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Galveston Experience Podcast

124 EpisodesProduced by Galveston Experience CompanyWebsite

Welcome to the Galveston Experience Podcast, featuring things to do, places to dine, people to meet and upcoming events on the Island. For tours, and Island Events, visit

124 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Episode #124 - The Scuttlebutt on Christy's Wish

May 13th, 2021


Mike Dudas spends time with Nick Crow of Christy's Wish and explains the goals and plans of this nonprofit organization. 

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Episode #123 - Get the Scuttlebutt on Grand Kids Festival with Mike Dudas and Sarah Piel

April 17th, 2021


May 1st is the 25th Grand Kids Festival and Mike Dudas gets all the details from Sarah Piel of the 1894 Grand Opera House. 

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Episode #122 - Scuttlebutt on Mark Kelso's efforts to identify WWII Marine Remains

March 6th, 2021


Mike Dudas gets the Scuttlebutt on the efforts of Mark Kelso to identify the remains of WWII Marine soldiers. 

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Episode #121 - Get the Scuttlebutt on Lone Star Legal Aid with Mike Dudas

February 12th, 2021


Mike Dudas speaks with Clarissa Ayala and Leslie Burgoyne about Lone Star Legal Aid’s mission is to protect and advance the civil legal rights of the Texans living in poverty

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Episode #120 - Get the Scuttlebutt on Bubba Smith, Propeller Club Port of Galveston

January 20th, 2021


Join Mike Dudas as he introduces you to Bubba Smith, the immediate president of he Propeller Club, Port of Galveston.

Know someone that would be …

Episode #119 - Get the Scuttlebutt on Young Entrepreneur Cole Wallace

January 8th, 2021


Mike Dudas sits down for an interview to get the Scuttlebutt on the Island's youngest Entrepreneur, Cole Wallace of Steals & Deals. 

For more …

Episode #118 Mike Dudas' students share holiday memories

December 28th, 2020


The holidays are always a time for reflection, and Mike Dudas captured some great comments from his students from their best holiday memories.  There …

Episode #117 Holiday Events and The Scuttlebutt on New City Councilman William Schuster

December 18th, 2020


Mike Dudas interviews Galveston's newest City Council Member, William Schuster about his historic campaign for Councilman.  

We'll take a look at events happening around Galveston and you can always find them on the …

Episode #116 New Island Lights Bus Tour, Holiday Events and Scuttlebutt on Libbies Place

December 10th, 2020


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all over the Island.  On this episode you'll hear about many holiday events happening around the Island, …

Episode #115 - Holiday Contests, DJ of the Day & Scuttlebutt on Galveston Police Holiday Programs

December 3rd, 2020


With the arrival of the holidays there are several contests and special events happening around the Island, we'll discuss several, including the …

Episode #114 - The Scuttlebutt Thanksgiving Episode with Students from Ball High

November 26th, 2020


2020 has been a year filled with challenges for individuals, families, businesses and organizations of all types.  Yet, there is still much to be …

Episode #113 - The Scuttlebutt on the Grand Opera House

November 19th, 2020


With the news of Dickens being cancelled for 2020, cruises delayed until at least February 2021 and uncertainty of Mardis Gras, it's great to hear that The Grand will start with limited seating performances in January …

Episode #112 the Scuttlebutt on First Lutheran Church and Trailer Park Christmas

November 13th, 2020


Join Mike Dudas and learn about the historic First Lutheran Church from Rev. Richard Rhodes as he tells of the first 170 years of the Church history. 

ETC Theatre is also performing the hilarious Trailer Park Christmas …

Episode #111 E-Sports Summit and the Scuttlebutt on the GISD Teen Parenting Program

November 7th, 2020


Mike Dudas discusses the GISD Teen Parenting program with Carla Geters, and hear the many events happening around the Island for this first weekend in November. 

Be sure and download the Galveston Digital Island Guide …

Episode #110 - Mike Dudas provides the Scuttlebutt on the Rotary Club of Galveston

October 28th, 2020


Learn all about the incredible work done by the Rotary Club of Galveston and the great work done globally by Rotary International. Several programs …

Episode #109 - Scuttlebutt on Galveston VFW A/C Fundraiser

October 23rd, 2020


Mike Dudas talks to VFW Commander Dean Growcock about how COVID has impacted their operations, and a fundraiser underway to replace their A/C units …

Episode #108 Out to Eat for Education

October 17th, 2020


Mike Dudas talks to Brittany Viegas about this great program which allows you to help out our schools and students, just by going to dinner. 

