The Spot: Compasses, Maps, & Monsters
This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
We're going to learn some basics on how to navigate new lands without digital interference. This piece originally aired as part of their “CoolHow-Tos” series. You can subscribe to Vermont Public Radio’s News Podcast at their website.
As we learned in that last story, there are ways to find out where you are, and how to go back to where you came from without a smart phone or a map. But, if you want to share the places you’ve discovered, a map can be a really helpful and beautiful way to show others how to get there too.
In this early episode of 99% Invisible, Roman Mars speaks with Author Rebecca Solnit about her book of maps, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, which tells strange and surprising stories about our Bay Area. Navigate to 99pi.org to hear their latest episodes, and also take a peek at Rebecca Solnit’s “Death and Beauty” map.
The podcast Here Be Monsters boldly explores the dark corners of the human mind, and new frontiers in science, art and philosophy. In this episode, they go looking to solve a mystery regarding the monsters you find in map margins. You can find out how to subscribe to Here Be Monsters at their website, hbmpodcast.com.
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Tune in next week for another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.