S6 Ep. 5: Comedian Shane Mauss and Author Thomas Kohnstamm on Finding Community

June 27, 2019

Today’s episode features an interview with a nationally touring comedian who has appeared on Late Night TV many times and had his own special on Comedy Central. Shane Mauss was in town for his Stand Up Science show and sat down for an interview in which he offers an outsider’s impressions of Seattle. He shares his views on how the business of comedy has changed over the years and offers advice on how someone can find a sense of community in a city that is changing so rapidly.

The episode also features Seattle author Thomas Kohnstamm, whose novel Lake City takes place in Seattle at the turn of the 21st century.  Kohnstamm shares perspective on how the community has changed over the decades he has lived here and what he hopes the future holds for our growing city.

Whether you have lived here your whole life or are just joining this city, these interviews give insight about Seattle, how it was, how it is changing, and where Seattle is going.

If you like Seattle Growth Podcast, you will love Jeff Shulman’s “powerful new documentary” On the Brink. Hailed as “worth watching” by The Stranger, the film offers what Crosscut proclaimed as a history lesson “all Seattleites would benefit from learning.” The film has sold out its first two public screenings. Seattle Theatre Group is sponsoring the next screening on August 15th at the Neptune Theater as part of Nights at the Neptune: A People’s Theatre Joint. Register today at www.onthebrinkmovie.com/screenings.

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