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On Nature, Wellness, and Life in the Allegany Highlands The one-stop Western Maryland vacation station for visitors, residents, and everyone in between. Learn about & celebrate the history, culture, music, and outdoor/recreational opportunities in these beautiful Appalachian mountains. Find out the latest on new businesses, upcoming events, the real estate/lake residential market, and so much more. And most importantly; Stay Wild, My Friends! All at www.wildful.wordpress.com and on all the major social and podcasting sites.

On Nature, Wellness, and Life in the Allegany Highlands The one-stop Western Maryland vacation station for visitors, residents, and everyone in between. Learn about & celebrate the history, culture, music, and outdoor/recreational opportunities in these beautiful Appalachian mountains. Find out the latest on new businesses, upcoming events, the real estate/lake residential market, and so much more. And most importantly; Stay Wild, My Friends! All at www.wildful.wordpress.com and on all the major social and podcasting sites.
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Oakland, MD

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On Nature, Wellness, and Life in the Allegany Highlands The one-stop Western Maryland vacation station for visitors, residents, and everyone in between. Learn about & celebrate the history, culture, music, and outdoor/recreational opportunities in these beautiful Appalachian mountains. Find out the latest on new businesses, upcoming events, the real estate/lake residential market, and so much more. And most importantly; Stay Wild, My Friends! All at www.wildful.wordpress.com and on all the major social and podcasting sites.

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English

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Episodes

#44 When the Woods Went Still: Wildfulness in the Winter

11/25/2018
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Wherein we explore the opportunity that Winter affords us to slow down just a little, delve into the idea of paring back, scaling down, and simplifying. All the while hearing about a true and very entertaining story about a couple who decided to chuck it all and recapture what they believed to the best in life, out in the remote wilderness of Maine, with no modern amentities - NONE. Tune into hear it at Wildfulness, your one-stop vacation station about all there is to see, do, and experience...

Duration:00:11:12

#43 Autumn at the Lake: The Time in Between, Turkey Tales, & a Way to Give Thanks

10/31/2018
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The busyness of summer is over, the Autumn Glory Festival has come and gone, the docks have been pulled, the cabins winterized. It's the pause before the frantic crush of the holiday season, and then the snow/ski season. It's the time in between. How shall we spend it? New research shows that giving thanks changes your brain and your life for the better. What are you thankful for, here in the mountains of Western Maryland? Tune in to focus mindfully and joyfully on the pleasures of "The Time...

Duration:00:14:19

#42 2018 Autumn Glory Festival with Mother Nature & Garrett County's Finest

9/9/2018
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Wherein we explore some of the many highlight attractions, events, and gorgeous autumn scenery coming up in the award-winning Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland, MD. Hear the sounds of some of the unique ways to celebrate the season of the harvest, in the wild and wonderful hills of the Allegany Highlands of Western Maryland. October 10-14. Stop in at www.wildful.wordpress.com for details, photos, and insider tips, and listen to the audio on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, Youtube,...

Duration:00:15:40

#41 "Becoming an Outdoors Woman," Time for a Walk on the Wild Side!

8/25/2018
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Wherein we hear first hand from: program veterans, what this outdoor education/retreat is all about; from instructors, how much they love teaching at it; and finally how much fun and how inspiring it's been for those who've participated in it as "students." Classes include kayaking, birding canoeing, fly fishing, turkey hunting, camping, blacksmithing, tree identification, hiking. How about the stress management benefits of being out in Nature for three days? Priceless! All at...

Duration:00:33:51

Bonus Audio: Complete Monologue on John W. Garrett, by Local Historian Al Feldstein

8/24/2018
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Wherein the sonorous voice and first person monologue of local historian Al Feldstein brings the dynamic personality and life story of John W. Garrett, the county's namesake, to life. Garrett's role in the B&O Railroad and his patronage of the beautiful train station in Oakland are also featured, and of note. At www.wildful.wordpress.com. On iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Duration:00:19:08

#40 Oakland B&O Railroad Station, Local Gem, National Treasure

8/18/2018
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Wherein we explore the architectural and historical gem, the B&O Station in Oakland, MD, and discover how it connects the dots to so many themes in the development of the nation: industrial, cultural, transportation, Gateway to the West, and many more. Hear from the townspeople who worked hard over the years to bring the station back to its former glory; a local historian who channels John W. Garrett, and some good old Steam and Steel bluegrass tunes. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com. On...

Duration:00:37:15

Bonus Audio - Sleep Affirmations Only

7/23/2018
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This audio file omits all the introductory episode text and speaking from Episode #38, playing only the affirmations and background music, repeating over a 30 minute period. Download to your phone and listen your way to the Sandman!

Duration:00:51:21

#38 Best Vacation Sleeping: How to Rest & Rejuvenate While You're in the Mountains

7/23/2018
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Wherein we explore some practical techniques for making sure you take maximum advantage of the cool, crisp mountain air in Western MD to refresh and get the best possible sleep while on vacation, while weekending, and beyond. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com. And now on Alexa via the ANYPOD skill, launch phrase: "Alexa, ask ANYPOD to play Wild Fullness." (make sure to say it as two words, Alex won't understand it otherwise.)

