The Spot: Let the Mystery Be
This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
The podcast Blank on Blank mines backlogs of lost interviews of notable folks, to bring you clips highlighting the funniest, most heartfelt, and all-around best stories from the original tape.
In this episode, Blank on Blank’s producer, David Gerlach met a New Yorker he just had to talk to, even as she was in the middle of a night out on the town.
You can find animated videos of Blank on Blank's interview collection on their website.
HowSound is all about showcasing the unseen work behind some of public radio’s best and most popular stories. This particular episode shows how limitations you can face when recording an interview could lead to a story more special than you imagined.
"Collaborating with the Mystery" produced by Mary Quintas, December 2014.
Last year, independent radio producer Mary Quintas started interviewing the All Worn Out Jug Band. What she thought would be a simple profile, expanded into a story of not only music, but also love and loss and the obligations we are called to fulfill, whether we want to or not.
This week, scientists discovered a new species of giant prehistoric reptile, the Nundasuchus. In honor of the discovery, here is probably the best - and cutest - impersonation of a dinosaur, I’ve ever heard.
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Tune in next week for a whole new episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.