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When you hear the word “Transylvania,” what do you think about? Do you envision creaking doors, helpless maidens, howling wolves and flapping bats, caped noblemen with vicious fangs, thunder and lightning booming down on a desolate castle? Do you envision werewolves? Vampires? Bram Stoker? Dracula? Bela Lugois? Vlad the Impaler?
The real Transylvania is a daylight fantasy filled with high altitude roads, lost-in-time villages and sun-drenched plains dotted with ancient churches and castle ruins.
And, thanks to Claudia Palfi and Adventure Motorcycle Tours you can experience Transylvania and other unique destinations on the back of a BMW.
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We'll also take an online road trip to Baltimore, Maryland to talk with George Kavourakis, owner of the Broadway Diner
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After a career spanning 16 years in various executive roles, Eytan Magen decided to pursue his passion for motorcycle touring and set up TAMAR, the first Israel-based guided motorcycle tour company running unique, professionally-guided two-wheel adventures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Check out the TAMAR website
Matt Thornhill is considered the nation’s top authority on marketing to today’s Boomer Consumer. His opinions are sought by major corporations and major media including NBC, CBS, BusinessWeek, TIME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others. Matt is Founder of the Boomer Project which advises marketers how to best communicate with Boomers and he’s author of Boomer Consumer: Ten New Rules for Marketing to America’s Largest, Wealthiest and Most Important Demographic Group. Order Boomer Consumer and check out The Boomer Project
Subscribe to the Garrison Leykam Daily about diners, motorcycles and everything inbetween and order Garrison's new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life Visit Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys website
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Refill your favorite cup of coffee and enjoy Garrison’s conversation with actor Dan Haggerty, best known as Grizzly Adams in the title role of the 1974 Sunn Classic Pictures feature, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. From this feature film evolved the NBC television series which ran from 1977 to 1978. Haggerty, a former animal trainer, stunt expert and animal handler directed white tigers, wolverines, eagles and wild boar and was a celebrity motorcycle builder before the craft was popularized in reality TV shows.
We’ll also take an online road trip down to New Jersey to talk with Mustache Bill Smith, owner of Mustache Bill’s Diner located at 8th and Broadway, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ 08006
Check out the Postcards from the Highway of Life Facebook Postcards page and read the foreword and first chapter of Garrison’s new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life free on issuu.com The foreword is written by Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers!
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Victor Washburn speaks about his first AMA Pro race in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas. Open mic Call in, callers can ask Victor about how he has worked to reach this level of competition, his equipment, and other race related questions.
Not so very long ago, students enrolled in university were taught rhetoric. That was of a time when the skill of persuasion was highly valued. It taught the difference between argument and debate. To do this, the student learned how to control their emotion. When an opponent approached the topic with temper, his effectiveness was lost- lose of such control was a vulnerability- the poker player with an obvious 'tell'. Why bring this up Graham? Why now? Good questions that deserve good answers. Today, we are on the cusp of a masonic cultural event. We don't need to doubt whether change is coming. It's already begun. We never have developed a narrative. How do we know? What is masonry? Ask ten masons that question and we get eleven opinions. Why? Because we work without a narrative that describes and operationalizes our philosophy. One of the rules of engagement for our fellows is to avoid controversy. If you have witnessed what happens when such matters are discussed, you know what I mean. Emotion uncontrolled burdens the topic and attempts to stifle discussion of the merit of all sides of the issues. Our narrative may be in fragments simply because we have not promoted the artfulness of rhetoric. Do you think it is stunning that we have a culture hundreds of years old, rich in lessons of ethics, principles, values, purpose, science and the arts and have yet to learn how to debate? Without a form to deal with controversial findings and opinions, we make difficult the capacity to acknowledge the evolution of masonic-culture. Yesterday I sat with a very earnest young mason- young only in years but not judgment. He responded to something said at the table with the muscularity that is typical of a group of men. BUT- after he had let us know he held serious opinions, he was gratefully receptive to debate- restore rhetoric I say!
As a Class judge at the Pebble Beach Concour’s d’Elegance and Field Coordinator for more than 25 years, Gordon currently is the Co-Founder and Motorsports Director for the world-renowned “The Quail” A Motorsports Gathering and the latest addition “The Quail” A Motorcycle Gathering, with close friend Sir Michael Kadoorie, Chairman of the Peninsula Shanghai Hotel Group.
