The Bellingham Podcast

The Bellingham Podcast

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. Recorded in Bellingham or on location (typically in their favorite local coffee establishments) in City of Subdued Excitement. Bellingham Washington. This show is also available on-air on Bellingham's KMRE 102.3FM.

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September 6, 2021 29 min
Thank you for supporting this show for 5 years, and now 200 episodes. For this summit of an episode, we recorded live from the top of the Whatcom famous Oyster Dome.
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Show notes to be updated...stay tuned
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The last on of our mini series of post-pandemic life and getting back in to Bellingham!

Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you’ve listened to AJ & Chris’ previous episodes in this series, and you still want more... *Now what?*

Community Food Co-op - Healthy food, and some souvenir hats and other ite...
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Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...but now you want to see what Whatcom has to offer *Now what?*

*Acme* (Wile E Coyote would love it)

* Acme Diner/ Ice Cream
* Lake Whatcom Railway “Northern Pacific steam locomotive that operated in every decade of the twentieth century.” https://www.lakewhatcomrailway.com/
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Housekeeping.
Clarification courtesy of the lovely Sarah Hutton @ Village Books
“Hey AJ and Chris, I've loved listening to the Back to Bham themed series. I've got a list of new places to try! Quick note of clarification - Evolve is still with us on the mezzanine level as well as at their space at the Hotel Leo. Two opportunities for deliciousness! Hopefully we'll see you soon in the stacks! ”

Also, a bit thank you an...
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Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and want to check out the downtown scene. *Now what?*

*Waypoint Park / Grainary*

* Belllingham yoga collective
* SconeGrown vegan bakery
* BlackFern - coffee wine
* Artivim Mead Company.

*Bay Street*

* Black noise records
* Geheim gallery. Contemporary art gallery
* Near Black ...
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Mountains before drinks:
AJ's climb of Mt. Saint Helens https://youtu.be/Exwd3_LVwvE
Ed Viesturs - https://tinyurl.com/n2e5fx98

For this Episode:
Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you’re thirsty. *Now what?*

Drink’n activities

The usual locations:

* Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
* Kulshan Brewing ...
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Ep 192 - Welcome (Back) to Bellingham Part 2 - Get a bite to eat

For the week of June 13, 2021

Scenario: You’re in town on business, attending a conference, or are visiting family/friends. You have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea...and you’re hungry. *Now what?*

Grub’n activities

*Breakfast*

* Magdalena’s Bistro and Creperie - https://goo.gl/maps/mibWkKDvmGL4hGQA8
* HomeSkillet - https://goo.gl/maps/WcsVXjKCZcp...
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Welcome (Back) to Bellingham Part 1 - Get Outside

For the week of June 6, 2021

Scenario: You’re in town on business, or a conference, or have heard lots of good things about the city by the Salish Sea. You’ve checked into your AirBNB or your hotel room and unpacked your bags. *Now what?*

Basic Bellingham Fundamentals

Everything in Bellingham is accessible via Interstate 5, exits 250 to 258. Highway traffic (during this COVID era) mostl...
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May 30, 2021 1 min
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May 25, 2021 29 min
No notes as Chris is back!


AJ: DGR 2021- https://gfolk.me/barse
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Another double episode for the weeks of Mother's Day weekend May 10 and May 17.

Chris may or may not still be on clandestine missions...be he will be returning next episode!

Housekeeping: Guest co-host today.

*Dan*

* Active duty Navy, nearly 15 years in.
* Views and opinions are my own
* Former MSF-certified Rider Coach
* Currently in New England, heading back to the SW soon
@Rising_sun_sailor

AJ and the Distinguished Gentle...
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On the show for this week, and the next, in this back to back episode we have a guest co-host from the Bellingham Podcast Office of Foreign Correspondents; UK Branch. This episode to to anyone here in the PNW who has a Wonderlust itch that needs to be scratched, especially if the pandemic as made you long for travel, adventure travel, and the UK. This episode is a double episode, so no new episode for the first week of May. Stay tu...
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April 19, 2021 1 min
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A fair bit of trekking plans....

* Off Locust Beach: 🚢 shipwreck of the Osprey https://klipsunmagazine.com/after-the-storm-43e32548dc04

* Going Soft https://softopper.com/
* Forums, still the enthusist’s knolwedge base https://www.tacomaworld.com/
* Allpa 42L https://www.cotopaxi.com/collections/allpa
* Aero Press: https://aeropress.com/why-aeropress/
* Osprey Skarab 30 https://www.osprey.com/us/en/product/skarab-30-SKARAB30.h...
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Chris test drives a new kind of email paradigm

Hey.com (http://hey.com/) - from the creators of Basecamp Project Management software

Sidebar - The Basecamp CEO had a very popular TED talk. It is one one of Chris’ favorites EVER: https://www.ted.com/talks/jason_fried_why_work_doesn_t_happen_at_work

*How Hey works*

* The Screener, do you allow this person/address to have their email arrive in your inbox
* The Feed is for your promotional...
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April 1, 2021 27 min
PRESENT: Personal Collections ...dare I say Analog Collections

*AJ*

* Comic Books (from Marvel to Garfield)
* Video Games
* #watchfam
* Outdoor stuffs

*Chris*

* Sports Cards
* Hardy Boys blue hardcover books, Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks, Encyclopedia Brown paperbacks.
* LEGOs from garage sales
* Guitars from garage sales

* Rise of online market places, forums, and FOMO
* To combat this; COLLECT FOR YOU not for speculation, or FOMO, ...
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