Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast

Twenty Thousand Hertz

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

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

 

#187

Industrial Musicals

For more than three decades, it was common for American companies to put on “industrial musicals” for their employees. These elaborate productions could rival Broadway shows, and featured original songs about the company and its products. And while this music was never intended for the general public, once you hear it for yourself, you might just get hooked. This is a story about bathroom remodeling, corporate art, and one man’s obsession with a forgotten corner of pop culture. Featuring comedy writer and collector [Steve Young] (https://steveyoungworld.com/) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) . Follow Dallas on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/dallastaylor.wav) , [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@dallastaylor.wav) and [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dallastaylor/) . Watch our video shorts on [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , and join the discussion on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Go to [zocdoc.com/20k] (https://www.zocdoc.com/20k) and download the Zocdoc app for free. Listen to Wondery Class of ‘88 at [wondery.com/class of 88] (https://wondery.com/shows/class-of-88/) . Get 50% off your first Factor order at [factormeals.com/tth50] (https://factormeals.com/tth50) . Claim your $75 sponsored job credit at [ indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/industrialmusicals] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/industrialmusicals) . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

31 MINS

31:11

21 Feb 2024


#186

Into the Huluverse

Today, virtually every streaming platform has a sonic logo, from HBO’s classic “Static Angel” to the iconic Netflix “Tudum.” For Hulu, standing out in such a crowded marketplace has been a process of experimentation and revision. In this episode, we chart the evolution of Hulu’s sonic branding across 5 unique sonic logos. Along the way, the creative team shares unused alternate versions for the first time, and breaks down how they used AI to test their latest sound. Featuring [Dan Capstick] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-capstick-67571211/?originalSubdomain=uk) of [DixonBaxi] (https://www.dixonbaxi.com/) , [Matthew Wilcock] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-wilcock-30ab5520/?originalSubdomain=uk) of [Zelig Sound] (https://www.zeligsound.com/) , and [Reid Thompson] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/reid-thompson-032b953/) of Hulu. Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) . Follow Dallas on [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/dallastaylor.wav) , [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@dallastaylor.wav) and [LinkedIn] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dallastaylor/) . Watch our video shorts on [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , and join the discussion on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Claim your $75 sponsored job credit at [ indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) . Get 50% off your first Factor order at [factormeals.com/tth50] (https://factormeals.com/tth50) . Get 55% off your Babbel subscription at [babbel.com/20K] (https://www.babbel.com/20K) . Go to [zocdoc.com/20k] (https://www.zocdoc.com/20k) and download the Zocdoc app for free. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/intothehuluverse] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/intothehuluverse) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jan 2024

26 MINS

26:21

24 Jan 2024


#185

Welcome to Twenty Thousand Hertz

The world of sound is full of great stories. To get in touch with your sonic world, follow Twenty Thousand Hertz right here in your podcast player. If you’re already a listener, send this trailer to someone you know would love the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jan 2024

02 MINS

02:27

17 Jan 2024


#184

Tournament of Champions

For our fourth annual Mystery Sound Game Show, we pitted the winners from the past three years against each other. The result? Chaos and hilarity. So unclog your ears, put on your listening cap, and get ready to play along. Featuring [Travis McElroy] (https://travismcelroy.com/) , [John Lagomarsino] (https://www.johnlago.com/) and [Emily Jankowski] (https://www.wbur.org/inside/staff/emily-jankowski) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Subscribe to our guests’ podcasts, including [My Brother, My Brother and Me] (https://maximumfun.org/podcasts/my-brother-my-brother-and-me/) , [Underunderstood] (https://underunderstood.com/podcast/) and [Endless Thread] (https://www.wbur.org/podcasts/endlessthread) . Get 15% off an annual MasterClass subscription at [masterclass.com/20k] (https://www.masterclass.com/20k) . Claim your $75 sponsored job credit at [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) . Go to [Zocdoc.com/20K] (https://www.zocdoc.com/20k) and download the Zocdoc app for free. Get 55% off your subscription at [Babbel.com/20K] (https://www.babbel.com/20K) . Start your one-dollar-per month trial period at [Shopify.com/20K] (https://www.shopify.com/20k) .  Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/tournamentofchampions] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/tournamentofchampions) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

