The Fabulous Peltoncast: Seattle Sports and More

Tristan Carosino and Kevin Pelton

The Fabulous Peltoncast is a weekly podcast covering Seattle sports (primarily Seahawks, Sounders and the UW Huskies), beer, food, pop culture and more.

All Episodes

The Kraken/Coldplay/Macklemore curse has hit Seattle sports hard over the past week, with the Sounders and UW football seasons ending in disappointing fashion and the Seahawks’ playoff hopes all but dashed. Still, we find hope in a pair of other … Continue reading →

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Nov 30

1 hr 23 min

An emergency pod reacts to the news that Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer is the new University of Washington football coach. Plus some bonus coverage of the M’s signing reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray as a free agent. DOWNLOAD/STREAM … Continue reading →

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Nov 29

26 min 31 sec

We’re back with Enumclaw frontman Aramis Johnson talkin’ visiting the other Taco Time on the road, soda vs. pop and the Rainier of other cities (including Tacoma). Then Randy takes us behind the scenes of his new TTNW Superfan commercials. … Continue reading →

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Nov 29

42 min 26 sec

We take stock of the Seahawks’ future after another loss dimmed their playoff hopes, debate the nature of the curse on Seattle sports and preview the Sounders’ MLS Cup playoff opener and an atypical Apple Cup matchup. Contents sponsored by … Continue reading →

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Nov 23

1 hr 38 min

Seattle sports teams continue to struggle. On a more positive note, our second semifinal matchup completes the finals in our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken before we take a look at the latest on UW’s search for a football … Continue reading →

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Nov 18

1 hr 36 min

Washington’s expected decision to fire Jimmy Lake as football coach Sunday capped a dismal weekend of Seattle sports. We take a look at the challenges the Huskies face hiring a replacement as well as some possible candidates for the job. … Continue reading →

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Nov 15

58 min 20 sec

A jam-packed Peltoncast gets a season-opening reminder that UW men’s basketball is still weaker on the court than UW football before discussing the likely return of Russell Wilson and the potential addition of Odell Beckham Jr. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci … Continue reading →

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Nov 10

1 hr 32 min

A semi-emergency pod takes a look at what’s gone wrong for the Washington Huskies’ football program and whether a coaching change is needed after the firing of offensive coordinator John Donovan and a one-week suspension for head coach Jimmy Lake. … Continue reading →

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Nov 9

47 min 23 sec

Our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken finally reaches the semifinals as we pick our first finalist. Then we discuss a thrilling UW football win and a Seahawks blowout heading into the bye. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – … Continue reading →

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Nov 3

1 hr 46 min

Our new Kraken correspondent is … Tristan, who attended the team’s second game at Climate Pledge Arena on Tuesday. After discussing the new arena, we rationalize about Seattle’s two football teams after the Seahawks dropped to 2-5. Contents sponsored by … Continue reading →

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Oct 27

1 hr 28 min

We toast to the Kraken earning the first win in franchise history, then ponder a possible Kraken curse after a forgettable weekend in Seattle sports that saw the teams we cover go a combined 0-6 on Saturday and Sunday. Contents … Continue reading →

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Oct 20

2 hr 8 min

Kraken correspondent Randy Cote rejoins us to recap the franchise’s inaugural game. Then we preview UW football hosting UCLA and the Russell Wilson-less Seahawks at Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Fremont Cowiche Canyon … Continue reading →

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Oct 14

1 hr 24 min

Taking a deep look at the two biggest stories in Seattle sports, we react to Russell Wilson undergoing surgery on a finger injury that is expected to sideline him at least four weeks. Then Kraken writer and broadcaster Alison Lukan … Continue reading →

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Oct 11

49 min 6 sec

We say farewell to a surprising M’s season with a final Hot Takes before welcoming back optimism about the Seahawks after Sunday’s win in San Francisco. Plus the Sounders solidify their position atop the MLS West. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci … Continue reading →

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Oct 6

1 hr 36 min

A supersized Peltoncast continues #FreshHopSZN, crowns Philadelphia’s best fried chicken, celebrates the M’s playoffs push, ponders Sue Bird’s possible retirement, previews not-your-older-brother’s Oregon State and considers whether Pete Carroll is capable of making the necessary adjustments to the Seahawks’ defense. … Continue reading →

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Sep 29

1 hr 59 min

After the Seahawks lost their second straight game, giving up 30 points to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Kevin pods from the road and Tristan admits his mistakes (some unrelated to the Seahawks) as they grapple with the takeaways. DOWNLOAD/STREAM THE … Continue reading →

