McGinn discusses the city’s growth during his term as mayor from 2010 through 2013, as well as the challenges and opportunities he sees for the city’s future. The conversation touches on many of the issues of season one of the podcast—housing, transit, traffic, public services—as well as the efforts to bring back the Seattle SuperSonics via a new or renovated arena, as explored in season two.
In addition, the episode includes interviews with:
- Taylor Graham, vice president of business operations, Seattle Sounders FC;
- Chris DeVore, managing director of Techstars Seattle and Founders’ Co-Op;
- Maggie Walker, founding partner of Seattle Venture Partners; and
- Brian Bonlender, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce.