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A podcast about Newport, Rhode Island






EP 122: Yoga at Your Place, Chicken at Fluke

EPISODE 122: By Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina a luxury resort that’s both convenient and fun! Yoga at Your Place, Chicken at Fluke. That’s a strange title, for sure, but it describes this episode perfectly. First, Buck and I welcome Jessica Ackerman from Yoga on the Rhody, a different kind of yoga program that brings the ohm to your home. Plus, we returned to Fluke Newport at Bannister’s Wharf last week to see what their new chef has to offer summer diners. Listen in for the dish! Show...


EP 121: From Newport to the Bahamas

EPISODE 121: By Discover Newport Before the summer season gets fully underway, but after school lets out, Buck and Helena like to head south and get an early start to summer life by spending a week in the Caribbean. Each year, they head to a different island in search of one that might entice them to return. For many years, their Newport friends (especially those with boats) have consistently sung the praises of the Bahamas. Even though they are not boat people, the Harrises do trust their...


EP 120: Episodes We Love – Lucky Dogs

EPISODE 120: By Discover Newport As you plan your Newport summer adventures (or special event), you may be wondering how to bring your much-loved dog with you. It’s so hard to leave them home when they are such an integral part of our everyday lives. Well, wonder no more! When you come to Newport, your dog can come, too! This week, we bring you a 2017 episode with Lucky Dog Resort owner, Laurie Ruttenberg. Lucky Dog is a unique place for dogs to hang while their owners go a gallavanting;...


EP 119: In the Kitchen with Chef Brian Ruffner

EPISODE 119: By Discover Newport Newport’s restaurant scene is booming! In the last 10 years, the talent in our city has been ramping up, making Newport not just charming to wander, but a destination for foodies. In this episode, Buck and Helena go behind the scenes with Brian Ruffner, executive Chef at Jo’s American Bistro, a delightful restaurant in the Bellevue Avenue district of Newport. Brian shares with us his story of getting from NY to CT to Newport, what it takes to plan a menu for...


EP 118: Newport Sea Salt

EPISODE 118: By Discover Newport The sea draws us in like moths to a flame. We like to see it, swim in it, live near it. The sea and its many treasures, it has long been known, has a multitude of benefits to us. Today, Buck and Helena chat with Matt and Tami Mullens, a ridiculously cool couple from Newport who make Newport Sea Salt; a delightful and delicious treasure that comes right out of the ocean we all love so much. Matt and Tami’s story is so much more than a small business startup;...


EP 117: A C-Suite Look at Newport with Jeffrey Hayzlett

EPISODE 117: By Discover Newport We have a very special guest in this episode. Jeffrey Hayzlett has a long list of accomplishments. He’s a primetime television host on C-Suite TV, podcast host of The HERO Factor Podcast on C-Suite Radio, and the Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a former Fortune 100 CMO, and one of the most compelling figures in business today. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television...


EP 116: The Kings Lens with Patrick Murphy

EPISODE 116: By Discover Newport We introduce you to another interesting Newporter in this episode of That Newport Show podcast. His name is Patrick Murphy and he’s survived monster waves in Hawaii, a business startup in Newport, and many fun evenings at his gallery on Carroll Avenue with friends old and new. Our chat today is about how a kid who grew up in Newport, goes out into the world and brings back a renewed sense of inspiration through art, music, and conversations at The Kings Lens...


EP 115: Over a Million Daffodils for Daffodillion

John Hirschboeck, Project Director of Newport’s Daffodillion Project, joins the show today to tell us about all the fun things going on during this annual Spring event in Rhode Island. From hat-making sessions to garden parties and a puppy parade, you don’t want to miss one of the loveliest festivals in Newport. Plus, Buck and Helena report back on Newport Spring Restaurant Week with a Dine & Dish segment. Listen in! Feature photo used with permission by the Daffodillion Project Many thanks...


EP 114: Stone Carving with Nick Benson

EPISODE 114: By Discover Newport Nick Benson is our guest in this episode. He is an extraordinary artist and 8th generation stone carver, as well as the owner and creative director of the John Stevens Shop in Newport. The John Stevens stone carving business has been in existence since 1705. It is one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in the United States. Nick has personally carved some of America’s most treasured monuments, from the awesome WW2 monument in Washington, D.C., to...


EP 113: Across the Pond with Postcard Academy

Sarah Mikutel is originally from the east coast, but she currently lives and works in the U.K. As the creator of Postcard Academy, a blog and travel podcast, Sarah shares stories of people who packed up everything to start a new adventure in another part of the world. It may seem a bit flighty at first, but there’s a meaningful design to Sarah’s travel musings, and for someone with the world, literally, at her fingertips, we’re going to find out why Sarah comes to Newport each year, and how...


