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Twenty Thousand Hertz

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Rank #1 in Music Commentary category

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

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

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1813 Ratings
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Not a nerd?

By Beaumix - Sep 15 2019
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It’s ok not being a nerd and enjoying this lovingly produced podcast about .... sound.

Fascinating!

By Littlehut13 - Aug 01 2019
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Excellent podcast. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

1813 Ratings
Average Ratings
1660
90
28
12
23

Not a nerd?

By Beaumix - Sep 15 2019
Read more
It’s ok not being a nerd and enjoying this lovingly produced podcast about .... sound.

Fascinating!

By Littlehut13 - Aug 01 2019
Read more
Excellent podcast. Thank you!
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Twenty Thousand Hertz

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Rank #1 in Music Commentary category

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

Rank #1: #3 | 8-bit

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Primitive, yet iconic, 8-bit audio defined a generation through video game sounds and music. Discover the history and innovation behind those audio marvels that still fascinate today. Featuring Microsoft Sound Designer, Zachary Quarles, and David Murray, The 8-Bit Guy.

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound.

Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Nov 29 2016
16 mins
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Rank #2: #4 | Mystery Hum

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There's this place right at the border between Detroit, MI, and Windsor, ON where there's this hum… It rattles dishes, makes people sick, it's even making people move away. And the government does not want you to know what's making it. Explore the mystery of the Windsor Hum with the man who is working to get to the bottom of this strange government secret. Featuring documentarian Adam Makarenko

20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Dec 13 2016
14 mins
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Rank #3: #43 | THX Deep Note, Part 1

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Since 1983 one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies has been the THX certification played during the previews. The accompanying sound logo called “The Deep Note” has fascinated, terrified, and mystified audiences for over three decades. What is THX really?  How was “The Deep Note” created?  And why does it elicit such a reaction from those who hear it?  Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles.  

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Jun 11 2018
27 mins
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Rank #4: #27 | Spooky Sounds

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We uncover how scary sound effects are created in horror films as well as dissect how sound triggers the fear mechanisms in humans. Featuring Formosa Group Senior Sound Editor/Sound Designer Trevor Gates and Dan Blumstein, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA

20K is made out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Oct 30 2017
27 mins
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Rank #5: #59 | BLUE! 42!

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For decades, NFL strategy slowly evolved from each team running a dozen different plays, to rigid schemes with coaches sending in orders through codewords and secret signals. Then, one piece of audio technology revolutionized the game. Beginning in the early 1990's, the NFL allowed coaches to speak directly to their quarterbacks through radios in their helmets. What followed was an instant increase in excitement for the nation's most popular sport, spawning a high-scoring era of fast paced offenses. Featuring former Super Bowl winning coach, Dick Vermeil, current LA Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, Bose Senior Project Manager Matt Ruwe, and Bose Distinguished Engineer Dan Gauger.

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound.

Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org.

Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.

Visit mystery.20k.org to enter this weeks mystery sound.

Are you a Sound Editor interested in editing for 20k? Apply at soundeditor.20k.org.

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/blue42
Jan 28 2019
27 mins
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Rank #6: #18 | Evolution of Accents

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When you describe yourself to others you might mention your height, hairstyle, or maybe your build. But one of the most telling things about you is something you can’t even see, yet it defines you more than you realize. Your accent tells others where you’re from, who you identify with, and maybe even where you’re going. How did accents evolve and why are American accents so different from British accents? Featuring Hollywood Dialect Coach Erik Singer and Linguistics Professor Dr. Walt Wolfram

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Jun 27 2017
27 mins
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Rank #7: #62 | The Booj

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Movie trailers have undergone a huge evolution. They’ve gone from those cheesy voice-of-God narrators in the ‘80s and ‘90s, to boojes and bwaas. Professor James Deaville delivers the history of trailers, and Youtuber Craven Moorhaus offers a hilarious takedown of the sounds and dialogue that are common in the modern trailer style. After you hear this episode, you’ll never be able to watch a blockbuster trailer the same way again. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org

Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate

If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org

Check out more videos from the Auralnauts at youtube.com/Auralnauts

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Check out Song Exploder wherever you get your podcasts. 

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/thebooj
Mar 11 2019
26 mins
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Rank #8: #5 | Sound of Extinction

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When was the last time you heard a dial-up modem? A dot matrix printer? A CD dropping into its plastic tray? Did you know it would be the last time? We talk to Rick Adams, a British reporter, about the impact of Big Ben being silenced for repairs next year and Madeline Ashby, a futurist, who has some pretty wild ideas of what sounds we’re about to lose... and have already lost but haven’t realized it yet.  

