'The Not So' - I grew up as a Son of a Sailor with a wandering mind. Listening to the US Navy sailors and others tell stories of where they were from or life experiences filled my days and my imagination growing up. Often at night, I would listen to my Dad read tales of adventure and history aloud as I drifted off to sleep; thus, began my love of stories and story-telling. I still like to listen to people’s stories and share a few of my own. I still have a passion for books, and I still have my wanderer’s spirit! As a non-native Arizonian, I have been fascinated with the history of the Grand Canyon/Valentine State. I moved to Arizona in 1992 (not so native) and have been wandering around learning and listening to stories of the past and present. I have shared them with my wife and two kids. Now, using their own words, I want to share these stories with you. I hope you enjoy this podcast and once you hear the stories of Arizona and the people who make it an awesome place to live, you will also want to get out and explore!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
July 25th, 2019 | Season 3 | 50 mins 2 secs
arizona state library, capital, constitution, credit union west, founders, government, governor, grand canyon, history, mlr tax and accounting, museum, no so native, nsnaz, pearl harbor, phoenix, podcast, state48, territorial, uss arizona
Dorie, Stephanie and Naomi take Rob on a tour of the Arizona Capital Museum. Come along with us as we see some of the places and artifacts that turned the Grand Canyon State into the Unions 48th.
April 15th, 2019 | Season 2 | 26 mins 22 secs
66, americana, angel, angel and vilmas, arizona, arizona outdoors, az, cars, day trip, delgadillo, disney, gift shop, grand canyon, historic 66, john lassiter, make arizona great again, mother road, nsnaz, pixar, podcast, recap, reds bar and grill, road trip, route 66, seligman, travel, we the people, wigwam, williams, world wildlife zoo
Season 2 took us through different towns, highways, elevations both above and below ground, climates, but most of all it allowed us to share of stories of different people and places from Arizona. Join us on the patio of Reds Bar & Grill and The Wigwam resort as we discuss our favorite moments from our second season.
April 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 50 mins 39 secs
66, americana, angel, angel and vilmas, arizona, arizona outdoors, az, cars, day trip, delgadillo, disney, gift shop, grand canyon, historic 66, john lassiter, mother road, nsnaz, pixar, podcast, road trip, route 66, seligman, travel, we the people, williams
We sit down for a conversation with living legend and 'Rockstar of Seligman' Angel Delgadillo. Angel has been dubbed 'The Angel of Route 66' as he took it upon himself to save and resurrect the Historic Route 66. This is his story.