Join University of Washington professor Jeff Shulman for a seventh season exploring the far-reaching impacts of Seattle's physical and cultural transformation.
Notable guests from earlier seasons of Seattle Growth Podcast include Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens, 3-time NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf, NBA champion Wally Walker, Sonics legend Slick Watts, Pete Nordstrom, Craig Kinzer, Port Commissioner John Creighton, Paul Lawrence, City Councilmember Tim Burgess, SDOT director Scott Kubly, Tim Burgess, Kshama Sawant, and more.
S7 Ep. 11: KC Executive Dow Constantine and Julia Nagele
King County Executive Dow Constantine discusses navigating the pandemic and the future of King County. Julia Nagele, Principal and Director of Design for the architecture studio at Hewitt, discusses the urbanization of Seattle and how the pandemic economy has affected her business.
S7 Ep. 10: Has a Great Town Become a Lousy City?
Brian Robinson and Dale Kutzera close out this season. Robinson is on the Seattle Center Advisory Commission and well know for his efforts to have NBA basketball in Seattle. Dale Kutzera is the author of The Death of Seattle: How A Great Town Became a Lousy City.
S7 Ep. 9: Release the Kraken
Today’s episode features Mari Horita, Seattle Kraken’s VP of Community Engagement and Social Impact, who discusses how the pandemic has impacted her community work. Her interview gives insight into adapting the evolving needs. The episode also features Ben Petter, President of Avara Construction. His interview gives insight into the construction business and what we can expect for the future of Seattle.
S7 Ep 8: Pandemic Resilience and a Return of the Sonics
NBA champion and former GM & CEO of the Seattle Supersonics, Wally Walker. Walker gives an update on his quest to bring an NBA franchise to a SODO arena and shares his perspective on whether the pandemic makes it more or less likely that Seattle gets an NBA franchise. You will also hear from longtime Seattle Growth Podcast listener and Seattle Supersonics super fan, Josh Shea. Shea shares the changes he is seeing in his South Lake Union neighborhood and has a plea for the listeners.
S7 Ep. 7: Seattle Retail and Restaurants Reshaped by the Pandemic
Stories from two industries hit hard by the pandemic: retail and restaurants. Interviews with Lisa Bridge, the president and CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler, and restaurateur Bernie Garcia, the president of Moctezuma’s Restaurants. The interviews give lessons of resilience and offer distinct perspectives on the changes in Seattle
S7 Ep. 6: Coping and Adapting in the Pandemic- Dhruv Agarwal & Ann Davison
UW Foster professor Jeff Shulman interviews the entrepreneur Dhruv Agarwal and former Lt. Governor candidate Ann Davison. The interviews give insight into different ways the people and businesses of Seattle are adapting to the pandemic.
I listen from out of town and I enjoy the depth of each interview, and the variety of perspectives Jeff provides listeners.
Wanted to like it
Unbalanced. Preaching to the choir.
Timely, great perspectives on Seattle's growth issues
I skipped last season as I hate professional sports, but am really enjoying the music focused season and what keeps/drives people away. Previous seasons were really good as well. Really sketchy production values, but Jeff is a UW professor and has more important things to do than learn about compression, eq, and editing.