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accessAtlanta: Things to do in Atlanta

accessAtlanta: Things to do in Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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accessAtlanta is a new podcast that shares the best things to do, see, eat and experience in Atlanta. We’ll bring you the stories that make our eclectic city one of a kind, and take you behind the scenes in a town where we create movies, music and art making waves around the world. Every week, we’ll share with you some of the best places to eat, play, and live out loud in the ATL. Join us and let us be your guide to a city that we know best.

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Travel-related television shows to watch

This week we talk about ways to visit a new place without leaving your couch. If you’re missing quality travel time, travel shows can give you a taste of the world without leaving home. Revisit some of your favorite spots, or take a vicarious tour through places you’ve never been. PBS and the Travel Channel used to be among the few options for travel TV, but with the wide array of options available now, you’ll find them in many more places. In this episode of accessAtlanta, Rodney Ho takes us through some of the best in travel-related television.

18 min6 d ago
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Travel-related television shows to watch

Classic live albums to revisit

This week, we talk about live music and some classic live albums. We miss live concerts, and we bet many of you do, too. They’re slowly coming back, but in a very different form: smaller audiences, drive-in theaters and other outdoor venues with widely spaced seating. And while they can never take the place of the concert experience, live albums give us a taste of seeing our favorite artists onstage. Live albums, of course, have been around for a very long time, and AJC music writer Melissa Ruggieri recently compiled a list of a few memorable live albums to revisit. On this week’s podcast, we talk about that list and more, and she’s brought along a special guest.

23 min1 w ago
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Classic live albums to revisit

Filipino flavors and Filipino-American food in Atlanta

This week, we discuss a cuisine that’s making its mark on Atlanta. The restaurant scene has struggled during the pandemic, but you can never count out such a vibrant melting pot. You’ll find the cuisine of so many countries and ethnic groups here in our city and the people who bring us this culinary diversity are among those helping to keep us fed in these difficult times. Our dining editor Ligaya Figueras noticed that one in particular, Filipino-American food, was on the upswing. It’s a cuisine that has special meaning to her. She joins us to discuss this welcome trend and brings us her interviews with some of the people who are making it happen: the people behind the Estrellita, Kamayan ATL and Adobo ATL pop ups and restaurants.

38 min2 w ago
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Filipino flavors and Filipino-American food in Atlanta

AJC Decatur (Virtual) Book Festival

In this week's episode, we discuss the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival. The AJC Decatur Book Festival, like many large gatherings, is going virtual this year. The event usually brings tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Decatur on Labor Day weekend, but the logistics of putting on this year’s edition have been deemed impractical in the midst of a pandemic. Instead, the festival organizers will host a series of 15 “virtual events” in honor of the book fest’s 15th anniversary. On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about some of the online offerings you’ll find, including the Kidnote event. The AJC’s Bo Emerson spoke with Kidnote speaker Derrick Barnes about “Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut,” which he wrote with Gordon James. The book offers a kid’s eye view of a day in the life of a barbershop.

27 min3 w ago
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AJC Decatur (Virtual) Book Festival

Traveling during the pandemic era

The travel and tourism industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn't mean travel has stopped. Both business and leisure travel are rebounding a bit and a recent survey by TravelPort, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, found that the majority of travelers are ready to consider domestic and international travel again. What’s it like to travel during the pandemic era? Here to talk about it, just back from a visit to Las Vegas, is the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri.

37 minAUG 27
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Traveling during the pandemic era

Drive-in concerts and other alt entertainment

In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Melissa Ruggieri discusses alternatives to live shows at our favorite venues: drive-in concerts in Atlanta.

34 minAUG 20
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Drive-in concerts and other alt entertainment

How Tyler Perry produces shows during a pandemic

In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Rodney Ho speaks with Tyler Perry about how the media mogul has been able to produce shows at Tyler Perry Studios during the pandemic.

26 minAUG 14
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How Tyler Perry produces shows during a pandemic

Entertaining during a pandemic

How we entertain family and friends has certainly changed these days. Are there safe and creative ways to do it? AJC reporter Rosalind Bentley and accessAtlanta host Shane Harrison were talking a few weeks ago and shared their own experiences. They wondered what the experts had to say about it. Find out what they said in this episode of accessAtlanta. How are people who professionally plan parties responding? Bentley also spoke with an assistant professor of psychiatry to find out about our shifting perceptions of risk. No matter what, it’s always a good idea to listen to the medical and scientific experts in a changing pandemic landscape.

34 minAUG 6
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Entertaining during a pandemic

The Movie Soundtracks of Our Lives

Recently released biopics and remakes have stimulated interest in back catalogs and original songs. In this episode of accessAtlanta, ajc music writer Melissa Ruggieri provides a nostalgic guide to the best 25 movie soundtracks from the 1970s through now.

33 minJUL 30
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The Movie Soundtracks of Our Lives

Georgia Tech’s SlothBoth in Atlanta Botanical Garden

You can see a robot that mimics a sloth at Atlanta Botanical Garden. In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Bo Emerson speaks to Emily Coffey of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Georgia Tech’s Magnus Egerstedt about the origins of the SlothBoth and the mission of the project, which aims fight to save endangered species.

