In one sense, SpoKast operates as your typical hang-out show, a shaggy space where a couple of affable friends riff on the news together and share their thoughts. Think of it as the millennial version of a morning radio show like Dave, Ken & Molly.
SpoKast co-host Nate Martin, who works at Bliss Hair Studio, describes co-host Brennon Poynor as the technically savvy but "deliciously awkward" and himself as irreverent, a tad racy and sometimes dumb. Martin describes their third co-host, Andrea Williams, who has 13 years of radio experience, as the one with the bubbly personality and the very loud, very exuberant laugh.
Over a decade ago, Williams ran a local music blog that covered the launch of an up-and-coming music and art event called Terrain. It's fitting then that SpoKast hosted Terrain co-founders Luke Baumgartner and Ginger Ewing as their first real guests. In March, the SpoKast was named Best Podcast in the Inlander's Best of the Inland Northwest reader's poll.
Podcasts are what blogs were a dozen years ago: A way for people who truly love talking about a thing — or a place — to come together and share what makes it special.
"[The goal] is just to shine the light and recognize the community and the magic of the city," Williams says. Listen at SpoKast.com.