The Podcast for the Common Good

Together Washington

Together Washington is a movement of diverse people who seek to strengthen the common good in our region.

All Episodes

Tim spoke with Bart Wiley. Bart Wiley first started working for the Sounders in 2001, predating even majority owner Adrian Hanauer. Bart Wiley was a trusted advisor, executive for the past two decades for the Seattle Sounders. He helped to build Seattle Sounders FC into the community asset the club has become. He shared with us his life with the Sounders and the next chapter in his life.

Oct 11

40 min 24 sec

Tim interviewed Kathy Lambert a member of the King County Council in Washington, representing District 3. She is running for re-election to the King County Council to represent District 3 in Washington.

Oct 4

41 min 11 sec

Tim spoke today with Ann Davison who is running for Seattle city Attorney. She shared with us her view of the city and goals. She pointed out her differences with her opponent Nicole Thomas-Kennedy. She talked about her campaign and what she would do on day one if she wins the election.

Sep 27

39 min 3 sec

A special two part podcast with Jon Scholes, President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association. In the first session, Tim and Jon discussed the latest about Compassionate Seattle and a judge ruling that might disqualify them to be in the ballots in November. Secondly, Jon provides an update on an emergency motion of appeal for the Compassion Seattle charter amendment.

Sep 20

32 min 33 sec

Today on the show, Tim, spoke with Lt. Jason "Jay" Redman, who spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL and ten years as a SEAL Officer. The topic was the situation in Afghanistan. We also spoke with Hayoon Malrkzas, he is from Afghanistan, and just moved to Seattle a year ago

Aug 30

46 min 38 sec

Today Tim spoke with Seattle Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg. He shared with us a little bit of his life and journey to become a Bishop. Also, his thoughts on Christianity today in Seattle. And told us that he will be leaving us soon because the pope just named him the new Bishop of Reno, USA.

Aug 23

57 min 13 sec

Today on the podcast we had Shlomi Kofman, Consulate General of Israel in the Pacific Northwest Region. It was a riveting conversation about the relationship between Israel and the United States. Mr. Kofman also spoke about the Jewish/ Israeli community in Seattle. And at the end told us all the beautiful things about Israel that make it such an amazing country and invited our audience to visit such a beautiful county.

Aug 16

40 min 23 sec

Tim spoked today with Former Mayor of Seattle and City Councilmember Tim Burgess about the latest surge in violence in the city of Seattle.

Aug 9

27 min 7 sec

We interviewed Francis Traisman, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Seattle Mariners. She oversees business development and revenue generation through ticket sales, corporate partnerships, sponsorships, radio broadcast sales, customer engagement and analytics. She talked to us about her life working with the Mariners and the reopening to full capacity for the Mariners games. Don't miss this amazing interview.

Aug 2

30 min

Tim talks to Drew Shirley from the Grammy Award winning band Switchfoot. Hear about the evolution of the band, personal insight, and their upcoming new album.

Jul 26

45 min 19 sec

We spoke with Kitara Jonson, Chief Human Resources Officer at Excelsior Wellness. She shared with us her powerful message and her mission to bring all people together in Spokane. Her message should be heard and shared.

Jul 19

55 min 28 sec

We had on the show today former deputy mayor of Seattle and now running for mayor of Seattle, Casey Sixkiller. Who spoke about his decision to run for mayor, his political career and his love for Seattle.

Jul 12

56 min 1 sec

Long-time state and community leader, Nate Miles, VP of Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly, joined the program to discuss the state of our state and city and how we can work together to build the common good.

Jun 21

43 min 56 sec

Today we are joined by Major League Baseball umpire Mike Muchlinski. We get an inside view of what it’s like to be a MLB ump, plus Mike is involved in his community and we hear stories of service.

Jun 14

42 min 9 sec

Matt Larkin joined the podcast today. Matt just announced his candidacy for US Congress in the Washington 8th District. He has been a long-time community leader, and shares his ideas, heart and vision for the state of Washington.

Jun 7

43 min 41 sec

Auburn Mayor, Nancy Backus, the first female Mayor in the city’s history, joins the program to talk about the new approach the city is taking to handle homelessness in Auburn.

May 31

34 min 28 sec

Amy King joined us today on the podcast. She is the Co-Founder of Square Peg Construction, Founder of Weld, and the Founder and CEO of Pallet. She is doing amazing work in our community. Her company hires people that cannot normally find jobs because they are exiting the criminal justice system and she is giving hope to the homeless by building Pallet homes for shelter and a fresh start.

May 24

55 min 6 sec

Today, we had Bruce Harrell on the podcast. Bruce is a long-time Seattle community leader, graduate of UW and Rose Bowl champion, who served as President of the Seattle City Council. Bruce is now running for Mayor of Seattle and he has some amazing ideas on how to help small businesses and the houseless in our community. He believes leaders need to acknowledge what is not working for positive changes to start happening.