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Sep 27

19 min 35 sec

Our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken returns to pick a fourth semifinalist before we talk about the Seattle football teams trading places from the previous week with the Huskies putting together an encouraging win and the Seahawks suffering a … Continue reading →

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Sep 22

1 hr 45 min

Kevin is back from the Midwest and we revisit what went wrong for the Huskies at Michigan and what went right for the Seahawks in their encouraging opening win at Indianapolis. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Deschutes Wowza! … Continue reading →

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Sep 14

1 hr 47 min

We preview a full week of football as the Huskies try to bounce back at Michigan and the Seahawks open their season in Indianapolis. Plus M’s Hot Takes feels the ’95 vibes. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Sierra … Continue reading →

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Sep 9

1 hr 11 min

Continuing tradition, we welcome Ben Baldwin of The Athletic Seattle to help us take a look at expectations for the Seahawks on offense and defense and where they fit in the NFC West playoff picture. Then we make our picks … Continue reading →

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Sep 7

1 hr 41 min

We explore the stages of grief in assessing the Washington Huskies losing their home opener to FCS opponent Montana as 22.5-point favorites and consider what the loss means for the rest of the season and beyond. DOWNLOAD/STREAM THE FABULOUS PELTONCAST … Continue reading →

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Sep 5

35 min 48 sec

Mike-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic rejoins us to discuss the Seahawks’ preseason and moves to finalize their 2021 roster. Then we recap our trip to Lumen Field to see Sunday’s OL Reign-Sounders doubleheader with dinner in Pioneer Square in between. … Continue reading →

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Sep 2

1 hr 23 min

We’re back to pick a third semifinalist in our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken, consider run differential vs. “fun differential” and lament a forgettable Seahawks preseason loss. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Fremont Brewing Fog Party West … Continue reading →

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Aug 26

1 hr 18 min

The Storm add another trophy to the case, the Seahawks start the preseason and get an extension done, the Sounders deliver derby domination and our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken has a second semifinalist. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza … Continue reading →

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Aug 19

1 hr 29 min

Our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken begins the quarterfinals with Ma’ono facing Quick Pack Food Mart. Then we talk Kevin’s Las Vegas eating, Sounders advancing in the Leagues Cup and DEFCON levels for Seahawks extensions. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci … Continue reading →

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Aug 12

1 hr 24 min

The Sounders are slumping, the Kraken have more standout players thanks to free agency and the Seahawks and UW football teams are vaccinated at above-average rates. Plus we’ve got a bracket for the knockout round of our search for Seattle’s … Continue reading →

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Aug 5

1 hr 10 min

The Kraken have players! Randy Cote (as seen on ESPN!) joins us to recap the Expansion Draft, Entry Draft and schedule release. Plus we find a serious contender for Seattle’s best fried chicken and there’s lots of takes you won’t … Continue reading →

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Jul 27

1 hr 26 min

On location from Oregon wine country, we review Safeway fried chicken before discussing big names available to the Kraken in the expansion draft, the Sounders’ unbeaten streak coming to an end and the Seahawks in ESPN’s future power rankings. Contents … Continue reading →

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Jul 20

1 hr 15 min

We toast to Italy claiming the Euro on penalties, discuss Tristan’s return to M’s fandom and where Seahawks including Russell Wilson have landed in ESPN+’s position rankings. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Fremont Loreto Mexican-Style Lager 1:30 – … Continue reading →

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Jul 13

1 hr 9 min

Our Kraken fan correspondent Randy Cote of Talkin’ Taco Time fame joins to walk us through what to expect as the expansion and NHL Drafts approach. Plus we try Rainier Seltzer and discuss a (non-)update on NBA expansion from commissioner … Continue reading →

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Jul 7

1 hr 37 min

We welcome back Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic Seattle to help us understand the Kraken’s selection of Dave Hakstol as the first coach in franchise history, then discuss the Storm losing a showdown in Las Vegas and changes to … Continue reading →

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Jul 1

1 hr 29 min

A Pride-themed episode drinks Fremont’s Pride Kolsch before toasting to the return of fans at full capacity to Washington’s football stadiums and resuming our search for Seattle’s best fried chicken. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Fremont Pride Kolsch … Continue reading →

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Jun 23

55 min 43 sec

It’s been 25 years since the Sonics reached the 1996 NBA Finals. In part two of our series, we remember that team with President and GM Wally Walker, discussing the offseason moves that helped the Sonics move past back-to-back first-round … Continue reading →

