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.
Jun 13, 2016

This week's guest is Alderman Ian Pfieffer. We cover all the latest, hot city political topics and more in this episode. This is a "must-listen" for any Annapolitan. Please listen, share and subscribe.

Alderman Ian Pfieffer

Scott MacMullan's Law Firm's Website

May 30, 2016

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Moses Cohen. In Biblical scripture Moses is the most important prophet of Judaism. In modern Annapolis times, Moses Cohen is a true Annapolis Prophet. Moses is the President-Elect of the Annapolis Rotaract Club, a charitable non-profit composed of under 30 year olds. He discusses what Rotary is about, networking and giving back in Annapolis and Annapolis nightlife. Listen, share and subscribe to this special "Young Annapolis" edition of The Annapolis Podcast.

Annapolis Rotaract

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Apr 10, 2016

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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4 Judges Strong Website

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense/Personal Injury Website

Apr 4, 2016

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. 

Apr 1, 2016

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. 

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website: Assaults, DUIs, Domestic Violence

Mar 27, 2016

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Mike Keller. Mike is a longtime member and current Chair of The Annapolis Human Relations Commission. The Commission accepts and reviews complaints on discrimination, makes recommendations regarding legislation and does community outreach. As always, we discuss the past, present and future of this commission, which was created in the early '60s. Mike has had a unique perspective of working closely with at least 6 Annapolis Mayors through the years, and we discuss their styles and effectiveness. We also talk about the commissions recent Report and Recommendations submitte to City Council on the "Relations Between Annapolis Police and the Community." Hint: Annapolis is no Ferguson, Missouri or even Baltimore for that matter. Please listen, subscribe and share this important interview with interested Annapolitans. 

The Annapolis Human Relations Website


Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website

Mar 5, 2016

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is the infamous Comedian/Marketer Tim Hamilton. Being the first guest to come on to the podcast twice, Tim doesn't disappoint. After two weeks of the flu, I decided to change this podcast up a bit and go "Barbara Walters" on Tim and walk and talk to him around Annapolis. We bump into the Maryland Senate President, among other local sights and luminaries on our walk of Downtown Annapolis. What happens when we see the Senate President is just something you can't make up.

Caution. Tim has a potty mouth so this one might not be appropriate for everyone.


Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website


Feb 23, 2016

This week's guest is the incomparable Liz Murphy, aka "Naptown Pint." This is a replay episode due to me contracting the Ebola virus last week and fighting to get over it completely this week. If you aren't into beer science and history, fast-forward to Liz's "dream Annapolis bar crawl." 



Feb 14, 2016

This week's guest is the South Riverkeeper, Jesse Iliff. Jesse talks about water quality, chicken poop, Chesapeake Bay history, what exactly a Riverkeeper is, how climate change is affecting Annapolis and what we can do to mitigate. If you share this episode on social media, I will thank you at the beginning of next week's episode. 

The South River Federation Website

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website

Next week on T.A.P.---> Cara McKendrick, "The Annapolis Fork" food blogger dishes on Annapolis grub. 

Feb 8, 2016

This week's guest is The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, Wes Adams. As always, we discuss the past, present and future of the guest's position. Wes Adams tells us about what the State's Attorney does exactly. We talk about his transition into office, what his office is presently doing (including his 3 part approach to combat heroin use) to make Anne Arundel County safer and his future plans for the office. As a father, husband and coach to many county children, his goal is to reduce crime in the county through efficient and effective prosecution.

Please share this important episode on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin and subscribe to "The Annapolis Podcast" on Itunes. 

Wes Adams, The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website

Please email me with any guest suggestions or other comments.

NEXT WEEK: The South River Riverkeeper, Jesse Iliff

Feb 1, 2016

This week Josh Davidsburg (check out episode 9) guest hosts and interviews Scott MacMullan. Josh asks why Scott started the podcast, what Scott thinks of the Annapolis criminal justice system, why Scott loves Annapolis and, as a criminal defense attorney, what Scott thinks of the smash hit Netflix documentary, "Making a Murderer." 

