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  • Experience Historic Georgetown, South Carolina

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's JO GOES EVERYWHERE! Podcast with travel writer and photographer Jo Clark, we hear all about beautiful and historic Georgetown, South Carolina. Named the Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today in 2018, Georgetown is rich in history, nature and outdoor adventures, good food, and friendly people. READ JO'S ARTICLES ABOUT GEORGETOWN:* * * Jo Clark is a travel writer and photographer based on South Carolina’s Grand Strand. She has a thirst for knowledge, history, great food, and wine! Her Big Blend Radio podcast "Jo Goes Everywhere!" airs every 2nd Sunday at 7pm EST. Follow the show on YouTube: 

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  • Mike Guardia - Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing

    Featuring award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show focuses on the tragic Oklahoma City bombing, a domestic terrorist truck bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Perpetrated by anti-government extremists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the bombing occurred on April 19, 1995, and killed 168 people, injured 680, and destroyed more than one-third of the building, which had to be demolished. Mike Guardia is the author of over 20 other military history books. His latest book is the Amazon best-seller, “Fire in the Hole: Tales of Combat with the 1st Engineer Battalion in Vietnam.” More:   Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. Follow his podcast here: PHOTO: Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum by travel writer Debbie Stone. See her story about her visit to the Memorial and other sites in OKC, here: 
  • 11th Annual Jefferson Highway Association Conference and Socialbility Run in Louisiana

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the upcoming Jefferson Highway Conference held in Alexandria, Louisiana from April 24-27, 2024. Also hear about the Sociability Run in Louisiana that will be held pre-conference from April 22-24, 2024.FEATURED GUESTS: - ROGER BELL, President of the Jefferson Highway Association. Info: ARLENE GOULD, Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau: Jefferson Highway Association originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Debbie Stone - A Visit to Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures with Debbie Stone" Podcast, Debbie shares her experience at Kualoa Ranch near Honolulu, Hawaii, a picturesque destination on Oahu’s windward side. A Private Nature Reserve and working cattle ranch, the 4,000-acre property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since the 1970s. Film aficionados might recognize parts of the ranch, as it is known as Hollywood’s “Hawaii’s Backlot,” due to the hundreds of movies and TV shows filmed here since the 1950s. Read Debbie's article about it all, here: Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures with Debbie Stone" podcast airs every 4th Tuesday. Follow the podcast here: 
  • Author Clifford Garstang - The Last Bird of Paradise

    Award-winning author Clifford Garstang returns to Big Blend Radio for a conversation about his latest novel, "The Last Bird of Paradise," plus a little bit of art history, the world of writing, travel, global lifestyles, and the balance of between power and love."The Last Bird of Paradise" focuses on two women, nearly a century apart, who seek to rebuild their lives when they reluctantly leave their homelands. Arriving in Singapore, they find romance in a tropical paradise, but also find they haven’t left behind the dangers that caused them to flee. In a lyrical blend of historical and contemporary drama, "The Last Bird of Paradise" explores the consequences of power imbalances—both domestic and geopolitical—against a lush, tropical backdrop. Learn more at 
  • The Life and Legend of Boadicea - Queen of the Iceni

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "English Connection" show with Glynn Burrows focuses on the life and legend of Boadecia who was known as the Queen of the Iceni, a tribe in Norfolk, England. She led a massive uprising against The Romans around AD 60-61 and she died (it is thought by poisoning herself), after her army was defeated. Read Glynn's article about her, including why and how she has so many variations to the spelling and pronunciation of her name: Glynn Burrows is the owner of Norfolk Tours in England. He appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday covering England as a travel destination as well as family history research. Follow his podcasts here: Learn more about Norfolk Tours at 
  • Author Linda Ballou - Two Extraordinary Women in History

    In celebration of Women's History Month, on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda talks about two extraordinary women in history, Isabella Bird and Queen Ka'ahumanu.ISABELLA BIRD: Linda's latest novel, "Embrace of the Wild," was inspired by the life of equestrian explorer and travel writer Isabella Lucy Bird. It shares the story of raw courage and fierce strength of a plucky English woman’s unflinching desire to be free. Listen to her Big Blend Radio interviews covering Isabella Bird:* Embrace of the Wild: * Faldorado on the Front Range: QUEEN KA'AHUMANU: Linda's novel, “Wai-nani – A Voice from Old Hawaii,” was inspired by Queen Ka'ahumanu. Through Wai-nani’s eyes, experience the Hawaiian society as it existed when Captain James Cook arrived at Kealakekua Bay in 1779; ride the billowing seas with Eku, the wild dolphin she befriends; learn why she loved the savage, conflicted ruler, Makaha; walk with her as she defies ancient laws and harsh taboos of the Island people; share the love she received.* Story & Big Blend Radio about Wai-Nani: * Linda's latest blog about Queen Ka'ahumanu: * Linda's blog about Jason Mamoa & Chief of War: Follow Linda's adventures at and learn more about her books at Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here: