Exploring 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

Brooks Smothers - RV Out West
Oct 10 2022
Brooks Smothers - RV Out West
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 family.   Brooks talks about enjoying football when the Seahawks played the Philadelphia Eagles (his wife is from Philly) and growing up in a camping family both tent camping and backpacking. Scott asks about the Big Journey, shipping a VW camper to St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. Brooks then describes what brought him to starting the RV Out West podcast and explains the goal of the podcast.   Places mentioned: Lincoln Rock state park near WenatcheeCurlew Lake in RepublicCape Disappointment at the mouth of the ColumbiaDeception Pass, Whidbey IslandStevens Pass for Winter camping   Thanks for tuning into this episode of the Exploring Washington State Podcast! If the information in our conversations and interviews are enjoyable and valuable to you, please head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave us an honest review.   Your reviews and feedback will not only help us continue to deliver great, helpful content, but it will also help us reach even more amazing listeners just like you!   If you want to read about some of the many amazing places to explore in Washington State, you should just pack your bags and go! Explore Washington State is the perfect place for inspiration.    Check it out today.
Brad Holden: Telling stories of Seattle's Roadhouses, Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger, & Psychedelic Pioneer, and Probation
Sep 28 2022
Brad Holden: Telling stories of Seattle's Roadhouses, Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger, & Psychedelic Pioneer, and Probation
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 unforgettable era of nightlife. Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger, & Psychedelic Pioneer: Perpetual motion machines, booklegging, first radio station in Seattle and LSD. Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners, & Graft in the Queen City: The story of prohibition in Seattle. The personalities, the exploits, and the adventures. All three books are well researched and tell the story of Seattle's battle with booze during the 1920's Brad has an ability to make the history come alive.  All three books are page turners. Brad is also one of the hosts of the podcast Dim Lights & Stiff Drinks. The podcast talks abou the history of the eccentric collection of dive bars, historic taverns, and interesting drinking establishments in the Seattle, WA area. Each episode is recorded in the bar featured in the episode.  Highly entertaining and informative. Listen as Brad shares his backstory and how history has always been important to him. One enjoyable tidbit is the story of when Brad saw his book in a store for the first time. If you like history, seedy bars, and tall tales this episode is for you! Thanks for tuning into this episode of the Exploring Washington State Podcast! If the information in our conversations and interviews are enjoyable and valuable to you, please head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave us an honest review.Your reviews and feedback will not only help us continue to deliver great, helpful content, but it will also help us reach even more amazing listeners just like you!If you want to read about some of the many amazing places to explore in Washington State, you should just pack your bags and go! Explore Washington State is the perfect place for inspiration.    Check it out today.
Petosa Accordions: 100 Years of Making Music. World Class Instruments
Aug 29 2022
Petosa Accordions: 100 Years of Making Music. World Class Instruments
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, how the accordion works, and much more. The guys were patient with me and it really shows how passionate they are about making world class instruments and providing top shelf training and support to everyone who purchases a Petosa Accordion. This episode was a blast to record and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did.  This episode was recorded onsite using new microphones. I was not able to fully dial in the audio levels so there is some audio distortion. Thanks for tuning into this episode of the Exploring Washington State Podcast! If the information in our conversations and interviews are enjoyable and valuable to you, please head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave us an honest review.Your reviews and feedback will not only help us continue to deliver great, helpful content, but it will also help us reach even more amazing listeners just like you!If you want to read about some of the many amazing places to explore in Washington State, you should just pack your bags and go! Explore Washington State is the perfect place for inspiration.    Check it out today.