Marietta Stories | Crazy cool stories from the community builders of Marietta, Georgia

What makes the town of Marietta, Georgia so welcoming, friendly and the center of Southern hospitality? Listen each week as veteran podcaster Bill Nowicki dives deep to tell the heartwarming, sad and funny stories from the people that make up the fabric of this historic city.
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Oct 20, 2017

As soon as he could reach the keys, Paul started piano lessons. He went on to the flute, then on to several other instruments (and singing). He also had an ear for music, he could hear a song and play it on several instruments.

Now he conducts several groups, teaches private lessons and sings on the choir on Sunday.

Busy man!

But he believes that classical music has a presentation problem…  So now he is conducting the Marietta Symphony Orchestra at Raul Thomas’s Theater on the Square on 10/28/17. He is going to treat classical music like other music forms. He going to tell the story of each piece he does. 

Sounds like a plan!

For tickets…


Oct 15, 2017

Some of Aaron Marino’s biggest impacts happened in a few brief moments. The first one was when his mom bought him a gym membership. Another was the moment his wife bought him a video camera in 2008. Both led to life altering decisions, the first to own a gym the second to do videos to help men with advice on grooming, dating and fashion.

Of course, there were problems along the way. Failed businesses, debt and selling beer from a golf cart. 

But each time, Aaron got up and started again. 

Now he runs a men’s fitness, grooming and men’s fashion Youtube channel called AlphaM and 6 businesses. He’s grown the Youtube channel to 3 million subscribers and continues putting out content weekly to help guys with stuff they need to know.

This week, internet star, online business master and Marietta resident, Aaron Marino!


Oct 14, 2017

It was a pouring down freezing rain day in December when the Marietta Blue Devils played in their second state championship game. They battled fierce weather and came together as a  team despite integrating with the Lemon Street school that very year. 

Hear from the players and one cheerleader that were there and what it was like to win one for Marietta High School.

Episode includes:

Bill Kelly, Bob and Jim Cagel, Mike Welsh, Ken Delk , Freddie Summerour , David White, 

Vickie Young, (cheerleader), Ralph Hudgins, Lori Hill and Mickey Brown!

Oct 13, 2017

Homecoming is a huge part of Marietta! The parade and the traditions that really makes Marietta unique. 

Hear from the current Marietta High School football players, cheerleaders, band members and the athletic director, Paul Hall!

Oct 11, 2017

What is Amber and the rest of the crew at Markay Gallery up to for October’s Art Walk? Well, she has a virtual reality simulation with Anthony Harris (, a new exhibit called Gem, artists Mary Jane Huegel and Don Kolberg and a podcast called Marietta Stories!


And it just so happens, Sally Macaulay shows up to give an update on the Chalktober Fest celebration that’s going on this weekend on the Square. Five countries represented!


I also speak with the assistant gallerist, Morgan Gillespie. She hasn’t been out of school that long, but she has some advice about the role of art in all of our lives.


Let’s explore a virtual world and Markay Gallery!

Oct 8, 2017

Anthony Bammer and his partner, Vincent Bracey know how to change bariatric people’s lives. For those who don’t know. bariatric is the part of medicine that uses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy approaches to weight loss, as well as pharmacotherapy and surgery. 

Anthony’s and Vincent’s group trust them and enjoy working out and staying in touch over the week, even when they are not hanging out.  

Some of his clients share their experience and why they enjoy Anthony and Synovia Wellness so much. They use the app, GroupMe to hold one another accountable throughout the week. They also can get specific answers to their questions from Anthony and Vincent. 

This is a fun and educational episode, I know you will like.