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The Spot: Geniuses & Tunnel Singing

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

Genius Improviser,” produced by Jakob Lewis for the podcast Neighbors, originally aired May 2016.


In this episode of the podcast Neighbors, we’ll meet a man who had an extraordinary childhood, but it’s his perception of life now as an adult, and the path he’s chosen, that’s really jaw-dropping.

The podcast Neighbors is from Nashville Public Radio. And even though Neighbors features stories from communities in the greater Nashville area, it’s a show that’s firmly rooted in the universal experiences and emotions that connect all of us. Hear what we mean by subscribing on iTunes or Stitcher, or check out their website: neighborsaudioshow.com.

Neighbors is a founding member of The Heard, a collective of podcasts produced all over North America. You'll find a lot of great shows to discover at theheardradio.com.

Tunnel Singer,” produced by Catherine Girardeau for EarprintProductions, May 2005.

Lee Ellene Shoemaker tells the story of her journey into her singing career, and her recent struggle with spasmodic dysphonia. Shoemaker is local to San Francisco, and you can find more of her music at tunnelsinger.com.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Mother Super Rainbow, BarbraStreisand, JonBrion, and El Ten Eleven.

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 91.7 KALW San Francisco.