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All Ways West Seattle
Made With Bacon
A podcast where the people, places, happenings and history of West Seattle intersect.
Dec 1, 2023
December Agenda Gets Rolling With Meeples Games
The first of the month means it's time to run down our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar and Holiday Guide. This month we're joined by Laura Schneider, founder and co-owner of Meeples Games. We find out Laura's picks for what's hot this holiday season, the one game that everyone should know how to play, and how playing games can be an important (and fun!) way of creating community. We're also talking about... [09:25] Winter Wander Scavenger Hunt [11:00] It's A Wonderful Life at Kenyon Hall [11:15] "Snowed In" at ArtsWest [13:05] Astra Lumina at South Seattle College [14:30] Silver Sounds Holiday Show and Piano Bar night at the Senior Center [15:15] Easy Street Records in-store performances with Duff McKagan and Southall [16:18] Hometown Holidays Glorious Lights of West Seattle [17:50] More holiday events and holiday-themed games [19:25] Santa Pub Crawl [21:18] West Seattle Runner's Christmas Light Run [23:06] Board Game Night, Thursdays at Meeples Games [24:22] Free in-person writing group Saturdays [28:00] Tea and Sci-Fi Meetup Sundays [26:50] Laugh Until You Die: Mafia with Comedians at Meeples Games And more!! Looking for more info on these events and others mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Nov 1, 2023
November Agenda Hits High Notes with Mode Music
The first of the month means it's time to run down our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar. This month we’re joined by Erin Rubin, owner of Mode Music Studios and founder of Mode Music and Performing Arts. We talk about the lasting impact of music education in our community and Mode’s Friendsgiving Fundraiser event November 17 to support accessible arts programs. We’re also talking about… [12:25] Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show [13:32] Burgers and Beats at Revelry Room [13:59] Musicians for the West Seattle Food Bank [16:10] A Celebration of Longfellow Creek [24:41] Stella’s Stars Presents a A Fundraising Dance Party at the Senior Center of West Seattle [30:22] Seattle Urban Book Expo Plus: upcoming in-stores at Easy Street Records, The Beatles versus the Stones, the healing power of music, the best-ever book about music, and more! Looking for more info on these events and others mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Oct 1, 2023
October Agenda Gets Cooking with Papa Tony's Hot Sauce
The first of the month means it's time to run down our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar. Tony Wilson has been on fire with his new West Seattle-based family business, Papa Tony’s Hot Sauce. We find out what sparked this idea into entrepreneurship and how the West Seattle community has played a major role in his roaring success. We’re also talking about… [05:00] Heron’s Nest [10:00] West Seattle Farmers Market [11:25] Field to Fork Podcast [13:00] Girl’s Night at The Clay Cauldron [14:19] Upcoming debates between candidates for local elections [15:15] Online education for safely viewing the Oct 14 solar eclipse [19:58] Thursday Throwdown all-vinyl DJ night at Revelry Room [21:58] Oktoberfest at Highland Park Corner Store [22:56] Fauntleroy Fall Festival [23:00] BEXLEY live in-store at Easy Street Records [25:04] Salmon Drumming at Fauntleroy Creek [26:00] Trail or Treat at Camp Long [26:30] West Seattle Junction Trick or Treating and Costume Parade Looking for more info on these events and others mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Aug 1, 2023
August Agenda with the one and only Kisha Vaughan
The first of the month means it's time to run down our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar. The lovely and talented Kisha Vaughan was our first-ever guest on All Ways West Seattle, and she’s back to share updates on the many new hats she’s wearing with style, from boxing instructor to Lululemon Ambassador to Easy Street bartender. And she previews what’s in store for the big performance she’s putting together for this year’s Bumbershoot! We're also talking about... [10:00] Seafair and the return of the Blue Angels [11:40] West Seattle Glass Float Hunt [12:40] Summer Scramble yARrrrr Pirate Adventure [14:00] Duwamish River Festival [14:20] The Trip Wires and other live in-store concerts at Easy Street Records [17:30] Highland Park Cars photography exhibit @ Highland Park Corner Store [19:05] Wednesday Trivia nights at Locust Cider, West Seattle Brewing Company, The Lodge, Beverage Place Pub and Talarico’s [20:41] Delridge Farmers Market [21:00] Summer excursion deals with Alki Kayak Tours [22:00] Super Mario Brothers outdoor movie at Camp Long [23:15] Walking tour of Hiawatha Park and Alki Beach Sunset Run [25:00] Admiral Junction Function Street Fair [26:45] Terry Mutter at Kenyon Hall Looking for more info on these events and others mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Jul 1, 2023
July Agenda with Tim & Lori McConnell of West Seattle Runner
