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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EP 15: Innovate Raleigh Director, Clark Rinehart

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In this episode we chat with the super passionate and thoughtful interim director of Innovate Raleigh, Clark Rinehart, who wants to make our city the best it can be! Innovate Raleigh’s main focus is to connect entrepreneurs to the core elements of funding, talent, and opportunities, and their annual Innovate Raleigh Summit will be held […]

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EP 14: Things to do with Kids in Raleigh

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It’s hard to find things to do that are fun for both kids and parents in Raleigh. There aren’t the big name attractions you may find in big cities like New York City and Orlando. It forces you to look outside the norm and return to simple. We’ve been there (and yes, we’ve heard complaining), […]

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Ep 13: Raleigh Vs Australia (the quirky, strange, and fun)

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Spiders, fences, discovering Cheerwine, and we don’t cook “shrimp” on the Barbie! There are some major differences between living in Raleigh and living in Australia, and today we talk about some of the more notable ones. While Australians and Americans have a LOT in common, you’d also be surprised at how very different we are […]

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Ep 12: Our Experiences Buying a house in Raleigh

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Nerve-wracking. Frustrating. Limited. Three words to describe our experiences buying a house in Raleigh. But, it’s been a dream of ours since we first arrived in Raleigh in 2004 and felt like we arrived home, so we were determined to make it happen. As Australians with limited permanent resident opportunities, it was quite the arduous […]

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EP 11: 20 Reasons NOT to live in Raleigh

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We’ve been singing Raleigh’s praises since 2004 and have often called it America’s best kept secret. We love living in Raleigh for many reasons – and after living in 5 countries and traveling to over 50, we feel confident in saying it’s a cool place to live. But, we KNOW it’s not for everyone. No […]

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EP 10: Raleigh Life Update + New Findings

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In this episode we share about our house hunting in Raleigh, sending our kids to school for the first time, why Caz joined the Women’s Social Club in Raleigh, restaurants in Raleigh we’re loving, and our experience tasting Cheerwine for the first time!

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EP09: Why you should explore Downtown Cary

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Downtown Cary has evolved a lot in recent years and we love how charming and vibrant it is,. It’s offering some of the best places to eat and drink in the Triangle. There’s the locally owned coffee shop, bakery, bagel place, ice cream shop, pizza joint, local boutiques and art galleries, the park, the theater […]

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EP08: Breweries in Raleigh we Keep Returning to

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We can’t do a Raleigh podcast without talking about our favorite Raleigh breweries. The beer scene has exploded in recent years, and if you love a craft brew, this is the episode for you. We’ve been to Asheville, Portland, Washington State, San Diego, and Denver. Raleigh has just as good craft beer as any of […]

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EP 07: 5 Places Near Raleigh to Visit On a Day Trip

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One reason we love living in Raleigh is its proximity to so many amazing destinations to explore. We are spoilt for choice and should never be bored. In this episode, we share 5 of our favorite destinations only an hour drive from Raleigh. They are easy to visit in a day – but there is […]

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EP 06: Classic Southern Dishes to Try

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Listen to our latest podcast episode on an empty stomach. Then head straight to your local restaurant serving delicious Southern fare! In this episode, we share some of those classic Southern dishes – some we’re still learning to love! Be sure to join our email community, where we’ll share our current unique finds and ideas. […]

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