Delmarva's Own Podcast
By Jeffrey Scott
Delmarva’s Own podcast was created to explore Delmarva in any way we can! We want to tell the story of the region through the people of today, their knowledge of yesterday, and their hopes for tomorrow.
Brent Lewis: Delmarva's Own Hollywood Reporter Guy
Brent Lewis was born and raised on Delmarva, in the Kent Narrows region. He learned to appreciate reading and writing from his mother, and learned the value and art of storytelling from his father and other watermen like him. Given his understanding of Delmarva and its people, there wasn't really any better person to tell the story of how Hollywood has made it's mark on the region, for better or worse. Brent joins Jeff and Randy in this episode to talk about his most recent book, Stardust by the Bushel: Hollywood on the Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. Visit www.delmarvasown.com to read a bonus article about Brent. Visit www.easternshorebrent.com to read Brent's blog posts about Delmarva, primarily the Kent Island area. They're fantastic. Visit Secant Publishing to purchase Brent's book and other locally published works. Visit www.voiceofrandy.com for all your voice talent needs. Have a message for the podcast? Click this link!
May 20, 2022
American Idol Contestant, Jay Copeland
American Idol contestant, Jay Copeland is a native of Salisbury, MD, the Jewel City of Delmarva. Jay joined Jeff and Randy to talk about his experience on the show. He drops some news about the upcoming episode, his feelings about Lionel Richie being elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and whether or not he'd do it all over again.
May 07, 2022
The Water's Edge Museum, Part 1: The Middle Passage
This is the first episode of three which will be dedicated to the Water's Edge Museum located in Oxford, Maryland. As the museum's website states, The Water’s Edge Museum was established to tell the story of "...The Founding Black Families of America who harnessed knowledge and power, and placed it firmly and confidently into the hands of their descendants." Oxford was chosen as the location for the museum due to Oxford being the only documented arrival port for the Middle Passage, one of the trade routes during the years of the American and European slave trade. In this episode, Jeff and Randy are joined (once again!) by Dr. Clara Small to discuss just what the Middle Passage actually was. The blog article which accompanies this episode can be found at www.delmarvasown.com.
April 27, 2022
Delmarva's Own Podcast, How the Sausage is Made
Jeff is often asked how he got started in podcasting, and if it's hard. In this episode Jeff and Randy discuss just how easy it is, and the things Jeff uses to make it work. Find a blog article with more information including links for all the things Jeff and Randy discuss at www.delmarvasown.com.
April 08, 2022
Delmarva's Own...and the Country's Only...3-Way Baseball Champion, Troy Brohawn
Troy Brohawn coaches the Salisbury University baseball team. Under his leadership, the team and coaching staff won the first NCAA Division III Baseball National Championship. Prior to this, Coach Brohawn led his high school alma mater to a state championship. And, even before that, in 2001, he won a World Series as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. As far as we can tell, Brohawn is the only person to achieve these three championships in their career. You'll only find him here, as one of Delmarva's Own!
March 28, 2022
Theater Academy of Delmarva BONUS Episode
In this special bonus episode, I go backstage at the Mar-Va theater in Pocomoke, Maryland to interview the stars of Frozen Jr. Don't miss your chance to see an encore performance of Frozen. Show are 11/5 at 7 PM, 11/6 at 2 and 7 PM, and 11/7 at 3PM. Get your tickets at the door.
November 05, 2021
Delmarva's Own Mary Mahler and Theater Academy for KIDS!
Today we are joined by Mary Mahler, the founder and owner of The Theater Academy of Delmarva. Mary began the academy in 2018 to provide a way for kids to enjoy the world of theater and help them develop their interests and talents on the stage. If you 'd like to see an upcoming production of the TAD, then act quickly! There are four upcoming shows of Frozen Jr. coming up in early November, 2021. You can buy your tickets by clicking here! The story of Mary's devotion to providing theater experiences for kids took a long time to develop. Read more about Mary's decision to finally begin something she was passionate about at www.delmarvasown.com. As with most good stories, she had to overcome some obstacles. This podcast is a production of Jeffrey Scott Writing.
October 25, 2021
Delmarva's Own Writers Association and Publishers
In this episode I am joined by three members of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Shore Writers Association. Tara Elliot is the President of ESWA and joins Kenton Kilgore as the co-directors of the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. Emily Rich is the managing editor of ESWA's anthology, Bay to Ocean: The Year's Best Writing from the Eastern Shore. The blog post for this episode is full of information regarding publishing resources available to the people of Delmarva. You can find the blog at www.delmarvasown.com. You can find ESWA at www.easternshorewriters.org. Special thanks to PAC14 who provided us with air-conditioned recording space for this episode.
