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Twenty Thousand Hertz

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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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1476 Ratings
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Well Polished and Fun

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This podcast teaches me something new every week!

Highly recommended

By slmcspad - May 09 2019
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Excellent quality, excellent content. My new favorite!

iTunes Ratings

1476 Ratings
Average Ratings
1340
80
25
10
21

Well Polished and Fun

By jcoleh7 - May 20 2019
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This podcast teaches me something new every week!

Highly recommended

By slmcspad - May 09 2019
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Excellent quality, excellent content. My new favorite!

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Twenty Thousand Hertz

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Rank #31 in Arts category

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

Rank #1: #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.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at Lightstream.com/20k.Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k.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 #2: #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.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Nov 29 2016
16 mins
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Rank #3: #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.Are you a Writer interested in writing for 20k? Apply at writer.20k.org.Check out Bose at bose.com.Subscribe to The Truth wherever you get your podcasts. Or go to the truthpodcast.com.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 #4: #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.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Dec 13 2016
14 mins
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Rank #5: #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.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Jun 27 2017
27 mins
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Rank #6: #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.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Oct 30 2017
27 mins
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Rank #7: #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.Follow the show on Twitter & Facebook. Our website is 20k.org.Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at Lightstream.com/20k.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 #8: #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.Check out wetransfer.com for all of your file sending needs!Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 trial month.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Jun 11 2018
27 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: #61 | Dining on Decibels

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Have you noticed how loud it gets in restaurants these days? Have you found yourselves shouting just to keep a conversation going? Architecture critic Kate Wagner explains how changing design trends have led to dining experiences that aren’t just antisocial, but are negatively impacting our health as well.  Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced at 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.Contribute your local restaurant noise to the SoundPrint app at soundprint.co Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 complete hair kit.Redeem your Harry’s trial set at harrys.com/20k.Check out Hi-Phi Nation at hiphination.org or wherever you get your podcasts.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/diningondecibels

Feb 25 2019
25 mins
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Rank #11: #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.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Dec 27 2016
18 mins
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Rank #12: #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.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Apr 30 2018
25 mins
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Rank #13: #60 | Do Not Disturb

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Alarm sounds have been around almost as long as humans themselves. But as our world has transformed, so have they. Today’s alarms are having an unexpected effect on our minds and bodies, and can even be putting our lives at risk when we’re at our most vulnerable. Dr Judy Edworthy and Yoko Sen talk to us about our alarming sound environment, and how it can be improved. 20K is hosted by Dallas Taylor and made 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 week's mystery sound.Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at Lightstream.com/20k.Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k.You can find HowSound at transom.org/topics/howsound or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out Moonshot at moonshot.audio or wherever you listen to podcasts.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/donotdisturb

Feb 11 2019
28 mins
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Rank #14: #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.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Jan 10 2017
18 mins
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Rank #15: #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.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Sep 19 2017
27 mins
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Rank #16: #21 | Sound Firsts

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What is the oldest recorded sound in history? For over 100 years researchers thought they knew until a mind-blowing discovery by historians found something new - and technological advances allowed it to be played back for the first time in history. What is the oldest recording of a musical performance, president, battlefield, television broadcast, cell phone call, and more? Featuring Patrick Feaster, co-founder of FirstSounds.org, three-time Grammy nominee, and Ph.D. in Musicology as well as Lynn Novick, award-winning filmmaker, and co-directing partner of Ken Burns.Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound and hosted by Dallas Taylor.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Aug 08 2017
30 mins
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Rank #17: #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.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

May 30 2017
22 mins
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Rank #18: #25 | Level Up

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Video games are a growing industry and every play-controlled experience is defined by its harmony of music, sound effects, and voice acting. In this episode, we reveal how these elements of a video game's soundscape are crafted and come together to tell an interactive story. The most sophisticated sound design in video games allows those without the ability to see a chance to engage with some of our greatest modern entertainment. Featuring Microsoft Sound Designer, Zachary Quarles, and ArenaNet Technical Sound Designer, Damian Kastbauer.Check out Defacto Sound, the studios that produced Twenty Thousand Hertz, hosted by Dallas Taylor.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Oct 03 2017
24 mins
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Rank #19: #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.Check out wetransfer.com for all of your file sending needs!Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 trial month.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Jul 09 2018
20 mins
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Rank #20: #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.Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k.Consider supporting the show at donate.20k.orgEpisode transcript, music, and credits can be found here.

Jun 25 2018
29 mins
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