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 28 Seeking Kombucha

Episode 28: Seeking Kombucha

Seeking Kombucha Seattle based maker of high quality kombucha joins us to chat about their business and they share with us many of the amazing benefits of kombucha.

Episode 27 Exploring Washington State Podcast Gift Guide Episode

Episode 27: Explore Washington State Gift Guide

Learn more about our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide vendors. This episode turns the spotlight on the creators and vendors who make up our gift guide this year.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 26

Episode 26: Surprise visit from MacKenzie for Thanksgiving!

Casual conversation with Kenzie the social media maven for Explore Washington State. She came home for Thanksgiving as a surprise.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Garrett Hanson Episode 25

Episode 25: Conversation with Garrett Hanson

Great photography tips and tricks from Seattle area photographer Garrett Hanson. Learn Garrett’s tips for getting “the shot” Also, learn about his favorite Seattle area coffee shops.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 24 Thunderboats

Episode 24: Thunderboats in Seattle. Conversation with David Williams

Learn about the rich history of Hydroplanes and Thunderboats in Seattle. They set the stage for our Sonics, Mariners, Seahawks and much more.

Exploring Washington State Episode 23 Fortuna Found

Episode 23: Nic O’Neill of Fortuna Found. Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Go fly a kite! Our conversation with Nic O’Neill of Fortuna Found. Learn about kites and kite flying throughout Washington State. This episode will inspire you to go fly a kite!

Episode 22 Purple Haze Lavender

Episode 22: Mike Reichner of Purple Haze Lavender Farm in Sequim

Purple Haze Lavender the granddaddy of Lavender farms in Sequim. Conversation with Mike Reichner. Listen to learn about the history of Purple Haze and much much more.

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 21

Episode 21: Jon Anés Hiking and the pursuit of a parking spot at the bottom.

Jon Anés joins the podcast to chat about hiking and climbing. Find out about plan B and the joy of finding a parking spot at the bottom.

Ridge Line Rings Episode 20 Exploring Washington State Podcast

Episode 20: Ridge Line Rings. Handmade in Spokane.

Graham Silcher owner of Ridge Line Rings joins the Exploring Washington State podcast. Learn about bentwood rings handmade in Spokane Washington.

Exploring Washington State Episode 19 Dick's Drive-In

Dick’s Drive-in Seattle’s Iconic burgers: a chat with Jasmine Donovan of Dick’s Drive-in

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes In this episode our host Scott Cowan sits down with Jasmine Donovan, President and CFO of Dick’s Drive-in to discuss the iconic burger experience of…

SeaBear Smoked Salmon and more

Fresh Smoked Salmon to Anywhere in the World. A Chat with Mike Mondello of SeaBear.

Our chat with the Mandagies. Enjoy their stories about their travel adventures around Washington and the PNW.

The Mandagies Chat with Explore Washington State

The Mandagies Chat with Explore Washington State.

Our chat with the Mandagies. Enjoy their stories about their travel adventures around Washington and the PNW.