Episode from the podcastTwenty Thousand Hertz

The Deterrent Tone

Released Wednesday, 10th March 2021
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The Long-Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD, was developed for the military for long-range communication at sea. But this ear-splitting device has also been fired on protesters across America, resulting in lawsuits and permanent hearing loss. In this episode, we explore the history, science and effects of the so-called “sound cannon.” Featuring tech journalist Lynne Peskoe-Yang and activist Michele Lindor.

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I had never considered how sound could be used as a weapon or as a tool with abusive potential before listening to this - a lot to consider in this episode about who controls and regulates sound. Well presented and a surprising and important addition to the already amazing assortment of topics on the podcast. Nice job and thank you for creating this!
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