Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer Tom Wilmer's award-winning shows travel from the Arctic to African safaris, in the wheelhouse of the Rainbow Warrior II, flying in WWII bombers, navigating a micro light above Victoria Falls, sailing around Grenada, hiking through the wilds of Malaysian jungles and exploring remote atolls and isles throughout the South Pacific.
Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

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Tom Wilmer's award-winning shows travel from the Arctic to African safaris, in the wheelhouse of the Rainbow Warrior II, flying in WWII bombers, navigating a micro light above Victoria Falls, sailing around Grenada, hiking through the wilds of Malaysian jungles and exploring remote atolls and isles throughout the South Pacific.

Most Recent Episodes

Journeys of Discovery: The past is present at the Historic Arkansas Museum

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Little Rock, Arkansas where he visits with Stephanie Wade, Director of the Historic Arkansas Museum . Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock the museum includes the town's oldest building the circa-1827 Hinderliter Grog Shop along with other historic structures and a blacksmith shop. Within the two-story museum there's an array of Arkansas-crafted treasures including clothing, dolls, furniture, quilts and paintings. There's also a gallery featuring

Journeys of Discovery: The past is present at the Historic Arkansas Museum

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with Arkansas culinary wizard Scott McGehee

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Little Rock , Arkansas as Scott McGehee shares tales of his passion for food. His lifelong love of the culinary arts started with his mom and that led to an incredible and transformative stint in Alice Water's kitchen at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. Today, McGehee is a partner in Little Rock based Yellow Rocket Concepts with a growing array of eateries, including Big Orange, Local Lime and the Lost Forty Brewpub. Wilmer met up with McGehee at Yellow

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with Arkansas culinary wizard Scott McGehee

Journeys of Discovery: Beautifully broken — dismantling hate

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Little Rock, Arkansas for an interview with Robin White, National Park Service Superintendant at Central High School National Historic Site , and Courtney Bradford, professor of black history and curator at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center .

Journeys of Discovery: Maggie Vaughn, Tennessee's Poet-Laureate rocking for 26 years

Join Tennessee 's poetic maven, "Maggie" Margaret Britton Vaughn at her home in the village of Bell Buckle where she waxes eloquent about her immersive, creative life in Tennessee with correspondent Tom Wilmer. The diversity of her artistic expressions include decades of writing lyrics for Nashville Country stars including Ernest Tubb , Charley Weaver and Loretta Lynn . Her lifelong friendship with Minnie Pearl remains as one of her true creative treasures...along with a lifelong adoration for

Journeys of Discovery: Maggie Vaughn, Tennessee's Poet-Laureate rocking for 26 years

Journeys of Discovery: Tennessee Tourism recharges travel with 10,000 airline vouchers

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Mark Ezell, Tennessee Commissioner of Tourist Development. As an enticing inducement to stimulate travelers to experience not only the allures of Nashville but the myriad outdoor experiences around the state, 10,000 $250 airline vouchers are up for grabs as an integral part of the state's "Tennessee on Me" tourism initiative. Come along and join Ezell as he shares the incredible litany of things to do and see across the state, from city experiences

Journeys of Discovery: Tennessee Tourism recharges travel with 10,000 airline vouchers

Journeys of Discovery: Legendary fashion designer Billy Reid's incredible life journey

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Florence, Alabama where he visits with legendary fashion designer Billy Reid as he shares tales from his incredible life journey. Reid is one of only four American fashion designers who have won three or more Council of Fashion Designers or America's prestigious CFDA Awards.

Journeys of Discovery: Legendary fashion designer Billy Reid's incredible life journey

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with fashion-artisan Natalie "Alabama" Chanin

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a most insightful conversation with Chanin at her combination showroom and School of Making in Florence, Alabama. For NYC fashion legend Natalie Chanin , it was a fruitless hunt for a NYC embroidery company willing to work on her hand-sewn designer t-shirt projects that spurred her to move back home to Florence, Alabama . Frustrated with an endless litany of thanks but no thanks from East Coast embroidery companies, it suddenly dawned on Chanin that her network

Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with fashion-artisan Natalie "Alabama" Chanin

Journeys of Discovery: Curator Courtney Bradford at Little Rock's Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a revealing conversation about African American history with Courtney Bradford , curator of collections at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas . Ms. Bradford is also a professor of African American Studies at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Ms. Bradford shares fascinating insights about African American history revealed and embraced through the legacy of storytelling, music, art, architecture, cuisine and more.

Journeys of Discovery: Curator Courtney Bradford at Little Rock's Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Journeys of Discovery: Two Episcopal rectors share their passion for keeping their parishes relevant

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits two distinctly different Episcopal parishes and finds both rectors sharing consistent philosophies predicated on compassion and engagement. Christopher Bowhay is the Rector St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Columbia Tennessee . Bowhay's church dates from 1860, but his parish also stewards the antebellum St. John's Episcopal Church in nearby Ashwood, Maury County, Tennessee. Wilmer met with Bowhay at the circa-1830s Antibellum St. John's church . During the Civil War,

Journeys of Discovery: Two Episcopal rectors share their passion for keeping their parishes relevant

Journeys of Discovery: Medicinal magic from Santa Barbara organic olive-tree leaves

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from Santa Barbara County for a visit with the Craig, Cindy and Chad Makela at their organic olive ranch in the rugged hills above Refugio State Beach.

Journeys of Discovery: Medicinal magic from Santa Barbara organic olive-tree leaves