This is Raleigh

Hosted ByCraig and Caroline Makepeace

This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home.

After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home.

Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that WHY - sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul.

Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the city of oaks!

This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home.

After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home.

Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that WHY – sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul.

Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the city of oaks!


All Episodes

19. Maggie Kane, A Place at the Table

In January 2018, Raleigh native Maggie Kane opened Raleigh’s first pay-what-you-can cafe, A Place at the Table. Today she talks to Caroline and Craig about the why and how...

18. Raleigh Chamber CEO Adrienne Cole

Adrienne Cole was born in Raleigh and went to college at Meredith. She’s seen how the City of Oaks has evolved over the years, and in 2017, she was...

17. Brunswick Islands Holiday Review

We recently went to the North Carolina coast for some rest and relaxation. Tune in for our recommendations on what to do (climb the lighthouse, avoid the alligators, visit...

16. Hannah Weisberg, The Women’s Social Club

Hannah Weisberg was excited to launch her new company, an indoor space in Raleigh for workshops and events…until COVID took away all indoor events. So she made the pivot...

15. Innovate Raleigh’s Clark Rinehart

The Innovate Raleigh Summit will be held Friday October 29th at 1PM at the Raleigh Convention Center. Today we talk to interim director Clark Rinehart about what Innovate Raleigh...

14. Fun Things to Do with Kids in Raleigh

It’s hard to find things to do that are fun for both kids and parents. We’ve been there (and yes, we’ve heard complaining), but we’ve come up with a...

13: Raleigh vs Australia

Spiders, fences, discovering Cheerwine, and we don’t cook “shrimp” on the Barbie! There are some major differences between living in Raleigh and living in Australia, and today we talk...

12: Buying a Home in Raleigh (our story)

We love living in Raleigh and buying our first home in Raleigh was a dream come true. But, the Raleigh real estate market is NUTS, listen in for our...