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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For people who love Washington

It's refreshing to have a podcast about Washington that is real and not focused on the usual tired cliches (coffee, rain, space needle, etc). Scott interviews people from every walk of life. A true tapestry of what makes this state fun and interesting.

June 2, 2023 by Alpskier88 on Apple Podcasts


All Things Washington State

Hands down, my favorite podcast! Engaging conversations with Washington State small business owners, musicians, mountain climbers, authors to Farmers Markets, coffee roasters to WCL baseball, restaurants owners, vineyards, organic growers, college professors, photographers, hydroplanes, and flying kites! The entrepreneurial spirit shines here and the conversations are personal and insightful. They’re not over produced mainstream media bites and delightfully feel unscripted. You’ll learn a lot about the guests and the what and why they do what they do. And as a bonus you’ll learn about their favorite local places and the things they enjoy doing in our beautiful state. Enjoy these inspirational interviews with the people who do small business, art, science, food, technology and all things Washington State, hosted by Scott Cowan.
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Petosa Accordions

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes 100 Years of Accordions Petosa Accordions have been making world class accordions since 1922. This Seattle company is known worldwide as one of the premier…

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Good Morning Breakfast Tacos!

Chef Kinga Borkowski of Good Morning Tacos brings her two favorite things breakfast and tacos together with her pop up food business Good Morning Tacos

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Matt Ackerman of Endorian Guitarworks

Fret Less Rock More is the motto of Matt Ackerman of Endorian Guitarworks in Olympia. Learn about Matt’s journey in this episode.

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Unlocking the Beer Fridge with Jake Bassett: A Craft Beer Journey

Jake Bassett is a risk taker. Not crazy. but one who sees an opportunity and moves forward. Calcualting the risk vs. the reward. Learn about Jake’s journey with Beer Fridge a Bellingham success story.

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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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Anastasia Allison Kula Cloth Episode 173

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Kula Cloth Founder Anastasia Allison Anastasia Allison founder of Kula Cloth is my guest for this episode. Kula Cloth is a company dedicated    …

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Mónica Guzmán Seattle Author. I Never Thought of it That Way

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:

Vancouver Farmers Market Executive Director Jordan Boldt chatting about all things related to Vancouver and the Vancouver Farmers Market.

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Andrew Hughes: A Climbers Story

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:

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: Seattle DJ & Artist

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…

Linda Zopfi Episode 125

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Linda Zopfi         Some of the People and Places Mentioned in this Episode Each episode we will have a chat with someone…