Episode #107 The Scuttlebutt on New Ball High School Football Coach Sheldon Bennight

October 10th, 2020


Mike Dudas interviews new Ball High School Football Coach Sheldon Bennight who moves to Galveston from his position as Assistant Coach on the very …

Episode #106 GOFM Returns to Bryan - Scuttlebutt on Galveston County Food Bank

October 4th, 2020


Episode #106 is all about FOOD.  Get the Scuttlebutt on the great work being done at the Galveston County Food Bank as Mike Dudas speaks with Donnie Van Ackeren - hear how you can support this important effort.

And, …

Episode #105 Fully Committed @ ETC and the Scuttlebutt on the Pregnancy Help Center of Galveston

September 25th, 2020


After a wet and stormy week, we deserve the great weekend ahead, and there's plenty to do on the Island including the opening weekend for Fully …

Episode #104 The Scuttlebutt on the Lighthouse Charity, Double Feature Drive-in Movie and Tropical Storm

September 18th, 2020


Mike Dudas has a fascinating interview with Scott Gordon, President of Lighthouse Charity Team who have been helping charitable organizations for  over 30 years.  And, given the approaching tropical storm, may be called …

Episode #103 New Hurricane Tour Launched for 120th Anniversary of Great Storm & Scuttlebutt on United Way Galveston

September 11th, 2020


The Pandemic has caused dramatic changes for us all and Lindsey White, the Executive Director of United Way Galveston joins Mike Dudas to share how they have been impacted.

September 8th was the 120th anniversary of the …

Episode #102 - The 120th Anniversary of Great Galveston Storm and Scuttlebutt on Covid and Education

September 4th, 2020


September 8th, 1900, Galveston Island was changed forever and we remember that anniversary and introduce and all new Hurricane Bus Tour featuring Dr. "Hurricane" Hal Needham which shows how Galveston was forever changed …

Episode #101 - Talking Hurricanes with Dr. Hal Needham

August 29th, 2020


Dr. Hal Needham discusses the history of hurricanes in Galveston, including our recent close call with Category 4 Hurricane Laura how that storm compares it to the 1900 storm, whose 120th anniversary is coming up on …

Episode #100 - Naval Museum Reopening, Drive in Movies, the Scuttlebutt on Hospitality ER

August 21st, 2020


When's the last time you went to a Drive-In Movie?  Hear what's coming up at Stewart Beach, plus the reopening of the Naval Museum, weekend events and Mike Dudas gets the Scuttlebutt from Hospitality ER from Caytlyn …

Episode #99 - Save Our Seniors Invites YOU to get Involved!

August 18th, 2020


Wyona Wyche stopped by the studios of to introduce us to this new effort to provide a lifeline to senior citizens.  SOS provides a …

Episode #98 The Scuttlebutt with Robyn Bushong and COVID's Impact on Island Nonprofits

August 14th, 2020


Meet "Galveston's Publicist" Robyn Bushong and hear the many Island nonprofit organizations she is involved in, and how they have been impacted by …

Episode #97 - Free Clothing, Island Events & the Scuttlebutt on the Gulf Coast Epilepsy Alliance

August 6th, 2020


There still seems to be much confusion as to what is open in Galveston - and the answer is almost EVERYTHING.  Hear what's happening the weekend of August 7th and meet Shena Pearson as Mike Dudas get the Scuttlebutt on …

Episode #96 - The Scuttlebutt on the Galveston Arts Center with Mike Dudas

August 1st, 2020


Dennis Nance of the Galveston Arts Center joins Mike Dudas for an update on the many programs and events ongoing, even through these times of social distancing.

