Twenty Thousand Hertz+

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

Design
Arts
Music Commentary
51
Handbook for Sonic Happiness
Practical tips for making your world sound better so that you feel better.
42 min
52
MicroHertz: Twenty Thousand Tunes
The composer behind the music of this show.
16 min
53
Shock Horror (A)
Dun dun duuun!
27 min
54
MicroHertz: To the ISS!
20K visits the International Space Station
15 min
55
Sleight of Ear
Dallas reveals the tricks of the trade.
24 min
56
Breathe
A story from Dallas’ former life.
32 min
57
Relearning Boléro
Can we really trust our ears?
38 min
58
Ghosts in the (Hit) Machine
Inside the secretive world of ghostwriting and ghost producing.
27 min
59
Windows_Logon.wav
The death and rebirth of the Windows startup sound.
31 min
60
Ta-da! It’s Windows
Start me up.
26 min
61
Liquid Terror
The sound that haunts Hollywood.
24 min
62
Mind the Gap
Stand clear of the closing doors, please.
32 min
63
Hidden Hitmakers [Extended Cut]
Who writes the hits for the pop stars?
33 min
64
Happy Little Episode
How a soft-spoken, poofy-haired painter changed the world, one gentle word at a time.
41 min
65
Pirate Radio
How a group of scrappy radio pirates changed the course of music history.
33 min
66
Being Dallas Taylor
What’s in a name?
40 min
67
Sul Sul
The secrets of Simlish, the gibberish language of The Sims.
25 min
68
Aural Exam
The hosts of Underunderstood go head to head in our annual Mystery Sound game.
37 min
69
HBO 2.0
How HBO reconciled its analog past with its digital future.
25 min
70
It's Not TV. It's HBO.
How HBO crafted two of the most iconic pieces of sonic branding in history.
23 min
71
Zzzzzzzzzzzrr...
If you live with a snorer, it can be tricky to roll out of bed after a night of little sleep.
40 min
72
Creature Speakers
How do you voice over 200 monsters?
26 min
73
Video(less) Games
The ins and outs of gaming without sight.
24 min
74
Blind Sports
Keep your ears on the ball.
21 min
75
Listening to the Movies
Hearing is believing.
27 min