Warren Langford

Radio Journalist/Writer

Location icon United States of America

Seattle based radio journalist and writer. News anchor/editor/producer at 97.3 FM KIRO Radio.
Contributing producer at Sound Effect on KPLU 88.5. Freelance at NPR: All Things Considered.
Contributing writer at The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Kaplan Quarterly.
B.A. in Communication from University of Washington

Personal Effects

In Personal Effects we talk to people about the most extraordinarily important/impactful objects in their lives. From the items we keep near and dear to the things we wish we'd never encountered. When a thing is more than just a thing.

Seattle Voice Coach Helps Transgender People Sound Like Themselves

The recent public conversations about gender identity and transgender people have tended to focus on bodies: biological sex versus gender identity, the clothes people wear, what bathrooms they use. But one issue that has gotten less attention is the intersection of gender and voice.

Coin-Operated Folklore: Polybius, Portland's Mythical Arcade Game

One of Portland's most notorious and awesome urban myths is that of a mysterious arcade game called Polybius. Legend has it the machine showed up in suburban arcades sometime in the early 1980s. This was no run of the mill video game. Polybius would mess with your mind, resulting in sickness or euphoria.

A Legal Journey for Spiritual Enlightenment in Elbe, Washington

Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Rainier; Elbe, Washington is home to train car hotels with signs welcoming tourists hoping to bask in the glory of the mountain. But Elbe will soon become a different kind of tourist destination, one that caters to those seeking spiritual enlightenment by way of hallucinogenic substances.

Is Amazon Planning Hundreds Of Bookstores? Analysts Doubt It

Last November, Amazon did the unthinkable for an online retailer known for undercutting brick-and-mortar bookstores: It opened a walk-in store in Seattle. Now, there's talk that Amazon plans hundreds of them. On an investor call Tuesday, Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties, said: "You've got Amazon opening bricks and mortar bookstores, and their goal is to open, as I understand, 300 to 400 bookstores."

Seattle Weekly
What's Up With Seattle's Messed-Up Utility Poles?

There's an enigmatic monolith on Capitol Hill, near East John Street and 10th Avenue East. The haunted soda dispenser, you say? No, a much more perplexing mystery resides on the corner mere feet from the fabled vending machine: a pole, and not of the ever-present Northwest totem variety.

Seattle Weekly
Living With, and Looking Past, Tragedies as a Renter

Nathaniel Pinzon is one of nine current residents of 2112 E. Republican St. on Capitol Hill, better known as the house where, in the early hours of March 25, 2006, Kyle Aaron Huff took the lives of six people and then himself during an afterparty for a nearby rave.

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