Exploring Washington State

Explore Washington State -Scott Cowan

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!” read less
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Popcorn and Pride: Celebrate Meryl Streep at the Grand Cinema's Merylthon.
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Popcorn and Pride: Celebrate Meryl Streep at the Grand Cinema's Merylthon.
Meet Wade Neal, the assistant executive director of the historic Grand Cinema in Tacoma. A Theater Steeped in History The discussion begins with a captivating journey through the Grand Cinema, a beacon of Tacoma's cultural heritage. Wade Neal, with his unwavering passion, shares the theater's transformation from a for-profit entity to a thriving nonprofit, evidence to the power of community. Wade's personal narrative, from a board member to a key figure in the Grand Cinema's leadership, is a testament to the love and dedication that drives this cultural institution. The Grand's Impact on the Community Wade Neal paints a vivid picture of the Grand Cinema, a sanctuary for cinephiles, art enthusiasts, and the vibrant Tacoma community. With its diverse film series, engaging events, and mission to foster inclusivity, the Grand Cinema is more than just a theater. It's a place where everyone, from all walks of life, can gather to celebrate the enchantment of storytelling through film, a true testament to the spirit of Tacoma. The Merylthon: A Cinematic Extravaganza Lighting up the conversation further is a delightful discussion about the Grand's upcoming Merylthon event. This cinematic extravaganza, dedicated to celebrating the talented Meryl Streep, promises an immersive experience for movie buffs while serving as a fundraising initiative to support the Grand Cinema. From insightful discussions on Meryl's iconic status to unique Pride Month tie-ins, this event is shaping to be an absolute must-attend! Merylthon runs June 14th, June 15th, and June 16th, 2024. Grab your tickets now! So, grab your popcorn, get cozy, and prepare for an adventure filled with cinematic delights and heartwarming community connections. At the Grand Cinema, the magic of storytelling unfolds with each flickering frame, inviting us to explore, celebrate, and cherish the art of cinema in all its splendid glory. Happy exploring! Connect With The Grand Cinema 🎥 Visit the Grand Cinema Website 🎬 Find the Grand on Facebook 📸 Check out the Grand on the Gram 📺 Watch Clips from The Grand Cinema on YouTube Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Season of Shattered Dreams: The Gripping Story of the 1946 Spokane Indians With Eric Vickrey
05-06-2024
Season of Shattered Dreams: The Gripping Story of the 1946 Spokane Indians With Eric Vickrey
🚨 Let's dive into an incredible story that combines baseball, tragedy, and the resilience of the human spirit! 📚⚾ In this episode author Eric Vickery shares the remarkable tale behind his latest book, "Season of Shattered Dreams." This gripping narrative centers around the 1946 Spokane Indians and a devastating bus crash that changed lives forever. The crash is the largest death toll in American sports history. The conversation is an in-depth exploration of the book's themes, delving into the impact of the tragic event on the survivors as well as the broader baseball community. It's a story that captures the highs and lows of the sport and human experience. Eric Vickery's meticulous research and dedication to telling the players' stories shine through in his book. From the chaotic post-WWII baseball landscape to the personal journeys of those affected, the book unfolds like a compelling drama that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring. The discussion also offers valuable insights into Vickery's writing process and how he unearthed the untold stories of unsung heroes of baseball. It's a testament to his passion for the game and his commitment to preserving its history. Overall, this episode of the podcast provides a unique and profound perspective on baseball and the resilience of those who faced unimaginable loss. It's a testament to the power of storytelling and the enduring impact of historical events. ⚾📘 Check out the podcast episode and grab a copy of "Season of Shattered Dreams" to embark on an unforgettable journey through baseball history and human perseverance. Connect With Eric ⚾️ Visit Eric's Website ⚾️ Follow Eric on Twitter Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Exploring Washington State's Past: "Tug" Buse's Boat Project and 1850s Nautical Gems
29-05-2024
Exploring Washington State's Past: "Tug" Buse's Boat Project and 1850s Nautical Gems
In history and maritime exploration, Michael 'Tug' Buse emerges as a captivating storyteller, weaving together past narratives with his intricate boat projects and living history reenactments. Michael is a history teacher at Insight School of Washington an online high school for students in Washington State. Through a recent interview on the Exploring Washington State podcast, Tug shares insights into his upcoming boat project, his experiences navigating the waters in historical vessels, and his passion for preserving the maritime heritage of the 1850s. Crafting a Boat, Unveiling History: Central to Tug's endeavors is his project to construct a lapstrake boat. This intricate process, requiring meticulous attention to detail and traditional craftsmanship, is a testament to his dedication to preserving historical maritime practices. Tug's emphasis on maintaining the authenticity of the boat, from its construction to maintenance, breathes life into the stories of 19th-century sailors who relied on similar vessels for their voyages. Navigating the Waters of the Past: Tug's ventures on the waters in his historical boats offer a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of maritime exploration in the 1850s. From rowing and sailing along the Pacific Northwest coastline to