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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1:59pm

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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6:47am

Wed August 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 8.21.14 Librotraficante + Inventive Teens

Tony Diaz

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

Radio Ambulante Unscripted:  "Building Bridges and Smuggling Books"  Daniel Alarcón speaks with writer and activist Tony Diaz, - a.k.a. Librotraficante - one of the leaders of a nation-wide movement in favor of Mexican-American and Ethnic Studies.

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8:42am

Tue August 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 8.14.14 Hacking + Happiness

Kimberly Bryant

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

One with Farai "Hacking Race & Technology" Technologist Kimberly Bryant talks with Farai about why she founded the nonprofit Black Girls Code.

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8:25am

Wed August 6, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 8.7.14 Beast-Riding + Wayfinding

Radio Ambulante Unscripted: "Riding The Beast" Host Daniel Alarcón talks to investigative journalist Oscar Martinez about his experience riding the "The Beast," the infamous train that takes migrants through Mexico on their way to the United States.

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12:11pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 7.31.14 Duplitecture + Life-Changing Reads

99% Invisible: "Duplitecture"  The best knock-offs in the world are in China. There are plenty of fake designer handbags and Rolexes but China’s knock-offs go way beyond fashion. There are knock-off Apple stores that look so much like the real thing, some employees believe they are working in real Apple stores.  And then there are entire knock-off cities.

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