The One Day in SoCal Podcast!

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May 22, 2023

Episode 28 - A First Visit to London

The Big Day has come and I crossed the Pond and went to Europe for the very first time, flying in style on United Airlines with some premium options. I'll go over some the night before with my experience at …

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May 1, 2023

Episode 27 - SeaWorld San Diego

My last visit to SeaWorld was in 2013. 10 years after the release of the documentary Blackfish that nearly destroyed the company and Sea World as we know it, how are they doing and have they made any meaningful changes …

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March 31, 2023

Episode 26 - The Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world. It's frequently and almost universally on lists of the top 10 places to see before you die and is something that has to be seen in person …

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March 8, 2023

Episode 25 - Jim Henson Studios VIP Tour

I was afforded a fairly rare opportunity to tour the Jim Henson Company Lot in Hollywood, California and have a small audience with the one and only Brian Henson! Unlike most movie studios, The Jim Henson Company does not do …

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Feb. 3, 2023

Episode 23 - The California Science Center

Located just south of Downtown Los Angeles is a FREE museum that is home to the only Space Shuttle on the West Coast; The original Space Shuttle Endeavour. In edition, you'll get to see some amazing replicas and original spac...

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Jan. 13, 2023

Episode 22 - Medieval Times: Dinner and Tournament

Modern life can be stressful. Looking for a refuge from the chaos of cell phones, modern medicine and democracy? Enter Medieval Times: Dinner and Tournament, a SoCal native located in Buena Park, California (about a block fro...

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Dec. 30, 2022

Episode 21 - Downtown LA

While Downtown Los Angeles looks like an urban landscape of white collar business and government, it is filled with hidden gems, history and attractions that add to what makes SoCal unique. Venture with me as I take a walking...

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Dec. 16, 2022

Episode 20 - Background Acting in Hollywood

So you want to be a famous actor, huh? As extreme as the odds are, there are numerous things you can do to increase your odds of at least some success in Hollywood, whether you are visiting for a few …

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Dec. 3, 2022

Episode 19 - The LA Auto Show

I'm hardly a car guy, but you don't have to be when you come to the LA Auto Show, where there is something for absolutely everyone. The big theme at the the Auto Show this year was clearly electric vehicles, …

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Nov. 18, 2022

Episode 18 - USC vs CAL

Off to my very first football game this week where I got to see The University of Southern California's Trojan's take on The University of California Berkeley's Golden Bears at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition ...

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Nov. 4, 2022

Episode 17 - Knotts Scary Farm

Each Halloween, the entirety of the generally family friendly Knotts Berry Farm is transformed into a nightmare of killer clowns, dead bodies, monsters, zombies and ghosts. Some of which you stray knowlingly into and others that stalk and come to …

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Oct. 28, 2022

Episode 16 - The U.S.S. Midway

The U.S.S. Midway Museum is a decommissioned United States Navy Aircraft Carrier located in San Diego San Diego Bay next to Downtown San Diego. With it's amazing displays, even more amazing veteran volunteer docents that actu...

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Oct. 21, 2022

Episode 15 - The Aerospace Valley Air Show

After a long hiatus of several years, the United States Air Force, courtesy of Edwards Air Force Base, brought back one of the greatest Air Shows in the country. The Aerospace Valley Air Show! Featuring dozens of static aircr...

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Oct. 14, 2022

Episode 14 - CATS at the Pantages Theatre

The hit Broadway Musical Cats returns to Hollywood and the Pantages Theatre. This week I took the trip back down to Hollywood to see this record breaking musical and visit the beautiful Pantages Theatre. Cats has it's fair sh...

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Oct. 7, 2022

Episode 13 - Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

To most people travelling our state highways and freeways, SoCal's deserts are a lifeless, endless sea of sand. In reality, there is much to explore and see from real Oasis with water to historical buildings. Join me this wee...

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Sept. 30, 2022

Episode 12 - Rodeo!

This week, a bit of the country comes to SoCal in the form of Rodeo's. I attended the Sheriff's Rodeo in Devore and earlier this month, the Hesperia Rodeo in Hesperia and the Tehachapi Rodeo in Tehachapi to see what …

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Sept. 23, 2022

Episode 11 - Swan Lake Ballet at the California Theatre

I did something I thought I would never do. I went to the Ballet! I have been trying new things, especially with this podcast and like Baseball, in episode 2, so I decided to go the Ballet at the last …

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Sept. 16, 2022

Episode 10 - Calico Ghost Town

Out in the Mojave Desert lies a piece of Old West history that has been frozen in time from 1885. Thanks to the forsight of Knotts Berry Farm Founder Walter Knott, Calico Ghost Town is the closest way for visitors …

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Sept. 9, 2022

Episode 9 - Walking the Las Vegas Strip

Join me on one last Summer road trip to Vegas on this weeks episode as I travel to Las Vegas to see what there is to do along the world famous "Strip". I'm going to walk the entire Las Vegas …

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Sept. 4, 2022

Episode 8 - John Williams, Maestro of the Movies

We're going to do something a little different for episode 8. I made an impromptu, last minute trip to the Hollywood Bowl on September 2nd, 2022 to see John Williams perform some of his greatest hits and recorded the majority...

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Sept. 2, 2022

Episode 7 - Santa Catalina Island

Just 32 miles off the SoCal west coast is Santa Catalina Island. If you didn't know any better, you could swear your 70 minute boat ride brought you to the other side of the world to explore a Greek Island. …

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Aug. 26, 2022

Episode 6 - CICLAVIA: Meet the Hollywoods

CICLAVIA is a play on the spanish word CICLOVIA, which means Cycleway. CICLAVIA is a unique SoCal event that takes place multiple times each year in various locations around SoCal and these events close off miles of streets t...

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Aug. 19, 2022

Episode 5 - The Mob Museum

Its still summer and time for a road trip! This week, I took the 222 mile drive up interstate 15 to Las Vegas, Nevada. Although i've been to Las Vegas dozens of times, each time I go I experience new …

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