You'll also get a sneak preview of the new self-guided …

Episode #95 Mike Dudas Provides the Scuttlebutt on Sea Star Base

July 24th, 2020


Sea Star Base is an amazing facility for water-lovers of all ages, as well as a fantastic location for family events, weddings, reunions and much more.  In this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast, Mike Dudas …

Episode #94 Free Clothes Giveaway and the Scuttlebutt on Galveston Realty with Mike Dudas

July 17th, 2020


Anthony Jenson of Zapp Realty joins Mike Dudas to talk about Island realty and how the market has been impacted by COVID.  We also welcome back the Harborside Express and some beach weekend events. 

Save the date of …

Episode #93 - Mike Dudas provides the Scuttlebutt on the Galveston Noon Optimist Club

July 10th, 2020


With Galveston events now easily found on the EVENTS page of the new Galveston Digital Guide available at www.Galveston.VIP we focus on the people and organizations that make Galveston a special place.  In this episode, …

Episode #92 - July 4th weekend events and Mike Dudas provides the Scuttlebutt on the Seafarers Center

July 1st, 2020


We're pleased to have long-time Galveston resident Mike Dudas join the podcast to bring us the Scuttlebutt on interesting people, places and organizations around Galveston.  On his first episode we'll learn about the …

Episode #91 Masks, Art Turtles on Digital Island Guide and Scuttlebutt Preview

June 26th, 2020


The City of Galveston issued a mandatory mask order until September 30th causing conflict between some customers and retailers charged with enforcing the order.  We'll talk about that as well as more new free tours that …

Episode #90 Hurricane Hal's 2020 Hurricane Season Outlook

June 13th, 2020


Dr. "Hurricane" Hal Needham is known for his straightforward no-nonsense forecasting.  He tells it like it is without the media hype and we are fortunate that he is an Island resident, heard every day on …

Episode #89 - SLAB Beach Weekend - Galveston.VIP Island Guide - Free Lawn Care & More

June 5th, 2020


The SLAB's are coming to town.  SLAB = Slow, Low Loud & Bangin' - will be descending on Galveston Island Saturday afternoon.  The event, …

Episode #88 - Memorial Weekend - What's Open, Bucket Brigade, Galveston VIP Island Guide Live Music and much more!

May 22nd, 2020


Moody Gardens opens Memorial Weekend, hear what's open, who is playing live music, Kayak the Preserve, Free Bucket Brigade on Stewart Beach and much more.  Also, new FREE parking areas on the Seawall, all details …

Episode #87 Go Topless Jeep Weekend - Cancelled...or Is it? Galveston VIP Island Guide App, Virtual Bay Day and more!

May 15th, 2020


Jeep "Go Topless" Weekend has reportedly been cancelled, but don't be surprised to see a lot of Jeeps on Bolivar this weekend.  Law enforcement is …

Episode #86 - Galveston Island joins Texas in Phase I Reopening

April 30th, 2020


Beach lovers are rejoicing as all Texas beaches reopen on May 1st.  How this will impact the spread of COVID-19 is unknown, but we'll talk about all of the latest updates on restrictions, and introduce you to the

Episode #85 - Connecting with COVID Help Resources, Virtual Happy Hour - Quarantini's and more

April 3rd, 2020


As the COVID-19 numbers grow exponentially every day, we all need to do what we can to minimize the spread, but more importantly use whatever resources we have to help our friends, neighbors and even total strangers get …

Episode #84 - COVID Update, Beach Closure, How to find what's open, Health, Employment, Business & Community Resources.

March 31st, 2020


Social distancing in Texas has helped to limit the spread of COVID-19 compared to areas such as New York which on March 30th had more than DOUBLE the new cases in one day as reported so far in all of Texas.  We'll cover …

Episode #83 - Galveston COVID Closures, Updates & Six Stages of Coronavirus

March 28th, 2020


With no slowdown in the spread of the Coronavirus across the U.S. and Texas, stricter regulations are being put in place.  In this episode we'll look …

Episode #82 - Galveston COVID Closures, Restrictions and Updates

March 25th, 2020


With the Stay at Home order in place, many residents have questions about what this means.  On this episode we provide all the details and encourage all to listen to for hourly updates on the latest …

Episode #81 - Corvettes, Coronavirus concerns, Carol King & Much more

March 13th, 2020


Everywhere you turn people are talking about the Coronavirus but as yet there have been no reported cases in Galveston county and we do encourage …

