Join Thomas and Becky Repp as they team up with Gary Mantz to bring you a new road trip adventure each week. American Road Trip Talk is your chance to discover the backroads that embody true Americana. As the owners and producers of award-winning American Road magazine, Thomas and Becky want your future road trip to be both interesting and exciting. By teaming up with veteran radio broadcaster, Gary Mantz, they offer up valuable road trip planning information.


Latest Episodes

Cheyenne Frontier Days Are Back

From July 22-31, visitors to Wyoming’s famous Cheyenne Frontier Days return to the Cowboy state for the 126th year – kicking up dust and bringing 10 days of nonstop rodeo action and live entertainment. You can enjoy the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration – from a thrilling carnival and chuckwagon cookoff to world-class country music acts and bull riding.

Come Alive This Summer in Vermont

In the land that Patrick Henry and the Green Mountain Boys once called home, a vibrant heritage of outdoor activity alongside gracious living continues in Vermont. Haley Rice of Come Alive Outside reveals a burgeoning grassroots movement with personal health and enjoyment in mind. Vermont is famous for more than just maple!

How to Make the Most of a Red-Hot Market

Mark Greene of CarsYeah fame recently parted with his beloved “Orange Crush” and in the process, discovered little-known insights into today’s superheated automotive market. He has lots to share about the process of buying and selling cars in the midst of persistent inflation and pent-up demand.

Legendary Cherry Hut in Beulah, MI

Back in 1922, a future legend known as The Cherry Hut opened as a roadside pie stand. To the founders, it was a way to sell homemade cherry pies baked with fresh cherries straight from the family orchard. In 1937, the Cherry Hut moved to its present-day location on US 31 in cozy Beulah, MI. Throughout its long and storied history, The Cherry Hut has been celebrated for their down-home quality pies and jams.

Trek to Forks, WA and Olympic National Park

Things can look downright mystical in misty Forks, Washington and otherworldly 100 miles away in Olympic National Park. Don’t forget to have a soak in Sol Duc Hot Springs while you visit! Matt Shea shares highlights and his personal insights from years of trekking to a region that many call God’s Country.

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road (encore)

Over 80 years after Dorothy discovered, “There’s no place like home,” the world returns to Oz every so often and thus to a magical place that remains close in heart and mind. Classic Hollywood historian Geoffrey Mark has a wealth of knowledge to share about The Wizard of Oz and its boundless legacy which revives itself with each new generation. Originally aired May 14, 2021.

Nevada Northern Railway Museum, Ely

The Nevada Northern Railway was built over a century ago to service one of the largest copper mines of the era. A museum in Ely, NV celebrates the men and workhorse machines of a rugged frontier time. We wanted to know more about all of it

Erika Nelson and the Revamped Expo

Erika Nelson is an independent artist and educator, exploring the fringes of art and culture she experienced on back roads and at offbeat roadside attractions that dot the American landscape. She travels in a permanently altered Art Car, exhibiting the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things. Erika loves bringing us word of new and exotic places she has discovered.

In Search of the Great Escape Room (encore)

Escape Rooms, combining elements of mystery, adventure and intricate teamwork, have become very popular destinations across America. Joey and Tonya Madia are aficionados of these eerie attractions and Joey is currently in high demand as a designer of them! Originally aired 8/6/2021

Earth Day and Weekend in Puget Sound

On the 52nd annual Earth Day, we talk with chronicler Harriet Baskas about cities and sites around Seattle and Puget Sound that celebrate our planet as well as the people whose environmental stewardship sets an example for us all.