engaging with historical reenactments at forts like Nisqually, Tug immerses himself in the past to educate and inspire others about the region's rich maritime history. Preserving Artifacts, Sharing Stories: Beyond boat construction, Tug's collection of artifacts and attention to detail in recreating historical attire showcase his commitment to authenticity in his living history portrayals. By donning period-appropriate clothing and sharing stories behind each artifact, Tug provides a tangible connection to the past, inviting audiences to engage with history in a unique and immersive manner. Exploring Washington State Through Tug's Eyes: Throughout the podcast episode, Tug shares not only his maritime adventures but also his recommendations for exploring the culinary delights of Washington State. From savoring a slice of rhubarb pie to uncovering hidden gems for coffee and lunch in Olympia, Tug's insights offer a sensory journey intertwined with historical anecdotes and maritime lore. Educating Through Experience: As a history teacher and living history interpreter, Tug goes beyond the confines of a classroom to bring history to life for his students. His dedication to preserving and sharing the past through hands-on experiences, such as building boats and reenacting historical scenes, underscores the value of experiential learning in fostering a deep appreciation for history. Michael 'Tug' Buse's passion for maritime history, manifested through his boat projects, living history reenactments, and engaging storytelling, serves as a beacon guiding us through the waters of the past. By immersing himself in the traditions and tales of the 1850s, Tug not only preserves a rich maritime heritage but also ignites a spark of curiosity and fascination for history in all who encounter his endeavors. Through his dedication to craft, storytelling, and education, Tug invites us to embark on a voyage of discovery, where the waves of history lap against the shores of our present, echoing the timeless tales of seafaring adventurers and maritime explorers. Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Unfiltered Cider Chats with Marshall: Orchard Hunts, Tasty Blends, and Seattle Stories
22-05-2024
Unfiltered Cider Chats with Marshall: Orchard Hunts, Tasty Blends, and Seattle Stories
Listen to our conversation with Marshall Petryni, one of the owners of Greenwood Cider Company. As we dive into the world of cider making, Marshall shares fascinating insights into the art of sourcing apples and crafting unique ciders that capture the essence of the Pacific Northwest. Sourcing Apples for Cider Making Marshall vividly describes the labor-intensive work of sourcing apples for cider making during harvest season in Seattle. From scouting for apple trees to working with small orchards on the west side of the mountains, Marshall takes us on a journey to discover the unique and perishable fruits like crab apples that contribute to their signature ciders. CityFruit and Preventing Wastage Marshall underscores CityFruit, a nonprofit organization's integral role in the cider-making process. He details how CityFruit's dedicated efforts to gather fruit from various locations in Seattle not only prevent wastage but also contribute to donations for food banks and restaurants. This partnership with CityFruit is a shining example of Greenwood Cider Company's commitment to sustainability and community involvement. Crafting Unique Ciders Marshall delves into the intricate process of making cider from a blend of fruits, including dessert fruits and those not commonly used for cider. He illuminates "scrumpy," a high-alcohol cider made from unwanted or fallen apples. He shares insights into their heirloom cider known as "Scrumpy 7.1," made from end-of-season apples. Barrel Aging and Innovative Processes The discussion extends to the rising popularity of barrel aging, which adds complexity and diverse flavors to beverages. Marshall highlights their approach of utilizing bourbon and Westland whiskey barrels for aging cider and experimenting with different barrel types for oak-fermented drinks. Challenges and Triumphs in the Cider Business Marshall opens up about the hurdles Greenwood Cider Company had to overcome in their journey. He candidly discusses the complexities of navigating the process of permits and licensing, a challenge many small businesses face. However, their unwavering passion for cider, the support of the industry community, and their determination to succeed led to the triumph of Greenwood Cider Company, a true inspiration for budding entrepreneurs. Engaging with the Community and Future Offerings Marshall illuminates the company's engagement with the community, from curated cider boxes to attending local farmer's markets. He also provides an exclusive sneak peek into Greenwood Cider's upcoming summer cider releases, including "Blush" with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries and a unique cosmic crisp cider. The Symbiosis of Cider and Music Bringing a touch of personal insight, Marshall shares his background in music and his unexpected journey into the cider world. From his early days indulging in funk music to the camaraderie of the music and cider-making communities, Adventures and Recommendations in Washington State As the conversation casually turns, listeners are treated to a delightful exchange about outdoor adventures and culinary delights in Washington State. From exploring hiking spots to savoring the best-fried chicken paired with Seattle's dry cider, Marshall infuses the episode with local charm. Connect With Greenwood Cider Co. 🍎 Visit Greenwood Cider's Website 🍏 Follow Greenwood Cider on Facebook Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Puget Sound Chronicles: Sailing Stories with Cosima Franchini and Olympia Sailing Co.
15-05-2024
Puget Sound Chronicles: Sailing Stories with Cosima Franchini and Olympia Sailing Co.
