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!
Team Capsho

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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!
Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 116 Due Cucina

Dué Cucina Episode 116

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Dué Cucina   In this episode we chat with Flippo Fiori Co-Founder of Dué Cucina. We start the episode hearing about Flippo’s educational journey After completing…

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Urban Craft Uprising Kristen Rask Episode 115

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Urban Craft Uprising   In this episode we chat with Kristen Rask of Urban Craft Uprising. Urban Craft Uprising started in Seattle in 2005. Kristen…

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Tieton Cider Works Episode 114

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Tieton Cider Works   In this episode we chat with Craig and Sharon Campbell of Tieton Cider Works. Craig is a third generation Yakima Valley…

Pupups Exploring Washington State Episode 113

Pupups Episode 113

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Pupups   In this episode we chat with Raina Skye owner of Pupups. Raina was enjoying a day at the beach with her dog. Until, her…

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Kate Voss Sundae + Mr. Goessl Episode 112

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Kate Voss   In this episode we chat with Kate Voss.   Some of the People and Places Mentioned in this Episode West Side Music…

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Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Salt Blade Salami. Delicious Hand Made Meats   In this episode we chat with Bob Blade.  Bob is the owner of Salt Blade Meats.  …

Organic Farm School Episode 110

Organic Farm School. Episode 110

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Organic Farm School Executive Director In this episode we chat with Judy Feldman.  As the Executive Director of the Organic Farm School helps guide the…

David Lindahl Episode 107

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Rainier Watch   Meet David Lindahl of Rainier Watch.     Some of the Places Mentioned in this Episode Rainier Watch     Each episode…

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Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Sadie Davis-Suskind   In this episode we chat with Sadie Davis-Suskind.  Sadie was a contestant on MasterChef Junior, and a contributing author for the Seattle…

Chris Klimecky Episode 108

Chris Klimecky Episode 108

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Chris Klimecky   In this episode we chat with Chris Klimecky. Chris is the Executive Director of the Songwriters in Seattle. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization supports…

Ted Brown Out Reach Episode 106

Ted Brown Music Outreach Episode 106

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Ted Brown Music Outreach Stephanie Howe   In this episode we chat with Stephanie Howe. Stephanie is the Vice-President of Ted Brown Music.   Some…

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Cathy Faulkner Episode 105

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes “The Late” Cathy Faulkner of 99.9 KISW  Episode 105.   In this episode we chat with Cathy Faulkner.     Some of the Places Mentioned…