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Mainely Matters

Highly qualified hosts cover a variety of topics regarding the state of Maine; Business, Veterans Affairs, Sports, Non-Profits, Politics, Travel & Tourism, Law & Justice, Maine Made, Maine Lobster Industry, Outdoors & Recreation, Real Estate, Music, Odds & Ends, and more. Maine's people, Maine's past, Maine's present, Maine's future.


Mike Archer, Orono High School Athletic Director with host Rob Carmichael
Exploring the challenges and rewards of athletic administration at the high school level; Host Rob Carmichael talks with long time Orono High School Athletic Director and Little Ten Conference Football Commissioner , Mike Archer.
51:35 11/29/2022
Chris Rudolph, the Head of Corporate Sponsorships for Waterfront Concerts with host Rob Carmichael
Waterfront Concerts and Collaboration--Host Rob Carmichael talks with Chris Rudolph, the Head of Corporate Sponsorships for Waterfront Concerts, about his journey in the service industry to the fast paced business of live entertainment.
46:44 09/12/2022
Andy Silvernail, Founder, Chair & CEO of 5 Nails, LLC On Overcoming Adversity
From humble beginnings to one of the top CEOs in America---Host Rob Carmichael talks leadership and overcoming adversity with former Bucksport resident, Andy Silvernail, Founder, Chair & CEO of 5 Nails, LLC
45:47 06/15/2022
Breaking Barriers - Brigadier General Diane Dunn
Breaking barriers—Maine’s first female Maine Army National Guard General discusses her career and shared her thoughts on leadership with Mainely Matters podcast host RobCarmichael
70:46 04/26/2022
When is a Duck Not a Duck? When its Maine Duck Tours!
Host Brian Bickford interviews Maine Duck Tour Owner Khaled Habash, the famous amphibious bus that guides visitors around Portland sites, teaching and entertaining guests. Khaled is a small business visionary who understands the tourism consumer business and contributes greatly to Portland’s tourist land scape.
25:05 04/10/2022
Maine Craft Maker's Impact Experiential Tourism
Host Brian Bickford interviews CEO Kristan Vermeulen of Makers of The USA. Kristan is a visionary helping Maine based small businesses and hospitality resorts embed Maine crafters into their experiential options. Kristan will soon be seen in her own reality series.
33:36 04/08/2022
Schooner Cruises - Camden Maine 2022
Host Brian Bickford interviews Capt. Sam Sikkema of the Victory Chimes (est. 1900), as they explore the many Maine based schooler options available to adventure seekers. You have not lived until you have been on these historic ships.
29:27 04/05/2022
From West Point & Special Operations To Chick-fil-A
From the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and distinguished army career, to owner/operator of Chick-fil-A in Bangor, host Rob Carmichael talks with LTC (Ret) Todd Schultz about leadership and building a successful team at one of the most successful franchises in America.
64:43 03/14/2022
Ocean Impacts on Tourism In Maine
Host Brian Bickford discusses the condition of the Gulf of Maine & its impact on tourism with Blaine Grimes of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Discover how you can make a difference and learn about the Blue Economy.
27:43 02/11/2022
Maine Professional Hockey
Host Brian Bickford discusses Portland's Maine Mariners hockey teams contribution to Maine Tourism and economy in a candid conversation with its VP of Business Operations Adam Goldberg.
19:47 02/08/2022
Maine Snowmobiling 2022
Brian Bickford interviews Owner Russell Walters of Northern Outdoors in the Forks, the epicenter for access to the best snowmobiling trail systems in Maine. Lodging, brew pub and even rent top of the line sleds.
25:44 02/05/2022
Why Veterans Die By Suicide
Colonel (R) J.R. Mosher applies The Interpersonal Theory of Suicidal Behavior (Dr. Thomas Joiner, PhD) and a preventive model to our nation's veterans.
52:00 02/03/2022
From the University of Maine to CEO in the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry—Leading During Turbulent Times
Host Rob Carmichael discusses leadership with University of Maine Alum Dan Martin, the CEO of Xpress Global Systems, a leader in the shipping and distribution of flooring products industry.
61:30 01/27/2022
One Year Anniversary Of Mainely Matters Podcast!
Host John Brier talks about the first year of the Mainely Matters podcast platform, which is now listened to in 22 countries with close to 20,000 episode downloads.
17:00 12/31/2021
Building the Maine Strong Balance Center with Dr. Jason Adour
From vision to reality, Physical Therapist and founder Jason Adour discusses the concept and growth of the Maine Strong Balance Center with host Rob Carmichael.
