If you’ve ever wanted to know what not to do while traveling, Geraldine DeRuiter is your top resource. On this episode of the Rise Seattle podcast, Tyler and Phil sit down with DeRuiter to discuss the creation of her award-winning travel blog, the Everywhereist, as well as her process in transitioning from blog writing to book writing. DeRuiter also shares a glimpse of her oddball sense of humor as she relays her experience with being diagnosed with a brain tumor back in 2012 and declares her stance on the political issues that are occurring in our country today.
Dunlop to discuss her journey from working at a NYC publishing firm to becoming professional author here in Seattle. Dunlop shares her insights in the areas of marketing and self-publishing vs. traditional publishing. We also discuss her writing process and routine, as well as what makes Seattle’s writing scene different from other major cities.
In this episode Tyler and Phil sit down with musician and podcaster Matt Carter to discuss the “Bad Christian” podcast and his opinions on Seattle’s Christian scene following the infamous Mars Hill movement. We also hit on his now decade long career as the lead guitarist in the band, Emery. And we wrap up on how Carter handles being self-employed in the fastest growing city in the US.
On this episode, Tyler and Phil hear Laurie Frankel’s perspective on being an author in Seattle, including her feelings about the general writing process and her thoughts on Seattle’s writing community in particular. They also discuss Frankel’s experience as a parent to a transgender daughter, her opinion on the recent transgender bathroom bill legislation, and her advice on navigating the transgender world (both as a person and a parent). They wrap up with Frankel’s hopes and concerns for the future of Seattle, and how you can win a copy of her newest book, This is How it Always Is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nathan Gibbs-Bowling is the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year. In the last year, he’s met President Barak Obama; lectured at Harvard University and taught Bill Gates about Civil Rights and Star Wars. In this episode, we discuss with Nate how Seattleites can create a better future for our kid's education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Bryan Papé is the founder and CEO of MiiR, a Seattle based Product to Project Company that focuses on creating high quality, well-designed water bottles, bikes and bags that fund water, transportation and education projects all over the world.
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.
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.