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Jax Psycho Geo - Tim Gilmore

Jenna and Hurley smiling with Tim GilmoreAuthor, historian, and local celebrity Tim Gilmore shares some of his favorite memories of writing and researching the sketchy history of our peculiar city. Tim is the author of 17 books, the founder of the JaxbyJax literary festival, and the creator of jaxpsychogeo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays! - Santa Claus

Hurley, Jenna and Bryan sitting next to a fake fire book displayHappy Holidays everyone! Hurley and Jenna are joined by their most famous guest yet ... SANTA! The jolly ole chap gives some crucial advice to kids still trying to make the nice list, and let's in on some of his favorite reads. 

Best Books of 2018!

Jenna and Hurley hiding their faces behind booksSome incredible books were released in 2018; Becoming by Michelle Obama, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, and so many more! Hurley and Jenna, and several library staff members tell us about their favorites from the year!

Notorious Tearjerkers - StoryCorps with Jacqueline Van Meter

Jenna and Hurley with Jacqueline Van Meter in front of the StoryCorps busSince 2003, StoryCorps has collected thousands of stories from people all across the United States. The NPR oral history project archives each story in the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center.

We spoke with site manager Jacqueline Van Meter, who's parked the StoryCorps Airstream mobile studio in Memorial Park to collect stories from the people of Jacksonville.

Live from Art Walk - Ties and Knots Exhibit

Jenna and Hurley with Stephanie CafculesThe latest exhibit in the Jax Makerspace Gallery is called Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida. Hurley and Jenna talk with three of the extremely talented artists—Jefferson Streeter, Traci Mims and Stephanie Cafcules—during the opening reception at downtown Art Walk. They tell us about their processes as an artist and what compelled them to begin working in this notoriously traditional medium.

America's Favorite Book Is ...

Jenna and Hurley with Cheryl Goodman

This class novel has impacted generations and was voted America’s best-loved novel during The Great American Read. We spoke with Cheryl Goodman, English teacher at Nease High School, about the ways this book stays relevant in the 21st century. Listen on to discover which book won!

 

Elbows Deep in Pimento Cheese - Chef Kenny Gilbert

Jenna and Hurley with Kenny GilbertCeleb chef Kenny Gilbert is here to share his top BBQ secrets.  He discusses his journey to becoming a multi-restaurant owner and contestant on Top Chef and Beat Bobby Flay, plus his experience writing his first book, A Chef’s Journal. We also get into a heated round of rapid fire questions, plus a pimento cheese and smoked conch dip tasting that leaves Hurley and Jenna (and even Producer Bryan) speechless.  

BONUS: Mayor for the Day - Micah Hall

Jenna with Micah HallOn Nov. 1, 2018, fourth grader Micah Hall took office as the Mayor of Jacksonville. He was nominated by two of his teachers to be Kid Mayor for the day with Mayor Lenny Curry. Micah stops by the podcast studio to tell Jenna all about his day in office and his hoop dreams. Micah was our first mayor on the show, but definitely won't be the last.

Barefoot Brain - Dr. Tracy Alloway

Jenna and Hurley with Dr. Tracy AllowayDr. Tracy Alloway is an associate professor of Psychology at UNF and a working memory expert. Dr. Alloway stops by to tell us how her research of working memory can improve our health. She also explains the reasoning behind her odd hobby of barefoot running.

Headbanging and Hurricanes - Florida Man Lane Pittman

His videos headbanging to Slayer holding an American flag during hurricanes have millions of views. He has been featured on Fox News and invited to rock out with some incredible bands. Lane Pittman is a Jacksonville legend and he talks all about his overnight fame with Hurley and Jenna. Don't miss our video of Lane doing his infamous headbanging throughout the Main Library!

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