Twenty Thousand Hertz

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

Music
Society & Culture
Arts
26
Breathe Deep
Embracing imperfection.
41 min
27
The Spatial Race
Stereo killed the monaural star.
31 min
28
Found In Translation
Pardon my tartle.
19 min
29
Insurance Jingles... Why?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
34 min
30
Soundalikes
Hanks for listening.
27 min
31
Golden
Finding solitude in chaos.
31 min
32
Recalculating
Head South.
29 min
33
Endless Hertz
Stop, hey, what’s that sound?
50 min
34
Synth War II: Digital Doom
A new foe has appeared!
22 min
35
Synth War
Round one. Fight!
23 min
36
A Thousand Words
Do you see what I hear?
27 min
37
The Booj Strikes Back
How to turn your trailers up to 11.
24 min
38
1-900-20K-HRTZ
The rise and fall of 900 numbers.
34 min
39
Tokyo Rose
How a Japanese-American radio host became one of the most despised voices of World War II.
24 min
40
TikTalk
Meet the voices of TikTok.
28 min
41
Ted Lasso's Dark Forest
The winning sound design behind Ted Lasso.
30 min
42
Handbook for Sonic Happiness
Practical tips for making your world sound better so that you feel better.
42 min
43
Shock Horror (A)
Dun dun duuun!
27 min
44
Sleight of Ear
Dallas reveals the tricks of the trade.
24 min
45
Breathe
A story from Dallas’ former life.
32 min
46
Relearning Boléro
Can we really trust our ears?
38 min
47
Ghosts in the (Hit) Machine
Inside the secretive world of ghostwriting and ghost producing.
27 min
48
Windows_Logon.wav
The death and rebirth of the Windows startup sound.
31 min
49
Ta-da! It’s Windows
Start me up.
26 min
50
Liquid Terror
The sound that haunts Hollywood.
24 min