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We're not saints, we're sisters! This is a show that celebrates passion, not perfection. We have conversations with guests at the family table. Join us.

We're not saints, we're sisters! This is a show that celebrates passion, not perfection. We have conversations with guests at the family table. Join us.


Seattle, WA




We're not saints, we're sisters! This is a show that celebrates passion, not perfection. We have conversations with guests at the family table. Join us.




The World's Northern Most Winery: Norway's Lerkekasa

Known as one of the 11 most extreme vineyards in the world, Lerkekasa shares the same latitude as Siberia, Southern Greenland and Alaska, yet pioneer vintners, Joar Saeetem and Wenche Hvattum, are trying to find grapes that thrive there. Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard talk about Lerkekasa and share the stories behind Linda's recent visit and wine tasting. Passionate people sharing their love of wine making in a beautiful setting, make sure to visit Lerkekasa when you travel to...


Great Wine From Chile

Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard from Wild4Washington Wine feature great wines from Chile on today's Wine Muse as they discuss the earthquake and what it might mean for the wine industry there. William will taste and review the 2008 Montes Merlot as well as review their Carmenere and Sauvignon Blanc.


The Effects of Porn Addiction: Author & Speaker Matt Fradd

Rez and Andy welcome author and speaker Matt Fradd to today's show to talk about the physical, mental, and emotional effects of addiction. Matt is the executive director of The Effect and Integrity Restored ( He is the author of the book Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned From to Purity and he and his wife coauthored Restored:True Stories of Love and Trust After . A popular speaker and Catholic apologist, he has addressed thousands of people around...


Does This Date Make My Ass Look Big, Author Cathy Romano

Rez and Andy welcome author Cathy Romano to the show to talk (and laugh) about her book, Does This Date Make My Ass Look Big. Have you ever noticed that everywhere you go people are talking about last night's date? So did Cathy Romano and this book is one curious woman's 18 month journey collecting dating stories from women who wanted to share theirs with her, without holding back. DOES THIS DATE MAKE MY ASS LOOK BIG: WOMEN SHARING ONLINE DATING'S BOTTOM LINE features 15 anonymous...


Marley's Mutts founder Zach Skow: A "Throw-away Human" Saving "Throw-away Dogs"

Zach Skow, the founder of Marley's Mutts, was diagnosed with end stage liver disease in July of 2008 due to his excessive drinking. In fact, Zach had battled alcoholism since his teens. As he tried to get healthy enough to receive a liver transplant, the doctors advised him to exercise and quit drinking. Sick and weak, Zach started walking with his father's rescue dogs, including a Rottweiler–pit bull mix named Marley. The dogs in Zach's life loved him unconditionally and helped him survive...


Sideways Trilogy Author Rex Pickett On the Final Book, Sideways 3 Chile

Wine Muse hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard welcome Rex Pickett--author of the all-time most dramatically influential book about wine: Sideways. Sideways was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay; it also won over 350 awards from critics. In 2011 Mr. Pickett published Vertical which continues the story of Miles and Jack as they embark on a roadtrip with Miles' mom, her nurse, and her dog through wine country and middle America. Vertical explores...


Documentary Film Maker, Stormy May, The Path of the Horse

Author and filmmaker Stormy May is changing the way equestrians think about their horses: no bits, no riding. Her popular documentary film, The Path of the Horse, is a fascinating look at the horse and human heart and the other-worldy potential for their relationship. About a decade ago, Stormy, formerly a champion competitor, instructor, and judge in equestrian sporting events, sold her ranch and bought a camera. She set out to travel the world and film the greatest horsemen...


Rocking a Riesling in Pinot Country: Bouchaine's New Winemaker Chris Kajani

Wine Muse hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard welcome Chris Kajani from Carneros' Bouchaine Vineyards. Chris has recently taken the winemaking reins from legendary vintner Michael Richmond and she stops by to share the story behind their fantastic Riesling, a non-traditional staple in a region dominated by Pinot Noir.


The Ghost of Ghost Hill Cellars

Wine Must hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard welcome Ghost Hills Cellars' Mike Bayliss from Yamhill Carlton's AVA in Oregon. Mike shares the real-life ghost story behind his label as well as the long history his family has had in that area and why they turned to growing grapes and making wine.


Drink Oregon Wine and Elope to McMinnville's Youngberg Hill Winery

Wine Muse hosts, Linda Rez and William Pollard welcome Wayne Bailey, fellow elopee and vigneron from McMinville, Orgeon's, Youngberg Hill Vineyards. Youngberg Hill has a gorgeous vineyard and Inn that offers wedding and elopement packages along with their standard tasting and visiting schedule. If you're heading to Oregon to taste wine or looking for a spectacular vacation spot for wine lovers, you won't want to miss this conversation.


