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Twenty Thousand Hertz

An Arts, Society and Culture podcast featuring Dallas Taylor
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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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#73 I Stradivarius
Stradivarius violins are reputed to have an exquisite sound that cannot be replicated or explained. Why is that? And what, exactly, is a Stradivarius violin anyway? This episode features interviews with The Strad magazine’s managing editor, Christian Lloyd, and violin maker Joseph Curtin. 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. Can you tell the difference between a Stradivarius violin and a modern violin? Take the informal test here!  Our classical tracks came from Musopen. Check them out at musopen.org. Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k. Check out SONOS at sonos.com. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/stradivarius  
#72 | 808
The 808 is arguably the most iconic drum machine ever made. Even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve definitely heard it. It’s in dozens of hit songs -- from Usher to Marvin Gaye, Talking Heads to The Beastie Boys -- and its sounds have quietly cemented themselves in the cultural lexicon. In this episode, we try to understand how that happened and follow the unlikely path of the 808. Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Paul McCabe from Roland. 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. Consolidate your credit card debt today and get an additional interest rate discount at lightstream.com/20k. Go to forhims.com/20k for your $5 complete hair kit. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/808 
#71 | Soundmarks®
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. If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org. Try ZipRecruiter for free at ziprecruiter.com/20k. Check out SONOS at sonos.com. Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/soundmarks 

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Rafael reviewed this podcast on Sep 8th, 2018
"It gets better and better every time."
Brendan Hutchins reviewed this podcast on Jun 15th, 2017
"Sound design! What could be better?"
Brandon Hull reviewed this podcast on Aug 28th, 2018
"Super show. Really well-researched and written. "

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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 31st, 2016
Latest Episode
Aug 12th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
77
Avg. Episode Length
24 minutes
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