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Light Dinner Conversation

Cover Image from GadoImages.

This week, it’s the sounds that surround holiday gatherings and rituals. Mike tackles several sonic phenomena and how they will function during your Turkey Day soiree. And how you can use their existence as fodder for conversations with your Uncle Alvin when you run out of weather to discuss.

You’ll learn about the acoustic arms race that is the Lombard Effect. How the TV people record the sparkling sounds of football. And what being cooperative has to do with our ability to have conversations at all.

Plus, Mike tries to pronounce weird technical terms.

From the whole Reasonably Sound team: Happy Thanksgiving!

MUSIC

  • Family is Family by Kacey Musgraves from Pageant Material
  • Family Day Red Room by Microkingdom from Spectacular Edges
  • Football Fight by Queen from the Flash Gordon Soundtrack

SOURCES

  • “Drivers to Pay Lowest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Since 2008” at AAA.com
  • “Turkey and Travel” on Nationwide.com
  • “Turkey Day Travel Statistics” on ProTrav.com
  • “Storytelling in Sports: How Mic’ing up Football Players Brings a Human Element to Sports Broadcasts” on Storybench.org

And a special thanks to these Reasonably Sound Patrons: Brandon Bennes, Hans Buetow, Xander C, Talia F E, Camilla Greer, Parker Higgins, Anthony Kirkpatrick, Joe Krushinsky, Tod Kurt, Ethan Rose, and Susan Rugnetta.

On The Road with Mike Rugnetta

It’s a Thanksgiving travelogue with Mike Rugnetta, who, like a bazillion other people, is on the road for the holiday.  Mike is interested in the in-transit audio we experience in our travels.  He provides a stream-of-consciousness monologue from the car, the airport, the jet, and the hotel room, along with the incidental noises that accompany them.

Show Notes!

Music: “Travelstar” by Adderall Canyonly

Link: The Vlogbrothers’ Thoughts from Places