Everything Sounds

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Everything Sounds is a podcast and short-form radio program exploring the role of sound in art, science, culture, and our everyday lives.

Everything Sounds is a podcast and short-form radio program exploring the role of sound in art, science, culture, and our everyday lives. Each program aims to highlight people, places, and ideas that expand our understanding of the power of sound. The program is independently produced and hosted by Craig Shank and George Drake Jr.


58 Pieces

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Somewhere in the midwest are two of the most unnatural sounding rooms in the world, which some say were used to test the hearing of rabbits.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2013
  • Length: 22:01
  • Purchases: 1
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There's a private number you can call where you're asked to tell a story that will be shared with the whole world.

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 21:10
  • Purchases: 1
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The Books were known for making use of sounds and audio samples that aren’t typically heard in music. The Books disbanded in 2012, but Nick Zammuto...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 29:19
  • Purchases: 1
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There's a theatre in San Francisco where they turn off the lights and turn up the volume. Join us as we explore Audium.

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  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 16:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Following his influential career in music and composition, Bernie Krause decided to leave music behind and devote his efforts to studying the sound...

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  • Added: May 09, 2013
  • Length: 23:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Tom Bills creates custom guitars in his basement shop near St. Louis. Hear the sounds of the guitar-making process as well as stories of his most f...

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  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 25:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Learn about lost films, the National Jukebox, IRENE, how big a petabyte is, and much more on a tour of the Library of Congress Packard Campus featu...

  • Added: May 23, 2013
  • Length: 28:10
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Indiana was a hotbed for KKK activity in the 1920's, but during that time Richmond was the home of a record label that helped pioneer the recording...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 20:09
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1997, three men created the 'most wanted' and 'most unwanted' songs from completed surveys. Technically, they should be the best and worst songs...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2013
  • Length: 18:45
Caption: A public domain image of the telharmonium in 1897
There's a man who's spent his whole life developing his own library of Electronic music examples.

Bought by Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
  • Length: 20:32
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Silent Age app icon
Sound effects and music define the games we play, but there's one where the sound and music aren't really supposed to be noticed.

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2013
  • Length: 17:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A humpback whale surfacing, Credit: Craig Shank
52 Hz is the name given to a mysterious whale that vocalizes at a different frequency than other whales. Some refer to him as "The World's Lonelies...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Hark!, KALW, New Hampshire Public Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 07:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Loog Guitars are children's guitars done differently.

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2013
  • Length: 14:21
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When does trash talk in online gaming cross a line?

  • Added: Jul 11, 2013
  • Length: 18:31
Caption: Pinball the Humpback whale, Credit: Craig Shank
52 Hz is the name given to a mysterious whale that vocalizes at a different frequency than other whales. Some refer to him as "The World's Lonelies...

Bought by WJCT


  • Added: Jul 18, 2013
  • Length: 15:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Dozens of musicians took part in the $100 Guitar Project, which sent an inexpensive, unbranded guitar on a journey around the U.S. and Europe.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2013
  • Length: 18:01
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Maybe pay phones really do encourage time travel.

Bought by XRAY.fm and WJCT


  • Added: Jul 31, 2013
  • Length: 13:54
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Photo by: Emile Klein
A guitar-shaped building in Bristol, TN gives a glimpse into the roots of country and bluegrass in the region.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2013
  • Length: 20:18
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Afrika Bambaataa's vinyl archive was on display for one month in New York City.

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 12:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Explore the sounds of the Museum of Modern Art's "Soundings" exhibit.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2013
  • Length: 12:19