101 episodes

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

Seattle News, Views, and Brews Brian Callanan

    • News
    • 4.4 • 20 Ratings

Understand what's brewing in Seattle area politics, in about the time it takes to have a coffee break!

    2022 Episode 2: SPD Disinformation, Eviction Moratorium, State Legislature Underway, "One Seattle," Transportation Troubles

    2022 Episode 2: SPD Disinformation, Eviction Moratorium, State Legislature Underway, "One Seattle," Transportation Troubles

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the Seattle City Council's reaction to a  disinformation "ruse" used by the Seattle Police Department, the eviction moratorium decision facing Mayor Harrell, the newly-started state legislative session, and more, including a look at a challenge to the resiliency of our state's transportation system during severe winter weather. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2022 Episode 1: New City Council President, Mayor Durkan's Legacy, a Troubling Transportation Trend, and More, with New Co-Host David Kroman!

    2022 Episode 1: New City Council President, Mayor Durkan's Legacy, a Troubling Transportation Trend, and More, with New Co-Host David Kroman!

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the behind-the-scenes battle over who's going to be the new Seattle City Council President, what Mayor Harrell's new team indicates about his priorities, the legacy of Mayor Jenny Durkan, and a new look at a troubling transportation trend.  Plus, David reveals the secret of what it takes to make great wine (hint: it might not be the grapes, after all). If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 33 min
    2021 Episode 48: Mayor-Elect Harrell's Leadership Team, Statewide Homelessness Investments, Scooter Share Safety Concerns, and Celebrating Kevin's Last Podcast!

    2021 Episode 48: Mayor-Elect Harrell's Leadership Team, Statewide Homelessness Investments, Scooter Share Safety Concerns, and Celebrating Kevin's Last Podcast!

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight record a special episode at Converge Media Studios,  taking a close look at Mayor-Elect Harrell's leadership team, the busy end-of-the-year agenda for the Seattle City Council, a statewide homelessness investment plan, and concerns about the safety of Seattle's scooter share pilot program. Plus, we celebrate Kevin's LAST podcast, as he ends SCC Insight at the end of the year, with some delicious baked goods for the holidays.  The show will go on with a new co-host in 2022, so stay tuned. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 32 min
    2021 Episode 47: Sawant Recall Results, City Attorney Clash, New Homelessness Approach, and More

    2021 Episode 47: Sawant Recall Results, City Attorney Clash, New Homelessness Approach, and More

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight discuss the fate of the attempt to recall Councilmember Kshama Sawant, an early rift between the Counil and City Attorney-Elect Ann Davison, a new approach to cleaning up homeless encampments, and the city's plans for new relief dollars ahead. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2021 Episode 46: Sawant Recall Vote, Charleena Lyles Decision, New Rules for City Council, and More!

    2021 Episode 46: Sawant Recall Vote, Charleena Lyles Decision, New Rules for City Council, and More!

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight examine the final push for votes in the Councilmember Sawant recall election, lessons learned from the City's negotiation of a $3.5M deal with the family of police shooting victim Charleena Lyles, some new rules for the City Council, and more. Also: Kevin has a slam-dunk idea to go with your next cup of coffee. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 30 min
    2021 Episode 45: Say It Isn't So--Kevin Is Ending SCC Insight December 31st!

    2021 Episode 45: Say It Isn't So--Kevin Is Ending SCC Insight December 31st!

    Well, the coffee break podcast that has brought you the ins and outs of City Hall has a tough story to tell--Kevin Schofield is ending Seattle City Council Insight at the end of the year! Kevin talks here with co-host Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel about his decision, what's next, and the importance of local, independent journalism. It's a tough day, but the show will go on. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Efbrazil ,

Good wonky podcast on seattle politics, but could be a lot better

The foundation here is solid- callahan is good at keeping things moving, and the two know what’s up in city council. I’m sponsoring them on Patreon.

There’s a lot that needs work though. Instead of just reporting on what happened in council, the show would be a lot better if they had a council member on each show and asked some interesting questions. They also have this dumb recipe segment at the end that makes no sense for the podcast.

uuhdgjbi ,

Glad it is ending

Now I never have to hear about a new batch of muffins ever again.

206reviews ,

Excellent information

This podcast provides essential information and analysis related to the actions of the Seattle City Council. One minor issue, which accounts for the 4 vs. 5 star rating, is the fake coffee shop noise background. Why do you guys pipe that in? It’s very distracting to me. If you want to plug the coffee, give them free ad space on the show. Thank you.

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