podcasts

Shifting SIFF

Shifting SIFF

How the Seattle International Film Festival went from being yet another festival dominated by male directors to a place at the leading edge of parity in programming.

 

Secret agent man

Secret agent man

Former double agent Naveed Jamali gives us an inside look at the life of a spy.

 

The backlog

The backlog

The president says he wants them. Tech companies say they want them. So why are some of the region’s most talented workers waiting a lifetime to gain citizenship.

 

Boarders vs. bureaucracy

Boarders vs. bureaucracy

How a common need for dry land, an unconventional perspective on property rights, and 25 tons of cement brought a community of skateboarders together in Renton.

Boarders vs. bureaucracy
Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo

Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo

Columnist Marcus Harrison Green tells us about a troubling rift and the resulting rebirth in the local arm of the social movement.

Black Lives Matter meets #MeToo
The matriarch of marijuana

The matriarch of marijuana

Meet JoAnna McKee, a persistent voice in the ear of wary politicians who didn’t believe that marijuana was medicine. Until they met JoAnna, that is.

The matriarch of marijuana
A hardwood classic

A hardwood classic

As basketball season comes to a close, a poetic ode to a long-shot team.

A hardwood classic
The other Robert E. Lee

The other Robert E. Lee

Some people in Kent thought their police station was named for the Confederate general. They were wrong.

The other Robert E. Lee
What’s in a game?

What’s in a game?

Inside the growing community of pinball-playing women making a scene in Seattle.

What’s in a game?
Inslee and outrage

Inslee and outrage

After the election of President Trump, many in Seattle and its surrounding communities let their anger be heard. Gov. Jay Inslee was one of them.

Inslee and outrage
Martin Luther King’s county

Martin Luther King’s county

Washington state is home to the only jurisdiction named for the civil rights leader. How did that happen?

Martin Luther King’s county
Meet the producer

Meet the producer

We turn the tables on our host and ask her a few questions in this bonus episode. Chiefly, what are you doing? And why?!

Meet the producer