Pacific Northwest aficionados, AJ Barse and Chris Powell are your hosts each week talking about their views and interests in technology, travel, gear and watches. Or, put another way, "PNW life and views from the city by the Salish Sea." The Bellingham Podcast is recorded in or on location in or around the City of Subdued Excitement, Bellingham Washington. This show is also available on-air on Bellingham's KMRE 102.3FM. bellinghampodcast.substack.com bellinghampodcast.substack.com
Lightning strike fire | Bellingham
Travel Dispatches: 📍Mt. Storm King
Lake Crescent | Olympic National Park
Streaming on Apple TV+ https://www.apple.com/tv-pr/originals/still-a-michael-j-fox-movie/
Metrosafe X Anti-Theft 16-Inch Commuter Backpack
Sept. 10 Clean Up Lake Samish - Gone Diving and Bellingham Parks Dept
On this July episode, pardon the clanks and extra noise filtering in the episode - we had a guest construction worker fire up a tractor as we started recording from….
New “Scramble Nature Park” at Barkley Village
Diving in and around Bellingham
Cleaning up Lake Whatcom
Cleaning up Lake Samish
Puget Sound Sea Life
Quality Assurance & New Gear
* Bose - Quiet Comfort
* SoundCore - Q45 Space
* Wacaco - Picopresso
* “Unreasonable Hospitality” - ...
In this May-June episode, as summer begins to ramp up in the PNW, are you thinking of visiting Bellingham? Tune in to AJ and Chris' rundown of how to make your way up to the city by the Salish Sea and what to wrap up in your trip.
Welcome to Whatcom
Traveling to Bellingham
* BLI - Mostly non-stop flights to Las Vegas, Denver, Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles and the San Juan Islands.
* Amtrak (King Station to Fairhaven)
Chris and AJ are back from travel and have more coming up. Be sure to check the show notes, or consider becoming a free subscriber, on Substack for link and photos.
Observations traveling post-pandemic:
* An economy ticket is just that … don’t expect to keep your overhead bag
* “Juice- Jacking”- Powerstations and security concerns- bring your own plug
* Real ID
* “On May 7, 2025, U.S. travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domest...
Coming soon, AJ and Chris give their observations of post-pandemic travel from Bellingham. Stay tuned to the feed or to KMRE 102.3fm or KMRE.org
Shipwreck - Seattle Times
Chris’ Analog Book Report - Three takeaways
“…the objective of automation is clear - it is to relieve body and mind of the burden of labor.”
Robert Hassan, Analog (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series) book
“For those companies that went remote in the pandemic, the debts accrued by their surrender to digital continue to mount: a debt of talent and creativity, of ideas, culture, and the interpersonal ties t...
This marks 7 years of the Bellingham Podcast 🍻- thank you each and everyone of you who have followed, listened, and supported AJ and Chris and the Bellingham Podcast.
Analog Notes - More than just Pen and Paper
Zettelkasten method - Created by Niklas Luhmann, a personal tool for writing and thinking that creates connections to thoughts and produces insights
Paper Dreams - AJ & Chris’ primary source in Bellingham for journals, notepa...
Chris | The Cribbage Master, Double Solitaire Extraordinaire
AJ | The Geek and Gamer Dad
Places to go in the PNW for games/gaming (West, North, East)
* Seattle/Bellevue | Mox Boardinghouse https://www.moxboardinghouse.com/
* Spokane | Dragon Parlor Games - https://dragon-parlor-games-llc-624662.shoplightspeed.com/
* Bellingham | Aegis Games (formerly Dark Tower) - https://aegislgs.com/
* Fairhaven | Cardhaven - “…place to buy cards, p...
Happy holidays everyone! Thank you so much to each of you for another year os support! Welcome to the final episode of 2022!
* Analog Explorer Podcast x Zulu Time podcast crossover episode 14
* Podcast sponsor Anchor.fm
* Thank you to AE Substack and Patreon paid subscribers
New in Bellingham
Ritual Records - https://www.ritual-records.com/
* Previously Reported EM Closing after 17 years https://www.westernfrontonline.com/articl...
The Bellingham Podcast is a listener supported podcast. For full show notes with links, photos, videos, and more be sure to support AJ & Chris and consider becoming a subscriber to the Bellingham Podcast on Substack | BellinghamPodcast.Substack.com.
AJMeeting a GPO 🐙 in the wild | www.analogexplorer.substack.com/p/meeting-the-gentle-giant-of-the-pnw
* Typsim Watches - Seattle Wa. USA
Chris and AJ are back after a much…MUCH longer than anticipated break.
The News |
Episode 217 [for the month of October] marks the fist episode for the show moving to its new schedule, both in podcast and on KMRE 102.3 FM, as a now monthly podcast. After 6 years of being weekly, yes Chris and AJ still gregariously enjoy each-other’s company on the mic, but unfortunately work-home-life balancing isn’t as nimble as it used to be for s...
Visku - An Icelandic word for wisdom.
AJ’s Visku - for you!
Philosophy | The Mountain Doesn’t Care. It doesn’t care if we live, if we die. If we summit, or turn around. And in the end, when we are all long gone, it will out live us all. SO, learn from that. Find your grounding wherever you are with nature.
Finances| Stay within your means and perhaps evaluate the utility cost over time
* HODINKEE Radio Episode 4: Om Malik
Aikoku - A Japanese word for grief, mourning, or lamentation
A Proposed Playlist to Embrace your Inner Mope
* Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Where are AJ and Chris experiencing Aikoku in Bellingham?
Bellingham Farmers Markets
* The original on Railroad Avenue - Celebrating its 30th anniversary! | Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm. [Chris’ early connection with the Farmers Market]
* Waterfront June 1 - Sept 14 | Wednesdays | 4-7 pm @ 300 West Laurel St
* Barkley Village Market | Thursdays | 11:00am -2:00 pm @ Barkley Village Green, 2215 Rimland Drive
Whatcom Dads Podcast - Mark Bagley, Nathan Dwyer, and Chris Roselli
Legal Disclaimers and Background
A 2015 RUFADAA - Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act = Information pertaining to a digital will and an assigned fiduciary
What to consider…should something happen
* Who have you shared access to your mobile phone...
Gregarious grandiose gob of diggity
* Analog Explorer Podcast updates :
* New podcast workflow that we are dialing in : be sure to subscribe to bellinghampodcast.substack.com.
* Old software/emulation/ ROMs
VirtualBox lovers…might not like Apple M1
* Internet Archive
* Battle Chess (enhanced)
* “Internet Arcade”
Chis and AJ record on all new equipment and all new workflow. So, naturally, the best way to test things is just do it live! No show notes for this Substack special, but do subscribe to bellinghampodast.substack.com to get the podcast and our full show notes.
Watches & Horology
Shinola - Though dinged by the FTC for using Swiss and other imported parts, the watches are still fully assembled in the United States, with other products and materials sourced through manufacturing partners in Ann Arbor and Wisconsin.
Clothing & Bags
Small section of things made by Carhartt https://www.carhartt.com/c/made-in-usa
American Giant - Middelsex, NC https://www.american-giant.com/
Tom Bihn - Seattle WA Show room reopens May 18! - https://www.tombihn.com
Fayettechill - https://www.fayettechill.com/ ...
Tribute to AJ and Chris’ mothers for this Mother's day weekend
Monastic Technology - because minimal technology is so 2018.
Analog Consolidation - Pick a own, pick a notebook, and fill ‘er up
Memories of ‘90s Ambient music - CD treasure hunts to bring some happiness into ...
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