By KNKX Public Radio
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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
||CleanBiggest Fan: Sound Effect, Episode 136||This week on Sound Effect, we share stories some of the biggest fans in the region. We start by learning some meeting a huge fan of 70’s and 80’s arena rock, who was called on stage recently to perform in place of the lead singer of Loverboy. Next,||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarborview Medical Center: Sound Effect, Episode 149||This story originally aired on June 30, 2018. This week we spend the hour with stories from Harborview Medical Center, the Level 1 Trauma Center covering four states and nearly 100,000 square miles. We hear the story of a tragic house fire in Alaska tha||3/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA tiny restaurant connects continents: Sound Effect, Episode 171.5||Some kids go straight to college after high school. But Marisa Comeau-Kerege went to Senegal. She knew she wanted to do a gap year, she spoke a little French, and this francophone country in West Africa seemed like a great fit. So she signed up for a||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlone Together: Sound Effect, Episode 171||We start with a deeper look at Frog and Toad , and why Frog wanted to be alone . Next, a bus driver thaws the “Seattle Freeze” for a passenger. Then, a woman battles a voice that encourages her to do destructive things. Finally, a marriage is streng||3/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA working dad and his fancy pants: Sound Effect, episode 170.5||A version of this essay was originally published by Fatherly , an online parenting magazine. Geoffrey Redick is a producer for All Things Considered, who joined KNKX in April 2018 after a decade working part time as a producer and full time as a stay-at||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaddy Issues: Sound Effect, Episode 170||We start with a woman talking about the value of her father lending a gentle ear and a gentle voice when she was growing up. Next, a son joins his father to take part in a journey that his dad started 43 years earlier. Then, a look inside a book made by||2/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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.