Oyster Shucking Podcast

Oyster Shucking Services

Gardner Douglas, a.k.a., the Oyster Ninja, was born and raised on the Virginia Eastern Shore in the rural town of Withams, VA.  The married US Army veteran is a devoted family man.  

He is also a champion oyster shucker.  The art of oyster shucking is lost on most until you decide to try opening an oyster yourself.  Gardner is a sought after expert that works with caterers, bars, parties, and special event to provide the seafood delicacies. 

  • Ranking 6thplace in the 2016 National Oyster Shucking Championship.
  • 2017’s Best Shucker in Philly,
  • Ranked 2ndplace at the 2016 Best Shucker in Baltimore and Baltimore Rotary Competition
  • Ranked 5thplace in the Boston Seafood Expo Shucking Competition.

 

Gardner has been shucking oysters for ten years and can be found mainly in the DC metropolitan area. Gardner learned the art of shucking from his father, and fellow oyster champion, Samuel “Sam Sam” Fisher. Gardner has shucked at the best raw bars in DC including Whaleys, Rappahannock River Oysters, The Local Oyster, and The Walrus & Ale Oyster bar. He has also shucked at DC’s most premier events include Chef for Equality, the DC oyster Festival, The St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival, Shuck-n-Suck, and The Oyster Riot at Dc’s Historical restaurant, Old Ebbits Grill. As a business owner, running his own oyster catering service and mobile raw bar, Gardner has shucked for some of DC’s most elite.

Currently, Gardner can be heard sharing his knowledge about oysters and shucking skills with the world via his podcast The Oyster Ninja, which centers around oysters, oyster shuckers, farmers and other oyster related things. Gardner has been the focal point of a few documentaries including Son of Sam, Sam, the Shucking man and My DC Story on Instagram. The oyster ninja can also be spotted in the Eating Oysters: Chesapeake Style a Maryland PBS documentary.

Whether on camera or behind an oyster bar, Gardner Douglas’ personality is infectious. He draws you into the art of oyster shucking as if you were watching a performance. Gardner Douglas’ shucking skills are a work of art. There is no wonder that they call him the Oyster Ninja, as his techniques make shucking oysters look as easy as eating them.

 

email:  oysterninjapc@gmail.com 

 

A rising tide lifts all boats.

A friend of mine that is a successful podcaster has a network of shows.  He motivated me to try to do the same thing.  I didn’t have the same success but I learned from it so it wasn’t a failure.  In this funky culture we live in, people get paid indirectly today for their work.  (My wife asked this after every speaking invitation I receive, “Did you get paid for this?”)  To be remunerated in benefits and social capital isn’t the same.  Social capital is a form of economic and cultural capital in which you are paid by gaining trust, cooperation, and services and sometimes products for volunteering for the common good. The big plus of social capital is reciprocity, which encourages bargaining.  The negative is that you can’t buy a sandwich with a Facebook “like.”  My network which is more like podcast shows I produce and those of friends is there to share my social capital.

A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats – John F. Kennedy

The quote attributed last to President Kennedy means to me just that. 

If you would like to put your podcast on my site or have me work with you to promote you, contact me.

It’s all about love for me. Podcaster are making a difference in this world. Trying to expand my network and help my friends. 

Send Me Someone To Love

Love.

We take it for granted sometimes.  Days like Valentines Day remind us about the people in our lives. I was talking to an artist about a painting she is selling and I asked her what does it mean and her words were as fluid as the typography of her painting. Love is the one thing that we all seek, regardless of age, occupation or position.

As an artist, I know and appreciate what it takes to pour your soul out onto canvas and hope that it touches another. I have chosen to use this site to share my discovery’s with you. There are talented people all around us, some live in quiet desperation to share their music or art with you. J. Rodgers is one you should pay attention to.

Art is a form of expressing oneself.

J.Rodgers said that this is how she screams on canvas. This is something visually entertaining and activity which manifests beauty. It reminded me of the song by Queen that Freddie Mercury sang called Send Me Someone to Love.

This is “A Single Hearts Prayer”

It is a 36” x 48” acrylic –  $2850

 

The style and appearance of the fonts will take you there. The multicolored piece is vibrant. The artist is a survivor of life’s many tragedies, abuse, homelessness, despair and have overcome to raise her two children to adulthood. Feel the strength and the heart in a work that the artist said is a prayer for GOD to send a person with the listed traits.

 

 

 

 

The work you see here is a plea to God to send her someone to love. She said she was screaming these words on canvas. Each word represents a trait she is looking for in a mate.

 

 

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. – Marcus Aurelius

 

If you would like to own this original work of art, please contact me at kenn.blanchard@gmail.com and I will pass on the contact information for Ms Rodgers.  Thank you in advance.

 

Can anybody find me somebody to love

 

 

Podcast Editing and Producing

Podcasting is growing like a weed on the internet. Many are discovering that producing quality, consistent and entertaining audio can support a community. Having a brand evangelist is better than a paid employee. A great podcast is good for bloggers, businesses and just about anyone wanting to make an impact.
A good show is easy on the ears. It entertains, inspires, and educates. Producing audio is relatively easy. Posting it on a hosting site for distribution is also simple. The challenge is creating content that your audience wants to share with others.

I have been podcasting since 2007. I have tried all types of things on the eleven different shows that have come and gone. My longest standing podcast has taught me the most. The Black Man With A Gun Show, has taught me about marketing, psychology, politics, and community. The topic of gun control is evergreen in the United States. Throw race in that mix and you have the ingredients for a volatile show. I’ve managed to blend it into something different from what people think it will be about. Because of my success, I think I can help almost anyone with a niche produce a good show that is loved by its audience.

I have created a podcast editing service. I can take your raw audio and do everything for you. Everything would be editing the raw audio, removing noise, mouth and breathing sounds, ticks, speech and diction “mistakes” and making the host(s) sound better for the listener. I can add transitions, ads, features, intros, and outros for the show in a tasteful and conscientious way that sounds natural and In you style. I can level all audio down so that the experience is enjoyable. I can change the format so that it is small enough to work, but remain good audio quality, and save you money in hosting space. I can upload the finished product for you to your hosting account and schedule it for distribution. Inside the hosting account, I can help with tagging, choice of aggregators, album art suggestions and even the art itself from my team here.

And if you want I can add you to my Gun Podcast Network which is a page with its own social media to help send out your message.
The Gun Podcast Network is positioned to be a great resource in the outdoor loving community. Being a part of it, brings you automatically into a family of listeners that have been following me. Right now it is percolating and maturing as