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Arkansas History and Travel Podcasts

There are a lot of travel podcasts out there, but none combine Arkansas history, nature, adventure and rock ‘n’ roll quite like the ones you’ll find here. Listen to an educational podcast that will also inspire you to travel to the Natural State.

Look below to find a podcast that interests you–from fun-filled bicycle vacations and golf adventures to an educational podcast selection that covers the Civil War, birding, culture and more. Start listening now!

Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 6
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 6
Learn about the birth of rock-a-billy from those who were instrumental in its beginnings and growth along Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67: J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Combo); Jim Aldridge and Johnny Ray Hubbard (both with the Legendary Pacers).
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Civil War Podcast - Prairie Grove
Civil War Podcast - Prairie Grove
Mark Christ, of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and Richard Davies, Director of Arkansas Parks and Tourism, discuss the Civil War in Arkansas focusing on the year 1862. (25.5MB)
Civil War Reenactor
Civil War Reenactor
Prairie Grove Battle re-enactor gives personal account of why he participates in battles. (10.5MB)
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 1
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 1
Dena Woerner interviews legendary rockabilly musician Sonny Burgess at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 Museum in Newport. Burgess recalls what it was like being the opening act for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 2
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 2
D.J. Fontana (Elvis’ drummer for 14 years), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Trio), J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), and Jim Aldridge (Legendary Pacers) discuss the different entertainers that performed in the clubs along the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 in its heyday.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 3
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 3
D.J. Fontana (Elvis’ drummer for 14 years), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Trio), J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), and Jim Aldridge and Kern Kennedy (both with the Legendary Pacers) tell of their history with country and rock legends Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 4
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 4
J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis) and Jim Aldridge (Legendary Pacers) reminisce about Jerry Lee Lewis’ appearance at the Silver Moon Club along Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 5
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 5
J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Jim Aldridge (Legendary Pacers), and Ace Cannon (Bill Black Combo) remember Johnny Cash.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 6
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 6
Learn about the birth of rock-a-billy from those who were instrumental in its beginnings and growth along Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67: J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Combo); Jim Aldridge and Johnny Ray Hubbard (both with the Legendary Pacers).
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 7
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 7
Listen as J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Combo), Johnny Ray Hubbard and Kern Kennedy (both with the Legendary Pacers) tell the story of the “Million Dollar Quartet” -- Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 8
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 8
J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Combo), Jim Aldridge and Johnny Ray Hubbard and Kern Kennedy (all with the Legendary Pacers), D.J. Fontana (Elvis’ drummer for 14 years), compare the music they played in the 1950s and 1960s to the music of today.
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 9
Rock 'n Roll Highway Webisode 9
J.M. Van Eaton (drummer for Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), Ace Cannon (Bill Black Combo), Jim Aldridge (Legendary Pacers ) express their gratitude and appreciation for the formation of the Rock ‘n” Roll Highway 67 Museum and the highway designation itself.
The Civil War in Arkansas: 150 Years Later, Part 2
The Civil War in Arkansas: 150 Years Later, Part 2
Mark Christ and Richard Davies continue to discuss the Civil War from the perspective of the year 1861.
The Civil War in Arkansas: 150 Years Later, Part 1
The Civil War in Arkansas: 150 Years Later, Part 1
Mark Christ, of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and Richard Davies, Director of Arkansas Parks and Tourism, discuss the Civil War in Arkansas 150 years later.
Arkansas, You Run Deep in Me
Arkansas, You Run Deep in Me
