Skip to main content
Gribblenation Roadcast

Gribblenation Roadcast

By Gribblenation
This is a podcast about roads, travel and personal experiences from the Gribblenation crew and friends of the blog.
http://www.gribblenation.org/.

Theme Music by NEITAS found on Pixabay
Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Just Passing Through #024: 2022 NFL Season Preview w/ Rob Adams (WGCH Radio)
A new NFL football season is right around the corner and so let's mark the occasion on this latest Roadcast episode! Dan's guest on the show is Rob Adams, sports director at WGCH radio in Greenwich, CT, and a part-time public address announcer for the High-A minor league Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team in Fishkill, NY. Rob and Dan sat down to break down the NFL landscape division by division, with some emphasis placed on our local New York teams, while throwing in some roads talk here & there along the way. We'll also give you our playoff picks and a few parting words on the baseball landscape as well as the Yankees and Mets both race toward the postseason tournament in October. If you like roads AND sports, this might be the episode for you!
01:10:23
September 01, 2022
2022 East Coast Road Trip
This past week Tom completed his largest East Coast Road trip in several years.  Said East Coast Road trip was centralized around the 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet and spanned as far west as Shenandoah National Park with an eastern terminus at Long Beach Island of New Jersey.  What roads did Tom see and what can readers of the Gribblenation blog series expect to see in coming months?  Listen in and find out on this episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast.  
27:39
August 29, 2022
Just Passing Through #023: Philadelphia Freedom!
A discussion and review of the 2022 National Road Meet held in Philadelphia, PA on August 20-21, 2022 (hosted by Gribblenation's Dan) is in order. If you attended this event, thank you so much for being a part of it! If you missed it, have a listen to find out what you missed:
01:01:57
August 27, 2022
Fresh Drives - Roads and Hiking
Gribblenation's Doug talks about combining two of his interests... roads and hiking. With emphasis on Upstate New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Doug talks about some old alignments, recreational paths along bridges and some great hiking trails that bring you to wonderful views of roads.
33:32
August 04, 2022
Just Passing Through #022: Another Weekend in Paradise
Another weekend of travels around The Keystone State - a favorite northeastern U.S. interstate drive, a new bridge on the Susquehanna, and some Philly Meet scouting. The annual Extra Miler Club meeting was this past weekend, which got Dan to thinking...
35:19
July 25, 2022
Fresh Drives - US 20 in Oregon
Gribblenation's Doug talks about US 20 in Oregon.
37:26
July 05, 2022
Just Passing Through #021 - Adventures in the Rocky Mountains
In Dan's latest roadcast offering, he reviews his late spring 2022 trip to Colorado, Utah, and the Mountain West region. New states and new major cities are the highlights of this ten-day trip, in addition to some incredible mountain drives and a few other things!
54:58
June 30, 2022
The Junction w/Adam Prince - Episode 5: Google Streetview & Other Items
Adam dives into two slightly controversial topics in the roadgeeking community - the use of Google Streetview for content materials and the Texas-based, Texas-sized convenience store, Buc-ee's.
34:01
June 20, 2022
Just Passing Through #019 - Travels around the Old Dominion
Dan's weekend trip to Virginia and the city of Lynchburg is the subject of this episode, which also includes discussion of the Lynchburg Road Meet,  the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park, and a trio of Maryland bridges near the Chesapeake Bay worth your attention and interest!
43:03
June 15, 2022
Fresh Drives - The Canadian Maritimes
Gribblenation's Doug talks about his travels to the Canadian Maritimes, mostly in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, but also on Prince Edward Island.
47:49
May 13, 2022
Just Passing Through #018 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Interstate 26
One of the more interesting and least talked-about major freeways across Appalachia, Interstate 26 features a scenic drive and some interesting historical happenings worth talking about. Dan is back to talk about his experiences driving this road over the years while also profiling the length of the interstate from the Coast to the Mountains.
