160 episodes

A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.

Twenty Thousand Hertz Twenty Thousand Hertz

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 206 Ratings

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A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Ted Lasso's Dark Forest

    Ted Lasso's Dark Forest

    Ted Lasso is about more than just an incompetent soccer coach—it’s about overcoming challenges by working together. And that’s exactly what the show’s sound team had to do when the pandemic hit just two episodes in. From creating crowds of thousands using just a few voices, to recording actors in their own closets, they managed to turn lockdown into an opportunity for innovation. Featuring Ted Lasso’s Supervising Sound Editor Brent Findley and Dialog Editor Bernard Weiser. 

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    • 34 min
    MicroHertz #4: Ask Dallas

    MicroHertz #4: Ask Dallas

    Which movie has the best sonic experience? How is an episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz actually made? And what work is Dallas most proud of? In this episode, Dallas answers your questions. He shares some technical sonic knowledge, and discusses some sounds he wouldn’t want to live without (as well as one or two pet peeves).

    Handbook for Sonic Happiness

    Handbook for Sonic Happiness

    We spend a lot of time curating for taste, touch, smell, and vision. But too often, sound gets overlooked. We forget that we can get rid of sounds that annoy us, and surround ourselves with sounds that we love. When we do, it can have huge benefits for our mood and wellbeing. In this episode, Dr. Laurie Santos of The Happiness Lab joins Dallas to create a Handbook for Sonic Happiness. Featuring auditory psychologist David Poeppel, psychology researcher Giulia Poerio, clinical psychologist Ali Mattu, sound scholar Mac Hagood and acoustician Trevor Cox.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/sonichappiness
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    • 47 min
    MicroHertz #3: Twenty Thousand Tunes

    MicroHertz #3: Twenty Thousand Tunes

    Music underpins every episode of Twenty Thousand Hertz. But where does that music come from? And what makes podcast music unique? In this episode, Dallas interviews composer Wesley Slover about his work for Twenty Thousand Hertz, what “A to B bleep bloops” really means, and why he’s glad he didn’t become an electrician (or a plumber, or a lawyer). Wesley also discusses whether AI-generated music can ever replace human composers, and shares the inspiration behind the MicroHertz theme song.

    Shock Horror (A)

    Shock Horror (A)

    There’s a certain musical phrase that you’ve probably heard hundreds of times. It’s used to emphasize dramatic moments in movies, cartoons, commercials and musicals, most often as a gag. But while this little melody is everywhere today, the question is: Where did it come from? In this episode, we investigate the mysterious origins of a famous 3-note sting. Featuring Sound Historian Patrick Feaster and Composer Dick Walter.

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    Sign up for Twenty Thousand Hertz+ to get our entire catalog ad-free + our bonus show MicroHertz!
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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/shockhorrora
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    • 32 min
    MicroHertz #2: To the ISS!

    MicroHertz #2: To the ISS!

    Inspired by our episode Space Audity, one of our listeners arranged for her class to speak with the International Space Station! We hear the kids’ questions as well as from the librarian that made it all happen.

    Plus, Dallas explains how space communication actually works, and why the earth is a sonic island. And would Dallas really go into space himself? Listen to find out.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

KillaraCowgirl ,

Breathe

Twenty Thousand Hertz always amazes me. I would not have thought that stories about sound could be so interesting yet every time I listen, I’m drawn in. Tonight, I listened to an episode titled “Breathe” and it was one of the most heartfelt stories, told so eloquently, that I’ve ever heard. Dallas Taylor unfolds himself to the listener and allows himself to be vulnerable and honest in a way rarely heard. My heart ached for him in his journey and was lifted up by the love he now has surrounding him. To all who helped create this episode, “Bravo!” This was storytelling elevated to art form.

bingbong9 ,

Awesome!

I love how everyone is so kind and it is so enjoyable to listen to

Groot 4 ,

Amazing podcast

This podcast is amazingly interesting and the topics that it covers are simply excellent. You will not find a better podcast for answers to your questions.
Listen to this podcast. You won’t regret it.
(If you are not someone who likes science, don’t. If you are someone who doesn’t like a good podcast, don’t)

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