Episode #80 - One Night of Queen, Art Walk, Movie Night, Vollyball & more

March 6th, 2020


Whether you are into history, art, music, boating, or beach activities there is something for everyone on the Island as the first weekend of Spring Break gets underway.  Hear all about it on episode #80 of the Galveston …

Episode #79 - USS Cavalla, Schooner Sunday, Intro to FamilySearch & More

February 28th, 2020

5:03 weather guru Hurricane Hal forecasts a gorgeous weekend on the Island with temperatures around 70 and plenty of Sunshine.  A great …

Episode #78 - Mardis Gras Galveston 2020 Weekend #2

February 21st, 2020


Looking for details on parades and other events for the final weekend of Mardis Gras . Check out this edition, produced by

For …

Episode #77 - Mardis Gras Galveston 2020 Parade Events

February 14th, 2020


Galveston is the 3rd largest Mardis Gras Celebration in the USA and from Feb 14-25th the Island will be buzzing with parades and events.  In this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast we'll take a look at the …

Episode #76 - Seawall Mural Project, Menardis Gras, Schooner Sunday, Call in the Cavalry & much more!

February 7th, 2020


According to weather guru Hurricane Hal, this will be a spectacular weather weekend on the Island to come down and assist with the …

Episode #75 - Chamber 175th Anniversary, Finding Neverland, New GEX Bus and more!

January 31st, 2020


Congratulations to our Houston Chamber of Commerce celebrating their 175th anniversary with a Gala at the Convention Center Friday January 31st.  For …

Episode #74 Galveston Ultimate Frisbee

January 27th, 2020


When the field is too wet to play Ultimate Frisbee, what do you do?  Hit the Beach!  Hear from "Hurricane" Hal Needham and some of the "Ultimate athletes" about the sport everyone is invited to join in Galveston.  It's …

Episode #73 - Restaurant Week and Museum Weekend in Galveston

January 24th, 2020


This is one of our favorite weekends in Galveston as Restaurant week begins and it's also Museum weekend with many FREE and BOGO opportunities to visit some of Galveston Island's Treasures.  The Galveston Park Boards …

Episode #72 - Art Walk, Chili and Beer Festival, Polar Plunge & More!

January 17th, 2020


Art Walk returns to Galveston along with plenty of Chili and Beer.  If you're into Birding, the Audobon Society has a Birds of Galveston State Park event, the Oak Ridge Boys return to the 1894 opera house and the …

Episode #71 - Ghost Bus Tour with Ghost Hunter Kate - A Night of Stars - Last Week of Island Christmas Events

January 3rd, 2020


One more week of Christmas events at Moody Garden and a gorgeous weather weekend to enjoy many activities around the Island like Farmers Market, A Night of Stars at the Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston Historic Bus …

Episode #70 - Galveston Christmas, Final Laser & Lights, Galveston Market, Guns of Glory and more!

December 20th, 2019


The staff at the Galveston Experience Company wishes you and yours a happy, healthy and relaxing holiday season.  So much happening on the Island for …

Episode #69 - Elfie Selfies, Laser & Lights, The Nutcracker, Santa Hustle & More

December 13th, 2019


Beautiful weather in the forecast for the weekend of December 13th, and so many activities and events around the Island.  Hear all about them on this …

Episode #68 - Laser & Lights, Dickens on the Strand, Pearl Harbor Remembrance and Christmas on the Island

December 6th, 2019


The Holiday spirit has hit the Island with Dickens on the Strand, Fri. Sat and Sunday performances of Laser and Lights (be sure and see all FOUR …

Episode #67 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at Galveston Naval Museum

December 3rd, 2019


The Galveston Naval Museum Executive Director Ann Hobing and Bryan Lethcoe, President & CEO of the Cavalla Historical Foundation provide details …

Episode #66 - Lasers and Lights in Downtown Galveston, Art Walk, Tree Lightings, Bolivar Christmas Festival and more for Thanksgiving Weekend

November 28th, 2019


There’s something new in Downtown Galveston this holiday season – Laser and lights brought to you by the Historic Downtown Partnership and the Park …

Episode #65 - Seaside Treasure Festival, Escape Prohibition, Great Dolphin Beer Rescue & Much more for Nov 22nd Weekend

November 22nd, 2019


As the Island prepares for Thanksgiving, Christmas events are in full swing as well.   Drink a great beed and do a great thing on Saturday at …

Episode #64 - Festival of Lights, theater, shopping and historic and Ghost tours for the weekend of 15 November

November 15th, 2019


The cool front has past, and we have a sunny and perfect weekend ahead and SO many things to do on the Island.  Listen to this edition of the …

Episode #63 Veterans Weekend Events, a Tuna Christmas and more!

