Elwood Edwards is an American voice over actor.
Pod Bless and welcome to another episode of Silent Giants! Our special guest this episode is Elwood Edwards the iconic voiceover actor who brought you AOL’s unforgettable phrase ‘You’ve Got Mail’. In this interview we get to learn about Elwood's upbringing in North Carolina, how he got into radio and news, and of course he explains the origin story of how he recorded the memorable phrase that birthed the internet ‘You’ve Got Mail’.Also, be sure to stay tuned to the end of the episode for a very special announcement!This episode was mixed by Joshua Coleman  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How a simple soundbite on America Online became one of the most recognizable sounds of the internet age, plus the creation of a whole new musical instrument. This episode features Elwood Edwards, the man behind the famous AOL “You’ve Got Mail” soundbite, and Bosco and Maya Kante, inventors of the ElectroSpit.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.If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.Check out and subscribe to Gastropod wherever you get your podcasts.Check out and subscribe to Just the Beginning wherever you get your podcasts.Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/youvegotmail Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Nov 6th, 1949
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56 minutes, 53 seconds
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