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From a living room in West Bath, a soap opera unfolds for download

PORTLAND, ME – DECEMBER 10: Local actors perform in a soap opera podcast called Restless Shores, recorded at a home in West Bath that is gaining a worldwide audience. (Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer)

Produced by local actors and downloaded worldwide, ‘Restless Shores’ might be the only podcast of its kind.

By Ray Routhier, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald

207 Interviews Restless Shores Cast

News Center Maine (WCSH Channel 6) Robert Nesbitt’s report on Restless Shores. Watch the actors performing and interviews with Greg Hawks, Shirley Savage, and Director Thom Hinton.

Posted January 29

Auburn man head writer on new, campy radio soap opera ‘Restless Shores’

Greg Tulonen (Sun Journal photo by Kathryn Skelton)

LEWISTON — Milton is a hard-charging pharmaceutical CEO planning the family succession. Rhonda is his administrative assistant and scheming mistress.

Miguel is a mysterious stranger trying to uncover his past. The only clue: A bracelet his mom wore when she escaped from a medical facility. When Miguel gets to Gamote Point, the bracelet starts vibrating.

It’s all unfolding on “Restless Shores,” a new Maine-made campy, retro radio soap opera, dropping as a weekly podcast from New Meadows Media of West Bath.

Head writer Greg Tulonen lives in Auburn. His lengthy writing and occasional-acting credits include working on the tech crew and volunteering to be an on-screen security guard in 1994’s “Time Chasers,” a small indie movie that caught the attention of cult fan favorite “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Read More

From a West Bath living room to your headphones, actors unravel the mysteries of ‘Restless Shores’

Director Thom Hinton goes over the script for the latest episode of “Restless Shores” with the cast. (Nathan Strout / The Times Record)

| February 12, 2019BY NATHAN STROUT
Times Record Staff

WEST BATH — Huddled in a small West Bath living room, half a dozen local actors and actresses gathered to record the latest episodes of the self-styled soap opera podcast, “Restless Shores.” With director Thom Hinton watching quietly from the corner, the cast begins a read-through. As they read off of printed out scripts, phones and tablets, the cast digs into the campy script with relish. Read More


Nathan Strout’s article was linked under podToPod’s Podcast Industry News’ That’s Interesting category.

Shirley Savage (Regina Miranda) dishes Restless Shores on Voice Coaches podcast episode 420

Shirley Savage, the voice of Regina Miranda on Restless Shores

Reddit mention

We were mentioned on Reddit when someone asked about suggestions for podcast soap operas! Our fans are talking about us.

Listen Rinse Repeat

Cast member Julie Scala recently had a shout out for her performance in Geographically Impaired by Listen Rinse Repeat. Check out the article.


OwlTail is a service that lists the “best episodes of the most popular podcasts.” Guess who made their list?

Maine Public’s Short List

Restless Shores is on Maine Public’s podcast list in the Speculative Fiction catagory.

iTunes Reviews

Ranking of 4.7 out of 5

JanelleR 8/11/20 Twists and turns! Restless shores is a fun dramatic soap opera pod cast. The cast seems to have a sense of humor as does the writing. I love all the characters but Milton, Lorna and Rhonda have to be my favorites. I wish they were longer and I wish there were more to listen to!

StarFire98 02/21/20 Love it but … Love this story but the music is terrible and the episodes are short. But, Please do not stop.

Colbydog1, 02/08/2020 Love Restless Shores!! I am completely sucked in!! I have been binge listening all weekend. The Characters are great and the twists and turns are fabulous!!!

Brunswickdoc, 12/27/2019 Addictive in a good way Love listening to it every Friday. Lorna Roupp is my favorite character.

JenFromMaine, 12/14/2019 So fun! I’m hooked! Love listening!

Moms favorite!, 11/10/2019 Amazing!! I love the show! Keep it up. My favorite is Harlan the archeologists

Fly Fishing Simplified, 11/07/2019 It gets you hooked Listen to the first two episodes and then try to stop listening. It isn’t possible. Great show really enjoying it.

claudette mcmurrin, 03/05/2019 Hmmmm getting hot On my third episode and I’m hooked

Mainecreek, 02/05/2019 Can’t wait for more! I’m already hooked, excited to hear the next episode!

hipstervenus, 02/03/2019 So original! I cannot wait for the next episodes! The suspense is killing me. Love love love the characters.

Wilmarie9, 01/31/2019 Scandalous!!! I wish the music at the beginning of the episodes wasn’t so long. Other than that, I love it!

Northeastern Scott, 01/24/2019 Interesting to see where this goes Intrigued by this and will look forward to other episodes!

Lion boo, 01/24/2019 Oooo the drama Ugh I love the billionaire intrigue. Let’s keep up the good story! 😍😍😍 I’m hooked.

Stevie in Maine, 01/22/2019 Intriguing story Oh, dastardly things are happening in Gamote Point! Milton, Rhonda and Uriah are creating a web of blackmail and intrigue. Wonder where this will go???

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