Not So Native

A Not So & A Native Who Share Experiences From Around Arizona

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Experience oriented podcast telling stories about interesting people and places throughout Arizona.

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  • Out Of Africa Wildlife Park

    February 10th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  13 mins 37 secs
    animals, arizona, az, bears, camp verde, chandler, cooper state, day tripping, dtphx, forty eight state, goodyear, grand canyon state, habitat, history, king cobra, lions, litchfield park, native, oh my, out of africa, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, refuge, reptiles, scottsdale, snakes, tigers, travel, verde valley, wildlife, zoo

    “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” ― Isak Dinesen, Out Of Africa. Dean and Prayeri Harrison, founders of Out Of Africa wildlife park in Camp Verde, AZ are examples of what it means to be truly alive. There is truly something unique and refreshing about the way they approach this life. The idea that we live in world dictated by the laws of nature and not of man is evident in how they interact with all the animals on site. It's truly fascinating and something that must been seen and experienced to believe the connection they have with the animals.

  • The Haunted Group

    December 22nd, 2019  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 31 secs
    arizona, az, boots and burgers, breakfast, chandler, cooper state, cottonwood, day tripping, dtphx, food, forty eight state, goodyear, grand canyon state, haunted group, history, jerome, litchfield park, local first az, native, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, roger naylor, scottsdale, travel, verde valley, wine

    Sit down with Arizona Author Roger Naylor and Co-Owner of The Haunted Group Eric Jurisin at his breakfast joint Crema in old town Cottonwood, Arizona.

  • 55 Years of Racing - The Larry Ogburn Story

    December 12th, 2019  |  35 mins 3 secs
    55 years, arizona, avondale, az, fanshield, goodfellas, goodyear, ism, ism raceway, nascar, nascar cup, not so native, phoenix, phoenix international raceway, phx, pir, podcast, protecht, racing, stock car, ticketguardian, xfinity series

    Join us as we follow Larry Ogburn for his 55th year at the racetrack. All made possible by Protecht, by fans for fans.

  • Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory

    November 21st, 2019  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 26 secs
    architecture, arizona, az, central arizona, chandler, cooper state, day tripping, dtphx, forty eight state, frank lloyd wright, goodyear, grand canyon state, history, litchfield park, native, nature, paolo soleri, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, prescott, responsible, scottsdale, travel, urban laboratory

    Rob and Aaron sit down with Tim Bell, Director of Communications at Arcosanti, for a on site conversation. Tim shares the vision Paolo Soleri brought to the site and the continued work being done at Arcosanti.

  • Verde Lea Market Deli and Grill

    November 16th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  29 mins 25 secs
    89a, arizona, az, bill murray, chandler, cooper state, cottonwood, day tripping, deli, dtphx, forty eight state, goodyear, grand canyon state, grill, history, litchfield park, main st, mom and pop, native, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, scottsdale, small business, travel, verde lea

    In this episode of the podcast Rob, Steph, and our good friend Roger Naylor sit down with Bill Murray, Chief Flattery Officer and co-owner of the Verde Lea Market Deli and Grill on Main St in beautiful Cottonwood!

  • Verde Canyon Railroad

    November 7th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 37 secs
    arizona, az, chandler, clarkdale, cooper state, cottonwood, day tripping, dtphx, forty eight state, goodyear, grand canyon state, history, jerome, litchfield park, native, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, railroad, scottsdale, train, travel, verde canyon, verde valley

    All aboard! We go for a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale, Arizona. The open air rail cars allow you to take in all the beauty that Arizona has to offer. Enjoy!

  • State Forty Eight Credit Card Launch Event

    October 30th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  10 mins 25 secs
    arizona, art district, az, chandler, churchill, cooper state, credit card, credit union, day tripping, dtphx, fair trade cafe, forty eight state, foundre, goodyear, grand canyon state, history, litchfield park, native, oneaz, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, roosevelt row, scottsdale, the nash, travel

    We sit down with State Forty Eight co-founder Mike Spangenberg at the launch event of their new OneAZ Credit Union credit card. Mike shares with us some of the exciting things happening with the brand since we last spoke.

  • Author Roger Naylor

    October 24th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  50 mins 39 secs
    arcosanti, arizona, arizona republic, author, az, boots and burgers, chandler, clarkdale, cooper state, cottonwood, day tripping, dtphx, forty eight state, goodyear, grand canyon state, hike, history, journalist, litchfield park, native, phoenician, phoenix, phx, podcast, scottsdale, travel

    In the first episode of season 4 we are joined by author Roger Naylor. Roger took time to speak with us on the eve of his newest book release 'Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State'.