The first of the month means it's time to run down our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar. July is Independent Retailer Month! Our guests Tim and Lori McConnell of West Seattle Runner share the story behind their long-running retail shop and how giving back to the community sets the pace for their success. We're also talking about... [3:46] West Seattle 4th of July Kids Parade [4:00] Cornhole at Ounces with the West Seattle Cornhole League [5:00] Hedwig and the Angry Inch at ArtsWest [5:30] Backyard Bard Shakespeare performances in West Seattle parks [6:20] Seafair Pirates Landing at Alki Beach [6:40] BedHead Open Mic [7:22] Heron’s Market at Heron’s Nest [7:34] Alki UCC donation drive and West Seattle Runner’s shoe donation program [9:35] 26th annual West Seattle Big Band Concert [10:14] West Seattle Grand Parade and Float Dodger 5k [13:35] Summerfest in the Alaska Junction [14:30] Alki Art Fair… and Tim’s ever-changing Tunnel of Lights [15:50] In-store appearances from BRAD and Les Ailes at Easy Street Records.. and essential tunes for a run! Looking for more info on these events and others mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Jun 1, 2023
Pridefest arrives on the June Agenda!
The first of the month means it's time to talk about our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar. Special guest Alex Garcia, co-owner of Admiral Pub, shares big plans for the first-ever Pridefest, happening June 17 at businesses in the Alaska Junction. We're also talking about... [6:30] Terry’s Greatest Movies You’ve Never Heard of, Mondays at the Senior Center of West Seattle [8:47] Art of Music returning to the West Seattle Art Walk, with live performances in all three of West Seattle’s major junctions [11:07] New opportunities to explore the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails [11:55] The 2nd Annual West Seattle High School Car Show [11:35] Morgan Junction Pride March and Community Festival [14:19] West Seattle Chamber’s AfterHours at West Seattle Nursery and the West Seattle Garden Tour [16:50] Opening day for Colman Pool and West Seattle wading pools [17:46] School’s out for summer and it’s graduation night for West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth High School! Looking for more info on these events and others mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog
May 16, 2023
Building Community With Positive Energy
In this episode, we hear from people who live and work in West Seattle about what connects them to this community, and have a chat with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Treasurer John Sweetland about the invaluable role he’s played as a volunteer in keeping things rolling at the Log House Museum, and what fuels his own positive spirit. This episode is a program of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. www.loghousemuseum.org
May 1, 2023
May Agenda with Loop the 'Lupe mastermind Brian Callanan
The first of the month means it's time to talk about our picks for can't-miss events in West Seattle, powered by the West Seattle Blog Event Calendar. Special guest Brian Callanan of Seattle News Brews and Views podcast shares the scoop on Loop the 'Lupe, and why May is your time to get prepped for the wildest, wettest, and *only* urban obstacle course in the whole city of Seattle! We're also talking about... [6:55] ZACH at ArtsWest May 3-28, and our favorite 90s teen sitcoms [7:58] Weekend plant sales and a May 6 compost giveaway at the South Seattle Community College Garden Center, and our own attempts at home gardening [9:11] The Southwest Seattle Historical Society's Spring Gala May 5 and online auction May 1-14, and what would be in our own custom ice cream flavor from Husky Deli [10:44] West Seattle Art Hop and Shop May 6, and the art of voiceovers for audiobooks [14:08] Rainier Roller Riot's Roller Derby Beginner Bootcamp, and whether we've got what it takes to join in [15:21] West Seattle And White Center LGBTQIA+ Business Owner Meetup May 11 at Launchpad Co-Working Space, and networking on the peninsula [16:10] The Mamalogues comedy show at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center May 12 & 13, and our own Mother's Day traditions [17:23] May 13 West Seattle Community Garage Sale organized by West Seattle Blog, and the finds we’ve scored over the years [18:58] May 19 West Seattle Wine Walk, and one of Brian's favorite local wineries [19:40] May 20 Delridge Farmer's Market opening day, and our seasonal shopping habit [21:13] May 20 & 21 River Action Paddle Program training opportunities, and getting familiar with the Duwamish River Looking for more info on these events and others we mentioned in this episode? Find it on West Seattle Blog
Apr 15, 2023
Forging Connections in the West Duwamish Greenbelt
In this episode, we talk with Judy Bentley and Craig Rankin of the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group, a volunteer-run organization working to connect the people of the Duwamish Peninsula to their namesake nature area, Seattle’s largest contiguous forest. Learn more about the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group and download their interactive trail map at https://wdgtrails.wordpress.com/ On April 22 2023, join the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center for West Duwamish Greenbelt Stories, featuring guided hikes followed by an oral history panel program highlighting the tribal, residential, industrial, political and ecological history of Seattle’s largest contiguous forest. Register at https://www.loghousemuseum.org/ This episode of All Ways West Seattle is a program of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and is supported through a grant from the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods.