45 MINS

45:38

13 Dec 2023


#183

Tune Tech

From electric guitars to samplers to drum machines and beyond, the music we love is only possible thanks to the technology used to create it. In many ways, the history of popular music is really a history of technological innovation. In this episode, we partnered with [BandLab] (https://www.bandlab.com/) to unpack four inventions that changed music forever. Featuring author and journalist [Greg Milner] (https://www.gregmilner.net/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Visit [bandlab.com/download] (https://www.bandlab.com/download) to start creating and sharing music anytime, anywhere. Buy Greg’s book [Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music] (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780865479388/perfectingsoundforever) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/tunetech] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/tunetech) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

29 Nov 2023

27 MINS

27:18

29 Nov 2023


#182

Headphone Handbook

The world of headphones is a deep rabbit hole. With thousands of options and endless technical jargon, it’s hard to know which factors really matter, and which ones are just marketing gimmicks. In this episode, we cut through all of the gobbledygook, and break down the ins and outs of headphones to help you find your perfect pair. Featuring Wirecutter’s resident headphone expert [Lauren Dragan] (https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/authors/lauren-dragan/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Explore [headphone recommendations] (https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/electronics/headphones/) from Wirecutter. Buy [Dr. Chesky’s Ultimate Headphone Demonstration Disc] (https://cheskyrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dr-cheskys-ultimate-headphone-demonstration-disc) . Go to [Zocdoc.com/20K] (https://www.zocdoc.com/20k) and download the Zocdoc app for free. Over at [Liquid IV] (https://www.liquid-iv.com/) , use promo code 20K at for twenty percent off anything. Start your one-dollar-per month trial period at [Shopify.com/20K] (https://www.shopify.com/20k) .  Get fifty five percent off your subscription at [Babbel.com/20K] (https://www.Babbel.com/20K) . Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/headphonehandbook] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/headphonehandbook) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Nov 2023

25 MINS

25:53

15 Nov 2023


#181

Sounds That Sell

Since the earliest days of commercial radio, companies have been using sound to worm their way into our brains. And over the decades, they’ve come up with all kinds of sonic tactics to make us want, crave and remember their products. In this episode, we take a whirlwind tour through the sounds of persuasion. This story was adapted from [Under the Influence with Terry O’Reilly] (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-70-under-the-influence) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Send us a message with your Bass Tape memories at [hi.20k.org] (https://telbee.io/channel/z5sv3euba1kdirhoaxi11q/) . Subscribe to [Under the Influence with Terry O’Reilly] (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-70-under-the-influence) wherever you get your podcasts. Enter to win a free Scarlett audio interface at [focusrite.com/20khz] (https://focusrite.com/20khz) . Listen and subscribe to [Class of 88] (https://wondery.com/shows/class-of-88/#:~:text=This%20series%20features%20interviews%20and,wherever%20you%20get%20your%20podcasts.) on Wondery. Get 15% off an annual MasterClass subscription at [masterclass.com/20k] (https://www.masterclass.com/20k) . Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundsthatsell] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundsthatsell) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Nov 2023

23 MINS

23:18

01 Nov 2023


#180

Auto-Tone

The sound of a roaring combustion engine is a fixture of modern life. But as electric vehicles become more and more common, these mechanical sounds will gradually be replaced with artificial tones that have been designed from scratch. And once self-driving cars start to take over, there will be an even bigger need for creative and intuitive sound design. In this episode, we explore the future of car sounds with [Audio UX] (https://auxnyc.com/) Co-Founder [Dexter Garcia] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dextergarcia/) and Creative Consultant/Futurist [John LePore] (https://www.blackboxinfinite.com/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Check out Dexter Garcia’s work with [AudioUX] (https://auxnyc.com/) . Learn more about designing the [Sounds of Rivian] (https://stories.rivian.com/sounds-of-rivian?utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram&utm_campaign=sounds_of_rivian_02172023&utm_content=launch) . Explore John LePore’s work [designing the future] (https://www.blackboxinfinite.com/) . Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [babbel.com/20k] (https://www.babbel.com/20k) to get 55% off your subscription. Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/autotone] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/autotone) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Oct 2023

