A wine-fueled conversation with friends who committed to an expat life. Themes we discuss include the pleasures of living within different cultures, the difficult moments, planning for long term travel, and some philosophical musings on why we have all chosen to interrupt a typical life.
A conversation with Peter Miller - proprietor of the eponymous Seattle shop offering design, architecture, and art books along with a bevy of related supplies. He gives us a personal account of how the shop came to be along with an exploration of the value of serendipity, daydreaming, and oral history.
Season 2 kicks off with a discussion of our impending move to San Sebastián - Donostia in the Spanish Basque Country. I share some of the motivations, thoughts, and emotions behind the decision to pull up the roots and become an expat.
The past, present, and future of Seattle's International District with Ron Chew - a lifelong Seattle resident with a long history of socially conscious journalism along with involvement in several labor and social justice organizations.
A conversation about architecture, transportation design, and Seattle's growth with Christine Scharrer - an architect with 22 years experience designing and managing significant projects impacting the urban landscape.
Eric Magnuson is a Seattle field agent with Atlas Obscura – an online guide to discover amazing, hidden spots. We discuss his walking tour tracing the emergence of the Grunge musical movement in Seattle during the early 1990s.
La Petite Mort’s Anthology of Erotic Esoterica is a dark, intimate cabaret – bringing us burlesque, boylesque, magic, contortionists, acrobats, and more. A conversation with La Petite Mort, the show's creator, and Kevin Incroyable, its master of ceremonies.
A lively look at the world through Madeline Puckette's eyes. She is the inspiring force behind the award-winning website winefolly.com, and co-author of the NYT best-selling book, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine.
On September 19, 1985, Mexico City suffered a devastating earthquake registering 8.1 on the Richter scale. This episode presents a personal narrative covering the disaster and reflections on how it continues to have an impact nearly 32 years later.
Carrie Pollard pushed off from the safe lands of the 9-to-5 life to live in Namibia, Africa for a year. A conversation about her experiences, about how they changed her, and about how her perceptions of the world have shifted.
Scarecrow Video is a vibrant film archive and home for an idiosyncratic cast of characters keeping the in-person video store tradition alive. A conversation with Matt Lynch - marketing coordinator at Scarecrow.
Langdon Cook is a forager – seeking wild foods hidden within the riotous cacophony of nature. He has been described as a walking field guide, a gifted storyteller, and the Henry David Thoreau of his generation.
What makes a city great? What do we mean when we "activate" a public space? A conversation with Stacy Segal - Executive Director of the Seattle Architecture Foundation - where we answer these questions and explore SAF's tours and programs.
A conversation with Tiffany Bennett, owner and curator of Nevertold Casket Company - an antiques and curiosities shop in Seattle, Washington. We explore the paradoxical beauty associated with oddities and haunted objects. How they help us appreciate life by providing an unblinking look at death.
I unleash three philosophers upon you - Michel Foucault, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Immanuel Kant. I explore how they help us make sense of our relationship to places in the world and lead a better life as a result.