153 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 • 21 Ratings

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

    2023 Episode 4: Police Hiring Concerns, Councilmember Election Questions, Is Design Review Dead? ... and More!

    2023 Episode 4: Police Hiring Concerns, Councilmember Election Questions, Is Design Review Dead? ... 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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss a new move to increase police hiring, a new lease for Benaroya Hall, the growing list of incumbent Councilmembers deciding not to run again, concerns over our state and local design review process for building construction, and a new look at rising deaths on Washington's roads. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    Patrons-First Bonus Podcast: Possible Council Candidates, Portland v. Seattle on Homelessness

    Patrons-First Bonus Podcast: Possible Council Candidates, Portland v. Seattle on Homelessness

    Thank you to patrons Brian and Eric for sending in questions about possible Seattle City Council candidates AND about whether Portland's efforts on homelessness might be replicated in Seattle. Plus, thanks to every single one of you SNVB patrons out there for your support! I'm with Hannah Krieg of The Stranger breaking these questions down. This patrons-first podcast will be available to the public at noon Thursday. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon!

    • 20 min
    2023 Episode 2: Gun Violence Questions, Transit Program Changes, Skyrocketing Homeless Death Rate, and More

    2023 Episode 2: Gun Violence Questions, Transit Program Changes, Skyrocketing Homeless Death Rate, 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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the rash of gun violence in the days just after Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz was sworn in, a change in an employer-based transit program in the city, a disturbing trend in the deaths of people who are homeless in King County, thoughts about the upcoming Seattle City Council races, and more. If you listen to this podcast,  please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2023 Episode 1: New Legislative Session, South Park Flooding Concerns, Waterfront Public Safety, and More!

    2023 Episode 1: New Legislative Session, South Park Flooding Concerns, Waterfront Public Safety, 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 David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss the priorities guiding the newly-begun state legislative session, rising concerns over flooding in Seattle's South Park neighborhood, public safety at Seattle's new waterfront, a changing pattern for landmarking properties in Seattle, and yet ANOTHER broken bridge for West Seattle. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 28 min
    2022 Episode 50: Homelessness Budget Proposal, State and City Votes on Affordable Housing, and More!

    2022 Episode 50: Homelessness Budget Proposal, State and City Votes on Affordable Housing, 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 independent journalist Kevin Schofield discuss a new plan and budget proposal from the King County Regional Homelessness Authority, a lawsuit facing the city over Mandatory Housing Affordability, a question for voters at the state and city level on housing, and a preview of the big headlines of 2023. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min
    2022 Episode 49: Police Chief Confirmation Hearing, Herbold Not Running Again, Troubled Water Project at Ship Canal

    2022 Episode 49: Police Chief Confirmation Hearing, Herbold Not Running Again, Troubled Water Project at Ship Canal

    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and independent journalist Kevin Schofield discuss the confirmation hearing of SPD Chief Adrian Diaz, a building crisis with unreinforced masonry, the decisions of two sitting Councilmembers not to run in 2023, a growing problem with a water quality project at the Seattle Ship Canal, and a sobering study of firearms deaths in the U.S. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

works when can open it ,

Good info but need an insider

The info provided on current issues within the council is helpful but I think it’s lost the insider edge. Kevin’s departure left a hole since he got into the details on many topics and had background on why something was going the way it was. He also had history on council actions and what they were really trying to do. The new guy (Kroman?) isn’t covering the council and doesn’t seem interested to get into details. On today’s podcast, when asked about the tone of council on a topic, that he doesn’t know since he covers transportation not council.

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.

Top Podcasts In News

The New York Times
NPR
The Daily Wire
Cumulus Podcast Network | Dan Bongino
Blaze Podcast Network
Crooked Media

You Might Also Like

KUOW News and Information
KUOW News and Information
Erica Barnett, Sandeep Kaushik, David Hyde
NPR
NPR
The New York Times