37 minJUL 23
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Georgia Tech’s SlothBoth in Atlanta Botanical Garden

Latest Episodes

Travel-related television shows to watch

This week we talk about ways to visit a new place without leaving your couch. If you’re missing quality travel time, travel shows can give you a taste of the world without leaving home. Revisit some of your favorite spots, or take a vicarious tour through places you’ve never been. PBS and the Travel Channel used to be among the few options for travel TV, but with the wide array of options available now, you’ll find them in many more places. In this episode of accessAtlanta, Rodney Ho takes us through some of the best in travel-related television.

18 min6 d ago
Comments
Travel-related television shows to watch

Classic live albums to revisit

This week, we talk about live music and some classic live albums. We miss live concerts, and we bet many of you do, too. They’re slowly coming back, but in a very different form: smaller audiences, drive-in theaters and other outdoor venues with widely spaced seating. And while they can never take the place of the concert experience, live albums give us a taste of seeing our favorite artists onstage. Live albums, of course, have been around for a very long time, and AJC music writer Melissa Ruggieri recently compiled a list of a few memorable live albums to revisit. On this week’s podcast, we talk about that list and more, and she’s brought along a special guest.

23 min1 w ago
Comments
Classic live albums to revisit

Filipino flavors and Filipino-American food in Atlanta

This week, we discuss a cuisine that’s making its mark on Atlanta. The restaurant scene has struggled during the pandemic, but you can never count out such a vibrant melting pot. You’ll find the cuisine of so many countries and ethnic groups here in our city and the people who bring us this culinary diversity are among those helping to keep us fed in these difficult times. Our dining editor Ligaya Figueras noticed that one in particular, Filipino-American food, was on the upswing. It’s a cuisine that has special meaning to her. She joins us to discuss this welcome trend and brings us her interviews with some of the people who are making it happen: the people behind the Estrellita, Kamayan ATL and Adobo ATL pop ups and restaurants.

38 min2 w ago
Comments
Filipino flavors and Filipino-American food in Atlanta

AJC Decatur (Virtual) Book Festival

In this week's episode, we discuss the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival. The AJC Decatur Book Festival, like many large gatherings, is going virtual this year. The event usually brings tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Decatur on Labor Day weekend, but the logistics of putting on this year’s edition have been deemed impractical in the midst of a pandemic. Instead, the festival organizers will host a series of 15 “virtual events” in honor of the book fest’s 15th anniversary. On this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about some of the online offerings you’ll find, including the Kidnote event. The AJC’s Bo Emerson spoke with Kidnote speaker Derrick Barnes about “Crown: Ode to the Fresh Cut,” which he wrote with Gordon James. The book offers a kid’s eye view of a day in the life of a barbershop.

27 min3 w ago
Comments
AJC Decatur (Virtual) Book Festival

Traveling during the pandemic era

The travel and tourism industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn't mean travel has stopped. Both business and leisure travel are rebounding a bit and a recent survey by TravelPort, a leading technology company serving the global travel industry, found that the majority of travelers are ready to consider domestic and international travel again. What’s it like to travel during the pandemic era? Here to talk about it, just back from a visit to Las Vegas, is the AJC’s Melissa Ruggieri.

37 minAUG 27
Comments
Traveling during the pandemic era

Drive-in concerts and other alt entertainment

In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Melissa Ruggieri discusses alternatives to live shows at our favorite venues: drive-in concerts in Atlanta.

34 minAUG 20
Comments
Drive-in concerts and other alt entertainment

How Tyler Perry produces shows during a pandemic

In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Rodney Ho speaks with Tyler Perry about how the media mogul has been able to produce shows at Tyler Perry Studios during the pandemic.

26 minAUG 14
Comments
How Tyler Perry produces shows during a pandemic

Entertaining during a pandemic

How we entertain family and friends has certainly changed these days. Are there safe and creative ways to do it? AJC reporter Rosalind Bentley and accessAtlanta host Shane Harrison were talking a few weeks ago and shared their own experiences. They wondered what the experts had to say about it. Find out what they said in this episode of accessAtlanta. How are people who professionally plan parties responding? Bentley also spoke with an assistant professor of psychiatry to find out about our shifting perceptions of risk. No matter what, it’s always a good idea to listen to the medical and scientific experts in a changing pandemic landscape.

34 minAUG 6
Comments
Entertaining during a pandemic

The Movie Soundtracks of Our Lives

Recently released biopics and remakes have stimulated interest in back catalogs and original songs. In this episode of accessAtlanta, ajc music writer Melissa Ruggieri provides a nostalgic guide to the best 25 movie soundtracks from the 1970s through now.

33 minJUL 30
Comments
The Movie Soundtracks of Our Lives

Georgia Tech’s SlothBoth in Atlanta Botanical Garden

You can see a robot that mimics a sloth at Atlanta Botanical Garden. In this episode of accessAtlanta, AJC reporter Bo Emerson speaks to Emily Coffey of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Georgia Tech’s Magnus Egerstedt about the origins of the SlothBoth and the mission of the project, which aims fight to save endangered species.

37 minJUL 23
Comments
Georgia Tech’s SlothBoth in Atlanta Botanical Garden
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