The Maryland Crabs is a podcast based in Annapolis Maryland which was launched in September 2016 after, quite literally years of hemming and hawing. After a few false starts, many aborted concepts, we just took the plunge, whipped out the credit cards and lit Amazon on fire with equipment orders. And here we are!
Who is behind all this?
Tim Hamilton is the brains behind the whole thing. He has been a podcast aficionado since they had rotary phones and console color television sets. By trade, he is a marketer with a decade experience handling marketing for one of the nation’s largest garden and landscape firms, and more recently as owner of Shiny Object LLC which is a niche marketing agency that focuses on very small to small businesses in the local market. In a past life, he had stints in stand-up comedy, television broadcasting and those three years in Vegas that he never talks about! Tim’s best work comes very late at night…with liquid encouragement.
John Frenaye is along for the ride and apparently half the money. He is a recent podcast listener–maybe two years and is hooked. By day (and night, who are we kidding?) he is the founder and publisher of Eye On Annapolis which is a local news, opinion and events site focused on the Anne Arundel County (MD) area. By dawn’s early light, he is a co-host of the WRNR 103.1 Morning Show along with Rob Timm. Prior lives include being an owner of several travel agencies and project management in highway electrical construction. Going in to the way-back-machine, he tended bar for 5 years during and right out of college and somehow still has his liver intact–not so much for his hearing! Whaaat?
What’s the podcast about?
That is the million dollar question. There is already an outstanding podcast in Annapolis that peeks into the past, present, and future of Annapolis–aptly enough it is called The Annapolis Podcast. It is hosted by Scott MacMullan who is also a criminal defense lawyer. But please don’t hold the lawyer thing against him, he’s a really decent guy!
This podcast is not about interviews. It’s about topics. When we launched, the concept was to have conversations about larger national topics; regional, state-wide topics, and of course hyper-local topics focused on Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
We are not going to shy away from controversy or discomfort. Valuable conversations can emerge from them. We will not be adversarial for the sake of being adversarial, but you can expect some heated exchanges between Tim and John and Guests–or any combination of those.
About Guests–we plan to have them too! We may discuss a topic one week and bring in an opposing viewpoint the next. Maybe it will be someone to support our prior discussion.
And, we may even take this show on the road. Some night, you might find us propped on a bar stool at the Ebb Tide..or worse!
Hey, we are only making this podcast. YOU are the listener. So, we want to make sure we are delivering what you want. Got an idea for us? Want to bitch about something we said? Want to be a guest? Want to send us never ending praise and cash? Here is the email that will get to us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Yeah, we’re all over social media too. So, like, follow, join…do whatever the social flavor of the day says to do! Here’s where you can find us!
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/TheMarylandCrabs/
Facebook Group (’cause Facebook is a bitch & we wanted a group): http://www.facebook.com/groups/618723371641884/