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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.
||CleanFish Out Of Water: Sound Effect, Episode 133||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 an unlikely friendship , decided to plunge right||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImperfect Crime: Sound Effect, Episode 132||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 one prank recalibrated his moral compass. Next, a||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDown The Rabbit Hole: Sound Effect, Episode 131||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 he found. That led us to Seattle’s first open||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Awards Show: Sound Effect, Episode 130||This week on Sound Effect, we share the stories that won national awards this year. Our first story, from Jennifer Wing, profiles a group of men that have been playing an elaborate game of tag for decades. Next, we’ll meet Sophie , a curly-haired six-||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWar And Peace: Sound Effect, Episode 68||This show originally aired on April 30, 2016. This week on Sound Effect we present stories of war and peace. Ground Zero Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor has what may be the highest concentration of nuclear warheads at a single site in the world, according to t||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne Of Many: Sound Effect, Episode 129||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "One of Many" ... the tension between standing out and fitting in. Host Gabriel Spitzer heads to St. Francis of Assisi school in Burien to talk to kids about how they stand out when they have to wear uniforms. We||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlood Ties: Sound Effect, Episode 128||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "Blood Ties." Host Gabriel Spitzer heads to a class at the University of Washington where midwives learn how to deal with potential blood loss during pregnancy. Alex Ashley profiles a Jehovah Witness who had to fi||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Traffic: Sound Effect, Episode 127||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "In Traffic." Host Gabriel Spitzer checks out the winning entry for the “ Sorriest Bus Stop in America ,” which happens to be in Seattle. We talk to a bus driver who finds inspiration for his art from his ride||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic, Volume 3: Sound Effect, Episode 126||This week on Sound Effect, it’s our annual tradition of sharing our favorite music stories from the past year. We open the show by sitting down with the Lewis family, and look back on how each generation has influenced the next to get behind a drum se||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan't Let Go: Sound Effect, Episode 125||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "Can’t Let Go." KNKX newsies Ariel Van Cleave and Ed Ronco reminisce about their obscure instruments. Then we talk to Jillian Venters, who gives advice to people of the gothic subculture , including those who ar||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUp In The Air: Sound Effect, Episode 107||This show originally aired on May 27, 2017. This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "Up in the Air." We open the show by meeting Space Needle elevator operator B.J. Listman gets to see one of the best views in the world every single day for his job. We||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are The Odds? Sound Effect, Episode 124||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "What Are the Odds?" We'll meet the grandson of Holocaust survivors who calculated the very low probability that he would even be born. Then a typo may have saved Bob Hofferber's life, by keeping him off of a||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGhosts: Sound Effect, Episode 123||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "ghosts." We open with host Gabriel Spitzer having his son taste-test a ghost pepper. Gabriel then heads out to learn about a forest of dead trees , and how that came to be. We then meet a woman who lost her husba||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beat Goes On: Sound Effect, Episode 122||This week on Sound Effect, our theme is "the beat goes on." We open with Karen Sakata, who has been running karaoke at Bush Garden for decades. Hip-hop artist Draze talks about about how his Seattle and Zimbabwean roots influence his music. Jennifer Win||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSea Level: Sound Effect, Episode 121||This week on Sound Effect, stories from sea level. We open the show by talking to Petty Officer Steve Watkins about what he experiences at the end of a submarine patrol at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Next, Bellamy Pailthorp speaks with Ted Griffin , who w||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetter Late Than Never: Sound Effect, Episode 120||This week on Sound Effect, stories of better late than never. We open the show by meeting a man who started teaching Pilates in his late seventies. Next, we talk to a woman who has decided to freeze her eggs in an effort to be able to have kids down the||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBug In The System: Sound Effect Episode 119||This week on Sound Effect, stories of bugs in the system. We first head to the Burke Museum where baby beetles eat away at the flesh of dead animals, down to the bone, so scientists can have a clean specimen. Next, we talk to one of the best known food||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hustle: Sound Effect Episode 118||This week on Sound Effect, we hear stories of people who learned to hustle. The Cookie Hustle They may seem sweet (and they are), but sisters Hayden and Rena Korbol mean business. They are two of the top cookie sellers for the girl scouts in Western||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurning Point: Sound Effect, Episode 106||This show originally aired on May 13, 2017. This week on Sound Effect, stories of that moment when everything changes for better or worse. It's Showtime Seattle television director and producer Steve Wilson saw a live broadcast of one of his favorite||9/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWon't Take No For An Answer: Sound Effect Episode 117||This week on Sound Effect, we hear stories of people who refused to give up. Billy Idolator Michael Henreichsen developed a fascination with a particular musician: Billy Idol. Michael saw him live a few times, including a show at Tulalip Casino just nor||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a fantastic new show! I love the variety of stories that are covered- the reporters go in depth to bring different perspectives to each show’s topic. The hosting is top-notch: professional, but humorous and easy on the ears. What a gem you have in this show, Seattle!
Really love this show!
A always interesting and very well produced show. Full of great stories!