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Light Hearted ep 270 – Emily Straight and Vince Bailey, “The Lighthouse Lowdown”

March 24, 2024

The podcast “The Lighthouse Lowdown” was launched in 2022 by two residents of Kansas City, Missouri, Emily Straight and Vince Bailey. To date they have published almost 50 episodes, covering history, spooky stories, and all the “things that make lighthouses cooler than your average tower.”



Emily Straight and Vince Bailey at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse in North Carolina

Emily is a nautical-loving, lighthouse enthusiast who is excited to spread the word of wicked sea sentinel stories. She is a chemical engineer, and a stained glass artist on the side. Vince is a mechanical engineer and Emily’s partner in crime. In this wide ranging conversation with Light Hearted host Jeremy D’Entremont, topics include the appeal of coastal culture to two people in the middle of the country, past and future visits to historic lighthouses, and how we can get young people interested in the subject.


Left: Emily podcasting from Currituck Beach Lighthouse in North Carolina.


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