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The Maine Show

The Maine Show Podcast was launched in August 2015. The goal of the show is to share the stories behind the people, events, and ideas driving the state of Maine forward. For hundreds of years Mainers have come together around campfires, fishing holes, wood stoves, and kitchen tables to tell stories. At its purest form, that is what The Maine Show is all about. New episodes are launched each Tuesday morning at 7:00 am EST.
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Jun 28, 2016
Episode 043 - How to Climb Mt. Katahdin

In this episode, Ben sits down with friends Bob Williams, Jason Bird, and Tom Lasko to talk about how to climb Maine's tallest mountain.  This is a pure amateur's perspective on hiking Mt. Katahdin: how much water should you bring, what's the bathroom situation, what are the best trails to use, etc.  Even if you have no desire to climb Mt. Katahdin this is a lively conversation about one of Maine's proudest spots that should interest people of differing skill sets and interest levels. 

Find all past episodes of The Maine Show at www.maineshowpodcast.com and connect with host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.  

Jun 21, 2016
Episode 042 - Video game designer Chuck Carter

Chuck Carter, Owner of Eagre Games Inc., talks about his design work on Myst, doing work for NASA, and about his latest project: Zed.  He also talks about growing the video game industry in Maine and what is needed to keep young people here and to help companies like his be successful.  

Find Chuck and Eagre Games on Twitter and Facebook and on the web at www.eagregames.com.  

Find host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague and connect about story ideas and to offer feedback.  

Jun 14, 2016
Episode 041 - Jamie McDonough on completing an Ironman, Explore Bangor

In this episode, Jamie McDonough tells the story of completing an Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run), moving with her family to Maine, and opening Explore Bangor, a shop that specializes in bike, kayak, and paddle board tours in the greater Bangor area.

Find Explore Bangor on Facebook and Instagram and at www.explorebangor.com.  For past and future episodes of the Maine Show visit www.maineshowpodcast.com and follow host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.  

Jun 9, 2016
Bonus Episode: Talking Bangor with Prof. Rob Glover & Christopher Burns

In this Bonus Episode of the Maine Show Podcast, Christopher Burns and Professor Robert Glover sit down with host Ben Sprague to talk about the characteristics that make a city successful and whether Bangor fits the bill.  

This podcast is based on an Atlantic Monthly piece by James Fallows and an article that Christopher wrote for the Bangor Daily News, which can be read at: http://bangordailynews.com/2016/04/30/the-point/bangor-has-many-of-these-11-things-it-takes-to-be-great-now-it-needs-to-put-them-to-work/

Connect with Rob Glover on Twitter @robglover2009 and Christopher Burns at @cburnsbdn.  Connect with host Ben Sprague @bensprague.  Find past episodes of the Maine Show Podcast at www.maineshowpodcast.com  

 

Jun 7, 2016
Episode 040 - Staci Creech on discipline, competitiveness, and golf

The top women's golfer in Maine, Staci Creech, stops into the studio to talk about discipline, competitiveness, and the game of golf.  We also dig into why Staci and her husband, Karlton, moved to the state of Maine two years ago and about the excitement of following University of Maine sports teams around the country.  

Follow Staci on Twitter @stacicreech.  Follow podcast host Ben Sprague on Twitter @bensprague.  Be sure to check back each Tuesday for a new episode!  

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