Gordon McCall’s professional affiliations continue to evolve around his motorsports, motorcycle, and bicycling interests. Board of Director appointments include: Member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Laguna Seca Raceway, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus for the Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club, and Member of the Board of Directors for the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation which assists widows and orphans of CHP officers killed in the line of duty.
McCall continues to innovate and support other automotive and motorcycle endeavors- Most recently, Gordon contributed to the feature film "Why We Ride", a documentary on the spirit and community behind the sport and pleasure of motorcycling.
Gordon joins us LIVE to discuss the 8th Quail Motorcycle Gathering where over 350 vintage and classic motorcycles will be assembled in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable this May on the 14th. In all probability you will see motorcycles that you didn't even know existed. The sights and sounds will resonate as the machines are fired and displayed on the grass.
Bryan Carroll of "Why We Ride" films will also join us in the episode of Talking Motorcycles powered by Crosley Brands to inform us all about the special award they will present and tell us all about The Ride to the Quail!
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The legendary Africa Bambaataa is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the originators of breakbeat DJing and is respectfully known as "The Godfather" and "Amen Ra of Hip Hop Kulture", as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he has helped spread hip hop culture throughout the world. Join your host jeremy, Jesse and schelett as they give credit where credit is due and pay homage to the revolutionary figure in hip hop, Africa Bambaataa.
Billy Gordon, originally from Silver Spring Maryland, is a motorcycle enthusiast, musician, and Executive Director of Motorcycle Charity Associates Inc. (MCA). He has just released a book called, Fun Cycle which focuses on the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in conjunction with the history, culture, and memoirs from the 50'th Anniversary Sturgis Rally.
We'll also take an online road trip to Maxine Milner’s “Mama Max's Diner” in Prescott, Arkansas, home of her world famous chocolate turtles and homemade pies.
Preorder Garrison’s new book, Postcards from the Highway of Life coming September 1st to Amazon, B&N.com and bookstores with a Foreword by Doobie Brothers founder and guitarist Pat Simmons. Check out the Facebook Postcards page and if you’re riding through Connecticut have Classic Diners of Connecticut in your saddlebags!
Traveling Culturati the style and culture of Travel. Hosted by Travel Pro, Ja'Vonne Harley.. Heard Nationwide on Sirius/XM Radio, HUR Voices Channel #141 on Saturday's at 12 noon ET as well as replayed Mon-Thur. www.TravelingCulturati.com.
Ja'Vonne attends the Taste of Sweden to learn more about Swedish Culture, history and cuisine. Listen in and learn more about Sweden.
My guest this week is Felicia Morgan, a free spirited contributing editor for Thunder Press magazine. Felicia spends her life on the road, going wherever the action is. She photographs and reports on events and in doing so became involved with the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride. Felicia not only reports on motorcycle events but she loves every aspect of it. She rides a bagger but is reporting on Chopperfest and stopping to visit antique motorcycle riding friends on the way. Her writing style draws you in to her experience in a way that makes you feel like you were there but don’t be fooled. This Big hearted woman will swat you like a Mama Grizzly Bear if you get out of line….
You can submit questions before or during the show that will be asked live by posting them on Facebook at: Vicki Sanfelipo AKA Spitfire.
What are the culture wars and how can we win them? Join us as noted art scholar and critic James Cooper talks about art and culture today.
James Cooper is an art scholar and noted critic. He is the Founding Director of the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. He is the Editor of American Arts Quarterly. He is the author of several books, including The Hudson River School and the Moral Landscape. Mr. Cooper served on the President’s Committee for National Standards for Arts Education K-12. He has been a vocal critic of government funding to the arts. He was the first to challenge the obscenity, lack of quality of grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Subsequently he was appointed to serve as a juror on several juries for the National Endowment for the Arts, and met with many congressmen. Cooper believes that EXCELLENCE and BEAUTY are the criteria for public art and education, not political correctness or propaganda. He thinks that the American people have not been alerted to the CULTURE WAR that is deconstructing the core values of America. His goal is cultural renewal.
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