Arkansas, You Run Deep in Me - one of the official state songs of Arkansas. It was written by Holyfield in 1986 for the state's 150th anniversary celebration, and was named an official "state song" by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1987. Holyfield played the song at the inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1992.
2010 Trail of Holiday Lights
2010 Trail of Holiday Lights
The 2010 Trail of Holiday Lights kicks off in Arkansas. This year travelers can upload their family photos from at least three different towns along the trail to a special Facebook fan page and receive a special limited edition holiday ornament. Find out more in the Things to Do section.
Exploring the South Arkansas Timberlands and the Ouachitas
Exploring the South Arkansas Timberlands and the Ouachitas
Hear about all that the South Arkansas Timberlands and the Ouachitas have to offer.
Kris Allen Interview
Kris Allen Interview
Kris Allen visits with Dena Woerner and shares his Arkansas favorites
Discover the Arkansas Delta
Discover the Arkansas Delta
Watch as Travel Writer Kim Williams tells you about the Arkansas Delta on VisitmyarkansasTV.
Experience The Ozarks and The River Valley
Experience The Ozarks and The River Valley
Listen to Travel Writer Jill Rohrbach share insights on the Arkansas Ozarks and River Valley Regions
The Latest on Civil War Sesquicentennial Events
Podcast contains the latest information on the Civil War Sesquicentennial Events.
Arts Around Arkansas
This podcast covers the arts attractions and events around the state.
2012 Civil War Podcast 1
2012 Civil War Podcast 1
2012 Civil War Podcast 1
2012 Civil War Podcast 2
2012 Civil War Podcast 2
2012 Civil War Podcast 2
2012 Civil War Podcast 3
2012 Civil War Podcast 3
2012 Civil War Podcast 3
Civil War Podcast Script #2
Civil War Podcast Script #2
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Podcast Script #1
Civil War Podcast Script #1
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Podcast 1-10-11
Civil War Podcast 1-10-11
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Podcast 2-10-11
Civil War Podcast 2-10-11
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Podcast 3-10-11
Civil War Podcast 3-10-11
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Snapshot #3
Civil War Snapshot #3
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Snapshot #2
Civil War Snapshot #2
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Snapshot #1
Civil War Snapshot #1
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Snapshot #5
Civil War Snapshot #5
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Snapshot #4
Civil War Snapshot #4
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Civil War Snapshot #6
Civil War Snapshot #6
Snapshot of the Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865
Trail of Holiday Lights 2010 Audio News Release
Trail of Holiday Lights 2010 Audio News Release
The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is inviting Arkansans to start a new family tradition with the fourteenth annual Trail of Holiday Lights. This year travelers can upload their family photos from at least three different towns along the trail to a special Facebook fan page and receive a special limited edition holiday ornament.
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Deputy director of the U.S. Forest Service, Tracy Farley, tells about three different cave experiences available at Blanchard Springs Caverns located close to Mountain View.
Get Away Tip?
Get Away Tip?
Natural State Golf Trail - How many make up the trail and where are they located?
The Natural State Golf Trail
The Natural State Golf Trail
The Natural State Golf Trail offers golfers a variety of challenging courses. Jay Fox, executive director of the Arkansas State Golf Association, gives details.
Kerry Kraus and Dena Woerner discuss Central Arkansas.
Kerry Kraus and Dena Woerner discuss Central Arkansas.
Kerry Kraus and Dena Woerner discuss Central Arkansas.
Bicycling in Arkansas 2
Britt says bicycling is great exercise for riders of all levels. To download an informative bicycling brochure including lots of ideas on where to ride, visit Arkansas dot com, click on “Outdoors” and then “Biking in Arkansas.” And See Arkansas First!
Bicycling in Arkansas
Bicycling in Arkansas
Bicycling continues to grow in popularity, and Arkansas boasts some of the most cyclist-friendly roads and trails in the country. Dr. Jim Britt, president of the Arkansas Bicycle Club, talks about two of his favorites.
Arkansas's Arts & Culture Offerings
Arkansas's Arts & Culture Offerings
Many people think of Arkansas only as a beautiful place with lots of outdoor activities. However, Joe David Rice, director of tourism for the State of Arkansas, says there are also many arts and culture programs for people to enjoy. To see a short video about arts and culture offerings in the state, visit Arkansas dot com, click on “Things To Do” and then look for “Arts and Crafts” and See Arkansas First!
Arkansas Birding
Arkansas Birding
There are two main times that offer the best opportunities for bird watching in Arkansas, according to Ken Smith, long-time executive director of Audubon Arkansas. A new birding and watchable wildlife brochure is out and available at Arkansas Welcome Centers, some State Parks and the viewing locations. For more information go to Birding in Arkansas dot com and See Arkansas First!