Editor’s Note: The Maine Monitor is partnering with Peter Neill of the World Ocean Observatory to bring you this hour-long interview podcast.
Conversations from the Pointed Firs is a monthly, interview-style podcast during which Peter talks with authors and artists who live in Maine, work in Maine, or otherwise derive their creativity from the essence of Maine.
The guest for this month’s Conversations from the Pointed Firs is Earl H. Smith: a 40-year veteran of Colby College and an author of seven books.
A native of Waterville, Smith graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in journalism in 1962 when he began a 40 year career at Colby where he served in numerous administrative capacities including Dean of Students, Dean of the College, Secretary of the Corporation and as assistant to three Colby presidents.
He retired in 2002 and continues to serve as the college historian. Smith has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines, and is the author of seven books, mostly recently being “Downeast Genius: From Earmuffs to Motor Cars, Maine Inventors who Changed the World.”