Are you ready to set sail on a thrilling adventure through the Puget Sound? Are you ready to set sail on a thrilling adventure through the Puget Sound? In this episode of "Exploring Washington State," host Scott Cowan has a heartwarming conversation with Cosima Franchini, the owner of Olympia Sailing Company. They delve into the world of sailing and the captivating story behind the sailboat "Pterodactyl." From family ties to sailing tips and favorite local spots, this episode is a treasure trove of nautical delights. Let's embark on a journey and uncover the wonders of sailing with Cosima Franchini! A Family Legacy: "Pterodactyl" and Olympia Sailing Company The episode starts with Cosima Franchini fondly recounting her family's deep-rooted connection to sailing and the sea. Her father, a passionate boat builder, crafted the impressive sailboat "Pterodactyl" in the 1970s, turning his dream of sailing into a reality. With a hull made of Ferro cement and a deck and interior crafted from wood, the 42-foot deck and 59-foot overall vessel hold decades of maritime history within its sturdy frame. Bringing Sailing to the Community: Inclusive Experiences Cosima's commitment to creating an inclusive sailing experience shines through as she discusses the offerings of Olympia Sailing Company. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or new to the water, everyone is welcomed aboard for an unforgettable journey through Puget Sound. With options like the golden hour sail, quiet morning sail, and day-long excursions, there's something for sailors of all preferences and experience levels. Sailing Secrets and Inspirations As the episode progresses, Cosima generously shares her personal experiences and insights into the art of Sailing. She illuminates the boat's capabilities, favorite routes, and the sheer joy of using the wind to navigate through the sound. Her discussion of the boat's equipment, maintenance, and future business plans provides a captivating glimpse into the world of sailboat operations. Navigating the Puget Sound: From Hope Island to the Inside Passage Accompany Cosima as she vividly describes the enchanting destinations of Puget Sound, including the idyllic Hope Island and its diverse attractions. From encounters with raccoons and deer to the allure of camping sites and orchards, these destinations offer a wealth of experiences. Her captivating narratives of sailing expeditions bring to life the physical challenges of handling the sailboat and the exhilaration of navigating through the sound. Local Flavors and Praises: Olympia's Delights When it comes to Olympia's culinary delights, Cosima doesn't hold back. From her favorite coffee spots like Olympia Coffee Roasters and Halyard's Cafe to the city's vibrant punk scene, she invites listeners to savor the city's charms and sample its eclectic offerings. With a delightful touch, she shares her preferred coffee brewing method and the local hotspots she frequents for a delicious meal. Setting Sail for the Future With her eyes set on new horizons, Cosima reflects on her past voyages and envisions future expeditions. Her yearning for exploration and discovery is evident from the Mediterranean to potential Pacific escapades. As she shares her aspirations and dreams for the future, her infectious enthusiasm for the open seas shines through, inspiring listeners to embark on their own sailing odysseys. Connect With Olympia Sailing Co. ⛵️Visit Olympia Sailing Co's Website 🐑 Follow on Facebook 📸 Check Olympia Sailing Co on Instagram Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Let's Chat with Stimson Sneed: Behind the Scenes of "Tim Travers and The Time Traveler's Paradox"
08-05-2024
Let's Chat with Stimson Sneed: Behind the Scenes of "Tim Travers and The Time Traveler's Paradox"
Meet Stimson Sneed, the writer and director of the film "Tim Travers and the Time Traveler's Paradox," Join us as we take a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the ambitious journey of bringing this cinematic creation to life. From the intensive scriptwriting process to the challenges of filming in Washington State, Stimson Sneed shared compelling insights into the making of his innovative movie. From Short Film to Feature-Length Production Originally conceived as a short film, "Tim Travers and the Time Traveler's Paradox" underwent a transformative evolution into a full-length feature within a remarkable 90-day window. Stimson's vivid account sheds light on the unforeseen challenges encountered during filming, including the impromptu need for additional scenes to adapt to weather conditions and creative considerations. Collaboration and Casting: Bringing the Characters to Life Stimson provided an intriguing glimpse into the casting process, detailing the significance of established relationships and his personal connections in securing the talents of renowned actors such as Danny Trejo, Keith David, and Felicia Day. With each actor's unique contribution to the film, Stimson articulated the careful negotiations and fittings that shaped their roles within the narrative, underscoring the collaborative effort that characterizes the art of filmmaking. The Journey to the Seattle International Film Festival Stimson Sneed's anticipation for the Seattle International Film Festival was palpable as he highlighted the emotional significance of showcasing his film in a region entrenched with personal significance. The festival's role as a platform for amplifying the film's visibility and setting the stage for potential future projects underscored the professional impact of this momentous event. Captivating Audiences: The Essence of "Tim Travers" "Tim Travers and the Time Traveler's Paradox" promises to engage audiences with its unconventional approach to time travel and a narrative that celebrates self-discovery. Stimson Sneed's revelations about the thematic depth of the film and the significance of its screening at esteemed film festivals unveil the underlying essence of this cinematic creation. Tune in and enjoy our conversation with Stimson Sneed Connect with SIFF and Stimson ✅ Visit Stimson's Website 📸 Check out Stimson on Instagram 🎬 Stimson Sneed on IMDB 🎥 Visit SIFF online 🎬 SIFF's YouTube Channel 📸 Stay Up To Date With SIFF on Instagram Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
🎬 SIFF Stories with Megan Leonard: Picking the Best Flicks
01-05-2024
🎬 SIFF Stories with Megan Leonard: Picking the Best Flicks
