Oysterninja Podcast



The Oyster Ninja podcast is exploring the Oyster world inside and out. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Pacific Ocean we will break it down Oyster style. We will interview your favorite Shucker’s, rawbar’s and food bloggers. We will also keep you posted on the latest Oyster Events and festivals.




    24/04/2020 Duration: 18min




    18/04/2020 Duration: 21min

    Hey what's going on good people its Gardner Douglas your Oyster Ninja and today I'm talking with the Oyster Goddess herself Julie QIU.  She is telling us about her newest blog about buying oyster online to win over your oyster fix during this pandemic.   BLOG https://www.inahalfshell.com/ ONLINE OYSTER BLOG https://www.inahalfshell.com/buyoysters

  • Kevin Joseph: International Oyster Day

    Kevin Joseph: International Oyster Day

    19/11/2019 Duration: 58min

    Today we meet Mr. Kevin Joseph founder and owner of Empire Oyster.  He lets us know all about International Oyster day held on NOvember 18 and why this is a more logical day instead of National oyster day held on August 5th.   Kevin explains the coined term "Mermmelier" and what it really means to have this label.  Learn all these things and more in the newest episode from the Oyster Ninja. empireoyster.com theoysterhood.com  



    02/06/2019 Duration: 43min

    Great episode today all about The 2019 Damariscotta Oyster Celebration in Maine held on June 13-15.  Sarah-Taylor Wieluns Executive Producer of O'Maine Studios gave us just a taste of what we have to look forward to on the 3 day celebration.  

  • Jameelah Lewis: The WIne Lady

    Jameelah Lewis: The WIne Lady

    20/03/2019 Duration: 01h08min

    Today we meet Jameelah Lewis of Uncorked Wine Bar In Washington, Dc.  

  • Oyster Festivals

    Oyster Festivals

    26/09/2018 Duration: 37min

    This week we learn about two great upcoming Oyster festivals. One is happening this weekend (September 29 2018) in New Your City. The Grand Central Oyster Bar is having their 16th annual Oyster Frenzy which is only has one option and that is to have a blast. The other upcoming event is the National Oyster Festival of St. Mary's County held in Maryland of course.  This is a great episode and i hope you can make it to one if not both.  

  • R. Murphy Knives

    R. Murphy Knives

    14/08/2018 Duration: 38min

    This episode we are talking with Ms. Emma Furman the Marketing Director at R. Murphy Knives.  R. Murphy has been pumping out knives since the 1850's and is still prospering today.  They focus on two types of blades stainless and also carbon steel.  This was a really fun interview where we learn about their new initiative with Invision Plastics. Many other topics are touched like: The day to day happenings at R. Murphy Knife Company. How they actually acquired the business in 2009. What to look for when we go buy knives?  Once we get our knives home how do we keep them clean and sharp? What is the real difference in Oyster knives?  

  • Laura Henderson: Oyster Nutrition

    Laura Henderson: Oyster Nutrition

    10/07/2018 Duration: 53min

    This show folks is all about why we should devour the mousels we call our bivalve mullusk OYSTERS   Mrs. Henderson is a certified nutritionist out of Baltimore. Today she tells all the Oyster Ninja Listeners why we should be eating more oysters.  Oysters are more than just tasty.  They are actually good for our body also because they are packed with a lot of vitamin and minerals.  I've been telling people for years to "eat a oyster it will make you feel better", now we actually have some facts behind my opinion. If you have ever asked your self any of these questions your in the right place: What does zinc do for my body? How many calories are in a oyster? What are the B Vitamins? Why is getting the correct amount of Iron important? What is the difference between fortified and enriched? What is a sustainable food and what's the deal? How do I get my sperm count up?   Laura Henderson business is Peach Tree Wellness and her email is peachykeenwellness@gmail.com

  • Ryan Ono: Ocean Concervancy

    Ryan Ono: Ocean Concervancy

    04/06/2018 Duration: 42min

    Ryan Ono from Ocean Conservancy sat down with the Oyster Ninja Podcast to discuss the serious topic of Ocean Acidification. He tells us what Ocean Acidification is and what we can do to help.  This is a important topic that hits every part of marine life and not just oysters.  It affects basically everything in the water from our smallest crustaceans to large coral reefs. He lets us know what Oyster farmers are doing to help protect there oysters, especially the spat during their most vulnerable periods.  OCEAN CONSERVANCY  

  • Chesapeake Bay Mermaid: A Day In The Life

    Chesapeake Bay Mermaid: A Day In The Life

    07/05/2018 Duration: 40min

    A day in the Life OF Our very own Cheasapeake Bay Mermaid. WE meet Chessy in her natural habitat and she breaks downs the in's and outs of the Chesapeake Bay. We get to know her close and personal.  She talks about how the Bay use to be before all the new inhabitants arrived and about her personal 400 year history.  We also meet the last bivalvian one of the oysters ancient family members with a few magic tricks up his sleeve.   You can find out how to volunteer an numerous events on and around the bay on chessys' website.  chesapeakemeraid.com   Let me know what you think about this episode and what else your interested in hearing about at oysterninjapc@gmail.com 

  • Jorge Bogantes of Anacostia Watershed Society

    Jorge Bogantes of Anacostia Watershed Society

    21/04/2018 Duration: 44min

    This week on the Oyster Ninja Podcast we talk to Mr. Jorge Bogantes.  He is the Natural Resources Specialist at Anacostia Watershed Society or AWS. Jorge has been a leading factor in the restoration of Anacostia River in all aspects from the meadows restoration to the mussel project. The mussel restoration project is what sparked my interest but everything else kept me asking questions like how and when can I help. I hope you guys are ready for a big ride full with all types of curves. Maybe this will get to you in time and you can also help out on Earth Day down on the Anacostia. www.anacostiaws.org  

  • Daphnee Duret: How Do You WIne?

