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Open Ears Maine

Open Ears Maine


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Journalist Crash Barry has conversations with Mainers about COVID-19's impact on life Down East.

On-Demand Episodes

Some thoughts on the protests of the murder of George Floyd and then a conversation with Captain Noah Barnes about the impact of COVID-19 on Maine's windjammer fleet.

Two guests with dramatically different points of view on the COVID-19 pandemic AND the state of Maine's State of Emergency rules. First, Phoebe Kolbert, a college student and writer, then Pete Guidi, an innkeeper with a large investment... more

On today's show, we'll be talking about pandemic restauranteering with Erin Bruns of Bruce's Burritos in Yarmouth. We'll hear what it was like to pivot to curbside only food service, functioning under the state's new rules and her thoughts... more

This episode is gonna be a little different. In Episode 13, we speak to a mask-hating, QAnon-loving Maine Republican Party candidate for an Aroostook County House seat. We'll hear about his anti-mask protests, the Illuminati, his... more

We speak to "Lois" -- a fifth and sixth grade teacher in a rural, mid-coast Maine town -- about education during the time of COVID-19

We speak to a mid-coast Maine mail carrier we're calling Cliff Clavin to hear what it is like delivering mail during the coronavirus pandemic. And to learn what's worse — dog bites or COVID-19.

HospitalityMaine wants the governor to lift the 14 day quarantine for out-of-state tourists. Also a brief flashback to 1902 when typhoid came to Maine.

On today's show, we'll hear about Janet Mills' COVID testing announcement, plus breaking news about a cruise ship planning to tie up in Eastport for an extended stay. And we'll talk about the practically useless COVID-19 antibodies test... more

On today's show, we'll speak to State Rep. Genevieve McDonald, a Democrat from Stonington-Deer Isle with tips on filing for unemployment as a self-employed Mainer or sole proprietor. She's also the skipper of a lobster boat, so we'll learn... more

We spoke to Rick Savage, the owner of Sunday RIver Company about his decision to challenge the state COVID-19 reopening plans.