May 17

56 min 24 sec

Today we had on Josh Ford, Coach for the Tacoma Defiance and the Sounders Academy, and Sean Muldoon, Head Strength-and-Conditioning Coach for the Sounders. Josh and Sean spoke about working to improve justice in our local community through their new organization, The Athletic Justice Collective.

May 10

35 min 34 sec

Michelle Merriweather joined us on today's program. She is the CEO of Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle and she was named one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Seattle of 2020. She told our listeners about all the amazing things her organization is doing throughout our community and how she became inspired to become the leader she is today.

May 3

40 min 42 sec

Miri Cypers joined us on the podcast. She is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League. She gave us the history of the ADL and how they are trying to make a world where no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

Apr 26

48 min 3 sec

Christopher Williams came on the program today to discuss his work as Deputy Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, and what it means to be a great leader.

Apr 19

33 min 21 sec

The Mayor of Burien, Jimmy Matta, came on the program today. He became Mayor to bring positive change during a time our country has needed it the most. He has an inspirational life story that has helped him relate to everyone and given him a unique perspective on the issues our country is facing today.

Apr 12

58 min 32 sec

John Mosley joined Tim for a conversation back in February. John is the basketball coach at East Los Angeles College, which is featured in the Netflix series "Last Chance U". John shared his background and experience starring in show. He agreed to be a part of the show because he believes sharing these experiences on the show could help other people.

Apr 7

55 min 18 sec

We had James Donaldson join us on today's show. He is a retired professional basketball player, community leader, and an author. He is a man who has dedicated his time to helping his community and its people. In his book, "Celebrating Your Gift of Life: From the Verge of Suicide to a Life of Purpose and Joy," he shares his struggle with depression and anxiety to bring people hope during their darkest hour. He also announced that he was going to enter the Seattle Mayoral race because of the love he has for the city, it's people and his determination to make Seattle the Emerald City it once was.

Mar 27

56 min 57 sec

Seattle Mariners outfielder Braden Bishop, along with host, Tim Gaydos, discuss how to support Africans-Americans in the USA. Braden's team, the Seattle Mariners, has the most African-American players of any team in Major League Baseball. Join us as Braden shares some powerful thoughts during our conversation on racism, supporting blacks as a white man, and what goes down in the Clubhouse.

Jul 2020

45 min 6 sec

In a time when divisions seem to increase by the day, how do we find common ground together? Even in a pandemic, our political leaders have a hard time working together. One such leader known for working across the aisle and consensus building was Michael Dukakis. Though this conversation happened a couple of months ago, before COVID-19, we think you’ll learn a lot and find it fascinating. Enjoy our discussion with Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis!

Apr 2020

24 min 12 sec

Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan have become part of the cornerstone of a dynasty in Major League Soccer with the Seattle Sounders. With two MLS championships under their belt they are just coming into their prime as players. Each are becoming forces on the US Men’s National Team as well. What we're most inspired by is Jordan and Cristian's belief in building the fabric of our community and serving the common good. Jordan grew up in the Seattle area and understands how important it is to give back in the city that helped shape him. Cristian's father, Cesar, and mother, Ana, each left civil-war ravaged Guatemala and El Salvador, respectively, to start over in the U.S. They met soon after, married and moved to a town east of Los Angeles, where they raised Cristian and two other sons. Join us on this fascinating conversation as we hear more about Jordan and Cristian’s upbringing, their heart for Seattle, when they first became best friends, and their thoughts on soccer, the USMNT and more!

Feb 2020

54 min 59 sec

Monica Guzman was born in Mexico and immigrated to the US, where she has been a catalyst in our community for building the common good for years. Monica is the co-founder and director of the Evergrey, a daily digital news publication that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. She also is a former columnist at The Seattle Times, GeekWire, The Daily Beast and The Columbia Journalism Review. Monica studied how to connect journalists and the public as a 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and studied political and social divisions as a 2019 Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellow. She has served as vice-chair of the Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee, wrote the closing chapter in “The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century," and was as a juror for the 2013 and 2014 Pulitzer Prizes. Yes, she is smart, but incredibly thoughtful and willing to embrace tensions and cross boundaries. One thing we love about Monica is that she is not afraid to truly get on the ground and build relationships. After Trump was elected, and many in King County weren’t sure how to respond….she came up with an idea. She found a county in rural Oregon, Sherman County, which voted the same for Trump (74%) as King County did for Clinton (74%). She asked, what if I took some Clinton voters down for a few days to hang out with some Trump voters… not to convert anyone, but to get reconnected and learn. Wow. Enjoy our chat with Monica here.

Jan 2020

47 min 28 sec