100 episodes

The Maine Show Podcast was launched in August 2015. The goal of the show is to share the stories behind the people, events, and ideas driving the state of Maine forward. For hundreds of years Mainers have come together around campfires, fishing holes, wood stoves, and kitchen tables to tell stories. At its purest form, that is what The Maine Show is all about. New episodes are launched each Tuesday morning at 7:00 am EST.

The Maine Show Ben Sprague

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

The Maine Show Podcast was launched in August 2015. The goal of the show is to share the stories behind the people, events, and ideas driving the state of Maine forward. For hundreds of years Mainers have come together around campfires, fishing holes, wood stoves, and kitchen tables to tell stories. At its purest form, that is what The Maine Show is all about. New episodes are launched each Tuesday morning at 7:00 am EST.

    Maine Stories: impact of COVID-19

    Maine Stories: impact of COVID-19

    A bride prepares for her wedding, a restaurant owner negotiates a changing landscape, and a sportscaster with no sports: three stories of how COVID-19 has changed life as we know it here in Maine.  
    Special thanks to Jordan Bragg, Susan Stephenson of Pepino's, and Eric Gullickson from WABI TV 5 for joining the podcast to share their stories.  
    Musical content provided courtesy of BenSounds Royalty Free Music on YouTube.  

    • 32 min
    Rebroadcast: a conversation with Lee Jackson

    Rebroadcast: a conversation with Lee Jackson

    Today the Maine Show is rebroadcasting Episode 097, a conversation with Lee Jackson.  When Lee was first elected to the RSU 34 School Board in Old Town, he was among the youngest elected officials in the country.  In this episode he talks about growing up in Maine, his work on various campaigns, and the intersection of race and politics, among other things.  

    • 49 min
    Rebroadcast: a conversation with Maulian Dana

    Rebroadcast: a conversation with Maulian Dana

    As part of our continued efforts to amplify the voices of those whose lived experiences can help us learn and become more understanding of one another, the Maine Show is proud to rebroadcast Episode 087, a conversation with Maulian Dana, Tribal Ambassador for the Penobscot Indian Nation. 

    • 30 min
    Rebroadcast: a conversation with David Patrick

    Rebroadcast: a conversation with David Patrick

    The Maine Show listens back to Episode 024, a conversation with David Patrick, about his life and perspective as a black man in Maine, a father, and a community organizer.  
    The Maine Show stands together with our people and communities of color and seeks to elevate the voices of those whose perspectives and stories can help us better understand one another as we seek real progress.  

    • 42 min
    Special Edition: Dr. Noah Nesin on COVID-19

    Special Edition: Dr. Noah Nesin on COVID-19

    In this special edition podcast, Dr. Noah Nesin, the Chief Medical Officer at Penobscot Community Healthcare and a longtime family physician, talks about COVID-19.  He answers a wide range of questions including: what should people be doing right now in terms of social distancing and self-isolating, what should a person do if he or she shows symptoms, how is the coronavirus transmitted (bodily fluids? open wounds? mosquitos?), can you get it more than once, what about pets, can the virus be transmitted on paper such as pieces of mail, can it lead to pneumonia, and many more.  Thank you to Dr. Nesin for joining the Maine Show at this important time.  

    • 38 min
    Episode 121 - Soubanh Phanthay

    Episode 121 - Soubanh Phanthay

    Soubanh Phanthay, a recently elected member of the Brewer City Council, shares the story of spending part of his childhood years in a refugee camp in Thailand with his parents and siblings before moving across the world to Houlton, Maine.  Soubanh also discusses his love of food, how he eventually ended up in the greater Bangor area, his photography business, and why it is so important for him to give back to his community. 

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

c. adorno ,

Great Diversity

Love all the different guests. I always walk away learning something new and special about Maine and our people.

tmcclary207 ,

Networking without having to leave the house

This podcast is essential listening for anyone who wants to do business in Maine. Ben brings some of the best and brightest people on his show to discuss current and past projects. It’s also a great glimpse into the past as well.

Amelia0928 ,

Love Maine, Great Podcast

My boyfriend and I decided to make a drastic change in our lives and are planning on moving to Maine in the Summer of 2017. We have only visited the state twice but fell in love quickly. So long story short, I searched for a "Maine Podcast" and came across this. I am only a few episodes in, but have really enjoyed it so far. I'm trying to learn a little about the state before this move happens and listening to this everyday is just making me that much more excited!

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