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The Spot: Listening Specialists

Jennifer Jerrett recording sound for her Yellowstone collection

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

Snipe Hunt,” produced by Jennifer Jerrett for Yellowstone National Park, May 2014.

Independent radio producer Jennifer Jerrett made this audio postcard at Yellowstone National Park in 2014. You can hear more signature sounds of Yellowstone by listening to Jennifer’s collection at prx.org.

Private Ear,” from the podcast Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything, July 2017.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a sonic artist and internationally recognized expert forensic listener, or how he likes to call himself: a "Private Ear." Long-time podcaster Benjamen Walker visited Lawrence in Beirut to capture his stories of forensic sound recreations, surveillance, and how listening can be a radical practice.

Subscribe to Benjamin Walker’s Theory of Everything on iTunes or RadioPublic, and find out more about the show at toe.prx.org.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Vitamin String Quartet, Broken Social Scene, and Vivian Girls.

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.