November 8th, 2019


It's already looking like Christmas on the Island with decorations going up along the Strand, and a TUNA Christmas at ETC Theatre Company.

We also …

Episode #62 - Lone Star Rally Weekend 2019

November 1st, 2019


Motorcycles will thunder across the Island all weekend and there are a host of events associated with Lone Star Rally, including one ALT-Biker event to be held at Prohibition Red's - an Escape Room type event called …

Episode #61 - Escape Prohibition Island Treasure Hunts Event

October 29th, 2019


The creative minds at Island Treasure Hunt,  have teamed with Prohibition Reds for a new event to be held on Saturday November 2nd during the Lone Star Rally 2019.  More than just an Escape Room event, includes VIP …

Episode #60 Oktoberfest Weekend in Galveston

October 25th, 2019


We're traveling back from Singapore, but will be back in time for some of the Oktoberfest festivities - hear all about them and of course all details ALWAYS available on the calendar at

Know …

Episode #59 - ARToberfest, Charity Trivia, Sam Houston, Genealogy Lock-in, Chemistry, Kayaking, Sailing and more - Oct 17-20th

October 17th, 2019


Cooler temperatures on the Island and plenty of cool things to do including ARToberfest.  Plenty of live music around the Island this weekend, and …

Episode #58 - Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Gina Spagnola - 30th Annual Golf Tournament & 175th Anniversary Preview

October 16th, 2019


It is golf tournament time for the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.  On this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast, Chamber President …

Episode #57 - Art, Alzheimers and Labyrinth Walks, Greek Festival, Live Music & More - October 11th weekend events

October 11th, 2019


Cooler weather arrives for the weekend and plenty of indoor and outdoor events around the Island this weekend.  Hear all about them in Episode #57 of …

Episode #56 - Galveston Island Film Festival, East End Garden Tour & Market and more events for Oct 4th weekend

October 4th, 2019


The Fall weather is arriving this weekend with temperatures a bit cooler and plenty of sunshine to enjoy all the Island events including the final …

Episode #55 - Galveston Shrimp Festival, Save the Turtles, Bay Explorations & More Sep 27 2019 Weekend

September 27th, 2019


The weather looks likes it will be cooperating for the big Shrimp Festival in Galveston  with two full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun - …

Episode #54 - Family Beach Challenge, Sea Star Base Fishing, Sailing & Adaptive Events, Beach Vollyball & much more

September 20th, 2019


Whether you're looking for something physical like the family beach challenge, Artist Boat Kayaking, Adventures at the State Park or Beach vollyball …

Episode #53 Galveston Island Film Festival

September 13th, 2019


Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) founder Sherrill Hilton stopped by the Galveston Experience Company to let us know the many activities to be held at the Festival and Conference this October 4th …

Episode #52 - New Beach at 61st and a Musical Weekend on the Island

September 13th, 2019


Great progress on refurbishing the beach this week starting at 61st street and heading West.  As of this writing they were up to about 69th street.  

BEATLES FANS will be gathering Saturday night at Saengerfest Park on …

Episode #51 - Home and Garden Show, Kayaking, Schooner Sunday, Train Rides, Farmers Market & More

September 6th, 2019


Weather has been fantastic all weekend and will continue through the weekend, and traffic on the Seawall, beaches and around town is lighter after the madness of the last summer weekend.  At the Galveston Experience …

Episode #50 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival - Vollyball Tournament and more for weekend of August 30th 2019

August 29th, 2019


Looking out the window as I upload this podcast - BLUE WATER has returned just in time for the holiday weekend, and it looks like fabulous weather …

Episode #49 Art Walk, Sandcastle Competition, Peace, Love & Music - Woodstock at the Grand - August 23rd Weekend Events

August 23rd, 2019


Another busy weekend coming up on the Island for Art fans, the AIA Sandcastle Competition, and great Woodstock music memories at the Grand Opera House - but that's just the start.  Hear all the details on Episode #49 of …

Episode #48 - Galveston events for weekend of Aug 16th - back to school weekend!

