Big Blend Radio

Viva Variety! Hosted by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, Big Blend Radio educates, entertains and inspires! Topics include: Music, Books & The Arts; Travel & Recreation; Food & Drink; National Parks & Public Lands; History & Culture; Nature & Environment; Home & Garden; Family & Education; Business & Career; and much more!

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Big Blend Radio broadcasts new episodes from our network of shows daily.
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Episodes

4 days ago

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Podcast features award-winning Bay Area singer-songwriter Blind Lemon Pledge (James Byfield) who talks about his latest album "Oh So Good."
“Oh So Good,” Pledge’s 10th album of originals and covers, displays Pledge’s impressive compositional range with tunes ranging from Blues to Folk to Jazz to Cajun, with a startling and original take on the folk and blues classic “House of the Risin’ Sun.” From hard driving to soft and lyrical, the songs are a musical journey through the heart of American Roots Music. More: https://www.blindlemon-pledge.com/ 

5 days ago

From food and brews, to museums, lodging, and hiking, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Monday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features travel writer Janice Sakata-Schultze who gives a local's inside scoop on "The Best of Golden, Colorado."  
Highlights include Xicamiti La Taqueria Bistro, Woody's Wood-fired Pizza, Gilden Mill Food Hall, Clear Creek Trail, Coors Brewery Tours, The Eddy Hotel, and Buffalo Bill Museum and Gravesite. 
READ JANICE'S ARTICLES ABOUT GOLDEN, COLORADO:* Coors Brewery: https://tinyurl.com/4x4hcymz * Woody's Wood-fired-Pizza: https://tinyurl.com/3n6j4h6e * Xicamiti La Taqueria Bistro: https://tinyurl.com/3vzmchhp * The Eddy Hotel: https://tinyurl.com/mrx6zbmy * Golden Mill: https://tinyurl.com/4acundhb 
Based in Golden, Colorado, Janice Sakata-Schultze is a travel writer, blogger, photographer, and certified advisor. She specializes in culinary, active adventure and wellness travel.  Follow her adventures at https://www.sanseitraveler.com/  
Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) here: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 
Follow this Podcast Channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzIUCV2e7qm1chVylr9kzBMftUgBoLS-m 

5 days ago

In observance of National Pet Preparedness Month, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "The Pet Connection" Podcast focuses on pet and horse safety and disaster preparedness. 
FEATURED GUESTS- ANGELA LAWS - Cohost, veteran petsitter, and community manager at https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/ - CHRISTY WOOD - World champion horse trainer, instructor, author, and horse show judge. See: https://wdnhorse.com/ 
The American Red Cross has steps you can follow to make an emergency plan for your animals. See: https://tinyurl.com/mtpv5x4s 

6 days ago

Celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Cooking with Ruth" Show with Ruth Milstein who shares how to choose summer fruits and how to grill them for a brunch dish, entree, or light dessert. 
RELATED RECIPE & ARTICLES as discussed on this episode:* Grilled Fruits Recipes: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/grilled-fruits/  * Choosing Fruits & Veggies: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/choosing-fruits-and-vegetables/ * Strawberry Sherbet Recipes: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/strawberry-sherbet/ 
Ruth Milstein is the author of the Gourmand awarding-winning recipe book, "Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine." Learn more here: https://www.ruthmilstein.com/ 
Listen to Big Blend Radio's 3rd Sunday "Cooking with Ruth" podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/yr9jp58n 

7 days ago

This episode of Big Blend Radio's WORLD OF ART Podcast with artist Victoria Chick focuses on the Gettysburg Cyclorama depicting “Pickett’s Charge up Cemetery Ridge” at the Battle of Gettysburg in the American Civil War. The innovative Gettysburg Cyclorama was the work of father-son painter duo Henri Philippoteaux (1815 – 1884), and Paul Philippoteaux (1846 – 1923). Read Victoria's article about it all here: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/dioramas-cycloramas-and-the-painters-philippoteaux 
Victoria Chick is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector based in Silver City, New Mexico. Visit: https://victoriachick.com/ 
Victoria appears on Big Blend Radio every 3rd Saturday. Follow the podcast: https://tinyurl.com/3an38624 

7 days ago

In honor of National Dog Dad Day, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Steve Schneickert who recalls the Hollywood History of Iconic Dogs in Motion Pictures. Hear about canine film and TV stars Lassie, Asta, Toto, Rin Tin Tin, Marley, and many more. 
Steve dedicates this Hollywood History segment to his sweet pup Miss Bella Rose, who crossed over the rainbow bridge, Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Friday Jun 14, 2024

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA, travel writer Scott Kendall who talks about his week long family vacation exploring the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Hear about the destination's golf, boating, hiking, eating, relaxing, and lodging opportunities. Read Scott's article about his trip, here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/adventures-in-lake-of-the-ozarks-missouri/ 
Scott Kendall is Editor of PlayStayEat.com as well as a freelance travel writer, photographer, and videographer based in The Woodlands, Texas. He has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, including several trips to Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, England, Ireland, and France. More: https://playstayeat.com/    
Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at https://www.ifwtwa.org/
Follow this podcast here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzIUCV2e7qm1chVylr9kzBMftUgBoLS-m 

Thursday Jun 13, 2024

Celebrating Great Outdoors Month, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Parks & Travel" Podcast features Don Hafner, who along with his wife Shelly, went to all 59 of the National Parks in 59 weeks during 2014/15. To date, they have visited 62 of America's National Parks, 48 US States, 22 foreign countries, and at least 30 national parks overseas. They've been north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Tropic of Capricorn, swam in all five oceans, and visited 5 of the 7 continents. Don is host to #ParkChat held on Wednesdays at 9pm EST on Twitter (X). Follow him @59NationalParks on Twitter (X) and Instagram. 

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This is the place to catch up with all the new episodes from the Big Blend Radio Network of podcasts. There's something for everyone, and something new to listen to every day with topics that include Music, Books & The Arts; Travel & Recreation; Food & Drink; National Parks & Public Lands; History & Culture; Nature & Environment; Home & Garden; Family & Education; Business & Career; and much more.

Big Blend Radio podcasts are hosted and produced by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter publishing team behind Big Blend Magazines, and full-time travelers on the Love Your Parks Tour.

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