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Sound Effect is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by KNKX's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different theme. 655571
||CleanPet Projects: Sound Effect, episode 135||This show originally aired on February 17, 2018. This week on Sound Effect, stories about animals. We learn how one vet treats dogs who eat marijuana , and meet a pet bird who enjoys an unusual amount of freedom . Then we travel with a park ranger who i||2/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForgotten Prison: Sound Effect, episode 169||There are thousands of stories about McNeil Island. And chances are, you haven’t heard any of them. This week on Sound Effect, host Gabriel Spitzer talks through some of them with KNKX reporters Simone Alicea and Paula Wissel, who host KNKX Public Rad||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoney Well Spent: Sound Effect, episode 168||We start with a collection of people telling us about something they spent money on that wasn’t necessary, but was totally worth it. Then, a Seattle author talks about why she chose to pay a lot of money for a 150-square-foot apartment in the city. Al||2/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur co-worker, the 'part-time smuggler': Sound Effect, Episode 132.5||Back in the 1970s, before Nick Morrison was a KNKX staffer, some friends asked him if he would help them smuggle a few bricks of marijuana across the border from Mexico. He said, sure. What came next? In the beginning, normal drug smuggling stuff. A||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImperfect Crime: Sound Effect, Episode 132||This show originally aired on January 13, 2018. This week on Sound Effect, we share stories of imperfect crimes. We start by talking to 88.5’s Nick Morrison, who was once hired to smuggle pot . We then meet a man who was a lifelong prankster , until o||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe smokejumper and the doula: Sound Effect, Episode 167.5||Sarah Berns grew up on the East Coast of the United States in a family that valued academics and literature, and her parents expected that she would pursue some kind of cerebral, upper-middle-class career, just like her brothers. Instead, Berns chose to||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Normal?: Sound Effect, episode 167||We meet a comedian who lived with an all deaf family, and learned how to do impressions by watching television. Then, a shop teacher reflects on some of his students constructing a casket for a fallen fellow student. Finally, a cab driver shares what it||1/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe lost paintings of Siberia: Sound Effect, Episode 166.5||Jack Gunter’s airplane paintings are on the second floor of his studio gallery on Camano Island .||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMissing Pieces: Sound Effect, episode 166||We head to the Burke Museum to see how they are completing 200-million -year-old skeletons with 3D printing. Then, a Congolese refugee talks about her experience in foster care in Tacoma. Next, an unusual stone leads to a personal obsession for a local||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Eat: Sound Effect, episode 165||We take a peek inside a fourth generation noodle factory to see how the noodles — and fortune cookies — are made. Then, a visit with one of the original television chefs. Also, an artist finds out that his artwork is edible , at least to ants. Final||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Favorites: Sound Effect, episode 164||This week, Sound Effect looks back and reflects on storytelling from 2018. The staff shares their favorite stories from the year.||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFish Out Of Water: Sound Effect, Episode 133||This show originally aired on January 20, 2018. This week on Sound Effect, we share stories of fish out of water -- people who find themselves in places they're not sure they belong in. We start by talking to writer Rosette Royale, who after beginning a||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDown The Rabbit Hole: Sound Effect, Episode 131||This show originally aired on January 6, 2018 This week on Sound Effect, take a trip down a rabbit hole. It all started when contributor Warren Langford brought to our attention a man who was trying to track down a mystery disco musician on a cassette h||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the Ricky behind 'Ricky's Law,' and the Lauren who stood by him: Sound Effect, Episode 163.5||Lauren Davis and Ricky Garcia met when they were teenagers working together at a preschool in Issaquah. They formed a strong and close bond, as young people often do. That bond was destined to change the course of their lives. It also changed the||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Other Family: Sound Effect, episode 163||A woman from a conservative background decides to leave that world and join the Rainbow Family. Then, a woman becomes excommunicated from her family for marrying outside of her religion. Also, a woman reunites with her daycare caretaker, but this time i||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompetition: Sound Effect, Episode 162||We head to Scarecrow Video, where competing against streaming media is a matter of survival. An over-50 women’s champion basketball team finds that losing can be more sweet than winning. Then the story of a man who ran Wyatt Earp out of town , shot th||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA liberal education in Evergreen's College bubble||There’s a debate going on in American higher education about trigger warnings and safe spaces, orthodox thinking and free speech. Evergreen State College in Olympia became briefly famous in that debate in May 2017, when a discussion about campus equit||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic Volume 4: Sound Effect, Episode 161||It's our annual Thanksgiving week tradition, when we share our favorite music stories from the past year. We open with Karen Sakata, who has been running karaoke at Bush Garden for decades. We also meet Robbie Luna, who is a carpenter in Seattle, but by||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kids are Alright: Sound Effect, episode 160||We meet a woman who combines tap dancing with social justice . A pediatric oncologist shares his story of being pulled out of his comfort zone . And a woman talks about how she chose to shout her diagnosis from the rooftops , only to find out later that||11/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFantasy A's Fantasy Is A Stable Home In Seattle: Sound Effect, Episode 159.5||If you’ve spent any time walking around Seattle neighborhoods, you’ve probably spotted a “Fantasy A” poster bearing the name and image of a young African-American man. His handmade fliers promote performances at local clubs and bars where he sha||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
What a fantastic show. It's great for Pacific Northwest people, but you're going to be wowed even if you're not familiar with the region. The team is outstanding.
This is a show I look forward to each week. It always highlights interesting people and ideas in engaging ways. I love the use of music too.
So nice to hear a show that gives the weird, creative things rather than just talk news.