S2 E1: Rand Fishkin: MOZ, Activism, Depression & Writing a Book

S2 E1: Rand Fishkin: MOZ, Activism, Depression & Writing a Book

NEW Episode: We’re baaaaaaaack!  Season 2 kickoff!  Local tech founder, Rand Fishkin of Moz goes deep on the struggles of starting a company; what venture capitalists REALLY want to see and his personal struggle with depression.  If you live in Seattle, you must hear from this super smart and super awesome man who describes himself as a feminist.  Did you just attend MozCon? Hear more about what makes your favorite SEO wizard tick.  

The BEST OF Season 1: Rise Seattle Podcast

The BEST OF Season 1: Rise Seattle Podcast

In this season finale episode of “Rise Seattle” podcast, Phil and Tyler recap eight of thier favorite moments from episodes throughout the first season. From stories of survival to new perspectives on issues affecting Seattleites, each of these interviews encapsulate Rise Seattle's mission and show the true depth of the ways people contribute to the community everyday. 

#1.15 Nate Strong: Commuter Hacks, Seattle Marketing & Engaging in Local Issues

#1.15 Nate Strong: Commuter Hacks, Seattle Marketing & Engaging in Local Issues

Nate is a Seattle transplant and digital marketing guru who cares deeply about his community of North Seattle. By day Nate works as the Customer Success team lead at Socedo a marketing technology company in Seattle and by night he’s the owner and Blogger of ournorthseattle.com a North Seattle community blog that has blown up in popularity, by focusing on infrastructure issues, local politics and economic trends affecting North Seattle. In this episode, we discuss the Seattle tech marketing scene, North Seattle hacker commutes and how Nate’s community blog ournorthseattle.com is activating North Seattleites to engage in local issues.

#1.14 UW Prof Jeff Shulman: Pro Growth Vs Resisting Change

#1.14 UW Prof Jeff Shulman: Pro Growth Vs Resisting Change

Jeff Shulman is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and the host of the “Seattle Growth” podcast. On this episode, Tyler and Phil sit down with Jeff to discuss the lessons he's learned exploring the tension between pro growth developers and Seattleites resistant to change. We also talk about how local podcasting brings people together and whether the Seattle Supersonics will ever come back to Seattle. 

#1.13 Mayor Mike McGinn: How President Trump's Travel Ban Affects Seattle

#1.13 Mayor Mike McGinn: How President Trump's Travel Ban Affects Seattle

WIth the recent executive orders from President Trump regarding the travel ban and sanctuary cities, our nation is in the middle of a polarized debate. Many Seattle residents are asking themselves how this affects our city. Who better to provide clarity on what’s at stake than former Mayor Mike McGinn. 

Join us as, Mayor McGinn shares his thoughts on the new presidential orders, what you as a resident of Seattle can do to impact your community and how citizens of our city and our nation can unify despite our differences. We also couldn’t help but ask him about the possibility of a Seattle NBA team.

#1.12 Kelly Dole of Growler Guys: Craft Beer in NE Seattle

#1.12 Kelly Dole of Growler Guys: Craft Beer in NE Seattle

Kelly Dole is the co-owner of Growler Guys in NE Seattle.  Living in Maple Leaf for 22 years, Kelly has a passion to offer high quality craft beer and food to NE Seattleites. The Growler Guys building is in the old Ying’s Drive-in on LCW, which was designed by legendary Seattle architect, Roland Terry. n this episode Kelly shares his story of opening an already beloved Seattle business, where he got the huge tree trunk that sits out front and of course his favorite beers. 

#1.10 Jonathan Kumar: Using Technology to Help Seattle's Homeless

#1.10 Jonathan Kumar: Using Technology to Help Seattle's Homeless

When it comes to Seattle homelessness, most people want to help in some way but don't know where to start.  Do we give a few dollars?  Do we not?  And if we do, where is the money being spent?  One tech entrepreneur in Pioneer Square believes that technology can fix this dilemma we all face.