August 16th, 2019


Weather looks like it will cooperate this weekend for several fun outdoor activities including the Sand Crab 5k / 10k evening beach run, Family Beach Challenge,  Kayak adventures, last weekend for Free Sandcastle …

Episode #47 - Galveston Events for Weekend of August 9th

August 9th, 2019


Lots of music happening around the Island this weekend in settings from coffee houses to the Gatlin Brothers at the Grand Opera house.  History buffs can check out the new Historic Bus Tours leaving daily from the …

Episode #46 Aug 2nd weekend - Okrafest, Bridal Fair, Casino action, Sand Castles, Vollyball tournament, Final Mamma Mia and much more!

August 2nd, 2019


Another JAM packed weekend of events on the Island, and the weather looks to be awesome!  The Turtle Island Restoration network is having a Kendra Scott pop-up party, Bands on the Sand Fri/Sat night at Moody Gardens …

Episode #45 - Meet City Manager Brian Maxwell & Galveston Experience Company Update

July 27th, 2019


With over 7 million visitors annually to a small Island with a population of fewer than 60,000 residents, Galveston Island has some unique challenges …

Episode #44 - July Cool front? Great Weekend ahead on the Island - July 26th Weekend Events

July 26th, 2019


Everyone seemed to be talking about the UN-July like 70 degree temps three mornings in a row this week on the Island, and while the weather is …

Episode #43 - Family Beach weekend, Galveston Historic Tours, Trunk Show & More July 19th weekend

July 19th, 2019


Galveston was named after Bernardo De Galvez, and you can learn all about that history this weekend at the Bryan Museum.  Speaking of history, the new HISTORIC tours start Friday from the Galveston Island Visitor …

Episode #42 Art Walk Galveston

July 12th, 2019


The Galveston Experience Podcast is produced by and we welcome "Hurricane" Hal Needham to our staff and he will be traveling to all major storm events.  Lots of events on the Island this weekend for …

Episode #41 - Hurricane Hal Historic Galveston Hurricane Tour Returns to Galveston

July 7th, 2019


Dr. Hal Needham has been conducting his hurricane tour on the Island since 2017, and has recently teamed up with the Galveston Experience (GEX) …

Episode #40 - 4th of July Weekend on Galveston Island

July 3rd, 2019


Lots to do on the Island and it looks like the weather will cooperate.  Listen for details on the 4th of July parade, fireworks, the Patriotic …

Episode #39 - Hands on History and Island Events for Weekend of June 28th.

June 28th, 2019


Lots of Music and History on the Island this weekend, lead by the "Hands On History" Saturday at the Bryan Museum.  Experience the best living history festival Galveston Island has ever seen! 

The Bryan Museum is …

Episode #38 Flamingo Fest, Sunrise Labrinth Walk, Sandcastles, Music and more June 21st weekend

June 20th, 2019


Time to break out the Golf Cart for the Flamingo Fest Pub Crawl - hear about this and the many other Island events for the weekend of June 21st, …

Episode #37 - Juneteenth Weekend on Galveston Island

June 14th, 2019


It took two and a half years from Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation for the news to reach Texas.  It was on June 19th 1865 that …

Episode #36 - Ghost Bus Tours Return - Family Day at Ocean Star and much more!

June 6th, 2019


The Ghost Bus Tours return to the Galveston Experience Company at 15th and Seawall on Saturday afternoon and evening and lots of other family events on the Island including Sandcastle lessons, family day at Ocean Star - …

Episode #35 - May 31st weekend - Sandcastles, Turtle patrol, movie night on Strand & much more

May 31st, 2019


First weekend for most kids to be out of school and there is plenty to do on the Island at the State Park, Sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach, lots …

Episode #34 - Galveston Island State Park activities overview & July Beach Closure

May 26th, 2019


Park Interpreter Lisa Reznicek talks about the many recreational, and lodging opportunities at the State Park and the Beach side closure starting in …

Episode #33 Memorial Day Remembrance Weekend in Galveston, Volleyball, Improv, Sand Castles and MUCH more!