44:33
April 19, 2022
Just Passing Through #020 - The Curious Case of Interstate 14
Interstate 14 is one of America's newest mainline interstate corridors, but it doesn't look like much when you check it out on a map. Tune in to this episode and Dan will help you learn more about the existing I-14 corridor, its history as a high-priority corridor, and what path it's intended to follow in the future.
28:37
March 22, 2022
When did people begin to refer to the Ridge Route as "The Grapevine?" (former US Route 99 and Interstate 5)
The segment of US Route 99 from Los Angeles north to Bakersfield was traditionally known in State Highway documents as the "Ridge Route."  Even as the Ridge Route was transitioning from curvy mountain grade to the facility now occupied by Interstate 5nthe name largely persisted in California Highways & Public Works documents.  During modern times the name "Ridge Route" has be usurped in popular lexicon in favor to the nickname known as "The Grapevine."  This Roadcast will attempt to decipher the origins of "The Grapevine" and how it came into popular use today. The topic of the emergence of the "The Grapevine" is also featured on the Gribblenation blog site: When did people begin to refer to the "Ridge Route" as "The Grapevine?" (former US Route 99 and Interstate 5) (gribblenation.org)
16:27
March 19, 2022
Terminal Island Freeway
The Terminal Island Freeway is a 3.1-mile freeway extending from Seaside Boulevard on Terminal Island north to Willow Street in the city of Long Beach.  The Terminal Island Freeway was constructed by the California Division of Highways at the behest of United States Navy for access to the numerous Naval facilities once present on Terminal Island.  The Terminal Island Freeway is carried by California State Route 47 north from Seaside Avenue to Henry Ford Avenue, California State Route 103 north to California State Route 1 at Pacific Coast Highway and under local maintenance north to Willow Street in Long Beach.  Despite being maintained locally north of California State Route 1 the Terminal Island Freeway is signed as California State Route 103 north to Willow Street. Want to know more about the Terminal Island Freeway?  If so, check out Gribblenation blog series entry below: The Terminal Island Freeway (California State Route 103 and California State Route 47) (gribblenation.org)
13:31
March 14, 2022
Fresh Drive - Let's Go Vermonting
On the latest episode of Fresh Drives on the Gribblenation Roadcast, Doug talks about some roads that you can experience Vermonting, but perhaps not the roads that first come to mind in the Green Mountain State.
19:55
March 05, 2022
Just Passing Through #017 - Deep In The Heart Of Texas
The Presidents Day holiday weekend gave Dan another opportunity to do a bit of traveling and explore a new part of the country previously unfamiliar to him and his "roadwaywiz" YouTube audience. In this episode, he recaps his adventures, thoughts, and travels in the Texas cities of Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, including a recap of the road/bridge networks in each location and some non-road landmarks you may find interesting in each city as well.
59:16
February 26, 2022
Fresh Drives - A Scavenger Hunt
Gribblenation's Doug talks about the road enthusiast hobby with the idea that there's an element of a scavenger hunt, whether we look for old signs, clinch counties or something completely different.
13:15
February 21, 2022
Fresh Drives - The Mohawk Trail of Western Massachusetts
Gribblenation's Doug talks about the famed Mohawk Trail of Western Massachusetts. Today's MA Route 2, the road had its beginnings as a footpath for Native Americans, colonial settlers and literary masters before becoming the scenic auto touring route we know and love today.
36:41
February 17, 2022
Just Passing Through #016 - The Roads of The 56th Big Game
The annual installment of America's biggest sporting event is upon us and in this episode Dan previews the matchup, the cities involved, and their respective road networks. All with the help of a couple "mystery guests"! It's a special Preview Show, geared toward road enthusiasts!