  • Season 3 Recap

    September 21st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 56 secs
    arizona, arizona capital museum, chandler, dtphx, fair trade, foundre, fry building, gilbert, glendale, goodyear, grand canyon state, heritage square, history, hospitality, hotel, jazz, litchfield park, local first az, mesa, nash, native, phoenix, phx, podcast, recap, roosevelt art district, roosevelt row, rossen house, season 3, sfe, small business, state forty eight, support local, surprise, transplant, wigwam

    We sit down for food, drink and conversation at Red's Bar and Grill located at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park to share highlights from each of the episodes from this past season.

  • The Rosson House at Heritage Square

    September 12th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 3 mins
    arizona, arizona capital museum, arizona science center, cacti, cactus, cowboys, dtphx, forty eight state, ghosts, grand canyon state, haunted, heritage square, higley, history, mansion, museum, native, nobuo, not so, old house, phoenix, phx, pizzeria bianco, podcast, queen anne victorian, rattlesnakes, restoration, roosevelt row. art distric, rosson, victorian era, victorian secrets

    In this weeks episode, the final before our recap, we had the pleasure of taking a personal tour of the Rosson House at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix.

  • Artist Hugo Medina: 'Go Ahead, Touch It'

    September 5th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 36 secs
    arizona, arizona capital museum, canvas, dtphx, forty eight state, grand canyon state, hug medina, murals, native, not so, paintings, phoenix, phx, podcast, roosevelt row. art district, touch, wallace and ladmo

    Rob had the opportunity to interview valley artist Hugo Medina following his recent art exhibit at the Arizona Capital Museum. Hugo’s work can be seen throughout the Valley including several murals in downtown Phoenix. One of these murals a tribute to Wallace and Ladmo.

  • State Forty Eight: Clothing for all, Inspired by Arizona

    August 29th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 25 secs
    arians family foundation, arizona, asu, brand, bruce arians, cardinals, chandler, churchill, clothing, coyotes, credit union west, dbacks, diamondbacks, entrepreneur, grand canyon state, local, localfirstaz, mlr pro tax and accounting, not so native, nsnaz, phoenix, phx, podcast, sfe, state forty eight, sun devils, suns, susan g komen, t-shirt

    State Forty Eight is more than just a t-shirt company, it’s a movement recognized around and beyond the state it calls home.

  • Fair Trade Cafe: Coffee With a Conscience

    August 22nd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 21 secs
    arizona, art district, arts, coffee, conscience, downtown, educator, entrepreneur, fair trade, first friday, grand canyon state, local first az, nsnaz, phoenix, phx, podcast, rooseveltrow, small business, teacher

    ob along with our special guest host from LocalFirst AZ Kendall Jones enjoy a cup of coffee with Stephanie Vasquez at her Fair Trade Coffee shop on Roosevelt Row in Phoenix Arizona. At Fair Trade ‘coffee with a conscience’ is not simply a phrase or a marketing piece rather its a way of life.

  • FOUND:RE Hotel Phoenix

    August 15th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 30 secs
    art, art district, art hotel, burtney, credit union west, culture, find yourself, foundre, grand canyon, history, hotel, match bar, mlr tax and accounting, no so native, nsnaz, phoenix, podcast, resort, roosevelt row, state48

    We spend time with Julie and Mike from the FOUND:RE Hotel in Downtown Phoenix. FOUND:RE is a beautiful boutique hotel that is on par with some of the countries best. Check it out!

  • Fry Building: Marriage, Murder & Mischief

    August 8th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 55 secs
    agua caliente, arizona, arizona state research library, az memory project, downtown, four peaks, fry, grand canyon state, history, jack swilling, king woolsey, knights of pythias, majerles, marriage, masons, mischief, murder, not so native, nsnaz, phoenix, podcast, state forty eight, territorial, woolsey wentworth building

    We met up with our new friend Mike Bell at Majerle’s Sports Grill in downtown Phoenix. What he shared with us is a true wild west story that tells the tale of a woman that journeyed to Arizona for a new life and through some savvy business dealings and ‘relationships’ she wound up being one of the state’s largest landowners. Enjoy!

  • The Nash: Jazz Happens Here

    August 1st, 2019  |  Season 3  |  47 mins 28 secs
    alice tatum band, credit union west, culture, education, grand canyon, history, improvise, jazz, jazz club, jazz venue, lewis nash, mlr tax and accounting, nash, no so native, nsnaz, phoenix, podcast, roosevelt row, state48, thenash

    Executive Director of Jazz in Az Joel Goldenthal was kind enough to share his personal story and the mission and vision of The Nash. We enjoy good company and great music at one of the countries finest Jazz venues.