23 episodes

WCR is a Seattle based talk show featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals.

West Coast Radio Matthew W.

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WCR is a Seattle based talk show featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals.

    Bobby Bostic. 241 Years to Freedom

    Bobby Bostic. 241 Years to Freedom

    *Note: the audio can get pretty rough in this episode. Really sorry about that.*

    Bobby Bostic was just 16 years old in 1995 when he committed two robberies where thankfully no serious injuries occurred. Still, Bobby Bostic was sentenced to 241 years in prison by Judge Eveyln Baker with no opportunity for parole until Bobby turns 112 years old."If I knew then what I know now... I wouldn't have given him 241 years. But I didn't know then what I know now. When I sentenced Bobby, we had no knowledge of brain development... He was still a child. His brain had another 10 or more years to go before it was fully developed. I treated a 16 year old child like a 36 year old man and I say that is wrong." - Judge Evelyn Baker almost 25 years after sentencing Bobby Bostic.

    Miraculously, Bobby continued to work and hope until the world heard his story. Today he is free after 27 years of incarceration to tell his story to the audience of West Coast Radio. A story of resilience, hard work, discipline, and above all hope.

    Bobby is the author of many books which you can find on Amazon. Titles include, "Life Goes on Inside Prison", "Dear Mama: The Life and Struggles of a Single Mother" & "Time: Endless Moments in Prison".

    Check out Bobby's social media page to learn about his work and public speaking:
    Instagram: @FreeBobbyBostic
    Facebook & Instagram: Dear Mama

    • 45 min
    Sail. Paddle. Surf. Karl Kruger

    Sail. Paddle. Surf. Karl Kruger

    West Coast Radio welcomes Karl Kruger, a man who lives life one grand adventure after another. He's been mountain climbing since three years old, taught himself how to windsurf at twelve, is an avid surfer, cross country skier, expert sailor, and second to none paddle boarder. In fact, Karl is the only stand up paddle boarder to ever complete the Race to Alaska, a treacherous 750 mile journey from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, Alaska. This July, Karl is attempting his biggest row yet across the Northwest Passage. To learn all things Karl Kruger, please visit KarlKrugerOfficial.Com


    • 1 hr
    Amanda Show Ep. 3 with musical guest: Waxer (Seattle, Washington)

    Amanda Show Ep. 3 with musical guest: Waxer (Seattle, Washington)

    West Coast Radio welcomes Amanda back to the program. Amanda is a Seattle local and returns to tell some stories about her life as of late, including her pursuit of proper ADHD treatment and moving on from the Washington state methadone program.
    Check out Amanda's instagram: @badassmotherhugger

    After Amanda, we welcome Cuinn, lead singer of Seattle band, Waxer. Cuinn stops by for a quick chat to tell us about the band and Waxer's new song, "Belvedere" which will be played on WCR to close out the show.

    Instagram: @waxertheband
    Check out their music here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/waxer/belvedere

    • 44 min
    Jordan Hanssen: The Man Who Rows

    Jordan Hanssen: The Man Who Rows

    West Coast Radio welcomes a true waterman, Jordan Hanssen to the program. Jordan has rowed across the ocean a number of times, but for the purposes of this interview we’ll focus on two of those ocean crossing odysseys. The first, when Jordan along with his 3 other teammates, broke a Guinness world record rowing from New York to England while literally starving. The second, an almost completed row from Africa to Miami, where Jordan and his team ended up on Dateline NBC.

    Many of the stories in this interview can be examined in detail by reading Jordan’s Book; 'Rowing Into the Son: Four Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic' and also by watching Dateline NBC's special on Jordan's attempted row from Africa to Miami called, "Capsized".

    Jordan's Book:

    - https://www.amazon.com/Rowing-into-Son-Crossing-Atlantic-ebook/dp/B00AZ6C3OK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rowing-into-the-son-jordan-hanssen/1113897194;jsessionid=2222DC37D5807B02F0089DC4C3B21F3D.prodny_store02-atgap07?ean=9781594856365

    Dateline NBC Special on Jordan Hanssen & his team:

    - https://www.nbcnews.com/video/capsized-part-1-226589251691

    Jordan is the creator of the Tiny Boat Session project which, among other things, displays an artist performing their art on a tiny boat with a big heart.

