Not So Native

Not So Native

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


Season 4 Recap
Mar 3 • 42 min
Another great season is in the books! Join all of us at Lake Pleasant and we discuss some of our favorite parts from this past season.
Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
Feb 10 • 13 min
“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” ― Isak Dinesen, Out Of Africa. Dean and Prayeri Harrison, founders of Out Of Africa wildlife park in Camp Verde, AZ are examples of what it means to be truly alive. There is truly something…
The Haunted Group
Dec 22, 2019 • 57 min
Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? If you’ve been to any of The Haunted Group restaurants you know the answer is no. We have yet to find a Haunted Group restaurant concept that we have not loved. The same is also true for this episode which…
55 Years of Racing - The Larry Ogburn Story
Dec 13, 2019 • 35 min
'Start your engines!' is a phrase that Larry Ogburn has heard for 55 years straight. We had the privilege of attending the TicketGuardian 500, now known as the FanShield 500, in March of 2019 as a guest of Protecht to document his amazing story. FanShield…
Arcosanti: An Urban Laboratory
Nov 21, 2019 • 43 min
Laboratories are facilities that allow research, experiments or measurements to be performed. Arcosanti is an Urban Laboratory located in central Arizona. Paolo Soleri started the project with an idea to demonstrate an alternative to urban sprawl. It's an…
Verde Lea Market Deli and Grill
Nov 16, 2019 • 29 min
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! This quaint market has a been in the area…
Verde Canyon Railroad
Nov 7, 2019 • 30 min
All aboard! We were lucky enough to ride one of the last 'Starlight Tours' of the season. Departing from Clarkdale, AZ aboard the wonderfully refurbished train cars, we traveled through the beautiful Arizona scenery that is the Verde Canyon. The…
State Forty Eight Credit Card Launch Event
Oct 30, 2019 • 10 min
We had the pleasure of spending the evening with some folks who share the same love and passion for the state and community we call home. We ventured to The Churchill in downtown Phoenix, part of the Roosevelt Row art district that our friends from Season…
Author Roger Naylor
Oct 24, 2019 • 50 min
We kick off Season 4 with a bang! We had the honor and pleasure of spending the day with Roger Naylor. Roger is writer whose work can be found in his many books, The Arizona Republic, and state publications. After breakfast at Crema, one of The Haunted…
Season 3 Recap
Sep 21, 2019 • 41 min
We sit down for food, drink and conversation at Red's Bar and Grill located at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park. Reds has become the regular stop for each of our season’s final episodes. Next time you stop at Reds, make sure you ask for our new friend…
The Rosson House at Heritage Square
Sep 13, 2019 • 63 min
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. Heritage Square is home to renown restaurants such as Pizzeria Bianco and Nobuo at Teeter House,…
Artist Hugo Medina: ‘Go Ahead, Touch It’
Sep 5, 2019 • 36 min
“Go Ahead, touch it” I know this is an awkward title for a podcast, but it is not every day an artist suggests you touch his paintings. At most art exhibits you’d admire the beauty of the work with your eyes. Hugo’s exhibit also appeals to our other…
State Forty Eight: Clothing for all, Inspired by Arizona
Aug 30, 2019 • 54 min
State Forty Eight is more than just a t-shirt company, it’s a movement recognized around and beyond the state it calls home. Started in 2013 by Michael, Stephen and Nicholas the brand was born from their love and appreciation for Arizona. They are a brand…
Fair Trade Cafe: Coffee With a Conscience
Aug 22, 2019 • 30 min
Rob 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…
FOUND:RE Hotel Phoenix
Aug 15, 2019 • 31 min
This weeks episode was spent with Burtney at the beautiful and unique FOUND:RE Hotel Phoenix. You may think that you need to go to LA or New York to experience a true ‘art hotel’ but you’d be wrong. This boutique hotel is located in downtown Phoenix just…
Fry Building: Marriage, Murder & Mischief
Aug 8, 2019 • 38 min
This weeks episode is full of murder, mystery, and mischief all dating back to Arizona’s territorial times. We met up with our new friend Mike Bell at Majerle’s Sports Grill in downtown Phoenix. What he shared with us was the completion of his research on…
The Nash: Jazz Happens Here
Aug 2, 2019 • 47 min
Improvisation is defined as creating something not previously planned or scripted. The idea of improvising is evident throughout and is one of the bedrocks of jazz music. The Nash jazz venue provides 300 shows a year in which you can experience the…
Arizona Capitol Museum
Jul 26, 2019 • 50 min
