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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!

Sep 20, 2017

The Maryland Crabs took over the Wine Room at the Blackwall Hitch in the heart of Eastport during Primary Election Night to wait out the results along with wide-ranging cast of political players and observers to wait out the results. While noshing on the distractingly ridiculous creations by Chef Jonathan Seningen, our charming hostess and stage manager for the evening, Lea Hurt, ushered in a veritable who’s-who in the world of Annapolis politics…

  • Mayor Michael Pantelides
  • Former Mayor Josh Cohen
  • Former Mayor Ellen Moyer
  • Mayoral candidate Gavin Buckley
  • Alderman Jared Littmann
    Aldermanic candidate Julie Mussog
  • Aldermanic candidate John“Bumper” Moyer
  • Aldermanic candidate David Frankel
  • The Annapolis Podcast Host and County Council candidate, Scott MacMullan
  • MH Media President, Michael Hughes
  • John Booth
  • And probably a few others that we forgot—sorry!

And we would like to especially thank Dr. Dan Nataf from AACC who not only hung in with us for the nearly five hours of roundtable discussion and analysis, but offered keen and clinical insight in to the political process and strategies that brought us to this point tonight with game-changing upsets and surprises.

Unofficial results (provisional and absentee ballots need to be counted)

Mayor(R)--Mike Pantelides defeated Nevin Young

Mayor(D)--Gavin Buckley defeated John Astle

Ward 1(D)--Elly Tierney defeated Joe Budge

Ward 2 had no contested primaries

Ward 3 had no contested primaries

Ward 4(D)--Sheila Finalyson may have defeated Toni Strong Pratt (provisional and absentee will be in play)

Ward 5 had no contested primaries

Ward 6(D)--Shaneka Henson defeated DaJuan Gay

Ward 7(D)--Rob Savidge defeated Alexus Viegas

Coming up....former County Executive John R. Leopold, County Executive Steve Schuh, primary election night coverage, and a surprise or two!


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This podcast is usually recorded at The Commons--Annapolis' only co-working space.  We love it there!


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