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Twenty Thousand Hertz

134 EpisodesProduced by Dallas TaylorWebsite

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

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Historically Speaking

Language is a uniquely human gift. We have shaped it to our individual and cultural needs, and it has shaped us in return. Professor Lera Boroditsky reveals how the sounds we make with our mouths influence what’s going on inside our brains. And podcaster Helen Zaltzmann shows us how important language can be to our identities, and what happens when those language identities are challenged.


Twenty Thousand Hertz is produced out of the studios of Defacto Sound, and hosted by Dallas Taylor

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