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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!

Dec 13, 2018

Ignite Annapolis is here. Well, not quite yet, but it is coming up on Thursday, March 14th. Go mark your calendars now!

Ignite is a community building program that puts 16 people on the hot spot for 5 minutes. They develop a topic for which they have some passion--from silly to mundane to highly technical to comedic to ... well you get the picture. Virtually anything. They develop 20 slides to illustrate their topic. And then Ignite gives them 5 minutes to explain it all and the slides are pre timed. The event will leave you scratching your head. Crying. Laughing. Thinking. But most importantly, it will leave you talking. Talking with your neighbors and some of the 600 people that shared the experience.

This week, we sat down with Liz Thibodeau and Kathleen Booth who are two of the organizers for Ignite 4. We talk about the concept, its growth, the way it builds community and how to become involved as an attendee, speaker, or sponsor!

If you need a break (and don't we all), this is a perfect way to press a reset button on the winter-doldrums.  Have a listen!


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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Tim quit Twitter. And it's killing him.