Apr 1, 2023
Season 4 begins with the April Agenda!
We're back for Season 4, with a new format for timely episodes on the 1st of every month! Guest co-host Whitney Moore of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce joins us for a chat about select April events in West Seattle, including the Chamber's "Cheers to 100 Years" Centennial Event. https://www.wschamber.com
Sep 30, 2022
Poetry In Motion: Creating Connections Via The Bridge
In this episode, we celebrate the reopened Jeanette Williams Memorial Bridge through poetry inspired by routes of connection past and present. With special guests Judith Camann of the Highland Park Improvement Club, Seattle Civic Poet Jourdan Imani Keith, and local historian & Seattle Times contributor Clay Eals.
Aug 24, 2022
Dough Joy Donuts
Meet the duo behind Dough Joy, partners in business and life bringing a different kind of donut to the Duwamish Peninsula... and maybe the world! Find out why they chose West Seattle for their base of operations, and get a taste of what’s to come from their vegan business ventures. https://doughjoydonuts.com
Jun 30, 2022
Pride on the Peninsula
LGBTQ Pride isn't limited to June on the Duwamish Peninsula! Hear firsthand stories behind the ever-expanding Alki Beach Pride celebration coming up Aug 13-14, and the triumphant return of White Center's Lumber Yard Bar after the original location was destroyed in a devastating fire. https://www.alkibeachpride.org/ https://www.thelumberyardbar.com/
May 19, 2022
A Storied History: The Log House Museum's Past and Future
In this episode we check in with Maggie Kase, the newly-named Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, who shares her journey into that role and her vision for the organization. And with the Log House Museum's 25th anniversary this year, we explore the history of this storied structure before it became a museum. Plus, the People of West Seattle reveal what a museum of their own lives might look like.
Apr 25, 2022
The Heron's Nest: Building Community By Giving Back
In this episode, we mix and mingle with members of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce who recently gathered at the Log House Museum, and hear from people volunteering their time and effort to build The Heron’s Nest, a community-led project where giving back is being taken to new heights. https://www.wschamber.com/ https://www.theheronsnest.org/ https://www.loghousemuseum.org/
Mar 28, 2022
History, Here and Now: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society
This episode marks an all-new season of All Ways West Seattle, and a new partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. What better topic to begin with than the Historical Society itself? We’ll start with origin stories from the early days with Gini Stimpson, daughter of Elliott Couden who led the vision for a local historical society. Next we hear from Maggie Kase, the Historical Society’s current Curator and Interim Executive Director, about what’s in store for the organization and Log House Museum in the near-term. And we also chat with Board President Kathy Blackwell about the value of community connections and plans for the future. For more information about the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, visit www.loghousemuseum.org
Dec 3, 2021
Justin Huertas: Bringing Magic and MONSTERS to Life at ArtsWest
After nearly two years of pandemic shutdowns and uncertainty, ArtsWest Playhouse in the Junction returns to live theatre productions with a whole new season, kicking off with We’ve Battled Monsters Before, a new musical created by and co-starring Seattle-based playwright and composer Justin Huertas. We talk with Justin about the magic found in this creative collaboration, the Filipino culture it celebrates, and returning to the ArtsWest stage to perform for in-person audiences. https://www.artswest.org/ Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Nov 18, 2021
Lora Radford: Happy Trails and Light Rail