Exploring Washington State with Megan Leonard: Film, Karaoke, and Festival Insights Are you ready to dive deep into the world of film festivals, short films, and the art of movie selection? Meet Megan Leonard, a programmer for the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Grab your popcorn, (Megan prefers Red Vines) settle in, and let's explore the captivating world of film with Megan Leonard. Discovering Megan's Film Journey Megan Leonard takes us on a journey through her film career, from growing up in Olympia, Washington, to her role as a programming coordinator at SIFF. After initially studying engineering, she followed her passion for film and landed a programming intern position at SIFF, paving the way for her current career. Megan shares insights into her upbringing, her switch to film at Seattle University, and her progression within SIFF, giving us a glimpse into her profound love for movies from a young age. Programming Films: A Puzzle and Game of Tetris Lets delve into the intricacies of programming films for a festival, much like a puzzle and a game of Tetris. Learn about the challenges of accommodating the preferences of multiple programmers, finding suitable venues for each film, and creating the best viewing experience for audiences and filmmakers. Megan's expertise shines as she explains the process of scheduling films to maximize the impact of each screening and enhance the overall festival experience. Festival Insights: Submissions and Selection Process Megan enlightens us about the Seattle International Film Festival's annual submission process, which entails receiving over 3,000 submissions, each of which is viewed at least once. She explains the meticulous process of sorting submissions on the Film Freeway platform and assigning them to programmers who have an interest in a particular cinema type. This provides every submission with the opportunity to shine, showcasing the inclusive and dedicated approach of the festival's programming team. From the strategic venue selection based on the visual demands of films to the comprehensive and inclusive approach of the selection process, Megan's insights offer a nuanced understanding of the meticulous curation that goes into creating a rich and varied cinematic experience for festival-goers. Red Vines and Rainier Beer We learn about Megan's go to movie watching snacks. As you can imagine she has had her fill of popcorn. Megan's interesting way of drinking beer in the theater is something you need to hear to believe. If you are into film and film festivals you will love listening to Megan. If you are a filmmaker you will learn some insights that may help you get your next project into a film festival. If you just like to hear someone who is passionate about what they are doing you will love learning more about Megan Leonard. Tune in. Connect With SIFF 🎥 Visit SIFF online 🎬 SIFF's YouTube Channel 📸 Stay Up To Date With SIFF on Instagram Connect With Megan Leonard 🎥 Check Megan's Film Work 🍿Megan's Vimeo Channel Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Unveiling Washington State's Comedy Scene: Monica Nevi's Story, Upper Left Comedy Festival
24-04-2024
Unveiling Washington State's Comedy Scene: Monica Nevi's Story, Upper Left Comedy Festival
Monica Nevi: A Homegrown Comic Talent We are going to ask Monica Nevi to share her story after all she is a storyteller. Monica takes us on a delightful ride through her journey from being a former athlete and college student to discovering her true passion for stand-up comedy. Born and raised in Renton, Washington, Monica's connection to the Pacific Northwest runs deep, and her comedic wit reflects the unique charm and humor of her home state. Comedy: A Surprising Twist of Fate Monica Nevi’s entrance into the world of comedy was nothing short of serendipitous. After an injury halted her basketball career, Monica found solace and new purpose in the world of stand-up comedy. With humility and candor, she shares her early fears and triumphs, including her debut at Laughs in Kirkland, where she overcame her shyness and skillfully engaged the audience, laying the foundation for what would become a remarkable comedic journey. Embracing Change and Staying True to Herself Monica shares insight into her creative process, from writing and refining jokes to seamlessly integrating new material into her performances. Her unwavering commitment to her art, complemented by her refreshing honesty, gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of a dedicated and accomplished comedian. Balancing a busy work life with treasured moments outdoors and quality time with loved ones, Monica’s dedication to her craft is truly inspiring. Upper Left Comedy Festival Monica is performing at the 3rd annual Upper Left Comedy Fest. She will be recording her Dumb Pitches Podcast in front of a live audience on April 27th. 2024 at 5:30. The Dumb Pitches Podcast is a show where smart people share their worst ideas. Monica will also be performing at 7:30pm on April 27th with the Upper Left Comedy Fest All-Stars. And finally at 9:30pm on April 27th Monica will performing as part of Comedy Nirvana. You can find out all the details by visiting The Upper Left Comedy Festival site here. Other topics we talk about Growing up in Renton Living in Tacoma WNBA and the Seattle Storm Life on the road as a performer Seattle's comedy scene Tune in and get to know Monica Nevi! Connect With Monica 🎤Visit Monica's Website 🐑 Follow Monica on Facebook 📺 Watch Monica on YouTube 📸 Check out Monica's Instagram ⏳Monica's on TikTok Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
🏔️ Diggin' into the Winter Work on the North Cascades Highway: There's More than Meets the Eye
19-04-2024
🏔️ Diggin' into the Winter Work on the North Cascades Highway: There's More than Meets the Eye
Exploring Washington State: Navigating the North Cascades Highway with Lauren Loebsack If you are an adventure-seeker who yearns to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Pacific Northwest, then you'll want to tune in as we navigate through the North Cascades Highway. Our very special guest is Lauren Loebsack, the communications manager for the North Central Region of the Washington State Department of Transportation. From the process of preparing the highway for reopening to the hidden gems and challenges along the way, this episode is packed with useful information for travelers and local enthusiasts alike. A Peek Behind the Scenes: Preparing the North Cascades Highway for Reopening Lauren Loebsack showcases her expertise as she walks us through the intricate process of preparing the North Cascades Highway for reopening. From coordinating maintenance crews and evaluating avalanche conditions to considering resources and weather forecasts, her insights shed light on the monumental effort required to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey for all travelers. With crews on both the east and west sides diligently working to clear snow and conduct avalanche control, the episode provides listeners with a newfound appreciation for the dedicated individuals who make this annual reopening possible. The ceremonial aspect of opening the road for vehicles, complete with music and traditions, adds an extra layer of charm to the experience. Hidden Gems and Recommendations: Enriching Your Journey As the conversation unfolds, Lauren Loebsack delves into her personal experiences and shares valuable recommendations for travelers. She emphasizes the importance of checking the Washington State Department of Transportation's travel map for updates on road conditions and construction zones, offering practical advice for planning a seamless and enjoyable trip. Additionally, Loebsack's love for the natural beauty and outdoor activities in the Wenatchee Valley and North Central Washington shines through as she discusses her skiing experiences and favorite spots along the scenic drive. It's evident that her passion for the region extends beyond her professional role. Planning for Your Journey: Practical Tips and Considerations To equip listeners with practical advice, the podcast explores typical repairs on the highway, including snow-induced damage and ongoing cleanup efforts. Loebsack's warning about potential winter conditions on the mountain pass, even after the arrival of spring, serves as a timely reminder for travelers to prepare for varying weather conditions. Additionally, her recommendations for the best times to travel the highway, along with suggestions for scenic stops and the lack of open facilities and services, offer invaluable insights for anyone considering a trip along this iconic route. We hope you will enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Connect With Washington State Department of Transportation 🏔️WSDOT North Cascades Hwy 20 📸 WSDOT Instagram 🐑 WSDOT Facebook 🅱️ WSDOT Blog Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
What's Brewing for Bellingham Beer Week? Collaborations, Community, and Craft Beer Celebrations
17-04-2024
What's Brewing for Bellingham Beer Week? Collaborations, Community, and Craft Beer Celebrations
Discovering Bellingham's Beer Scene In Bellingham, the beer scene is vibrant and full of positive energy. Meet Layne Carter and Emily Mallos. They share their passion for raising the beer community in Bellingham and invite everyone to support Bellingham Beer. The camaraderie in the beer community is unmistakable, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and support among the breweries. The episode sheds light on the upcoming Bellingham Beer Week, promising an array of exciting events that showcase the diversity and creativity of the local breweries. Beer Week is a production of the Bellingham Beer Alliance. Unique Beer Releases and Collaborations One of the highlights of the episode is the discussion of unique beer releases and collaborations within the Bellingham beer community. From "Bach in the Saddle," a Texas style amber bock, to the Gruff Forest Funk aimed at raising money for the Cascade Carnivore Project, Bellingham breweries are brewing up delights for beer enthusiasts. The episode also features a floral IPA release, showcasing the breweries' proficiency in crafting dynamic and flavorful IPAs. Local Delights and Activities Layne and Emily also take us on a delightful journey through the culinary and recreational offerings in Bellingham. From savoring a beet Reuben and French fries at a local cafe to exploring the breathtaking Galbraith Mountain and Mount Baker, the episode presents a comprehensive guide to experiencing the best of Bellingham's food and outdoor adventures. Live music enthusiasts will appreciate the recommendations for the top spots to catch live music in Bellingham, such as the Trackside Beer Garden and Cowan Depot patios. Bellingham Beer Week and Community Support Bellingham Beer Week is a much-anticipated event that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of community and celebration within the local beer scene. With live music, beer, cideries, and food trucks, Bellingham Beer Week not only showcases the incredible beer offerings but also supports the Max Higbee Center, a significant aspect that underlines the community's commitment to giving back. The episode provides an insightful look at the Bellingham Beer Alliance's efforts to expand beer tourism and elevate the recognition of award-winning local beers, all while leveraging the exceptional quality of the local water. Connect With Bellingham Beer Week 🍺 Visit Bellingham Beer Week Website 🍻 Beer Week Facebook Page 📸 Find Bellingham Beer Week on Instagram Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Jessica Plumb's Vision: The Fight to Save Orcas in Puget Sound
10-04-2024
Jessica Plumb's Vision: The Fight to Save Orcas in Puget Sound
Meet the talented and passionate filmmaker Jessica Plumb. In this episode we discuss her work and the upcoming showcasing of her film "Call of the Orcas" at the CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival. Join us as we dive into the world of independent filmmaking, the captivating beauty of Washington State, and the critical conservation efforts for the southern resident killer whales. Environmental Advocacy through Filmmaking At the heart of Jessica Plumb's work is a dedication to environmental advocacy, with a focus on the critical issues related to southern resident killer whales and the ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest. Through her film "Call of the Orcas," she sheds light on the threats facing these majestic creatures, including the dwindling Chinook salmon population, toxicants in their habitat, and the impact of shipping traffic. Plumb emphasizes the importance of raising awareness and inspiring action to combat these challenges, underscoring the pivotal role of storytelling in driving environmental conservation efforts. Empowering Indigenous Perspectives and Community Engagement Plumb's commitment to amplifying indigenous perspectives and engaging with tribal communities is a cornerstone of her upcoming projects. By delving into the recovery of salmon and orcas from an indigenous lens, she aims to deepen the narrative surrounding environmental conservation and foster meaningful dialogue within communities. Her dedication to inclusive storytelling and honoring indigenous knowledge underscores the profound impact of centering diverse voices in environmental advocacy and filmmaking. Navigating the Filmmaking Journey: Challenges and Triumphs Throughout the podcast episode, Jessica candidly discusses the challenges and lessons learned from her filmmaking journey. From the complexities of funding and navigating the festival circuit to the nuances of editing and audience engagement, Plumb's insights offer a raw and authentic portrayal of the independent filmmaking process. Her emphasis on the importance of feedback, team collaboration, and embracing the multifaceted nature of storytelling resonates with aspiring filmmakers and seasoned professionals alike. Final Thoughts: A Journey of Filmmaking, Conservation, and Connection As the episode draws to a close, the impactful conversation with Jessica Plumb leaves us with a deep appreciation for her dedication to filmmaking, her commitment to conservation, and her profound connection to the natural world. Her work serves as a reminder of the critical need to protect our environment and the wildlife that inhabits it. Join us next time as we continue our journey of discovery across Washington State, uncovering inspiring stories, remarkable destinations, and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Until then, keep exploring, keep learning, and keep unearthing the treasures that this stunning state has to offer. Thank you for joining us on Exploring Washington State. Connect With Jessica 🎥 Plumb Productions 🎬 Jessica's videos on Vimeo Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
