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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9:11pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Curious Pinball

Marble Queen at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda
Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible

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

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5:30pm

Thu October 2, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Lost Songs

Afi's grandmother (the ultra-adorable one on the left)
Afi Odelia Scruggs

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

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7:28am

Thu September 25, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot: Holdouts + Joke-Stealers

  

99% Invisible: “Holdout”  Around 2005, a Seattle neighborhood called Ballard started to see unprecedented growth.  Developers offered a woman named Edith Macefield $750,000 for her small house.  Macefield turned down the money, and developers went ahead and enveloped her house on three sides with a shopping mall.

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10:56am

Thu September 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 9.4.14 Prescription Drugs, Patti Smith, and How to Be a Girl

Patti Smith

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts:

Youth Radio Podcast: “Prescription Drug Abuse In College”  Correspondent Cyrus Abusaba explores the lethal trend of recreational prescription pill usage among college students.

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1:59pm

Thu August 28, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 8.28.14 Strange Fruit + "Thomassons"

Gary Thomasson

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts . . .Radio Diaries: Strange Fruit - Voices of a Lynching” Poet and songwriter Abel Meeropol wrote “Strange Fruit” after seeing a photograph of two black teenagers hanging from a tree.  Decades later, a box of recordings was found in a basement containing the recollections of people who witnessed or took part in the events of that day.

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