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The Spot: Life Changers

Artwork by Julienne Alexander

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


"I'm About to Save Your Life," originally airing on the podcast Criminal, November 2014.

Criminal tells the stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle, covering crimes big and small. In their latest episode, they follow a truly life changing moment, from beginning to end.

Criminal is produced by Phoebe Judge, Eric Mennel, and Lauren Spohrer. To hear more from Criminal, and to find out how to subscribe to their podcast, visit their website: thisiscriminal.com.


"Natural Curiosity," originally airing on the podcast The Memory Palace, January 2011

Sometimes, life changing moments can come from a proposition, and the subsequent decision you make from it. In the historical podcast The Memory Palace, radio producer Nate DiMeo tells the story of how a business exchange changed not only one man’s life, but the entertainment world as he knew it.

You can find more of The Memory Palace’s specific brand of history, and learn how to subscribe to their podcast, at thememorypalace.org.


This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Ed Lang, Philip Glass, Tortoise, and Amiina

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or audio project we should feature, please drop us a line at thespot@kalw.org.

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