The Other Washington

The podcast for everyone who knows conventional wisdom stinks. The Other Washington is a Seattle-based podcast that takes a deep dive into a single policy issue each episode. Listen to venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and his team of political troublemakers explain and explore how policies work, how they don’t, and how conventional politics often gets in the way of implementing effective policies.
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Jul 19, 2017

With Trumpcare dead (for now), we sit down with Rep. Pramila Jayapal to talk about the state of politics in Washington DC. We ask her about what it's like to be in the belly of the beast and how progressives are combatting the current administration with actual policy positions (or lack thereof). 

Jul 14, 2017

Homelessness is the worst, most extreme side effect of the historic economic inequality we face today. It’s a local and regional problem nearly everywhere, and it’s totally preventable. In this episode, we look at homelessness through the eyes of those experiencing it and those on the front line. Then we hear about solutions at city-, county- and state-level. Special thanks to Paul Lambros and the residents of Plymouth Housing for showing us around.

Interviews: King County Executive Dow Constantine, Wash. State Rep. Nicole Macri (43-D), and Nick Hanauer.

Jul 8, 2017

It’s been three years since Seattle started down the road to an “insane” $15 minimum wage. So The Other Washington decided to check-in on how this labor regulation is affecting the larger economy. Two new studies, one from Berkeley and one from the University of Washington, reached very different conclusions and so we compare and contrast their findings. Ultimately, the studies don’t change this simple fact: Seattle’s economy is booming and the minimum wage hasn’t stopped the city from achieving a startling 2.6 percent unemployment rate---an all-time low. Guests include ice cream virtuoso Molly Moon and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer.

Jul 1, 2017
The Senate race for Washington State's 45th district is a big deal over here in the other Washington. If Democratic candidate Manka Dhingra wins, Democrats will regain control of the WA state legislature, laying the groundwork for a progressive future. Goldy and company ask Dhingra about the campaign, what issues she's focusing on, and how she differs from her opponent.