This is a good episode to share whether by email or via Facebook. Sharing The Annapolis Podcast's Facebook posts really makes a difference in our reach and is much appreciated. Thank you! 


Next week's guest is The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney, Wes Adams. Planned future guest includes Jesse Iliff, The South River Riverkeeper. So subscribe on Itunes and subscribe to our email newsletter. 

Josh Davidsburg's Website

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website

Jan 17, 2016

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Glenn Campbell. Glen is a Senior Historian with Historic Annapolis and was a part of the Freedom Bound Exhibit team for Historic Annapolis. We delve into the fascinating stories of these "Runaways of the Chesapeake". Please forward this email to any friends of yours to share the podcast.


Historic Annapolis Website

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website

Jan 11, 2016

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Liam O'Meara. Liam is the head of Environmental Quality Resources, LLC, a watershed restoration company and is a member of the Baldwin family which runs the Reliable Contracting Company. We talk watershed restoration, developing Annapolis and how free parking spots still cost us. Listen, subscribe and share!

Dec 3, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Bill Cooke. Bill is currently an excellent Public Defender at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. In that capacity, he sees how drugs detrimentally influence people's behavior. We discuss the Dred Scott decision and the Roger Taney Statue in Annapolis. We further discuss local politics. Bill has an unique perspective being a former Baltimore State's Attorney and current public defender who identifies with the Republican party. Please listen, share, enjoy and subscribe!


Guest Bill Cooke's Website

Scott MacMullan's Criminal Defense Website

Nov 22, 2015

This week's The Annapolis Podcast guest is Ian Pfeiffer. This is part 2 of a 2 part series with Ian. He answers the question about whether Crystal Springs project is going to be a dispositive issue for the Mayor in his reelection race. (A note on Mayor Pantelides. I have reached out to try to get him on the show and was told I was going to get an email to schedule his appearance but haven't received that email yet. I truly hope to have him on to talk about his family's history in Annapolis.) Ian and I discuss his favorite restaurant in Annapolis and who he would like to have on The Annapolis Podcast. Please share, listen and subscribe!



Nov 7, 2015

This week's guest is again John Frenaye of Eye on Annapolis. This is part 2 of my conversation with John Frenaye, the publisher of Eye on Annapolis and a recent edition to the WRNR morning show. We left off with the cliffhanger question "Who is the most important voting block for the mayor's race?" We answer it. Please continue to share the Annapolis Podcast. We have many great guests lined up for your listening pleasure.


Vote for Eye on Annapolis and The Annapolis Podcast for the Mobbies awards here.

Picture courtesy of Heather Crowder of photography



Oct 5, 2015

This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is therapist Laura Reagan. Laura talks soul-sucking Annapolis commutes, recent sexual assaults in Annapolis, "Keeping up with the Kardashians" in Annapolis and disportionately high amount of murder-suicides in Maryland. Tune in my Annapolitan friends!


Guest: Laura Reagan LCSW-C 

Host: Scott MacMullan Law, LLC Your Annapolis Criminal Defense Attorney


Sep 20, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Evan Koslow. Evan, a practitioner who is rated as a "Super Lawyer", is a family Law practitioner and mediator here in Annapolis. Evan gives us a primer on the who, what, when and where of family law here in Anne Arundel County. This is a good place to start if you, or a loved one, is contemplating a divorce in Anne Arundel County. 

Guest: Evan Koslow:

Host: Scott MacMullan

Sep 7, 2015

This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is Sean O'Neill, the President of the Annapolis Business Association. He is also the Vice-President of RBC Wealth Management Group and is a financial advisor there. He gives us insight on the association's recent merging with Main Street Annapolis to become the Annapolis Partnership. Sean gives us insight on how the ABA can help Annapolis businesses. He also tells us whether or not he is going to run for Mayor of Annapolis.


Sean's Business Page

Annapolis Business Association Page

Scott MacMullan Annapolis DUI Attorney Page


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 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.

Scott's Criminal Defense/DUI website

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


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