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The Spot: Every heart has a limited amount of heartbeats

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Serendipity takes a look into measuring time and memory by heartbeats.

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

"The Last Job," written and produced by Jonathan Mitchell from the podcast The Truth,  May 2015.

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The Truth: Movies for Your Ears

The fictional radio stories showcased on The Truth are inventive, and sound rich, and veer into themes about what our near futures could look like based on current, non-fictional trends in science and technology. Their tagline is true: They make movies for your ears. In this episode of The Truth, they imagine a future world where work is rare, and the party never ends.

“The Last Job” featured performances by: Peter McNerney, Louis Kornfeld, Rebecca Robles, India Kotis, Dave Hill, Alex Marino, Phoebe Tyers, Rupert Degas, and T.J. Mannix. The story was inspired by an essay written by John Maynard Keynes in 1930 titled, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren.”This story was produced with help from David Kestenbaum and the rest of the team at NPR's Planet Money. You can subscribe to The Truth on iTunes, and check them out at thetruthpodcast.com or at radiotopia.fm.

"Every Heart has a Limited Amount of Heartbeats," written and produced by Martin Johnson and Ann Heppermann from the podcast Serendipity, July 2015.

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Serendipity is a radio fiction podcast for the 21st Century.

Serendipity distributes the most inventive selections from the The Sarah Awards, an initiative of Sarah Lawrence College that celebrates and rewards the best radio drama from around the world. The Sarah Awards invite you to join their audio fiction revolution by creating and sharing your own short, fictional, radio stories. You can find out tips on how to produce a fiction piece at their website. They’re also accepting submissions for their Very, Very, Short, Short, Short Stories contest from now until October 15th. All of the info about The Sarah Awards and how to subscribe to the Serendipity podcast can be found at thesarahawards.com.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Alex Reece, Jon Brion, and Maxine Brown.

If you have a suggestion for a podcast or an audio project we should feature, please drop us a line at thespot@kalw.org. Also, if you end up creating your own radio drama -- I’d love to hear it! Send it along to the same email address.

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