Welcome to the Exploring Washington State Podcast. Each 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.  Authentic conversations, genuine people, and always local.

Do you want behind the scenes access? Do you like free things? Want to know who the upcoming guests are? All this and more is yours if you sign up for the weekly Exploring Washington State Podcast Newsletter. Each newsletter has additional information on guests past and present. 



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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.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Scott's natural, unscripted conversations with his guests makes this podcast so engaging. Their experiences and insights are so refreshingly real and far from cliche. Each episode gives you a chance to explore a different facet of Washington State - so fun and real!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have been wanting to visit Washington State for such a long time. Coming from the East Coast it is difficult where to go, what to see, but this podcast has helped us decide on our upcoming trip we need to go beyond Seattle! Keep up the great work! Thank you.

This podcast Rocks!
My partner Stephen and I are taking a trip to Spokane mid October to scope out for a possible relocation next year from our childhood roots here in the Midwest Kansas City! I stumbled upon this podcast a few month back when we first started planning our trip and I AM OBSESSED! It’s been awesome to learn so much about Washington state previous to visiting. I love the way you engage with your guests with questions in a framework that really helps those wanting to visit get a look idea of what they should check out. I love hearing what everybody’s favorite food and drink places are. Keep it up! Thanks ♥️
Who knew there was so much to do in Washington!
I came across this podcast a few weeks ago being that I’m from Washington I thought I knew it all! I was so wrong! This is such a great podcast showcasing all things, people, and places you should know in Washington. The episodes cover a ton of different happenings in the state and very interesting people I never knew about doing great things in Washington. Two great hosts of the show as well! Definitely worth a listen!
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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…

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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…

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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…

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William Tolmie 1833 Expedition Episode 117

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes 1833 William Tolmie Meets 2021   In this episode we chat with Troy Moss and Jerry Kenyon.     In 1833 William Tolmie went on…