95 episodes

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

Twenty Thousand Hertz Dallas Taylor

    • Design
    • 4.9, 121 Ratings

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

    #94 | Pew Pew

    #94 | Pew Pew

    When you think about Star Wars, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Lightsabers? Spaceships? Alien creatures? What about all of the sounds that go with those things? How were those sounds made, and what makes them so good? In this episode, we explore how legendary Sound Designer Ben Burtt created the sonic universe of Star Wars from scratch, one sound at a time. Featuring Marshall McGhee.

    Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. 
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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/pewpew

    • 37 min
    #93 | That's All Folks!

    #93 | That's All Folks!

    Mel Blanc is a legendary voice actor who voiced more than 400 distinct characters. But in 1961, Mel was involved in a potentially fatal car accident. In this episode, we discover the unlikely source that saved him and hear how Mel spent his later years. Plus, we explore what it takes to pass the torch. Featuring interviews with Mel’s son, Noel Blanc, and voice actor Bob Bergen.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thatsallfolks

    • 24 min
    #92 | Ehh... What's Up, Doc?

    #92 | Ehh... What's Up, Doc?

    Bugs Bunny, Barney Rubble, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, and many more were all voiced by one man, Mel Blanc. Discover the incredible life and talent that helped to elevate the animation industry into big business. Featuring interviews with Mel’s son, Noel Blanc, and voice actors Debi Derryberry and Bob Bergen.

    Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. 
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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/whatsupdoc

    • 28 min
    #91 | Twenty Parts Per Thousand

    #91 | Twenty Parts Per Thousand

    The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting smells.

    Throughout history, humans have gone to great lengths to indulge their sense of smell. We explore the contemporary scent industry to see how modern creatives are utilizing works of olfactory art everywhere from Disney World to high-end museums. Featuring Disney Imagineer Gary Powell and former New York Times scent critic Chandler Burr.

    Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. 
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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/twentypartsperthousand

    • 26 min
    #90 | Cremona

    #90 | Cremona

    There’s a town in northern Italy that’s home to the most famous violin makers in history. The museum there holds some of the most unique and prized violins in the world - but we’re in danger of losing their sounds forever. In this episode from the podcast This is Love, Phoebe Judge reports on how a town stayed quiet to preserve an instrument they love.

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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/cremona

    • 27 min
    #89 | Satanic Panic!

    #89 | Satanic Panic!

    From the sixties to the nineties parents worried messages hidden in rock albums would make their children do drugs and worship the devil. The truth could only be revealed if these records were played backwards. Bryan Gardiner unveils the history behind the backmasking panic and Curiosity Daily’s Ashley Hamer explains why our brains hear hidden messages... even when they’re not there!

    Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor. 
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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/satanicpanic

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

Baldbonobo ,

Open Your Ears

Such an ear-opener. My favourite podcast. The range of topics are so broad that they open our ears to a vast array of sounds that we often over-look or take for granted.

Hollyx1302 ,

Great Podcast

Strongly recommend this podcast, every episode is fascinating. I listen to a lot of podcasts and music and it made me realise how little I still paid attention to the fascinating world of sounds!

You ready, are you ready ,

Highly recommended

This podcast is much better than I anticipated - there are so many incredible stories about sound, and Dallas does a brilliant job of telling them

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