August 29, 2021
Delmarva's Own Writers Association and John Williams Fanboy
In this episode, Jeff shares a story pulled from the Eastern Shore Writers Association anthology, Bay to Ocean: The Year's Best Writing from the Eastern Shore. The story is from the 2019 edition, and is titled Why Real Men Cry at Boston Symphony Hall. It's a story about a boy and his grandma and their love for John Williams, the famed American composer. Delmarva's Own pulled the music clips from the following YouTube videos. Follow the links to hear the entire piece. Theme from Star Wars. Theme from Jaws. Theme from Schindler's List. Theme from Star Wars, Episode I, A New Hope. The Olympic Theme. While not used in the episode, Jeff does mention how John Williams was influenced by Gustav Holst and suggest listeners take a few moments to listen to the two pieces below as evidence. Gustav Holst, Mars, Bringer of War. Comparison of Mars, Bringer of War and Imperial March from Star Wars. The blog which accompanies this podcast episode can be found at www.delmarvasown.com. Jeff discusses just what an anthology is. Special thanks again to friend of the podcast, Randy Scott for his vocal talent. Randy can be found at www.voiceofrandy.com . Listeners interested in seeing the first articles for which Jeff received a paycheck can do so at www.jeffreyscottwriting.com and clicking on "Freelance Work."
August 02, 2021
Dr. Kirkland Hall - Delmarva's Own Baseball Historian
Dr. Kirkland Hall joined Delmarva's Own Podcast in February as the last conversation for episodes directly related to Black History Month. So, we're a bit late getting this one out. Dr. Hall spent his life and career as an educator, community activist, and minister. Frankly, this description does a disservice to the amount of work Dr. Hall has done in the Delmarva community, particularly in the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. He also played baseball on a historically black baseball team which originated early in the 1900's. Dr. Hall tells us about his time playing on the team and the way black baseball teams impacted communities on Delmarva. For more information regarding Dr. Hall, Negro League Baseball on Delmarva, or Hall of Fame players from the Negro League era, check out our blog about the episode. There are links to several players and a picture of the historical monument placed at the baseball field where Dr. Hall played. Special thanks also goes to Marty Payne of the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. Marty was a wealth of information in preparation for this episode. The music for this episode was provided by Everett Spells. Everett can be found on his website. He is available for your music entertainment needs or for private lessons.
March 19, 2021
Delmarva's Own Freedom Fighter: Harriet Tubman - The Early Years
This episode is about former enslaved person, abolitionist leader and Underground Railroad Conductor, Harriet Tubman. Harriet grew up in bondage in the area of Cambridge, Maryland. I met with Lawson Nwakudo, a guide at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park to discuss Harriet's earliest years, when she would have been known as Araminta "Minty" Ross. We talk about her birth, the tasks she performed while enslaved and the injury that almost killed her. As it turns out, this injury may have been the turning point for little Minty, and placed her on a trajectory that would help change America. Special thanks to Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) and the A Capella Choir for their performance of "Steal Away." This performance can be found on their Free At Last album. Located just south of Boston, Massachusetts, on the historic south shore, ENC offers a quality college education in a diverse community committed to racial justice.
February 16, 2021
Delmarva's Own Black History Authority: Dr. Clara Small
This week we are joined by Dr. Clara Small to help us begin to dig in to the vast treasure-trove of history available to us. Dr. Small is a historian who has dedicated her life to telling the story of black Americans from Delmarva. Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, Hall spent 36 years teaching history in courses including World Civilizations, Civil Rights in American Society, African American History and related topics. It might be argued that she is the region's foremost scholar on the history of Black America on the Delmarva Peninsula. Dr. Small has authored or co-authored 7 books, with her 8th due out before the leaves bud out on the trees this spring. Titles include: Reality Check: Brief Biographies of African-Americans on Delmarva Compass Points: Profiles & Biographies of African Americans from the Delmarva Peninsula, Volumes 1,2, & 3 [Publication Forthcoming] Co-Authored: Men of Color: To Arms! Manumitted Slaves and Free Blacks from the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland Who Served in the Civil War They Wore Blue and Their Hearts Were Loyal: The United States Colored Troops of Dorchester County Maryland Her work has garnered her acclaim and recognition resulting in numerous awards including: University System of Maryland Regent’s Award for Public Service Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Frank H. Morris Humanitarian Award The Harriet Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Small has also served as a member of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. For more information about Dr. Hall and Our discussion today, visit www.delmarvasown.com. We located the music used in this episode on Youtube. Click here for We Will Overcome. Click here for Stand By Me.
