Blame Nurture

Ever wonder why Milton Roupp is so remorseless? He seems to think nothing of stomping on other people’s rights, let alone their feelings. Everything is black and white in Milton Roupp’s world. Either he can manipulate you into doing his bidding [mostly through blackmail], or he can’t. If he can’t manipulate you, then he will ruin you or have you killed.

We’re going to plead the nurture defense for Milton. His upbringing shaped Milton.

Milton’s grandfather, Ezekiel Roupp, was a snake oil huckster selling patent medicine to unsuspecting dupes. Ezekiel turned sleight of hand and misdirection, along with some Bible thumping, into an art form. Ezekiel finally settled in Gamote Point, mostly because the people there didn’t look to closely at where Ezekiel had made his money. He could just be an older gentleman comfortably enjoying his retirement. Milton admired Ezekiel’s ability to turn castor oil and soap into a business that made him rich. Milton took to heart all of Ezekiel’s wild west stories from the road. His grandfather was larger than life to Milton.

It was his father, Daniel, that left deep scars on Milton’s psyche. Ezekiel took part of his amassed fortune to send his son, Daniel, to college to learn the pharmacological arts. Daniel Roupp was a brilliant scientist and researcher. Daniel’s ability to make intuitive leaps led him to create a method to preserve vaccines. And this is the part that set Milton on the path he is on today. Daniel Roupp gave away his formula “for the good of mankind.”

Milton, even as a teenager, was appalled. Milton learned from Ezekiel there is money to be made from pharmaceuticals, big money. All it would take is a little sleight of hand, a slight twist in the narrative, a little push to the darker side of people, and maybe a little soap. Milton seethed as his father bumbled along with the little pharmaceutical company he established in Gamote Point when Milton knew it could make millions if handled correctly.

Eventually, Milton convinced Daniel to turn the business side of the company over to him. Daniel happily retreated to the lab and didn’t give the administrative side another thought. Milton used whatever means at his disposal to turn a profit. People were dupes ripe for exploitation as far as Milton was concerned, and he had little use for them if they didn’t further his grab for wealth and power. Milton didn’t even care about the woman, Lorna, that he married. Oh, Milton wooed Lorna, but he had little to do with her as soon as she accomplished her purpose. He just cared about her money and social status to use to grease the wheels for Roupp Pharmaceuticals.

Milton is just a result of his upbringing, after all.

Vote for Milton Roupp

Why vote for someone who throws temper tantrums like a two-year old? Vote for someone who throws temper tantrums like an adult!

You go Brunswick, Maine!

Welcome to:

Brunswick, Maine

Saarbrücken, Germany; Qa’emshahr, Iran; Nairobi, Kenya; Tottenham, United Kingdom; Yucca, Arizona; Long Beach, California; Palmdale, California; Kennesaw, Georgia; Enfield, New Hampshire; Henderson, North Carolina; Bountiful, Utah; and Lake Stevens, Washington.

Movers and Shakers

Brunswick, Maine – 108

Austin, Texas – 82

Atlanta, Georgia – 42

Vanier, Canada – 29

Freeport, Maine – 20

Phippsburg, Maine – 18

Ceresco, Nebraska – 18

Lake Stevens, Washington – 18

Seoul, South Korea – 7

Blackheath, England – 7

Chicago, Illinois – 7

Getting it done two ways

Tonight, Restless Shores becomes more than an internet presence. We will be multiplatform as WCME (99.5 FM 900 AM) in Brunswick begins to broadcast episodes of our scripted podcast. It gives us the good kind of chills.

We took a quick look to see how many other podcasts have also picked up radio as an additional broadcasting platform and didn’t find any. While there may be some out there, this may be another first for New Meadows Media.

Now, you can follow what in the heck Uriah is doing, learn whether Rhonda will choose Milton over Miguel, find out who the father of Lorna’s son really is, or see if Regina can get Elise out of the bank vault.

Tune in tonight at 7:05 pm to WCME (99.5 FM 900 AM) in Brunswick, Maine or listen to the first episode of Restless Shores, “The Bill Comes Due,” anytime on your favorite podcast provider.

You know you want to.

Doing it five nights a week.

