Click HERE to see a list of episodes in chronological order, traveling from Chicago to Santa Monica.
The Coral Court Motel opened in 1941 and had an unusual art deco design and each room had an adjacent garage for travelers to park their automobile. Join Shellee Graham, author of Tales from the Coral Court, talk about the fascinating history of The Coral Court and the man behind this fabled hotel, John Carr.
The Route 66 News website at www.Route66News.com is a clearinghouse of news and historic events taking place along The Mother Road. Join The Route 66 Podcast host Anthony Arno as he interviews the curator of Route 66 News, Ron Warnick.
Are you a dedicated fan of Route 66? What makes you think so? Do you have tons of Route 66 memorobilia in your home? A wide assortment of Route 66 t-shirts? Something special that screams out Route 66 on your car?
Join host Anthony Arno on The Route 66 Podcast as he interviews the ultimate Route 66 fan, Ron Jones. Ron has over 150 tattoos on his body dedicated to Route 66.
Episode 7: The Burma Shave Story with Clinton B. Odell
Burma-Shave was a popular brand of brushless shaving cream, made famous by a brilliant advertising campaign that featured a series of witty rhyming poems appearing in a sequence of roadside signs that would entertain the motorist driving down the road.
In this episode of The Route 66 Podcast, Anthony Arno interviews Clinton B. Odell, grandson of the founder of Burma-Shave. This episode begins with over twenty Burma-Shave jingles professionally recorded to give the listener a brief background of some of the earliest jingles, the most humorous, those promoting road safety, and even those that were released during the war years to unite the country.
Episode 6: NPS Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program
Administered by the National Park Service, the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is the federal governments program to preserve and educate the public all about historic Route 66.
As the founding member of The Fireballs, George Tomsco talks about the bands early history while playing along Route 66, what it means to being credited with the sound of Surf Music, and what it was like having the biggest hit in America just before the Beatles arrival.
This episode features a talk with the youngest generation of Route 66 historians, Dylan Wallace, a high school senior who painted a Route 66 mural on the side of a Wilmington, IL, antique shop.
Episode 3: Angel Delgadillo
He’s the guardian of Route 66: Angel Delgadillo. At almost 90 years old, he’s been a fixture on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona since the day he was born. Angel formed the very first Route 66 Association in the world when he saw that the local economy begin to decline when the Interstate was opened.
During my talk with Angel, he talks about his earliest memories of Route 66, the reason why his parents unpacked the truck minutes before leaving for the promise of California, his daily encounters with tourists all over the world visiting his shop in Seligman, and why Route 66 is so important to him.
At the very end of the show, Angel’s daughter, Clarissa, shares her own personal thoughts on what makes her dad so very special.
He’s written over 30 books on the American west, but one of the earliest ones was simply titled Route 66: The Mother Road. He’s also one of the biggest Route 66 advocates that you’ll ever meet, and the voice of Sheriff in Pixar’s animated movie, CARS. Listen to the very first guest on The Route 66 Podcast discuss his earliest memories of Route 66, his role in the creation of CARS, and the not so famous past stories about The Mother Road.
What happens almost 20 years after a New Jersey school teacher attracts national attention by having his students successfully bicycle over 2000 miles in the classroom aboard an exercise bike while learning all about Route66 with the school’s only computer connected to the Internet? The Route 66 Podcast!
Listen to this very first episode of The Route 66 Podcast to hear all about the program and a little bit about Anthony Arno, a 5th Grade teacher from New Jersey with a passion for The Mother Road.