25 MINS

25:03

18 Oct 2023


#179

Wilhelm Scream Remix

For more than seventy years now, filmmakers have been using and reusing a particular scream. Without a doubt, this is Hollywood’s most famous sound effect. Many people even know it by name. But despite how widely-known this sound is, lots of people still don’t know its surprising origin story. To set the record straight, we’ve remixed one of our classic, early episodes. Featuring [Steve Lee] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006354/) , sound designer, film historian, and creator of the [ Hollywood Sound Museum] (http://hollywoodsoundmuseum.org/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Download BandLab for free at [bandlab.com/download] (https://www.bandlab.com/download) . Get 15% off an annual MasterClass subscription at [masterclass.com/20k] (https://www.masterclass.com/20k) . Get 20% off everything at [liquidiv.com] (https://www.liquidiv.com) by using promo code 20k at checkout. Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/wilhelmremix] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/wilhelmremix) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Oct 2023

21 MINS

21:25

04 Oct 2023


#178

Subtitles: On

In recent years, the dialogue in movies and TV shows has gotten harder and harder to understand. No one seems to agree on who or what the main culprit is, much less how to fix the problem. In this episode, we wade into the murky waters of The Great Dialogue Debate, and maybe, just maybe, find a solution. Featuring Production Sound Mixer [Tom Curley] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1093577/) and Slashfilm Senior Writer [Ben Pearson] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/benpears/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [babbel.com/20k] (https://www.babbel.com/20k) to get 55% off your subscription. Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/subtitleson] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/subtitleson) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Sep 2023

29 MINS

29:39

20 Sep 2023


#177

Mangini's Moments

[Mark Mangini] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005625/) is one of the most prolific sound designers of all time. He’s been credited on over 150 films, including Indiana Jones, Star Trek, Aladdin, Space Jam, The Green Mile, Anchorman, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dune, and tons more. In this episode, Mark joins us to count down six of our favorite sonic moments from his career, and reveals the secrets behind how these iconic sounds were made. This episode was made in partnership with [Pro Sound Effects] (https://prosoundeffects.com/20k) . Share your sound stories with us! Record a message at [hi.20k.org] (http://hi.20k.org/) or email us your recording at [hi@20k.org] (mailto:hi@20k.org) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Visit [prosoundeffects.com/20k] (https://prosoundeffects.com/20k) to explore one of the world’s best sound effects libraries, and get your first five sounds for free. Subscribe to INDEPTH Sound Design on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@INDEPTHSoundDesign) and [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/indepthsounddesign/) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/markmangini] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/markmangini) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Sep 2023

25 MINS

25:46

06 Sep 2023


#176

The Voice Inside

Many of us talk to ourselves in our heads pretty much all day long. But it turns out that there are plenty of people who don’t. In fact, thinking comes in many shapes and sizes, and no two minds are exactly alike. In this episode, we explore the peculiar world of how we think, and consider the pros and cons of inner speech. Featuring psychologists [Charles Fernyhough] (https://charlesfernyhoughcom.wordpress.com/) and [Russell Hurlburt] (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/russell-t-hurlburt-phd) , and lots of 20K listeners. Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) To learn more about this topic, check out Charles’ book [The Voices Within] (https://www.amazon.com/Voices-Within-History-Ourselves-Wellcome/dp/1781252807/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Q8OCRJMMBRTF&keywords=charles+fernyhough&qid=1692313096&sprefix=charles+fernyhough%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-1) , and Russell’s book [Investigating Pristine Inner Experience] (https://www.amazon.com/Investigating-Pristine-Inner-Experience-Hurlburt-ebook/dp/B005IVX1NE/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XTDTY01Y0CZI&keywords=Investigating+Pristine+Inner+Experience&qid=1692313133&sprefix=investigating+pristine+inner+experience%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-1) . Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Visit [babbel.com/20k] (https://www.babbel.com/20k) to get 55% off your subscription. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/voiceinside] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/voiceinside) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Aug 2023