01:31:22
February 06, 2022
Just Passing Through #015 - Dan's Winter 2022 Trip Log, Part II
This is Part II of Dan's trip log, featuring the second half of his trip to Georgia and the southeast U.S. in January 2022. In this episode, Dan chronicles and summarizes his daily activities for Days 9-17, January 22-30 from metro Atlanta, to Appalachia, to Music City USA, and many places in between. While Part I is not exactly "prerequisite" material, it's encouraged that you listen to the Part I episode first before diving into this one. I wouldn't want you to miss any references to places from the previous episode, nor would I want you to not know anything about how the trip has progressed thus far...
01:13:46
February 03, 2022
Fresh Drives - Taconic State Parkway
Gribblenation's Doug talks about his favorite parkway in New York State, the historic and scenic Taconic State Parkway through the prestigious Hudson Valley region. Learn more about this scenic road and why it was FDR's "baby" as far as the world of roads is concerned.
23:48
January 30, 2022
Fresh Drives - On Long Island
Gribblenation's Doug waxes poetic about the New York Islanders of yore, and also talks a long bit about some interesting roads on Long Island.
33:07
January 25, 2022
Fury Roads #001: Where the hell was the pre-1935 western terminus of US Route 66
Recently we updated an existing blog on the Arroyo Seco Parkway and the pre-1935 western terminus of US Route 66.  Said blog was updated due to there being substantial information about the early terminus history of US Route 66 around Los Angeles being uncovered in the AASHTO Database.  Did you know US Route 66 more or less was intended to end in San Fernando and not Los Angeles?  What about US Route 66 once ending via Fletcher Drive at US Route 99/San Fernando Road?  The discovery of the AASHTO Database has led many of us to revisit what we thought about the history of several US Routes, including US Route 66.  If you have a free 20 minutes, then listen in as Tom tries to resolve/understand the pre-1935 western terminus points of US Route 66 in the Los Angeles Area. The Arroyo Seco Parkway and early US Route 66 terminus points blog reference above can be read at the link below: The Arroyo Seco Parkway and early terminus points of US Route 66 in Los Angeles (gribblenation.org)
19:54
January 25, 2022
Just Passing Through #014 - Dan's Winter 2022 Trip Log, Part I
This is Part I of Dan's trip log, featuring the first several days of his trip to Georgia and the southeast U.S. in January 2022. In this episode, Dan chronicles and summarizes his daily activities for Days 1-9, January 14-22 from metro Atlanta, to the Atlantic & Gulf Coasts, to Music City USA, and many places in between.
01:02:32
January 22, 2022
Fresh Drives - Rockin' the Catskills
Gribblenation's Doug talks about some great driving roads and bridges to check out in the Catskills of Upstate New York, along with a bit of the history and mountain attractions of the area.
35:36
January 21, 2022
Fresh Drives - Maryland's Covered Bridges
Gribblenation's Doug talks about the six remaining historic covered bridges in Maryland. With stories pertaining to fire, Civil War campaigns, devastating floods and more, these covered bridges really do have a story to tell.
43:46
January 13, 2022
Fresh Drives - When Life Gives You Lemons...
Gribblenation's Doug discusses his recent trips during the Christmas and New Year's weekends to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maryland, with mentions of New York, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia as well. Some related links to check out: http://www.ctmq.org/ http://www.mdroads.com/ http://www.pabucketlist.com/
01:05:04
January 09, 2022
Just Passing Through #013 - Dan's New Year's Rockin' Roadcast!
In his first Roadcast episode of 2022, Dan recaps the New Year's travel weekend, including the drive to/from New York & Maryland, some road meet-related scouting for a future gathering in August, and a summary of the New Year's Doubleheader of live programming that was the primary focus of the weekend as a whole (while also taking a swipe at the state of the road enthusiasts community as he sees it today). It's a mixed bag of entertainment, excitement, and thoughtfulness for you to start the New Year with!
40:26
January 07, 2022
The Junction w/Adam Prince - Episode 4: Piecing Puzzles Together
Episode 4 of the Junction focuses on two recent articles by Adam Prince, Interstate 79 in West Virginia and The Twin Rivers Scenic Road in Pennsylvania.  I also discuss how I piece together these puzzles, how they gain my interest, what I use as resources (and wish to improve on), and a preview of other features I am working on.
