This week on The Annapolis Podcast: One more round with Liz Murphy, aka "Naptown Pint". From the best bartenders in Annapolis, to best food/beer pairings, to what the Naptown Pint's Chick & Ruth's Sandwich would be, we drink up all she has to offer. Liz discusses her favorite nonbeer alcohol too. We touch on restaurants galore in this episode. This is a must listen for any Annapolitan who enjoys good food, folks and fun.
This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is the illusturious Joe Barsin. Joe and his wife Eva are the graphic designers behind myriad iconic Maryland images, such as the Chesapeake Bay Plate, The Eastport Yacht Clubt Lights Parade branding and The Annapolis Film Festival branding. His wildly popular line of Maryland themed crab flags and mats can be found and seen all over Annapolis. We talk about the Annapolis arts scene and being an entrepreneur in Annapolis. Please share, subscribe and, of course listen to the podcast.
This week's guests are the Anne Arundel Circuit Court judges who are up for election after being appointed by a governor. These current judges are Klavans, McCormack, Schaeffer and Vitale. (They are the "Final Four" on the ballot when you vote.) They all gave great insight on why we should care who are judges are. We talked about their connections to the community. These serious judges have a fun, down-to-earth side that I think you will enjoy listening to.
In the beginning of the podcast, I explain the rigorous and thorough vetting process each of them undertook to become appointed judges. These judges had to apply and interview with various specialty bars representing various ethnic, racial and gender groups, legislators and community organizations before they were able to meet with the nominating commission. The 13 member Nominating Commission was made up of Republican, Democrat and Independents, lawyers and non-lawyers who then aske questions of the candidates before the commission then determined if they were qualified to be placed on a list that was forwarded to the Governor.
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This week I put together a sound compilation on the recent Annapolis Film Festival. I interview Dominque Purdy, the writer and star of "Driving While Black" and ask him on his thoughts on Annapolis. Then we hear from the stars of "Becoming Bulletproof,' where a group of actors with and without disabilities gather in Los Angelos to film BULLETPROOF, a comedy Western complete with saloon brawls and scheming villains. The lead actor has Williams Syndrome and hails from Maryland. Next we hear from the director's of the film festival's films, including the Director of Blair Witch Project and a female director's perspective. Finally, we hear from Rob Reiner, famed director of Princess Bride on the American Premier of "Being Charlie," a film loosely base on him and his son, Nick Reiner's coping with addiction. The Annapolis Film Festival has quickly become acclaimed and well known through Hollywood circles. This year's "Best of Fest" films were exceptional and unforgettable. Enjoy these sounds and check out the festival next year. Please share this with any of your film buff friends via social media.
In today's episode, I say farewell, talk about some prestigous past guests this past year and I talk about Snapchat in Annapolis. Follow me @smacmullan.