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.
Nov 27, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Mike Goldfaden. Mike is the Executive Director of The Samaritan House, a nonprofit "halfway house" that helps people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol in Anne Arundel County. We talk about how Mike himself was a client and is now helping others with their sobriety.

I told Mike the story of how a friend of mine in Anne Arundel County became addicted to heroin and took his own life. Mike explained that this is all too common and that heroin and addiction doesn't discriminate, and it effects people from various socio-economic and demographic backgrounds.

This year Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Scuh declared a public health emergency related to heroin abuse and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan called it a statewide crisis, creating the Heroin and Opioid Emerengency Task Force. Mike and I talk about this omnipresent issue with The Samaritan House's slogan in mind: "We can do together. What we cannot do alone."


Please listen, subscribe and share this important episode of The Annapolis Podcast.

Next week public defender Bill Cooke discusses how Anne Arundel County should focus more on treatment of heroin as opposed to spending our resources on enforcement. 



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 13, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Ian Pfeiffer. Ian is the Alderman for Ward 7 and is a goverment relations professional in DC. He talks about how a bad car accident led him (kind of) straight to Annapolis and a good life. We also go into his thoughts on Crystal Springs. Please listen, share and subscribe! This is part 1 of a special 2 part series. 

Ian Pfeiffer

Scott MacMullan


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.


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Picture courtesy of Heather Crowder of photography



Oct 31, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Mr. Annapolis John Frenaye. John started Eye On Annapolis (, which has close to 200,000 website views a month, after someone told him that he couldn't do it himself. He not only started the blog, he started a community media-source and a full-time business.  He goes into the beginnings of Eye On Annapolis and gives his opinion on some local happenings, politics and insight from his unique perspective of the Annapolis area. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview. Listen and please share it with your friends. Thank you for enjoying The Annapolis Podcast!

John Frenaye's Website

Scott MacMullan's Website

Image of John Frenaye by Heather Crowder Photography

Oct 24, 2015

This week's guest on The Annapolis Podcast is Gavin Buckley. (Photo Credit to Joe Heimbach of No Filter Photography (NoFilter Originally hailing from South Africa and Australia, Gavin literally sailed into City Dock in the 90's and hasn't looked back since. He is the owner of Tsunami, Lemongrass and Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge, all on West Street. He hints on a couple new restaurants to come on West Street in Annapolis. When Gavin opened up Tsunami in the year 2000, West Street wasn't the safest of areas, now it has become a more vibrant arts district. In this episode, Gavin hints at throwing his hat into the ring for Annapolis politics. He talks about the arts scene in Annapolis back in the day, which included Jimi Hendrix, among others. And, of course, he talks about the controversial mural that is above his flagship restaurant Tsunami. Press play, enjoy, stay "in-the-know" and share this episode.


Guest's Webpage

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Oct 17, 2015

This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is Greg Lilly. Greg is the founder and chairman of The Fish for a Cure Foundation, which holds an annual fishing competition in Annapolis. Greg talks about growing up fishing in Annapolis. We go into the informal beginnings of Fish for a Cure, which quickly became formal when his wife was found to have cancer. The Fish for a Cure Foundation has raised a "whopper" of an amount of $900,000 for the Anne Arundel Medical Center since 2010. Greg hopes that Fish For A Cure can help spread AAMC's successful "Nurse Navigator" program to hospitals around the country. Sit back, grab a beer and enjoy this genuine Annapolis Fish Story.  

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 27, 2015

This week's guest on the Annapolis Podcast is longtime Annapolitan sailor Tucker Thompson. Tucker is a former America's Cup sailor and is the current host of the upcoming 35th America's Cup that is set to be held in Bermuda in 2017. From his Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Sailing program days, to his contributions to local favorite Spinsheet Magazine with his famous "Tucker's Tips" column, to hosting and covering sailing TV coverage in Annapolis for 15 years, to presently showing off the Auld Mug, the America's Cup trophy and giving presentations to yacht clubs across the nation, Tucker oozes "Annapolis sailing." Tune in and listen to this legendary sailor.

Guest: Follow Tucker and The America's Cup here.

Host: Scott MacMullan


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 13, 2015

On this week's episode of the Annapolis Podcast, Steve Lash of the Daily Record is the guest. He reports on Maryland's top courts and is an "encyclopedia" of local case knowledge. We dive deep into current Annapolis Court of Appeals cases for the 2015-2016 term. We look at the Serial case and I ask Steve whether he thinks Syed is going to get out of jail anytime soon. From gay marriage and Kim Davis to a recent Anne Arundel County case regarding DNA, we review an array of appellate level cases that concern citizens. We also speculate on who is going to jump onto the Court of Appeals next? Who is going to replace Judge Battaglia? Will it be Maryland State Bar Association President and the Honorable Pamila Brown of Howard County? Tune in to find out.

Follow Steve Lash on Twitter here.

The Maryland Daily Record


Host: Scott MacMullan Law

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 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.


They are always hiring at their Route 50 Annapolis location. Check out their product and opportunities here: 

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


Visit Scott's criminal defense/DUI website here.

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

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.  

Learn more about Gary here:



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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Jul 20, 2015

Dan Alagna and Amy Chase of Free Range Improv discussed how they have been making Annapolis laugh for about three years now. Their comedy improvisational troupe is cut from the same cloth as "Whose Line Is It Anyway." We talk about how improv is just what the doctor ordered for Annapolitans, their businesses, their nonprofits and for our troops. We talk about the history of improv from Chicago's Second City to present times. Finally, we discuss how improvisational skills can help out local businesses. Free Range Improv is a local group helping other local groups. This episode will put a smile on your face!

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