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This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home. After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home. Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that why - sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul. Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the Beltline.

This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home. After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home. Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that why - sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul. Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the Beltline.

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This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home. After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home. Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that why - sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul. Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the Beltline.

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English


Episodes

37: Best Beaches near Raleigh (less than 3 hour drive)

6/24/2022
One of the great things about living in Raleigh is not being too far from the North Carolina Coast. In this podcast we share some of our favorite beaches near Raleigh. We discuss their different personalities, what we love about them, and some standout things to do and see in each one. Show notes: https://thisisraleigh.com/podcast-37-beaches-near-raleigh/ Read more: 12 great beaches near Raleigh https://thisisraleigh.com/beaches-near-raleigh/

Duration:00:40:44

36: Looking for Raleigh Real Estate Agents? We can help!

6/15/2022
In this episode we talk about our new Raleigh real estate business, how we can connect you to awesome realtors, a mortgage broker, and experts in all areas of moving to Raleigh. This is Raleigh podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace

Duration:00:43:24

35. Marcus Ginyard (former UNC Basketball Captain)

5/26/2022
Marcus Ginyard graduated from UNC in 2010 with all the basketball accolades you can imagine including NCAA champion, team captain, defensive player of the year, and All-ACC defense. After a 12-year career playing overseas in various countries - Poland, France, Ukraine to name a few - Marcus is back in the Triangle and starting his second career with Medalist Capital. Tune in to find out what his time at UNC was like, playing professionally overseas, what's going on with his next chapter, and...

Duration:01:37:52

34. Zack Johnson, Empire Agency and Girls Night Out

5/15/2022
When Raleigh native Zack Johnson (Leesville High School) was playing drums in shows throughout the Carolinas, he was always the business guy - the one who didn't want to just jam out, but he also wanted to figure out how to build a music empire. After touring with acts like Afroman and ending up in Los Angeles, he started Empire Agency, which represents musicians and athletes. In 2020, Zack and his growing family came back home, and he's now helping local musicians take their genius to the...

Duration:00:41:57

33. Raleigh vs London

5/11/2022
The This is Raleigh family visited London recently and loved every minute of it. Today they give their London travel tips and compare the City of Royals to the City of Oaks. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:00:43:52

32. Slice Pie Company's Kristen Mullins "The Pie Lady"

4/21/2022
Raleigh native Kristen Mullins comes on to tell us how she and her dad made (baked?) the idea for Slice Pie Company, the company's expansion, the most popular sellers, and what makes Raleigh so special. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence. Pick up a pie at Slice's new location, 1400 S. Saunders St. Raleigh, NC 27603.

Duration:00:52:40

31. Our 2022 Q1 Review

4/3/2022
The first quarter of 2022 has absolutely flown by! Today we talk about some of the amazing experiences we've had in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina, and what's ahead for the rest of the year! This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:00:41:16

30. Kiara and Terrance Ruth

3/14/2022
Dr. Terrance Ruth may be the next mayor of Raleigh. Kiara Ruth is an influencer and blogger at The Banana Moon. Together, they're a Raleigh power couple, and they share their story on today's episode. For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:00:58:33

29. eSports scene in the Triangle, with Caleb Smith

2/25/2022
Did you know that there's a huge eSports scene here in the Triangle? Today we chat with Caleb Smith, owner of Contender eSports Gaming Center about what eSports is all about, the money that's available, and how his team is training the job force of the future. For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:00:56:41

28. OBX in the Winter: Still so much to do

2/18/2022
We took another beach vacation in the winter, this time to the Outer Banks (Nags Head, Manteo, Kitty Hawk, Duck, Corolla). There's so much culture and history, and here we tell you about all the things to do when the weather isn't right for a dip in the ocean. For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:00:42:19

27. Navigating the Wake County Schools System, with Libby Taylor

2/10/2022
The Wake County School System is massive and sometimes pretty confusing to navigate. There are traditional or year-round schools, magnet schools, charter schools, private schools. You always want to choose what's best for your kids, but how do you find all the right information? Today we're joined by Libby Taylor from SchoolUp Wake, who saw many parents were strugglling with their school choice and found a way to help them. For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit...

