91 episodes

It’s getting harder and harder to talk about politics, especially if you disagree. Well, screw that. Seattle Nice aims to be the most opinionated and smartest analysis of what’s really happening in Seattle politics available in any medium. Each episode dives into contentious and sometimes ridiculous topics, exploring perspectives from across Seattle's political spectrum, from city council brawls to the ways the national political conversation filters through our unique political process. Even if you’re not from Seattle, you need to listen to Seattle Nice. Because it’s coming for you. Unlike the sun, politics rises in the West and sets in the East. 

Seattle Nice David Hyde, Erica Barnett, and Sandeep Kaushik

    • News
    • 4.5 • 76 Ratings

It’s getting harder and harder to talk about politics, especially if you disagree. Well, screw that. Seattle Nice aims to be the most opinionated and smartest analysis of what’s really happening in Seattle politics available in any medium. Each episode dives into contentious and sometimes ridiculous topics, exploring perspectives from across Seattle's political spectrum, from city council brawls to the ways the national political conversation filters through our unique political process. Even if you’re not from Seattle, you need to listen to Seattle Nice. Because it’s coming for you. Unlike the sun, politics rises in the West and sets in the East. 

    Nudity in Seattle parks and homeless count controversy

    Nudity in Seattle parks and homeless count controversy

    We talk about the troubling increase in homelessness in King County and take a closer look at this KUOW scoop about the "anonymous donor behind the controversial kid's playground at Seattle's Denny Blaine." Quinn Waller is our editor. If you want to advertise or book Seattle Nice Live! for your next neighborhood or other event, email us at realseattlenice@gmail.com. If you like this podcast please give us a 5 star review everywhere. Support the Show.Support us on ...

    • 18 min
    Do you support Seattle Mayor Harrell's new overdose recovery facility plan?

    Do you support Seattle Mayor Harrell's new overdose recovery facility plan?

    On Thursday, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a new overdose recovery center. Erica and Sandeep both support the idea but still find room for some lively disagreement. Quinn Waller is our editor. If you want to advertise or book Seattle Nice Live! for your next neighborhood or other event, email us at realseattlenice@gmail.com. If you like this podcast please give us a 5 star review everywhere. Support the Show.Support us on Patreon!

    • 23 min
    Seattle Nice Live! Street prostitution, crime and drugs on Aurora Ave

    Seattle Nice Live! Street prostitution, crime and drugs on Aurora Ave

    Street prostitution, crime and drugs on Aurora Ave are among the topics for this special live edition of Seattle Nice. This episode was taped Thursday May 2nd at the Haller Lake Community Club. Book Seattle Nice Live! for your next neighborhood or other event. Please email us at realseattlenice@gmail.com. Quinn Waller is our editor. Support the Show.Support us on Patreon!

    • 58 min
    $5M Lawsuit accuses Seattle police of sexual discrimination and harassment

    $5M Lawsuit accuses Seattle police of sexual discrimination and harassment

    Four female employees are suing SPD for alleged harassment and sexual discrimination by Chief Adrian Diaz and other leaders. The pod dissects and debates. Our editor is Quinn Waller. Support the Show.Support us on Patreon!

    • 35 min
    Why was Seattle's original draft plan for more dense housing watered down?

    Why was Seattle's original draft plan for more dense housing watered down?

    A big Publicola scoop shows how Mayor Harrell watered down a draft comprehensive plan for "significantly more density in more parts of the city, including single-family neighborhoods, than the final version Mayor Harrell released in March." The pod discusses and debates the policy and the politics, in light of recent polling that suggests most Seattleites crave more density.Our editor is Quinn Waller. Support the Show.Support us on Patreon!

    • 25 min
    New Poll: Is Seattle's glass half full or still half empty?

    New Poll: Is Seattle's glass half full or still half empty?

    Today's pod gets into new poll results about what Seattle's thinking and feeling. Most people say quality of life in the city has improved somewhat compared to last year. But last year most people said things really sucked. Seattle Nice discusses, debates and digresses. If you have any show requests, hot tips or questions please email us at realseattlenice@gmail.com or message us at twitter.com/RealSeattleNice Our editor is Quinn Waller. Support the Show.Support us on Patreon!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

greg30577 ,

Easy and entertaining place to catch up on Seattle politics

Seattle Nice is one of my favorite podcasts. Great way to understand Seattle politics. Only wish it came out more often.

LongcommuteWA ,

Getting tired of format

They are pretty predictable - Sandeep testing out his political talking points, Erica constantly asserting that she’s a real journalist. It is not really informative or entertaining. Wearing a little thin…

SeattleProcess ,

Love this pod

Love this show. Sometimes I think Erica is delusional and sometimes I think Sandeep is too much of a political consultant but always I love it. I recommend to everyone I know who lives in Seattle and loves podcasts.

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