Odds and Sods

Presented by Shawn Klein

Airs The 4th Friday of the month at 17:30 UTC, repeated Saturday at 06:30 UTC and Monday at 16:30 UTC

A half-hour monthly show featuring interesting things and curiosities Shawn has found on the Internet, touching on a variety of subjects. Humanity’s first recordings of its own voice in the 1850s, the US government bouncing shortwave signals off the moon, an old world-war II era film about the use of radio during the war, auditory illusions, alternate musical scales, what noise does an ostrich make? And other unusual and rare sounds, These and much more are fair game on Odds and Sods.

Recent Shows

March 2017

Breaker 1 9, how ‘bout them Global Voice listeners, you got your ears on for this here Odds and Sods show? This month we be goin’ back to the 70s 10 4? 8-track tapes and cb radios come together when we hear part of a 1976 8-track called How to CB. Shawn will occasionally throw in his 2 cents worth. So put down the talker, turn up the squalker, and let’s listen to some over-the-top American CB slang, about half of which went out of style by the time Shawn got into cb in the mid 80s. The show will end with some hilarious CB humor. What happens when some hillbillies get hold of a cb radio, and know nothing about the lingo? Move on down to the Global Voice channel, tune in to Odds and Sods and find out.

February 2017

This month is the final part of a lecture given by David Giovannoni, one of the people who discovered and deciphered humanity’s first recordings of its own voice in 2007. We will hear him talk about the process of discovery, and he will play us examples of these first recordings by French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in the 1850’s and 1860.

January 2017

This month is part 1 of a lecture given by David Giovannoni, one of the people who discovered and deciphered humanity’s first recordings of its own voice in 2007. We will hear him talk about the process of discovery, and he will play us examples of these first recordings by French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in the 1850’s and 1860.


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