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The Spot: Curses & Compassion

Mar 3, 2016

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

Credit Julie Stoller

My Mother’s Hashes,” produced by Benjamin Frisch for KCRW’s Unfictional, January 2016.

In 2002, Bay Area resident Julie Soller found out just what it would take to get her mother the green-type of care that she was seeking.

You can hear more stories at, and you can find the UnFictional podcast on iTunes.

Real stories from where humans and their habitats meet.

Man vs. Machine,” from the podcast HumaNature from Wyoming Public Media, February 2016. 

What if you made a hasty wish of harm on a stranger, and then found out it came true? The podcast HumaNature takes us into the snowy terrain of Wyoming backcountry to hear one man’s story of a curse that became actualized. New episodes of HumaNature are released on the third Wednesday of every month. You can find the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and most other podcast apps. 

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Trio Infernal, braeyden jae, and Beck.  

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Tune in next week for another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.