We're back with season 3! Rob has the privilege of taking a personal tour of the Arizona Capitol Museum, located in located in the 1901 Arizona Territorial and State Capitol Building. Robs tour guides for the evening are Dorie Hanson the museums Chief…
Season 2 Recap
Apr 15, 2019 • 26 min
It's crazy to think that we wrapped season 2 of our podcast already. This season took us outside Phoenix to experience just a few of the beauties and adventures that Arizona has to offer. Just a few hours up the I17 we had the pleasure of spending time in…
The Guardian Angel of Route 66: Angel Delgadillo
Apr 5, 2019 • 50 min
We sit down for a conversation with living legend, ‘The Guardian Angel of Route 66’, ’Mayor of the Mother Road’, and (as we have now dubbed him) the 'Rockstar of Seligman' Angel Delgadillo. History will tell you that no one individual was more influential…
Grand Canyon Caverns
Mar 28, 2019 • 58 min
If you were looking for somewhere that you could arrive in your private plane or helicopter, stay in an RV one night, a motel the next, enjoy some great food, visit some dinosaurs, have a glass of wine or beer in a prehistoric cave, some more good food…
Grand Canyon Deer Farm
Mar 21, 2019 • 49 min
Rob and Stephanie finished their weekend trip in Williams with a visit to the beautiful animals of the Grand Canyon Deer Farm. Pat George, who is the owner and operator of the Deer Farm, was kind enough to walk with and narrate as Rob and Stephanie…
Mayor John Moore
Mar 14, 2019 • 35 min
When you think about the wild west thoughts of men like Wyatt Earp or Zane Grey may come to mind. After this episode you can add Mayor John Moore to that list of names. Large brim cowboy hats are not the only hats John Moore wears. Currently serving as…
Canyon Motel and RV Park
Mar 7, 2019 • 35 min
This week Rob and Stephanie spent time with Shirley from The Canyon Motel & RV park in Williams, Arizona. The motel is located right off the historic Route 66. Not only is the Canyon Motel situated in the beautiful landscape of Williams but it's also the…
Fort Bearizona
Mar 1, 2019 • 53 min
In Part 2 of our Bearizona special Dave O'Connell takes Rob and Stephanie on a stroll through Fort Bearizona. In addition to the drive through portion of the park you featured last week Bearizona has a separate walk-through area full of wildlife. We…
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Feb 24, 2019 • 43 min
In this weeks episode of the Not So Native podcast Rob is joined by a special guest host, his wife. Stephanie Lamb chose to tolerate him for a family vacation up north to Williams and Flagstaff. Their first stop was Bearizona in Williams where Dave…
The Valentine State
Feb 15, 2019 • 15 min
Sweetheart State. Valentine State. Do you know how Arizona came to be known by those names? I'll give you a hint. Arizona turned 107 years young on February 14th, 2019. In this episode Rob shares an article written by Jana Bommersbach originally for the…
Season 1 Recap
Jan 15, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode we travel all the way to north Peoria where we enjoy wine and cigars on Robs back porch. We spend the time sharing what motivated us to start the podcast and what we’ve learned throughout this inaugural season. We also share some of our…
Saddle Mountain Brewing Company
Dec 23, 2018 • 33 min
We spend some time with Laura Hansen in the brewhouse of her Goodyear restaurant, Saddle Mountain Brewing Company. Laura shares the history of what led her and her husband Jacob to open this delicious and unique space in October of 2014. From the award…
Litchfield Park Historical Society
Dec 9, 2018 • 28 min
In this weeks episode we tour the Litchfield Park Historical Society Museum located on the grounds of the former Litchfield mansion. Judy Cook, who is a board member and caretaker of the museum, guides us through the many exhibits that tell the origin…
Wigwam Arizona
Dec 2, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Not So Native Podcast we sit down with the Social Media and Marketing Manager of the beautiful 4-Star Wigwam Resort, Sarah Boyd. The Wigwam’s luxurious history in Litchfield Park starts shortly after Arizona’s joining of the lower…
8-Bit Aleworks
Nov 18, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode of the Not So Native Podcast we sit down with Emmy winner (yes that Emmy) and Arizona native Ryan Whitten who is the owner, founder, and head brewer of 8-Bit Aleworks. Ryan along with his wife Krystina opened 8-Bit in May of 2015 in…
ISM Raceway
Nov 11, 2018 • 22 min
After a few hot laps around the track we sit down for an interview with Greg Fresquez from ISM Raceway in Avondale, AZ. He describes some of the many changes for this racing season from the beautiful $178 million renovation completed at the former Phoenix…