May 23rd, 2019


There's always something to do on Galveston Island, but this weekend, there is SO much to choose from both indoors and outdoors, kayaking, vollyball, …

Episode #32 Go Topless Jeep Weekend

May 16th, 2019


Jeeps invade Bolivar Peninsula and will be seen all around Galveston For the Go Topless weekend.  Get all the details on the Calendar page at

Episode #31 La Izquirda Surf and Music Festival at Galveston Fishing Pier

May 4th, 2019


Billy "Blues" Hill of G-town surf talks about all the events coming up May 11th for the FREE La Izquirda Surf and Beer Festival.  Hear how it got its name, more details about the Ghost Bus Tours new to the Island, all …

Episode #30 - Weekend of May 3rd, 2019 - Adaptive Sports and Historic Home Tour Weekend

May 3rd, 2019


It's Adaptive Sports Weekend on the Island, hear all about it and find out more information about sports for individuals with disabilities at:

Episode #29 - April 26th weekend - Cajun Throwdown, Wine Festival, Spamalot & More

April 26th, 2019


Crawfish and Cajun music lovers will be out in full force at 90'th and Stewart Friday night and 11am-11pm Saturday for the Cajun Throwdown.  It's …

Episode #28 - Easter Weekend events on Galveston Island

April 19th, 2019


This weekend we say THANK YOU to the First Responders with a Chili Cookoff at Tin Cup Driving Range at 90'th and Stewart Road from Noon-6pm. In this …

Episode #27 - BTR Cajun Throwdown

April 16th, 2019


The Galveston Experience Podcast interviewed Daniel "Tiny" Guidry about a MAJOR Crawfish event coming up April 26-27th at Tin Cup Caddyshack.  More …

Episode #26 - Feather Fest on the Island - Galveston Events weekend of April 12-14th

April 13th, 2019


It's Feather Fest on the Island through Sunday.  For a complete list of activities, check out the CALENDAR page at   Saturday morning a National Crime Victims 5K Run/Walk on the Seawall, …

Episode #25 - April Events at Galveston Island State Park

April 6th, 2019


Galveston Island Park Interpreter Lisa Reznicek talks about the many recreational and lodging opportunities for April on the Galveston Island State …

Episode #24 Galveston Events for April 5th-7th, 2019

April 6th, 2019


Ironman weekend in Galveston, along with Grandkids festival in downtown Galveston.  Lots of events for families and kids and Mary provides an update.  For details on all the events, visit the Calendar Page at

Episode #23 Meet Blues Musician (and Hockey Player) Oliver Penn

April 3rd, 2019


Oliver Penn performs Friday April 5th at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston as part of his 2019 tour.  In this interview you'll hear more about his influences, and how his interest turned from playing Hockey, to …

Episode #22 - March 29th weekend Events - Galveston Experience Podcast

March 29th, 2019


What's that new yellow building at 15th and Seawall?  It is the new home for the studios of, the voice of the Galveston Experience Company.  Radio Galveston produces these weekly podcasts and this …

Episode #21 - Galveston Events for the weekend of March 22nd, 2019

March 22nd, 2019


It's our weekly update on what to do on Galveston Island.  This week lots of music and outdoor activities and an update on the new location for the Galveston Experience Company on Seawall Blvd.  The podcast is produced …

Episode #20 - Galveston Island Events for the Weekend of March 15, 2019

March 15th, 2019


Get the family ready for the Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach on Sunday, several events at the State Park, Bryan Museum, Sea Star Base and much more.  For complete details visit the Calendar page at

Episode #19 - Galveston Island State Park March events with Lisa Reznicek

March 15th, 2019


Meet Galveston Island State Park interpreter Lisa Reznicek and hear about the many events available every week at the park, and a look ahead at some new April events, including an edible bug hike!  

