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Sound Effect, Episode 1: Newness

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

Each week's show will explore a different theme. Our inaugural show, which aired on Jan. 10, explores the concept of newness. 

A Seattle researcher describes the feeling of discovering four new planets and a transplant recipient explains what it’s like to have a new body part. KNKX’s Ed Ronco tries out a brand new experience (in tap shoes), and "Radiolab" host Jad Abumrad tells us why creating something new is such a gut-churning enterprise.

Phyllis Fletcher, Anna Minard and Rosette Royale join us for the weekly news roundtable.