The Overcast by The Seattle Times brings you in-depth interviews with Pacific Northwest newsmakers and takes you behind the scenes with top journalists. Smart conversations about local news and politics, hosted by Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman.
Ep. 123: Reporter Steve Miletich on "A police officer's lie, a Seattle man's suicide"
Seattle Times criminal justice reporter Steve Miletich joins Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times and Simone Alicea from KNKX to discuss his recently story about Seattle police officer's ruse and the tragedy that followed.
Ep. 122: Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis on evictions, policing and taxing big businesses
New Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis joins Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times and Simone Alicea from KNKX to discuss the debates that have been roiling City Hall in recent weeks.
Ep. 121: 'Outsiders' podcast brings lessons from a year of reporting Olympia's homelessness crisis
KNKX's Will James and Seattle Times Project Homeless reporter Scott Greenstone discuss the yearlong reporting project on a shocking rise in homelessness near the state Capitol.
Ep. 120: Investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert on problems at WA's private psychiatric hospitals
Seattle Times investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert discusses his stunning recent series, 'Public Crisis, Private Toll,' which explored the hidden costs of Washington's mental-health industry expansion.
Ep. 119: Bundyville podcaster Leah Sottile on investigation of Washington lawmaker Matt Shea
Journalist Leah Sottile, whose Bundyville podcast has delved into extremist anti-government activity across the American West, joins The Overcast to discuss the recent release of an investigative report accusing Washington state Rep. Matt Shea of engaging in domestic terrorism.
Ep118: Reporter Paige Cornwell on changing Seattle suburbs, historic elections & runaway goats
Seattle Times Eastside reporter Paige Cornwell chats about elections which saw one of the first Muslim woman elected to a WA City Council, plus a tax vote in Medina, a doggy doo crisis in Kirkland, and more.
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Excellent local investigative journalism
Great coverage of local issues, with a deep dive into the reporting and journalistic process. Plus the theme music sounds like a house band version of the intro to Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.”
Great reporting but bad sound quality
Excellent reporting and interviews but the sound quality is so poor and uneven, it’s difficult to hear clearly without volume turned up to max. on speakers, earbuds, anything.