🎥 Reel Talk: Diving into the Cascadia International Women's Film Festival
03-04-2024
🎥 Reel Talk: Diving into the Cascadia International Women's Film Festival
Welcome to another exciting episode of Exploring Washington State. This episode we're diving into the vibrant world of film and community with a special focus on the Cascadia International Women's Film Festival. We sit down with the festival's dynamic executive director Cheryl Crooks. Our conversation covers the festival's impact on the local arts scene, the power of in-person connections, women in film, and much, much more. The Return of Community and Collective Experiences With the world slowly emerging from the grip of the pandemic, Cheryl Crooks notes an uplifting trend in community engagement. She mentions the increase in festival attendance, particularly among the younger generation. The increase is reflecting of a growing desire for collective experiences and interactions. As we all emerge from isolation, there's a palpable need for real connections and social skills, and the Cascadia International Women's Film Festival aims to foster just that. Diving into the Festival Experience The festival, which will take place from April 25th to 28th 2024, with an online version running from May 2nd to 12th 2024. promises a delightful lineup of heartwarming and thought-provoking films. Cheryl highlights "Last Dance" from Switzerland and Belgium, as well as "Ama Gloria" from France, as two particularly noteworthy selections, each offering an element of hope and meaningful experiences. Embracing Change and Reflecting on the Past We delve into the festival's evolution following the challenges posed by the pandemic. Cheryl and her team faced adversity but quickly pivoted, moving the festival online and adjusting their plans to showcase films digitally. Despite technical challenges, they successfully presented an online festival, allowing them to reach a wider, more diverse audience, and consider the value of a hybrid approach for future events. Focus on the Pacific Northwest and Women in Film Cheryl shares the festival's commitment to highlighting exceptional films by women and featuring diverse representation in its lineup. This dedication extends to the festival's origins, with Cheryl and her colleague, Polly Miller, founding the festival as a way to showcase women-directed films and reflect the beauty of the Cascadia area in the festival's identity. Exploring Bellingham: A Cultural Gem We have a delightful exploration of Bellingham, a city brimming with cultural and recreational opportunities. Discussing the city's charm, from its vibrant downtown and recreational activities to its close proximity to the Canadian border. Described as a great small city with around 100,000 people, Bellingham offers a welcoming and diverse tapestry of experiences, making it a must-visit destination for a long weekend. Looking Ahead: Collaboration and Anticipation With the festival's West Coast and Pacific Northwest premieres of fascinating films on the horizon, the stage is set for another thrilling chapter in the festival's legacy. We hope you've enjoyed this recap of Exploring Washington State. Be sure to tune in for more fascinating insights, delightful debates, and inspiring stories of Washington's rich cultural tapestry. Remember to share the show with fellow enthusiasts and connect with Scott on Twitter to join the conversation. Until next time, happy exploring! Connect With The Cascadia Women's International Film Festival 🎬 Visit their website 🎥 Follow on Instagram 👓 Watch on Vimeo ✔ View festival trailers on YouTube Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Becky Garrison - Discover the Secret Behind Washington's Craft Distillery Boom
20-03-2024
Becky Garrison - Discover the Secret Behind Washington's Craft Distillery Boom
Meet Becky Garrison Becky shares her fascinating journey and her deep connection with the craft distillery scene of Washington State. Her background as a freelance writer and her passion for building communities clearly shines through as she discusses her experiences and inspirations. Becky's dedication to her craft and her enthusiasm for all things spirited make her the perfect guide to navigate the rich world of Washington's distilleries. Her new book Distilled in Washington is a deep dive into the history of distilling in Washington. The book also is a detailed resource to help you navigate the current distillery scene in Washington State. Becky opens our eyes to the explosive growth of distilleries in Washington State. From beer history to privatized liquor stores, there's a whole lotta factors propelling the scene forward. But she also gives us a real-talk glimpse into the challenges and costs of setting up a distillery. Talk about dedication and love for the craft! Uncovering the Gems: Washington’s Distilleries Blue Spirits, Copper Works, Westland, Woodinville – these ain't just names; they're the rockstars of the distillery scene. Becky lets us peek behind the scenes, unveiling the passion and grit poured into each bottle. These sips aren't just drinks; they're a taste of the state's soul. The Craft Spirit Vibe Becky's enthusiasm for craft spirits is contagious. She delves into the real deal about flavor, working with farmers, and the camaraderie embedded in every sip. It's not just a drink – it's a narrative waiting to be unraveled. What Lies Ahead As we wind down, Becky leaves us with hope for the future of distilleries. She assures us that our faves like Blue Spirits, Copper Works, Westland, and Woodinville are in it for the long haul. And while things look steady, she reminds us that life's full of surprises. But with these distillery dynamos at the helm, we're in for a spirited ride. Connect With Becky 🥃 Follow Becky on Facebook 🍸 Visit Becky online 📷 Find Becky on Instagram 📖 Purchase Distilled in Washington here Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Riki Mafune: Japanese American Heritage and the Beat of Seattle's Music Scene
13-03-2024
Riki Mafune: Japanese American Heritage and the Beat of Seattle's Music Scene
