MotorLand

MotorLand

Welcome to MotorLand, a podcast driven by AAA, about the road-tripping, the people we meet, and the places we discover along the way. Join host Jarod DeAnda, the voice of motorsports and worldwide auto events, and Michelle Donati, from AAA, as they chat with enthusiastic guests from diverse places and give travelers a peek into popular road-trip destinations and the history of the landscape that surrounds them.

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July 23, 2023 21 mins

On today's episode, we chat with Claire White, Director of Education at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. She talks about the history of the mob and its integral role in the development and sustainment of "Sin City." She also shares insider recommendations on offbeat places to explore so you get the most out of your desert getaway.

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In this week's episode, we travel to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and sit down with local radio DJ and self-proclaimed town Social Chair Mark Fishman. He shares insider tips on where to eat, activities to enjoy, and geographical sites to see, all in the heart of the Wild West.

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This week, we're cruising with Ruby Lerner, New York Art Executive and train traveler extraordinaire. 

In this episode, Ruby reveals some hip places and spaces you can experience art (in its different forms) across the United States. 

She helps us traverse the country and immerse ourselves in its creative tapestry where art and adventure intertwine.

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This week, we welcome Annette Kesson, a longtime Palm Springs resident and well-known tour guide. She talks about Old Hollywood’s fascination with the desert, conducting door tours, what celebrity homes are available to rent, and classic restaurants and watering holes that still exist today. It was such a fun episode. We hope you enjoy it! 

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This week's episode features Karen Glauber, president of HIT magazine, a renowned music industry trade publication. She is responsible for discovering bands such as Arcade Fire and The Lumineers, among others. Karen's also a music festival goer, lover, and connoisseur offering insider tips about surviving the circuit and how you might approach mingling with musicians. With more than three decades in the industry, she's a literal wa...

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May 16, 2023 10 mins

Mike Ginsburg stumbled upon Monroe, Utah's Mystic Hot Springs, in 1995 on his way back from a Grateful Dead show in Las Vegas. He fell in love and is now stewarding the land and delighting visitors with natural hot springs, funky overnight accommodations, and impromptu concerts with some big names in the music industry. Hear more about the mystical and healing properties behind this spiritual place. 

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This week's road trip takes us to Napa Valley, CA for a visit with Amanda McCrossin, an experienced wine sommelier and social media influencer. Amanda shares some insider tips and tricks for making the most of your stay in wine country. ----more----

Keep in touch with Amanda on Instagram @sommvivant

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April 18, 2023 10 mins

In this episode, Joe Brazda, a Safari Jeep Tour Guide in Sedona, Arizona, shares this mystical city's electromagnetic and historical secrets, including Walt Disney's desert home and its influence on one particular ride at his theme parks. 

Joe also revealed the best locations for selfies and the most beautiful miles you can drive on the planet!

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If you are a fan of the Chicago Cubs, then you are probably familiar with this legend. Joe Maddon, former MLB Manager and coach, ended the Cubs' 108-year World Series Championship drought in his second year with a 4–3 series win over the Cleveland Guardians in 2016.  

Joe has since gone on to manage other MLB teams, publish a fascinating memoir, travel extensively, and catch up with old buddies, like musician Eddie Vedder, in Scott...

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April 3, 2023 40 secs

Welcome back to MotorLand! This season is about road tripping, the people we meet, and the places we discover along the way. 

 

So, get ready to buckle up, and ride! 

 

Launching April 2023.

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December 14, 2022 15 mins

Today, we chat with entrepreneur, mother, and automotive guru Kelly Stumpe (also known as 'The Car Mom') about her successful business empowering moms and families to make the most informed and confident car shopping decisions. Also, learn more about how she's dismantling outdated female car consumer stereotypes and changing the narrative of a traditionally male-dominated industry.----more----

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November 30, 2022 12 mins

Theresa Contreras and Sara Morosan are sisters, business owners, and builders of custom vehicles. Jarod and Michelle chatted with them about taking over the family business, their work with brands like Ford and celebrities like Jay Leno, and how they’re empowering women to join a male-dominated industry.

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November 16, 2022 12 mins

Like most of us, Nora and Kevin Snelling felt cooped up during the height of the pandemic. Unlike most of us, they decided to pack up their house and take their life on the road. Jarod and Michelle chatted with the Snellings about the intricacies of RV living, including family planning, traveling across the country, and working full-time in a confined space with spotty Wi-Fi.----more----

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November 2, 2022 11 mins

Buffy Maguire, the founder of The Lady Falcon Coffee Club, sat down with Jared and Michelle to talk about her San Francisco coffee club on wheels, the history behind the name, and the grief that led to its creation.----more----

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October 19, 2022 10 mins

Christine McCollum recently acquired Elvira, a 1970s ambulance with a dark past and a history of paranormal activity. The ambulance originally serviced Norwich State Hospital, a now-abandoned (and haunted) insane asylum in Preston, Connecticut. Following the hospital closure, a group of Shriners clowns seized the car, but after a chilling death, they relinquished it to the next, unassuming owner. Hear how spooked hosts Jared DeAnda...

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October 5, 2022 11 mins

Manson Cheung loves designing all kinds of Hot Wheels for Mattel, but he does have a favorite, the DMC DeLorean. Yes, the same DeLorean that drove Marty McFly Back to the Future. Manson explains how the DeLorean has influenced his own life story.----more----

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September 21, 2022 11 mins

Daniel Sperling is a California Air Resources  board member and a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy, environmental aspects of transportation, and transportation policy. He talks to us about his mission to eliminate carbon emissions from cars–here in California and across the world, and why he’s dedicated so much of his life to environmental causes.----more----

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Caroline is a car-restoration store manager, gear head, and the beneficiary of a 1980 SC 911 silver Porsche she aptly named "Sally" after the Porsche in Cars. She speaks about why Sally is not just a car but a symbol of family, love, grief, and rebuilding after a painful loss.----more----Follow along for more: https://www.instagram.com/motorlandpodcast/

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September 7, 2022 11 mins

Our first stop in MotorLand is with children’s TV creator and producer Leslie Valdes. We talk to him about his first car, a classic Volkswagen Beetle, and the sneaky incident that led to its demise.----more----Follow along for more: https://www.instagram.com/motorlandpodcast/

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Jay Ward has the best job as the creative director of franchise for Disney and Pixar’s Cars. Jay shares more about the Cars characters, their origins and personalities, and provides a preview of the new Cars On the Road series available to watch now on Disney+.----more----Follow along for more: https://www.instagram.com/motorlandpodcast/

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