Radio Lab Master Class

Kevin Marks turned Suw and me onto the excellent WNYC programme/podcast Radio Lab. The programme deals with scientific, bordering on, philosophical issues such as Time, Morality or the biggest of big questions: Who am I? Or more precisely asking, “How does the brain make me?”

In this episode, actually an extra while they work on season 4, they talk about the craft of making the soundscapes that they create for the show. They begin by playing a clip from the Musical Language show of developmental psychologist Anne Fernald talking about how mothers talk to their babies. She said, “Sound is like touch at a distance.” Listen to them play with the sound. For journalists not working with sound, this is an inspirational master class. Listen and learn.

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