65 episodes

Everything Sounds is a podcast and short-form radio program exploring the role of sound in art, science, history, culture, and our everyday lives.
Even silence has a sound.

Everything Sounds Craig Shank & George Drake Jr.

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 141 Ratings

Everything Sounds is a podcast and short-form radio program exploring the role of sound in art, science, history, culture, and our everyday lives.
Even silence has a sound.

    Coming Soon: Fifth and Ludlow

    Coming Soon: Fifth and Ludlow

    A new podcast from Everything Sounds' George Drake, Jr.
    Coming December 2, 2019

    In 2008, a family in Dayton, Ohio was remodeling an original bathroom of their 1927 house. During the process, they unearthed a letter and two envelopes in near perfect condition dating back over 90 years.

    The letter, from a man simply named "Will" is vague, secretive, and mysterious. The envelopes paint an even more confusing picture.

    Fifth and Ludlow tells the story of 1920s Dayton through the lens of the letter, and aims to expose the answers to the countless questions it raises.

    • 4 min
    58: TRAINS & Trains

    58: TRAINS & Trains

    Steam trains have been around for hundreds of years and devoted people with a lot of passion, patience, and strong work ethic are keeping the culture alive at volunteer-run organizations across the world. The Monticello Railway Museum in Illinois, and the Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers in England are two organizations doing their parts to help the culture make it through to the next generation.

    • 13 min
    57: Um, Uh, Er

    57: Um, Uh, Er

    When we stumble, misspeak, or fill our speech with um, er, and uh sounds, we are speaking with disfluencies. Michael Erard wrote a book on the subject called Um…: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean. Learn about what disfluencies are, their cultural perception, and why they may not be such a bad thing from Michael and Katie Gore of Speech IRL.

    Music in the episode was contributed by Podington Bear.

    • 16 min
    2014 Everything Sounds Audio Reel

    2014 Everything Sounds Audio Reel

    A listen back to some of the stories we featured in 2014.

    Music: Podington Bear - "Frosted Glass"

    Thank you for listening, sharing, enjoying and taking part. It's been an incredible year.

    All our best,
    @georgedrakejr and @CraigShank

    Episodes featured (in order):

    • 2 min
    56: Marvin The Greeter

    56: Marvin The Greeter

    The sounds of a commute are the soundtrack to a morning. It could be car horns while stuck in traffic, the screeching of the train skidding along a curve, or in this case, a man named Marvin. Marvin goes to the same spot each morning. It doesn't matter what the weather's like or what day it is, he's there trying to make people's days better, by doing something that makes him feel better, too. He's a part of the soundtrack to people's commutes and he sees the commuters as his friends and family.

    Music in this episode by Podington Bear (http://podingtonbear.com)

    • 10 min
    55: Restaurant Sound Design

    55: Restaurant Sound Design

    In the 2013 Zagat Dining Trends Survey, diners shared information about their tipping habits, favorite cuisines, and even their top complaints about restaurants. Not surprisingly, high prices, poor service, and crowded restaurants were some of the biggest gripes, but the number one complaint was noise. How much of the sound is there by design and how can restaurant owners use sound to make dining out a more pleasant (and less noisy) experience?

    Clark Wolf has consulted to restaurants, hotels, and just about every type of venue where people gather to enjoy food. Part of his job is to think about the ways in which sound can be used to enhance dining experiences. Learn more about the best and the worst of sound and music in restaurants with Clark Wolf on this episode of Everything Sounds.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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Awesome show

Just an incredible series, well researched and great presentation for this series, really looking forward to more episodes

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Please come back!!

You guys do an awesome job, can't wait to hear from you again.

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Very cool sounds!

Found this one on Prx:Remix. Well produced and interesting stories. I Highly recommend it

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