Exploring Washington State

Exploring Washington State

If you live here in Washington, or if you're planning on visiting, Exploring Washington State will help you find that next great adventure. Remember "there is always more to explore!”... Show More

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July 29, 2020 38 min

In this Episode our guest host MacKenzie Passegger chats with Devan Nichols the owner of Contour Creative. This wide ranging conversation talks about her business, burritos, farmers markets, hiking and more.

Learn about how Devan creates each of her pieces by hand from carving the stamps to pressing etc.  She even stands on her stamps just to make sure the ink is properly applied.

  • Devan shares her favorite place to grab a burrito in ...
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    Listen in as we chat with Ryan Christensen about hiking and climbing in Washington State. Ryan is a avid hiker and climber who has been a friend for a number of years. 

    You will hear about Ryan's three favorite hikes in Washington and he shares a story involving skinny jeans and a Grizzly Bear....=)

    Even though I am not much of a hiker and certainly I am not a climber I enjoyed my conversation with Ryan and I believe you wil...

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    This episode is a conversation with Tana Granack the Operations Director for The Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham, Washington.

    You will hear about Tesla Coils, Theremins, priceless light bulbs and much more during our chat about the museum.

    The Spark Museum focusing on bringing electricity to life and makes learning fun for everyone who visits the museum.  We chat about some of the exhibits and how visitors can inte...

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    This episode is a conversation with the owner of Archie McPhee Mark Pahlow and Shana the High Priestess of Rubber Chickens at the Rubber Chicken Museum located in the Archie McPhee store. 
     
    We talk about the history of Archie McPhee from Mark's youthful business adventures to the retail store location of today.  Including a strange coincidence  between liquor stores and Archie McPhee.

    The Rubber Chicken Museum and how it came in...

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    This episode is a conversation with Nick Zentner a Geology Professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.  Nick is the host of Nick From Home and Nick On The Rocks.  Additionally Nick is a well known lecturer on geology and a winner of the James Shea Award, a national award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science to the general public.  

    Nick shares multiple pieces of information in this episode about geology in...

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    In this episode we have a conversation with Aaron Jordan of Roast House Coffee in Spokane.  Roast House Coffee is the roasting company that Explore Washington State has partnered with to create the Explore Washington State Blend coffee.

    In this episode we learn about the origins of Roast House Coffee and their plans to continue to deliver delicious organic coffees throughout the U.S. and Washington State. For over 10 years Roast Hou...

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    In this episode we have a conversation with Jim Hunger.  Owner of Belly Rub Spice Rubs. Jim and Scott discuss how Jim has grown his business by using local farmers markets to spread awareness about his spice rubs.

    Additionally we discuss Seattle area music venues, Seattle area food and drink options and more. 

    If you want to check out Belly Rub Spice Rubs you can visit Jim's website here.

    This is a conversation between two long t...

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    In this episode we have a conversation with KC Mack of Mack Provisions. KC shares his story about how he started making wallets and other leather items using vintage Baseball gloves as the source material.

    Based in Port Angeles KC Mack creates amazing wallets and other leather items. In our conversation KC shares how he got started and he explains his work process.

    We chat a bit about his Baseball story and we share our thoughts on t...

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    Our first full episode featuring Nicole Klauss. Join us as we discuss Washington State Roller Derby.  Learn about the sport and find out where you can watch a match.

    We also chat about Nicole's favorite place to eat and grab a drink in Ellensburg.


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    Our pilot episode.  Join us on the Exploring Washington State podcast as we travel the state with our recording gear. Having conversations with the people who live, work, and play in Washington State.

    Each episode will will have a chat with someone who has a great story to share about Washington State. From artists, to business owners.  Musicians to athletes Exploring Washington State will showcase the beauty and creativity here in ...

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