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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!

This podcast is not about interviews. It’s about topics and conversations of interest to Marylanders!

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're going to have plenty of them! Some will be local or regional in nature--others more broad.

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!

To learn more about us and who we's your link!

Jan 26, 2017

Maryland State Senator John Astle has been serving in the State legislature for 35 years. This year may be his last as he has decided to run for Mayor of Annapolis. Does he have what it takes?

Senator Astle sits down with the Crabs and talks about the Red Coach Inn where he met his wife, his time in Viet Nam, the untimely death of his son, his time flying President Nixon, his proudest legislation, and of course the upcoming Mayoral election.

Hear the Senator call out the current Mayor, Mike Pantelides, for never speaking to the council. Listen as he tells us who will NOT get his Senate seat if he wins the election; and who to watch in the future.

And here's a spoiler--he sees nothing on the horizon to stop Governor Hogan from a second term!

Thanks this week to: Homestead Gardens, Union Jacks, and Anne Arundel Medical Center!

Thank you to everyone who wrote with suggestions for upcoming episodes. We are on it.  Next week, we sit down with the founders of The Annapolis Film Festival. Beyond that, we talk to both Mayor and Candidate Pantelides, and, Dr. Jana Davis from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and a few more surprises. You will want to stay tuned every Thursday around noon!   

We are now on iHeartRADIO!  So if you listen to iHeartRADIO, you can listen, rate, share, subscribe, favorite right there.  Here's the direct link!

But if you are just joining us.... make sure you check out some (or all) of our previous episodes? You really should. They could change your life. Granted, your life would have to be pretty bad. But still, we have some gems you will want to check out!  Most recently....

Oh hell...just go back and listen to the ones you haven't heard!  And PLEASE be sure to tell your friends about us!

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Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @timhamilton47 and John at @eyeonannapolis