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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!

Jul 5, 2018

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, a gunman opened fire in the newsroom of Capital-Gazette Communications killing five. The community has rallied around The Capital and Annapolis will be stronger because of this loss. But there are needs.

We decided to head to Caliente Grill and invite whomever wanted to come and talk about whatever they wanted to talk about--words of encouragement, condolences, or just thoughts. Caliente Grill generously agreed to donate $1 per drink sold to the Capital-Gazette Families Fund and we raised $200.  THANK YOU ROXANNA AND RAUL FROM CALIENTE!

But for over an hour, we heard from public officials, the public in general, a reporter from The Capital and one of the survivors.  We had a big crowd and there was a lot of noise, but have a listen as Paul Gillespie recalls that afternoon in the newsroom, Chase Cook talks about the fortitude in pressing forward, Susan O'Brien on the importance of local news, Yasemin Jamison on her thoughts, and a poem about this place we now find ourselves in.

To all who came out..thank you. Please continue to support The Capital as you can.  You can donate to the fund here (there is a matching gift up to $1 million), you can subscribe here (and I encourage you to do, we do), and when you see these folks out in the community, please take a moment to thank them for what they do. Our local paper, The Capital--or as some will lovingly call it the Crab Wrapper, is the glue that holds us all together.


NOTE: We are now on Spotify!  Check it out!

And hey, check out the Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief!  Ten minutes every day at noon (soon to be 7am) will bring you up to speed on all the LOCAL issues, sports, weather, events and opinions in Annapolis and  Anne Arundel County.  Here's your link...


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Personally, on Twitter, find Tim at @thetimbo47 and John at @eyeonannapolis