Starting on Monday, October 5 at 7:05pm tune into WCME (99.5 FM and 900 AM) for Restless Shores. The good folks at WCME are starting with Episode 1, “The Bill Comes Due” and broadcasting five nights a week. That will allow you guys who haven’t listened to Restless Shores to catch up with the series just by turning on the radio Monday through Friday!

Will this be too much goodness? Only time will tell.

And remember, whether you listen to Restless Shores on WCME or are a podcast purest, cast your write-in vote for Milton Roupp for President.

Welcome to

Ottawa, Canada; Greenford, England; Rancho Murieta, California; Redding, California; Suisun, California; Streamwood, Illinois; Vernon Hills, Illinois; Ottumwa, Iowa; Sioux City, Iowa; Walpole, Maine; South Gate, Maryland; Ashburnham, Massachusetts; Brownsville, New York; Grover Hill, Ohio; Saint George, Utah; and Onalaska, Wisconsin.

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Columbus, Ohio – 80

Lebanon, New Hampshire – 73

Bangor, Maine – 38

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 36

Jeffersontown, Kentucky – 29

Freeport, Maine – 22

Atlanta, Georgia – 19

Brunswick, Maine – 17

Washington, Indiana – 14

Riverside, Ohio – 11

Alhambra, Arizona – 9

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma – 9

Ceresco, Nebraska – 8

Chesapeake, Virginia – 8

Kathmandu, Moscow, Seymour and Jeffersontown

The newest country in our neighborhood is Nepal. We are pleased to see Moscow added to our list of cities. And with 187 downloads in Seymour, Connecticut and 138 in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, we know someone loves us out there.

Welcome to:

Ashfield, Australia; Glass House Mountains, Australia; Heidelberg, Germany; Dundalk, Ireland; Kathmandu, Nepal; Moscow, Russia; Velikiye Luki, Russia; Anyang-si, South Korea; Cankaya, Turkey; Stourbridge, United Kingdom; Hampton, United Kingdom; Wrexham, United Kingdom; Hanford, California; Madera, California; Granby, Colorado; Woodstock, Illinois; Washington, Indiana; Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland; Oakdale, Minnesota; Willow Springs, Missouri; Milan, New Hampshire; Windham, New York; Logan, Ohio; Riverside, Ohio; Solon, Ohio; La Vergne, Tennessee; Smyrna, Tennessee; Baytown, Texas; South Jordan, Utah; and Brodhead, Wisconsin.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Seymour, Connecticut – 187

Jeffersontown, Kentucky – 138

South Jordan, Utah – 91

Sanford, Maine – 41

Woodstock, Illinois – 30

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin – 28

Portland, Maine – 24

Brunswick, Maine – 19

Shaw, District of Columbia – 13

Danbury, Connecticut – 12

Washington, Indiana – 12

Freeport, Maine – 12

Alabaster, Alabama – 11

Warren, Maine – 11

Manhattan, New York – 10

Casting Call

Casting call for an established role on a podcast soap opera. We are looking for a unique voice to play sassy bar manager and master thief, Regina Miranda, on the podcast soap opera, Restless Shores. Please send reels to audio@newmeadowsmedia.com. For more information, visit the website restless-shores.com, call (207) 389-6154, or contact rs@newmeadowsmedia.com.

The Endangered Salamander

Our fans already know that the Endangered Salamander makes the best kung pao chicken in Gamote Point and may be in the entire world. If you don’t already know that, listen to more Restless Shores you naughty boy.

Praise for the Endangered Salamander

What the Endangered Salamander needs is a graphic t-shirt.

Pull out that pencil and get to work.

The winning design will receive an Endangered Salamander shirt and one of the white Restless Shores ball caps that are available only to cast members and competition winners.

Send your designs to rs@newmeadowsmedia.com with Endangered Salamander in the subject line before October 16, 2020.

So, Restless Shores is on Amazon

We are honored that we were included in Amazon’s Podcast launch. If you aren’t familiar with our podcast soap opera, here is the Restless Shores’ teaser that went out in January of 2019 that may whet your appetite. Trust me, you never know what will happen next. We all love those dirty little secrets, don’t we. Scandal, intrigue and salaciousness fifteen minutes at a time.