We made it into West Bath history

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.

Three is a magic number

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.

If you think about it, please leave a review.

Come and say hello

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…

Maine Public Podcast Shortlist

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.

We’re the competition

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.

What’s next?

After excitedly telling a friend that we had broken into the top 100 on Apple Podcasts, they asked, “What’s next? What are you going to do with this?”

Good question.

Our answer is honest; we don’t know.

Of course, we would like to make enough revenue to provide you fans with what many of you are asking for – additional scandalous, intriguing and salacious drops a week.

We also are formulating plans to stand up another podcast series, but that will have to wait.

What is next?

Who on earth knows? The way things are currently going, we may not have any other choice but to ride Restless Shores’ amazing wave with this astounding cast and crew.

Come with us. It’ll be fun.

We broke into the top 100

Yep. We did. In ten months.

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!”

Thank you all so very, very much.

No, We Are The Soap Opera

Often when we talk with folks about Restless Shores, because we are a podcast, they think we talk about soap operas.

No. We are the soap opera.

We aren’t a couple of guys sitting around mics talking. We are 19 actors standing around mics acting and a sound effects guy. Oh, we also have a writer and director.

We aren’t a half-hour to an hour-long. We are fifteen minutes of action without filler.

We don’t have guests. We have cliff hangers.

We don’t have topics to discuss. We have original scripts.

We are kicking butt in the podcast sphere without big names, a marketing team, or deep pockets.

We are the soap opera. Scandal, intrigue and salaciousness fifteen minutes at a time.

Welcome to Restless Shores!

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.

Algeria   Portugal   Kenya  
Australia   United Kingdom   South Africa  
Bahamas   Austria   Panama  
Fiji   Canada Germany  
France   Brazil   Sweden  
Japan   Columbia   India  
Philippines   Egypt   Indonesia  
Iran   Iraq   Ireland  
Italy   Malaysia   Mexico  
Netherlands   New Zealand   Peru  
Slovakia   South Korea   North Korea  
Argentina   Puerto Rico   Thailand  
Vietnam   Turkey   Honduras  
Taiwan   Switzerland   Unknown
Spain   United States