A Podcast putting towns on the map

Each week These Parts takes you on a trip to the far-flung corners of the United States, visiting the captivating—and sometimes curious —small towns that make this country great. From culture to cuisine and everything in between, you'll learn more than you knew you wanted to know about a new destination every episode.

Joining you on your journey are your two intrepid hosts, Elliot and Vince McNally. Brothers, lifelong travel companions, and the great-great-grandsons of legendary map-making mogul Rand McNally, they're on a cross-country crusade to write an almanac that will return their family name to cartographical glory: Towns in Country: The McNally Brothers' Comprehensive Guide to Small Town America. Along the way they're bringing you a podcast from the road—often joined by area locals ranging from courtesan to common-folk, they immerse themselves in the past and present of every town to teach you a thing or two about These Parts.


Your Tour Guides

     Elliot McNally    Elder McNally brother, history buff, and culinary connoisseur, Elliot brings the analytical eye of context to  These Parts . A fan, and student, of the art of classical acting, don't let Elliot's even-keeled nature fool you—his passion for exploring, adventure, and spinning a good yarn is unparalleled. His likes include geography, music, and draconianly strict vegan dieting. His dislikes include animal flesh, gambling, and former US President Harry S. Truman. Elliot's favorite segment is   Elliot's Eats   where he explores the local cuisine of each week's town in depth...or as far as his diet allows.   •••   Elliot Matson   Elliot Matson is an art director / copywriter / illustrator / animator currently living in Portland, OR. Although he misses Vince back in Minneapolis, he's enjoying what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Here's some other things he has to offer:   elliotmatson.com    @ekennethm

 

Elliot McNally

Elder McNally brother, history buff, and culinary connoisseur, Elliot brings the analytical eye of context to These Parts. A fan, and student, of the art of classical acting, don't let Elliot's even-keeled nature fool you—his passion for exploring, adventure, and spinning a good yarn is unparalleled. His likes include geography, music, and draconianly strict vegan dieting. His dislikes include animal flesh, gambling, and former US President Harry S. Truman. Elliot's favorite segment is Elliot's Eats where he explores the local cuisine of each week's town in depth...or as far as his diet allows.

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Elliot Matson

Elliot Matson is an art director / copywriter / illustrator / animator currently living in Portland, OR. Although he misses Vince back in Minneapolis, he's enjoying what the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Here's some other things he has to offer:

elliotmatson.com

@ekennethm

     Vince McNally    Younger McNally brother, amateur anthropologist, and self-proclaimed man-of-the-people, Vince is most interested in all the types of folks you meet in  These Parts . Equally likely to land at your dinner table or locked up in the local courthouse, Vince's gregarious attitude ensures he's always on the front lines of a town's goings-on. His likes include sight-seeing, etymology, and beautiful sun-kissed brunettes. His dislikes include vegetarianism, driving, and bad-boy beach-bound surf kings. Vince's favorite segment is   The Weekly Where's Vince   where he learns to live among the locals in a specific neighborhood of the town in question.   •••   Vince Koci   Vince Koci is a writer / drinker currently living and working in Minneapolis, MN. He misses Elliot since he moved to Portland, but not enough to brave the hipster malaise for a visit. Here's what else Vince is up to:   @vinceandrepeat    10khours.co

 

Vince McNally

Younger McNally brother, amateur anthropologist, and self-proclaimed man-of-the-people, Vince is most interested in all the types of folks you meet in These Parts. Equally likely to land at your dinner table or locked up in the local courthouse, Vince's gregarious attitude ensures he's always on the front lines of a town's goings-on. His likes include sight-seeing, etymology, and beautiful sun-kissed brunettes. His dislikes include vegetarianism, driving, and bad-boy beach-bound surf kings. Vince's favorite segment is The Weekly Where's Vince where he learns to live among the locals in a specific neighborhood of the town in question.

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Vince Koci

Vince Koci is a writer / drinker currently living and working in Minneapolis, MN. He misses Elliot since he moved to Portland, but not enough to brave the hipster malaise for a visit. Here's what else Vince is up to:

@vinceandrepeat

10khours.co


Rand McNally

An intrepid explorer, adventurer, writer, philanthropist and idol of his great-great grandsons Elliot and Vince. More than a map-making legend, Rand is also speculated to be a founding member of the Almanerican Society—a secret cabal of cartographers shrouded in mystery, but dedicated to providing geographical, anthropological and historical information about America. Some say they created MapQuest. Rand's legacy lives on through his many beloved and foundational texts, ranging from almanacs, to atlases, to maps, and even to cookbooks and courtship manuals.


Production

Vince and Elliot record remotely from Minneapolis, MN and Portland, OR, respectively, each week. Editing and music are done by Elliot, and social media is half-assed by both.


MAPP: THE MAP APP "THE APP THAT's A MAP!"

These Parts is proudly sponsored by Mapp: The Map App "The App that's a Map!" Front-runner in geolocation technology, Mapp helps our hosts get where they're going through the platform's state-of-the-art GPS capabilities and constant parade of new and exciting features, including an interface, pressable buttons, semi-visible screen and "terms and conditions."