Not So Native

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

About the show

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

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Arizona Capitol Museum

    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.

  • Season 2 Recap

    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.

  • The Guardian Angel of Route 66: Angel Delgadillo

    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.

  • Grand Canyon Caverns

    March 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  58 mins 38 secs
    arizona, az, canyon, caverns, caves, caving, dinosaurs, doomsday, fallout, ghost hunters, ghosts, grand, historic, inn, motel, nsnaz, outdoors, paranormal, peach springs, podcast, prehistoric, preppers, route 66, shelter, spelunking, state48, williams, world famous

    Looking for somewhere that you could arrive in your private plane, stay in an RV one night, a motel the next, enjoy some great food, visit some dinosaurs, have a beer in a prehistoric cave, some more good food and delicious giant pies, hunt some ghosts, then finish off the last night sleeping in one of the worlds most unique hotel rooms 220 feet under the ground? Well at the Grand Canyon Caverns you've found just that.

  • Grand Canyon Deer Farm

    March 21st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  49 mins 48 secs
    animals, arizona, az, camels, deer farm, flagstaff, forest, grand canyon, i40, national forest, native, nsnaz, outdoors, petting, state 48, williams, zoo

    Rob and Stephanie finished their Williams vacation with a visit to Pat George from the Grand Canyon Deer Farm.

  • Mayor John Moore

    March 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 22 secs
    arizona, desert, grand canyon, john moore, mayor, railroad, route 66, saloon, state48, wild west junction, williams

    Rob and Stephanie sit down with John Moore proprietor of Wild West Junction and Mayor of Williams, Arizona. Large brim cowboy hats are not the only hats John wears. Currently Mayor of Williams he previously served as Police Chief and entertainer to the good people of Williams, Arizona.

  • Canyon Motel and RV Park

    March 7th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 15 secs
    animals, arizona, flagstaff, ghosts, grand canyon, grand canyon railway, haunted, historic, motel, national parks, north, not so native, outdoors, parks, route 66, rv park, state, state 48, train, wildlife, williams

    Rob and Stephanie visit the Canyon Motel & RV Park in beautiful Williams, Arizona. Located by the historic route 66 we spend time with owner Shirley Young to discuss this Arizona gem.

  • Fort Bearizona

    February 28th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  53 mins 4 secs
    animals, arizona, bearizona, bears, bison, flagstaff, grand canyon, national parks, north, not so native, outdoors, parks, state, state 48, wildlife, williams, wolfs

    Part 2 of our Bearizona special Dave takes Rob and Stephanie on a stroll through Fort Bearizona. In addition to the drive through portion of the park you heard about last week Bearizona has a separate walk-through area full of wildlife.

  • Bearizona Wildlife Park

    February 24th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  43 mins 31 secs
    animals, arizona, bearizona, bears, bison, flagstaff, grand canyon, national parks, north, not so native, outdoors, parks, state, state 48, wildlife, williams, wolfs

    We take a guided tour through Bearizona in Williams along with Dave O'Connell from the park. If you time it right you can start the episode when you enter the park and allow Dave to narrate your journey.

  • The Valentine State

    February 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  15 mins 38 secs
    arizona, arizona republic, grand canyon state, happy birthday, valentine state, valentines

    In this episode Rob shares an article about how Arizona became the Valentine state. The story originally written by Jana Bommersbach appeared in the Arizona Republic February 13th, 2012.

  • Season 1 Recap

    January 15th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 9 secs
    8-bit, arizona, avondale, brewery, cardinals, goodyear, history, ism, kliff kingsbury, litchfield park, not so native, peoria, phoenix, phoenix international, raceway, ryan gosling, saddle mountain, surprise, wigwam

    We spend the time sharing what motivated us to start the podcast and what we’ve learned throughout this inaugural season.

  • Saddle Mountain Brewing Company

    December 23rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 22 secs
    ale works, arizona, arizona craft brewers guild, arlington, avondale, beer, brewery, burgers, business, food, goodyear, local, microbrewery, native, not so, phoenix, prop shop, saddle mountain, silver medal, tail dragger, west valley, world beer cup

    In this episode we sit down with Laura Hansen of Saddle Mountain Brewing Company. Laura shares the story of what led her and her husband Jacob to open the restaurant and brewery in the Phoenix West Valley city of Goodyear.