Duration:00:12:55

#37 The Lighter Side of Lake Life: Does this Fur Make Me Look Fat?

7/12/2018
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Wherein we introduce our soon-to-be-regular "Krazy Kritter Korner" segment, debuting with the humble but life-saving Woodchuck, alias Whistle Pig, alias Marmota Monax. It's all at www.wildful.wordpress.com & on iTunes, Google Play and all your favorite podcast platforms. Your one-stop vacation station for all the fun and wildful times in the Allegany highlands of Western Maryland.

Duration:00:16:47

#36 Garrett County Celtic Festival, Key to the Culture of Western MD

5/30/2018
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Wherein we explore all the fun and edu-tainment to be had at the June 2, 2018 Garrett County Celtic Festival, with guest interview Fred Fox, event organizer and supporter. It's about gaelic music (bands), historic re-enactments, highland dancing, food and gift vendors, children's activities, and tons more. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com, the one-stop vacation station, on demand radio, in Western MD. Stay Wild, my Friends!

Duration:00:09:14

#35 Coal in Western MD Part Two: What Happened to the Coal Towns, with Guest Jim Rada

5/16/2018
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Wherein we continue to explore the impact of coal on the culture & economy of Western MD, by listening to Jim Rada, author & historian, share the story about how the town of Shallmar was saved from starvation, at Christmas time, in 1949. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com, the one-stop vacation station for Western MD and Deep Creek Lake.

Duration:00:21:05

#34 The Legacy of Coal in Western MD, Part One

5/16/2018
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Wherein we begin the first of two episodes on how the coal economy and culture have impacted Western MD, and listen to first person stories from those who actually worked the mines, or lived in mining families in Garrett & Allegany Counties. Part Two features Jim Rada, author and historian, on the saving of the town of Shallmar. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com

Duration:00:45:01

#33 Appalachian Spring: Romping Through the Ramps

4/10/2018
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Wherein we explore Springtime in Appalachia, and the wonders of ramps! Delicious treasures to seek and find, while savoring the sweetness of the return of spring. Find out more at www.wildful.wordpress.com, a one-stop vacation station for all the fun, culture, lore, history, and outdoors activities in the Allegany Highlands.

Duration:00:14:27

#32 Barn Quilt Pioneers

3/31/2018
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Wherein we explore the beautiful barn quilts that bring the Garrett County landscape to life in every season, and learn how this new version of a traditional art form was born. Featuring and interview with Cheryl DeBerry, historic photos from the Western Maryland Historical Library, and the music of Carolyn Carter and the band "Lone Redwing." View all the photos,links, and more, including other episodes, at www.wildful.wordpress.com & your favorite podcast player, ie., iTunes, Stitcher, etc.

Duration:00:25:02

#31 The Civil War & the Jones-Imboden Raid, with Guest Jim Rada

3/14/2018
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Wherein we learn about the Jones-Imboden Raid in Oakland, MD, and how it fit into the larger Civil War picture in Western MD, featuring the tale as told by history writer James Rada. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com. Your one stop vacation station.

Duration:00:17:12

#30 The Ruffed Grouse in MD: A Bird in Decline & Why We Should Care

3/5/2018
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Wherein we discover a bird percussionist who is struggling to survive, and how we can do ourselves a favor, and help. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com. Your one-stop vacation station.

Duration:00:14:48

#29 All Aboard, for the Magic of the Western MD Scenic Railroad

2/19/2018
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Wherein we explore the heritage/scenic WMSR railroad that brings us up close and personal to the magic of yesteryear, and the importance of the steam locomotive in the transportation theme of Mountain Maryland as a Gateway to the West. Be a part of history, as you get "All Aboard," and all in, on this epic part of the American journey, at www.wildful.wordpress.com. Your one-stop vacation station.

Duration:00:15:29

#28 Hidden Gem: Drive-Thru Geology at Sideling Hill

1/30/2018
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Wherein we explore the 340 million years of drive thru geology at the Sideling Hill Roadcut, which we marvel at every time we drive from D.C. to Western Maryland. Subtitled: A Funny (Geology) Thing Happened on the Way to the Lake. And Maryland's own version of Daniel Boone, Meshach Browning, tells his disastrous tale of an unwanted somersault down the side of that steep & treacherous mountain as a child. All at www.wildful.wordpress.com. Your one-stop vacation station.

Duration:00:14:43

#27 2018: It's for the Birds!

1/13/2018
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Wherein we explore the what it means to have 2018 be designated as "The Year of the Bird," why birds matter, discover some unique celebrity birds, and learn where the best places are to see the most unusual birds, in Western Maryland. Extensive info & show notes at www.wilful.wordpress.com. Your one-stop vacation station. #BirdYourWorld in 2018!

Duration:00:24:31

#26 Staying Warm on the Slopes - High Mountain Sports to the Rescue

12/24/2017
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Wherein we chat with High Mountain Sports owner Steve Green about how to look good, feel good, do good out on the slopes and the trails this winter. Learn about all the new technology to keep you warm and comfortable, while doing your best and having fun outside this season. At www.wildful.wordpress.com, exclusive Mountain Maryland podcast radio station.

Duration:00:23:16