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The Spot: Waves & Trains

Senait Hailemariam shares her story on the 'Muni Diaries' live stage.

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

The Waves,” from the podcast The Trove, February 2018.

We’re going local today, starting with the new podcast The Trove. Every episode of The Trove is presented in an audio documentary style -- so, no narration from a host or reporter, just the voices of people telling their own stories. In the first season of The Trove, we meet a wide variety of people with incredible stories to tell, like a survivor of the Holocaust, a former cult member, and in one of my favorite episodes, an alpha in a dog pack of polyamorous men. See, it’s a very San Francisco kind of show. 

Today we’re featuring the story of a father and daughter who had to rethink their identities and relationship after an unexpected and very difficult turn of events. 

The Trove is produced by Zeneva Schindler, and you can find more episodes, as well as how to subscribe to the show at thetrovepodcast.com.

Senait Hailemariam on being 21 and feeling feels on the K/T Muni,” from the podcast Muni Diaries, May 2018. 

Now, another story of family connection based here in the Bay Area, this time, from the podcast and live storytelling series Muni Diaries. For over ten years, the team behind the series has put on events and published stories based solely on the Bay Area’s most beloved, and maybe most hated, public transportation lines. They even tag them on their website based on the bus or train line at the focus of the story, like for this one, which took place on the K-Ingleside and T-Third. 

Muni Diaries is produced by Eugenia Chien, Tara Ramroop, and Peter Clarke. Muni Diaries hosts a live show twice a year at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. The next show is on November 3, 2018. They are always looking for stories and you can submit them at munidiaries.com.

This week's episode featured music from: Black Moth Super RainbowHOME, Chet Atkins, and The Avalanches.

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.