THIS IS RALEIGH PODCAST

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 city of oaks!

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Podcast 27: Wake County Schools (which school is best for your kid?

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Ok parents, if you have up and coming school aged kids, or you have kids already in school but are looking for other options, or you are moving to Raleigh in the future, in this episode we chat with Libby Taylor from SchoolUp Wake who is an expert on all things Wake County Schools. We […]

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Podcast 26 – Getaway to the CrystaL Coast, NC

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If you’re looking for a beach getaway from Raleigh, consider the Crystal Coast a great region that includes the coastal towns of Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, and Pine Knoll Shores. In this episode listen to the highlights of our 3 day getaway including all the fun things we did, places to eat […]

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Podcast 25: Plans for 2022 in Business & Life

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Happy new year and all that. In this episode we chat about our plans for 2022 related to our This Is Raleigh podcast, our website and blog, our social media channels, plus plans for our community, travel plans we have both domestically and internationally, personal life updates, and much more! Listen to the podcast: Subscribe […]

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Podcast 24: Say Goodbye to Clutter with Pro Organizer, Sarah Valeri

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Sarah Valeri, who lives in Apex with her husband and two dogs, started her business Hello Clutter in 2019 as a way to help people transform their homes into a space where they can rest. She says hello to your clutter so you can say goodbye to it! Her passion is to remove the excess […]

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Podcast EP 23: Financing a Home Purchase with Broker, April Blackwell

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April Young Blackwell lives in Raleigh and is a Mortgage Broker at Blackwell Mortgage, and our personal broker who we got financing through for the recent purchase of our home here in Raleigh. April has years of experience in the financial industry, starting in commercial banking which enables her to serve the self-employed (like us), […]

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Podcast EP 22: Boone Highlights

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In this episode we share our tips from our recent 6 night getaway to Boone over Thanksgiving, including where to eat and drink in Boone, what activities we did like hiking, waterfalls and riding the Tweetsie Railroad, exploring Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock, and our awesome cabin stay near Boone! Listen to the Podcast: What […]

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Podcast EP 21: Bryson City Highlights

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Bryson City is tucked into the North Carolina mountains and sits on the southern doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s known as the Quiet Side to the Smokies, and in case you don’t know, the Great Smoky Mountains national park is the most visited in the USA. In this episode we share […]

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Podcast 20: Chuan Tsay, Founder of Heirloom Brewshop

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Chuan Tsay is the Founder of Heirloom Brewshop, one of our favorite coffee shops in Raleigh. But it’s not just any coffee shop, Heirloom is also a premium tea house, sake bar and kitchen all rolled into one with an Asian-inspired menu and aesthetics – a unique concept for Raleigh! In this episode Chuan shares […]

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Podcast EP 19: Maggie Kane, Founder of “A Place At The Table”

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Maggie Kane is the Founder and Executive Director of A Place at the Table, Raleigh’s pay-what-you-can cafe. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 and began working for a nonprofit with people experiencing homelessness. In this episode Maggie shares her story of growing up in Raleigh, how she got inspired to create the […]

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Podcast EP 18: Adrienne Cole, CEO of Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

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Adrienne Cole is President & CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and you couldn’t get a more energetic, passionate and friendly leader for the Raleigh business community. In this episode Adrienne shares her journey from growing up in New Bern, NC, to attending Meredith College in Raleigh, how it felt becoming the first […]

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