The Annapolis Podcast

Welcome to the Annapolis Podcast. From 1649 to present times, every cobblestone of this seaport city has a story to tell. Please join Scott MacMullan for conversations with prominent Annapolitans to discuss these historic and contemporary stories. The Annapolis Podcast is produced and hosted by Scott MacMullan. Contact Scott with any questions or comments.
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Welcome to the Annapolis Podcast. From 1649 to present times, every cobblestone of this seaport city has a story to tell. Please join Scott MacMullan for conversations with prominent Annapolitans to discuss these historic and contemporary stories. The Annapolis Podcast is produced and hosted by Scott MacMullan. Contact Scott with any questions or comments.
Aug 30, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Bryan Sears. Bryan is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Maryland Daily Record. He covers Annapolis politics and government affairs. We talk about the interaction between Annapolis politicians and the press over the years. Bryan and I go into current politics in Annapolis. This "social media master" talks about his social media following and how more politicians than ever are on social media.

Aug 24, 2015

This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is Richard Reutter. Richard is the Vice-President of Caroline's Cakes founded in Annapolis, Maryland. Caroline's world famous 7-Layer Caramel Cake has been listed as one of Oprah Winfrey's favorite things. The cake has also been featured in the Hollywood movie, "The Help". Richard takes us from the beginnings of the company's history to present times. He talks about how hustle, hardwork and love has catapulted this Annapolis company to great heights. You will surely not want to miss this scrumptious episode.


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Richard also has his own separate novelty card business called "Two Words Period." Find more information on it here:


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Aug 16, 2015

On this week's episode of The Annapolis Podcast, award-winning journalist, Annapolitan and Professor of Journalism at the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism, Josh Davidsburg is the guest. Josh talks about Annapolis journalism in the past, in the present and in the future. Specifically, we talk about the first journalist's in Annapolis, the present outlets of journalism for consumption in Annapolis and what the future holds for journalism with social media and livestreaming video. Josh's knowledge and passion on news stories in Annapolis is unmatched. This episode is surely one to listen too!

Aug 9, 2015

Matt Evans is the premier construction and real estate lawyer in Annapolis. He also comes from a long line of Annapolitans. We talk about how Annapolis has grown over the years and current politics of Annapolis (City Dock, Royal Farms, Chipotle and the Historic Commission).

Notably, we discuss the Annapolis Snake House case, which has received national news recognition. (Matt is the lead Plaintiffs' lawyer representing the family that moved into the snake-infested house.) 

Matt's website.

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Aug 2, 2015

Gary Jobson is one of the most decorated sailboat racers to have ever lived. He is also an Annapolitan businessman, America's Cup TV commentator, devoted public servant, cancer survivor and father of three. Gary gives us a candid look on his thoughts on some present day happenings in Annapolis, including the City Dock plan, and we also dive into his thoughts on the America's Cup.  

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Aug 2, 2015

Jeff Holland is the current west river and rhode riverkeeper. He is the former executive director of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and he drafted the Declaration of Maritime Republic of Eastport. Things that we discussed, included:

Annapolis maritime history (he was the long time Annapolis Maritime Museum Executive Director),

Oysters and Chesapeake Bay water quality monitoring;

Captain John Smith;

The struggling Chesapeake Watermen;

Why is Annapolis called the Sailing Capital of America? (The answer might surprise you.);

As a famous chesapeake poet, Jeff recites the poem:

"Muskrat Green: The Greatest Oyster Eater The World Has Ever Seen!"


(You want to listen to this episode!)


Aug 2, 2015

Frederick Taylor - aka Squire Frederick - is the officil Town Crier for Annapolis. 

Mayor Ellen Moyer announced Squire Frederick's initial appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier by letter on May 24, 2006. She wrote: "As crier, you will especially be called on over the next three years to announce to one and all the ensuing celebration of Annapolis Charter 300, commemorating our City's rich history in the struggles for liberty and civil rights for all citizens." After the end of his initial two-year appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier, Squie Frederick was gien an indefinite appointment as the Annapolis Town Crier.

