65 episodes

SoundQs is a podcast fueled by listener curiosity and answers questions about Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 25 Ratings

SoundQs is a podcast fueled by listener curiosity and answers questions about Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

    Why is Green Lake so darn dark at night?

    Why is Green Lake so darn dark at night?

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    • 1 min
    How prohibition forever changed policing in Seattle

    How prohibition forever changed policing in Seattle

    On a recent SoundQs segment we learned about historic bootlegger Roy Olmstead. Today we do a deep dive on another larger-than-life figure from that time, black business owner Doc Hamilton. Both men dealt in illegal alcohol, but had wholly different experiences with the temperance movement and the law.

    • 29 min
    How safe are the bridges in the Puget Sound region?

    How safe are the bridges in the Puget Sound region?

    There are more than 8000 bridges in Washington state. How safe are they? And how will they fare in the event of a major earthquake?

    • 15 min
    Why is Seattle so geeky?

    Why is Seattle so geeky?

    Seattle is home to some of the biggest game and comics conventions in the world. Board game cafes are scattered across the city. So what is it about Seattle that makes geek culture thrive here?

    • 24 min
    Seattle's bootleg king

    Seattle's bootleg king

    Plus lot's of answers to your questions, on this special episode of SoundQs.

    • 33 min
    What’s with Seattle bumper stickers these days?

    What’s with Seattle bumper stickers these days?

    On this episode a listener asks us to explore the patterns and messages of bumper stickers in the Pacific Northwest. But there’s a personal reason she wants to better understand Seattle’s bumper sticker culture.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Excellent for the Seattle-area resident!

Informative and entertaining.

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