You'll also hear a …

Episode #18 - Corvette Weekend, Artist Boat, Free Pancakes and more for March 8 - 10th 2019

March 7th, 2019


41st Corvette / Chevy Expo on the Island and several outdoor events from Sea Star Base, Galveston Island State Park, the artist boat and more....and many musical events as the Island gets back to a slower pace after …

Episode #17 - Mardis Gras Weekend March 1st - 3rd, 2019

March 1st, 2019


Beads and parades galore this weekend on Galveston Island.  Listen for a rundown of all the parades and a kids event report from our youth reporter Margaret.  For a complete listing of events on the Island, visit the …

Episode #16 Mardis Gras Weekend Feb 22nd 2019

February 21st, 2019


Overview of the parties, parades and events happening on the opening weekend of Mardis Gras Galveston.  Also a preview of the new Radio Galveston studios coming soon to Seawall Blvd in Galveston. For complete details, …

Episode #15 - Valentines Weekend 2019

February 14th, 2019


5K, Comedy, concerts, Battle of Galveston and much more on this episode and Mary has a list of kids events on this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast, produced by

Episode #14 - Weekend of February 8th

February 8th, 2019


Last weekend of Galveston Restaurant Week, several sailing events, Rugby tournament, several events at the State Park, sailing at Sea Star Base, and a sneak preview of the studio buildout coming soon for …

Episode #13 - Feb 1-3 Events - Restaurant Week in Galveston

January 31st, 2019


For details on restaurant week, click on the CALENDAR page of to read about all the deals and details.  Aaron Lewis and Jersey Boys at the Grand 1894 Opera house, several outdoor events and …

Episode #12 - Texas Tail Distillery

January 25th, 2019


Galveston now has a Distillery on the Island!  Texas Tail Distillery relocated from Dallas to Galveston recently and produces the highest rated Vodka in Texas along with Whiskey and Moonshine right in their facility at …

Episode #11` January 24-27 weekend events

January 25th, 2019


Another busy weekend on the Island and a FANTASTIC opportunity to learn about the Island History as Saturday Jan 26th is MUSEUM DAY on the Island.  All the deals and details on the CALENDAR page at

Episode #10 - Weekend events Jan 18-20, 2019

January 17th, 2019


Kids event reporter Margaret with an update on youth events, the Oak Ridge Boys, art events and much more.  For more details check out the Calendar page at or on the air at

Episode #9 Weekend events Jan 11-13th 2019

January 11th, 2019


Kids reporter Mary updates weekend events in Galveston for January 11-13th.  More details online at or listen to for weekend events and 24/7 commercial free music. 

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Episode #8 David Gaston and Sea Star Base Galveston

January 9th, 2019


Meet David Gaston and hear about the many programs and events happening year-round at Sea Star Base Galveston, online at

Episode #7 Jan 4-6 2019 with Margaret

January 4th, 2019


Margaret's weekly update on weekend events, more details also available at - click on the CALENDAR page. 

Episode #6 with Kids Correspondent Mary - Dec 28th weekend events

December 27th, 2018


Updated events for the weekend of December 28th with a report from Kids event correspondent Mary. Complete details at the CALENDAR tab on, also a button to SUBMIT your upcoming Galveston …

Episode #5 Dec 27-31st 2018 events

December 26th, 2018


Events around Galveston Island December 27th - 31st, produced by - for more details on these events, visit the CALENDAR tab at

Episode #4 - Christmas Day events in Galveston

December 25th, 2018


Lots to do in Galveston on Christmas day...especially if you are HUNGRY!  For more events, check out and click on the CALENDAR tab...Merry Christmas from the Galveston Experience Company!

Episode #3 - December 21st 2018 weekend events

December 20th, 2018


Hear what is happening around Galveston Island on Christmas weekend featuring our podcast event host Margaret. The weather is going to be AWESOME - see you on the Island!

Episode #2 - Meet the Island Girls

December 20th, 2018


Meet Mary and Margaret, two young ladies who spend a lot of time on Galveston Island and will be weekly guests on the Galveston Experience Podcast to talk about upcoming events for kids on the Island.

Episode #1 - Livin' La Vida Local

December 19th, 2018


Episode 1 introduces you to step 1 of the Galveston Experience, Radio Galveston, available at and on the LIVE365 app. Just download to your device and search GALVESTON - make it a FAVORITE and you …

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