These are some of the things we discussed in this week's episode:

Who is Fred Taylor?

A double Government retiree with a family who loves him dearly.

Who is Squire Frederick?

Born in 1740 of mild means.

He also plays Francis Scott Key

He is a tour guide for Watermark Tours. He describes where he takes Maryland Elementary school kids on a tour.

His tours go all over historic Annapolis and stop at the great houses.

His favorite places to talk about in Annapolis. The old senate chamber where the treaty of Paris was signed.

He loves talking about the Chase Loyd House.

He describes his colonial attire.

Squire Frederick was not without a lady on his arm.

Tells the kids not to take a bath because they will get a disease!

Oyez Oyez!

Speaks the news of the 18th Century in the 21st century he gives proclamations for special events.

Technology is Witchcraft!

He’s gotten the chance to high-five a billionaire!


How much has Annapolis changed over the years?

Aug 2, 2015


A fun and informative interview with Naptown Pint (Liz Murphy) who drinks for and writes for the Capital Newspaper. She  blogs under the pseudonym of Naptown Pint.  She talks about what exactly is beer. She knows her stuff when it comes to the ins-and-outs of beer. We talk about the history of Annapolis beer . Finally, we talk about modern Annapolis beer. Liz gives us an in depth analysis of local taverns and she even describes her dream Annapolis bar crawl.


Here is the breakdown of what we talk about on this Annapolis Podcast episode in chronological order:


What is beer exactly?


What is the difference between a lager and an ale?


How long do those old beers in your fridge stay fresh and good to drink?


What are some of the health benefits of beer?


Women were the original brewers. Samantha Adams instead of Sam Adams?


Beer foam and head retention is discussed.


The reason why Liz started Naptown Pint.


We go into Annapolis Beer History. What were Native Americans drinking after a lacrosse game back in the 16th and 17th centuries?


What was the first Maryland brewery? (Hint: It was in Annapolis.)


What would George Washington have drank back in the day?


Which beer would George Washington like today?


Are there currently any Anne Arundel breweries?


The Annapolis Homebrew Club.  What it is and how you can get involved.


What are Liz’s favorite and least favorite local beers?


Liz’s dream Annapolis bar crawl.


Liz’s favorite Annapolis bar.


Liz’s favorite local dive bar.

Naptown Pint Blog:

Scott MacMullan Law, LLC


Aug 2, 2015

A fascinating conversation with Robert Clarke and Donna Ware of Historic Annapolis, a nonprofit charged with preserving Annapolis. We look at what this nonprofit does, and, through this, we get into talking about the legendary Paca House, owned by William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. We also touch on midshipmen dating in Annapolis through the years and "The History of Annapolis in 99 Objects," an exhibit that Historic Annapolis has coming soon. (Roger Staubach gear is included as an object.) 

Historic Annapolis Website:

Scott MacMullan Law, LLC


Aug 2, 2015

Scenic #drone Aerial Video/Photos of Maryland, the Mid-Atlantic region and more!


David Butts and Larry Rogers are the owners and founders of Midatlantic Aerial.

They use Drones or UAVs to take pictures from Annapolis.

They have a substantial local presence on Facebook and Twitter

They have taken pictures of the Maryland State House (over 180 Ft High).

Somebody tried to fly a drone/model aircraft outside of the White House.

Their drones they use are the Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 models.

What’s the difference between a drone and a model airplane?

How much do these drones cost?

Other uses of these drones other than for pictures.

We talk about how slow the Federal Aviation Administration is with enforcing laws.

How drones are used in Anne Arundel County.

Opportunities to shoot with their drones in other a

More video of Downtown Annapolis is coming.


Photos and Videos contributed by Larry Rogers will be labeled as LCR. Photos and Videos from David Butts will be labeled as DMB. Photos and videos from others will be labled accordingly.


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