Join us in a toast to Lora Radford as she reflects on her time as Executive Director of the West Seattle Junction Association, and looks forward to her new role at Sound Transit in bringing light rail to West Seattle. Huge thanks to Lora and the West Seattle Junction Association for being the first-ever sponsor and supporter of this podcast! https://wsjunction.org/ Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Oct 29, 2021
Spirit Returns 2.0: Duwamish History Comes Home
Spirit Returns 2.0 A Duwamish and Settler Story is a revival exhibit being presented by two West Seattle cultural institutions in their respective locations with refreshed perspectives. We talk with Jolene Haas, Director of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, and Maggie Kase, Curator for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society's Log House Museum about these two explorations into our shared local history and what they say about our past, present, and future. https://www.duwamishtribe.org/ https://www.loghousemuseum.org/ Plus, upcoming November events from West Seattle Blog! https://westseattleblog.com/ Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Oct 13, 2021
Field to Fork + Farmbox Greens: West Seattle homegrown
This episode is a "feed drop" of a new podcast: Field to Fork, a deep dive into the local food systems of the Puget Sound area. This debut episode tells the fascinating story of Farmbox Greens, a homegrown "vertical farming" business that has its roots in West Seattle. Field to Fork is produced with support from Charlie's Produce and Seattle Restaurant Week. https://www.farmboxgreens.com/ For more info on Field to Fork, visit https://srweek.org/charliesproduce/ Follow Field to Fork on Instagram & Facebook @fieldtoforkpodcast Follow All Ways West Seattle on Instagram & Facebook @allwayspodcast Field to Fork and All Ways West Seattle are Made With Bacon productions, all rights reserved.
Sep 24, 2021
Senior Center at 50: Going for the Gold
In this episode we check in with the Senior Center of West Seattle as it celebrates its 50th anniversary! We hear from the people working to keep the Center running and evolving, including Executive Director Amy Lee Derenthal and Development and Communications Manager Nathan Box. And we stop by the monthly birthday lunch to chat with volunteers and members who make the Center their home away from home for engaging and essential connections. The Senior Center of West Seattle kicks off it’s 50th anniversary celebration with a virtual fundraising breakfast on Tuesday September 28th, featuring world-renowned magician Nash Fung along with a look back at the Center’s history and a glimpse of what’s in store for the future. For more information visit https://sc-ws.org -- Get in touch with All Ways West Seattle via our social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, all under the handle @allwayspodcast -- All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all…
Sep 10, 2021
The Art of Music
In this episode we hear about the Art of Music, a free series of live music performances created and curated to accompany the monthly West Seattle Art Walk. We’ll also hear some poetry about music composed in West Seattle by typewriter poet Sean Petrie, and look ahead to event highlights for September brought to you by West Seattle Blog. www.westseattleblog.com www.wsartwalk.org www.seanpetrie.com
Aug 25, 2021
All About Ice Cream
This episode is all about ice cream, as we get the scoop on two very different styles of desert deliciousness in the neighborhood. First we chat with MOTO chef-owner Lee Kindell for a Tastemaker deep dive on the unique soft serve he’s paired with some of the most sought-after pizza in Seattle. And how does one get the chance to create their very own ice cream flavor for Husky Deli, one of West Seattle’s oldest and most iconic businesses? Find out firsthand from the most recent flavor creators, Marcy Johnsen and Joey Richesson, and how this unique opportunity supports (and traces back to) the Southwest Seattle Historical Society's Log House Museum. https://motoseattle.com https://www.huskydeli.com https://www.loghousemuseum.org Get in touch with All Ways West Seattle via our social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, all under the handle @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Aug 12, 2021
Bigfoot Is here... for a movie premiere!