February 02, 2021
Major Mayor, Jake Day
Jake Day is the Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland. At the time of this recording, Jake was on active duty, stationed in Djibouti in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, America's war on terror. Jake is one of three sitting Mayors to have been in active duty while holding office. You can find more about Jake at the episode webpage located here, at www.delmarvasown.com. You can follow Mayor Day at the following places: Twitter: @jacobrday Instagram: @jacobrday Mayor’s Webpage: https://salisbury.md/mayors-office
January 18, 2021
Stephanie Fowler - Delmarva's Own Author and Publisher
Originally from Salisbury, MD, Stephanie Fowler is a graduate of Parkside High-School. She earned her college degree in creative writing at Washington College in Chester, Maryland where she was awarded the Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate prize in literature in the United States. The winning collection of stories about Delmarva was entitled Crossings and published in 2008. In the fall of 2020 Stephanie published her second work, Chasing Alice, the result of a six-year dedication of love in tribute to her high school English teacher, Alice Davis, who was tragically murdered by her husband. Stephanie joined Delmarva's Own podcast to share why Mrs. Davis was so inspirational to her and so many others and why Stephanie made it her mission to tell her story. In May 2013 Stephanie opened SaltWater Publishing in Berlin, Maryland to help local authors with self-publishing and tech services. Their tech-specialty is Apple products so before you cross the bridge to visit the Annapolis Apple store, give SaltWater Media a call. It's kinda their thing. She is the co-host of the “So What’s Your Story” Podcast and has appeared on the “What You Should Read” podcast with Kelly Hager and Julia and Rachel Hall, the “Foul Play” podcast with Shane Waters and Gemma Hoskins, and “Mybookcart and More” with Hanna and Cari. She has appeared on DelmarvaLife, Coastal A+E with Michael Sprouse, Delmarva Today, and more. Chasing Alice is available locally at The Greyhound Indie Bookstore, Sundial Books, Bethany Beach Books, The Bookplate, and Browseabout Books as well as through Salt Water Media. It is also available through Bookshop.org, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, though as always, Delmarva's Own emphasized the importance of supporting local merchants. Do so if you can! At the beginning of the episode we played a short portion of a larger press conference held by Wicomico County Sheriff, Mike Lewis during the days of the investigation surrounding Alice's disappearance and murder. Here is a link to the YouTube clip we used. Follow Stephanie: Visit saltwatermedia.com and sign up for the updates. Twitter: @stephlfowler Instagram: stephanie_fowler Medium: Stephanie Fowler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swm.publishing Podcast: So What’s Your Story http://www.sowhatsyourstorypodcast.com/ Follow Delmarva's Own Podcast Visit www.delmarvasown.com and sign up for the updates. Instagram: @delmarvasown Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delmarvasown Follow host, Jeff Scott: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffreyscottwriting Instagram: @jeffreyscottwriting Twitter: @JeffScottWrites
January 11, 2021
Randy Scott- Delmarva's Own Radio Host and Voice Talent
Delmarva native Randy Scott joins us for the first episode of Season 2. Randy has worked in radio since 2004. Currently the co-host of the Whiskey and Randy show, he has worked on many formats including oldies, top 40, Adult Contemporary, Sports, and Country. Randy was the play by play announcer for the Delmarva Shorebirds (Class A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) for 5 seasons. The Whiskey & Randy show is heard mornings on Froggy 99.9 on the Delmarva peninsula and afternoons on 94.7 WDSD in Wilmington, Delaware. Randy is married with two children, loves sports, is active at his church and in his community. In the first episode of the 2021 season Randy talks about growing up on Delmarva, his decision to attend college elsewhere, and his experience in the radio industry. Jeff surprises Randy with a special surprise guest. For more information about Randy, visit www.voiceofrandy.com. Follow the Whiskey and Randy show: Visit their website. Facebook: The Whiskey and Randy Show Follow Delmarva's Own Podcast Visit www.delmarvasown.com and sign up for the updates. Instagram: @delmarvasown Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delmarvasown Follow host, Jeff Scott: Visit www.jeffreyscottwriting.com and sign up for updates. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffreyscottwriting Instagram: @jeffreyscottwriting Twitter: @JeffScottWrites
January 07, 2021
Ferry Operator Ray Hoffman
Ray Hoffman operates the Upper Ferry on the Wicomico River. The Upper Ferry is one of three cable ferries on the Delmarva Peninsula. The others are the Whitehaven Ferry, again crossing the Wicomico, and the Woodland Ferry, which crosses the Nanticoke River. Thanks to Tessa Stultz for the new logo! Delmarva's Own website.
July 29, 2020
Episode 1 - Roundabouts, Rotaries, and Traffic Circles...WHAT GIVES?!?!
This episode was inspired by the installation of a new roundabout near Downtown Salisbury, MD. Jeff and his guest, Sandy Greer of A+ Driving discuss why people are skeptical of this (and perhaps, all) traffic circles. Make sure you check out the blog about this episode at www.delmarvasown.com. There you'll be able to find a picture of the roundabout in question, and a learn a bit more that we didn't discuss on the podcast. Check out A+ Driving School in Salisbury, MD. You can find them at https://aplusdrivingsch.com , or by calling (410) 548-4444. That shouldn't be hard to forget...4+4+4+4 = 16... the legal age for driving in MD.
May 08, 2020
An Introduction to Delmarva's Own Podcast
This is a quick introduction to the host and goals of Delmarva's Own Podcast. Visit our website at www.delmarvasown.com .
April 28, 2020