The turning point in any narrative might not be obvious in the moment it's happening. But when the story has unfurled, and the dust of the present has settled, it's easier to point to a specific event and say, 'There it is; the thing that changed everything else.' This initial six-part series from KQED brings us tales of transformation, whether willingly pursued or imposed by chance. Each story is an original gem, spanning the spectrum from amusingly trivial (the guys who manufactured and made money from a bad smell) to gut-wrenching (two friends who, within days of each other, both lost their husbands to bicycle accidents). The series is produced by the award-winning Amy Standen and Judy Campbell, and speaks with a confident voice. Each episode runs about 20 minutes.
Gateway episodes: Episode 1: The Strange Journey of the World's Worst Smell (6 Oct 2015) / Episode 2: The Dinner Date (20 Oct 2015) / Episode 3: When a Stranger Gives You $125 Million (3 Nov 2015)