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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!

Jun 22, 2017

After 13 years of the same school, when graduation finally rolls around, you are ready to just get the heck out.

In this episode, The Maryland Crabs talk to two graduating seniors in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools to dish the dirt on their experiences over the past 13 years!

Ellie Pline is a graduate of Annapolis High School and is headed off to the University of Maryland in the fall. She offers one of the best tips for students to survive and thrive. At UMD, Ellie will be studying Music Education.(Sorry for the audio quality--we were at Bean Rush Cafe which is amazing, if not a bit too noisy--lesson learned, eat there first and then go someplace quieter to record)

Will Shartzer graduated from Southern High School and is off to Happy Valley and Penn State University in the fall. Will is the first member of his family to graduate high school, operates three fruit & vegetable stands with his grandfather, will be majoring in International Relations, and without a doubt will be appearing on an election ballot in the near future.

Both Ellie and Will discuss their experiences in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools from K to Graduation and what today's student needs to do to come out ahead of the game!



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