories of offbeat landmarks and significant historic sites and along the route, he sits down with television, music and movie icons as well as famous authors and the occasional odd character. Along the way, he drops in news, reviews, pop culture trivia and other bits of ephemera. The trip was never more fun.
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Join Chris on a journey through our pop culture past as he travels through America. You’ll hear the stories of offbeat landmarks and significant historic sites and along the route, he sits down with television, music and movie icons as well as famous authors and the occasional odd character. Along the way, he drops in news, reviews, pop culture trivia and other bits of ephemera. The trip was never more fun.

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English


Episodes

The Pop Culture Road Trip – A trip to Antarctica thanks to Quark Expedition

12/6/2010
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Prisca Campbell from Quark Expeditions joins Chris to talk about Polar travel, and the Antarctica trip Chris and his daughter recently returned from.… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:40:55


The Pop Culture Road Trip – Baseball, movies stars and a word from God

7/19/2010
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Chris chats with Marc Hartzman about God (you’ll just have to read Marc’s new book) and AOL Weird News, plus King Kong in 3-D, the All Star Game and more!… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:48:01


The Pop Culture Road Trip – The Stuhr Musuem, Weird News and the Coolest T

7/5/2010
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Chris is joined this week by Joe Black from the Stuhr Museum in Nebraska, David Moye from AOL Weird News and Steve Coe, from Worn Free T-Shirts… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:56:41


The Pop Culture Road Trip – Elvis’s Clothiers and a visit to the Gulf

6/28/2010
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Hal Lansky from the famed Lansky Bros in Memphis joins Chris to talk about making clothes for Elvis in a new book about the beloved establishment. Then its Al Rogers, a journalist reporting from the road, in Louisiana, talking about the BP oil spill.… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:49:53


The Pop Culture Road Trip – Weird News and a Wizard

6/21/2010
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Chris interviews writer/editor/UFO Researcher Lee Speigel about his current role at AOL Weird News. Then keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess of the band Dream Theater checks in from the road where the band is touring with Iron Maiden, to talk about his amazing new I-Pad app, “Morph Wiz.”… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:51:39


The Pop Culture Road Trip – Things That Aren’t Here Anymore

6/14/2010
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Chris talks with Saul Gonzalez and Isaac Mizrahi, the producers of the new KCET- Los Angeles documentary, “Things that Aren’t Here Anymore 3.”… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:50:31


The Pop Culture Road Trip – The Nile and The Wolf!

6/7/2010
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Chris talks with music legend Willie Nile about his career (and recounts a moment the two of them shared in 1980) and then chats with Buck Wolf, the “Weird News” legend about his career as a journalist and current position at AOL News.… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:53:39


The Pop Culture Road Trip – Watercolor Day with Seth Swirsky

5/31/2010
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Singer/songwriter Seth Swirsky is Chris’s guest for the full hour, talking about his new CD, Watercolor Day. Renowned film director, Cameron Crowe, is a huge fan of the record himself: “Watercolor Day is a gorgeous pop puzzle, and every piece is perfection. It’s a rainy day classic, and a sunny day masterpiece.”… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:47:58


The Pop Culture Road Trip – Saving Landmarks and a visit to the Ship Hotel

5/24/2010
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Chris speaks with the director of the historic Wheeler Farm in Utah, introduces you to a unique historian who traces historic racetracks and interviews Brian Butko about his book, “The Ship Hotel- A Grand View Along the Lincoln Highway”… Read more about this episode...

Duration: 00:51:37


The Pop Culture Road Trip – DC Celebs and a Blackheart

5/16/2010
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Chris interviews Jason Killian Meath, author of “Hollywood on the Potomac. Then it’s a rock and roll chat with Ricky Byrd, original member of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – The Farmer’s Market and Firefall!

5/3/2010
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Chris interviews David Hamlin, co-author of a book on the world famous Farmer’s Market in Los Angeles. Then, it’s singer/guitarist Larry Burnett, formerly of the legendary band Firefall, talking about his new CD “Guitars and Vocals”.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – Hotels and Rock and Roll

4/19/2010
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Chris interviews author Sam Childers about his book Historic Dallas Hotels. Then it’s an exclusive chat with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy and after that, a discussion with Dean Torrence of Jane & Dean fame.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – The Chicago L, Brandy and Hecky!

4/12/2010
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Chris chats with the author of a new book on the famed Chicago L, Elliot Lurie of “Brandy” fame and Judy Gail Krasnow, author of a book about her dad, famed children’s record producer, Hecky Krasnow.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – A truly “Pop” Culture Road Trip – historic soda

4/4/2010
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Chris takes a look at “Pop” on the Pop Culture Road Trip exploring the birthplaces of Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper along with a visit to the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas and an interview with Keith Wunderlich, author of a book all about Vernor’s Ginger Ale!… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – Pittsburgh Radio History and Investigative Repo

3/29/2010
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Chris talks with author and radio industry veteran Bill Salamon about his book from Arcadia Publishing, “Pittsburgh’s Golden Age of Radio.” Then it’s an in-depth discussion with legendary investigative journalist, Diane Dimond.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – Baseball in Birmingham and a visit to the Sixth

3/20/2010
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This week Chris interviews Arcadia Publishing author Clarence Watkins about his new book on baseball in Birmingham, Alabama. Then it’s a trip to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas where Chris interviews museum curator Gary Mack about the JFK assassination and tours the museum.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – Shea Stadium and Jordan Rudess from Dream Theat

3/15/2010
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This week Chris interviews Arcadia Publishing author Jason Antos about his book on Shea Stadium as part of the Arcadia Publishing Spotlight. Then it’s an extended interview with legendary keyboard player Jordan Rudess from the band Dream Theater.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – Arcadia Publishing CEO Richard D. Joseph, Socie

3/8/2010
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This week Chris interviews Arcadia Publishing CEO Richard D. Joseph as part of the Arcadia Publishing Spotlight. Then it’s a rundown & discussion of the just-announced “Ten Most Endangered Roadside Places” by the Society for Commercial Archeology, and finally, a take on the New York Yankees ticket pricing. New feature: The Hertz Neverlost Landmark of the Week.… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – The Beverly Hills Country Club and musician Ada

2/28/2010
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This week Chris interviews author Allen Singer about his The Beverly Hills Country Club book as part of the Arcadia Publishing Spotlight. Then it’s an interview with musician Adam Marsland, recently described in SPIN magazine as “a high-energy cross between Brian Wilson, Paul Stanley, and Elton John.”… Read more about this episode...

The Pop Culture Road Trip – The World’s Fair, Avenged Sevenfold, Hampton La

2/21/2010
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This week Chris interviews author Bill Cotter about his series of World’s Fair books as part of the Arcadia Publishing Spotlight. Then it’s a spoken piece about Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, the recently deceased drummer from the band Avenged Sevenfold. After that a visit to some pop culture landmarks courtesy of the Hampton Hotel Save a Landmark program and lastly, … Read more about this episode...
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