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A podcast about education, civics, economics, life, and shade in the South Sound. Hosted by Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year.

A podcast about education, civics, economics, life, and shade in the South Sound. Hosted by Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year.
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A podcast about education, civics, economics, life, and shade in the South Sound. Hosted by Nate Bowling, 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 76: Life and Teaching in Abu Dhabi — A Desert Dispatch

10/14/2019
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This is the first episode of the podcast recorded after the move to abroad to UAE. We open segment one of this episode with a guest appearance from Interchangeable White Ladies co-host, Hope Teague-Bowling. We...

Duration:00:34:13

Ep. 75: Mommy, My Teacher Got Replaced by a Robot — Bradd Busick, CIO MacDonald Miller and Professor Amy Young, Pacific Lutheran University

10/7/2019
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Welcome to the final episode recorded in the mesmerizing, captivating Moonyard Studio in picturesque North Tacoma. Nate will back in seven days with the first episode from Abu Dhabi. Cast of Characters Amy Young,...

Duration:01:00:07

Ep. 74: The Value of the Liberal Arts — Dr. Isiaah Crawford, President of the University of Puget Sound

9/23/2019
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Dr. Isiaah Crawford has been the President of the University of Puget Sound since July 2016. His CV is long: A licensed clinical psychologist who has been the dean of the College of Arts and...

Duration:00:44:55

Ep. 73: “How Democracies Die” — a #NerdFarmReads Audio Bookclub Conversation

9/2/2019
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Cast of Characters Andrew Hammond: co-host Flounders B Team, Sports Writer at Tacoma News Tribune Trayton Otto: Tweeter, Sounders Supporter, Thoughtful Dude Sarah Hampson: UW Professor, Fan of the First Amendment, 2x Pod Veteran ...

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 72: Teacher Diversity (and the lack thereof) in Washington State — Dahlia Bazzaz, The Seattle Times

8/23/2019
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Only 11% of teachers in Washington State are people of color. Dahlia Bazzaz wanted to get to the bottom of why and in doing so did one of the best local education reporting projects in...

Duration:00:46:11

Ep. 71: The Seattle Sounders, MLS, and the Need for Courage Against Fascism — John Murphy, Tacoma Against Nazis and Shannon McMinimee, lawyer for the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club

8/8/2019
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EXTRA, EXTRA: This is a special Fight the Fash edition of the Nerd Farmer Podcast. In response to the decision by Major League Soccer and the Seattle Sounders to ban supporters from displaying the Iron...

Duration:00:50:51

Ep. 70: The US is a Prison State, but it Doesn’t Have to Be — Dr. Gilda Sheppard, the Evergreen State College

7/29/2019
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Professor Gilda Sheppard Sociology and Cultural Studies at Evergreen has been working on a film for admittedly 12 years focusing on the systemic institutionalism of persons of color called Since I Been Down. Dr. Sheppard...

Duration:00:54:13

Ep. 69: Who is Getting Rich and Who Ain’t in the Legal Weed Biz — Dr. Dominic Corva: Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy

7/12/2019
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Dr. Dominic Corva: Founder, and Executive Director at the Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy. Dr. Corva has a PhD in Political Economy of Drug Policy from the University of Washington. He...

Duration:01:06:09

Ep. 68: Women’s Soccer, Reign FC, the USWNT, and Life as a Pro-Athlete — Megan Oyster, Reign FC

7/1/2019
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Megan Oyster is a defender with Reign FC and has made two appearances on with the US National Team. She’s a UCLA graduate and joined Reign FC in 2018. Previously she played for the Boston...

Duration:00:39:21

Ep. 67: Watching the World Cup in France and Reign FC — Susie Rantz, Sounder at Heart and Jocelyn Jake Houghton, Royal Guard Supporters Group

6/18/2019
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This summer the US National Team is competing in the World Cup in France. Susie covers soccer for Sounder at Heart and co-hosts Coffee & Valkyries, a Reign FC focused podcast on the Sounder at...

Duration:00:44:39

Top 5 Travel Destinations — Alaska Airlines Sponsored Episode

6/13/2019
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This bonus episode of Nerd Farmer is a sponsored conversation with Alaska Airlines, a supporter of the Nerd Farmer podcast and Channel 253. Two guests from Alaska Airlines—Natalie Bowman and J’Keren Sears—stop by the studio...

Duration:00:41:38

Ep. 65: Primary Day is Coming! Who is Running in Tacoma in 2019 with Evelyn Lopez, True Tacoma & Desiree Finch, FUSE Washington

6/4/2019
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This podcast is rooted in the belief that local politics and elections matter. Going all the way back to episode number two, Stop Worrying About Trump and Get Active Locally, with Pierce County Councilman Derek...

Duration:00:59:30

Ep. 64: Talking Independent Cinema and What You Should Watch at the Grand Cinema — Philip Cowan, Executive Director of the Grand Cinema

5/20/2019
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Philip Cowan has been the Executive Director of the Grand Cinema for nearly 13 years. The Grand Cinema is a nonprofit community gathering spot for independent, international, and local films. The Rundown 8:00 How does...

Duration:00:45:22

Ep. 63: Chasing ISIS and Fighting the Whitehouse with Nada Bakos, former CIA Targeter

5/6/2019
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This week Nate was joined by former CIA agent and author of The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, Nada Bakos. This episode a follow-up to episode 56,...

Duration:00:44:08

Ep. 62: Yeah, I know it’s early but let’s talk about the 2020 Democratic Primary

4/22/2019
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We realize it’s really early to start thinking about this, but we decided to do an episode on the 2020 Democratic Party primary field. We each brought our Top Five candidates to the conversation and...

Duration:00:56:37

Ep. 61: An Hour with Megan Rapinoe, Reign FC & USWNT and Bill Predmore, Reign FC Majority Owner

4/1/2019
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As you know from last week’s episode, Reign FC will be calling Tacoma Cheney Stadium home this season. This episode we welcomed the most consequential US soccer player of all-time (man or woman), Megan Rapinoe...

Duration:01:00:28

Ep. 60: Holy Crap, the Best Women’s Soccer League on Earth Will Have a Team in Tacoma

3/24/2019
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Bev Yanez: midfielder of the Reign FC Casey Catherwood: Tacoma’s Sporting PT Barnum and Ringmaster Aaron Artman: President of Tacoma Rainiers On episode 34, Casey and Aaron came on the pod to talk about the...

Duration:00:44:49

Ep. 59: Nerd Farm Reads: “A Quick Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns”

3/12/2019
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The Cast: Karter (they/them): Executive Director at Ingersoll Gender Center, Sounders fan Cat (she/her): Show Contributor, Teacher Kenny (he/him): Bookseller, Incredible Human 5:00 We know They/Them as a plural is commonplace. We’re getting over...

Duration:00:53:00

Equity and Access in Higher Education with PLU President Allan Belton — Sponsored Episode

3/4/2019
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This week’s episode is a sponsored conversation with Pacific Lutheran University, a sponsor of the Nerd Farmer podcast and Channel 253. Two guests from PLU—Allan Belton, Acting University President and Julian Franco, Assistant Director of...

Duration:00:49:41

Ep. 57: Liberal Democracy has a Case of the Strugs — Dr. Sarah Hampson, University of Washington Tacoma

2/25/2019
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This week Nate sat down with Sarah Hampson, PhD Political Science, MA International Politics, professor at University of Washington Tacoma. They had a conversation about the shortcomings of liberal democracy in the US and elsewhere...

Duration:00:53:14