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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 23 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.

    Episode 130 - Why Are There So Many Breweries in Maine?

    Episode 130 - Why Are There So Many Breweries in Maine?

    In this episode of the Maine Show Podcast, we are talking with Sean Sullivan, Executive Director of the Maine Brewers Guild, about why the Maine craft beer scene is so vibrant.  And just why are there so many breweries in Maine?  Plus, what comes next.  Can a state of relatively modest size support all of these breweries?  
    This podcast is a companion piece to an article by host Ben Sprague on the same topic on Substack.  Visit: bensprague.substack.com to read this article and others.  

    • 43 min
    Episode 129 - Susan and John Burgess

    Episode 129 - Susan and John Burgess

    Susan and John Burgess, farmers in Newport who grow, among other things, Christmas trees, talk about their lives in farming, what has changed over time, and what the year is like for people in the Christmas industry.  

    • 34 min
    Episode 128 - Earl Villanueva

    Episode 128 - Earl Villanueva

    Earl Villanueva shares his story of moving to Maine with his wife and working remotely for one of the top companies in the world all from his home in Veazie.  Earl works for AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon, helping to pioneer their 5G and cloud computing services.  He shares his ideas and suggestions on how Maine can attract more people to live here and enjoy life in the anticipated post-COVID world of working remotely.  

    • 45 min
    Episode 127 - The East Coast Greenway

    Episode 127 - The East Coast Greenway

    Dennis Markatos-Soriano and Kristine Keeney share the story of the East Coast Greenway, a collection of trails, paths, roads, and connectors linking Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.  With a particular focus on Maine, this episode covers the history and mission of the organization, current efforts underway, and how you can get involved.  Visit www.greenway.org for more information.  

    • 39 min
    Episode 126 - Josh Bridges

    Episode 126 - Josh Bridges

    Josh Bridges talks about growing up in Downeast Maine, making his way to Bangor, and working as a mental health professional with a particular interest in Alzheimers and dementia issues.  

    • 42 min
    Episode 125 - Emily Burnham

    Episode 125 - Emily Burnham

    Emily Burnham talks about growing up in the Searsport/Belfast area, becoming a journalist with the Bangor Daily News, and how COVID-19 has impacted the local arts community.  This episode also features a look at some of the key events and people in Downtown Bangor circa 2007-2011 that were catalysts for much of the positive momentum that continued throughout the decade that followed.  

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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