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!

Episode 40: Northwest Metalworx

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Welcome to Exploring Washington State Episode 40. Some of the Places, Bands, and People  Mentioned in this Episode. Northwest MetalWorx Music   Each episode we…

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 39 Lilly Longshore

Episode 39: Lilly Longshore: Lilly’s Excellent Wheelchair Adventures.

Lily Longshore joins our podcast to chat about Wheelchair accessibility and tourism in Washington State.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 38 with Wanz

Episode 38: Wanz and the Orange Suit

Hear the story of the Pink Coat and worldwide Thrift Shopping. Our final episode with Wanz.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 37 PNW Cider Girl Ava Davis

Episode 37: PNW Cider Girl Ava Davis.

Ciders and Hiking just seem to go together. Ava Davis chats about her love of both Hiking and Ciders. PNW Cider Girl joins our podcast.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 36 with Wanz

Episode 36: Conversation With Wanz Part 3

Part of our conversation with Wanz. His stories of his early Seattle years. Late 1980’s to the early 2000

Exploring Washington State Episode 35 Mindy Sonshine Orcas Island Leather Goods

Episode 35: Mindy Sonshine of Orcas Island Leather Goods.

Orcas Island Leather Goods sells amazing DIY leather goods. Listen in as Mindy shares the story of how they started and about life on Orcas Island

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 34 with Wanz

Episode 34: Wanz 2 the Sequel

The 2nd part of our interview with Wanz Grammy award winning musician, friend, and really entertaining storyteller. Learn about his early years.

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Episode 33: Peacevans!

Our conversation with Harley Sitner owner of Peace Vans in Seattle. Learn how you can rent a vintage Vanagon to Explore Washington State in and much more.

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Episode 32: Wanz

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Welcome to Exploring Washington State Episode 32. Featuring Wanz! This is the first episode of our Music Monday’s series.  Every Monday we will have a…

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 31

Episode 31: Jamie McGillen author of In Sight of the Mountain

Jamie McGillen Tacoma area author joins MacKenzie and they chat about Jamie’s historical fiction novels set in Washington State.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 30

Episode 30: Alexis Devine What About Bunny?

What About Bunny? This Tacoma area dog is able to talk to her owner. Learn more about Alexis and Bunny in this episode.

Episode 29 Exploring Washington State Podcast Locust Cider

Episode 29: Locust Cider

Jason Spears founder of Locust Cider and Brewing joins us to chat about Hard Ciders and business building in Washington State.