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The Spot: Law of the Worlds

Vintage Printable
Sputnik's launch in 1967 sparked the world's first "Outer Space Treaty."

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

"Space Law 2.0," from the podcast Life of the Law, originally aired November 2015.


How do we begin to create laws and legislation for a frontier that we’re not even sure how we’ll be interacting with in the next ten, twenty, hundred years? Last year, 

Life of the Law produced a great overview of the history of Space Law in the United States, as well as a look at where the future of out-of-this-world legislation looks to be heading. Reported by Kirsten Jusewicz-Haidle and Rebecca Sheir and edited by Annie Murphy with sound design by ShaniAviram. The music in this episode is from Chris Zabriskie, Shanna Sordhal/Andrew Weathers, and Simon Mathewson. You can find more stories, audio and print, at lifeofthelaw.org.

"Inside the Snow Globe," produced by Eric Molinsky for the podcast Imaginary Worlds, originally aired January 2016.

Imaginary Worlds is a deep and very smart look into theories and inconsistencies behind some of our most beloved Science Fiction universes. In this episode, the show takes on a pretty exciting theory at the base of some of the most popular television crossovers of all time, connecting us all into a vast world, that might, somehow, fit inside one, little snow globe. You can find more stories from Imaginary Worlds, in all their nerdy glory, at their website.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Broken Social Scene, and The Talking Heads.  

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 another episode of The Spot, only on KALW San Francisco.