54:32
January 03, 2022
The Junction w/Adam Prince Episode 3 - Wyoming
After a nine-month hiatus, Adam is back to discuss his recent road trip to Wyoming.  But also how this trip reminded him of the importance of our National Parks and telling your own story.  
01:00:30
December 29, 2021
Fresh Drives - Doug's 2021 Year in Review
On the latest Fresh Drives episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast, Doug talks about his 2021 year in review. Find out more about some of the trips Doug took, some of his favorite blog articles, podcast stats and more.
38:29
December 28, 2021
Just Passing Through #012 - Dan's 2021 Year in Review, Part II
In this episode, Dan closes out the year 2021 with a recap of his busy year. Included here are summaries and discussions on his memorable road trips, professional undertakings, and maybe a couple other significant developments during this time. This episode focuses on summaries of road trips and other developments in the months of July thru the end of December.
01:04:06
December 26, 2021
Fresh Drives - That Syracuse Episode
Gribblenation's Doug talks about the highways and road oddities of the Syracuse, New York area on the latest Fresh Drives episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast.
34:26
December 24, 2021
Gribblenation US Route 99 Page and the awesome child routes of US Route 99
Gribblenation recently launched a US Route 99 page given it has been one of the most frequent US Routes to appear in our blog series.  US Route 99 was one of the original US Routes created in 1926 alongside the US Route System.  At it's peak US Route 99 was approximately 1,600 miles spanning from Mexican Broder in Calexico, California north to the Canadian Border at Blaine, Washington.  US Route 99 has a legacy which is approached by few other American highways which has developed a strong following in the road community.  This page is meant to serve as compellation of all Gribblenation blogs and media pertaining to the US Route 99 family of highways: Gribblenation US Route 99 Page This Roadcast is intended to serve as an intro the US Route 99 page but is also an excuse to talk about it's awesome child routes; US Route 199, US Route 299 and US Route 399.  Find out what made US Route 199, US Route 299 and US Route 399 by listening in or reading our blog entries below: US Route 199; the Redwood Highway (gribblenation.org) US Route 299 and modern California State Route 299 (gribblenation.org) California State Route 33 and legacy of US Route 399 on the Maricopa-Ventura Highway (gribblenation.org)
16:19
December 23, 2021
It's a Festivus Miracle! (Tom's 2021 Year Recap)
Hope you have gotten your metal pole out of the crawl space and prepared for the Feats of Strength because Festivus is here again!  Before you prepare for the Airing of the Grievances why not give a listen to the Gribblenation Roadcast and find out what Tom has been up to for 2021?   There certainly was lots of older US Route segments explored, some National Parks, stuff along California State Route 1 you likely haven't heard of, O'ahu and lots more!
35:04
December 23, 2021
Just Passing Through #011 - Dan's 2021 Year in Review, Part I
In this episode, Dan closes out the year 2021 with a recap of his busy year. Included here are summaries and discussions on his memorable road trips, professional undertakings, and maybe a couple other significant developments during this time. This episode focuses on summaries of road trips and other developments in the months of January thru the end of June.
01:00:12
December 22, 2021
Just Passing Through #010 - A Discussion on the Interstates and other Highways of Oahu, Hawaii (with Gribblenation's "Challenger Tom")
Dan's back from his podcasting hiatus (YAY) to bring you this special episode, featuring an all-encompassing discussion on the Hawaiian Interstate Highway System, other major highways on the island of Oahu, and a few other interesting Hawaii-themed tidbits with Gribblenation's "Challenger Tom". Hawaii is a part of the United States that is often talked about but rarely visited within the road enthusiasts community; we hope to shed some new light for our listeners on this fascinating corner of our country in this latest podcast offering.
