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 35: Marcus Ginyard, former UNC Basketball Captain

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Marcus Ginyard is a former UNC Basketball captain and member of their 2009 National Championship winning team, he also played professionally in Europe for 10 years, and is now working with a company in Raleigh. In this episode Marcus shares amazing insights and stories from his youth, his time attending and playing for UNC, what […]

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Podcast 34: Zack Johnson, President of The Empire Agency

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Zack Johnson is a Raleigh native and the President of The Empire Agency. He spent some time working in LA before moving back to Raleigh to try and strengthen the entertainment community here. Listen Now: Subscribe On Your Favorite Platform: Watch The Video Podcast: What We Talked About: Where he grew up and went to […]

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Podcast 33: Raleigh vs. London

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We recently visited London for 10 days and loved every minute of it. Today we thought we’d have a fun chat and do a Raleigh vs London face off, the comparisons about the City of Royals to the City of Oaks. Listen in as we compare including topics such as public transport, coffee scene, beer […]

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Podcast 32: Kristen Mullins “The Pie Lady” from Slice Pie Company

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Listen in to Kristen and learn about her award winning pies from her local Raleigh company, Slice Pie Co. that were voted best pies by MSN & USAtoday! 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 […]

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Podcast 31: 1st Quarter Wrap Up

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We are four months into the year already, so we thought we’d do a quick wrap up of cool things we’ve discovered in Raleigh early this year, getaways we’ve experienced, events coming up and much more! Listen to the podcast: Subscribe on your favorite platform: Watch the Video podcast: What we talked about: Staycation at […]

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Podcast 30: Terrance & Kiara Ruth Interview

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In this episode we were honored to sit down and chat with Terrance & Kiara Ruth. Terrance is in the running to become the next mayor of Raleigh, and his wife Kiara is also doing great things in the community via her online platforms. Listen in as they share their backgrounds, the story of how […]

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Podcast 29: Triangle Esports in raleigh with Caleb Smith

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We knew very little about Esports and the gaming world until this fascinating chat with Caleb Smith who started his own Esports business, Triangle Esports Cary. If you’re a parent with kids who love gaming, definitely listen in as Caleb’s business offers a fun, innovative, and educational approach to the gaming world. Listen to the […]

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Podcast 28: Outer Banks (Winter Getaway)

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Yes, you can visit the Outer Banks in the winter as there are plenty of cool things to see and do away from the beach. And one of the great benefits of a winter getaway is that there are a lot less people, and accommodation is much cheaper! Listen in to all the fun we […]

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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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