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Delmarva's Own Podcast

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.
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Delmarva's Own Asian Cuisine Extravaganza: Kaiju Sushi and Ramen Bar

Delmarva's Own PodcastDec 03, 2022

Delmarva's Own Asian Cuisine Extravaganza: Kaiju Sushi and Ramen Bar

Delmarva's Own Asian Cuisine Extravaganza: Kaiju Sushi and Ramen Bar

On this episode of the Delmarva's Own podcast, Randy and Jeff met with Nicole Lin. Nicole, along with her husband, Jackie Chan, own two restaurants on Delmarva. The first, Manna Asian Cuisine, opened in Salisbury, MD in 2018. The second, Kaiju Sushi and Ramen Bar opened in 2021 in Berlin, MD, (or West Ocean City, if you prefer...) and was the setting for our conversation with Nicole. We talked about the food, of course, but also about the difficulties of living in China, her move to the United States, settling on Delmarva and finally becoming a United States citizen. We even try to pull a secret out of Nicole. Do she and Jackie have plans for a third restaurant? Sounds like they might!

Dec 03, 202246:35
Delmarva's Own: 47ABC News Anchor, Jordie Clark

Delmarva's Own: 47ABC News Anchor, Jordie Clark

Jordie Clark is the Morning and Midday News Anchor at 47ABC-WMDT. While 47ABC broadcasts out of Salisbury, MD, Jordie was born, raised, and still lives in Sussex County, Delaware. A graduate of Woodbridge High School, Jordie went on to Study Journalism and Political Science at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia where she also played NCAA Division II Softball. Upon graduation Jordie returned home, joined the team at WMDT, and now spends her professional hours telling the stories of her local community and neighbors.

You can follow Jordie at Twitter (@jordie_clark), Instagram (@jordieclark_tv), and Facebook (@JordieClark47ABC).

Nov 08, 202201:04:23
Delmarva's Own: Mogan's Oyster House

Delmarva's Own: Mogan's Oyster House

This episode is about Mogan's Oyster House. You'll want to listen to this story of triumph, because... When history looks back at some of the worst times to open a restaurant, we can be sure that October 2019 will be listed as the wrong time to launch such an endeavor. But, nobody planned to open a new restaurant just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It was just unfortunate timing. Restaurants closed by the thousands around the country, unable to remain financially viable as the United States shut down into various states of quarantine. But for some reason, as restaurants with decades of business success began to close, one of the newest eateries on Delmarva not only survived, but grew. This episode is about the story of how Denny Mogan came to open Mogan's Oyster House on Main Street in Salisbury, Maryland, how it thrived during the pandemic and a devastating medical diagnosis for the owner, and how they continue to be a local favorite. We were joined by the General Manager of Mogan's Oyster House, Mike Daly. Mike is a life long resident of Delmarva and calls Salisbury home. His industry expertise and love for his place of employment shone clear as he reminisced about the early days of Mogan's, his time learning about the restaurant industry while living in New York city as he chased Broadway dreams, and how he brought his expertise to grease the inner workings of Mogan's. Mogan's Oyster House is located at 100 East Main Street in Salisbury, Maryland. They are open every day 11:30AM - 9PM.

Oct 24, 202258:19
Delmarva's Own Champion Builder: Branden Hudson of SBY MMA
Oct 10, 202201:12:46
Delmarva's Own NFL Veteran ... Oh, and an Update on the Podcast

Delmarva's Own NFL Veteran ... Oh, and an Update on the Podcast

It's been a long but quick two summer months since our last episode. In this episode Jeff and Randy discuss what's been going on during that time. And, as promised, we get back to the conversation with Kent Island native, Jody Shulz, who is a former player in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Oct 02, 202255:18
Delmarva's Own Fisherman's Inn and the Whole Dang Fisherman's Village

Delmarva's Own Fisherman's Inn and the Whole Dang Fisherman's Village

In this episode Jeff is joined by Jody Shulz. Together with his brothers and family, Jody owns several establishments in what has come to be known as Fisherman's Village. Today Jody tells us the story of how this area grew from the earliest days of Fishermans Inn, to include the Fisherman's Crab Deck and Seafood Market, and coming soon, the Hyatt Place Hotel. Jody has also joined with some partners and launched two additional business - a Boatel, the Dock House Restaurant.

Fisherman's Village, the Kent Narrow Boatel, and the Dock House Restaurant are located off of Route 50 exits 41 or 42, just east of Kent Island and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Find the blog post to accompany today's episode at

Find Jeff's writing at

Find Randy's vocal talent at

But most of all, find food for your belly at Fisherman's Village!

Aug 04, 202249:48
Delmarva's Own Enneagram Expert: Christi Engle, Part I

Delmarva's Own Enneagram Expert: Christi Engle, Part I

Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do, and or why you are the way you are? The Enneagram is one tool we can use to help us understand ourselves better, and how we might live alongside others in a more healthy manner. Today we are joined by Delmarva's Own, Christi Engle. Christi is a Certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher, and she's here to give us the run down on we can do work to understand our life's journey through the lens of the Enneagram. This episode is part 1 of 2.

Jul 15, 202246:25
Delmarva's Own Enneagram Expert: Christi Engle, Part II
Jul 15, 202244:47
Brent Lewis: Delmarva's Own Hollywood Reporter Guy
May 20, 202201:10:59
American Idol Contestant, Jay Copeland

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, 202226:19
The Water's Edge Museum, Part 1: The Middle Passage

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

Apr 27, 202256:40
Delmarva's Own Podcast, How the Sausage is Made
Apr 08, 202201:02:33
Delmarva's Own...and the Country's Only...3-Way Baseball Champion, Troy Brohawn

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!

Mar 28, 202252:60
Theater Academy of Delmarva BONUS Episode

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.
Nov 05, 202126:40
Delmarva's Own Mary Mahler and Theater Academy for KIDS!
Oct 25, 202134:08
Delmarva's Own Writers Association and Publishers
Aug 29, 202148:03
Delmarva's Own Writers Association and John Williams Fanboy

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 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

Listeners interested in seeing the first articles for which Jeff received a paycheck can do so at and clicking on "Freelance Work."

Aug 02, 202130:36
Dr. Kirkland Hall - Delmarva's Own Baseball Historian

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.

Mar 19, 202150:04
Delmarva's Own Freedom Fighter: Harriet Tubman - The Early Years

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.

Feb 16, 202139:25
Delmarva's Own Black History Authority: Dr. Clara Small

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]


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

We located the music used in this episode on Youtube. Click here for We Will Overcome. Click here for Stand By Me.

Feb 02, 202153:02
Major Mayor, Jake Day
Jan 18, 202138:58
Stephanie Fowler - Delmarva's Own Author and Publisher

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, 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. 

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Jan 11, 202148:12
Randy Scott- Delmarva's Own Radio Host and Voice Talent

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 Follow the Whiskey and Randy show: Visit their website. Facebook: The Whiskey and Randy Show Follow Delmarva's Own Podcast Visit and sign up for the updates. Instagram: @delmarvasown Facebook: Follow host, Jeff Scott: Visit and sign up for updates. Facebook: Instagram: @jeffreyscottwriting Twitter: @JeffScottWrites
Jan 07, 202152:53
Ferry Operator Ray Hoffman
Jul 29, 202031:25
Episode 1 - Roundabouts, Rotaries, and Traffic Circles...WHAT GIVES?!?!

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 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 , 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, 202042:01
An Introduction to Delmarva's Own Podcast
Apr 28, 202003:50