01:14:43
December 14, 2021
Fresh Drives - Doug Drives Cross Country in October 2021.
Doug talks about his cross country drive he took in October 2021. Highlights include I-70 and US 50.
41:14
October 25, 2021
Fresh Drives - Fall Foliage Drives
Doug talks about some of his picks and stories for fall foliage drives throughout the United States and Canada.
35:54
October 06, 2021
Tom's Summer Recap
Piggybacking off of Doug's recap of his summer road trips in this episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast Tom discusses what he did during the summer.  How many old US Route segments did Tom drive and which were his favorites?  How old is Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park?  What is the ION Highway and why was Nevada so pushy getting US Route 95?  Is Boise an interesting place to visit?  What is up with all the US Route gaps in Yellowstone National Park?  Listen in for answers to all and more! 
26:36
October 01, 2021
Fresh Drives - What I Did During My Summer Vacation (Part II)
In the second episode of a two part series, Doug summarizes what he did travel-wise during this past summer. For the second episode, the focus is  on New England, Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. There is also a preview of what's coming down the pike for travel and content.
52:18
September 29, 2021
Fresh Drives - What I Did During My Summer Vacation (Part I)
In the first episode of a two part series, Doug summarizes what he did travel-wise during this past summer. For the first episode, the focus is on California, Oregon and Washington State.
44:25
September 29, 2021
Former California State Route 1 over Old Pedro Mountain and Montara Mountain
Prior to November 1937 California State Route 1 was carried over Montara Mountain via Old Pedro Mountain Road by way of the 922 foot high Saddle Pass.  Old Pedro Mountain Road itself was opened by San Mateo County as Coastline Highway in 1915 as a replacement for the Half Moon Bay-Colma.  Old Pedro Mountain Road was one of first asphalted highways in California but despite it being a major improvement over the Half Moon Bay-Colma Road it quickly grew functionally obsolete.  Old Pedro Mountain Road was added to the State Highway System during 1933 when Legislative Route Number 56 was extended from Cambria via the coastline to Fernbridge.  Old Pedro Mountain Road was later announced as part of California State Route 1 during August of 1934.  Old Pedro Mountain Road was replaced by Devils Slide during November 1937 which hugged the coastal bluffs on western Montara Mountain.  Devils Slide featured a 4.7 mile shorter alignment, carried 1,174 feet less in elevation variance, and featured 13,821 feet less turning radius compared to Old Pedro Mountain Road.  Old Pedro Mountain Road would in time erode over the decades but remains surprisingly well preserved as part of a multi-use trail in Montara State Beach connecting Montara north to Pacifica. Looking for something different or obscure to see on California State Route 1?  Old Pedro Mountain certainly meets both those criteria and isn't something you won't see posted typically on popular social media.  We also have Gribblenation blog feature on Old Pedro Mountain Road which can be found below: https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/07/former-california-state-route-1-over.html
10:46
July 28, 2021
Abandoned US Route 466 in Rocky Canyon
US Route 466 is in my opinion one of the most underrated US Routes to exist historically given it has been grossly overshadowed by it's parent route.  US Route 466 also has one of the oddest alignments ever to exist in the US Route System via the rugged dirt grades of Rocky Canyon of San Luis Obispo County, California.  The alignment of US Route 466 existed via the unsurfaced route via Rocky Canyon for a quarter century amid the early boom of freeway development in California.  Like abandoned roadways, obscure places and general road related oddities?  If so, former US Route 466 via Rocky Canyon and the Rocky Canyon Trail has you covered! To find out more about the alignment of US Route 466 in San Luis Obispo County check the Gribblenation blog series: Legacy of US Route 466 Part 3; Morro Bay to Shandon via Rocky Canyon (gribblenation.org)
12:41
May 26, 2021
Mojave Desert Road Stuff
On this episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast Tom discusses an assorted list of Mojave Desert Road related topics recently seen in the Gribblenation Blog Series.  Which highway was almost built using Hydrogen Bombs?  Where did US Route 91 originally terminate in the Mojave Desert and how did it get there?  Where was the Arrowhead Trail through Valley of State Park and who was Charles Bigelow?  What is up with Zzyzx Road and why does it matter more historically than it might first appear?  To find out these answers and more spend your next 25 minutes listening on the Gribblenation Roadcast.   
