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Jini Palmer is a filmmaker, multi-instrumentalist, and the Digital Media Producer at Town Hall. She is the host of In The Moment, as well as Town Hall’s Science, Civics, and Arts & Culture series podcasts. Prior to joining Town Hall’s program team, she interned on 88.5 KNKX‘s Sound Effect.



Fans of Seattle public radio will recognize Steve Scher from his 28 years as a host, writer, and interviewer with 94.9 KUOW. He has earned a national reputation for his beyond-the-headlines approach to issues, and his intelligent and sensitive interviews with authors, scientists, artists and political leaders.



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Oct 27, 2021

There are famously more dogs in Seattle than there are children—a function of the city’s high cost of living, perhaps, or a sign that our transient tech workforce craves furry friendship. But canines are so much more than modern-day apartment-dwelling companions; long ago, the Salish Wool Dog provided blankets for Coast Salish peoples and today, working dogs keep our ferries running, among other essential jobs. As part of the Beasts of Seattle podcast series, Town Hall’s Podcast Artist-in-Residence Samantha Allen interviews photographer Holly Cook, Museum of the American Indian technician Pat Jollie, and more about our best friends.

The music for this podcast was written and performed by John Gould. You can find more of John’s music at
The art for this podcast was made by Sadie Collins. 
Shey Ruud's art account is @twocats_art on Instagram.
Send Me: Working Dogs of the Pacific Northwest is available on


Presented by Town Hall Seattle. Beasts of Seattle is part of Town Hall’s Artist-in-Residence program.