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News, commentary, humor from Downeast Mike. The headlines from yesterday and selected local stories of the day, sprinkled with wry Down East Maine observations. Rotating features are the Word of the Day, local birthdays of note, the Maine Mammal of the Moment, one-off poems and occasional songs.
More fun at http://franknorwood.com
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Downeast Mike - The Quirky Podcast From Maine Frank W Norwood

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

News, commentary, humor from Downeast Mike. The headlines from yesterday and selected local stories of the day, sprinkled with wry Down East Maine observations. Rotating features are the Word of the Day, local birthdays of note, the Maine Mammal of the Moment, one-off poems and occasional songs.
More fun at http://franknorwood.com
Now Available! Downeast Mike Merch!
https://downeast-mike.creator-spring.com/
https://anchor.fm/frank-w-norwood/message
Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/frank-w-norwood/support

    Downeast Mike Episode 125 06-19-24 In today’s episode: Revisiting Fathers Day (1976) Weather Modification (1976) Downeast Dolphin Stranding (1976) Maine Mammal Of The Moment

    Downeast Mike Episode 125 06-19-24 In today’s episode: Revisiting Fathers Day (1976) Weather Modification (1976) Downeast Dolphin Stranding (1976) Maine Mammal Of The Moment

    Our Motto:

    Some of this is whimsy – some of this is true – the interpretation of it all is entirely up to you! Did you know? Downeast Mike contains no mean words! Just wholesome goodness from Downeast Maine. A Historical Literary Auditory Candy Store. Did you hear the bells on the door when you came in?

    In today’s episode:

    Revisiting Fathers Day (1976)

    Weather Modification (1976)

    Downeast Dolphin Stranding (1976)

    Maine Mammal Of The Moment

    Thank you for listening! Please send your birthday wishes, comments and requests to mike(@)downeastmike.com




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    • 35 min
    Downeast Mike Episode 124 06-02-24 In today’s episode: Energy Crisis Reaches Skylab (1973) Worker Rescued From The Potato Bin (1973) Ear Biting Trial (1973) Maine’s Ghostly Plant

    Downeast Mike Episode 124 06-02-24 In today’s episode: Energy Crisis Reaches Skylab (1973) Worker Rescued From The Potato Bin (1973) Ear Biting Trial (1973) Maine’s Ghostly Plant

    Downeast Mike Episode 124 *News & Commentary*

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

    Our Motto:

    Some of this is whimsy – some of this is true – the interpretation of it all is entirely up to you!

    Did you know? Downeast Mike contains no mean words! Just wholesome goodness from Downeast Maine. A Historical Literary Auditory Candy Store. Did you hear the bells on the door when you came in?

    Checkout: https://podcasts.feedspot.com/maine_news_podcasts/

    Downeast Mike is #3 on the most popular Podcasts in Maine list!



    In today’s episode:

    Energy Crisis Reaches Skylab (1973)

    Worker Rescued From The Potato Bin (1973)

    Ear Biting Trial (1973)

    Maine’s Ghostly Plant

    Thank you for listening! Please send your birthday wishes, comments and requests to mike(@)downeastmike.com



































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    • 26 min
    Downeast Mike Episode 123 05-16-24: In today’s episode:Army Orders Nuclear Cannon Shells (1973) Lost In The Fog (1973) Potato Smuggling (1893) Maine Fat Man Convention (1870)

    Downeast Mike Episode 123 05-16-24: In today’s episode:Army Orders Nuclear Cannon Shells (1973) Lost In The Fog (1973) Potato Smuggling (1893) Maine Fat Man Convention (1870)

    Downeast Mike Episode 123 *News & Commentary*

    Thursday, May 16th, 2024

    Our Motto:

    Some of this is whimsy – some of this is true – the interpretation of it all is entirely up to you!

    Did you know? Downeast Mike contains no mean words!

    In today’s episode:

    Army Orders Nuclear Cannon Shells (1973)

    Lost In The Fog (1973)

    Potato Smuggling (1893)

    Maine Fat Man Convention (1870)

    Thank you for listening! Please send your birthday wishes, comments and requests to mike(@)downeastmike.com




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    • 36 min
    Downeast Mike Episode 122 04-28-24: In today’s episode:Boomers Expect To Work Forever (1998) Eiffel Tower Good For 23 Years (1928) Doc Practices Telemedicine (1913) Milk Gets Tested For TB (1896)

    Downeast Mike Episode 122 04-28-24: In today’s episode:Boomers Expect To Work Forever (1998) Eiffel Tower Good For 23 Years (1928) Doc Practices Telemedicine (1913) Milk Gets Tested For TB (1896)

    Downeast Mike Episode 122 *News & Commentary*

    Sunday, April 28th, 2024

    Our Motto:

    Some of this is whimsy – some of this is true – the interpretation of it all is entirely up to you!

    Did you know? Downeast Mike contains no mean words! Just wholesome goodness from Downeast Maine. A Historical Literary Auditory Candy Store. Did you hear the bells on the door when you came in?

    In today’s episode:

    Boomers Expect To Work Forever (1998)

    Eiffel Tower Good For 23 Years (1928)

    Doctor Practices Telemedicine (1913)

    Milk Gets Tested For Tuberculosis (1896)

    Thank you for listening! Please send your birthday wishes, comments and requests to mike(@)downeastmike.com




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    • 29 min
    Downeast Mike Episode 121 04-05-24: In today’s episode: Flight 242 Goes Down (1977) Stranded Clammers (1977) J. Allen Hynek & A Maine UFO (1966) Electric Railroad In Camden (1892)

    Downeast Mike Episode 121 04-05-24: In today’s episode: Flight 242 Goes Down (1977) Stranded Clammers (1977) J. Allen Hynek & A Maine UFO (1966) Electric Railroad In Camden (1892)

    Downeast Mike Episode 121 *News & Commentary*

    Friday, April 5th, 2024

    Our Motto:

    Some of this is whimsy – some of this is true – the interpretation of it all is entirely up to you!

    Did you know? Downeast Mike contains no mean words! Just wholesome goodness from Downeast Maine. A Historical Literary Auditory Candy Store. Did you hear the bells on the door when you came in?

    In today’s episode:

    Flight 242 Goes Down (1977)

    Stranded Clammers (1977)

    J. Allen Hynek & A Maine UFO (1966)

    Electric Railroad In Camden (1892)

    Thank you for listening! Please send your birthday wishes, comments and requests to mike(@)downeastmike.com




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    • 28 min
    Downeast Mike Episode 119 03-22-24: In today’s episode: Let’s Can The Electoral College (guess the year!) Heavy Snow Expected (1977) The Skowhegan Cheater (1892) A Wolf Attack In Maine

    Downeast Mike Episode 119 03-22-24: In today’s episode: Let’s Can The Electoral College (guess the year!) Heavy Snow Expected (1977) The Skowhegan Cheater (1892) A Wolf Attack In Maine

    Downeast. Mike Episode 119 *News & Commentary*

    Friday, March 22nd, 2024

    Our Motto:

    Some of this is whimsy – some of this is true – the
    interpretation of it all is entirely up to you!

    In today’s episode:

    Let’s Can The Electoral College  (guess the year!)

    Heavy Snow Expected This Weekend (1977)

    The Skowhegan Cheater (1892)

    A Wolf Attack In Maine (1800)

    Thank you for listening! Please
    send your birthday wishes, comments and requests to mike(@)downeastmike.com  





























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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

mick0726 ,

Truly a fabulous piece of broadcast excellence!

Downeast Mike never fails to deliver outstanding entertainment ! My favorite segments are the “bi-weekly bird” and the “Mammal of the moment”.
Add to that DEM’s policy of “No Mean Words” and you have a wonderful family friendly “auditory candy store”.

This Name Checks Out ,

The way life should be

This podcast is a wonderful slice of the simple, humbler, and more relaxing side of Maine. If you want to slow down and enjoy the moment, listen to the bells on the door.

Ms.Susan83 ,

Love the mammals!

I love this show so much, it’s such a welcome reprieve from the news of the day. I especially love the Maine Mammal of the Moment, adorable and informative!

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