50:39 12/14/2021
Maine Forest Yurtz! Glamping Extreme
Host Brian Bickford invites Survivor winner Bob Cowley to talk about his 100 acre Yurtz hideaway in Durham Maine.
27:12 11/23/2021
SUGARLOAF - Ski Season 2021-22 Kicks Off
Host Brian Bickford discusses Sugarloaf Mountain’s upcoming season with Ethan Austin. Learn what loyal and new skiers & boarders can expect this year. Time to get your ski and boards ready for an awesome winter!
27:36 11/16/2021
Leadership & Banking with John Reed, CEO of Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
Leadership and Banking with John Reed, CEO of Maine Savings Federal Credit Union and host Rob Carmichael.
60:36 11/05/2021
Maine Author Randy Spencer Talks About His New Book "Written On Water".
Written On Water takes us to a place where very old ways of life have persisted and, against all odds, the velocity of modern life has not yet invaded its shores and lakes, pines and canoes, and most importantly, its citizens.
22:38 11/05/2021
Vinny Cormier, Maine Rock and Roll Legend
You've seen Vinny and his band Dakota on stages all over Canada and New England for decades. Now get to know the artist behind the loud rock and roll and leather jacket!
49:50 10/30/2021
Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester. Remember, Honor, Teach.
Remember, Honor & Teach. Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America, talks about the 30-year history of one of America's most amazing non-profits. With over 12,000,000 wreaths placed to date this is a fascinating episode.
52:36 10/29/2021
Kaleb Robinson from Maine based nonprofit Trekkers with host Jared McCannell
Host Jared McCannell with another episode of the Mainely Matters - Nonprofit Report. In this episode we are joined by Kaleb Robinson from Maine based nonprofit Trekkers. Join us to learn about the great youth programming they are currently offering and a glimpse into the future for the organization!
28:43 10/28/2021
Jen Nason, owner of the Win Win thrift store, Brewer, Maine.
Host Patricia Matthews talks with Jen Nason, owner the Win Win thrift store located in Brewer, Maine. Learn why the Win Win is known as the thrift store that makes a difference.
22:49 10/20/2021
Saving lives: reducing the stigma of mental illness and behavioral health disorders in military populations.
Major General retired Gregg Martin describes his battle and ultimate victory over bipolar disorder as an example for others to follow. With host Colonel (R) Jack Mosher.
52:57 10/19/2021
MAINE HOSPITALITY - Destination Resorts & Restaurants
CEO Matt Lewis of Hospitality Maine and Sebasco Estates Owner Bob Smith join Host Brian Bickford to discuss the unique offerings of Maine’s sought after destination resorts and restaurant locations.
32:44 10/16/2021
Restoring and Preserving Heritage Language & Culture in Maine (and around the World)
Join Mainley Matters Nonprofit Report host Jared McCannell for an interesting discussion about Maine's heritage languages and linguistic and cultural restoration and preservation with Julia Schulz, co-director of Rockland based nonprofit Speaking Place.
42:05 10/15/2021
Gordie Gronkowski Talks Health, Fitness & The Origin Of The Gronk Spike!
Gordie Grownkowski joins host John Brier in talking about his families fitness business G & G Fitness, their VUE Drink line, and the projects they have worked on in Maine. Sprinkle in some athletic development tips and find out the origin of the Gronk Spike made famous by his brother Rob Gronkowski.
32:34 10/12/2021
1963 Elephant Mountain B-52 crash near Greenville, Maine
On 24 January 1963 a United States Air Force Boeing B-52C Stratofortress with nine crew members on board lost its vertical stabilizer during turbulence at low altitude and crashed on Elephant Mountain in Piscataquis County, Maine. There were 2 survivors and 7 fatalities.
20:03 09/29/2021
Interview with Maine Singer Allison Ames
In this podcast, Tom interviews Maine singer Allison Ames, who has sung professionally in the Allison Ames band for over 3 decades. We'll talk her inspirations, some tips for upcoming Maine female singers, and I even surprise Allison at the end with a touching tribute to her biggest inspiration, her Mom.
34:48 09/23/2021
9/11 - Maine's Connection To The 9/11 Hijackers
A look back at Maine's connection to 9/11 twenty years later. Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker behind the 9/11 terrorist attack launched his attack on the morning of 9/11/2001 from Portland, Maine. Listen to how those Mainers who came in contact with the terrorists on 9/10 and 9/11 remember those events.
35:18 09/10/2021