25:44
April 17, 2021
Just Passing Through #009: Road Trip Report - April 10-12, 2021
Dan's back for another thrilling, exciting episode to tell you all about his three-day weekend roadtripping adventure - his first major trip since September 2020 and his first trip of any kind to the Carolinas in six years. All sorts of twists and oddities were encountered, including cancelled flights, lost batteries, and naptime on a terminal floor. And that was just the first day!
40:37
April 13, 2021
Just Passing Through #008: Where Road History meets Women's History
With March being Women's History Month, this week's episode provides an opportunity to examine some of the roads and bridges across America named in honor of women, as well as the role of women in the engineering community past & present. Dan is back to tell you all about everything you need to know on those topics (and just a little bit more), plus a recap of his recent travels, current events, and potential future travels.
25:31
March 26, 2021
Fresh Drives # 008 - Ireland Roads
On the latest episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast, Doug talks a little bit about the roads of Ireland. A general summary of the Irish road network, motorways, tunnels and a few of Ireland's scenic drives are discussed during the episode.
19:38
March 16, 2021
Fresh Drives # 007 - New Hampshire - Live Free and Drive
Doug from the Gribblenation Roadcast gives an overview on some roads and bridges to check out around the State of New Hampshire.
39:51
March 08, 2021
The Redwood Highway corridor on the South Fork Eel River (US Route 101, Avenue of the Giants, CA 271 and more)
The corridor of the Redwood Highway on the South Fork Eel River is an incredibly scenic stretch of highway which is carried by modern US Route 101, Avenue of the Giants and California State Route 271.  What tends to get overlooked about the Redwood Highway on the South Fork Eel River is how significant it was allowing automobiles to reach the North Coast of California.  Today in the Gribblenation Roadcast Tom discusses how the Redwood Highway on the South Fork Eel River bypassed the hellish Rattlesnake Grade and opened up the North Coast of California to the automobile.
13:05
March 07, 2021
The Junction w/Adam Prince - Episode 2 - Influences
After a two month hiatus, Adam is back with The Junction to talk about who influenced him in the hobby.
30:55
March 02, 2021
Just Passing Through #007 - Where Road History meets Black History
With February being Black History Month, this week's episode provides an opportunity to examine the impacts that road/highway projects have had on urban African-American populations across America and how these decisions continue to impact these communities today. Dan is joined this week by Laura Bianca-Pruett, a planner for a local municipality in the state of Maryland, who shares many of her experiences and insights into this and other topics, including diversity and the apparent lack thereof within the road enthusiast community at large.
01:02:38
February 28, 2021
Fresh Drives #006 - A Winter Drive Around Northern Delaware and South Jersey
On the latest episode of Fresh Drives, Doug from the Gribblenation Roadcast talks about his driving trip around northern Delaware and southern New Jersey (South Jersey), along with a smidgen of the northeastern corner of Maryland as well as a bit of southeastern Pennsylvania. Doug discusses his trip report, what he noticed along the way, some of the routes he clinched, covered bridges he saw, some miscellaneous facts and other observations he made along the way.
51:20
February 23, 2021
Just Passing Through #006 - Building and Restoring Delaware's Urban I-95 Freeway
A major reconstruction project is getting underway along Interstate 95 in Wilmington, DE and Dan's back to tell you everything you need to know about the project, plus the history of I-95 through northeastern Delaware as a whole.