    Daphnee Duret: How Do You WIne?

    11/04/2018 Duration: 33min

    Daphnee Duret a veteran in the service industry tells us about different wines and what wines pair best with Oysters.  Daphnee breaks down for us the different wine categories and what they actually mean.  She also explains what goes into pairing a oyster with wine and spoiler alert it starts from the ground.   This week I received some great oysters that were shipped in from Onliest Oyster Company. The site is still down but you can join the sign up for latest details and also follow them on social media.  OnliestOysterco.com Have you guys heard of the Original Oyster Buddy?  They have a product that allows you basically to shuck with one hand if you need to.  This shuck buddy allows you to wedge the oyster and you can pop it just like that.  And really the average beginner can use this also to shuck for the first time.  if your interested shoot a email out to originaloysterbuddy@gmail.com  Check my video out and many more on the @oysterninjapc instagram page If you guys have questions or show ideas shoot me

  • Don Merrit: Listening to Mother Nature

    Don Merrit: Listening to Mother Nature

    23/03/2018 Duration: 31min

    Hey what’s up good people and welcome back to The Oyster Ninja Podcast. This week we sit down and talk to the team behind Horn Point Hatchery which is part of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and located on the banks of Choptank River just outside Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  They gave us an exclusive tour and then we set down with the man himself MR. Don Merritt or Mutt as all the Oysters call him.  He really breaks it down why Oysters are so important to the bay and what we can do to help the process of the oysters making a strong come back.  Do you know why we should listen to Mother Nature?  Have you heard about Oyster Recovery Program or Living Classroom? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of Oyster Ninja Podcast.   Legging Army By Renee http://leggingarmy.com/#rlhinmon East Coast Shellfish Growers Association April newsletter ecsga.org  The Original Shuck Buddy originaloysterbuddy@gmail.com

  • Dc Puddin: Toyin Alli

    Dc Puddin: Toyin Alli

    15/03/2018 Duration: 33min

    This week we meet Ms. Toyin Alli owner of Dc Puddin in Washington Dc  Dc Puddin has two food trucks serving up the delicious southern cajun food and also a shop at Union Market in North East Dc.  Ms. Alli breaks down what it takes to run two successful food trucks and a food hub.  She also tells the importance of sustainable food, and of course following your dreams.    

  • Goshen


    28/02/2018 Duration: 45min

    Today we meet owners of Goshen a Vegan and fresh market Sonia and Nathaniel Adams. Goshen is located in Southern Hyattsville and will be opening soon.  I met the owners of Goshen during my time at Union Market and just loved the food and fresh pressed juices even though I am not vegan.  I hope you guys enjoy and check them out in SOHY. 

  • Black History Month

    Black History Month

    22/02/2018 Duration: 18min

    Hello and welcome back folks.  This week we are traveling down memory lane and we meet Mr. Thomas Downing from the ESVA but became known as a powerful man in New York City. For the month of February I will be interviewing black owned businesses and spotlighting them on the podcast. If you haven't been following us on social media we started a Oyster Meet Up Group in Dc.  To tag along for all the fun happenings follow us on our Fb and Instagram pages. Forty North kept our winter seasons warm with a great oyster nerd hoodie which read on the back side "I'm not a player I just shuck a lot"  If your interested check out the link on our instagram page or email me at oysterninjapc@gmail.com     

  • The Holy City Oyster Maven

    The Holy City Oyster Maven

    07/01/2018 Duration: 49min

    This week we take a journey down to South Carolina and meet Isalbella Macbeth Cain aka Gator as she is known by her army and shucking community. She dives in telling us about her life story and also how oysters fit into her world.

  • Who is this Big Shucker?

    Who is this Big Shucker?

    15/12/2017 Duration: 41min

    This week we explore Scotty Bordignon aka The Big Shuckers world. The former shucker at Rappahanock Oyster Bar in Dc is now holding it down at Fanny Bay Oyster in Canada. In this Episode he breaks down what shucking means to him, they different types of oysters, and also pairing oysters to name a few topics.



    26/11/2017 Duration: 39min

    What is up good people.  This has been a awesome week with the podcast along with the shucking events.  We shucked at ol ebbitt grill in dc for their Oyster Riot.  We also did a oyster roast with Harris Creek Oyster Co.  THis week we are speaking with Scott Budden the Owner of Orchard Point Oyster Co.  At the end of this episode I also leave you wih a pondering question.  You can give me your answer on our new FB page The Oyster Ninja podcast or our shoot me a email at oysterninjapc@gmail.com

  • George Shooter Hastings Interview

    George "Shooter" Hastings Interview

    16/11/2017 Duration: 39min

    This week I had the opportunity to interview one of the United States top shucker George Hastings aka Shooter. Shooter is known all over the country as one of the top oyster shuckers. I once called him my boss and now I have the pleasure of calling him a fellow shuck buddy. In this episode he goes into what make a good shucker and also what responsibilities a shucker holds when they step to the raw bar. He also reveals his tips for what it will take to win at nationals in St. Mary’s County.  You can find George on Instagram @shootershucker 

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