Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Tom Wilmer’s six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning podcast — recorded live on location across America and around the world — showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, the culinary arts and more. He covers nouns and verbs: people, places, things, and action — everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the "real" Santa Claus in the Arctic. Tom's feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrating the centenary of the launch of the Titanic was the recipient of a Best Travel award from Outdoor Writers Association of California.

Episodes

May 24, 2022 29 min
Chai with Greenwell Farms in Kona District shares insights about creating the perfect cup of coffee
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California Army National Guard, Major General Laura Yeager recounts her incredible 36-year active duty career that includes becoming the first female Division Commander in the history of the U.S. Army
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Elaine Lalanne shares tales of fitness guru Jack LaLanne's incredible life journey
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Morro Bay City Council candidates discuss pertinent issues facing the residents and the town's future.
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The interviewee, Cameron Hewitt, has been Rick Steves’ right-hand person for 20 years and has a new book titled The Temporary European: Lessons and Confessions of a Professional Traveler (foreword by Rick Steves).
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Andy D'Arrigo, patriarch of Salinas Valley family shares tales of the family's century-long trendsetting agricultural enterprises and how they introduced green celery to America.
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Chris Sommers, managing director at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers an insider’s recommendation for cool things to do and see around the Monterey Peninsula.
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Rachel Dinbokowitz with the Monterey County CVB shares cool recommendations for things to do and see in Monterey County, California
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Acclaimed author and architectural historian chronicles cutting-edge parks around the world in her new book, Parks of the 21st Century: Reinvented Landscapes, Reclaimed Territories.
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Dr. Amy Hart, California State Parks historian talks about special presentations at Morro Bay Natural History Museum and SLO History Center chronicling WWII military activity on the Central Coast and displays at Spooner’s Cove showcasing local pioneer women.
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Writer Shizue Seigel’s immigrant grandparents’ contributions to San Luis Obispo’s Japantown and farming operations were swept away through the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
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California State Park archeologist Chad Jackson shares insights about Northern Chumash life along the coast around Morro Bay.
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Musician Mike Beck shares tales of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and other California musicians game changing contributions to Country Music.
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A year before Jimi Yamaichi died in 2018 he talked about life as a Japanese American and his time in WWII internment camps and refusing draft orders.
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40-year PGA pro Mark Brooks offers immersive golf retreats at University of Texas Golf Club in Austin
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Historian Jim Gregory shares insights about the internment of Arroyo Grande citizens of Japanese descent following Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 in February, 1942.
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Col. Kirk Sturm with the California State Military Guard shares insights about the new Heritage Emergency Response Team to save precious artifacts.
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Discover the evolution of roller skates, roller derby, roller hockey and much more at Lincoln, Nebraska’s National Roller Skating Museum.
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Wilmer visits with Ron Colangelo, VP communications in the Detroit Tigers press box to explore the heart and soul of professional baseball.
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Pilot, fight paramedic and Mercy Air rep share insights about helicopter medevac operations at U.S. Army Reserve Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County and serving the regional civilian population as well.
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