40:10
February 19, 2021
Totally Ripping Off Dan - Tom Fearer's Garage
Dan just purchased a 2020 Subaru Impreza and did his own Roadcast episode on the car's that have been part of his fleet over the years.  It just so happened that I also am the owner of a 2020 Subaru Impreza but more so I also happen to be someone who really loves cars.  If you interested in what the western segment of Gribblenation has driven over the years listen in and find out! 
30:37
February 18, 2021
Highway Sign Collecting
Do you like collecting old highway signage?  Tom does and actually has a pretty extensive collection posted at his house.  Give a listen and hear what some of Tom's favorite highway signs he's collected over the years.   As noted in the Roadcast below are links to Tom's highway sign collection on Flickr. US Routes https://flic.kr/s/aHskRvxggv Interstates https://flic.kr/s/aHskRnTYPE California https://flic.kr/s/aHskWkdbfj Arizona https://flic.kr/s/aHskTSUZmW Michigan https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/j4ih49 Connecticut https://www.flickr.com/gp/151828809@N08/D585k1 Nevada https://flic.kr/s/aHskWtXNTe
19:07
February 15, 2021
Fresh Drives #005 - Romantic Roads
On this special Valentine's Day episode of Fresh Drives on the Gribblenation Roadcast, Doug talks about romantic drives you can take with your other half. Roads around the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia are mentioned, with a little special mention of some drives around the Finger Lakes of New York State.
34:00
February 14, 2021
Just Passing Through #005 - Dan Murphy's Garage
Dan bought a new car this past week and can't wait to tell you all about it! Also on the show, a history of the personal vehicles Dan has owned/rented over the years while producing the footage seen on the 'roadwaywiz' YouTube channel since 2010.
37:10
February 12, 2021
Fresh Drives #004 - Massachusetts Exit Renumbering
Doug Kerr from the Gribblenation Roadcast spends a little time talking about a general overview of the exit renumbering project that is currently ongoing in Massachusetts.
17:05
February 11, 2021
California State Route 152; the Pacheco Pass Highway
California State Route 152 gets a lot of attention in the road community due to it having a unique expressway segment at the San Luis Reservoir leading west to Pacheco Pass.  In this episode of the Gribblenation Roadcast Tom discusses the history of the California State Route 152, the Pacheco Pass Highway and even who Andrew Firebaugh was (he only recently had something to do with the Buffalo Bills).    More regarding California State Route 152 can be found on the Gribblenation blog site: https://www.gribblenation.org/2017/10/california-state-route-152.html
10:48
February 06, 2021
Just Passing Through #004 - The Roads of The 55th Big Game
The annual installment of America's biggest sporting event is upon us and in this episode Dan previews the matchup, the cities involved, and their respective road networks. All with the help of a couple "mystery guests"! It's a special Preview Show, geared toward road enthusiasts!
01:02:27
February 05, 2021
Gribblenation Roadcast - January 2021 in Review
Doug Kerr from Gribblenation.org goes over the various highlights of the blog and podcast updates from Gribblenation members during the month of January 2021.
16:38
February 03, 2021
Just Passing Through #003 - The 46th President and a First State Introduction
America's 46th President spent the vast majority of his political career representing Delaware, a state often overlooked in the road enthusiast community... until now! On this program, Dan profiles a trio of Delaware transportation landmarks, including a Train Station, a Service Plaza, and an easily-shunpikeable (Is that a word?) Turnpike.
28:06
January 29, 2021
Early California State Route 24 through the 1903 Kennedy Tunnel
Ever been driving into Oakland on California State Route 24 and wondered what came before the Caldecott Tunnel?  Wonder no more!...in this episode Tom discusses the early history of roads over the Berkeley Hills and the 1903 Kennedy Tunnel.  More regarding the Kennedy Tunnel can be found on the Gribblenation blog site below: https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/01/former-california-state-route-24.html
10:23
January 29, 2021
Fresh Drives #003 - Oregon? Absolutely!
Doug from Gribblenation talks a little bit about roads and travel in Oregon. He also delves a little bit into what's to come for Gribblenation as far as Oregon is concerned.
