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George Drake

George Drake Jr. grew up in Chicago, but spent time in Indiana and London before returning to the Windy City. His passion for music and background in theater as a teenager made George a perfect fit in the world of radio. He co-host the show Everything Sounds.
Recent episodes featuring George Drake
58: TRAINS & Trains
Episode of
Everything Sounds
Steam trains have been around for hundreds of years and devoted people with a lot of passion, patience, and strong work ethic are keeping the culture alive at volunteer-run organizations across the world. The Monticello Railway Museum in Illinois, and the Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers in England are two organizations doing their parts to help the culture make it through to the next generation.
57: Um, Uh, Er
Episode of
Everything Sounds
When we stumble, misspeak, or fill our speech with um, er, and uh sounds, we are speaking with disfluencies. Michael Erard wrote a book on the subject called Um…: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean. Learn about what disfluencies are, their cultural perception, and why they may not be such a bad thing from Michael and Katie Gore of Speech IRL. Music in the episode was contributed by Podington Bear.
2014 Everything Sounds Audio Reel
Episode of
Everything Sounds
A listen back to some of the stories we featured in 2014. Music: Podington Bear - "Frosted Glass" Thank you for listening, sharing, enjoying and taking part. It's been an incredible year. All our best, @georgedrakejr and @CraigShank Episodes featured (in order):
56: Marvin The Greeter
Episode of
Everything Sounds
The sounds of a commute are the soundtrack to a morning. It could be car horns while stuck in traffic, the screeching of the train skidding along a curve, or in this case, a man named Marvin. Marvin goes to the same spot each morning. It doesn't matter what the weather's like or what day it is, he's there trying to make people's days better, by doing something that makes him feel better, too. He's a part of the soundtrack to people's commutes and he sees the commuters as his friends and family. Music in this episode by Podington Bear (
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19 hours, 7 minutes