28 MINS

28:08

23 Aug 2023


#175

Zelda: Tones of the Kingdom

The original Zelda game featured three melodies that would come to define the franchise: the Secret Unlocked Sound, the Treasure Chest sound, and the classic Zelda theme. Throughout the series, these melodies have been transformed again and again. Each version reflects the hardware it was made for, and Nintendo’s evolving approach to these iconic games. Featuring Thomas of [Thomas Game Docs] (https://www.youtube.com/@ThomasGameDocs) , and Kirk Hamilton of [Strong Songs] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Get your super soft 20K tee and more at [20k.org/shop] (https://shop.20k.org/) Subscribe to [Thomas Game Docs] (https://www.youtube.com/@ThomasGameDocs) on Youtube. Subscribe to [Strong Songs] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/) wherever you get your podcasts. Enter to win a special edition [50th Anniversary Shure SM7B] (https://www.shure.com/en-US/performance-production/sm7-50th?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&sfid=sm7b&ptnr=20khz&prod=sm7b) . Go to [masterclass.com/20k] (http://masterclass.com/20k) for 15% off your annual subscription. Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/zeldatones] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/zeldatones) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Aug 2023

30 MINS

30:31

09 Aug 2023


#174

Zelda: A Beep to the Past

Music is a quintessential part of the Zelda series. And some of Zelda’s most iconic melodies go all the way back to the original game, on the Nintendo Entertainment System. These tunes were born in an age of 8 bits, and 5 lo-fi channels of audio. But those limitations forced composer Koji Kondo to make them as distilled and powerful as possible. Featuring Thomas of [Thomas Game Docs] (https://www.youtube.com/@ThomasGameDocs) , and Kirk Hamilton of [Strong Songs] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Subscribe to [Thomas Game Docs] (https://www.youtube.com/@ThomasGameDocs) , on Youtube. Subscribe to [Strong Songs] (https://strongsongspodcast.com/) wherever you get your podcasts. Check out more work by [DragonDePlatino] (https://dragondeplatino.tumblr.com/) , who composed the [8-bit version] (https://soundcloud.com/dragondeplatino/nes-bolero) of Boléro. Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Visit [babbel.com/20k] (https://www.babbel.com/20k) to get 55% off your subscription. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Support us by supporting our sponsors at [20k.org/sponsors] (https://20k.org/sponsors) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/zeldabeep] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/zeldabeep) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jul 2023

24 MINS

24:07

26 Jul 2023


#173

From Cylinders to Streaming

The history of recorded sound stretches back over a hundred and fifty years, starting with a device that could “record” a voice on a piece of paper. Today, we can enjoy lossless streaming anywhere we go… but getting here wasn’t easy. In this episode, we worked with [Qobuz] (https://www.qobuz.com/) , the high quality music platform, to chart the history of audio mediums, from cylinders made of tin foil and wax, to vinyl, 8-track, cassette, CDs, and mp3s. Along the way, we explore the innovations and quirks of each format, with memories sent in from our listeners and the 20K team. Featuring Adam Tovell from the [British Library Sound Archive] (https://sounds.bl.uk/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Rediscover music with Qobuz. Sign up for a 1-month trial period at [qobuz.com] (https://www.qobuz.com/) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/fromcylinderstostreaming] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/fromcylinderstostreaming) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Jun 2023

29 MINS

29:42

21 Jun 2023


#172

Seventh-Inning Stretch

Baseball fan or not, there’s one song that virtually every American knows… or at least, we think we do. “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is one of the top three most recognizable songs in the country, next to “The Star Spangled Banner'' and “Happy Birthday.” But if you dig into the lyrics, you’ll find a forgotten message buried among the peanuts and Cracker Jack. This story comes from the Smithsonian’s [Sidedoor] (https://www.si.edu/sidedoor) podcast. Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Subscribe to [Sidedoor] (https://www.si.edu/sidedoor) wherever you get your podcasts. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [fastgrowingtrees.com/20k] (http://www.fastgrowingtrees.com/20k) to get 15% off your entire order. Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/seventhinningstretch] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/seventhinningstretch) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jun 2023