In this episode, the legendary Bigfoot comes to town for the premiere of HUNTING BIGFOOT, a new locally-produced movie opening August 20 at the Historic Admiral Theatre. Are there Bigfoot believers in West Seattle? We find out by hitting the streets to hear firsthand from The People of the Junction. And you can’t miss our exclusive interview between Bigfoot and West Seattle’s own most elusive famous figure! We’ll also get some suggestions for your end-of-summer reading list from Eric Ogriseck at Pegasus Book Exchange. https://huntingbigfootfilm.com/ https://farawayentertainment.com/historic-admiral/ https://www.pegasusbookshop.com Get in touch with All Ways West Seattle via our social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, all under the handle @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Jul 30, 2021
Ain't No Cure For the Summertime Woo
Peak summer returns to West Seattle, but in this particular post(?)-pandemic season, nothing's the same as it ever was. We meet the new manager of the West Seattle Farmers Market for a taste of what's fresh and new, and check in with Kisha Vaughan for the Hot Dish on reconnecting with family and getting back in the groove at Easy Street Cafe. https://seattlefarmersmarkets.org/ https://www.dopegirlmovement.com/
Jul 15, 2021
Loop the 'Lupe and Record Store Day
Get the rundown on Loop the 'Lupe 5k fun run with a twist from race organizer Brian Callanan, including a special offer for our listeners! And, ahead of the second Record Store Day event of the year happening July 17 at Easy Street Records, we discuss some top picks from this latest batch of must-have limited releases with our own in-house musical tastemaker, Corianton Hale. www.loopthelupe.com www.easystreetonline.com
Jun 30, 2021
Summer Fest Flashes Back
The second weekend of July is when we’d typically be gathering in the Junction to mix it up with neighbors and friends, catch some live music, and enjoy a rare opportunity to eat and drink al fresco. But while Summer Fest as we’ve come to know it is taking another pandemic-induced break, there’s still plenty happening in connection to this annual event that celebrates community. In this episode, we’ll get the complete rundown on what's happening for Summer Fest this year from organizer Lora Radford of the West Seattle Junction Association. We’ll also talk with the expert-level suds squad assembling from Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Georgetown Brewing Co., and The Beer Junction to create a Summer Fest beer tasting event you can join in online. And we hop into the Jeanette Williams Memorial Time Machine with historian Clay Eals to explore the roots that Summer Fest is returning to this year.
Jun 17, 2021
How We See Ourselves
Get to know Wes Olsen, a longtime West Seattle-ite who’s discovered a new way of viewing and valuing his community through his passion for street photography. One of the things I love about street photography is the way that people are captured in very candid moments, not posing for pictures or framing themselves in a particular way. In the age of the selfie, it’s definitely a refreshing take. And sometimes the results can be pretty surprising, including to the subjects of the photos themselves, because street photography creates opportunities for people to see themselves in a very different light. It’s a thought I took with me to the Junction recently, when I asked people I met on the street if they thought other people ever saw them differently than they see themselves. Hear the revealing things people of the Junction had to say. How we see ourselves as individuals and as a community is something I find myself thinking about whenever I’m scrolling through the latest photos…
Jun 2, 2021
Matthew Lee Johnston: The Mind Behind PMA Magazine
Ever since this podcast began, I’ve been talking to people in West Seattle about the various pandemic-related pivots they’ve made in their personal and professional lives. In this episode, I get to know more about a member of our community who made a big bold move well before the whole world changed, motivated by his own internal thinking, his desire to try something different, and the drive to connect people in a positive way. His name is Matthew Lee Johnston, and what he created back in 2018 to deliver on these ideals is called PMA Magazine. It’s focused on people doing good things for their community or the world, and finding out how they make it possible. We caught up with Matt to learn more about the magazine, the movement, and the man behind it. PMA Magazine issue number six was recently released, you can find it at Easy Street Records or online at gethatpma.com.
May 20, 2021
Jet City Laboratory Takes Off
As we begin to emerge from our protective pandemic bubbles, opportunities for in-person community connection of all kinds are starting to appear. One such happening is brand new: it’s called Jet City Laboratory, a cultural incubator and collaborative space taking shape in the former 8 Limbs Yoga studio that sits just above the heart of the Alaska Junction. While the business is brand new, the enterprising mind behind it is someone you’ve probably seen or heard around the neighborhood plenty of times: it’s local DJ Derek Moon, who we caught up with to learn more about his latest creative endeavor, along with updates on his work promoting Seattle DJs and musicians through Worldwide FM, and the Soul Focus podcast that sprang from his popular nights spinning tunes at Supreme pizza bar.
