You’ve read the stories of Washington State University for almost two decades in Washington State Magazine. Now you can listen to them, too, in a new monthly podcast.

Episodes of the podcast, Viewscapes, run about 15 minutes, with three different stories covering a wide variety of topics from around the University.

The Viewscapes podcast is available on most popular directories and apps, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and TuneIn. Links are on the magazine’s website, where you can also listen to the podcast.

The first episode has a summer flavor with music, cherries, and those frequent visitors to barbecues: wasps. It features Regents Professor and composer Greg Yasinitsky talking about how he creates and performs music. Yasinitsky also wrote the jazz tunes for the podcast. Other segments uncover the truth about wasps with entomology doctoral student Megan Asche, and dive into a bowl of WSU’s own Rainier cherries with executive chef Jamie Callison.

“All of us at the magazine are excited to tell WSU’s stories in a new way,” said magazine editor Larry Clark. “We hope alumni, faculty, students, and the Cougar Nation find the episodes enlightening, entertaining, and maybe even unexpected.”

Sign up and follow the Viewscapes podcast on the Washington State Magazine website.