Check out Defacto Sound, the studios that produced Twenty Thousand Hertz, hosted by Dallas Taylor

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Dec 27 2016
18 mins
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Rank #9: #28 | Disney Parks

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Theme parks have a way of transporting us to magical places, and sound is crucial in maintaining the illusion. From the most action-packed attractions to the background music playing between park areas, theme park sound designers have thought of it all. In this episode, we speak to Joe Herrington and Mike Fracassi, two Disney Imagineers who work to maintain the magic for guests of Disney Parks. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is hosted by Dallas Taylor and produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound

Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Nov 13 2017
24 mins
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Rank #10: #40 | ASMR

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Do certain sounds give you the head tingles? If yes, this episode is full of ear candy for you! In this episode, we learn all about the phenomenon called autonomous sensory meridian response—or ASMR for short. This soothing episode features researchers Giulia Poerio (University of Sheffield), Craig Richard (ASMRuniversity.com), and ASMR artists Gentle Whispering, Jellybean Green, and Somni Rosae - as well as the team at Defacto Sound

Check out Defacto Sound, the studios that produced Twenty Thousand Hertz, hosted by Dallas Taylor

Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Apr 30 2018
25 mins
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Rank #11: #58 | Silence

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Our world is filled with sound. It exists in even the quietest corners of the planet. But what happens when all that sound is taken away? What is silence? There are very few places on Earth where silence actually exists, but in this episode, Dallas experiences it for himself thanks to a special room called an anechoic chamber. How do our brains process the complete nothingness of silence? Find out as Dallas locks himself alone inside the chamber. Featuring David Alvord and Nick Breen from the Georgia Tech Research Institute

20k is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/silence
Jan 14 2019
25 mins
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Rank #12: #6 | From Analog to Digital

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Did we lose anything when we transitioned from analog to digital? Learn about the Jedi skills old radio DJs had to have to spin vinyl on the radio, and meet a man who’s found himself trapped in a digital world and learn what he does to escape. Featuring Rick Adams and Craig Crane. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Jan 10 2017
18 mins
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Rank #13: #71 | Soundmarks®

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Companies spend a lot of time and effort perfecting the look of their brands. But now what a brand sounds like matters just as much. We trace the history from songs to jingles to what's called sonic branding, following the creative process that led to AT&T’s iconic four-note sound logo. And we'll explore what comes next: multi-sensory marketing. Can sound change how beer tastes? This episode originally aired on Household Name

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor

Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook.  

Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate

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Check out SONOS at sonos.com

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundmarks
Jul 15 2019
30 mins
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Rank #14: #36 | Hamilton

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Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking, smash hit, Hamilton, is a musical unlike any other. Get the story from people in the room where it happens of how sound helps tell the musical’s story eight times a week. We talk to Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton’s Tony-nominated sound designer, Benny Reiner, Grammy-winning Hamilton percussionist, Anna-Lee Craig, Hamilton on Broadway A2, and Broadway sound design legend Abe Jacob. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Mar 05 2018
31 mins
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Rank #15: #44 | THX Deep Note, Part 2

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Whether you're 6 years old, or 96 years old, one of the most memorable parts of going to the movies for the last three decades has been the THX "Deep Note" trailer. Unfortunately, they lost the original sound file. What happened? Also, what do sound designers & musicians think about it? Featuring Andy Moorer, creator of “The Deep Note” and global director of marketing for THX, Rob Cowles. The episode also features Musician, Producer and Professor Thomas Dolby, and Scott  Simonelli, the founder of Veritonic

20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Jun 25 2018
29 mins
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Rank #16: #45 | Misophonia

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The way our brains process sound affects the way we respond to sound. This episode is about why that happens in those who suffer from misophonia, the hatred of certain sounds. Featuring researcher Dr. Phillip Gander, psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu, and misophonics Meredith Rosol and Josh Furnas.  

Check out Defacto Sound, the studios that produced Twenty Thousand Hertz, hosted by Dallas Taylor

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Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Jul 09 2018
20 mins
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Rank #17: #68 | Sonic Illusions

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What we hear is incredibly personal and we all hear things differently. Sometimes our ears can even play tricks on us. Sonic illusions put a spotlight on the unique function of our hearing and how our backgrounds and biology affect how we process sound. Psychologist Dr. Diana Deutsch and neuroscientist Dana Boebinger explain why our hearing is a unique sense and why sonic illusions can fool us. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor

Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook.  

Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate

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Check out SONOS at sonos.com

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/sonicillusions
Jun 03 2019
24 mins
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Rank #18: #46 | Slot Machines

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What do you hear when you walk into a Casino? It can feel like chaos, but each sound is carefully curated to draw you in and make you stay. One collection of sounds are scientifically and artistically designed to keep the gambler, gambling. Slot machines. This episode features interviews with Willie Wilcox, Chief Sound Designer at Scientific Games in Las Vegas, Laura Taylor, composer and sound designer for a number of slot machines across the US, and Karen Collins, who has led extensive research into the sound and music behind these games. Is it addiction or entertainment? Maybe it's both. Pull the lever and listen for yourself. 

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

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Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Jul 23 2018
20 mins
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Rank #19: #24 | Watergate

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Watergate might be the most widely-referenced scandal in our nation’s history. The actual word itself has been appropriated in order to name many later scandals. But for a new generation of Americans, the word Watergate might not mean much. What was it? Who was involved and why was it important? Featuring Luke Nichter, author of The Nixon Tapes, and founder of NixonTapes.org

20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made out of the studios of Defacto Sound

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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
Sep 19 2017
27 mins
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Rank #20: #16 | The Wilhelm Scream

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When it comes to movie screams, what’s the first one you think of? Is it a scream that evokes a sense of fear, pain, or maybe even… humor? Perhaps you immediately think about a famous “Scream Queen” or a specific scene from a movie. But you may not realize that the most famous scream in Hollywood has a name—and it’s been used over and over and over in countless films, television shows, and commercials. What makes it so good? And how did it become a filmmaker favorite? Featuring Steve Lee, sound designer, film historian, and creator of the Hollywood Sound Museum

Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor

Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.org

Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.
May 30 2017
22 mins
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