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Listen to the California Now Podcast

Listen to the California Now Podcast
Dream about your next adventure with suggestions from top Golden State experts

The California Now Podcast explores the people, places, and experiences that help make the Golden State such a fascinating travel destination. Even if California travel is limited at this moment, it doesn’t mean you have to stop learning about the intriguing destinations you’ll visit next. 

Podcast host Soterios Johnson, formerly the local host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on radio station WNYC, moved from New York City to Davis in 2016. In each podcast episode he interviews a variety of insiders—travel experts, chefs, local guides, and many others—as he continues to build out his personal to- do list in the Golden State.

Recent shows have featured segments on the Golden State’s connection to the ocean, celebrity-favorite L.A. hotels, road trip–friendly restaurants, and the best places to hike with your kids. With more than three dozen episodes available, you’ll find the information and inspiration you need to plan every adventure imaginable. Want to take a fascinating road trip? Find the hidden gems of Sonoma County? Taste your way along the California Cheese Trail? You’ll find all of that and more, wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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