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The Spot: Choose Your Own Adventure

Recognize these beauties?

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


"Captain Galactic," produced by Josie Holtzman at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, January 2009.

Our first story introduces us to a retired pharmacist getting ready to hopefully take a trip to space, and back down again.

To hear more stories produced at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies, and find out about their audio documentary classes, visit their website.


"Choose Your Own Adventure," produced by Julie Sabatier. Originally aired on the podcast Rendered, March 2015.

In the most recent episode of Rendered, Julie Sabatier went deep within the pages of the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' franchise to look at the history and lasting effects that these books have had on our culture, and as individuals. 

If you liked this episode of Rendered, check out some “leftovers” that didn’t make it into the final cut. 

Rendered is a part of the independent podcast network, Maximum Fun. They’re wrapping up their annual pledge drive, and now’s a great time to head to their website and support Rendered and other independently produced podcasts at maximumfun.org/donate. They even have some great member perks to sweeten the deal.


This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, F*ck ButtonsGorillaz, and Be Your Own Pet.

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or an 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.