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Episode 49: The Owners of Macrobites

This week Amy and Joe welcome David Lewis Jr and Jarrett Atkins, who together with their partner Fritz Georges, form the power trio behind MacroBites, the Healthy Meal Delivery Service and Cafe, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.­­ By itself, three childhood friends putting incarceration behind them to become entrepreneurs, is a great story. But what happens when you start a new business on the eve of a global pandemic which immediately eats 40% of your revenue instead of your food? Rather than closing up shop and going home, the trio went big, expanded their delivery service to 35 states and opened up a storefront on Springwood Avenue here in Asbury Park. Theirs is a story about good friends, good food, resiliency and is a little good news in world of bad.

Episode 48: Robin Elliot-Preston of Robeans

This week Amy and Joe welcome Robin Elliott-Preston, owner of Robeans—home the Mobile Barista Coffee Truck, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.­­ They talk about what it is like to be an entrepreneur, a respiratory therapist working on the front lines of the Covid emergency, a parent and someone whose day, apparently, has more than the 24 hours allotted the rest of us mortals.

Episode 47: Sylvia Sylvia

This week Amy and Joe welcome Sylvia Sylvia, Executive Director of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio.­­ They talk about how businesses have been adapting to life under covid, the unfortunate closure of some great Asbury businesses, the surprising launch of several new businesses, and will it still be called Oysterfest if we ever re-open.

Episode 46: Amy & Joe Ask A Doctor About Covid Vaccines

Welcome to AsburyPod with Amy Quinn and Joe Walsh. Today we discuss Covid vaccines while social distancing from our respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio. Our guest is Dr. Terry Shlimbaum, Chief Medical Officer of the Community Health Center of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey—and we ask him the vaccine questions we all want answers to: Starting with –”should we get the vaccine?” (spoiler alert, yes!)…What are mRNA vaccines? How important is the second shot? Will we still need to wear a mask after we are vaccinated— (spoiler alert–still yes!). Welcome Dr. Shlimbaum!

Episode 45: Me & Mary Jane’s Patricia A. Patton

This week we talk legal marijuana while social distancing from their respective homes with the help of Ming Chen from A Shared Universe PodcaStudio, or so we had planned. In November, New Jersey residents, with a significant majority, voted “yes” to Public Question No. One to legalize and regulate cannabis. So Amy & Joe were thinking, “Great! It’s legal. Let’s do this! How does one start a canna-business? What *are* the best recipes for delicious edibles? & so on.” So we asked our friend Patricia Patton, host of the podcast Me & Mary Jane and Asbury Park’s best-known cannabis communicator and advocate, back to the podcast to help us sort it out. BUT, we soon discovered that for the moment all is not so clear, and that recreational or adult use of cannabis is only kind of permissible and not yet sorted out at all. So we should all slow down a bit and cancel that sativa-infused book gathering for now.