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A KQED storytelling podcast about people making dramatic, risky changes, told by award-winning public radio reporters Amy Standen and Judy Campbell.
||Episode 4: The Improbable Transformation of a Punk Pioneer||James Williamson became a punk rock legend as part the 1970s band The Stooges. But, a few years into it, he just walked away.||1/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6: My Name Is Shawn and I Prefer He||Lately we’ve heard a lot of stories about people who, after years in the closet, found the courage to come out as transgender. But for Shawn, courage was never the problem.||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5: Caught in a Pipe||It started with a knocking sound, then whispers, then the strange conviction that he could read people’s minds. In this story, we meet Frankie as he sprints away from his history of mental illness and toward the “normal” life he always wanted.||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3: When a Stranger Gives You $125 Million||After a Seattle businessman left his fortune to a San Francisco blindness organization, its director went in search of an explanation. He found a secret the two men had shared.||11/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2: The Dinner Date||Two friends, brought together in a tragic coincidence, take a leap back out of the darkness.||10/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 1: The Strange Journey of the World’s Worst Smell||What does the smell of butt crack and dead animal have to do with the demise of the American manufacturing industry and the battlefields of Iraq?||10/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 0: Welcome to The Leap||The Leap is about what it takes to start out one place and end up somewhere, or someone, else. Here's a sample of what you will hear on the podcast.||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny, heartbreaking, satisfying
I’m always on the hunt for new podcasts that leave me as satisfied as This American Life, as riveted as Serial, and as emotionally moved as Strangers. The Leap definitely fits the bill AND it’s written, reported, and produced by women - an added bonus in my book. I’ve really enjoyed the first two smartly written stories, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
Great new podcast
Love it! Great storytelling.
What a delight!
The Leap is an exciting and engaging new Podcast. Judy Campbell & Amy Standen are breath of fresh air, just like their podcast. Thanks to the author Peggy Orenstein for posting this on Facebook! Three cheers for a fascinating podcast, my morning walks will be vastly improved.