What Does the Universe Sound Like?

Mike explains how pigeon-lovers Arno Penzius and Robert Wilson found…

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Active Listening, Eavesdropping, and Surveillance

Mike navigates the streets, subways, and pizza shops of NYC,…

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This Episode Has Subliminal Messages

On this installment of Reasonably Sound, Mike Rugnetta covers subliminal…

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Joe Hanson on Animals, Sound, and Semiotics

When an animal makes a sound, does that sound have…

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Shopworn Sound Effects

Mike takes you on a tour of the most often…

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The Printing Press and the Great Vowel Shift

What explains the difference between English and American accents? On…

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Auditory Illusions

Mike Rugnetta would like to talk to you about auditory…

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A440

A440 is neither steak sauce nor a tax form. Rather,…

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Taylor Swift’s White Noise

Taylor Swift accidentally released eight seconds of white noise to…

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Sound as a Weapon

Mike Rugnetta and Atlas Obscura's Dylan Thuras have a fascinating…

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