Hot Springs This Week

Hot Springs This Week

By Neal Gladner
About Hot Springs, Arkansas - things to do in the Spa City, and the interesting people that make Hot Springs a top tourist destination.
Check us out on Twitter @hsthisweek.
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Episode 6 - Magic with Maxwell Blade
This week, we visit with the man who makes magic and brings a smile during his show. Maxwell Blade has been performing magic in Hot Springs for many years, and recently completed the renovation of the historic Malco Theater. He talks about the difference between a "trick" and an "Illusion", how he develops his routine, and even how magicians share talents and/or copyright certain illusions. We taped our conversation at the theater. Plus, our weekly look at coming events you can enjoy in Hot Springs. #MaxwellBlade #Magic #Tourism #HotSprings #VisitHotSprings #KZNG #Malco #Entergy #LakeHamilton
26:33
July 15, 2019
Episode 5 - Baseball Spring Training in Hot Springs - a Rich History
Baseball spring training actually started in Hot Springs. That led to a rich baseball history in the Spa City. In this episode, Baseball Historian Mike Dugan tells us the healing waters brought the players here, and shares his years of research in a wonderful story about players like Babe Ruth and Cy Young who enjoyed the time they spent here. And as Mike tells us, the players enjoyed more than just baseball and the healing waters while they were here. Plus, we'll run down the things you can do while visiting Hot Springs over the next few weeks. #baseball #springtraining #tourism #hotsprings #visithotsprings #baberuth #cyyoung #mikedugan
32:22
July 8, 2019
Episode 4 - Guest: Anthony Valinoti of Deluca's, called Arkansas' best Pizza,
In this episode, we visit with Anthony Valinoti, who left his Wall Street career and traveled to Italy to learn how to make pizza. Anthony told us his aim was to recreate the flavors he remembered growing up in New York. As you'll here, in an unlikely turn of events, he settled in Hot Springs where he opened Deluca's. Foodies have called it the best pizza in Arkansas. But he points out, it wasn't without setbacks in the early days. Plus, a look at head to July 4th activities, which includes three nights of fireworks in Hot Springs. #pizza #Deluca's #AnthonyValinoti #visithotsprings #hotsprings #fireworks
38:56
July 1, 2019
Episode 3 - Hot Springs is home to the only brewery in a National Park in America.
Rose Schweikhart operates the first and only brewery in a National Park. In this episode, we hear the story of the Superior Bath House Brewery, plus a look at things to do in Hot Springs, AR over the next few weeks, including 4th of July events. When Rose moved to Hot Springs and wanted to start a brewery using the natural Hot Springs water, she learned the only way to use the way was to actually brew in the National Park. So what was a historic yet vacant bath house became a restaurant and brewery, and it has exceeded expectations. #Hot Springs #craftbeer #beer #SuperiorBathHouseBrewery #Tourism #Fireworks #VisitHotSprings #NealGladner #HotSpringsThisWeek
40:44
June 24, 2019
Episode 2 - McClard's BBQ has been serving up ribs and other favorites for 91 years. Our visit with Scott McClard plus things to do, and Ouachita River levels for floating looking forward.
The history behind the iconic McClards BBQ with owner Scott McClard. The restaurant is going strong after 91 years, and you'll be surprised to hear how it all started. (Hint: someone couldn't pay their bill.) Plus, things to do starting the Wk of 6/17, and a quick look at lake information and projected flows to float the Ouachita River.  #HotSprings #McClards #BBQ #Tourism #LakeHamilton #EntergyHydro #visitHotSprings
43:07
June 17, 2019
Introducing the Pod Cast
In this episode, we explore the things to do in Hot Springs, AR for the week of June 10th, and a few items beyond. This is the "get our feet wet" episode, to get it posted. Future episodes will also include interviews and information about the lakes around Hot Springs.1
04:46
June 10, 2019
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