EP 112: Irish Heritage with Mike Slein

March is a big month for Americans. We have Mardi Gras, International Women’s Day, and the Spring Equinox. For the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the Roman Catholic feast of the patron saint of Ireland. He died on March 17, 461. In this episode, we explore the history of Irish immigrants in Newport. Our guest is Mike Slein, president of the Museum of Newport Irish History. Buck and Helena chat with Mike about how the Irish built and shaped our ‘city by the sea’. Listen in! Newport Irish...


EP 111: Trent Theroux Swims Around Aquidneck Island

One day you’re kayaking in Naragansett Bay, and the next, you’re in a hospital, paralyzed and unable to feel your legs. This is the story of today’s guest, Trent Theroux. It’s a fascinating and inspiring story that Trent describes as his awkward journey to the Ironman”. Suffice it to say that our guest did not languish in his hospital bed for long, and instead turned tragedy into a testament of motivation, strategy, and determination. Listen in! Photo: Back to Britain Trent’s Book: Fillet to...


EP 110: Parlor, NIMRI, and Podcasting

Newport is a small community with a large reach. People and businesses settle here because of the city’s charm, coastal location, and sophistication – without the congestion of big city life. This means we have a lot of top-notch local talent. Helena recently spent an evening at Parlor on Broadway, talking to a group of professionals who were interested in podcasting. She was surprised by a number of things at this gig – things that came right up against her attitudes about Newport,...


EP 109: No Gas Newport

We yankees may have a reputation for being standoffish and hard to reach, but once you break the ice, we’re friends for life. This has become painfully clear this past week in Newport, where friends and neighbors in the city by the sea are struggling with no heat because our natural gas provider, National Grid, experienced an equipment failure that left almost 7,000 homes and businesses without heat. Instead of bringing Newport to a grinding halt, the challenge brought out the best in Rhode...


EP 108: A New Year in Newport

Happy New Year Listeners! We have so much to look forward to in 2019, and so much to catch up on… from the drama in “G Lot”, to horses back at home. Plus, a new shopping resource that is convenient for Newport County residents in Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, and Bristol. Listen in! This week’s sponsors: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina and listeners like you. For More Information: Follow Us on: Facebook or Instagram –> Want to know more about that delicious cocktail Helena had?...


EP 107: Christmas Tree Shopping at the Coast

If you are looking for a great place to buy your Christmas tree, come to Tiverton and Little Compton. These small, seaside towns are ideal for a winter weekend getaway or a day trip for tree shopping. And when you’ve found the perfect tree, we have a recommendation for a place to eat, drink, and be merry. Plus, Buck and Helena have a few cozy places for you to do you holiday shopping in a new SHOP NEWPORT segment. Listen in! This week’s sponsors: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina and...


EP 106: Restaurant Week Dine & Dish

Buck and Helena went to the White Horse Tavern for Newport Restaurant Week. It was their first time at this historic tavern and they do a little dine and dish in this episode about their experience. Restaurant week is challenging for chefs and staff, but it’s their time to plan for and showcase the essence of their restaurants, and it’s a great time for folks to try places they haven’t been before. You never know what might become your new favorite place! Plus, find out what’s in store for...


Episode 105: Jeremy Allen on Little Compton Town Politics

In this BONUS episode, Helena chats with Little Compton Town Council candidate, Jeremy Allen, about why he is running for a spot on the Town Council. Who is he? Why is he running, and how does he fit in with the Little Compton Democratic Town Committee. It’s a casual, personal, and genuine conversation. No rhetoric. Perhaps this is what the next generation of politicians can be like – open, honest, devoted. An incredibly special small town way of life is at stake here. What can folks like...


EP 104: Newport Restaurant Week Fall 2018

Newport Restaurant Week is Back! We talk with Andrea McHugh from Discover Newport, about encouraging residents and visitors to experience the truly amazing culinary talent in our city by the sea. Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 local restaurants offering extraordinary meals at very attractive prices. Andrea is going to give us the scoop on restaurant week, as well as Discover Newport’s top picks for winter events in town. Listen in! This...


EP 103: The Most Romantic Hotel in Our City by the Sea

After three years on the “air”, we are throwing it back this week to the most romantic hotel in Newport – the Vanderbilt Grace. Our guest is Allison Schumann, manager at the hotel. She joins us to talk about the accommodations, the history, the charm, and a bunch of very cool events that make this beautiful mansion-turned-hotel a must-see when you’re in town. Plus, Buck and Helena dish about their YotMe experience at the Audrain Automobile Museum, as well as their first taste of Jo’s...