Meet Riki Mafune, a third-generation Seattleite with a family history deeply intertwined with Japanese American experiences. The conversation delves into Japanese American history, the challenges of the internment camps, the Seattle music scene, and Riki's personal journey as a musician. Family Legacy and Internment Camps Riki shares her family's poignant story of generational trauma stemming from internment camps during World War II. Her great-grandfather passed away en route to the camps, and her family faced immense challenges upon their return home. Split up and relocated to camps like Camp Harmony (Puyallup Fairgrounds), Tule Lake, and Minidoka. Riki's family experienced the government's work release programs created for interned individuals to bolster the war effort. This section sheds light on the impact of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Roosevelt in 1942, leading to the unjust internment of Japanese Americans. Japanese Cultural Heritage and Resources Diving into Japanese cultural heritage and resources, Riki shares insightful recommendations. She points to organizations like Densho.org highlighting their invaluable documentation of historical aspects of the camps. Riki also recommends the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington and emphasizes the importance of educational resources to preserve and promote Japanese American history and culture. To further engage with this heritage, walking tours offered by institutions like the Seattle Public Library and the Wing Luke Museum provide immersive experiences for learning about vestiges of Japanese culture in the area. Cultural Identity and Heritage Furthermore, the discussion unravels Riki's experiences of embracing her mixed heritage and her mother's active role in educating her about both sides of her ethnicity. Riki shares her memories of growing up in the Roosevelt View District area, and the conversation touches on her family's ties to Japan through a greenhouse and a flower shop. This segment highlights the importance of understanding and celebrating one's cultural heritage. Seattle Music Scene and Racial Marginalization Transitioning to the Seattle music scene, Riki reminisces about her music career, which kick-started with the band Dynette Set. Amid anecdotes about the band's formation and hard work, the conversation uncovers the challenges Riki and her bandmates faced in a male-dominated rock and roll world. They pushed back against being marginalized and commercialized, refusing to conform to an inauthentic image. This segment delves into the lack of diversity in the Seattle music scene at the time, shedding light on the racial stereotypes and marginalization that women musicians, including Riki, encountered. Personal Journey and Reflection Learn more about Riki's personal journey and gain insight into her early ventures in music and the challenges she encountered. Riki candidly shares her struggles with feeling like an outsider and her experiences of working non-music-related jobs after the Dynette Set era. The segment also touches on her decision to go to college, attending Seattle University and majoring in philosophy. It reflects on her family's quietness about their internment experiences and her journey of researching and confirming their stories, shedding light on the resilience and perseverance reflected in her career choices. Photo credit: Ernie Sapiro Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
The Community of Curling: Exploring the Granite Curling Club with Bryan Pittard
06-03-2024
The Community of Curling: Exploring the Granite Curling Club with Bryan Pittard
Curling, often seen as a niche sport, holds a captivating allure that combines strategy, teamwork, and a close-knit community. In this episode, host Scott Cowan engages in a lively and informative conversation with Bryan Pittard, the outreach person for the Granite Curling Club in Seattle Washington. Discovering the Technical and Strategic Aspects of Curling: During the conversation Bryan unveils the technical intricacies and strategic prowess required in curling. Bryan shares the inner workings of curling, explaining the terminology such as "house," "draw," "guard," and "hack," which are vital in understanding the game. He emphasizes the importance of rock delivery, the role of sweepers in guiding both speed and direction, and the imperfections in the science of rock delivery, shedding light on the sport's precision and strategic depth. Welcoming All Ages and Abilities to Curling: Bryan reveals the inclusivity of curling, bridging diverse age groups and abilities within the Granite Curling Club. He mentions the age range for participants, starting at around 10 years old and extending into the eighties and nineties. Bryan highlights the club's efforts to make curling accessible to individuals of all abilities by offering adaptive curling clinics for wheelchair users and incorporating tools like the stick and establishing seniors' brackets for those over 50. Fostering a Thriving Curling Community: The conversation captures the vibrant and close-knit community of the Granite Curling Club, featuring unique traditions like bonspiels, which are not only tournaments but also vibrant parties celebrating the spirit of curling. Bryan highlights themed events such as the holiday bonspiel and the "off to the races" April bonspiel, showcasing the fun, diverse, and culturally rich curling community. Moreover, the club's initiatives to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment within the sport accentuate the community-focused nature of the Granite Curling Club. Connect With The Granite Curling Club 🥌 Visit Granite Curling Club Website 🥌 Follow on Instagram 🥌 Check Granite Curling Club out on Facebook Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Alliyah Perry: Planting the Seeds of Success with Farm + Flourish
14-02-2024
Alliyah Perry: Planting the Seeds of Success with Farm + Flourish
