117 episodios

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

Twenty Thousand Hert‪z‬ Dallas Taylor

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

    I'm Lovin' It

    I'm Lovin' It

    Since its introduction in 2003, the McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle has become one of the most recognizable melodies in the world. This is the story of how a catchy five-note jingle conquered the planet, from its humble beginnings at a German ad agency, to being sung by globally famous pop stars. Featuring interviews with "I'm Lovin' It" composers Tom Batoy and Franco Tortora of Mona Davis Beat.

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    • 27 min
    Sound 101 with Bill Nye

    Sound 101 with Bill Nye

    What is sound, on a fundamental level? How did animals evolve to hear? And what happens when you go faster than sound itself? In this episode, we explore the physics of sound with the legendary Bill Nye.

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    • 26 min
    Synesthesia

    Synesthesia

    Synesthesia is a neurological condition where one sensory experience gets combined with another, meaning someone might hear sounds when they eat, or see colors when they listen to music. So what exactly is synesthesia? And what’s it like to go through life with these unique sensory connections? Featuring the voices of neuroscientist Dr. Richard Cytowic and five people with synesthesia.

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    Check out Joel Salinas' book Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain.
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    • 30 min
    Introducing Twenty Thousand Hertz

    Introducing Twenty Thousand Hertz

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    • 2 min
    Sing Gently

    Sing Gently

    After composer Eric Whitacre finished Virtual Choir number 5 in 2018, he thought the project might be done for good. But 2020 was just around the corner, and the Virtual Choir was far from over. For our last episode of the year, we've re-edited and remixed our episode about the Virtual Choir, and added a brand new section to bring the story up to the present.

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    • 37 min
    Sounds Worth Saving

    Sounds Worth Saving

    Alan Lomax believed that the culture of poor Americans was important and worthy of saving. So he spent decades traveling the American South and recording obscure musicians on their front porches, in churches, even in prisons. Today, he's considered an American icon, but the road to becoming a legend wasn't an easy one. Featuring Southern Historical Collection archivist Chaitra Powell, American Folklife Center curator Todd Harvey, and filmmaker Rogier Kappers.

    Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor. 
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    Archival recordings in this episode came from the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity.
    Check out Rogier's documentary "Lomax the Songhunter" on Amazon.
    For more information on the crowdsourcing project for transcribing Alan Lomax's notes, visit https://crowd.loc.gov/campaigns/alan-lomax/
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    Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundsworthsaving
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    • 29 min

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12 valoraciones

12 valoraciones

Crismur ,

Sound and magic

I’ve been listening to this show for over a year now and I’m always waiting impatiently for the new episode to drop. Besides the host’s hypnotizing voice, this podcast is the perfect mix of story, science, interview, sound production, and that bit of magic that only exists when a group of experts love what they’re doing. I hope it never ends.

Professeuretcicliste ,

Awesome

Thanks to 99 Percent Invisible for turning me on to this. If you like 99PI, you will enjoy this thoughtful and interesting exploration of the sounds of the world we live in.

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