Check out the article on page six in The
Middle Ground, a biannual publication of the West Bath Historical Society.
West Bath is a small town on a peninsula between Brunswick,
Maine, and Bath, Maine. To the south is Phippsburg, Maine, and across the water
and to the southwest is Harpswell, Maine. Everything else is ocean or rivers.
We have around 2,000 people who live here and are proud of
the fact that we ceded from Bath in 1844 in a dispute over sidewalks. The folks
living in what would become West Bath were paying for Bath sidewalks, but not
getting any sidewalks. Funny thing is today West Bath is considered a suburb of
both Bath and Brunswick, and we still don’t have sidewalks.
Now, West Bath’s other claim to fame is the podcast soap
opera hit Restless Shores.
The chart says it all. This November Restless Shores hasn’t
dropped below 216 on iTunes and has breached the top 100 three times; this past
Sunday coming in at 71. Restless Shores owes its success to you fans. Thank you
for supporting us and being the wind beneath our wings.
A welcome to Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada, for
joining the Restless Shores’ neighborhood.
Restless Shores will have a table at the West Bath Fire Department’s annual craft fair tomorrow Saturday, November 23 from 8 am to 2 pm. The Fire Department is at 192 State Road in West Bath. We can talk at the fair all you want about Restless Shores, but I’m not giving out spoilers…
Thank you to the good folks at Maine Public Radio for making Restless Shores the featured podcast this week. For those of you who haven’t started your journey on Restless Shores, you can download our first episode “The Bill Comes Due” (initially aired on January 16, 2019) from the Shortlist this week.
Thanks to Greg, Thom and the cast for bringing Restless Shores to life. I couldn’t be more proud.
On November 12, TVLive’s Michael Ausiello posted an article announcing
that Days of Our Lives had released the cast from their contracts.
In his article, Days of our Lives cast let go, but soap not canceled, Mr. Ausiello states “While the NBC sudser has not been canceled, the unprecedented — and decidedly ominous — move comes at a precarious time for ratings-challenged “Days” and the vanishing soap genre as a whole.”
Televised soaps may be fading due to the drop in ratings,
but Restless Shores is going strong at an international level.
Like I said before, it’s the platform, not the art.
I suspect that the remaining daytime soaps have heard about us by now; after all Restless Shores is the competition. I would not be surprised to see Days attempt to restructure as a podcast.
On November 5, 2019, we hit a rating of 84 in the US Apple
Podcast category of Performing Arts and Entertainment. We anticipate crossing 10,000
downloads this weekend.
Thank you to our fans — those of you who listen to us,
leave reviews, donate on Patreon, and tell your friends about us. It is our
fans that have gotten us here. I wish I could shake every one of your hands for
helping us achieve what we have.
We love making each episode of Restless Shores and bringing
it to you every week. Please help us continue this drive to the goal by leaving
a five-star rating or letting us know what you think about your favorite Restless
Shore character in a review.
It is because of you that we can honestly say, “Look out
world, here we come!”
I would like to take a few moments to welcome and thank our rapidly growing community of 44 countries to Restless Shores. And as for the unknown country, it’s okay to be shy.
For those who haven’t moved in yet, you are welcome to our neighborhood at any time. We are building a community not unlike the United Nations, but ours is proud to be openly dedicated to scandal, intrigue, and salaciousness — on purpose — fifteen minutes at a time. Come and join us as we walk along Restless Shores.