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Sound Effect, Episode 27: Origin Stories

Ammon Walker
Ammon's a comic about a soccer-playing superhero.

  "Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. This week's show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer. Each week's show explores a different theme, and this week we crack open origin stories.

To start off the show, KPLU's Arwen Nicks speaks with Roger Fernandez — a native storyteller, artist and educator. He shares with us part of a traditional Wampanoag creation myth.

Then, Gabriel Spitzer talks about the origin of the UFO phenomenon, spoiler alert — it started here in Washington state. 

You’ve probably enjoyed one yourself. The infamous “Seattle-dog” is an iconic entrée best enjoyed after traipsing around the city after dark. But where did this cream cheese laden hotdog come from? KPLU’s Matthew Streib tracks down the food cart vendor who spearheaded the local trend.

To wrap up the show, Gabriel Spitzer speaks with Aaron D’Errico from Friday Harbor about how is dream of becoming a professional soccer player, like his father, wasn't possible due to his medical condition. D’Errico has cerebral palsy, which makes him physically unable to participate in the sport. His original aspirations for soccer stardom catalyzed the creation of a comic about a soccer-playing superhero that shares his same condition.

This week on the news panel we are joined by Jessica Partnow, Bryan Cohen and Joanne Lisosky

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