Welcome to Anchored: a Rhody-themed, podcast-styled, low sodium option for the Ocean State’s sea-saltiest opinions. We’re your hosts, Shay and Elise, and we’re two former Rhode Island tour guides with a deep – and sometimes burdensome – love for the littlest state. Despite outgrowing the things that pulled us to Lil’ Rhody from our Pacific Northwest and Midwest roots, we’ve stayed the course and adopted The Lively Experiment as our home. Every other week we’ll throw our edutainer caps back on and walk you through the back story of what’s making news in Rhode Island today. This podcast is best enjoyed with a cold glass of coffee milk, three hot wieners, and/or an unbridled love for anything, and everything, anchored.
Hey Anchored fans, Shay here.
You may have noticed a bit of an absence from your favorite low-sodium Rhode Island podcast in the past month. Truth is, life has been a bit hard behind the scenes lately. At the end of February my father passed away and while I was able to crank out the interviews with Two Thangs and Bill Bartholomew right after, I quickly realized my heart truly wasn't ready to dedicate the necessary amount of spa...
In Elise's final episode (she may or may not be running from the Feds), her and Shay look into what the f*ck St. Joseph's Day is. Spoiler: it's not the Italian version of St. Patrick's Day, despite being two days later.
Find out what a zeppole is, how to say it, and if Led Zeppole is a sweet name for a Rhode Island cover band.
This week Shay takes Matthew Brennan IV a.k.a. Two Thangs on a date to learn more about the man behind the first artist to occupy AS220's Project Space since the pandemic began. And bonus, Matthew also spent a great deal of time in Seattle, just like Shay. So automatic friendship there.
During the date you'll find out where the name Two Thangs originated from, what it's like transitioning from being a part-time to full-...
This week Shay and Elise are taking a break basking in the tropical weather of Providence, RI in February so instead of giving you a brand new episode, we're introducing you to another Trailblaze-produced show: Sex Ed Debunked.
This week Shay and Elise make like a true crime podcast and talk about mUrDeR *knife noises*
No, but for real-for real, this week Shay and Elise go a little rogue and talk about something that has literally nothing to do with Rhode Island aside from being recorded in Lil' Rhody.
SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRES!
Tune in. It's to die for.
This week Shay and Elise chat about one of the most quintessential Rhode Island delicacies: coffee milk.
Listen in to find out what makes this sweet drink so important to the Lil' Rhody, where it originated from, and how our hosts feel about the drinks on a deeply spiritual level.
This week Shay and Elise navigate the ins-and-outs of one of America's most beloved rodents, Punxsutawney Phil, and the tradition surrounding his existence: Groundhog Day.
Listen to the duo talk about such subtopics as:
This week Shay and Elise are back on another date, this time with the masterminds behind the RI Probz social media accounts: Erin and Russell Chiulli (Chew-ly)!
Listen in to join the double date (and first podcast interview for Erin and Russell) and hear how RIProbz came to be, where they get their inspiration, and what their beef with Mr. Lemon is (more on this later).
Slight digressions include, but not limited to: Russell's f...
This week Shay and Elise answer a question we should all be asking ourselves if we plan on tuning in to HBO's newest show: "What the F*ck Was The Gilded Age??"
Tune in as we answer ~ who ~ was involved in the Gilded Age, ~ where ~ the Gilded Age ~ was most prominent, ~ why ~ the Gilded Age happened, and ~ how ~ Rhode Island was involved.
Make it to the end and you'll hear our take on whether the Gilded Age was mess...
It's here! It's here! The first EVER Stuffie Awards!
Tune in to see who comes away with a 2021 Stuffie for categories such as: "Something We Can All Root For," "Playing The Long Con," and "Never Breaking The Code-Switch And Just Yelling “F*ck Around And Find Out.” PLUS, wait until the end to see who wins the coveted Golden Seagull Award for being the loudest and proudest Rhode Islander of the year.
This week Shay and Elise take listeners through a few Rhode Island Christmas traditions/traditional storylines. You'll hear about Tony "The Dancing Cop" Lepore, Trinity Rep's (and Westerly's Granite Theater) A Christmas Carol, and finally the State House Christmas/Holiday Tree debacle.
Not mentioned, but equally important: the real RI holiday tradition of not “really” working between Thanksgiving and New Years.
This week Shay and Elise take Community Activist Ray Two Hawks Watson on a date and learn a little bit about the guy that everyone figuratively (and literally) look up to.
Tune in to hear all about Ray's love for apple pie, his disdain for his cat, Mr. Meow, and to Shay's delight: Pokemon.
Speaking of Pokemon, Shay makes a mistake and says Ninetails is the evolved form of Ponyta. She sincerely apologizes. We all know Ponyta...
No, the Industrial Revolution wasn't just a fever dream caused by pollutants in the air, it was a real, LIVE thing!
Tune in this week as Shay and Elise tell you WTF is up with the Industrial Revolution. After all, it started here in Rhode Island. At least the American one, anyway.
Listen to the end to see what the duo decides the Industrial Revolution can be categorized as: "Messy or Misunderstood"
This week Shay and Elise come to you with a brand new type of episode: “Who/What/Where/When/Why The F*ck is….” where we teach you about a Rhode Island/Rhode Island adjacent topic that you’ve probably heard of but don’t actually know *why* it’s so important.
This week we answer the question Who the F*ck is Benedict Arnold? We know that he was a traitor for some reason or another..but did you know why? And did you know Benedict Arnol...
In this installment of That Week in Ridiculous Rhody Headlines, Shay and Elise bring you three stories that leave plenty of questions hanging. Tune in to hear our take on:
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This week Shay and Elise take thee Rhode Island Medium, Savannah Martin, on Part 2 of a their spOoOoOoky good date.
Hear in this episode how Savannah accidentally stumbled upon greek gods, what it means when you get deja vu, if Shay and Elise would've gotten along in past lives, AND if you're capable of manifesting the love of your life a lá Practical Magic.
Savannah's Instagram (@savannahthemedium)
This week Shay and Elise take thee Rhode Island Medium, Savannah Martin, on Part 1 of a spooky good date.
Hear in this episode how Savannah found out she had the ability to speak with beings not in the physical world (hint: it involves wine), the awkward things she's heard from loved ones of clients, and how she was able to politely "evict" the Italian spirit that was living in her Saunderstown house.
Come back next wee...
This week Shay and Elise light the proverbial séance Bath and Body Works candles to bring you: Rhode Island Ghost Stories. They’ll float you through the stories of:
Mercy Brown from Exeter
The Ladd School, also in Exeter (what the hell, Exeter)
The time Elise brought Ghost Hunters to Providence City Hall
When Shay accidentally took on the role of Ghost of Slater Mill
Slight and not-so-slight digressions include: the Cinnamon Challeng...
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