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The Long And Winding Road: Sound Effect Episode 151

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This week, some of our favorite stories of roundabout journeys. First, we hear the cryptic poem that serves as a map to a buried treasure. Then, the story of a teenager escaping a troubled home life, who found strength in the books of Judy Blume. Next, a group of people who raised their families in a logging camp return to the now closed camp for a visit. Finally, a woman who set out on what was supposed to be a day hike gets lost in thousands of acres of forest. 

This week we are trying something new with our podcast. We'll feed a condensed, commute-friendly version of our full show at the usual time on Saturday, but we'll hold on to one of the stories. Then midweek, we'll be back in your feed with that story, and pull back the curtain a little bit on what went into it. 

We'd love to hear what you think about this experiment: Put your feedback in the comments below, or email

And if you do prefer to hear the full show, more or less as it was broadcast on the radio, you still can! We'll continue posting the longer version on the web site, which this week includes more on the story of the treasure hunt, as well as a walk at night with photographer Tim Durkan. Just click the player below:

Listen to the broadcast version of the show.

"Sound Effect" is your weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place we live. The show is hosted by 88.5's Gabriel Spitzer. 

Kevin Kniestedt is a journalist, host and producer who began his career at KNKX in 2003. Over his 17 years with the station, he worked as a full time jazz host, a news host and produced the weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary.