Welcome to the Exploring Washington State Podcast. Four times a week we publish episodes about Washington State.

Our host Scott Cowan has casual conversations with interesting people who are from Washington State or who are doing noteworthy things in Washington State.  The Exploring Washington State Podcast is never scripted and only lightly edited.  Authentic conversations, genuine people, and always local.

On Monday we chat with musicians, performers, venue owners, producers, promoters, anyone connected to the vibrant music industry in Washington State.

Wednesdays we share conversations with business owners, executives, and others who are running interesting businesses in Washington. We also speak with people who are doing creative and amazing things across the state.

Thursdays we speak with athletes, team owners, organizers, and more about sports and sporting activities.

Friday we talk food and drink. Local chefs, brewers, distillers, coffee roasters, cider makers, wineries etc.

Each week you can hear more about Washington State just by listening in. Welcome to the Exploring Washington State Podcast.

 

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Skye Warden: Live It OutLoud Summer 2022

Skye Warden Program Manager for the Live It OutLoud! Summer music program in Tacoma talking music, community, and mentorship

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Mónica Guzmán Seattle Author Episode 164

Mónica Guzmán Seattle Author is our guest. We talk about her new book I Never Thought of it That Way.

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Vancouver Farmers Market’s Jordan Boldt: Episode 142

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Vancouver Farmers Market Our guest for this episode is Jordan Boldt the Executive Director of the Vancouver Farmers Market. Jordan has been the Executive Director…

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Andrew Hughes: Episode 136

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Andrew Hughes Originally from Poulsbo, Andrew grew up in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Like many of us who live in the shadow of this…

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The Needling is Skewering Seattle: Episode 134

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes The Needling The founder of The Needling Lex Vaughn is our guest for this episode.  The Needling is a satirical website that pokes fun at…

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Sidney Wayne Episode 133

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Sidney Wayne is our guest for this episode.  Sidney is artist from the Puget Sound.  Growing up in Tacoma and eventually moving to Seattle. Starting…

Stephanie Forrer Featured Image Episode 123 Exploring Washington State Podcast

Stephanie Forrer Episode 123

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Steph Forrer In this episode we chat with Stephanie Forrer of Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all! Steph is the host of the “Eat, Drink, Travel, Y’all,”…

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Washington State Great ShakeOut 2021 Episode 122

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes 2021 Great ShakeOut.   Today we are talking Emergency Preparedness. Our guest Brian Terbush works for The State of Washington Emergency Management  Division. Every year…

Tracey Warren Episode 121 Exploring Washington State Podcast

Tracey Warren Inspark Co-Working Episode 121

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Tracey Warren Inspark Co-working owner and author.   In this episode we chat with Tracey Warren of Inspark Co-Working.     Some of the People and Places…

Amy Faulkner Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 120

Amy Faulkner the Ringmaster of fun! Episode 120

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Amy Faulkner, Gilly Wagon, and Seattle Cocktail Week.   In this episode we chat with Amy Faulkner of Gilly Wagon. Amy is the Ringmaster of…

Mad Max Cars Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 119

Dee Vyper Mad Max Cars Episode 119

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Dee Vyper Mad Max Cars   In this episode we chat with Dee Vyper of Mad Max Cars in Bonney Lake Washington. Mad Max Cars…

Sena Wheeler Guest Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 118

Sena Wheeler Episode 118

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Sena Sea Seafood   In this episode we chat with Sena Wheeler Co-Founder of Sena Sea     Some of the People and Places Mentioned…