Twenty Thousand Hertz

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

http://www.20k.org

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Twenty Thousand Hertz is a lovingly crafted podcast that tells the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds. Subscribe now.


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episode 54: Xbox Startup Sound


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episode 52: The Theremin


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