It’s summertime in the pacific northwest! For most of us Tacomans that means we’re in a ridiculously good mood all the time for no reason (unless the temperature dares to go above 80 degrees or drops below 72 degrees). Planning to enjoy the summer by hopping in the car for a road trip? Whether you’re driving to Mt. Rainier or all the way to Yellowstone we have some great Tacoma podcast episodes to help the time pass pleasantly!
When we invited local historian Michael Sullivan onto the podcast to talk about Tacoma’s History we thought we might have a 2 part episode. In the end the tale of Tacoma’s history (much abbreviated) spanned FIVE episodes. Michael is an excellent storyteller and the strange tales of Tacoma’s past make for excellent road trip narration (and conversation starters!)
If you loved Michael Sullivan’s episode and are particularly interested in the hard times of Downtown Tacoma in the 70’s you’ll enjoy this interview with Steph Farber. Steph owns LeRoy Jewelers which is the only business on Broadway that was open before, during, and after the hard times of the 60’s and 70’s (and the Tacoma Mall) cleared businesses out of Downtown. Don’t miss this one!
This is an episode of fellow Channel253 Podcast Nerd Farmer where they talk about the primary. Friends, the 2019 election is going to be here before you know it- and if there’s one thing we know it’s that local elections are far from boring and they matter so much in these times. Check out this episode to get up to speed on what’s happening!
Hate history? Hate politics? Whether you’re interested in Tacoma Sports podcasts, racism, the arts, transportation, housing, or local culture- Channel253 probably has a Tacoma podcast that will suit your road trip needs- check them out here.