Meet Alliyah Perry- Alliyah Perry's journey began with a passion for growing and selling produce at farmers markets. However, she found this approach unsustainable due to time constraints and limited accessibility. This inspired her to conceptualize a unique idea: a grocery store where individual farmers could sell their produce without losing their farm identity. The vision came to life when a space in what was a coffee shop and roastery in Centralia became available. This store, named Farm + Flourish, has become a beacon for local farmers and producers to showcase and sell their products, staying true to their farm identity. With a strong sense of community, Alliyah's grocery store has become a hub for local producers, offering a wide range of products that cater to the region's diverse tastes and preferences. This commitment to local sourcing and community engagement has not only received a warm reception from customers but has also set the stage for further expansion and the introduction of a deli or food service. Alliyah's store is a testament to the rewarding outcomes of supporting local businesses and building a stronger, more connected community. This episode with Alliyah Perry is a captivating exploration of entrepreneurship, community engagement, and the transformative power of supporting local businesses. Alliyah's journey from farming and selling at local markets to creating a thriving grocery store demonstrates the profound impact that individuals can have on their communities. Her commitment to empowering local producers and fostering vibrant community events is a testament to the lasting impact of such initiatives. As the episode draws to a close, Alliyah leaves us with a vision for the future, one filled with growth, learning, and an unwavering dedication to her community - a vision that embodies the very essence of Exploring Washington State. Connect with Alliyah and Farm + Flourish 🍅 Find Farm + Flourish on Facebook 💰Contribute to the fund raiser for Farm + Flourish Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Curtis Ashby: Bringing Birds and Beauty to Washington's Murals
07-02-2024
Curtis Ashby: Bringing Birds and Beauty to Washington's Murals
Meet Curtis Ashby, a cool artist who paints big murals and loves bird art. Curtis talks about how mural art is big in Washington and how it brings people together. Curtis explains that murals last a long time, like 10 to 20 years, which shows how strong this art is in Washington. He also talks about working with cities and groups like Spaceworks. This helps artists and business people team up and make their towns more colorful and fun. He shares how he plans his art projects at the start of the year. It's neat to learn how much thought goes into making these big, beautiful murals. Curtis also likes it when his clients give him some ideas for the mural, but he adds his own touch to it. This mix makes each mural special and tells a story. Curtis really loves birds and nature. He puts this love into his art as a way to remember his grandma. This makes his murals even more special and meaningful. Curtis talks about a big project he did near Tacoma Community College. It was tough to get it all set up, but he worked with the community and made it happen. Curtis likes to paint with friends and help other artists. This shows how artists help each other and make their community better. He also talks about the tools and skills he uses to make his murals just right. The podcast shows how Curtis' art is more than just painting walls. It's about stories, working together, and making places beautiful. You'll want to hear more about how Curtis and other artists are making Washington an awesome place full of art! Connect With Curtis 🎯Visit his website 🥾Find him on Instagram 👕Checkout Northwest Till Death 🦉Look at his Facebook Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Let's Skate: Daniel Brown's Cool Project to Support Kids in Washington State
31-01-2024
Let's Skate: Daniel Brown's Cool Project to Support Kids in Washington State
**Skateboarding and a Heartwarming Mission** Join us as we delve into Daniel Brown's intriguing journey, where he combines a love for skateboarding and a desire to give back to the community through his project "Skateboards For All." Daniel shares the inspiration behind his charity work and his vision for providing skateboarding gear to kids in need. **A Heartfelt Mission to Empower Kids** Discover how Daniel's project, "Skateboards For All," aims to make skateboarding a reachable and inclusive activity for all kids, providing them with access to the gear, education, and support they need. Daniel's dream is to see kids in need find joy, empowerment, and a sense of community through skateboarding. **Skateboarding, Coffee, and Community** Explore Daniel's multifaceted interests, from his love for skateboarding and hockey to his appreciation for the vibrant coffee culture in Seattle. Learn about his memorable experiences at local coffee spots and the impact of his first cup of coffee, Costa Rica Tres Rios, on his passion for the beverage. **The Growth of Women's Hockey** Dive into the world of women's hockey and its increasing popularity in the region, as Daniel shares heartwarming stories about his daughter's journey into the sport and the vibrant camaraderie he finds within the women's game. Learn about the positive impact of the Seattle Kraken and the creation of the Seattle Red Hawks team, combining the efforts of the Western Washington Female Hockey Organization and Seattle Juniors. In conclusion, this episode featuring Daniel Brown serves as a testament to the deep-rooted connections between sports, community building, and philanthropy within the region. Thank you for tuning in to this episode. Connect With Daniel Skateboards 4 All Instagram Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest
Meet Author Tom Llewellyn:  "The Five Impossible Tasks of Eden Smith" and Living in Tacoma
24-01-2024
Meet Author Tom Llewellyn: "The Five Impossible Tasks of Eden Smith" and Living in Tacoma
Delve into Tom's creative journey as a fiction author and his role in Tacoma's street art project, Beautiful Angle. Discover the inspiration behind "The 5 Impossible Tasks of Edin Smith" and how Tom infused his late relatives' personalities into the charming characters of the book. The setting for the book is inspired by Tacoma's very own Rust Mansion. As the conversation unfolds, Tom mesmerizes us with Tacoma's rich music history, from being an "incubator city" for budding musicians to hosting iconic performances by Nirvana and Loretta Lynn. Curious about Tom's writing process? He spills the beans about typing amidst bustling commutes and coffee shop buzz. Join us as Tom shares insights about his writing routine, the empowering experience of embracing the editing process, and the delicate art of balancing creativity with strategic book promotion. He also sheds light on the thriving literary community and mentions top-notch independent bookstores like King's Books Tacoma and the new High Voltage Records and Books on Sixth Avenue. Are you ready to take a refreshing plunge into the chilly waters of Puget Sound? Tom Llewellyn shares his exhilarating cold plunging experiences at a stretch of water near Jack Hyde Park. With a dash of humor, Tom reveals his secret to enduring 10-15 minutes in the cold water and the simple joy he finds in this invigorating ritual. If you are a fan of Tacoma, music, books, and good conversation you need to listen to this episode. Connect With Tom Tom's Blog Tom on Instagram Tom on X (Twitter for those of you who refuse to call it X) 😎 Connect With Us 📬 Subscribe To The Newsletter 🐑 Follow Us On Facebook 📷 Check Us Out On Instagram 📽️ Join Us On YouTube 🐤 Connect on Twitter 🌲 Visit Our Website Help Us Out 🟢 Leave Us a Rating on Spotify 💜 Leave a Review on Apple Podcasts 🤝 Introduce Us to a Potential Guest