Twenty Thousand Hertz

Dallas Taylor

+169 FANS
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.


29:37 | Oct 21st, 2019

Singing with others is a powerful form of expression. That's why the composer Eric Whitacre started the Virtual Choir; an experiment that connects singers from every corner of the globe. In this episo...Show More
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aliceko recommended:

I don't know where to start. This episode is the BEST example of the power of AUDIO. If there was an award for best podcast episode ever - I...Show More

32:57 | Mar 4th

From the sixties to the nineties parents worried messages hidden in rock albums would make their children do drugs and worship the devil. The truth could only be revealed if these records were played ...Show More
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The Satanic Panic: aka, "I don't like that loud music that talks about not blindly following authority and supporting the working class and ...Show More

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36:04 | Jan 22nd

John Cage was a respected composer when, in 1952, he created his “silent piece”, 4’33’’ - a piece that would have the music world scratching their heads. This episode asks whether 4’33’’ is really “si...Show More
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I really appreciate the message of 4'33": Be aware of your surroundings and soak them up.

31:12 | Mar 5th, 2018

Broadway’s award-winning, record-breaking, smash hit, Hamilton, is a musical unlike any other. Get the story from people in the room where it happens of how sound helps tell the musical’s story eight ...Show More
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epekilis recommended:

“I love the knowledge that an audience has no idea what we’ve done . . . because we’ve done our job quietly.” Such a great episode. It’s t...Show More

29:25 | Feb 19th

From See ‘n Say to Speak & Spell, and beyond, toys provide the soundtrack of our childhoods. Huge advancements in computer technology in recent decades mean that today’s toys can make a wider variety ...Show More
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mm recommended:

If you have young kids or have friends with young kids, this is a must listen! Sounds from toys are *way* too loud right now because of mark...Show More

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