The United States Lighthouse podcast Light Hearted was launched in June 2019 as the only podcast completely devoted to lighthouses and their history, preservation, and lore. This marks the fiftieth episode, not counting a few “special editions.” To mark this milestone, this episode is different than most. Rather than featuring an interview with a guest from the lighthouse world, this episode features a free-wheeling discussion with hosts Jeremy D’Entremont, Cindy Johnson, and Michelle Jewell-Shaw.
Michelle, Cindy, and Jeremy reveal how their interest in lighthouses began and how all three of them became involved with Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses on the New Hampshire Seacoast. They discuss what they love most about their work at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, and what they think are the biggest challenges facing lighthouse organizations today.
They also look back on the first eight months of Light Hearted and what they’ve enjoyed the most, what they’d like to see in the future, and what they think is the value of a podcast devoted to lighthouses. We hope you’ll enjoy this episode as much as Jeremy, Michelle, and Cindy enjoyed making it.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org