Join Tyler and Phil's conversation with Jonathan Kumar, founder of GiveSafe.  A smartphone app designed to bridge the giving gap between people living on the streets and those who want to pass along a few dollars when asked.

#1.9 Marguerite Giguere: Are People Really Moving From Seattle to Tacoma?

#1.9 Marguerite Giguere: Are People Really Moving From Seattle to Tacoma?

Since the market crash of 2008, Seattle has rebounded in a major way.  Rental rates and home values have rocketed to all time highs.  And those who want to live in the city of Seattle are definitely feeling the pressure.  Finding affordable housing in the city is a big challenge and we are seeing a trend of moving outside the city.  One popular destination is Tacoma, WA. On this episode Marguerite Giguere discusses how people are opting out of Seattle and moving to Tacoma.

#1.7 Jeff Lilley: Seattle Homelessness, Clearing "the Jungle" & Camping Rights

#1.7 Jeff Lilley: Seattle Homelessness, Clearing "the Jungle" & Camping Rights

Jeff Lilley is the President of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. UGM provides emergency care and long term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. UGM has been on the front lines of Seattle homelessness for over 80 years. In this episode we talk to Jeff about his work in "the Jungle" and the homeless camper’s rights vote currently before Seattle city council.

#1.6 Suzie Burke: The Land Baroness of Fremont

#1.6 Suzie Burke: The Land Baroness of Fremont

Suzie Burke has been given the title "Land Baroness of Fremont", as she owns over half of Fremont’s industrial commercial space. It’s because of her work that Fremont boasts some of the most powerful businesses in existence. Businesses like Google, Brooks, Adobe and Tableau just to name a few. Acquiring this much land in Seattle doesn’t come without its challenges. Here Suzie unapologetically tells stories of her battles with competitors and Seattle governing authorities. 

#1.5 Sarah Adler: Simply Real Health in Seattle

#1.5 Sarah Adler: Simply Real Health in Seattle

In 2012, Seattle native Sarah Adler created the company Simply Real Health with a mission to help more people live a healthy daily lifestyle. Through her programs and services, Sarah teaches a simple approach to a healthy life.  In this episode, Sarah shares a few simple tips on how to eat healthy, her favorite recipes and how to make a healthy cocktail. We also discuss the Seattle health food scene, and so much more! 

#1.4 Edward Sumner on Seattle's Dark Secret: Sex Trafficking

#1.4 Edward Sumner on Seattle's Dark Secret: Sex Trafficking

In many ways Seattle is experiencing unprecedented prosperity. But in the dark corners of the city a tragic epidemic rages that no one wants to discuss and that is sex trafficking.  We at Rise Seattle, envision a community that is free from commercial sexual exploitation. Listen, to the podcast, learn about the problem and join our partnership with REST as they strive to provide pathways of freedom, safety and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. 

#1.2 Julie Lewis: A Seattle local on surviving HIV and leaving a legacy

#1.2 Julie Lewis: A Seattle local on surviving HIV and leaving a legacy

Julie Lewis is the founder of the 30/30 Project, a partnership between Julie, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Construction for Change to build healthcare facilities across the globe. She is the recipient of the 2015 Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award, a mother, grandmother and local Seattleite. In this episode, we hear Julie's story of what it was like to be diagnosed with HIV, the way in which her and her family fought against the disease, and how she's using her story to give back to those in need. BONUS: We also hear a few personal stories of what it was like raise a young Ryan Lewis.

#1.1 Pat O'Day: Seattle, Seafair & Rock'n'Roll

#1.1 Pat O'Day: Seattle, Seafair & Rock'n'Roll

After nearly 60 years as a disc jockey, radio station manager and concert promoter, Pat O’Day has cemented his legacy in the entertainment industry in Seattle and abroad.  In this episode, we hear Pat's stories of a young Jimi Hendrix; Elvis’ love of White Castle burgers and Led Zepellin continually trashing the Edgewater Hotel.  We also discuss one of Seattle’s long-standing traditions: Seafair.