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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 1, 2016


Anne Arundel County, Maryland is an odd place. Some things make so much sense, and then...well, others not so much.

This week, District 6 Councilman, Chris Trumbauer talks to the crabs about a common sense bill that he proposed that was shot down like a flaming jug of Round-Up! He proposed that the county limit the use of pesticides on county playgrounds where children play.  Seems like a good idea, right? Find out why it failed!

We also talk about County Executive Steve Schuh's new rural zoning proposal, the health (or not) of the Chesapeake Bay. We dig deep and find out his feelings about Kanye West (not really), and the inside scoop on what is next for this effective, term-limited politician!

Hey, have you listened to any 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!

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

Better yet, go to iTunes or Google Play and subscribe to our podcast and have them automatically delivered to your phone every time there is a new episode.

A few housekeeping notes and a teaser or two.  Earlier this year, we spoke about crime in Annapolis and had Robert Eades as our guest.  He has had some surgery along with some complications and is in a bind.  If you can, check out this GoFundMe page and toss a few bucks his way. He is very much part of the fabric of Annapolis.

And coming up in the next few weeks....we are putting Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop on the hot seat now that the City has seen a historic high murder rate. After that, Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael Busch, and then Governor Larry Hogan!  So, make sure you are subscribed!


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Is there another topic or question you want us to tackle? Maybe you want to yell at us? Or just say hello? Shoot us an email at or hit us up on Twitter at @MDCrabsPodcast. We have no lives, so hearing from listeners really makes our day.

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