Episode 15

Published on:

29th May 2020

015: Meet Erica C. Barnett

Seattle's hardest working journalist joins us to talk about Seattle politics, and her new memoir, Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery.

By the Sound is produced and edited by Sarah Mayes. Episode 015 is hosted by Chelsea Alvarez, Aisha Hauser, and Sarah Mayes. You can support the show and learn how to join our community at: patreon.com/bythesound


Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery, by Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol, by Holly Whitaker

Alcoholics Anonymous - Greatership Seattle Membership

The Texas Observer

Freakonomics Radio - Episode 389: How to Make Meetings Less Terrible

“Garbage Language Why do corporations speak the way they do?” by Molly Young. New York (February 20, 2020)

“Canceling,” video by ContraPoints [Natalie Wynn]

“The Seattle area has gotten even more liberal — here’s why,” by Gene Balk. Seattle Times (February 24, 2020).

Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt Bernie Sanders rally video by CBS News (August 9, 2015)

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About the Podcast

By the Sound
Seattle's community-invested podcast
Chelsea Alvarez, Aisha Hauser, and Sarah Mayes meet with the brightest minds in Seattle and the PNW for storytelling, new ideas, and inspiration. The hosts discuss art and pop culture, as well as local news and politics.

By the Sound is a community-invested podcast that uses listener donations to support the show's guests and co-hosts while building community for listeners. You can join our Seattle-based community at https://patreon.com/ByTheSound

About your hosts

Chelsea Alvarez

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Chelsea Alvarez writes things for money. She has raised children, grown flowers, and eaten cruciferous vegetables in the PNW since time immemorial. Hit her up for tips on lipstick shades, uses for Karam’s Garlic Sauce, and sponsorship opportunities.

Sarah Mayes

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A lifelong political nerd, Sarah Mayes has worked for four lawmakers; most recently at Seattle City Council. Sarah earned her BA in History from Reed College, and has spend nearly half of her life working in libraries. Sarah is a transgender woman, and a single mother of two boys. She has lived in Seattle since 2006.

Aisha Hauser

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Aisha Hauser is a self proclaimed LOUD TALKER, both literally and figuratively. As an accomplished religious educator, facilitator, author and advocate of equity and justice, she has made waves calling out bullshit in all its forms. One friend named her a "Purveyor of Joyful Shitstorms."
Along with working to dismantle institutional racism, Aisha LOVES to teach, train and talk about healthy sexuality! Aisha is an approved trainer for the Our Whole Lives sexuality education program. This is a sex affirming and sex positive program offered in Unitarian Universalist and United Church of Christ congregations all over the U.S. and Canada.
Aisha was born in Egypt and has lived in five different states and three different countries.