17:02
January 24, 2021
Just Passing Through #002 - Thoughts of a Night Shift Engineer/Road Enthusiast
Dan has moved to night shift on his project and can't wait to tell you about it! (And some other spontaneous thoughts of his as well...)
21:34
January 22, 2021
US Route 99 in Turlock and the Turlock Overhead
Former US Route 99 in Turlock has an interesting history as it always kind of dragged behind the development of the rest of the highway in San Joaquin Valley.  The most notable structure on what was US Route 99 in Turlock was certainly the Turlock Overhead.  What is the Turlock Overhead and where was US Route 99 historically in Turlock?  Listen in to find out or check out of blog series below: https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/01/former-us-route-99-in-city-of-turlock.html
06:29
January 21, 2021
Former US Route 99 in Chowchilla, Merced, and Atwater
US Route 99 is one of our most frequently covered highways given it's close proximity to me (Tom) in the Central Valley of California.  In this Gribblenation Roadcast we briefly examine the history of US Route 99 in the cites of; Chowchilla, Merced, and Atwater.  If you're inclined for a more detailed analysis the Gribblenation blog page features detail break downs of US Route 99 in Chowchilla, Merced, and Atwater: Chowchilla Area https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/01/former-us-route-99-in-chowchilla-area.html Merced  https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/01/former-us-route-99-on-16th-street-in.html Atwater https://www.gribblenation.org/2021/01/former-us-route-99-on-atwater-boulevard.html
10:05
January 20, 2021
California State Route 1; the Shoreline Highway and Lost Coast
Most people who have driven California State Route 1 likely know it from the Big Sur region and probably have never come close to finishing the entire route.  North of the San Francisco Bay area California State Route 1 functions as a coastal loop from US Route 101 via the 210 mile Shoreline Highway.  California State Route 1 as originally conceived was far more ambitious and was originally planned end near Fortuna which would have required traversing the Lost Coast.  Never heard of California's Lost Coast?...give a listen here to find out where it is and why California State Route 1 was never completed as intended.   More on the unfinished portion of California State Route 1 through the Lost Coast region can be found on the Gribblenation blog site: https://www.gribblenation.org/2020/05/paper-highways-california-state-route-1.html
09:10
January 20, 2021
Gribblenation 20th Anniversary Podcast
Adam and Doug from Gribblenation talk about the past 20 years of Gribblenation, from the origins of the website, various spinoffs of the website and memories of running Gribblenation since January 17, 2001 to the Gribblenation that we have today in 2021.
01:05:53
January 17, 2021
Just Passing Through #001 - Dan's Intro, Bio, and Other Things
Dan Murphy from Gribblenation welcomes you to his new "Just Passing Through" arm of the Gribblenation Roadcast Experience! On the program is Dan's Bio Section & Mission Statement for his upcoming blog/podcast posts, plus a look back at the year 2020 and how the COVID pandemic influenced everything from professional dealings to weekend road trips.
31:15
January 16, 2021
Fresh Drives #002 - Connecticut, Land of Steady Habits
Doug Kerr from Gribblenation talks about roads in the State of Connecticut and his history with road enthusiasm in the Nutmeg State. It'll be full of surprises.
19:24
January 14, 2021
Fresh Drives #001 - Let's Talk New York: Volume 1
Doug Kerr from Gribblenation talks about roads in New York State, namely the roads that invoke the most nostalgia, the most desolate roads in the state, some underrated county routes as well as some of his favorite drives in the Empire State.
27:18
January 05, 2021
The Junction - January 2, 2020 - 2020 Year End Review
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Adam Prince introduces "The Junction" series for the Gribblenation Roadcast and also his 2020 year-end review.
22:45
January 02, 2021
2020 Year in Review / 2021 Look Ahead
2020 Year in Review / 2021 Look Ahead with Gribblenation's Doug.
10:39
December 31, 2020