Duration:00:56:43

26. Crystal Coast Winter Beach Getaway

2/2/2022
Most people don't think about the beach for a winter weekend getaway or vacation, but it's actually pretty amazing. There are so many things to do...and it's not nearly as crowded. Today we talk about our trip to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina - Beaufort, Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and Emerald Isle. Check out our blog post on the Crystal Coast things to do and places to eat! For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit...

Duration:00:41:19

EP 25: Plans for 2022 in Business & Life

1/25/2022
Are you ready for an excellent 2022? It's about time right? In this episode we chat about our plans for 2022 related to our ThisIsRaleigh podcast, our blog, social media channels, plus plans for our community, travel plans we have both domestically and internationally, personal life updates, and much more!

Duration:00:49:52

24. Say Goodbye to Clutter, with Hello Clutter's Sarah Valeri

1/5/2022
If there's one thing that can cause overwhelm, overstimulation, and stress in a household, it's clutter. Sarah Valeri from Hello Clutter has made it her business to make homes better organized, less stressful, and clutter free, and she joins us today on the This is Raleigh Podcast! For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:01:05:25

23. Financing a Home with Mortgage Broker, April Blackwell

12/15/2021
The housing market in Raleigh right now is ridiculous - mortgage rates are low, prices are sky-high, and supply can't keep up with demand. So when you put in an offer to buy, you better be prepared. Today, we welcome our mortgage broker, April Young Blackwell from Blackwell Mortgage, to give us some tips on how to navigate this wild time in the Triangle. For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and...

Duration:01:03:49

22. Visiting Boone, Grandfather Mountain, and Blowing Rock

12/8/2021
Today we are talking about Boone, North Carolina, just three hours from Raleigh. Boone is right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the High Country of NC, and close enough to Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain that we went there too. Hear about it all on today's episode! For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, and is produced by Earfluence.

Duration:00:39:16

21. Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains: Bryson City Review

12/1/2021
The holidays are a great time to visit Bryson City in the Great Smoky Mountains. You've got the Polar Express, Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park, and a whole lot more in this small town. Tune in to hear where we ate, where we drank, and what we did on our little getaway! Full show notes: https://thisisraleigh.com/bryson-city-podcast/ Blog post: https://www.ytravelblog.com/things-to-do-in-bryson-city/ For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is...

Duration:00:56:56

20. Heirloom Brewshop's Chuan Tsay

11/23/2021
When Chuan Tsay told his mom he was starting a coffee shop, she was devastated - because she'd been there before and seen the toll the restaurant industry takes. But for Chuan and his wife Anna Phommavong, they wanted to "create something that completes our parents' journeys or at least takes it one step further because when they were doing this, it was at a time and place in which they weren't as respected for their identities as much as we have been in our time and place and time." Tune...

Duration:00:56:25

19. Maggie Kane, A Place at the Table

11/17/2021
In January 2018, Raleigh native Maggie Kane opened Raleigh's first pay-what-you-can cafe, A Place at the Table. Today she talks to Caroline and Craig about the why and how of how it all got started, how the Triangle community has been so supportive, and what she likes to do in the City of Oaks when she's not working. Instagram | @TableRaleigh | Go help get them 20K followers! Thanksgiving morning at Place at the Table, Gonza will be providing breakfast tacos and hot chocolate! Full show...

Duration:01:00:40

18. Raleigh Chamber CEO Adrienne Cole

11/10/2021
Adrienne Cole was born in Raleigh and went to college at Meredith. She's seen how the City of Oaks has evolved over the years, and in 2017, she was named the first female CEO of the Raleigh Chamber. Today Adrienne talks about how Raleigh has changed, what she loves to do in the Triangle, and her vision for the future. Full show notes: https://thisisraleigh.com/podcast-adrienne-cole/ For more on things to do in and around Raleigh, visit ThisIsRaleigh.com. This is Raleigh is hosted by...

Duration:00:50:57