33 MINS

33:35

07 Jun 2023


#171

Vocal Stratosphere

Our vocal system is incredibly complex. What we call “the voice” starts with very precise movements of our vocal cords, and then goes through an entire “resonation system” that includes our throat, mouth, lips, tongue, and teeth. With enough control over these components, people can do some truly mind-bending things with their voices, creating sounds that feel out of this world—from rumbling lows to piercing highs, and even two notes sung at once. This episode features vocal coach [Matt Ramsey] (https://ramseyvoice.com/) and Tuvan musician and throat singer [Albert Kuvezin] (https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/albert-kuvezin-yat-kha-album-list) . Check out our new store at [20k.org/shop] (http://www.20k.org/shop) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Subscribe to Matt’s Youtube channel, [Ramsey Voice Studio] (https://www.youtube.com/@ramseyvoicestudio) . Explore Albert Kuvezin’s music with Yat-Kha on [Spotify] (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2YOPAE5jegb3i2uhVmYk1v?si=iG8ERMBTTaar1IF3uZCblg) , [Apple Music] (https://music.apple.com/us/artist/yat-kha/2407887) , or [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCij6z1daUkaBSxTYosUdRQw) . Visit [fastgrowingtrees.com/20k] (http://www.fastgrowingtrees.com/20k) to get 15% off your entire order. Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Get your very own Clarett+ 2Pre at [focusrite.com] (https://www.focusrite.com) . Get a your first month of lossless music streaming free at [qobuz.com] (https://www.qobuz.com) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/vocalstratosphere] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/vocalstratosphere) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 May 2023

37 MINS

37:54

24 May 2023


#170

Songbugs

Why do bugs make the sounds they do? And how do they make them? In this episode, we explore the un-bee-lievable world of insect sounds, including crickets who craft tools to make themselves louder, and moths who can jam the natural sonar of bats. By the time it’s over, you’ll never hear these buzzes and chirps the same way again. Featuring entomologists [Natasha Mhatre] (https://www.uwo.ca/bmi/investigators/natasha-mhatre.html) and [Nancy Mioreli] (https://www.scibugs.info/about-scibugs) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) For more amazing bug facts, subscribe to Nancy’s Youtube channel, [SciBugs] (https://www.youtube.com/@SciBugs) . Follow Natasha’s research on insect communication at [Mhatre Lab] (https://www.natashamhatre.net/) . Subscribe to [Tumble] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/) , the science podcast for kids. Get your very own [Clarett+ 2Pre] (https://focusrite.com/en/usb-c-audio-interface/clarett-plus/clarett-plus-2pre) audio interface from [Focusrite] (https://focusrite.com/en) . Check out [headspace.com/20KHERTZ] (https://www.headspace.com/20KHERTZ) and use promo code 20KHERTZ60 to try Headspace free for 60 days. Get up to 35% off for Mother's Day at [masterclass.com/20k] (https://www.masterclass.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/songbugs] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/songbugs) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2023

27 MINS

27:46

10 May 2023


#169

Breathe Deep

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we’ve revamped one of the most personal episodes we’ve ever worked on. To create it, Dallas worked with the team from [Meditative Story] (https://meditativestory.com/) to tell a story from his former life as a musician. It’s about losing the thing that had defined his life for more than a decade, and finding something entirely different in the process. This remix concludes with an all-new segment where Dallas reflects on what it was like to finally share this story. Check out our new store at [20k.org/shop] (http://www.20k.org/shop) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Subscribe to [Meditative Story] (https://meditativestory.com/) wherever you get your podcasts. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/breathedeep] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/breathedeep) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Apr 2023

45 MINS

45:13

28 Apr 2023


#168

The Spatial Race

 In the 1960s, stereo sound revolutionized the music industry. But it turns out, a pioneering engineer named Alan Blumlein had actually invented stereo a full three decades earlier. Due to tragic events in World War II, his innovations were forgotten for decades. In this episode, we worked with [OnePlus] (https://www.oneplus.com/) to tell the story of how audio has evolved from mono, to stereo, to quadraphonic, to surround sound and beyond. Today, we even have immersive, three-dimensional systems that can simulate 128 speakers using just two. Featuring Alan Blumlein’s son [Simon Blumlein] (https://www.alanblumlein.com/) , and sound engineer Robin Reumers from the [Abbey Road Institute] (https://abbeyroadinstitute.com/miami/requestprospectus/?gclid=CjwKCAjwitShBhA6EiwAq3RqA2_Jv9PaRTn-Du_utr-zmbbIL2K8a-mL0mVCDFuhF_WzGWF7PeGIehoC4K4QAvD_BwE) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to support the show & get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Improve your personal sound world at [oneplus.com] (https://oneplus.com/) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/thespatialrace] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/thespatialrace) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Apr 2023

