38 min

1-900-20K-HRTZ Twenty Thousand Hertz

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In the late 80s and early 90s, 900 numbers were all the rage. For a couple bucks a minute, you could call and hear from Hulk Hogan and Freddy Kreuger, have a psychic predict your future, and even find true love. In this episode, we dig into the wild world of 900 numbers, and explore why they came about, what made them so appealing, and why they ultimately faded away. Featuring Doug Fraser of the Curious State podcast, 900 number experts Bob Bentz and David Wood, and a surprise guest…

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In the late 80s and early 90s, 900 numbers were all the rage. For a couple bucks a minute, you could call and hear from Hulk Hogan and Freddy Kreuger, have a psychic predict your future, and even find true love. In this episode, we dig into the wild world of 900 numbers, and explore why they came about, what made them so appealing, and why they ultimately faded away. Featuring Doug Fraser of the Curious State podcast, 900 number experts Bob Bentz and David Wood, and a surprise guest…

Follow the show on Twitter, Facebook, & Reddit.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel here.
Sign up for Twenty Thousand Hertz+ to get our entire catalog ad-free + our bonus show MicroHertz.
If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.
Subscribe to Björk's Sonic Symbolism show wherever you get your podcasts.
To start hiring now, visit indeed.com/hertz.
Find the right doctor, right now with at zocdoc.com/20k.
Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/1-900 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 min