Exploring Washington State

Exploring Washington State

The Exploring Washington State Podcast is for you if you are looking for ideas and inspirations of great places to visit, fantastic places to grab a bite to eat and drink. If you want to know more about the businesses that call Washington State home, learn about the amazing artists who are creating artwork.The State of Washington is an amazing place to live and a great place to visit. The Exploring Washington State Podcast helps to showcase the splendor of Washington State. Remember "there is always more to explore!”

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October 11, 2022 74 min

The advertising of Rainier Beer spawned many cult classic commercials in the Northwest. Our guests got into the idea of documenting the ads after collecting Rainier Beer swag for their bar and asking the question where can we get the original film of the commercials?

 

The Petersons describe the origin of the Rainier Room at the bar, after they filled it with all of the memorabilia they could find relating to Rainier Beer. The room...

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Scott talks with Brooks Smothers, host of the RV Out West podcast which discusses RV travel in Washington State. Brooks describes many of the adventures that led him to get a trailer and start his podcast.

 

Brooks lived in Washington until the age of twenty-five when he tried living in other parts of the country, including the Virgin Islands, and California Bay Area. He returned to Washington in 2010 with his wife and started a fa...

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October 5, 2022 71 min

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Seattle area author Brad Holden talking about his latest book Lost Roadhouses of Seattle.  Brad co-wrote the book with Peter Blecha.

Brad is an Author. Historian. Finder of Old Things.

During our conversation we talk about Brad's fascination with Seattle's seedy past. Brad has written three books and he calls them his trilogy.

  • Lost Roadhouses of Seattle: Prohibition came early to Washington State--in 1916--and kicked off an...
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    September 19, 2022 68 min

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    September 14, 2022 87 min

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    September 12, 2022 84 min

    Meet Caroline and JayJ Carlile. Together they are known as Small Town Strings.

    This brother and sister duo based in Curlew Washington. Surrounded by music their entire lives these two young musicians are talented and entertaining.

    During our epsiode both Caroline and Jay J share some amazing stories of their musical journey. This is one of the most entertaining conversations I have had the pleasure to take part in.

    Listen and enjo...

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    Julie Ann Gustanski is my guest to talk about Cider Swig 2022.

    September 24th 2022 will be the 9th annual Cider Swig held this year at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma.

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    September 5, 2022 80 min

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    September 1, 2022 102 min

    Angi Weston Owner and Head Coach at Radical Roots MTB is my guest.

    Radical Roots MTB trains people to ride mountain bikes safely and to have fun!

    Based in Bellingham Washington Radical Roots MTB provides events like Transition Women's Weekend, training for mountain bike coaches, and has a youth girls MTB racing team as well as another racing team for women.

    If you have ever thought you wanted to ride a mountain bike Angi will i...

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    Meet Petosa Accordions Since 1922 this family owned business has been making world class accordions.

    I was able to sit down with Joe Petosa Jr. (3rd generation), Joey Petosa (4th generation) and Gabe Hall-Rodriguez at the Petosa Accordions showroom.  We were surrounded by dozens of historic accordions the enviroment was amazing.

    Knowing next to nothing about accordions I ask a ton of questions about the history of the instrument, h...

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    Meet Chef Kinga Borkowski How can a chef originally from Chicago bring Seattle Austin Texas inspired breakfast tacos?  Listen to this episode an you will know.

    Kinga trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago and was working at some amazing Chicago resturants. That was until her husband took a job in Seattle. Moving to Seattle Chef Kinga worked at many well known Seattle resturants. During Covid she was laid off from Microsoft catering. ...

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    Micah Rice Sports Editor for The Columbian Newspaper is my guest.

    Micah has been a newspaper reporter and editor for over 20 years in Washington State. We talk about how the newspaper industry has changed, Vancouver, and of course sports!

    I find it interesting to learn about how the media landscape is changing rapidly, especially when it comes to sports.

    One way the Columbian has adjusted is to go hyper-local with their news covera...

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    Matt Ackerman thinks you should Fret Less and Rock More.

    Hear the journey of this Washington State musician from Little Nickel Want Ads guitar to owning Endorian Guitarworks in Olympia.

    Life is a journey and Matt shares his stories with us during this episode. If you have ever wanted to stop working for "the man" and strike out on your own you will enjoy Matt's adventures.

     

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    Adria of the Emerald Palate chats with guest host MacKenzie Passegger.

    The Emerald Palate is a resource for people to find out about the Pacific Northwest through food, makers, and travel.

    Adria moved to Washington State 15 years ago and she still is amazed by the beauty of Washington.

    A self admitted travel nerd who loves using Google Maps to help prepare for all of her trips. Eventually her friends encouraged her to share her pas...

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    August 10, 2022 70 min

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    August 8, 2022 87 min

    Chris is back for a 2nd conversation.  

    We talk more about his musical journey and learn more about how he found Jazz to be the genre that speaks to him.

    Starting off in middle school and cumulating with a masters from CWU Chris has had an amazing musical journey. 

    On a side note for a couple of summers he shared a house with a well known Seattle bass player who was just a teenager. You will have to listen for the details.  I found...

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