33 MINS

33:10

19 Apr 2023


#167

Found In Translation

Have you ever seen something so cute that you just wanted to squeeze it? Have you ever felt sleepy after a big meal? Or enjoyed bouncing on a puffy cushion? There are words for all of these, just not in English. In this game show episode, 20K producer and resident linguist Grace East cooks up an “untranslatable” words quiz for Dallas and fellow producer Andrew Anderson. How many words can you guess? Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Improve your personal sound world at [oneplus.com] (https://oneplus.com) . Check out [headspace.com/20KHERTZ] (https://www.headspace.com/20KHERTZ) and use promo code 20KHERTZ to try Headspace free for 30 days. Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/foundintranslation] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/foundintranslation) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Apr 2023

22 MINS

22:03

12 Apr 2023


#166

Insurance Jingles... Why?

For decades, the jingle was king. But in the last twenty years, jingles have nearly gone extinct. Many brands have now dropped their melodic earworms in favor of spoken word slogans. Today, there’s just one industry where jingles are still as common as ever: insurance. The question is, why? Featuring [Jeanna Isham] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannaisham/) of the [Sound in Marketing podcast] (https://soundinmarketing.com/podcast/) , audio branding expert [Colleen Fahey] (https://www.sixiemeson.com/biographie/colleen-fahey/) , and Brand Manager [Sergio Trujillo] (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiodtrujillo/) . Snag a $20 super soft tee at [shop.20k.org] (https://shop.20k.org/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) To learn more about sonic branding, subscribe to Jeanna’s podcast, [Sound in Marketing] (https://soundinmarketing.com/podcast/) , and buy Colleen’s book, [Audio Branding: Using Sound to Build your Brand] (http://www.audiobranding-book.com/) . Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/insurancejingles] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/insurancejingles) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Mar 2023

36 MINS

36:33

22 Mar 2023


#165

Soundalikes

“Soundalikes,” also called “voice doubles,” are voice actors who perform as characters that were originally played by someone else. They’re used extensively by studios like Disney and Pixar, in order to keep their iconic characters consistent across games, rides, toys, and TV shows. In live action movies, soundalikes fill in for the leads, and record lines for the film’s many rough cuts. But being a great voice double is about much more than just being a good impressionist. Featuring [Rick Dempsey] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0218760/) , [Holly Dorff] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0233547/) , and a surprise guest… Snag a $20 super soft tee at [shop.20k.org] (https://shop.20k.org/) . Watch our video shorts on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow us on [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , and [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to support the show & get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Check out [headspace.com/20KHERTZ] (https://www.headspace.com/20KHERTZ) and use promo code 20KHERTZ to try Headspace free for 30 days. Go to [hellofresh.com/hertz60] (https://www.hellofresh.com/hertz60) and use code HERTZ60 for 60% off plus free shipping. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundalikes] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundalikes) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Mar 2023

30 MINS

30:14

08 Mar 2023


#164

Golden

In a noisy, tumultuous world, how can we find inner peace? This episode features two stories about the transformative power of silence. In the first, the Lieutenant Governor of Washington State abandons politics to become a Jesuit novice, and takes a temporary vow of silence. In the second, a death row inmate at San Quentin discovers Buddhist practices that help to calm his mind, and embrace compassion. Featuring [Cyrus Habib] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_Habib) , [Jarvis Masters] (https://www.freejarvis.org/jarvis-case) , [Leigh Marz] (https://leighmarz.com/) , and [Justin Zorn] (https://justinzorn.com/) . Snag a $20 super soft tee at [shop.20k.org] (https://shop.20k.org/) . Follow us on [Youtube] (https://www.youtube.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/) , [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) , [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) , [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , & [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to support the show & get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) Purchase [Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise] (https://leighmarz.com/golden/) , by Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz. To learn more about Jarvis Masters, read the [story and timeline] (https://www.freejarvis.org/jarvis-case) of his case, and subscribe to the [Dear Governor] (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-dear-governor-61926168/) podcast. Go to [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) to start hiring today. Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/golden] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/golden) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Feb 2023