May 4, 2021
This episode is a real mouthful! First we hear from local dental hygienist Lynn Imel about navigating her job at Kae Dental through the pandemic. Find out what it's been like working at COVID ground zero, and if West Seattle could qualify as a certified "fresh breath zone." We’ll also learn more about the new local baking operation known as Patch Pocket Productions, owned and operated by pandemic-inspired entrepreneur Wendy Scherer. Hear the origin story of her thriving new business, recently recognized in The Seattle Times as one of the top new pop-ups in town. Find out what makes her enormous English Muffins so special, and how to get in on her latest and greatest home-delivered baked goods! Get in touch via our social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, all under the handle @allwayspodcast All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Apr 21, 2021
Best Books: Spring Edition
In this Spring edition of our seasonal West Seattle book report, we hear from people in the Junction about their latest and greatest reads, from classic science fiction to modern-day politicians. If you've got a book you want the world to know about (starting with West Seattle), share it on our social channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, all under the handle @allwayspodcast Next we check in with Eric Ogriseck from Pegasus Book Exchange to discuss his three picks: The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Massod Wild Remedies: How to Forage Healing Foods and Craft Your Own Herbal Medicine by Rosalee de la Forêt and Emily Han Rosewater: The Wormwood Trilogy #1 by Tade Thompson Eric also discusses local foraging and his own homemade health products made from locally-sourced natural ingredients. All Ways West Seattle is a Made With Bacon production, all rights reserved.
Apr 7, 2021
Getting Over It
Now that we’ve passed a full year without the West Seattle Bridge, how are people dealing with the loss of our primary connector to the rest of the city? We find out if anyone’s been able to find a bright side to the bridge closure. And as local parents prepare to send their kids back to school, we check in with Kisha Vaughan for her Hot Dish on the homeschooling experiment, and her own new ventures in bringing connection to the digital realm.
Mar 24, 2021
Back in Action
That spring feeling hits the Junction with the post-pandemic resurrection of neighborhood mainstay, the Poggie Tavern. We find out what’s in store for this legendary watering hole from one of the new owners, Joel Stedman. Plus, the West Seattle Farmer’s Market expands its offerings to welcome back old favorites and new vendors.
Mar 10, 2021
Food & Wine Magazine recently decreed that the best sandwich in the state of Washington is made right here in West Seattle, at neighborhood mainstay Seattle Fish Company. Go for a deep dive into the story behind this famous fish sandwich and more with Seattle Fish Company owner Jon Daniels. Plus, the Jeanette Williams Memorial Time Machine goes back to another great moment in West Seattle seafood history: the opening of Alki Spud Fish & Chips.
Feb 24, 2021
Voices of Experience
The podcast hits its one-year anniversary with a look back at how far we’ve come and gratitude for all the support that got us this far. We talk with Paul Casey about his KKNW radio show, Voices of Experience, and what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur, then replay the interview segment on his show that first introduced us.
Feb 10, 2021
Words on the Street
Get to know “typewriter poet” Sean Petrie who discusses his on-the-spot approach to creating poetry, including West Seattle-focused works collected in his book, “Listen to the Trees,” created with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and published in 2020 by West Seattle-based publisher Documentary Media. And in part two of our interview with West Seattle Blog editor/co-publisher Tracy Record, we talk about commenters and what it takes to maintain a community forum, plus the allure of our area’s natural wonders, publishing highlights, one thing West Seattle could use more of and another that hopefully won’t change much.
Jan 26, 2021
When you think about who or what has played a pivotal role in defining our community, do West Seattle Blog, Rolf Neslund, and the West 5 Mai Tai come to mind? They will once you hear the fascinating backstories of these everyday icons.
Jan 13, 2021
Dakota Street Divas
Dakota Street sits on the top end of the Junction, just above where a new beginning is underway for artists over 50 led by Fogue Gallery and its inspiring owner/founder, Patti Curtis. Right across California Avenue, local singer Cheryl Serio is spreading joy with impromptu performances from her apartment balcony. Plus, the Jeanette Williams Memorial Time Machine explores the history of Dakota Street for its inaugural run.
