How a simple soundbite on America Online became one of the most recognizable sounds of the internet age, plus the creation of a whole new musical instrument. This episode features Elwood Edwards, the man behind the famous AOL “You’ve Got Mail” soundbite, and Bosco and Maya Kante, inventors of the ElectroSpit.
Become a monthly contributor at 20k.org/donate.
If you know what this week's mystery sound is, tell us at mystery.20k.org.
Check out and subscribe to Gastropod wherever you get your podcasts.
Check out and subscribe to Just the Beginning wherever you get your podcasts.
Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/youvegotmail
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Connect with listeners
Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fansYes, let's begin connecting
Find new listeners
Understand your audience
Engage your fanbase