The Spot

Thursdays at 5:30pm

The Spot is KALW’s weekly showcase for the best in public radio podcasts, including 99% Invisible, Blank on Blank, Destination DIY, Everything Sounds, Fugitive Waves from the Kitchen Sisters, Life of the Law, The Memory Palace, One with Farai, Radio Ambulante, the Stanford Storytelling Project, The State We're In, Theory of Everything, Tiny Spark, and Youth Radio.

If you listen to a great public radio podcast you think belongs on The Spot, please e-mail thespot@kalw.org.  Thanks!

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1:16pm

Thu February 26, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Song Exploder

From the music video, "Sea of Love," by the band, The National

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


"The National - Sea of Love," from the podcast Song Exploder, produced by Hrishikesh Hirway, December 2014.

Today, we’re talking with Hrishikesh Hirway, host and creator of the podcast Song Exploder. We’ll discuss the origin of the show, what podcasts he’s listening to, and advice he has for those of you who want to take an idea and make it into a podcast reality. 

We’ll also listen to a full episode of Song Exploder, showcasing the band The National’s track, “Sea of Love.” 

Click the player above to listen to the full episode. 

 

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5:24pm

Thu February 19, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Stories from the Groove

A rendered image of the etched grooves of a record. IRENE software converts these squiggles to sound.
Julie Martin/NEDCC

3:02pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day!

Who needs Valentine's Day when when there's a suffragette you can celebrate?
"30 Rock" on NBC

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3:37pm

Fri January 30, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Kinged & Clipped

Clippers hanging at Champs Barbers & Grooming in London.

2:08pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Let the Mystery Be

From Blank on Blank's animated interview of Zelda Kaplan
blankonblank.org

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