Jan 1, 2021
More Good Stuff: Bonus End-Of-2020 Episode!
In this follow-up to our last full episode of 2020, Eric Ogriseck from Pegasus Book Exchange shares thoughtful insights on his personal picks for Top 5 books of the year.
Dec 28, 2020
The Good Stuff
In our last episode of 2020, we find some bright spots in this tumultuous year and look forward to what’s next with Easy Street Records’ Matt Vaughan, Eric Ogriseck of Pegasus Book Exchange, and the people of West Seattle.
Dec 15, 2020
Markets and Turkeys and Bears, Oh My!
Polar bears are popping up in West Seattle, spreading cheer and charity via the first-ever Polar Bear Challenge. Learn how it got started and how you can take part! Next we talk turkey and more Hot Dish with Kisha Vaughan, and meet Shane Clyburn, the new manager of the West Seattle Farmers Market.
Nov 23, 2020
Sphie: A Powerful Voice
Sometimes music can be more than just a melody. Get to know Sphie, a multitalented singer, songwriter, and producer making beautiful music in West Seattle with deeply personal intention. [Music used by permission from Sound Embodied Records]
Oct 31, 2020
With Election Day at hand, the hottest spot in the neighborhood is the Junction’s ballot drop box. But there’s a surprising twist to the unprecedented turnout. Also, get the inside scoop on the Southwest Seattle Historical’s Society’s new exhibit on the history-making Alki Suffrage Club
Oct 18, 2020
The Music Man
Get to know Ahmahd Odom, who turns the crosstown traffic of the Alaska Junction's Walk All Ways intersection into a magical mystery tour of music.
Sep 15, 2020
Digital History, Digital Future
With the pandemic keeping people apart, two of West Seattle’s most significant cultural institutions are exploring the digital realm to carry on traditions and break new ground. Hear how it’s happening with Michael King of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and ArtsWest’s Mathew Wright.
Sep 5, 2020
What's Good in the Hood
Hear how the Farmers Market has made it easier to connect with What’s Good. Find out what West Seattle readers are focused on and learn some local foraging tips. Plus Hot Dish with Kisha Vaughan, reflecting on the afterglow of Record Store Day which brought familiar faces and feelings back to the Ju
Aug 9, 2020
Street Art Intersections
Get to know Desmond Hansen, creator of the iconic traffic controller box portraits popping up around West Seattle. And hear from artists and organizers behind the Black Lives Matter mural in the Junction.
Jul 19, 2020
A painting that moves with you through time, and a “secret” source for natural wonders — learn more about these hidden gems of the Junction!
Jun 28, 2020
How is West Seattle showing and embracing LGBTQ Pride? We found out in stories from all three Junctions, plus an update from the Farmers Market.
Jun 14, 2020
Black Lives Matter
We took to the streets to talk with people joining in West Seattle’s Black Lives Matter protest and march, plus follow-up interviews with two standout youths from the day’s events, and a check-in with Kisha Vaughan.
May 29, 2020
Three West Seattle residents open up about their closest relationships and what they discovered about them under stay-at-home quarantine.
May 16, 2020
Do The Pivot
Necessity is the mother of invention, as you’ll hear in the stories from three beloved Junction businesses about how they’ve adapted to our days of social distancing.
Apr 30, 2020
These Historic Times
How is West Seattle dealing with the double impact of COVID-19 and the bridge closure? And where do we go from here? We talk with local realtor Jonathan French for his perspective on our community’s future (and how it relates to our past), and hear from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s Michael King about a community project capturing this moment in time. Plus, Hot Dish with Kisha Vaughan!
Apr 8, 2020
Better late than never! We chat with former Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen about the history of the Jeanette Williams Memorial Bridge (that big one that’s currently broken), get the stay-at-home Hot Dish from Kisha Vaughan, learn how Junction-area businesses are adapting to our times (and how you can help them), and an exclusive interview with West Seattle’s most elusive celebrity!
Mar 19, 2020
[Archive] Outside the Ordinary
Connecting in the time of coronavirus. Music, books, walking in parks, and sharing thoughts on our world.
Mar 1, 2020
[Archive] A Tentative Debut
Get up to speed on what's happening with the people, places, and events that make West Seattle so special.