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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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May 1, 2018

While the Maine Show Podcast takes a pause to record new episodes for the weeks ahead, we revisit one of our most popular episodes: a conversation with local singer and musician, Stesha Cano.  Learn more about Stesha at www.steshacano.com.  

 

 

Apr 17, 2018

The owner of Rock Maple Sugarhouse in Sandy Bay, Maine (which is on the western border near Jackman) talks about what it is like to produce maple syrup on a large scale with 35,000 taps.  From seasonality and concerns about the weather to financials and worries about global trade, there is a lot more to sap production than meets the eye.  Jack Decker shares his story and the story of Rock Maple Sugarhouse in this episode of the Maine Show Podcast. 

Apr 10, 2018

Faced with heart issues and stress-related issues two and a half years ago, Bradford Eslin started taking medication and exercising.  Soon after he ditched the medication and just stuck to running.  Now this plumber from Bucksport is getting ready to run in the Boston Marathon, regularly logs 60-70 miles a week, and his health has never been better.  This is  a story of discipline, life choices, goal setting, and physical fitness from an everyday Mainer who has developed an extraordinary talent and is now inspiring others.  

 

 

Mar 20, 2018

In this episode, Nancy Smith, Executive Director for GrowSmart Maine, talks about ways her organization is supporting economic development throughout the State of Maine as well as some of the challenges Maine faces right now and where there are pockets of optimism and success.  Nancy also discusses her past career as a Maine legislator and what brought her to Maine originally (working in the Maine woods!).  

To find out more about GrowSmart Maine, visit www.growsmartmaine.org

 

Mar 13, 2018

Paul Huston of Brick Oven Bangor Rye Bakery talks about his mid-career move along with his brother to acquire and manage this long-time Bangor business, lessons learned, and how they get all that bread out to all those customers each day.  

To learn more about Brick Oven Bangor Rye Bakery, find them on Facebook or at www.brickovenbangorrye.com, or just stop by their location on Hancock Street.  

Photo credit: Marlee Huston

Mar 6, 2018

Fresh off a Boys Class C State Championship in Maine high school basketball, Max and Caden Mattson of George Stevens Academy and their dad, Assistant Coach Matt Mattson, sit down to talk about experiencing basketball as a family and more in this episode of the Maine Show Podcast.  

Feb 27, 2018

In a special edition of the Maine Show Podcast, we are sharing an episode of You're the Expert from the 2017 Maine Science Festival in its entirety.  You're the Expert is a show that brings comedians and scientists together to decipher the sometimes weighty and complicated work that scientists do.  In this live recording, three comedians interview University of Maine Professor Dr. Kristy Townsend about "the Mysteries of Fat!"

Special thanks to Chris Duffy, Pretty Good Friends, and everyone with You're the Expert as well as our friends at the Maine Science Festival for sharing their work with us and letting us broadcast this special episode on the Maine Show Podcast!  

To learn more about You're the Expert or to listen to other episodes, visit theexpertshow.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter!

Feb 13, 2018

Mainer Frances Loring recounts a month spent recently helping refugees in Greece.  She also discusses a lifetime in healthcare including work at what is now Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center.  

This is a story of compassion, hard work, and caring on the ground amidst one of the great challenges of our time.  

Feb 6, 2018

Nathaniel Seekins, a native of Searsport, shares his story of growing up in Maine, attending school in Connecticut to learn about technical lighting for stage productions, and then ending up in Europe working on, among other things, the Harry Potter stage show.  Nathaniel then ended up working on super yachts in Germany before returning to Maine with his wife and son. They now live in Bangor.  

Jan 30, 2018

For our 100th Episode, Ben sits down with Brewer Mayor Jerry Goss to talk about cooperative efforts between Bangor and Brewer, Jerry's 33 years in education, and why he ran for City Council after he retired from being principal at Brewer High School.  

Jan 23, 2018

Simon Thompson, a native of Portland, graduate of Harvard, and former Maine Field Director for the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, joins the podcast to share his story.  Among other things, Simon discusses his decision to move back to Maine, how the transition has been, and what the state should do to draw back more young professionals.  

Jan 16, 2018

Outdoor writer, blogger, and video blogger Aislinn Sarnacki talks about her background as a writer, what inspired her love of the outdoors, and how she has made a career out of.  Plus she talks about the success of her first book ("Family Friendly Hikes in Maine") and the excitement about her second book, which is coming out this spring.  

Find all past episodes of the Maine Show Podcast at www.maineshowpodcast.com.  

Jan 9, 2018

A member of the RSU 34 School Committee, Old Town's Lee Jackson was one of the youngest elected officials in the country when first elected.  He has since been a part of numerous political campaigns and causes throughout Maine and beyond.  In this interview, Lee shares his story and also discusses, among other things, the 2016 Presidential election and the Republican Party's current relationship with young people and people of color.  

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