    Tiny Boat Session Links: (more available on main website)

    - https://www.tinyboatsession.com/
    - https://www.instagram.com/tinyboatsession/
    - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn14FwSGdkaSWuoTuUwIrGw

    If you want to meet Jordan and hear all about his stories while getting the best tour of Seattle available, check out his AirBnB Tour called Rowing Urban Waterways. It's the best damn tour of Seattle, Washington in the world.

    Rowing Urban Waterways:

    - https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/40983

    West Coast Radio HIGHLY recommends Jordan’s book, "Rowing Into the Son: Four Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic". It's so gripping I ended up reading all of it in just two days. Tis a modern day ocean odyssey! If you want an autographed copy make sure to go to Jordan Hanssen's Flagship Website:

    - https://www.jordanhanssen.com/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Loneliness Epidemic with Dr. JW 'Terry' Freiberg.

    The Loneliness Epidemic with Dr. JW 'Terry' Freiberg.

    West Coast Radio's 96th program is about loneliness. The guest on the show is J.W. 'Terry' Freiberg, who is an award winning author, has a PHD in social psychology from UCLA, and is a lawyer by way of Harvard Law School. Terry has written a three book trilogy on loneliness, most recently, "Surrounded By Others and Yet So Alone: A Lawyer’s Case Stories of Love, Loneliness, and Litigation"

    In this episode, you'll learn about why loneliness can be so dangerous, and what steps one can take to dig themselves out of a chronically lonely situation.

    Websites of J.W. 'Terry' Freiberg:
    - http://thelonelinessbooks.com/
    - http://www.jwfreiberg.com/

    Buy the book (or ebook) below or wherever you like to buy books online :
    - https://www.amazon.com/Surrounded-Others-Yet-Alone-Loneliness-ebook/dp/B0855WNJPN
    - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/surrounded-by-others-and-yet-so-alone-j-w-freiberg/1136840667
    - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/surrounded-by-others-and-yet-so-alone

    • 58 min
    Matt Provenzano. Creator of Shock Jocks: The Rise and Fall of Opie & Anthony

    Matt Provenzano. Creator of Shock Jocks: The Rise and Fall of Opie & Anthony

    West Coast Radio welcomes Matt Provenzano from New York City. Matt Provenzano is an award winning filmmaker, artist, and creator of a masterpiece podcast, "Shock Jocks: The Rise and Fall of Opie & Anthony". Matt's podcast is an 8-part fever dream, telling the 20 year story of Opie and Anthony, the greatest talk radio show that ever was.

    This episode of West Coast Radio needs context, so before you listen to this one, head on over to Matt's podcast and give that a listen first. You'll listen to the whole thing and feel like only seconds have passed, it's that good.

    Check out Matt Provenzano's Podcast: Shock Jocks: The Rise and Fall of Opie & Anthony

    - Apple: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shock-jocks-the-rise-and-fall-of-opie-anthony/id1526995317

    - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6LdLmqQaIYsP5g90YvU963

    Check out Matt's Filmmaking website:

    - purplecloudny.com or purplecloudentertainment.com (same website)

    Matthew's Website:

    - mattprovenzano.com

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Longship Timemachine ,

An excellent interview

I had the pleasure of being a guest in this show. Matthew is an engaging, thoughtful interviewer with a very relaxed style. He’s very passionate about telling other folks stories. I’m looking forward to where he will take this next!

Abefroman16 ,

Destined for Greatness

I have had the pleasure of being a listener of the show as well as a guest. I can tell you that in both instances I do not want the show to end and am excited to hear what Matthew comes up with next. The questions he asked me were very original and unique and diversified and it made for a great experience as a guest and for the listeners as well. I enjoy his interviews as well as his solo stuff. I like hearing his opinions on stuff so much I even had him as a guest on my show! If you’re new to the show check out our episode - #76, I think it’s with best one-

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MikeGainer848 ,

It’s a good show

Very entertaining show that hits close to home. Great listening to local entertainers.

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