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Jun 18

58 min 18 sec

After Tristan recounts his dominant play against 9-year-olds at his son’s baseball practice, we discuss the Storm emerging as the WNBA’s best team and possible Seahawks contract extensions. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Silver City Ziggy Zoggy Beer … Continue reading →

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Jun 16

1 hr

It’s been 25 years since the Sonics reached the 1996 NBA Finals. In the first part of our series, Kevin remembers that team with head coach George Karl, looking at a roster led by Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp and … Continue reading →

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Jun 14

44 min 51 sec

The Kraken landed the No. 2 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft in last week’s lottery and Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic Seattle helps us unpack what that means. Then we recap our taste test of Seattle’s first family … Continue reading →

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Jun 9

1 hr 39 min

After wrapping up the UW softball season following a loss in the super regionals to Oklahoma, we discuss the possibility of the Seahawks trading for Julio Jones and Dan Hughes’ decision to retire midseason as Storm’s head coach. Contents sponsored by … Continue reading →

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Jun 1

1 hr 35 min

We celebrate full vaccination with our first in-person podcast since summer 2020 and also toast UW softball rallying to reach the NCAA tournament super regionals and a showdown with top-seeded Oklahoma. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Two Beers … Continue reading →

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May 26

1 hr 6 min

The Famous Cousin Katie joins us to celebrate her third Peltoncast MVP win, discuss a pair of collabs between two of our favorite restaurants and air grievances about UW softball’s low seed in the NCAA tournament. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci … Continue reading →

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May 20

1 hr 17 min

Former TTNW employee and Third Pelton Brother Nate Taggart joins us to discuss his experience as mascot Ned the Cactus and more from his days at the Stanwood Taco Time. Plus the debut of our #AskTTT segment. DOWNLOAD/STREAM TALKIN’ TACO … Continue reading →

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May 18

47 min 51 sec

Our M’s hot takes celebrate the team finally calling up prized prospect Jarred Kelenic. We also react to the release of the Seahawks’ schedule, preview the Storm season and search for Seattle’s best chicken at Quick Pack Food Mart. Contents … Continue reading →

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May 13

1 hr 8 min

We take stock of the Husky basketball rosters with both the UW men and women adding key transfers after first previewing the new karaage restaurant, Taku, from Seattle Top Chef contestant Shota Nakajima. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – … Continue reading →

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May 5

58 min 37 sec

The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, and we look back on all three Seahawks picks plus their additions in undrafted free agency before discussing where UW prospects were drafted as well as bonus coverage of Saturday’s Husky spring … Continue reading →

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May 3

51 min 15 sec

Before we take a look at how the Seahawks might approach their three picks in this week’s NFL Draft, Storm associate head coach Gary Kloppenburg helps us induct Lauren Jackson in the Peltoncast Hall of Fame and we review Nashville … Continue reading →

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Apr 28

1 hr 55 min

Third Pelton Brother Nate Taggart helps us induct Dick’s Drive-In to the Peltoncast Hall of Fame, plus we celebrate Final Four-bound UW volleyball and debate the Mariners’ hot start. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci Pizza Intro – Pacific Sparkling Sun-Kissed Grapefruit … Continue reading →

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Apr 21

1 hr 33 min

We introduce the nominees for this year’s class in the Peltoncast Hall of Fame, including a direct-elect choice, before reviewing Ma’ono fried chicken and previewing the start of the season for the Sounders and OL Reign. Contents sponsored by Pagliacci … Continue reading →

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Apr 14

1 hr 33 min

We’re joined by @_vinevixen_ to discuss learning about Taco Time NW after moving to the Seattle area and wine pairings for her Taco Time favorites. Plus introducing the Taco Time Concierge. DOWNLOAD/STREAM TALKIN’ TACO TIME EP. 23 View on: iTunes … Continue reading →

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Apr 8

45 min 39 sec

We’re joined by Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic to break down the Seahawks’ big moves this offseason. Then we offer hot takes about the M’s strong start and analyze UW’s hire of Tina Langley as women’s basketball head coach. Contents … Continue reading →

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Apr 6

1 hr 43 min

We find another legit contender for the crown of Seattle’s best fried chicken before discussing why so many UW men’s basketball players have their names in the transfer portal and pivoting to optimism about the Seahawks’ offseason. Contents sponsored by … Continue reading →

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Mar 31

1 hr 23 min

We bid farewell to a pair of Rainier Valley institutions and celebrate South By Southwest by talking music before reaching the NCAA tournament conclusion of Let’s Revisit a Season and discussing the Seahawks’ latest moves in free agency. Contents sponsored … Continue reading →

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Mar 24

1 hr 50 min