34 MINS

34:02

22 Feb 2023


#163

Recalculating

The voices inside our navigation systems are with us nearly every day. They frustrate us when they lead us astray, and guide us through our most memorable adventures. But who are the people behind those voices? In this episode, an Australian musician discovers she is the voice inside millions of GPS units, and the Polish voice of Google Maps goes head to head with a robot. Featuring “The GPS Girl” [Karen Jacobsen] (https://thegpsgirl.com/) and “Głos Google Maps” [Jarosław Juszkiewicz] (https://www.youtube.com/@kierujsienapoludnie) . Watch our new video shorts on [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFu_7pxU3-CByq7bxjVuE4Q) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/?hl=en) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) . Follow the show on [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) , & [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to support the show & get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) . Watch [Jarek’s farewell video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvVhq0_ZbgA) that inspired the online protest. To learn more about Karen's work, visit [thegpsgirl.com] (https://thegpsgirl.com) . Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/recalculating] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/recalculating) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Jan 2023

31 MINS

31:46

25 Jan 2023


#162

Endless Hertz

In our third annual Mystery Sound Game Show, the crew from [Endless Thread] (https://www.wbur.org/podcasts/endlessthread) compete to guess the most sounds from this year’s batch. Get ready to listen along and test your knowledge of classic sci-fi movies, strange animal calls, video game themes, UI sounds, and more. One thing is certain: It’s gonna get toasty. Watch our new video shorts on [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFu_7pxU3-CByq7bxjVuE4Q) , [Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/twentythousandhertz/?hl=en) , and [TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@twentythousandhertz) ! Vote for Twenty Thousand Hertz in the Listener’s Choice [Signal Awards] (https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting#/2022/individual-episodes/general/television-film) ! Follow the show on [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) , & [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to support the show & get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) . Use promo code 20k to get $20 off your next purchase over $100 at  [American Musical Supply] (https://ter.li/AmericanMusicalSupply-20K) . Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Visit [shopify.com/20k] (https://shopify.com/20k) to get a free 14-day trial with Shopify’s entire suite of features. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/endlesshertz] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/endlesshertz) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Dec 2022

53 MINS

53:25

14 Dec 2022


#161

Synth War II: Digital Doom

In the 1960s, Bob Moog and Don Buchla built synthesizers that changed the world. But by the early 80s, they faced a new challenger who threatened to bring it all crumbling down: the digital synthesizer. To defeat this opponent, they’d have to recruit a new ally… and maybe even join forces. Featuring Bob’s daughter [Michelle Moog-Koussa] (https://twitter.com/themoogstress) , Don’s collaborator [Ami Radunskaya] (https://www.pomona.edu/directory/people/ami-e-radunskaya) , and journalist [Ryan Gaston] (https://www.perfectcircuit.com/signal) . Watch [Welcome to Synth] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGYBns8Jg0s) , our first original Youtube video. Follow the show on [Twitter] (http://twitter.com/20korg) , [Facebook] (http://facebook.com/20korg) , & [Reddit] (https://reddit.com/r/20k) . Sign up for [Twenty Thousand Hertz+] (https://glow.fm/20k/) to support the show & get our entire catalog ad-free. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at [mystery.20k.org] (http://mystery.20k.org/) . Read Ryan Gaston’s tech & music articles on Perfect Circuit’s [SIGNAL blog] (https://www.perfectcircuit.com/signal) . Find out more about Robert Moog’s work at the [Moogseum] (https://moogseum.org/) . To start hiring now, visit [indeed.com/hertz] (https://www.indeed.com/hertz) . Find the right doctor, right now with at [zocdoc.com/20k] (http://zocdoc.com/20k) . Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: [https://www.20k.org/episodes/digitaldoom] (https://www.20k.org/episodes/digitaldoom) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Nov 2022

24 MINS

24:53

16 Nov 2022