Successful Techies to Lake Chelan Wine Makers: Kevin & Holly Brown, Siren Song

Husband and wife team, Holly and Kevin Brown, legends in High Tech circles for their founding of Visio, Symform, & Tableau Software, changed gears to pursue a creative, shared passion of food and wine. They started Siren Song Wines and the Foodie website, The Brown Lounge. They're dedicated to making Lake Chelan, WA a wine destination. One of the most scenic areas in the world, their new Mediterranean-like wine tasting room and event center is set to open July 1, 2015. Hosts Linda Rez and...


The Best Spring & Summer Wine Varietals

3rd Thursday Wine Muse hosts, Linda Rez and William Pollard (Wild4WashingtonWine), explore the varietals that make spring and summer POP. Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir Blanc, Riesling, Rose', Sauvignon Blanc, and sparklings, all wines you'll want to enjoy on a hot day. Special guests include winemakers from several regions: Mike Bayliss from Yamhill Carlton's AVA, Ghost Hill Cellers introducing his 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc, Wayne Bailey from McMinville, Orgeon's, Youngberg Hill...


The Mother of Father's Day, Sonora Dodd

Rez and Andy welcome Jerry Numbers to the show, a leader who is instrumental in carrying on the legacy of Sonora Smart Dodd, founder of Father's Day. In 1909 when Sonora heard a Mother’s Day sermon at Central United Methodist Church in Spokane, she was inspired to propose that Father’s receive equal recognition. The following year with the assistance of Reverend Dr. Conrad Bluhm, her pastor at Old Centenary Presbyterian Church (now Knox Presbyterian Church), Sonora took the idea to the...


Beautiful Booze's Natalie Migliarini: Wedding Wine & Cocktail Ideas

Spring and summer rings in the wedding season when brides and families all across the world will scramble to put together beautiful receptions while staying within tight budgets. Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard welcome Natalie Migliarini from Beatuiful Booze to share her creative suggestions for serving wine and wine cocktails that will make your guests feel special. They're easy, inexpensive, and you can make them ahead, but they still have the WOW factor. William will also share his...


Jane The Virgin, Television's Quirky, Fun Latino Show

Jane the Virgin, a comedy on the CW network, is making people laugh with its unique quirky style and Latino cast. Find out what everyone's raving about. Jane the Virgin: A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her devoutly religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. Based on the telenovela "Juana la virgen."


The Changing Laws On Animal Cruelty

Rez and Andy are joined by animal advocate Nancy Hill to talk about the changing views on animal cruelty and the international scandal of the Danish radio broadcaster killing a baby rabbit on air. Nancy has over 30 years of experience in the animal welfare industry, having served on the board of the National Animal Control Center and currently serving as the Regional Director for the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS).


To Decant Or Not to Decant, That Is The Question

Third Thursday Wine Muse: To Decant or Not to Decant, That is the Question. Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard will speak to Steve Lutz, vigneron, winemaker and proprieter of Lenne Estate to get a first-source perspective on decanting. How do we know which wines to decant and which not to decant? How can decanting improve OR destroy a wine? The hosts will also do a LIVE test on the show: 1. Pouring directly from the bottle to the glass. 2. Pouring through an aerator to the glass. 3. Pouring...


RX for Less Crime & Addiction: Legalize All Drugs, Author Dr. Michael Reznicek

More drugs, less crime and addiction? Dr. Michael Reznicek, author of Blowing Smoke: Rethinking the War on Drugs, thinks so. In his controversial book he argues that the country should return to a simpler a time, a time pre-Harrison Narcotics Tax Act of 1914, a time when everything was legal and you could order cocaine, heroin and opium from the Sears catalog, yet there was very little addiction and crime associated with it. He also argues that current drug laws are rooted in racism--with...


Marijuana Vacations: Louie Flores, Bud and Breakfast Owner With Big Plans

Rez and Andy catch up with Bud and Breakfast owner, Louie Flores III from the 1899 House in Washington state, to find out how his marijuana friendly B & B has gone. How did the community react and what are his plans for marketing this revolutionary new concept? Find out on today's show.


Mom, I Sell Marijuana: Justin Pederson, A Marijuana Store Owner's Experiences

On Talk About, Rez and Andy have a conversation with Cinder marijuana store owner, Justin Pederson, and find out how he's doing one year after legalization. Is he getting rich? What do his friends and family think about his business? Did the community embrace him? Can you make a living with all the extra state and federal taxes? Find out on this show.