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Seattle Podcast interviews the leaders and experts behind the innovative thinking that makes Seattle a world-class city. -From politics and science, to sports, music, and culture. Listen for insights and find inspiration.

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Ana Mari Cauce: Leader of Learning

Ana Mari Cauce: Leader of Learning

University of Washington, Ana Mari Cauce, Encampment, College affordability, Higher education costs, University research, Economic impact, University president

Rebecca Lovell: Civic Thought Leader Builds Bridges

Rebecca Lovell: Civic Thought Leader Builds Bridges

Explore the insights of civic thought leader Rebecca Lovell as she discusses the importance of the Pacific Northwest region and its exciting opportunities.

Tom Mara and Beth Barrett: SIFF’s Dynamic Duo

Tom Mara and Beth Barrett: SIFF’s Dynamic Duo

Tom Mara planned to retire when he left Seattle nonprofit radio station KEXP after two stints totaling 34 years. That didn’t last long. In August 2022, Mara accepted the CEO job at the Seattle International Film Festival. Here, he and longtime Artistic Director Beth Barrett discuss how SIFF became one of the largest film festivals in the world, and what’s in store as the festival celebrates 50 years. This year’s festival runs from May 9-19 at SIFF’s four venues across the city, including the venerable SIFF Cinema Downtown (formerly known as The Cinerama).

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Anne Bremner: Life Inside The Law

Attorney Anne Bremner looks back on her colorful courtroom career and her life in front of the camera

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Catching Up With Michelle Li

Michelle Li lives and works in St. Louis now, but the former KING-5 broadcaster will always consider Seattle a second home.

Bernie Griffin: Still in the Spotlight

Bernie Griffin: Still in the Spotlight

Longtime 5th Avenue Theatre Managing Director Bernie Griffin just retired, but she remains a staunch advocate for an arts community she helped create. In the latest episode of the Seattle magazine podcast, Griffin shares tales from her colorful career backstage, how live theater is inherently risky and why she always returned to Seattle after holding influential roles in both New York and Los Angeles.

Donald Watts: A Son’s Passion

Donald Watts: A Son’s Passion

Growing up with an NBA star taught Donald Watts untold lessons. Donald is now a full-time caretaker for his father, Sonics legend Slick Watts, who suffered a devastating stroke two years ago. Donald recounts his childhood, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that prevented him from playing in the NBA, and his commitment to youth and community. He also discusses the importance of the year-old Sonics Legend Fund, a charitable program to help pay the expenses of former Sonics who need assistance.

Doug Baldwin & Hilary Young: Champions of Change

Doug Baldwin & Hilary Young: Champions of Change

Former Seahawks wide receiver and Super Bowl champion Doug Baldwin discusses his motivation for giving back to the community and why he’s proud to call Seattle home years after his playing days ended. He’s joined by Hilary Young of Pioneer Human Services, a nonprofit that’s become a big supporter of Baldwin’s advocacy on behalf of community-based organizations.

Interview with Author Daniel James Brown - ep. 2

Interview with Author Daniel James Brown – ep. 2

The Boys in The Boat author Daniel James Brown discusses how he first learned of the triumph of the University of Washington’s crew team in the 1936 Olympics and how he connected with the family of one of the rowers.

Interview with Author Daniel James Brown - ep 1

Interview with Author Daniel James Brown – ep 1

Seattle Magazine talks with New York Times Bestselling Author of The Boys in the Boat, and Redmond resident, Daniel James Brown, to discuss his most recent book, Facing the Mountain. A true story of four Japanese Americans during World War II and their journey in the 442nd Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army fighting for a country that incarcerated their family members.

Police Chief Adrian Diaz recalls his work undercover and shares his plan for reducing crime

Police Chief Adrian Diaz recalls his work undercover and shares his plan for reducing crime

Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz recalls a tense moment in his undercover career, how the use of the term “law enforcement” paints a negative impression of police and why social workers should sometimes be on the front lines of police response. He also lays out his plan to reduce crime throughout the city (hint: it’s already working).

Real estate expert, Dean Jones reveals surprising facts about today's market and offers advice

Real estate expert, Dean Jones reveals surprising facts about today’s market and offers advice

Time to buy? Wait to sell? Multi-city real estate expert Dean Jones shares some eye-opening data about today’s market and offers practical advice for those invested or considering investing.  His answers will surprise you.

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