Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary
The Historic Savannah Theatre | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S2E3

The Historic Savannah Theatre | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S2E3

November 23, 2021

The Savannah Theatre, overlooking Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia, is America's oldest continuously-operating theatre on its original site. For over 200 years, the Savannah Theatre has been arguably one of Savannah's most iconic live entertainment venues, with past performers including Oscar Wilde and W.C. Fields as well as American Idol winners and Broadway stars. Built in 1818, the Savannah Theatre has survived several fires, economic depression and other challenges. In this episode, we learn from Matt and Michelle Meece, a husband and wife duo who purchased the theatre with their business partners nearly two decades ago, about their experiences renovating the theatre with their own hands and using their talent to bring exciting live performances back to the historic stage. Thanks to their vision and hard work, today the Savannah Theatre hosts a dynamic year-round repertoire of variety shows, touring groups, comedic acts and full-length musicals. The unmistakable Savannah Theatre marquee is a signature of Savannah's skyline, and the live performances continue to attract talent and audiences from around the world.  

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Produced by Tyler Edic & hosted by Shannon Lowery

”Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” with author John Berendt | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S2E2

”Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil” with author John Berendt | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S2E2

October 20, 2021

Antiques, murder, enchantment and seduction. In this exclusive interview, we sit down with notable best-selling author John Berendt and exchange views on his acclaimed non-fiction novel, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". It’s a controversial and mysterious read about Savannah socialite, preservationist and antique dealer Jim Williams. Williams was convicted of shooting his lover, Danny Hansford, in the famed Mercer Williams House, now one of Savannah’s most renowned museums. We address the once taboo topics portrayed in the novel as well as the inspiration behind his writing and eccentric characters. Prepare for a deep dive into the story that called attention to one of the most prominent cities in the South.

Learn more about Savannah: VisitSavannah.com

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and produced by Tyler Edic

The Graveface Museum | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S2E1

The Graveface Museum | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S2E1

August 23, 2021

In this episode, we sit down with local entrepreneur and collector of the rare and peculiar, Ryan Graveface. We recorded this interview onsite at his museum experience, the Graveface Museum, located on Factor’s Walk in downtown Savannah. This extraordinary museum features rotating collections of macabre curiosities, and is also a record store, oddity shop and pinball arcade. We discuss everything from true crime to UFOs to the unexplainable occurrences that happen at the museum daily. Not only is Ryan one of the nation’s largest private curators of the dark and uncommon, he’s also an accomplished musician and composer! All of the music featured in today’s episode is original work form his company, Terror Vision Records & Video. You can also visit the flagship Graveface location in the Starland District in Savannah. Beware: this episode may cause chills, discomfort and a general sense of mystery.

Learn more about the Graveface Museum here.

Learn more about Savannah: VisitSavannah.com

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and produced by Tyler Edic.

Southernisms | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E10

Southernisms | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E10

July 30, 2021

Known for incredible coastal weather, unparalleled hospitality, and locals with sweet Southern drawls, Savannah, Georgia, is a mecca for Southern culture, cuisine and language. In this episode, we sit down with Savannah locals and fellow Visit Savannah team members Erica Backus and Ansley Connor to talk about what makes the South, and specifically Savannah, different from anywhere else on Earth! We cover everything from Southern sayings to Southern cooking, including important influences from the Gullah-Geechee people and early European settlers. Grab a coke and some boiled peanuts and enjoy!

Learn more: VisitSavannah.com

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and produced by Tyler Edic.

Love Letters to Savannah | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E9

Love Letters to Savannah | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E9

June 23, 2021

In this special episode, we read love letters to Savannah written by our social media audiences. Savannah's ability to touch people's lives is expressed through the stories in this heartfelt episode. Thank you to our followers and listeners for sharing how they have fallen in love with and/or in Savannah. Click here for more Savannah love stories and submit your own Savannah love letter to us at: Content@VisitSavannah.com

Plan your next trip at https://www.visitsavannah.com.

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and Produced by Tyler Edic.

The Olde Pink House | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E8

The Olde Pink House | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E8

May 3, 2021

The Olde Pink House has a reputation as being one of Savannah's most impressive dining experiences. The remarkable historic home was built in 1771 for the Habersham family and later served as a bank and tea room. It was restored to its former glory in 1992 and has been serving some of Savannah's most iconic dishes for almost three decades. In this episode, we sit down with head chef Vincent Burns and general manager Craig Jeffress to talk about the Pink House legacy and answer the age-old question: Why is the Pink House pink? 

Learn more about the Pink House: https://www.theoldepinkhouserestaurant.com/ 

Plan your next trip: https://www.visitsavannah.com/

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and produced by Tyler Edic.

 

Prohibition in Savannah | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E7

Prohibition in Savannah | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E7

April 12, 2021

"What would you like to drink?" It's the first-asked question in Savannah, a city that likes to imbibe. Between our open container policy, plethora of pubs and watering holes, and amazing weather just daring you to have a cold drink on a sunny day, it's no surprise that Prohibition compliance wasn't exactly Savannah's forte. Today, Savannah is home to the American Prohibition Museum, the only museum in the country entirely dedicated to the story of the 21st Amendment. In this episode, we sit down with Travis Spangenburg, the museum's creative and production manager, to chat about the history of Prohibition in Savannah.

To learn more about the American Prohibition Museum in Savannah, visit https://www.americanprohibitionmuseum.com.  

Plan your next trip at https://www.visitsavannah.com.

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and Produced by Tyler Edic.

Gullah Geechee Heritage | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E6

Gullah Geechee Heritage | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E6

November 24, 2020

Savannah's Gullah Geechee roots date back as early as the 1700s when enslaved West Africans were brought to Coastal Georgia. Today, Gullah Geechee communities like Pin Point continue to practice many cultural traditions of their ancestors. Experience Savannah's rich Gullah Geechee heritage with Gail Smith, historical interpreter and Pin Point native, during this on-site interview at the Pin Point Heritage Museum, where visitors can learn more about this important pillar of Savannah's African American history.

To learn more about Pin Point and the Coastal Heritage Society, visit https://chsgeorgia.org/PHM.

Plan your next trip at https://www.visitsavannah.com.

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and Produced by Tyler Edic.

Beach Ecology | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E5

Beach Ecology | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E5

October 22, 2020

Tybee Island, known as Savannah’s beach, is home to a rich ecosystem flourishing with tidal marshes, marine life, migratory birds and more. Dr. Joe Richardson of Tybee Beach Ecology Tours shares why the Coastal Georgia habitat is so extraordinary and how you can enjoy it to the fullest during your next trip to Savannah!

Plan your next trip at https://www.visitsavannah.com.

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and Produced by Tyler Edic.

Queer Culture | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E4

Queer Culture | Savannah, Georgia: Anything But Ordinary S1E4

September 22, 2020

Savannah, Georgia, is a city that truly welcomes all. In this episode, we discuss LGBTQIA+ culture and history in Savannah as well as the annual Savannah Pride Festival with Dusty Church, board chair of Savannah's First City Pride Center. Take a listen to learn more about the evolution of queer culture in Savannah, Georgia!

Plan your next trip at https://www.visitsavannah.com.

Hosted by Shannon Lowery and Produced by Tyler Edic.

 

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