The Overcast

A weekly News podcast
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Seattle Times criminal justice reporter Steve Miletich joins Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times and Simone Alicea from KNKX to discuss his recently story about Seattle police officer's ruse and the tragedy that followed.
New Seattle City Councilmember Andrew Lewis joins Daniel Beekman from The Seattle Times and Simone Alicea from KNKX to discuss the debates that have been roiling City Hall in recent weeks.
KNKX's Will James and Seattle Times Project Homeless reporter Scott Greenstone discuss the yearlong reporting project on a shocking rise in homelessness near the state Capitol.
Seattle Times investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert discusses his stunning recent series, 'Public Crisis, Private Toll,' which explored the hidden costs of Washington's mental-health industry expansion.
Journalist Leah Sottile, whose Bundyville podcast has delved into extremist anti-government activity across the American West, joins The Overcast to discuss the recent release of an investigative report accusing Washington state Rep. Matt Shea
Seattle Times Eastside reporter Paige Cornwell chats about elections which saw one of the first Muslim woman elected to a WA City Council, plus a tax vote in Medina, a doggy doo crisis in Kirkland, and more.
Washington Democratic Rep. Denny Heck has sat in on closed-door depositions in the Trump impeachment inquiry. He calls Trump's Ukraine actions a threat to U.S. national security.
Political consultant and Equal Rights Washington board chair Monisha Harrell shares her thoughts on Seattle's intense City Council races ahead of the Nov. 5 elections.
Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates, who's penned scoop after scoop related to deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 MAX, breaks down the still-evolving story.
Former Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim from the Washington Fairness campaign explains why her side is defending Washington's new affirmative-action law by urging voters to vote "yes" on Referendum 88.
Kan Qiu from the Reject Referendum 88 campaign joins the show describe why his side wants to repeal Washington's new affirmative-action law. Next week, The Overcast plans to talk with the law's proponents.
Seattle Times reporter Daniel Beekman and KNKX 88.5 reporter Simone Alicea discuss City Council primary results.
Seattle Times City Hall reporter Daniel Beekman fields questions from Times politics reporter Jim Brunner and KNKX 88.5 reporter Simone Alicea about Seattle's City Council races ahead of the Aug. 6. primary election.
Seattle-based journalist and author David Neiwert discuss his reporting on right-wing extremism, including his book "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump." The book's cover recently got Neiwert kicked off Twitter.
First-term state Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-Seattle, talks about facing down lobbyists and other eye-opening experiences as one of the first two Vietnamese Americans - and few people of color - in the Washington Legislature.
Seattle Times Traffic Lab reporter Heidi Groover joins the podcast to talk about shareable electric scooters in Seattle and as part of the gig economy.
Hillary Franz, Washington state's Commissioner of Public Lands, joins Seattle Times reporter Jim Brunner and KNKX 88.5 reporter Simone Alicea to discuss the 2019 wildfire season and her political future.
Seattle Times reporter Vianna Davila discusses her recent story on Vital, a local program for people who are repeatedly booked into jail for property crime or drug offenses and who are struggling with serious mental illness and chemical depende
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes addresses street crime and criticism the city isn't doing enough. He also defends city effort to create an income tax.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal fields questions on Medicare for All, the 2020 presidential race, and whether she agrees Amazon should be broken up.
Hosts Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman discuss Brunner's recent reporting trip to Iowa, where Washington Gov. Jay Inslee sought to raise his profile after launching his presidential campaign.
State Rep. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, joins hosts Jim Brunner and Daniel Beekman to discuss efforts in the Legislature this session to reform Washington's eviction laws. Tenants now can be evicted for non-payment in just three days.
Reporter Hal Bernton speaks with host Daniel Beekman about his six-day series on the Destination, a Seattle-based crab boat that sank without a mayday call two years ago in the Bering Sea.
Hosts Jim Brunner and Dan Beekman celebrate their 100th episode, discuss whether Howard Schultz will run for president and hear from education reporter Dahlia Bazzaz about the two public-schools levies on Seattle's February ballot.
Washington's McNeil Island prison preceded and outlasted Alcatraz, yet its history has remained obscure. A new project by KNKX reporter Simone Alicea shines light on the forgotten lockup
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