5 Terrific Seattle Podcasts to Binge

A microphone with the KEXP logo on the front against a darkened studio.

KEXP’s “Sound & Vision” features narratives from indie music stars. | Photo by Nataworry Photography

Need quality ear candy to binge while you’re traveling for the holidays, or just chillin’? We’ve rounded up Seattle-based podcasts run by local talent on a variety of subjects.

Pro tip: While some of these can be streamed directly from their official websites, you can also find them on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud + other platforms.

🎙️ Sound & Vision | Iconic indie rock station KEXP dives deep into “behind the music” narratives with a variety of panelists + guests, including Mudhoney bassist Guy Maddison who talked about his stint as a nurse during COVID.

  • Latest episode: DJ Bonds and DJ Breeze discuss their new documentary about L.A.’s underground hip-hop scene. 13 minutes

🎙️ Psychology in Seattle | Host Dr. Kirk Honda — who’s a practicing psychotherapist in Shoreline — tackles a wide range of topics with a combination of insight + humor, a perfect combo for these anxious times. Frasier, eat your heart out.

  • Latest episode: The last freebie installment is cheekily titled “Messing Up Your Kids,” in which Dr. Honda tries to assuage parenting fears with co-host Rebecca Bloom, a licensed art therapist. 54:15 minutes

🎙️ Flight Deck | The Museum of Flight’s podcast explores aviation history, with some special guests + frequent talk about space missions.

  • Latest episode: The second of a two-parter delves into the history of D.B. Cooper, the infamous 1971 hijacker whose disappearance launched a thousand conspiracy theories. Part one is here. 13 minutes

🎙️ Seedcast | This show, produced by nonprofit Nia Tero in partnership with the South Seattle Emerald, discusses the experiences of Indigenous groups in the PNW + around the world.

🎙️ Spilled Milk | Local writers/comedians Molly Wizenberg + Matthew Amber-Burston riff about food, often with some deliciously raucous tangents.

  • Latest episode: Cookbook author Romeo Roque-Nido joins the hosts to discuss Filipino fare, reminisce about fond adobo memories + share tips on making the dish. Is it possible to add cheese? Roque-Nido says there are “no rules.” 34 minutes
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