Twenty Thousand Hertz

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

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 26m. Bisher sind 139 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 12 hours 7 minutes


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episode 27: Spooky Sounds

How does Hollywood create the terrifying sounds in our favorite scary movies, and why does our brain react to those sounds with fear?


 2017-10-30  27m

episode 26: Acoustical Umbilical Cord

Why do we cry? ...and how do our tears in adulthood make us distinctively human?


 2017-10-17  24m

episode 25: Level Up

Games are often defined by their graphics. How does sound for games work?


 2017-10-03  24m

episode 24: Watergate

How did an open reel tape recorder secretly planted in the White House basement lead to the demise of the 37th President of the United States?


 2017-09-19  27m

episode 23: Sonic Seasoning

How does our sense of hearing affect our taste buds?


 2017-09-05  20m

episode 22: Fight or Flight

Does flying make you nervous? You’re not alone. Dive into the psychological aspects of how sound can trigger these fears, and find out what all of those sounds really are.


 2017-08-22  28m

episode 21: Sound Firsts

What are the oldest sound recordings in history?


 2017-08-08  31m

episode 20: Noise Pollution

Airplanes, construction, motorcycles - How have these everyday sounds affected our lives and what are the environmental and health repercussions?


 2017-07-25  21m

Bonus Video: 20,000 dBs Under the Sea w/ Vox

We often think of the ocean as a quiet, peaceful place, filled with animals that don't make much noise. So when Christophe Haubursin from Vox went diving in the ocean for the first time, he was surprised at how rich the soundscape was: he could hear...


 2017-07-18  9m

episode 19: 20,000 dBs Under the Sea

How has increased ocean traffic affected underwater life? ...and what can we do to reverse these effects?


 2017-07-11  25m